My Favorite 5 Date Night Ideas in Franklin TN Before Baby Arrives

There is nothing that compares to the excitement of welcoming a new baby. As you prepare for the joys and challenges of parenthood, it’s important to prioritize time together as a couple. Franklin, TN – with its charming blend of Southern hospitality and historic beauty, provides the perfect backdrop some amazing date nights. Here are five date night ideas in Franklin TN for couples to enjoy before baby arrives.

pregnant couple hug for a date night in franklin tn

Date Night Ideas in Franklin TN:

Romantic Stroll Through Historic Downtown

My favorite date night idea in Franklin TN is not surprisingly, historic downtown! Take a leisurely evening stroll through the picturesque streets of historic downtown Franklin. As the sun sets, the quaint shops and tree-lined avenues create a magical ambiance. Hand in hand, explore local boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops. Stop by the charming Franklin Theatre, a historic landmark that occasionally hosts live performances, classic movie nights, and concerts. Complete the evening with a cozy dinner at one of the area’s top restaurants, like Gray’s on Main or Cork and Cow savoring Southern cuisine and each other’s company.

Picnic at Arrington Vineyards

Escape into the rolling hills of Arrington Vineyards, just a short drive from Franklin. This winery offers a romantic setting for couples to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Set against a backdrop of lush vineyards and scenic landscapes, you can indulge in wine tastings (well, dad can anyway) featuring a variety of local wines. Pack a picnic basket with your favorite cheeses, fruits, and snacks to enjoy. Relax on the lawn, listen to live music, and savor the sweet moments together.

Couples Cooking Class

Enhance your culinary skills and bond over a fun and interactive couples cooking class with Black Diamond Culinary. Several establishments in Franklin offer hands-on cooking experiences, where you and your partner can learn to create delicious dishes under the guidance of professional chefs. As you prepare and enjoy a delectable meal together, you’ll not only create memories but also gain new recipes to enjoy at home.

Sunset Picnic at Harlinsdale Farm

Embrace nature with a sunset picnic at Harlinsdale Farm, a tranquil park known for its green expanses and charming barns. Pack a basket with your favorite finger foods, a cozy blanket, and perhaps bring along your favorite maternity photographer (wink, wink). The perfect example of 2 birds, one stone! There’s a reason it’s the most popular location in Franklin for family photos!

Maternity photos in front of the pond at Harlinsdale farm in Franklin TN

Art and Music in Leiper’s Fork

Leiper’s Fork, an adorable old town near Franklin, is a haven for creativity and culture. Spend an evening wandering through art galleries and boutique shops that showcase the works of local artisans. Enjoy a live music performance at Puckett’s Grocery, a historic establishment that combines Southern dining with soulful music. Whether it’s folk, country, or blues, the live music will be an amazing soundtrack for your date night. Wrap up the evening with a visit to one of the charming cafes for a dessert and coffee finale.

Maternity Photo Session

There was no way I couldn’t suggest a 6th and final idea for a fun date night before your baby arrives! Let’s plan your maternity session and turn it into a fun evening and lasting memory that you’ll cherish forever. Throw on your favorite dress (or borrow one from my wardrobe) and meet me in the studio or in a nearby field. Then finish it off with dessert and dinner in downtown Franklin! Perfect date night idea!

Final Thoughts

Before your new baby arrives, take the time to nurture your relationship and create some sweet memories with your partner. Franklin, Tennessee, offers a variety of romantic date night options that cater to different interests and preferences. From historic downtown strolls to wine tastings and creative experiences, these activities will help you celebrate your love and connection as you embark on this exciting journey into parenthood. I hope you can enjoy some of these date night ideas in Franklin TN before your little arrives!


Kristie is an experienced Nashville Maternity Photographer and Nashville Newborn Photographer. Her work has been featured in places like Nashville Baby Guide, YOUR Williamson, The Kindred Path, and Maury County Living. Plus multiple other local online and print media sources.

Her clients enjoy a luxury portrait experience from start to finish, which includes Kristie’s assistance in planning every detail. Clients are drawn to her use of natural light, bright and natural editing style, and her unmatched attention to detail. If you would like to learn more about the KLP experience, let’s chat more!

To ensure a true luxury and full service experience for clients, KLP only books a limited number of sessions each month. We are currently booking into Fall 2023 and we would love to get you on the calendar!


August 26, 2023

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Since 2013, Kristie is a Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin published photographer who specializes in motherhood, newborn, and family photography.