My son and daughter in law recently had their wedding at East Ivy Mansion. It is such a surprise that you are 1.3 miles from downtown Nashville and yet you feel a million miles away. It is an amazing place. As w/all DIY weddings, if you choose East Ivy, you will have to pull together your caterers, drinks, get plastic cups (no glass rule for safety), etc but it is so worth it. Make sure you book during a dry season- otherwise getting tents is an extra expense. The added bonus is there are bedrooms that your wedding party and/or family can stay for the night.