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McConnell House

Franklin , TN
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LOCATION

108 Bridge Street
Franklin, TN US 37064 (map)

PHONE

615-595-6070

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

McConnell House is located at the Historic Franklin Jailhouse built in 1905. Brick walls, hardwood floors, long windows, and fireplaces create the perfect background for your event.... Read more
McConnell House is located at the Historic Franklin Jailhouse built in 1905. Brick walls, hardwood floors, long windows, and fireplaces create the perfect background for your event. McConnell House is a great location to host your reception or reherasl dinner. Renting McConnell House includes use of the space, Basic Linens, Glassware, Silverware, Basic Bone China, Standard Venue Set-up, Venue Coordinator, Private Parking, Chairs & Tables.

Catering for events at McConnell House is provided by Red Pony Catering. Our chefs and Special Events Coordinator will work closely with you to ensure the menu and presentation is perfect for your special day. Our food is prepared fresh and with the highest quality ingredients. In addition to onsite catering we offer numerous bar packages.

We look forward to providing you a venue and cuisine that combines southern elegance with a modern edge.

www.McConnellHouse.com

615-595-6070

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1905
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1905
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Renee
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything about our son's rehearsal dinner was magical. Kari and Sharon made planning the dinner a cinch. The staff anticipated our every need. Ben, the head waiter, was perfection! The food was divine!
Everything about our son's rehearsal dinner was magical. Kari and Sharon made planning the dinner a cinch. The staff Read more...
Everything about our son's rehearsal dinner was magical. Kari and Sharon made planning the dinner a cinch. The staff anticipated our every need. Ben, the head waiter, was perfection! The food was divine! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Megan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
McConnell House turned out to be our dream wedding venue. This venue provides such a unique and elegant touch. The building is so gorgeous that you save money on decor because it's already so beautiful on it's own. he two main things I have heard after the wedding is, "Who catered your wedding? The food was the best food I have ever had!" and "How did you discover that venue because it was so beautiful!" Kari was so amazing and kept me calm and was so helpful with any questions I had through the process. She was always responsive even texting me when I had a question after-hours. The bridal party got ready in the loft upstairs and Kari made sure we had everything we needed to make it fun and comfortable. Even providing cute mason jars for our mimosas. I'm so happy with our beautiful wedding and so grateful for the staff at McConnell House for all that they did for us. Kari and Chef Carl were amazing! Thank you all so much. I would recommend this venue to anyone! I wish I relive the day because it was so special. Thank you, thank you.
McConnell House turned out to be our dream wedding venue. This venue provides such a unique and elegant touch. The Read more...
McConnell House turned out to be our dream wedding venue. This venue provides such a unique and elegant touch. The building is so gorgeous that you save money on decor because it's already so beautiful on it's own. he two main things I have heard after the wedding is, "Who catered your wedding? The food was the best food I have ever had!" and "How did you discover that venue because it was so beautiful!" Kari was so amazing and kept me calm and was so helpful with any questions I had through the process. She was always responsive even texting me when I had a question after-hours. The bridal party got ready in the loft upstairs and Kari made sure we had everything we needed to make it fun and comfortable. Even providing cute mason jars for our mimosas. I'm so happy with our beautiful wedding and so grateful for the staff at McConnell House for all that they did for us. Kari and Chef Carl were amazing! Thank you all so much. I would recommend this venue to anyone! I wish I relive the day because it was so special. Thank you, thank you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend McConnell House for a Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding Reception venue!! The food was amazing and Kari could not have been more helpful in the planning process. Because we were from another state and were not familiar with the Franklin area, having an experienced and responsive crew was crucial, and I have only kudos for the entire McConnell House experience. Kari provided charts for tables, answered my voluminous emails rapidly and completely, arranged for rentals when I wanted specific additions, provided a very specific contract, and executed all the details beautifully. The whole staff was pleasant and professional and went above and beyond. For example, they figured out a way to string wire and hang a big picture of our bride and groom over a mantle and spent over an hour rolling napkins with some special decorative items that I brought. Chef was also very helpful at the tasting and receptive to our requests and we received many compliments on the food. Oh, and the venue itself with exposed brick and bars and beautiful wood is stunning.

Many thanks for a lovely experience!!
I would highly recommend McConnell House for a Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding Reception venue!! The food was amazing and Kari Read more...
I would highly recommend McConnell House for a Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding Reception venue!! The food was amazing and Kari could not have been more helpful in the planning process. Because we were from another state and were not familiar with the Franklin area, having an experienced and responsive crew was crucial, and I have only kudos for the entire McConnell House experience. Kari provided charts for tables, answered my voluminous emails rapidly and completely, arranged for rentals when I wanted specific additions, provided a very specific contract, and executed all the details beautifully. The whole staff was pleasant and professional and went above and beyond. For example, they figured out a way to string wire and hang a big picture of our bride and groom over a mantle and spent over an hour rolling napkins with some special decorative items that I brought. Chef was also very helpful at the tasting and receptive to our requests and we received many compliments on the food. Oh, and the venue itself with exposed brick and bars and beautiful wood is stunning.

Many thanks for a lovely experience!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Loye
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Kari and her staff were more than accomodating and delivered as promised in every aspect for our daughter's wedding!
Kari and her staff were more than accomodating and delivered as promised in every aspect for our daughter's wedding!
Kari and her staff were more than accomodating and delivered as promised in every aspect for our daughter's wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful this venue is for events. Both during the wedding and now weeks after, we've received the same complement, "That was the best wedding I've ever been to." Along with, "How did you find that venue?" The McConnell House itself is gorgeous, which really helped save on decorations for our wedding. The space is laid out great as well. With various levels and rooms, you can really specialize your wedding and give your guests ample space to mingle. What really sets this place apart from the rest of the wedding venues in the area is the excellent staff and food. Kari was absolutely amazing. She was responsive to every phone call and email and was really attentive to us during the wedding day. She went above and beyond what needed to be done in every way. I can honestly say that our ceremony and reception was completely stress-free and it is almost entirely because of her. The food is on par with anything you would find in a fine dining restaurant. It was some of the best food I've ever had...not wedding food...food in general. Chef Carl was awesome and worked with us to come up with the perfect menu to satisfy our foodie wants and our family's tastes as well. We really could not be happier with our experience with the McConnell House. If we ever need a place for any other large event, it will be here.
I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful this venue is for events. Both during the wedding and now weeks after, we've Read more...
I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful this venue is for events. Both during the wedding and now weeks after, we've received the same complement, "That was the best wedding I've ever been to." Along with, "How did you find that venue?" The McConnell House itself is gorgeous, which really helped save on decorations for our wedding. The space is laid out great as well. With various levels and rooms, you can really specialize your wedding and give your guests ample space to mingle. What really sets this place apart from the rest of the wedding venues in the area is the excellent staff and food. Kari was absolutely amazing. She was responsive to every phone call and email and was really attentive to us during the wedding day. She went above and beyond what needed to be done in every way. I can honestly say that our ceremony and reception was completely stress-free and it is almost entirely because of her. The food is on par with anything you would find in a fine dining restaurant. It was some of the best food I've ever had...not wedding food...food in general. Chef Carl was awesome and worked with us to come up with the perfect menu to satisfy our foodie wants and our family's tastes as well. We really could not be happier with our experience with the McConnell House. If we ever need a place for any other large event, it will be here. Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Kari, Sharon, and Carl at the McConnell House all helped to make our event a success. They were professional and gave us creative ideas on food, set up, and ambiance for the event. Everyone was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend them for any type of event whether it be a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or corporate outing.
Kari, Sharon, and Carl at the McConnell House all helped to make our event a success. They were professional and gave us Read more...
Kari, Sharon, and Carl at the McConnell House all helped to make our event a success. They were professional and gave us creative ideas on food, set up, and ambiance for the event. Everyone was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend them for any type of event whether it be a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or corporate outing. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with McConnell House from the day we started planning our wedding with them to the day of the wedding. Sharon helped us put together an amazing menu, and Keri was a huge help when we were trying to figure out the details of our ceremony. They were both quick to respond to my emails, and so, so wonderful to work with.

The food from Red Pony was outstanding, and they were even able to make us a gluten free coconut cake that was seriously amazing. Our guests absolutely loved the venue, and we couldn't be any happier with the way everything turned out.

If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a single thing!
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with McConnell House from the day we started planning our wedding with them to Read more...
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with McConnell House from the day we started planning our wedding with them to the day of the wedding. Sharon helped us put together an amazing menu, and Keri was a huge help when we were trying to figure out the details of our ceremony. They were both quick to respond to my emails, and so, so wonderful to work with.

The food from Red Pony was outstanding, and they were even able to make us a gluten free coconut cake that was seriously amazing. Our guests absolutely loved the venue, and we couldn't be any happier with the way everything turned out.

If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a single thing! Read less
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Vikki
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at The McConnell house worked as a team throughout the process of planning the wedding. On the big day, they were professional yet blending in with the wedding guest. Wonderful, magical evening!
The entire staff at The McConnell house worked as a team throughout the process of planning the wedding. On the big day, Read more...
The entire staff at The McConnell house worked as a team throughout the process of planning the wedding. On the big day, they were professional yet blending in with the wedding guest. Wonderful, magical evening! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with McConnell House for our wedding day. Sharon and Kari are so professional, helpful and fun to work with. They always responded quickly to emails or calls and went above and beyond to make our reception perfect. The event space is beautiful and different from any of the other venues we looked at, as well as having some of the most reasonable pricing in town. My reception was even better than I had envisioned and everyone is still raving about the amazing food and delicious cookie bar! I would highly recommend McConnell House for any event, I know the staff will exceed your expectations!
I absolutely LOVED working with McConnell House for our wedding day. Sharon and Kari are so professional, helpful and fun Read more...
I absolutely LOVED working with McConnell House for our wedding day. Sharon and Kari are so professional, helpful and fun to work with. They always responded quickly to emails or calls and went above and beyond to make our reception perfect. The event space is beautiful and different from any of the other venues we looked at, as well as having some of the most reasonable pricing in town. My reception was even better than I had envisioned and everyone is still raving about the amazing food and delicious cookie bar! I would highly recommend McConnell House for any event, I know the staff will exceed your expectations! Read less
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Apryl
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was absolutely perfect! We revived so many compliments on the venue...truly one of a kind. This venue was the total package, atmosphere, unique, great location, beautiful, decorating needed was minimal, flat screens in multiple rooms for slide shows, great room for a band and a dance floor, FANTASTIC food by Red Pony, reasonable alcohol rates, and outdoor deck out back (which my family loved), and lots more!

Kari, the event coordinator, and the staff there were laid back and so easy to work with. They were most responsive the whole way through and helped us tailor things to our style and taste. Thanks so much!

The food was Incredible!!!! The chef worked with us at the tasting to create a variety of options that were not on the venue menu already and that were exactly our style. The chef created a flat bread station for us, that was to die for! We had a Southern station, a chip and dip station and a passed appetizer. Everyone couldn't stop complimenting the food and how deliciouse it was! Thanks for being so willing and excited about creating customized food options for me and my picky husband!
The venue was absolutely perfect! We revived so many compliments on the venue...truly one of a kind. This venue was the Read more...
The venue was absolutely perfect! We revived so many compliments on the venue...truly one of a kind. This venue was the total package, atmosphere, unique, great location, beautiful, decorating needed was minimal, flat screens in multiple rooms for slide shows, great room for a band and a dance floor, FANTASTIC food by Red Pony, reasonable alcohol rates, and outdoor deck out back (which my family loved), and lots more!

Kari, the event coordinator, and the staff there were laid back and so easy to work with. They were most responsive the whole way through and helped us tailor things to our style and taste. Thanks so much!

The food was Incredible!!!! The chef worked with us at the tasting to create a variety of options that were not on the venue menu already and that were exactly our style. The chef created a flat bread station for us, that was to die for! We had a Southern station, a chip and dip station and a passed appetizer. Everyone couldn't stop complimenting the food and how deliciouse it was! Thanks for being so willing and excited about creating customized food options for me and my picky husband! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved the McConnell House. We had our Wedding Reception there and it was perfect. The staff was so helpful and responsive during the planning process. The food was absolutely wonderful, our guests told us over and over how good the food was and how much they enjoyed the venue.
Absolutely loved the McConnell House. We had our Wedding Reception there and it was perfect. The staff was so helpful and Read more...
Absolutely loved the McConnell House. We had our Wedding Reception there and it was perfect. The staff was so helpful and responsive during the planning process. The food was absolutely wonderful, our guests told us over and over how good the food was and how much they enjoyed the venue. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
The McConnell House provided a beautiful venue for my wedding ceremony and reception. Other than the history and beauty of it, there were two great things about it- One, that it was very budget friendly and two, that the catering, tables, chairs, utensils, etc, were all included. The coordinator of the venue was also very helpful to make my big day just right. I loved the venue and they made my and my new husband's big day better than I had imagined.
The McConnell House provided a beautiful venue for my wedding ceremony and reception. Other than the history and beauty of Read more...
The McConnell House provided a beautiful venue for my wedding ceremony and reception. Other than the history and beauty of it, there were two great things about it- One, that it was very budget friendly and two, that the catering, tables, chairs, utensils, etc, were all included. The coordinator of the venue was also very helpful to make my big day just right. I loved the venue and they made my and my new husband's big day better than I had imagined. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anna
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The McConnell House was the perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. Kari Mauk was extremely helpful in all the planning. Every time that I had a question, she had an answer. She was very flexible with catering to our needs and the whole process was extremely smooth. They recommended the DJ that we used (DJ Josh), who we loved, and my florist (Belles Fleurs) who went above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. One of the best parts about having our wedding at the McConnell House was that the rentals were included. That made everything so much easier on the planning process. Guests who came to our wedding are still telling us that it was the most intimate wedding they have ever been to. We had our ceremony at the top of the staircase as our family and close friends stood around us, which made it very intimate and we loved that. We also had the reception at the McConnell house. I sent my idea of where I wanted the tables and how many chairs at each table, etc. (since I had a seating chart) around a week before the wedding and they had it set up exactly how we wanted it. The flow of everything was great. We had a signature white sangria cocktail which was SO good. And the food, oh the food. We had a traditional family-style Italian meal and the food was AMAZING. My husband and I went to Italy together in college and so we thought this would be perfect for us. We are very picky about Italian food but it was some of the best we have had in the states! The servers catered to our guests and took very good care making sure everyone was happy. We are so pleased with how everything turned out with our wedding and we owe most of that to The McConnell House. Thank you guys!
The McConnell House was the perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. Kari Mauk was extremely helpful in all the Read more...
The McConnell House was the perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. Kari Mauk was extremely helpful in all the planning. Every time that I had a question, she had an answer. She was very flexible with catering to our needs and the whole process was extremely smooth. They recommended the DJ that we used (DJ Josh), who we loved, and my florist (Belles Fleurs) who went above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. One of the best parts about having our wedding at the McConnell House was that the rentals were included. That made everything so much easier on the planning process. Guests who came to our wedding are still telling us that it was the most intimate wedding they have ever been to. We had our ceremony at the top of the staircase as our family and close friends stood around us, which made it very intimate and we loved that. We also had the reception at the McConnell house. I sent my idea of where I wanted the tables and how many chairs at each table, etc. (since I had a seating chart) around a week before the wedding and they had it set up exactly how we wanted it. The flow of everything was great. We had a signature white sangria cocktail which was SO good. And the food, oh the food. We had a traditional family-style Italian meal and the food was AMAZING. My husband and I went to Italy together in college and so we thought this would be perfect for us. We are very picky about Italian food but it was some of the best we have had in the states! The servers catered to our guests and took very good care making sure everyone was happy. We are so pleased with how everything turned out with our wedding and we owe most of that to The McConnell House. Thank you guys! Read less
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Shana
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue and so accommodating!!
Beautiful venue and so accommodating!!
Beautiful venue and so accommodating!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The McConnell House has a unique and warm atmosphere. The interior is brick as well as the exterior. The spaces are separated into small and large groupings at different levels allowing visibility of your group and smaller groups can gather and talk even in a large crowd.

The staff was accomodating and helpful as we planned before the event and as questions arose during the time before our event. They listened to us about the atmosphere we wanted to create for our Rehearsal Dinner and came up with ways we could attain that.

They were flexible with their menu plans and put together a delicious, plentiful dinner that all enjoyed. The staff prepared food ahead of time for us to taste as we narrowed down our choices. Their expertise with the food made it difficult to pick our favorites, but we arrived at a great menu for a family style meal.

The staff was extremely helpful and professional the night of our dinner. They were there to attend to our needs and friendly as they served us. They were attentive to detail and helped with the decorating as we set up. The experience they have with events gave me a relaxed feel and the evening of our dinner, I was at ease.

Kari Mauk was especially helpful and attentive. She provided us with a tour, answered all my emails and phone calls in a timely manner and made me feel she was as excited about our event as I was.

I highly recomomend the McConnell House and Red Pony Catering to anyone that needs to host an event near Nashville.
The McConnell House has a unique and warm atmosphere. The interior is brick as well as the exterior. The spaces are Read more...
The McConnell House has a unique and warm atmosphere. The interior is brick as well as the exterior. The spaces are separated into small and large groupings at different levels allowing visibility of your group and smaller groups can gather and talk even in a large crowd.

The staff was accomodating and helpful as we planned before the event and as questions arose during the time before our event. They listened to us about the atmosphere we wanted to create for our Rehearsal Dinner and came up with ways we could attain that.

They were flexible with their menu plans and put together a delicious, plentiful dinner that all enjoyed. The staff prepared food ahead of time for us to taste as we narrowed down our choices. Their expertise with the food made it difficult to pick our favorites, but we arrived at a great menu for a family style meal.

The staff was extremely helpful and professional the night of our dinner. They were there to attend to our needs and friendly as they served us. They were attentive to detail and helped with the decorating as we set up. The experience they have with events gave me a relaxed feel and the evening of our dinner, I was at ease.

Kari Mauk was especially helpful and attentive. She provided us with a tour, answered all my emails and phone calls in a timely manner and made me feel she was as excited about our event as I was.

I highly recomomend the McConnell House and Red Pony Catering to anyone that needs to host an event near Nashville. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jenifer
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
They were awesome! From office staff to servers I loved everything about this venue!!!!
They were awesome! From office staff to servers I loved everything about this venue!!!!
They were awesome! From office staff to servers I loved everything about this venue!!!! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
11/15/2012
5.0/5.0
McConnel house made planning a wedding easier and more stress free! They had beautiful decorations and ideas for my wedding.
McConnel house made planning a wedding easier and more stress free! They had beautiful decorations and ideas for my Read more...
McConnel house made planning a wedding easier and more stress free! They had beautiful decorations and ideas for my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Dress & Attire, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Sandra
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
A wonderful event, thanks to the staff at The McConnell House.
A wonderful event, thanks to the staff at The McConnell House.
A wonderful event, thanks to the staff at The McConnell House. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
From the first moment I contacted Jill at The McConnell House, I was impressed with the level of service. I never once worried that my vision of a perfect wedding and reception would come to life. The character and ambiance of the building, coupled with the friendliness of the staff, sets The McConnell House apart as a premier venue in our community.

We also used Chef Carl and the catering crew from The Red Pony. He was able to create magnificent dishes that were raved about for weeks to come. We had guests from 2 to 82 and everyone left full and happy!

Probably the best compliment I could give you all came from my nine year old daughter who said, "Mom, I want my wedding to be here when I get married!" Thank you all so much!
From the first moment I contacted Jill at The McConnell House, I was impressed with the level of service. I never once Read more...
From the first moment I contacted Jill at The McConnell House, I was impressed with the level of service. I never once worried that my vision of a perfect wedding and reception would come to life. The character and ambiance of the building, coupled with the friendliness of the staff, sets The McConnell House apart as a premier venue in our community.

We also used Chef Carl and the catering crew from The Red Pony. He was able to create magnificent dishes that were raved about for weeks to come. We had guests from 2 to 82 and everyone left full and happy!

Probably the best compliment I could give you all came from my nine year old daughter who said, "Mom, I want my wedding to be here when I get married!" Thank you all so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Mary
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The folks at McConnell House were wonderful to work with from the very beginning. They had time for us whenever we had questions and were great about staying on top of details and timing as we planned the event. We did not have a wedding planner, but I felt very comfortable that things would go smoothly (and they did!) because Destinee was so on top of everything. The party was beautiful, the food was delicious, the cakes (wedding cake and groom's cake) were fantastic (thank you Nicole!), and our guests had a wonderful time. The house itself is has plenty of space and even with a seated dinner of 125, there was still room to move around. Destinee was also really great about letting me move tables around so that I could seat certain guests together! Thank you all for a very memorable party!
The folks at McConnell House were wonderful to work with from the very beginning. They had time for us whenever we had Read more...
The folks at McConnell House were wonderful to work with from the very beginning. They had time for us whenever we had questions and were great about staying on top of details and timing as we planned the event. We did not have a wedding planner, but I felt very comfortable that things would go smoothly (and they did!) because Destinee was so on top of everything. The party was beautiful, the food was delicious, the cakes (wedding cake and groom's cake) were fantastic (thank you Nicole!), and our guests had a wonderful time. The house itself is has plenty of space and even with a seated dinner of 125, there was still room to move around. Destinee was also really great about letting me move tables around so that I could seat certain guests together! Thank you all for a very memorable party! Read less
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sharon
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I wish for all brides the experience I had. It was a beautiful Southern wedding and this venue provided elegance and history. We couldn't have been more pleased.
I wish for all brides the experience I had. It was a beautiful Southern wedding and this venue provided elegance and Read more...
I wish for all brides the experience I had. It was a beautiful Southern wedding and this venue provided elegance and history. We couldn't have been more pleased. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Megan
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I recommend McConnell House and it's staff to everyone I talk to about Franklin and our wedding. Without the staff and amazing catering, my wedding not have been as wonderful as it was. My husband, family, and I are so grateful to McConnell House for the professionalism, helpfulness, and courtesy they showed us.
I recommend McConnell House and it's staff to everyone I talk to about Franklin and our wedding. Without the staff and Read more...
I recommend McConnell House and it's staff to everyone I talk to about Franklin and our wedding. Without the staff and amazing catering, my wedding not have been as wonderful as it was. My husband, family, and I are so grateful to McConnell House for the professionalism, helpfulness, and courtesy they showed us. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The McConnell House is an old historic building (was a jail in the 1800s) and has been converted into an event space. Exposed brick, chandeliers... awesome. Jill the event coordinator was amazing and made our wedding the best ever. We were told all night this was the best wedding they've ever been to. I highly recommend. Food is amazing too.
The McConnell House is an old historic building (was a jail in the 1800s) and has been converted into an event space. Read more...
The McConnell House is an old historic building (was a jail in the 1800s) and has been converted into an event space. Exposed brick, chandeliers... awesome. Jill the event coordinator was amazing and made our wedding the best ever. We were told all night this was the best wedding they've ever been to. I highly recommend. Food is amazing too. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.9/5.0
Kari was helpful, efficient and planned our son's rehearsal dinner. beautifully. The food was exceptional and the bar flowed smoothly. We had approximately 100 people. I live in Tunica, Mississippi, and she took care of everything with ease!
Kari was helpful, efficient and planned our son's rehearsal dinner. beautifully. The food was exceptional and the bar Read more...
Kari was helpful, efficient and planned our son's rehearsal dinner. beautifully. The food was exceptional and the bar flowed smoothly. We had approximately 100 people. I live in Tunica, Mississippi, and she took care of everything with ease! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.8/5.0
It was extremely important to me that we worked with people who were passionate about service and their customers! The entire staff at McConnell House did NOT disappoint.

The process of booking, planning, tasting, and celebrating was actually FUN and EASY. Communication is key and Kari was always quick to respond, happy to complete our requests, and great at suggesting things that we hadn't thought of!

On the actual day of our wedding, everything was executed PERFECTLY. They took the minimal decor we provided and brought the place to life! Fresh peaches were a major part of our "theme" and while I provided a little bit of direction (and crates, etc.) for them to be placed, McConnell House really went above and beyond...everywhere I turned, there were peaches perfectly placed. Our guests couldn't get enough! Our guests also loved the non-traditional layout of the venue that allowed for a more social atmosphere (though they did get a little confused about seating since we didn't have chairs/tables for everyone).

As far as flexibility goes, there are only two reasons I gave them four stars:
1) Though they can accommodate up to 200, they cannot seat that many. You end up with a more social reception, which was what we wanted.

2) GREAT reception venue, but they can only host ceremonies for around 100. We held our ceremony at King's Chapel in Arrington, which complimented the space well.

We considered other, less expensive venues that would have required renting chairs, linens, etc. With McConnell House, we didn't have any of those extra expenses to worry about. And setup and tear down included in the price? Saves your family and friends from working their tails off so they can enjoy your special day with you!

In the end, we would have stretched our budget even farther to go with McConnell House because they were so great to work with!

And Red Pony catering? Can't be beat!!
It was extremely important to me that we worked with people who were passionate about service and their customers! The Read more...
It was extremely important to me that we worked with people who were passionate about service and their customers! The entire staff at McConnell House did NOT disappoint.

The process of booking, planning, tasting, and celebrating was actually FUN and EASY. Communication is key and Kari was always quick to respond, happy to complete our requests, and great at suggesting things that we hadn't thought of!

On the actual day of our wedding, everything was executed PERFECTLY. They took the minimal decor we provided and brought the place to life! Fresh peaches were a major part of our "theme" and while I provided a little bit of direction (and crates, etc.) for them to be placed, McConnell House really went above and beyond...everywhere I turned, there were peaches perfectly placed. Our guests couldn't get enough! Our guests also loved the non-traditional layout of the venue that allowed for a more social atmosphere (though they did get a little confused about seating since we didn't have chairs/tables for everyone).

As far as flexibility goes, there are only two reasons I gave them four stars:
1) Though they can accommodate up to 200, they cannot seat that many. You end up with a more social reception, which was what we wanted.

2) GREAT reception venue, but they can only host ceremonies for around 100. We held our ceremony at King's Chapel in Arrington, which complimented the space well.

We considered other, less expensive venues that would have required renting chairs, linens, etc. With McConnell House, we didn't have any of those extra expenses to worry about. And setup and tear down included in the price? Saves your family and friends from working their tails off so they can enjoy your special day with you!

In the end, we would have stretched our budget even farther to go with McConnell House because they were so great to work with!

And Red Pony catering? Can't be beat!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ginger
Wedding:
10/21/2012
4.8/5.0
Venue is beyond beautiful and requires little added embellishment. Price was remarkably affordable for wedding venues. Staff was a pleasure to deal with and handled all requests quickly and professionally and followed instructions well.
Venue is beyond beautiful and requires little added embellishment. Price was remarkably affordable for wedding venues. Read more...
Venue is beyond beautiful and requires little added embellishment. Price was remarkably affordable for wedding venues. Staff was a pleasure to deal with and handled all requests quickly and professionally and followed instructions well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We held our rehearsal dinner here, and also used Red Pony for our wedding. All of the people on their team were great to work with. We had several emails back and forth, and McConnell house was always accomodating to every request. We loved working with the whole team: Jill, Destinee, and Chef Carl. The food was great! The bartenders we great, and very entertaining. I would recommend the McConnell house for any event! We loved it!
We held our rehearsal dinner here, and also used Red Pony for our wedding. All of the people on their team were great to Read more...
We held our rehearsal dinner here, and also used Red Pony for our wedding. All of the people on their team were great to work with. We had several emails back and forth, and McConnell house was always accomodating to every request. We loved working with the whole team: Jill, Destinee, and Chef Carl. The food was great! The bartenders we great, and very entertaining. I would recommend the McConnell house for any event! We loved it! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.7/5.0
Choosing McConnell House for our reception was possibly the best decision of our wedding planning! As overwhelming as planning a wedding can be, finding a place that could put so many pieces into one was so appealing to us...of course, that was second to the amazing character of the venue! McConnell House comes with great service, FABULOUS in-house catering by Red Pony, tables, linens, etc. and the character of the venue leaves the need for decorating to a minimum. The price may seem high but when you start comparing, you'll see that what you get for the price is competitive as well as worth the less hassle of dealing with extra vendors. The McConnell House staff were willing to meet as much as necessary and were always open to accommodating requests while also providing great guidance as to what had worked best in their experience. If you are looking for a truly unique venue with memorable food and less work in the planning process, McConnell House is your place!
Choosing McConnell House for our reception was possibly the best decision of our wedding planning! As overwhelming as Read more...
Choosing McConnell House for our reception was possibly the best decision of our wedding planning! As overwhelming as planning a wedding can be, finding a place that could put so many pieces into one was so appealing to us...of course, that was second to the amazing character of the venue! McConnell House comes with great service, FABULOUS in-house catering by Red Pony, tables, linens, etc. and the character of the venue leaves the need for decorating to a minimum. The price may seem high but when you start comparing, you'll see that what you get for the price is competitive as well as worth the less hassle of dealing with extra vendors. The McConnell House staff were willing to meet as much as necessary and were always open to accommodating requests while also providing great guidance as to what had worked best in their experience. If you are looking for a truly unique venue with memorable food and less work in the planning process, McConnell House is your place! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.4/5.0
McConnell House provides a unique and intimate venue space in the heart of downtown Franklin. The atmosphere and great service sets it a part from anything of it's kind. The food was amazing and I'm still receiving compliments from my guests on the overall experience!
McConnell House provides a unique and intimate venue space in the heart of downtown Franklin. The atmosphere and great Read more...
McConnell House provides a unique and intimate venue space in the heart of downtown Franklin. The atmosphere and great service sets it a part from anything of it's kind. The food was amazing and I'm still receiving compliments from my guests on the overall experience! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Some of the best food I have ever eaten and certainly the best wedding food I have ever had. Amazing! And everyone was raving about it!
Some of the best food I have ever eaten and certainly the best wedding food I have ever had. Amazing! And everyone was Read more...
Some of the best food I have ever eaten and certainly the best wedding food I have ever had. Amazing! And everyone was raving about it! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.1/5.0
We were very pleased with our whole experience.
We were very pleased with our whole experience.
We were very pleased with our whole experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Great venue.....lovely setting and great food!
Great venue.....lovely setting and great food!
Great venue.....lovely setting and great food! Read less
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