The Belle Meade Schoolhouse

.....a magical place for rehearsal dinners, workshops, and other events.....



Belle Meade is a magical place to hold rehearsal dinners, classes, workshops, retreats, family reunions, and other events. We invite you to hold an event at the historic Belle Meade Schoolhouse. Beneath the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Ridge, you can enjoy the charm of a bygone era with the convenience of modern amenities.

The Belle Meade Schoolhouse was originally constructed in 1914. In the 1950s county schools were consolidated, and the children and teachers moved to the new buildings on highway 211. For over forty years our building sat vacant except for apple crates, a snapshot in time.

In 1998 we acquired the schoolhouse and its acre lot, rejoining the land that had been split off from the farm for 80 years. We have moved the building back from the road, elevated it one story, renovated the classrooms, and installed a modern kitchen and bathrooms.

During all this work, we have honored the wonderful spirit of the schoolhouse.  The main floor has four beautifully restored classrooms with a spectacular view of the surrounding farm and mountains.  The new ground floor offers several rooms, including a large multi-purpose room (24' x 44'), a commercial kitchen, and two large bathrooms. Both rooms open to patios and the surrounding grounds.

Special rates are available for community and non-profit functions. The Schoolhouse is also available for ongoing classes, community gatherings, and dinners. Contact us for pricing your individual event.