We have several upgrade options for Skinner Chapel, each designed to enhance your elopement experience. Some of the upgrades are available to all packages, while others are targeted only to specific packages. Each of the contracts for the four elopement 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.
Floral Upgrade - $50.00
This upgrade provides a total of three silk floral arragements that were custom designed for Skinner Chapel. There is one large arrangement on the altar and two smaller arrangements by the side window. 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 of the interior of the chapel. The base flowers are cream with some soft pinks and purples to compliment the colors in the stained glass windows in the chapel. 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 all packages at the chapel.
Candelabra Upgrade - $50.00
The two candelabras are 61 inches in height and are placed at the sides of the altar. These were selected to match the color, size and style of the chapel. Each candelabra has battery-powered pillar candles, each providing a flickering light that add a touch of warmth and elegance to the chancel 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 all packages at the chapel.
Decorative Certificate Upgrade - $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. This upgrade is available to all packages at the chapel.
Recorded Music Upgrade - $50.00
We will let you pick a list of songs available from Apple Music/iTunes and we will run your playlist on our iPad and Bose system. Rev. Rich's assistant will set up our equipment and run the playlist for you. All the client has to do is select the songs in advance of the wedding day, at least 24 hours before, and we will do the rest. This upgrade must be selected and songs selected at least 24 hours prior to the wedding. This upgrade is only available to the Friends & Family Elopement.
Bose Speaker Upgrade - $25.00
We will let you pair your smartphone or tablet to the Rich Events Bose speaker, and someone in your group can manage your playlist. Please note that neither Rich Events nor our photographers will run the playlist. You must have someone in your group to take charge of running your playlist. This upgrade is only available to the Getaway Plus Elopement.
Personal Delivery of Signed Marriage License - $25.00
Rev. Rich will personally deliver your completed and signed Tennessee Marriage License paperwork to the Davidson County Clerk the next business day 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 Nashvile. Rev. Rich will not make personal deliveries to any other county clerks.
Robe & Stole Upgrade - $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 all packages at the chapel.
Elopement Ceremony Samples - $50.00
Rev. Rich will provide an extensive selection of elopement ceremony samples that go well beyond the standard elopement script. This upgrade must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the ceremony to allow time for selection and processing. This upgrade is available to the Getaway Elopement and Getaway Plus Elopement.
In addition to the beautiful architecture of Skinner Chapel, our facility has many great functional features that enhance your experience. We have ample, free and convenient parking, free WiFi, new central heating and air conditioning, good campus signage, plus Fondren Hall has an accessible entrance for wheelchairs, and both women's and men's restrooms. Skinner Chapel is located on the ground floor of Fondren Hall on the campus of Scarritt Bennett Center. Free parking is available at Scarritt Bennett Center's Parking Lots A & B at 1031 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. For full details, please read the contract for each package. Please note that we only offer venue previews and planning meetings for the Friends & Family Elopement, which must be scheduled with Rich Events. The Getaway Plus Elopement may have one preview or planning meeting, which must be scheduled with Rich Events. For vendors and marriage license information, visit the Info page of this site. Any time booked with one of our approved photograhers must match the amount of time in your venue package. You may not continue taking photos outside after your venue package time concludes. Click here to review the venue availability calendar. Please note this does not mean that Rich Events has staff available, only the venue. Click here if you are interested in the history of Scarritt Bennett Center and Skinner Chapel.
Our regular operating hours are Monday - Saturday 8AM to 8PM and Sunday 2PM to 8PM, by appointment only.
Please note that we try to host all Skinner Chapel elopements during daylight hours to insure ideal lighting for photography.
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