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The Red House

The Red House

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(615) 435-3503

138 3rd Ave­. N, Franklin, TN, 37064

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A wedding and event venue serving Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Thompsons Station, Brentwood, Nashville, and other middle Tennessee cities.

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The Red House

615-435-3503

138 Third Avenue North, Franklin, Tn 37064

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The eclectic & modern interior of this 140 year old home is sure to spark the creativity in your team. So ditch the boring hotel room and head on over to The Red Room for the most memorable and productive meeting in your career!

The eclectic & modern interior of this 140 year old home is sure to spark the creativity in your team. So ditch the boring hotel room and head on over to The Red Room for the most memorable and productive meeting in your career!

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Look no further. The Red House is the perfect place for your to throw your Christmas or New Year's Eve function! From amazing rooms to great party planning, The Red House is the place to be!

Look no further. The Red House is the perfect place for your to throw your Christmas or New Year's Eve function! From amazing rooms to great party planning, The Red House is the place to be!

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Loved having our wedding at The Red House. Bethe was great to work with, and the venue itself is classy and elegant and requires minimal decoration. All of our guests loved it, and I loved having a choice of being inside or outside. - Brandi S.

Loved having our wedding at The Red House. Bethe was great to work with, and the venue itself is classy and elegant and requires minimal decoration. All of our guests loved it, and I loved having a choice of being inside or outside. - Brandi S.

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Creative Wedding Cakes

We are lucky enough to host a variety of wonderful events each week at Our Red House. From birthday parties, to baby showers and company socials, we get to see people on some of their happiest occasions. Nothing could be better than hearing the rooms of Our Red House ringing with music and laughter as people come together to celebrate important events in their life.

However, weddings will always have a special place here. We aren’t quite sure if it’s something about the history of the house itself or the rock-n-roll atmosphere, but we are continually impressed by the creativity of the brides and grooms that choose us. One of the places we witness this creativity is in the wide variety of wedding cakes we see. We might be biased, but we think Our Red House brides choose some of the most unique and delicious cakes possible.

Here are just a few examples of the wedding cakes we’ve seen this year:

All About The Details

Let’s be honest- wedding cakes are gorgeous already with their multiple tiers and elegance. However, it’s the details that can take a wedding cake from ordinary to custom. Details like delicate white flowers wrapping around the whole thing, or soft flower petals gathered at the bottom. These details are how Our Red House brides have shown their creativity in traditional cakes by highlighting personal preferences in color and enhanced details.

Non Traditional

Yes, Our Red House holds plenty of gorgeous, traditional weddings. Then again, we are also happy to see the less traditional side of weddings too. For example, the three tiers and flowers are about the only traditional part of these remarkable cakes. There is no doubt that these brides and grooms tailored their wedding cakes to suit their personalities and we love it!

The new traditional

Another thing we love about these wedding cakes is seeing how things change over time. In recent years, we’ve seen several brides opt for cupcakes rather than wedding cakes. It can also be every bit as elegant and customized as a traditional cake too. Add an extra special top tier with a customized cake-topper and you now have a wedding cake everyone is sure to remember!

These are but a few of the amazing wedding cakes that have passed through our doors this year. Each month we get a little excited to see just what kind of cake we will get to see next!


ABOUT THE HILL FAMILY

Long before Ed and Laura Hill purchased The Red House, they were entertainers. Ed (a highly acclaimed songwriter) and Laura (an event producer and singer) have a deep love of music, family, and their community, and The Red House provided a way to unite their passions.

The Red House was built in 1874 by Robert Bradley for his daughter and her husband, W. E. & Ann Winstead. Over the past 140 years, the home has been a residence, counseling center and most recently, a recording studio. It is located just one block from the square in historic downtown Franklin.

When the Hills purchased The Red House, they knew they wanted to capture some of the spirit of the rock clubs and the historically rooted venues that they’ve passed through over the years. The Hills saw a need for a smaller venue that was both classy and fun. Their goal was not only to provide an artistic hub for this area, but also an appealing venue for people to come together.

They brought this vision to life with preserving the 140-year-old Franklin landmark treasure and adorning the massive interior walls with authentic rock and roll memorabilia. The Red House has hosted celebrities such as John Mayer and Keith Urban, as well as numerous brides, songwriters, graduates and special birthday guests. Ed frequently has songwriting sessions at The Red House, and he has even penned a Grammy nominated song while on the front porch of the house. Laura regularly hosts showcases at The Red House for extremely talented teenage musicians that attend her summer music camp, The JAM.

“The Red House is a part of our family,” says Laura. “It’s who we are and what we love. It lives and breathes music and good vibes and the fact that we are able to provide a home of love and happy memories just feels so right!”

The Hills have three children — Savanna, Gracen and Beaux — and hope The Red House stays in their family for generations.

ABOUT FRANKLIN, TN

Fourteen miles and 100 years from Nashville, Franklin, Tennessee is an oasis of Southern hospitality housed in a 16-block National Register district of antique shops, gift and book stores, art galleries, boutiques, lovingly restored homes and more. Franklin boasts an award-winning Main Street, brick sidewalks, a stunning collection of Victorian buildings and a host of “Best of” accolades, such as

- 2010 Most Romantic Main Street – National Trust for Historic Preservation

- 2012 Best Places to Live, 52th – Money Magazine

- 2009 Best Neighborhood-American Planning Association

- Money Magazine’s Top 10 Places to Retire

- Great American Main Street Award

- Number One Small Town in Tennessee

- One of Five Best Places in America to Antique Shop

Franklin is a wonderful place for a destination event with a vibrant music scene, frequent city festivals, convenient boutique as well as national chain shopping, and an abundance of hotels. Franklin is located on I-65, and is only 30 minutes from Nashville International Airport. With one visit, you will see why many celebrities of film, rock and country music call Franklin, Tennessee home. To learn more about visiting Franklin, visit the Williamson County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Site .

Click here to read a recent National Article about Franklin, Tennessee in the New York Times .


Weddings:

The Red House is a unique yet affordable venue that is perfect for your big day! The trendy décor of this 140 year old home is accented with rock and roll memorabilia that gives your event a chic style with southern charm. Definitely Historic on the outside and Modern on the inside, The Red House will make a lasting impression on your guests. We are located just 1 block from the square in downtown Historic Franklin.

BOOK THE RED HOUSE FOR…

- Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony

- Wedding Receptions

- Rehearsal Dinners

- Wedding Showers

- Destination Weddings

FEATURES:

- competitive pricing

- tables, chairs and basic linens included

- accommodates up to 150 people inside with a cocktail-style set up

- accomodates 100 people inside with dinner style seating

- outdoor ceremonies with indoor/outdoor receptions for 150

- event can flow outdoors with use of grounds & porches

- large area available for addition of tent

- flexible catering options for all budgets

- historic home with modern decor

- basic event coordinator services included

- may purchase event management package, if needed

- one hour rehearsal time, if needed

PRICING:

Prices range from $1,950 to $4,500* for most Friday – Sunday options. Weekdays start at $1,250. The Red House prices provide you with the most affordable and flexible options to exactly suit your needs. Prices include tax, tables, chairs, basic linens, event insurance, and basic planning. Ask about our off-season special pricing. (*Holiday rates higher)

PRIVATE SHOWING:

Contact us today to schedule a private showing and see for yourself how The Red House can make your event truly one of a kind.


Corporate:

Tired of those dreary hotel banquet rooms? Think outside the box, and book The Red House for your next corporate event! The eclectic & modern interior of this 140 year old home is sure to spark the creativity in your team. From conferences to investor relations meetings to corporate parties, the Red House is perfectly suited for all of your offsite events.

BOOK THE RED HOUSE FOR…

- Corporate Meetings

- Client Events

- Corporate Parties

- Team Building Sessions

- Holiday Events

FEATURES:

- Meeting rates start at $550 (holiday rates higher)

- Tables, chairs and basic linens are included in the rental fee

- Accommodates small groups with use of existing furnishings

- Accommodates up to 150 people inside with a cocktail-style set up

- Accommodates 100 people seated inside with dinner-style seating

- Event can flow outdoors with use of grounds & porches

- 2500 sq. feet of rentable interior space

- Ample parking facilities

- Large flat-screen television with DVD player

- P.A system and microphones

- Many catering options available

- Restaurants within walking distance

- Large area available for tent or pavilion

- Basic services of event coordinator

- May purchase event management package, if needed

- Beautifully landscaped garden for photo shoots

- Convenient to I-65 in downtown Franklin

- Hip, contemporary furnishings and rock-n-roll memorabilia

- Handicapped Accessible

PRICING:

Prices start at $550*, but customized options are also available, so please contact us to discuss your needs. Ask about our off-season special pricing. (*Holiday rates higher)

PRIVATE SHOWING:

Contact us today to schedule a private showing and see for yourself how The Red House can make your event truly one of a kind.


Special Events:

The Red House is THE place in Franklin to hold your special event. From CD release parties to special birthdays to fundraisers, we can accomodate all of your needs. The Southern style yet trendy vibe of the Red House creates a unique atmosphere that adds ambiance to any gathering. If you want to make it memorable, hold your next special event at the Red House!

BOOK THE RED HOUSE FOR…

- Special Birthdays

- Anniversary Celebrations

- Graduation Parties

- Holiday Parties

- Fundraisers

- Luncheons

FEATURES:

- Historic home built in 1874

- Tables, chairs and basic linens are included in the rental fee

- Accommodates up to 150 people inside with cocktail-style set up

- Accommodates 100 people for dinner-style seating

- Event can flow outdoors with use of grounds & porches

- Ample parking facilities

- Large, covered sandstone front porch

- Large covered side porch

- Optional space for a large tented pavilion

- Beautifully landscaped garden for photo shoots

- P.A system & microphones

- Large flat-screen television with DVD player

- Many catering options available

- Basic services of an event coordinator

- May purchase event management package, if needed

- Hip, contemporary furnishings and rock-n-roll memorabilia

- Handicapped Accessible

PRICING:

Prices start at $950*, but customized options are also available, so please contact us to discuss your needs. Ask about our off-season special pricing. (*Holiday rates higher)

PRIVATE SHOWING:

Contact us today to schedule a private showing and see for yourself how The Red House can make your event truly one of a kind.


FAQ’S:

Please contact us if you do not see your answer here or have more questions!

- What rooms are available? How big are they?The rentable portion of The Red House is 2,500 square feet with a large covered front porch and a covered side porch. There is a main room of 600 square feet that opens to a 300 square foot room via a connecting fireplace. Other rooms are The Red Room (300 square feet), the Bridal Room/Green Room (220 square feet), a galley kitchen, and a prep kitchen. With 14’ ceilings and the rooms flowing from one to another, the house has a very large, open feeling. We do not rent out rooms separately, so you will be able to use the full house and grounds exclusively for your event.

- How many bathrooms are there?

We have two single bathrooms (one is handicapped accessible) for your guests.

- Is The Red House handicapped accessible?

Yes. We have a ramp and one handicap accessible bathroom.

- Is The Red House convenient to hotels and the interstate?

Yes. We are only 3 miles from I-65, and 3-4 miles from a number of hotels. We have preferred pricing at some local hotels.

- How many hours are included in the rental fee?

For weddings, receptions and large events, The Red House is rented in five to ten hour blocks between 10:00 am and 11:00 pm Sunday – Thursday or 10:00 am to midnight Friday and Saturday. We also have shorter, less expensive rental options in the morning and early afternoon for showers, bridal luncheons and corporate meetings. Additional hours may be purchased.

- Is overtime use allowed? What is the charge?

Yes. You can pay $200 for every hour you wish to add to your event.

- How late can I use The Red House?

The Red House closes at 11:00 pm Sunday – Thursday and at midnight on Friday and Saturday. The Red House must be returned to its original condition (all items removed and clean up completed) by closing time or 1 hour after your event ends, whichever is earlier. Your event must end one hour prior to closing time.

- What is included in the rental fee?

- Exclusive use of The Red House and grounds

- Event Insurance (to cover you and your guests)

- Nearby Parking

- Sales Tax

- Tables, chairs, and basic linens

- Use of our bridal room/green room, if needed

- On-site basic management on the day of your event by our Event Coordinator

- Cleaning fee

- What does The Red House require for me to secure the date I want for my event?

Your event will be officially booked when we receive 50% of the rental fee, a $750 security deposit and a signed contract.

- Does The Red House charge any additional cleaning or administrative fees?

No – your rental fee will cover all this.

- Are there days of the week or times of the day when the rental fee is discounted?

Our prices do vary by day of the week and time of day. Sundays, Friday evenings and Saturday mornings are less expensive weekend options. For smaller events, The Red House can be rented for shorter time periods. Events scheduled within 30 days from contract signing date have special pricing options. Ask about Winter rates in January, February and March.

- Does The Red House offer event planning services?

We have an Event Coordinator on staff that will help you or your planner with event flow on the day of your event. In the planning stages, she will develop a specialized Red House layout with you and answer your questions as you coordinate the logistics of the event. We do offer full Event Planning services for an additional charge. Please inquire.

- Does The Red House provide tables, chairs, and linens?

We provide tables, chairs and basic linens as part of our rental fee. For a small fee, we can assist you with obtaining any specialty rentals that you may need for your event.

- Is furniture included with the rental of The Red House?

The Red House has several occasional chairs and tables that are included in the rental fee providing seating for about 25 people. It is there for your use on the day of your event and can be rearranged to suit your needs.

- Are there any restrictions on what decorations I can use?

The Red House does not allow any tape, tacks, glue or staples. We also do not allow confetti. We must approve sparklers and use of votive candles in advance.

- Can I bring in my own caterer, or is there an exclusive caterer at The Red House?

The Red House recommends a variety of caterers within all price ranges in order for you to find the just the right caterer for your event. These caterers have been selected because they provide the utmost in customer satisfaction in their food quality, taste, presentation and dependability. Our caterers will work with Red House clients to create the perfect menu within your desired budget. They will provide tastings and menu consultations at no charge. We will consider other caterers upon request.

- Is there a kitchen my caterer can use?

We have prep kitchen for catering use. No on-site cooking is allowed on the premises.

- Does The Red House provide alcohol? What about a bartender? Are there corkage fees?

You may supply your own alcohol at The Red House. We require that you hire a licensed bartender to serve the alcohol. We can recommend a bartender, or the caterer can make those arrangements for you. Bringing in your own alcohol can potentially save you thousands of dollars. We do not charge a corkage fee.

- Who is responsible for setup and teardown/clean up?

The Red House will set up tables, chairs and linens on the day of your event. You are responsible for set up of any decorations you may have or for hiring outside vendors to handle this (e.g. florist). All of your decorations and belongings, as well as those provided by outside vendors, must be removed when your event is over and cannot be left overnight. The Red House will remove rented items and generally, the caterer is responsible for bussing and trash removal.

- Are there restrictions on music that is played or the length of time that it can be played?

The sky is the limit for your entertainment options. The Red House is a great place for a DJ, jazz trio, guitarist or full band, and we have many recommendations for all of these options. Music must end by 10:00 PM on weeknights and 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. We have an impressive sound system that is perfect for your special iPod playlist.

- Is there room for a dance floor?

Yes, depending on the number of guests and layout. This is something we will go over with you when we work on your layout.

- Can I bring my own music on an iPod or CDs? Are there speakers I can use?

Yes, we have a high quality sound system throughout The Red House that you can use at no additional cost. If you are on a tight budget, this is a great way to save money.

- Can I use The Red House for a ceremony and a reception?

Yes. Most ceremonies take place on the front lawn, and the reception follows using the entire house and grounds. We can have indoor ceremonies for a smaller number of guests in the winter months and then reset the room for your reception.

- In the event of inclement weather, is there an alternate location for my outdoor ceremony?

Yes, we can move the ceremony indoors for a limited number of guests. Your event can also be tented.


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