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UPGRADES
 
Skinner Chapel
at Scarritt Bennett Center
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We have several upgrade options 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 three 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.

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Floral Arrangements - $50.00
This upgrade provides a total of three silk floral arrangements that were custom designed for Skinner Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center. 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 the Just Married Elopement, Getaway Elopement and Getaway Plus Elopement. 

Candelabras with Electric Candles - $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 the Just Married Elopement, Getaway Elopement and Getaway Plus Elopement. 

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 in advance. This upgrade is available to all packages at the chapel. 

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 chapel. 

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. This upgrade is available to all couples in any package booking, but only for licenses obtained at the Davidson County Clerk in Nashville. Rev. Rich will not make personal deliveries to any other county clerks. 

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 the Micro Wedding Ceremony.  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.  Contact us with questions on this upgrade. 

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. 

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. 

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 chapel. This option requires several guests to participate, so this upgrade can only be made available to the Getaway Plus Elopement and Micro Wedding Ceremony, and only if the couple will have a sufficient number of guests present. 



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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 at Scarritt Bennett Center 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. For vendors and marriage license information, visit the Info page of this site. You may not continue taking photos outside after your venue package time concludes.  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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