The Gothic architectural style of the Scarritt-Bennett Center has intrigued visitors and native Nashvillians for nearly ninety years.
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.
Wightman Chapel 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.
Arched window above an entrance way for the Laskey Building.
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.