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The Timothy Demonbreun House

746 Benton Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Innkeeper(s): Richard Demonbreun
  • Summary

    Nashville’s Only World-Class B&B

    The Timothy Demonbreun House in Nashville, Tennessee is the definition of first-class luxury and comfort. With its four private guest rooms and made-to-order breakfasts The Timothy Demonbreun House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy Music City.

    Having been completely renovated in 2000 The Timothy Demonbreun House is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, wedding and reception, rehearsal dinner or outdoor party. From its prime location one mile south of Downtown Nashville, you’ll only have to take a short trip to find the city’s best attractions, including Douglas Corner Café, Zanies Comedy Club, The Basement, Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena..

    The B&B offers rooms with natural gas fireplaces for added romance and an outdoor heated spa. During warm weather you’ll enjoy the large in-ground heated pool with a diving board and slide. Guests are invited to start each morning with exquisite made-to-order breakfast served poolside by request or in one of our formal dining rooms. Call today to confirm your reservation!

  • Introduction

    Timothy Demonbreun House

    Rich in history, The Timothy Demonbreun House is a tribute to the "First Citizen" of Nashville, Tennessee, Timothy Demonbreun, who was a French fur trader. In 1756 he canoed down the Cumberland River from Quebec, Canada, and established a trading post, calling it "French Lick". He became known at that time as Nashville's first white settler. The historic house was named in 2000 to honor Timothy by his great-great-great-great grandson, Richard A. Demonbreun. Today Richard is the owner of the house and shares his lovely home with guests.


    The Timothy Demonbreun House is now the newest and
    most elegant site for special events including:

    Wedding Receptions ~ Wedding Ceremonies ~ Wedding Showers ~ Rehearsal Dinners
    Pool Parties ~ Luaus ~ Barbecues

    Beautiful Surroundings The Perfect Place For Your Morning Coffee

    Romantic GazeboThe residence was purchased by Richard Demonbreun in 1994 at which time a 1.5 million dollar renovation project was undertaken. The house was then the recipient of the Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission's "2000 Architectural Preservation Award" in recognition of the substantial rehabilitation effort. The residence has been meticulously restored in every detail. This project was undertaken with the commitment to fully and completely revitalize the home from the inside out. Hundreds of original elements have been returned to their initial splendor and a new addition added that has greatly enhanced this grand, old mansion.

    A Warm Welcome Awaits You


    After spending five years restoring the home, Richard now shares it with others after having been granted permission to operate as a Historic Home Event venue and Historic Bed and Breakfast.

    Located just one mile south of Downtown Nashville and Music Row, The Timothy Demonbreun House is unquestionably Nashville's premiere Bed and Breakfast. Originally built in 1906, this twenty-two room mansion has three private guest rooms and was completely renovated in 1998-2000. It was awarded the "2000 Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission's Architectural Preservation Award" designating it as one of Nashville's most beautiful historic residences. 

    Enjoy A Game With Friends Shoot Some Pool

    Beautiful FountainWireless Internet access is available in the privacy of each guest room with a Comcast (T1) connection available for guest use. The private swimming pool is 14-feet deep, has a diving board, slide and is heated in early spring through fall to enhance your swimming enjoyment. We close the pool in mid-November through late March for the winter. Our in-ground heated spa seats ten adults and is open year-round. It is the perfect place to spend a few minutes at the end of a busy day. 

    Heated In-Ground Swimming Pool Outdoor Grill

    Plenty Of Places To Relax Private Dining 

    Please be our guest for an elegant and memorable evening of Private Dining at Nashville's premier Historic Bed and Breakfast. Our Executive Chef will create a sumptuous and affordable menu tailored to your exact specifications. We will also suggest the perfect wine from our incredible "Wine Cistern" to complement your meal. The journey down the 28-foot winding staircase to make your selection is something you will always remember!

    Timothy Demonbreun House - Nashville, TennesseeReservations for Private Dining can be made regardless of whether you stay as an overnight guest at the Bed and Breakfast, as you may be searching for the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two or elegant evening with friends. A minimum of a 48-hour advance reservation is required for all Private Dining requests.

    If you are planning to visit Nashville, Tennessee, or desire to plan a private, intimate affair, a large corporate event, a beautiful Nashville wedding and reception, an artist meeting, a movie premier or record release party, The Timothy Demonbreun House, Nashville's premier Bed and Breakfast and special events venue, can provide the ideal setting for your special celebration or your next Nashville Tennessee Bed and Breakfast experience. The mansion has already been the site of many special events including: newspaper and feature stories; video and photo shoots from such country music stars as Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and Trick Pony; special events for Bank of America, Cracker Barrel and The Tennessean. The home was recently chosen as one of Channel 2 News' "Ultimate Dream Homes."

  • How to Find Us

    • Take  Interstate 65 to the Wedgewood Avenue/State Fairgrounds exit.
    • After exit turn west one block to 8th Avenue.
    • Turn left at light and then take the second quick left again onto Benton Avenue.
    • The Timothy Demonbreun House is the fourth on the left, 746 Benton Avenue.
    • Call 615-383-0426 if you need additional directions.
  • Weddings & Special Events

    Corporate MeetingsIf you are planning a private special event such as a corporate dinner or retreat, beautiful Southern-style wedding, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, recording artist or group meeting, record release party or a festive holiday or Christmas party, The Timothy Demonbreun House, as Nashville's premier Historic Bed and Breakfast and private special event venue, can provide the ideal and affordable location your guests will love. We host only one event each day and the venue is priced based on the date and size of your guest list so with all linens, dishes, glasses, flatware setup and cleanup included, it is the most convenient and affordable location in Nashville to host your special event. All alcoholic beverages are also provided at cost to enhance the affordability of booking The Timothy Demonbreun House. Please call us or email today to inquire about availability and to request a quote for reserving the venue!

    With a location just one (1) mile south of Downtown Nashville and only five (5) miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA), the venue is convenient to the Douglas Corner Cafe, Zanies Comedy Showplace, Music Row, Ryman Auditorim, The Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, The Hermitage, The Jack Daniels Distillery, Nissan Stadium, The Nashville Convention Center, The Nashville City Center, The County Music Hall of Fame, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, St. Thomas Hospital, Centennial Medical Center, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Tennessee State University and many other locations in Davidson County. It is walking distance to Zanies Comedy Showplace and Douglas Corner Cafe which are just a short walk down the hill on 8th Avenue.

    With world-class Bed and Breakfast accommodations available including an in-ground heated spa and swimming pool with slide and 2 meter competition diving board, private dining and incredibly made-to-order breakfasts your enjoyment is complemented with the fact that points of interest are just moments away.

    Nashville's Premier Wedding VenueWeddings

    The Timothy Demonbreun House is Nashville, Tennessee's only complete private wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner location. It is the only venue complete with overnight accommodations and private facilities for a wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner and bridal luncheon. As a Historic Bed & Breakfast, the bride and groom and their guests can enjoy the convenience of having the ceremony, reception and overnight accommodations at the same location. They may even plan the wedding rehearsal and dinner on-site as well for a Wedding Weekend here at the mansion. Our barbecues and luaus are fun, informal and inexpensive dinners, but we can also provide a fabulous formal sit-down plated affair if you so desire.

    This beautifully restored 1902 mansion is the perfect location for a Southern-style, outdoor, front porch wedding where 85 guests may be seated in the covered area to eliminate any concerns of changing weather conditions. The interior of the House, pool area, Breezeway and original, restored antique Carriage House with its unique bar all provide spacious surroundings for receptions large or small. Ceremonies may be held inside the mansion as well for up to 85 guests. With affordable, outstanding catering services and all alcoholic beverages being made available at cost, The Timothy Demonbreun House provides the bride and groom with outstanding value at an exceptional price for every aspect of their wedding activites. Please call us today for a personal tour!

    Wedding CakeOur private venue is affordably priced at just $2000 for the entire evening on Fridays and $3000 for the entire evening on Saturdays to provide a relaxing setup and a four (4) hour event period which must end no later than 11 p.m. These prices include all tables, chairs, linens, glassware, flatware and flower vases for your event. Alcohol is provided at cost, a House stereo system, large screen HDTV, bridal portrait stand, cake stand and other items are available for use at no additional cost.

    Our private venue is also available Monday-Thursday and priced based upon the number of guests and the length of time required for the specific event which could be a bridal luncheon, corporate retreat, rehearsal dinner and a luncheon. Please email or call us at (615)383-0426 to obtain a quotation for your specific needs. Our catering is affordable with quality which cannot be equaled by any commercial catering service and is priced separately per person with sales tax and gratuity added.


    The Timothy Demonbreun House can provide outstanding catering services for your special event needs. We can also provide off-site catering services upon request. Our Executive Chef offers outstanding menu planning and incomparable presentations to insure that we exceed your expectations in every way. All alcoholic beverages are provided at cost from Frugal McDougals Liquor Warehouse and the venue rental fee includes all tables, chairs, linens, glassware, flatware, setup and cleanup for an incomparable value.

    If you have budgetary concerns The Timothy Demonbreun House provides elegance, privacy and quality at an affordable price! Come take a tour of the venue so that we can prepare an itemized proposal and give you a bottom line. Other venues are usually twice as much for less services and only a lot of time instead of providing the entire day for setup and then a four (4) hour event period.