When you’ve lived in the busy, beachy parking lot that is Southern California, a stroll through the land of southern hospitality is like going from one hug to another. You have breathing room, but you never feel far from home. That's why three ladies left the West Coast to return home to the South, settle in Tennessee and open The Cordelle.
Hardwood floors, brick walls, vaulted ceilings, and the right amount of furniture give the abode a stylish mix of classic and modern. The Cordelle’s staff can also supply bistro lights, heaters, patio sides, audio equipment, and a garden arbor to ensure your special day and unforgettable night looks and feels exactly the way you want.
The Cordelle beams, bops, and bewitches locals and out-of-towners alike; its appeal popping with as much country charm as it is city cool. Easily accessible and wildly inviting, the long, slim neighborhood cornerstone suits any function, from weddings and corporate events to art shows and concerts. The residence-turned-party-space can be spread out across, or broken up by, areas known as The Victorian, The Great hall, The Covered Patio, The Garden, and The Furnished Loft. Though the indoor and outdoor spaces celebrate the same overall style, each offers its own festive personality.
A treasured spot in Music City, The Cordelle celebrates love and life with the elegance of a grand hall and the comfort of a family get-together. It goes big, but it feels like home. Whether you’re after a smaller affair or a grandiose blast, few digs can as effortlessly adapt to cowboy boots and high heels. The Venue Report definitely wanted to know more about such a beloved space, equally adored as upscale and honky tonk, so we talked to the folks at Teale Photography, the team responsible for the wonderful shots of The Cordelle.
Interview + Photography By Teale Photography
What are some highlights of the the venue?
The venue is in downtown Nashville close to all the main attractions of the city.
It has the appearance of a modern style home and the interior is very clean and modern.
What made the venue a great backdrop and setting for photos?
I loved the bridal suite. Full of light and great decor.
Favorite existing design elements of the venue?
The landscaping and positioning of the venue keeps the city traffic hidden.
Past and present weave together on a tiny corner in downtown Nashville’s historic Rutledge Hill, where you’ll find (and fall in love with) The Cordelle’s unique event space—an enchanting 19th Century home, built strong with brick and renovated to welcome natural light like an old friend.
Photography: Teale Photography | Venue: The Cordelle Nashville, Tennessee | Event design: Bride + groom | Event planner: Leigh Barker |Florals: Rosemary and Finch Floral Design | Wedding dress: Bride | Seamstress: Maria at Romantic Creations Bridal Couture | Rings: bride + groom designed with Nashville based designer, Lindsay at Giador Fine Jewelry | Flower girl dress: Designed by bride + Sewed by Joan Wherley | Shoes: Anthropologie | Makeup: Makeup by Morgan Jae | Hair: Korie Bernard | Groom Suit: H&M & Banana Republic for shirt and ties | Videography: Trent Swartzentruber | Paper goods: designed by bride with the help of David Arnold & Brandee Rees | Catering: Whole Foods | Cake: Whole Foods | Rentals: Hendersonville Party Store | Officiant: Jeff Dollar | Ceremony music: Vocals and Keys – Jon McLaughlin, Vocals and Guitar – Chris McClarney, Cello – Cara Fox, Violin – Mandy David | Reception music: Jason Eskridge – vox, DeMarco Johnson – keys, DD Holt – drums, Mike Majett – bass, Richard Gallaher – fiddle
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Teale & Justin Gunter