The Cordelle is a late-1800s Victorian home with both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces in the heart of Nashville. The space is a blank canvas that doesn’t need much filling in — if any — to be stunning; making it easy to decorate no matter how you want to transform it.
Touring venues is time consuming, so I thought I would share my thoughts + photos to hopefully convince you it’s worth seeing in real life! As a photographer, this venue is a dream. The elevated loft makes for some amazing vantage angles, and the huge windows and white walls create beautiful, reflective light everywhere in the space. You’d be hard-pressed to get a bad shot there, which is a win for everyone.
Location: 45 Lindsley Ave Nashville, TN 37210 (read: very close to downtown without Broadway traffic!)
Tours: By Appointment Only
Capacity: 400 max (Inside + Outside)
Indoor + Outdoor Space
The Dynamic Space
Because the interior space is open, visually divided by a low ceiling (The Victorian) under the loft and a high ceiling at the back of the house (The Great Hall), it’s so easy to flip the room, divide the room, or move guests into a different space for your ceremony and reception. Between the two main “sections” of the downstairs of the house, the porch, and the garden, you can design your day in so many different ways.
The grand staircase leading up to the loft is wide and elegant; it makes for a perfect entrance down into the Great Hall.
The 1,000-square-foot covered patio is such a great part of the space; for most weddings, you can comfortably fit guests out there as well as a bar, tables, and other spaces like your cake or gift tables as well. The porch also can be heated and enclosed in colder months, so no season is off-limits for this space!
The upstairs at the Cordelle is beautiful. It’s so spacious and the decor is awesome and so cozy. It works as a perfect bridal site with couches and mirrors for days, and it photographs wonderfully to make for awesome getting-ready pictures. There’s no secondary space for the groom and groomsmen, though, so keep that in mind when making wedding day arrangements!
The Cordelle is a great choice for anyone looking for a really accessible space: it’s close to the interstate, has tons of parking both on the street and in close-by lots (valet is also an option!). The space is wheelchair accessible, and the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible as well.
The exterior of the home itself is a gray-painted brick that pulls a modern spin on the historic home. The garden is lush and private, perfect for an outdoor ceremony, a tented reception, or portraits.
The Cordelle is truly downtown Nashville, in one of the last remaining single-family Nashville homes from the 1800s. The family of the home made “cure-all-ointments” and the home made it through a fire. The restored renovation maintains original aspects of the home that highlight its history. The woodwork, fireplace, plaster walls, and staircase all keep the historic feel alive. If you’re looking for an authentic Nashville space, The Cordelle ticks all the boxes.
Are you a Cordelle bride looking for a photographer to capture everything you love about the space? I would love to work with you! You can reach me directly here.