Belmont Mansion Upgrades
Enhancing Your Elopement
We have several upgrade options for Belmont Mansion, each designed to enhance your experience. Some of the upgrades are available to all packages, while others are targeted only to specific packages. Each of the contracts for our ceremony packages lists which upgrades are available and the cost of those upgrades. The information on this page is intended to explain the upgrades in more detail, and when appropriate, to feature photos of some of them. Upgrades may be selected when booking an elopement and they may also be added later.
Floral Arrangements - $50.00
This upgrade provides a total of three silk floral arrangements that were custom-designed for Belmont Mansion. There is one large arrangement for the bay window and two smaller arrangements at the staircase The size and colors of the flowers and even the size, shape and color of the urns were all chosen personally by Rev. Rich to coordinate with the color palette in the mansion. The base flowers are cream with some soft pinks to compliment the colors of most weddings. The color, shape and style of the three urns were selected to match the color, style and size of the space. This upgrade must be selected in advance of the wedding day to allow for set up time. This upgrade is available to the Just Married, Getaway, Getaway Plus and Friends & Family Elopements.
Candelabras with Electric Candles - $50.00
The four candelabras are placed at the sides of the bay window. These are antiques that have been at the mansion for a century. Each candelabra has battery-powered taper candles, each providing a flickering light that add a touch of warmth and elegance to the space during the ceremony and photos. This upgrade must be selected in advance of the wedding day to allow for set up time. This upgrade is available to the Just Married, Getaway, Getaway Plus and Friends & Family Elopements.
Recorded Music - $50.00
One processional song and one optional recessional song. Equipment provided and run by Rich Events. Couple may select one processional song and an optional recessional song, both of which must be available from iTunes/Apple Music. Selection must be submitted to Rich Events 24 hours before the ceremony or Rich Events will make default selection. If only one song is selected, it will be used for the processional and there will be no recessional. If the couple submits two songs, they must indicate which is for processional and which is for recessional. If the couple does not submit a selection in time, Rich Events will provide a default selection for the processional song, and there will be no recessional song. This upgrade is available for the Getaway Elopement, Getaway Plus and Friends & Family Elopements.
Robe & Stole - $25.00
Rev. Rich can wear his black ministerial robe and white stole for your wedding ceremony. This requires specific attire to be worn underneath the robe and the robe must be brought out of storage, so this upgrade must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of a wedding. This upgrade is available to the Just Married Elopement, Getaway Elopement, Getaway Plus Elopement and Friends & Family Elopements.
Decorative Certificate of Marriage or Renewal - $25.00
Rich Events has created a customized decorative certificate of marriage and a similar decorative certificate of renewal. These are non-binding, ceremonial, decorative documents intended to commemorate the ceremony and provide a keepsake to take home and display. Please note that these are not legal documents. They are solely for personal and sentimental purposes. These certificates are customized for each couple, so this upgrade must be selected at least 24 hours before the ceremony, but ideally 5 days before the ceremony. This upgrade is available to all packages at the mansion.
Commemorative Vows Certificate - $25.00
Rich Events has created a way for couples to remember their weddings vows. We will provide a lovely printed version of your vows on our high-quality paper that we also use to create our Certificates of Marriage and Renewal of Vows.
These certificates are customized for each couple, so this upgrade must be selected at least 24 hours before the ceremony, but ideally 5 days before the ceremony. This upgrade is available to all packages at the mansion.
Elopement Ceremony Samples - $25.00
Rev. Rich will provide an extensive selection of elopement ceremony samples that go well beyond the standard elopement script. This is a document of more than 25 pages with 13 different ceremonies to choose from, with selections that are numbered and categorized. Most are either liturgical or evangelical Christian, while some are nonreligious. There are also some selections geared to renewal of vows ceremonies.This upgrade must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the ceremony, but ideally 5 days in advance, to allow time for selection and processing. This upgrade is available to the Getaway Elopement, Getaway Plus and Friends & Family Elopements.
Bubbles for Staged Exit - $25.00
Rich Events will provide individual vials of bubbles for guests to blow for a staged exit photo on the exterior of the mansion. This option requires several guests to participate, so this upgrade can only be made available to the Getaway Plus Elopement and Friends & Family Elopements.
Marriage License Delivery
Rich Events has two upgraded delivery options for Davidson County Clerk licenses and one for the other 94 counties in Tennessee.
In the $25.00 basic hand delivery option, Rev. Rich will personally deliver your completed and signed Tennessee Marriage License paperwork back to the Davidson County Clerk in Nashville after the ceremony. This upgrade is available to all couples in any package booking, but only for licenses obtained at the Davidson County Clerk in Nashville. The clerk will process the paperwork and they will send the certified copy to you by regular mail (U.S. Postal Service) to arrive within 30 days.
In the $100.00 premium hand delivery option, Rev. Rich will personally deliver your completed and signed Tennessee Marriage License paperwork back to the Davidson County Clerk in Nashville after the ceremony and have the paperwork processed at once, then ship three certified copies of the Certificate of Marriage to you by way of FedEx or UPS shipping, with tracking number provided. The certified copies will arrive within 15 days of the ceremony.
In the $40 guaranteed delivery option, Rev. Rich will have your completed and signed Tennessee Marriage License paperwork delivered to any of the other 94 county clerks in Tennessee (but not Davidson) by UPS or FedEx ground shipping with tracking number provided. Each of the other 94 county clerks sets its own policy regarding delivery of the completed documents back to the couple.
Premarital Counseling Program - $25.00
Rev. Rich has designed an at-home premarital counseling option that will help to prepare couples for marriage. This program also meets current Tennessee requirements to receive a discounted marriage license fee. This upgrade is available to couples booking the Just Married Elopement, Getaway Elopement, Getaway Plus Elopement and Friends & Family Elopements. Rich Events can only guarantee that the County Clerks in Davidson County, TN and Williamson County, TN will accept our certification process.This upgrade requires at least 5 days notice before the wedding day as there are several steps to complete the process.
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Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee is on the interior of the Belmont University campus at the intersection of Acklen Avenue & Belmont Boulevard. For full details or questions on marriage license or other details, please read the contracts for each package or visit the Info & FAQ page of this website. Visit the mansion in Social Media too! You can leave a review for Rich Events at Belmont Mansion using our Google icon or on our Facebook page. You may not stay on campus to take pictures beyond your package contract time in any package booking. Please email us with questions.