Why You Should Book a Venue with History from The Estate at Cherokee Dock | Nashville

The Nashville area has so much incredible history! From country music to politics to thoroughbreds, you can find out a lot about our landscape from many of our local wedding venues. One of the most recent historical wedding venues that has debuted here in Nashville is The Estate at Cherokee Dock! Most of us know it as the former home of Reba McEntire complete with an in-ground pool, stunning wooded lake views and a luxurious mansion to host the most stunning weddings. However, did you know that pre-Reba, the estate was home to one of the greatest Tennessee walking horses? Keep reading our interview with Aryn of The Estate at Cherokee Dock to learn why a historical mansion venue might be the choice for you!

The Estate at Cherokee Dock has a lot of great history! Can you tell us more about the very beginning of The Estate at Cherokee Dock?

Aryn: The Estate was originally built by Billy Hale’s family in 1960. The Hale’s were known for owning the 1962 World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse, Ebony Masterpiece. Not only a champion himself, Ebony Masterpiece sired over 3,500 foals, six of which also went on to become World Grand Champions.  

How will guests appreciate the history of the home at Cherokee Dock?

Aryn: The history of The Estate truly speaks to Tennessee..  horses, country music and Southern charm. You’ll see and feel it from the moment you enter our gates!

What are some unique historical aspects on the property?

Aryn: The grounds and landscaping have been well kept for many many years. There are multiple trees and plants that had to have been flown in from different countries that are now as old as 58 years old! 

Wow – it’s so cool to learn about the history of wedding venues here in Nashville. And Cherokee Dock has some incredible history that is sure to impress your guests! You can find more on The Estate at Cherokee Dock here online and also be sure to check out their Instagram page!


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