Welcome to Covey Rise

About Us

Built in the mid-1980s, Covey Rise, in Mt. Juliet has retained its majestic historic charm through a major renovation. Set on 116 countryside acres, the colonial-style mansion is enclosed by immaculate grounds and elegant landscaping. Covey Rise is truly a place for celebrating, and is ideal for couples looking for a classic ,vintage style venue for their wedding ceremony and/or reception. 

 

Facilities and Capacity 

The three-story 15,000 square foot custom-built mansion boasts a bridal suite, a groom’s suite, parent suite, vendor suite, reception hall, catering prep room, large kitchen, dining room, two sun rooms and four bathrooms. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. 


Main Floor 

As you walk through the front double doors of the mansion, you are overcome by the sparkle of a large Swarovski crystal chandelier centered in the foyer above the staircase. The main floor is open space, ideal for cocktail hour or an intimate rehearsal dinner. The dining room, also adorned with a Swarovski chandelier is the perfect spot for the cake cutting. The sunroom provides for a great bar set up and/or beverage station, and is surrounded by windows overlooking the pool. There are a few other rooms throughout the main floor that can be used for a multiple of things such as your gift table, registration table, photo booth, etc. 

The bridal suite and groom’s suite sit on opposite ends of the floor (perfect for those couples who do not wish to see one another before the ceremony). The spacious bridal suite features a gas fireplace, custom-made floor length mirror, a vanity station, claw-foot porcelain tub, walk-in shower, private toilet room, and beautiful stained glass adorned with images of doves. The groom’s suite (just as spacious as the bridal suite) provides the groomsmen with their very own bachelor pad to hang out in, watch some football, play pool, and warm up by the fire.   


Top Floor 

At the top of the staircase, you’ll find the parent’s suite. It features a full bath and access to front balcony. The vendor suite is also located on this floor, it provides a space for vendors to get ready and keep their belongings. In addition, there is another full bathroom, perfect for family and or members of the bridal party who will be there throughout the entire day. 


Bottom Floor 

The reception hall is located on the bottom floor. The reception hall can comfortably accommodate up 175-200 guests (once you factor in tables and chairs). For larger parties, an option is to split the guests between the reception hall and the space outdoors (patio area beside the pool). The reception hall also serves as a great back up ceremony spot in the event of inclement weather. The sunroom is perfect for your food set up (buffet and/or food stations).  The catering prep room, also located on the bottom floor, provides a private space for caterers to prep (behind the scenes) and is accessible through the garage (allows for easy flow with set up and tear down). There is also a utility sink and restroom for their use. 


Outdoor Space 

In addition to Covey Rise’s indoor event spaces, couples can also choose from outdoor event spaces, such as a 400-square-foot covered gazebo, 4,000-square-foot pool area, and 7,200-square-foot area for tent space. Imagine yourself saying your vows in front of the huge maple tree with the pond and fountain in the background as the sun sets behind you. Or between the rows of Bradford Pears. Several options from which to choose. 

 

Services 

We offer all-inclusive packages. Our packages include venue, wedding planning/coordination, catering, rentals, DJ, wedding cake and a floral/décor allowance. 

 

We do allow couples the option to rent the venue space only. We have a list of reputable preferred vendors, such as caterers, event planners/coordinators, florists, table & chair rental companies, bakeries, photographers, videographers etc. from which to choose. If you wish to use a vendor not on the list (all outside vendors must meet certain requirements and criteria), they are required to be approved by Covey Rise no less than 45 days prior to your event date. 


Location 

Covey Rise is approximately 17 miles from downtown Nashville and only 10 miles away from Nashville International Airport. Very close to Providence shopping, restaurants and hotels. 

All -Inclusive packages

The Venue

Includes ten (10) hours of exclusive event use of the property, use of outdoor grounds and mansion for photos, various location options for ceremony/cocktail/reception, use of bridal suite & groom’s room. Up to four hours of security (cocktail hour and reception) and cleaning fee.

Wedding Planning and Coordination

Pre Wedding Day

  • Three (3) Client / Planner Meetings. 
  • Unlimited Phone/ Email communication 
  • Access to online planning portal. 
  • Receive a general planning checklist. 
  • Production of a detailed Wedding Day Itinerary. 
  • Recommendations for all vendors needed for wedding day 
  • Review vendor contracts. 
  • Detailed timeline will be created and sent to all vendors for review. 
  • Confirmation of all wedding vendors. 
  • Etiquette advisement, as requested. 
  • Assistance with wording of all stationary. 
  • Review of current budget and help make any necessary changes, adjustments or cost cutting suggestions. 
  • Event Design, theme and décor assistance. 
  • Food and Beverage Assistance. 
  • Confirm arrangements; check delivery date, arrival times, quantities of rentals, etc. with all of your vendors. 
  • Budget Management (tracking of all payments and due dates). 
  • Budget Construction and Analysis. 
  • Full event design, theme and concept development. We will ensure your wedding design has a cohesive feeling from beginning to end. This includes, but is not limited to, invitations, floral design and décor, menus, programs, lighting, favors, table design, linens, specialty rentals, save the dates, etc. 
  • Negotiate special rates for hotel room blocks for out of town guests. 
  • Assistance in arranging all transportation needs.

Wedding Day

  • Arrive early to venue to make sure everything is ready for Bride and Groom's arrival 
  • Coordinate ceremony rehearsal (1 hour). 
  • Collect/Coordinate final payments for specific vendors. 
  • Collect wedding day items such as marriage license, guest signing item, cake knife, toasting flutes, favors, candles, programs, place cards, etc.
  • Manage the flow and timing of the ceremony and reception. 
  • Act as liaison between wedding party, family members and vendors. 
  • Use of extensive Bridal Emergency Kit. We’ll be ready and available to solve any unexpected situations or emergencies

Ceremony

  • Distribute bouquets and pin flowers on attendants and family members. 
  • Direct photographer, videographer, musicians, rentals, florist, etc. where to set up. 
  • Oversee set- up of the ceremony to make sure all commitments are fulfilled. 
  • Distribute final payments and gratuities needed. 
  • Set up all ceremony décor not handled by a specific vendor (i.e., guest signing items, unity candles, programs, pictures, etc.). 
  • Direct Ushers with programs and seating distribution (optional). 
  • Line up and cue wedding party & musicians for ceremony. 
  • Give marriage license to officiant.

Reception

  • Set up all the reception details not handled by a specific vendor (i.e., favors, menus, candles, cake knife, toasting flutes, escort tables, place cards, gifts, table design, etc.).
  • Manage vendor set-up of reception and makes sure all commitments are fulfilled. 
  • Line up and cue Bride, Groom and wedding party for Grand Entrance. 
  • Assist band or DJ in cueing important events (i.e., grand entrance, parents dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. 
  • Cue Bride & Groom for all important events. 
  • Maintain & coordinate timeline for all events during reception. 
  • Stay in communication with banquet staff to ensure things are going smoothly. 
  • Collect wedding day items and give to designated person when reception ends. 
  • Make sure clean up procedures are followed by vendors


Catering

Classic dinner buffet to include salad, single entrée, 2 sides, bread and tea &  water  (Entrée and sides to be chosen from list provided…custom menu options available for additional fee). Prepared and served by our preferred caterer.

Rentals

  • Ceremony chairs
  • Reception chairs, tables and linens, 
  • Place settings (to include dinner and dessert plates, silverware, beverage glasses and napkins) 
  • Set-up and take-down.

DJ

  • Ceremony Music w/ additional system and lapel mic for officiant
  • Reception: DJ  for up to four (4) hours


Cake

All cakes handmade from scratch, all cakes are four (4) layers of cake and three (3) layers of buttercream (cake flavors: vanilla, almond, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chip, lemon, red velvet, spice, carrot cake and coconut) (buttercream flavors: vanilla, almond, chocolate, strawberry, cookies & cream, peanut butter, raspberry, hazelnut and salted caramel)

Floral/Decor Allowance

Floral/ Décor allowance can be used for Ceremony set up, personal flowers, centerpieces, candles, draping and other décor items. Because every couple is different your design will be customized based on your personal style and needs.

All-Inclusive packages (2018 Pricing)


Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE COST TO RENT THE VENUE ONLY?


2018 Rates: 

Monday-Thursday $3,000

Friday- $3,850 

Saturday- $4,500

Sunday- $3,850 


WHAT DOES YOUR "VENUE RENTAL ONLY" RATE INCLUDE?

The venue rental rate includes ten (10) hours of exclusive event use of the property, use of outdoor grounds and mansion for photos, various location options for ceremony/cocktail/reception, use of bridal suite & groom’s room, one wedding/reception planning meeting (must be scheduled to take place during the week, Monday thru Thursday, during normal business hours), unlimited phone calls and emails for planning purposes, cleaning fee and security fee. (security for up to 4 hours and 150 guests, additional time and/or guests will result in an additional fee).


A "DAY-OF" COORDINATOR IS REQUIRED.


All events must end by 11:00 p.m.


CATERING

Although we have a list of approved caterers, you are welcome to bring your own. If you chose to use another caterer (not on our list), approval must be given by Covey Rise (at least forty-five (45) days prior to your event) and the following criteria must be met: The caterer must 1) have a current business license, 2) have a current health inspection, 3) and have insurance naming Covey Rise as additional insured party with minimum coverage of $1,000,000.00. Copies of these forms must be submitted to Licensor at least forty-five (45) days prior to the event date. Caterers must agree to and sign the catering guidelines.


HOW DO I BOOK A DATE FOR MY EVENT?

In order to reserve a date,  we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total of all fees. This payment serves to hold the venue for the specified date of event or wedding and is payable at the time of the contract signing. Any date discussed between you and Covey Rise is not reserved until the deposit has been paid. The remaining agreed upon venue rental fees will be due forty-five(45) days prior to the date of the event or wedding.


WHEN ARE MY PAYMENTS DUE?

Event payment is made in two installments. The first installment is due at the contract meeting, the final installment is due forty-five (45) days prior to the event. Accounts must be paid in full 45 days prior to the event. 


WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTED TYPES OF PAYMENT?

We accept CASH and/or CHECK payments only.


ARE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED AT COVEY RISE?

Alcoholic beverages may be brought in and served, but must be served by an ABC licensed and insured Bartender. It is the responsibility of the Licensee to keep all guests under control and to cease service to any guest who appears to have had too much to drink. Under no circumstances are persons under the age of twenty-one (21) to be served alcoholic beverages. Covey Rise assumes no liability for the action of individuals as a result of permission to serve alcoholic beverages. The sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. No cash bars are allowed. 


SECURITY

Security is required at all events. Security must be present beginning at the start of the cocktail hour/reception and stay until thirty (30) minutes after the reception has ended. Your venue rental fee includes up to 4 hours of security for up to 150 guests. Additional guests and/or time will result in an additional fee of $40 per officer, per hour.


EVENT LIABILITY INSURANCE

Licensee will be required to maintain a policy of public liability and property damage insurance (event liability insurance) in the amount of not less than $1,000,000.00 for events held on Covey Rise property. The policy must name Covey Rise as an additional insured.


Other vendors, including but not limited to, photographers, planners/coordinators, decorators, DJ's, photo booths, rental companies, valet parking services, tent companies, musicians, and rental equipment companies must provide Covey Rise with a copy of a current certificate of insurance with general comprehensive liability limits not less than $1,000,000.00. The policy must name Covey Rise as an additional insured.


All certificates of insurance (for Client and vendors) must be received forty-five (45) days prior to the event date.



SMOKING

Covey Rise is a smoke- and tobacco-free facility. Vendors, staff and guests must follow the smoking policy. No smoking or other use of tobacco products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco) is permitted in any part of the building, porch, deck, pool, and/or gazebo areas. Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking area (picnic table by the tree). When smoking or otherwise using tobacco or similar products outside in the designated area, do not leave cigarette butts or other traces of litter or tobacco use on the ground or anywhere else. Dispose of any litter properly in the receptacles provided for that purpose. 


SET UP AND CLEAN UP

Set up must occur during the day of your event. We cannot accommodate early set up. It will be the responsibility of Licensee to set up all decorations or other equipment and to return the event space to its original condition at the conclusion of the event. 


The Licensee must agree to remove all items belonging to them at the conclusion of the event (including outside decorations). 


Covey Rise is not responsible for any items remaining after the event that belong to the licensee or the licensee’s guests. 


The licensee and/or caterer agree to leave facility and grounds “Broom Clean” or in the condition in which they were found when the doors were opened for set-up. Rentals (tables and chairs, etc.) must be taken down and removed at the conclusion of the event. All decorations, food and drink container products and all trash must be collected in plastic bags ad staged in the designated area. 


For all events serving food, the Client and/or Caterer shall collect all trash generated from the event on the night of the event and place it in designated area. All food trash must be removed from the premises at the conclusion of the event by the caterer. Caterers must leave all food preparation and serving areas neat and clean. This includes, but is not limited to the kitchen and all other surfaces used which have food or spillages, including all floors. 


Licensee will reimburse Covey Rise at cost for the labor, supplies, and/or equipment needed or expended should Covey Rise find it necessary, in their sole opinion, to do further cleaning, removals or repairs to return the area to its original condition.


CANCELLATION

All cancellations must be made in writing. The client is responsible for verifying that Covey Rise has received their cancellation letter.


In the unlikely event of a cancellation of a special event or wedding: 


If written cancellation/notice is received ninety (90) days prior to the event date then all payments made to date are non-refundable.


If written cancellation/notice is received less than ninety (90) days prior to the event date then all payments made to date are non-refundable and the remaining balance is due immediately.


DATE CHANGES

In the event the Client is forced to change the date of the event, (on a one-time only basis)  every effort will be made to try to accommodate the new date. The Client agrees that in the event of a date change any expenses including but not limited to deposits and fees that are non-refundable and non-transferable are the responsibility of the Client. Date changes must be requested six (6) months prior to your event date (change requests that occur afterwards cannot not be accommodated).  


REHEARSAL

The rehearsal must take place the day of your event. We do not allow rehearsals the day/night before the event unless you decide to rent the venue (per the current pricing). Most couples will rehearse the morning of the event (which typically works out great because the entire wedding party can be present). OR they will rehearse prior to the event date at an off-site location.  


ARE OUTSIDE VENDORS ALLOWED?

We have a list of reputable preferred vendors, such as caterers, event planners/coordinators, florists, table & chair rental companies, bakeries, photographers, videographers etc. from which to choose. If you wish to use a vendor not on the list (all outside vendors must meet certain requirements and criteria), they are required to be approved by Covey Rise no less than 45 days prior to your event date. We do not allow substitution of vendors as they relate to our all-inclusive packages.

Contact Us

Covey Rise

430 S Rutland Rd, Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122, United States

(615)-636-2451

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