Vendor Spotlight: Carnton Plantation
In the event industry, maintaing relationships with other vendors and planners can be very important. We are very lucky to have a great relationship with Leigh Bawcom, the Special Events Coordinator at Carnton Plantation. Carnton, a beautiful Antebellum style home built in 1826 by Mayor Randell McGavock, is located just a few miles from historic downtown Franklin. Abi and I had the pleasure of taking a stroll through the plantation with Leigh and learned the history behind the plantation. Knowing the history and all the love that was put into making this home, made me understand why Carnton is a perfect place for a wedding or event.
Did you know that during the civil war Carnton witnessed the brutal Battle of Franklin, which took the lives of thousands. The McGavock’s opened their home to the wounded and buried the deceased. The noble old house still stands today, reminding us all what true southern hospitality means.
Carnton, now run by the Battle of Franklin Trust, is a true Tennessee treasure and will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin next year. Soooo, in preparation for a big year we wanted to shine the spotlight on one of our favorite venues and some of their truly memorable events.
You can have your ceremony under the old Osage Orange tree and have your reception on Garden Lawn or at the Flemming Center. Guest can enjoy a quick cocktail on the Greek revival porch while the wedding party takes pictures on the property.
Next time you find yourself in Franklin make sure you stop by and visit the plantation!