Located in the lovely and tranquil town of Nolensville, Mint Springs Farm is an all-inclusive wedding venue that offers a talented group of designers and planners. In this brief Q&A Jan Tucker shares the vibrant history of Mint Springs Farm, her joint creation with best friend, Lynn Whisenant.
Q: How large is your property?
Mint Springs Farm: It’s just over 39 acres. We purchased it from the Osburn family, who had owned this land for nearly 100 years. When Mr. Osburn passed away, he left the land to his four sons. They sold us a portion of it.
Q: Why did you decide to build a wedding venue?
Mint Springs Farm: Once my two daughters were married, I began to worry about Lynn. Lynn’s only child, Sarah, had entered college and wasn’t around much anymore. I was concerned that Lynn would go stir crazy without Sarah in the house. We began dreaming of something creative to do together.
A Mint Springs Farm wedding includes a number of notable amenities that make this Nolensville, Tennessee, retreat a memorable and romantic location for Middle Tennessee couples. From elaborate celebrations to intimate gatherings, Mint Springs Farm is a fitting venue for today’s committed couples to say their “I do’s.”
Mint Springs Farm – Property
- Exclusive use of the Mint Springs Farm property from 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Open-air pavilion ceremony site with vintage wooden pews and an altar overlooking the lake and sunset
- A four-hour indoor reception in a 11,100 square foot barn, or an outdoor reception on a 5,000 square foot terrace overlooking the lake and gorgeous hillsides of Nolensville, Tennessee
- Market street lighting on reception terrace – perfect for cocktail hour or the reception
- Twelve indoor restrooms (ADA compliant facilities)
- Private 1,700 square foot spa-like Bridal Suite overlooking the lake – complete with four salon stations, salon robes, large lounge area, closet storage, five-foot by six-foot bridal mirror and a full bath and a half
- Bridal lunch complete with tea and infused waters
- Mint Springs Farm Groom’s Loft in the Reception Barn is complete with pool table, 52” LCD TV, gaming system, snack bar, lounging area for ten and a full bath with shower
- Welcome table with signature chandelier in the Reception Barn entry – perfect for your guestbook
- Reception entry tables for gifts, favors and special memory presentations
- One-of-a-kind greenhouse constructed from vintage doors and windows set in an English garden
- Vintage props available for personalizing your wedding day atmosphere – old doors, windows, containers, sofas, chairs, architectural items, and more.
- Use of property and vintage props for bridal and engagement portraits (by appointment)
- Limo for use on the property during the wedding (four hours)
As the owners and proprietors of Mint Springs Farm, Jan Tucker and Lynn Whisenant have learned a thing or two about pulling off the perfect ceremony. Here, these experienced wedding professionals offer some insight into the planning process.
Q: What’s one of the most important things for brides to remember as they prepare for the wedding day?
Mint Springs Farm: The best way to avoid stress and pressure is to book a venue well in advance of the wedding date. A majority of brides have hopes and dreams of staging their weddings on a Saturday in the spring or fall. If that’s the case, it’s imperative that they schedule their venue of choice at least a year in advance.
Q: Is there a typical mistake that you find some brides-to-be tend to make in the wedding preparation?
Mint Springs Farm: Too many brides have a hard time knowing which wedding duties to delegate and to whom. A good piece of advice is to limit the number of friends and family members permitted to attend the planning meetings. With so many different opinions flying around, a bride may struggle to get her voice heard among all the chaos.