Built in 1924, the Scarritt-Bennett Center
campus was originally known as Scarritt College for Christian Workers. The purpose of the school was to train young women to become missionaries. In 1988, the college organized as a non-profit agency with a mission
of education, retreat and conference space and a commitment to promoting racial equality, cross-cultural understanding, the empowerment of women and spiritual renewal.
The buildings on the campus include Wightman Chapel, Bennett Hall, Scarritt Hall, the Laskey Building, among others.
Scarritt Hall is known for it's tower, which provides a beautiful view of the Vanderbilt University campus less than a mile away.
is a popular location for weddings. The gothic stone buildings and beautifully manicured landscape provides a gorgeous backdrop a couples special day. The majestic pipe organ in chapel is breathtaking.
The crab orchard stone building, detailed archways, and gothic style lighting scattered around the 10 acre campus provides a peaceful and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
Regardless the season, Scarritt-Bennett Center not only provides wonderful programs and events for Nashvillians and visitors, it also provides a stunning display of magnificent architecture and inviting grounds for those wanting to lose themselves in the serene beauty.