Set the stage for your next soirée at one of these fabulous Nashville event venues — with several new additions to this annual list. With a variety of outdoor and indoor options, ranging from casual to formal, and the ability to accommodate groups of all sizes, these spaces are perfect for any occasion. In arranging this list, we categorized the venues based on size. When thinking small, consider a guest list of 30 to 50 guests. When thinking large, plan a party that includes 100+ guests. Are you looking for minimalist and modern, charmingly classic or historic? With each being distinct in style, the venues all have something different to offer. Join the dozens throwing a bash in Middle Tennessee and make it memorable by allowing one of these spots to act as the backdrop.
Nashville’s Event Spaces for Parties of All Sizes
Small Events: Up to 50 guests
1922 Adelicia St., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 490-8550
Capacity: 32 seated guests; 60 mix and mingle
Nestled in the bustling Midtown area, Le Sel enjoys fantastic reviews for its food and ambiance, and while the main dining area lets in ample light for a casual and open atmosphere, we are excited to share the downstairs cozy bar area that offers a space that feels incredibly intimate and rich. With seating for 32, Le Sel is an ideal space to host an intimate dinner or birthday party.
33 Peabody St., Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 751-8111
Capacity: Up to 40 guests
One of the unique spaces on our list, Pinewood Social has plenty of spaces available to rent for any social or corporate gathering. The downtown area can accommodate small groups at their bowling alley, karaoke room, pool or indoor dining area. Ideal for parties up to 40 guests, Pinewood Social is the perfect spot to host a casual get-together with friends or family.
343 53rd Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 298-3663
Capacity: 30 seated, 45 standing
With the recent and continuing boom around Charlotte Avenue, Miel offers the perfect opportunity to show your support for Nashville’s growth and change. The intimate restaurant has a neighboring “barn” available for event reservations. Built of concrete, but lined with reclaimed barn wood and showered with warm lighting, the interior has a rustic feel. Nestled next door to the restaurant with its own private entrance, the barn is ideal for a surprise party. Imagine telling a friend or spouse you are taking them to dinner at Miel and then filling the barn with all of your closest friends. It would certainly be a celebration to remember! The large garage door opens out onto a patio, allowing your guests to flow from one space to the other. With a fire pit and grill available to use on the patio upon request, Miel is the perfect spot for a gathering any time of the year!
1120 McGavock St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 736-5301
Capacity: 16 seated, 35 reception-style
Saint Anejo has long been one of our favorite spots to enjoy tacos, guac and some fantastic margaritas. And while we so enjoy their patio for a casual brunch with friends, they also have more private dining options available. Upstairs there is a semi-private room with space for 16 seated guests, ideal for a smaller birthday celebration. Also available is the Tequila Library, a more spacious, bar-type area with room for a 35-person reception. Whichever Saint Anejo option suits your needs, we can more than vouch for the food that will be served!
411 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 251-9882
Capacity: 50 to 150 seated or standing
The glass-encased rooftop room in the penthouse is entirely true to the name of this beautiful venue, which offers amazing vistas of Nashville’s skyline from its elevated perch. The ultra-modern space has been the site of parties ranging in size from intimate gatherings to 150-person wedding celebrations. The outdoor patio connects to the indoor space through the fabulous bar, allowing flexibility in your event planning and making Aerial ideal for both boots and black tie.
900 Main St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 678-5715
Capacity: 180 seated, 350 standing
A fabulous local brewery, Fat Bottom relocated from their original East Nashville location to a new spot in the Nations. The brewery’s event space is made up of 3,000 square feet of space with a contemporary design, locally reclaimed wood floors and a roll-up garage window that lets in light. A covered and heated patio overlooks the beer garden and lets guests have an outdoor option. Rental of The Reserve includes everything from all glassware, dishware and flatware to folding chairs to a bonus room that doubles as a green room.
2517 White Ave., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 712-6992
Capacity: 75 seated; 200 standing
The talented photographer Ashley Hylbert created a space that can be used by anyone from a photographer to an event planner. The studio is more or less a blank canvas waiting to be designed into your one-of-a-kind event! An interesting layout and outdoor areas make this a space any creative will love. Additionally, there is a two-bedroom suite upstairs available for rent, along with the downstairs studio.
237 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 255-7816
Capacity: 60 seated, 120 standing
A beautiful mix of established and emerging artists display their works at Tinney Contemporary, a chic gallery on Fifth Avenue in downtown Nashville. An intimate and engaging backdrop to any event, Tinney has hosted parties of all types. Receptions, meetings, dinners, wine tastings and even a wedding have taken place in this beautiful gallery space. An open floor plan and modern, industrial architecture lend incredible flexibility to this space, giving you a clean slate on which to plan your next event.
2411 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 512-5751
Capacity: 75 to 225 guests; maximum capacity for indoor and outdoor spaces is 275 guests; minimum capacity is, as our friends at Ruby put it, more than one. “It takes two to tango.”
A simple brick exterior and minimalist interior, complete with hardwood floors, masonry walls and exposed beams, set the stage for your next big event. The compelling design of this refurbished church makes it ideal for weddings, receptions and performances of all kinds. With fantastic acoustics, large windows to let in ample light and an expansive area perfect for dancing, Ruby, located near the Vanderbilt campus and next to Dragon Park (aka Fannie Mae Dees Park), is one of Nashville’s favorite boutique event spaces.
6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 350-7200
Capacity: 70 to 1,200 guests
This former cigar warehouse-turned-alternative arts space in West Nashville is a versatile venue, with spaces for both large and small party needs. Frequently home to contemporary visual and performing arts shows, the space itself is incredibly flexible, providing a perfect starting point for your creativity and vision. The romantic ultra lounge and patio keep things casual, while the grand salon would be beautiful for a more formal affair. The ultra lounge is the smallest space, with a capacity of 70 seated guests and 75 standing. The grand salon has room for 475 seated guests and 850 standing. You can also rent the entire space, which includes outdoor patio areas, for a maximum capacity of 1,200. OZ offers such variety in its options, add it to your list of must-sees when planning your next event.
Large Events: 100+ guests
221 Second Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 610-6400
21c Museum Hotel is a 124-room hotel in downtown Nashville best known for the six galleries that house contemporary art. Each of these galleries can be transformed for events of various sizes, with the largest gallery holding up to 250 standing. There is also a conference room as well as a private dining room for smaller events. Our favorite space is the 21c Suite, a 1,016-square-foot room with a 728-square-foot rooftop terrace. Let the hotel’s restaurant, Gray & Dudley, cater your event (big or small).
233 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 752-6030
Capacity: 150 guests
If you’ve been to The Rymer Gallery during the First Saturday Art Crawl, you know that the space is breathtaking and the art is incredible. Any event with such a background is sure to be sophisticated and sleek. Modern architecture with some exposed brick and an industrial finish create a clean aesthetic that makes for the perfect blank canvas for both the art the walls boast and the event you’d like to host. General capacity is 150 guests, though that number may vary depending on your furniture arrangement needs. The space also has its own kitchen and mezzanine. Next time you’re planning a corporate event, private party or smaller wedding reception, consider hosting it at The Rymer Gallery.
5128 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 953-6440
Capacity: 96 seated; 138 standing
The Café at Thistle Farms has reopened and is better than ever! A recent renovation left the well-loved cafe with an updated design and layout. Inside The Café, you can have an intimate afternoon tea with up to 10 friends, you can rent the entire space for up to 138 guests or anything in between. Partygoers will love to hear the story behind the business! (Read our review about the newly renovated space here.)
1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-9333
Events of any shape and size are welcome at The Hutton Hotel, which promises conferences and meetings done Nashville Style. More than 20 rooms within the hotel are designed for holding events and gatherings, with the smallest able to accommodate 60 and the largest to accommodate 512. The total available space is 13,600 square feet, so you can mix and match spaces according to your needs!
1015 W. Kirkland Ave., Ste. 414, Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 496-2402
Capacity: 250 guests
Ed Nash’s gorgeous works of art have found their way into the homes and hearts of Nashvillians. For a uniquely artistic and edgy event, consider hosting your next party at his studio. There is roughness to the space that comes from the wear of it being used as Ed’s actual studio every day, but the elegance and richness of his art creates a contrast that has made his work space the perfect spot to host receptions, photo shoots, fashion shows, music videos and private dinners. The 3,000-square-foot studio has a stage, kitchen and bar area and can accommodate up to 250 guests.
401 11th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 262-6000
Located in the heat of the Gulch, Thompson Hotel draws locals and visitors to the rooftop bar, swanky seafood restaurant and photo-worthy rooms. In addition to these draws, the hotel has also risen in the ranks of favorite event spaces in Nashville. 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space can be converted for meetings, parties, weddings and receptions. If you are looking to host a private dinner, opt for the Marsh House private dining room that can seat 17.
209 S. Fifth St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 777-3964
Built in 1867, this East Nashville mansion in the Historic Edgefield District is chock-full of character and history. With 44,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, event ideas are endless. The mansion is made up of an atrium, library, sitting parlor, grand dining room, living room, staircase, seven bedrooms and a master suite, plus a pool house and pool, waterfalls and courtyards. Each corner — inside and out — is picture perfect. If you are after stunning architecture and Victorian design, look no further.
7011 River Road, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-8079
Capacity: 40 to 300 seated
On the banks of the Cumberland River in West Nashville, Green Door Gourmet is a 350-acre organic farm that has played host to both corporate events and weddings. Though “farm” may conjure images of cows and red barns, this venue has rustic charm and style perfect for more casual events. Within the Grand Barn, there are a number of arrangements possible. The porch of the barn can seat 40 guests, while the upper balcony can accommodate 50 and the main dining hall can seat 150; any combination of these areas can be rented. With space for up to 300 guests in the Grand Barn and a variety of layouts to choose from, Green Door Gourmet may be just what you were looking for in the next event you’re hosting.
231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 244-3121
Rich in history and glamour, The Hermitage Hotel is a destination for visitors and locals. The architectural detailing makes this historic hotel the ideal setting for any event. The largest and most glamorous of spaces is the 2,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom with ornate ceiling and Russian walnut paneling. Additional options include The Veranda, a smaller setting with a spectacular ceiling, The Performing Arts Suite for breakfasts and meetings, The State Room for board meetings and The Governors Salon with views of the lobby. Outside of the hotel, Double H Farms offers 250-acres of farmland with an open-air pole barn for a more rustic setting.
45 Lindsley Ave., Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 354-8746
Capacity: 200 seated / 350 cocktail
In the historic Rutledge Hill neighborhood, a charming event space has risen from an 1800s home sitting a stone’s throw from the banks of the Cumberland River. This former home-turned-event space has Victorian charm that is hard to find anywhere else in Nashville. The venue boasts several different options for parties, granting guests access to the entire property on the day of their event, regardless of which area they are using. The Victorian, the interior of the original house, has gorgeous wood floors and stone walls with large windows to let in ample light. Attached to this is the great hall, the epicenter of the venue, with high ceilings and an open floor plan that allows for movement throughout the house. The loft, on the second floor of the venue, can serve as a bridal suite, VIP room or green room, depending on your needs. Surrounding the gorgeous property are ample grounds, perfect for a tent if you want outdoor access during your party. The combined indoor and outdoor areas at The Cordelle allow for a total capacity of 400 guests, perfect for large weddings!
101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 915-0888
Capacity: 200 seated, 499 standing
This Broadway bar is known for its gourmet grub and lively atmosphere. Exposed brick and beams enhance the rustic feeling, while modern finishes make it perfect for both casual and formal events. The third-floor event space, a former hatchery, is incredibly versatile and opens onto a beautiful patio with views of the Cumberland River and the downtown skyline. With room for 200 seated guests or 499 standing, Acme Feed & Seed is a fabulous spot for your large party needs.
2 Victory Ave., #100, Nashville, TN 37213 • (615) 216-7165
Capacity: 150 to 220 seated, 150 to 500 standing
The downtown landmark-turned-event venue is a beautiful blend of historic and modern elements. Situated on the east bank of the Cumberland River, it offers incredible waterfront views from within its spacious rooms. With multiple floors available for rent and modern amenities that complement the unique space, the Bridge Building can be transformed into the ideal setting for your party, big or small. Within the Bridge Building, you can reserve the Cumberland Space, which includes the first and second floors. The first floor is an open area (pictured below), while the second floor has more of a lounge atmosphere. The Cumberland has room for 220 seated guests or 500 standing. The Observatory, a rooftop deck on the fourth floor, can also be reserved for events. It is much smaller, with space for 150 guests, either seated or standing. (SB TIP: You can reserve the Cumberland and Observatory simultaneously for what would surely be a blowout event!)
1601 17th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 497-6802
Capacity: 120 seated, 220 standing
Lola sits at Fifth and Church in Nashville’s Arts District, meaning it is only steps from the lively bars of Broadway. Formerly home to Armstrong Corset Shop, this historic building has the design details you would expect. Exposed brick walls warm the space, while high ceilings make it feel larger than it is. Host a standing cocktail party or bring in tables and chairs for a seated reception.
5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 356-0096
Capacity: 120 guests
Set on the Belle Meade Plantation, The Harding House exudes Southern hospitality and charm. We can’t think of a better place to host a wedding, corporate event or social gathering than one of Nashville’s historic landmarks. Infinity Events & Catering will handle all the details of your event, from start to finish.
919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 244-3340
Capacity: 200 to 2,500 guests
Known for its art deco design, the former Nashville post office-turned-art museum has stunning grand foyers and sleek interior decor fitting of the era and the building’s original use. The style has transitioned into the beautiful museum it is today and is perfect for large formal gatherings ranging from 200 to 2,500 guests. With various courtyard and lobby spaces available as a backdrop to your event, tour the Frist when considering where to host your next large party!
609 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 324-1010
Wine lovers will love an event at City Winery! Conveniently located near Nashville’s downtown, City Winery caters to groups of any size. The cellar room is the small option, with a capacity of 20 seated guests. A dinner tucked away in the wine cellar sounds like the perfect small gathering! You can also host an event in the winery (capacity: 40) and lounge (capacity: 150), or combine the spaces to fit up to 1,200 guests.
2500 West End Avenue Nashville, TN, 37203 • (615) 862-8431
Capacity: 400 guests
Nashville’s Parthenon is a stunning setting for any event. With the lovely columns, beautiful art galleries and iconic statue of Athena, it is a unique space that your guests are sure to remember. Not only that, but the nature surrounding it is incredibly beautiful, making it an ideal area for photography. There’s even an option to rent tents to provide additional space. From weddings to galas, The Parthenon can host just about anything!
2100 West End Avenue Nashville, TN, 37203 • (615) 320-1700
Capacity: 1,500 guests
More than just a hotel, Loews Vanderbilt is home to event spaces that can accommodate any event from conference to wedding reception. Whether hosting an intimate meeting or a grand affair, Loews is happy to host you. The hotel boasts 24,000 square feet of entertaining space and seven dedicated spots to hold an event, with the largest big enough for up to 1,500 guests. Each space is as lovely as the next!
1120 McGavock St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 942-9590
Capacity: 100 to 1,000 standing guests
This MStreet event hall is a renovated 1930s warehouse. With access to MStreet restaurants for catering services, the industrial-chic venue is the ideal location for very large parties or even selective music performances. The central area has room for more than 1,000 guests, though the space can be reconfigured for 100-person parties. Rosewall on MStreet is the ideal spot for any large gathering, be it formal, casual or something in between.
126 Second Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 369-6474
Capacity: 225 seated; 325 standing
Nashville’s downtown and its many buildings are rich with history, and The Quarter is no exception. Housed in a building that dates back to 1897, The Quarter’s exposed brick and hardwood floors offer a historic backdrop with modern amenities. The building sits in Nashville’s downtown, and tall, arched windows offer stunning views of the river. A convenient location, stunning design and beautiful views make The Quarter so desirable.
110 Leake Ave., Nashville, TN, 37205 • (615) 356-0501
Capacity: 250 guests
This historic Southern home in one of Nashville’s premier neighborhoods offers beautiful grounds, a stately mansion and a charming carriage house as possible locations for your event. With space for up to 250 guests and a well-trained staff to keep things running smoothly, Belle Meade Plantation could be the perfect spot for your upcoming wedding or large event.
400 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville, TN • (615) 369-6474
Capacity: 400 seated, 700 standing
Originally built as a church in the late 1800s, The Bell Tower is now a multipurpose event venue. With exposed beams and large windows that let in lots of natural light, as well as an upper level mezzanine and modern finishes, the venue is truly a cross between historical and contemporary. One of the largest venues in downtown Nashville, the space can accommodate seated dinners for up to 400 and cocktail receptions for 700.
500 Cowan St., Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 777-3007
New to Nashville, Topgolf offers a handful of options for those looking to entertain. For small groups, you can plan a golf game that comes with a menu and enhanced experience. There are also options to rent the signature rooms (capacity: 200), rooftop terrace (capacity: 180), lower lounge (capacity: 70), chairman’s suite (capacity: 68) and entertainment hall (capacity: 500 plus 114 in VIP areas). For those looking to throw the party of the year, rent the entire venue, which holds up to 2,200 people.
301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37243 • (615) 782-4030
Capacity: 400 seated, 2,044 standing
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Nashville is the iconic War Memorial Auditorium. The legendary venue has hosted numerous musical events and live performances and could be the ideal spot for your wedding reception, corporate event or large-scale cocktail reception. With fantastic acoustics and a large stage, in addition to numerous other configurations both indoors and out, the War Memorial Auditorium might be a perfect choice for your next large-scale, formal party.
1402 Clinton St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 891-1781
Capacity: 600 seated, 900 standing
Exposed brick, reclaimed beams and concrete floors give this renovated 1900s warehouse an authentic vintage feel while amenities from the remodel, like a state-of-the-art lighting and music system, maintain it as a modern space. The full-service bar and well-equipped catering kitchen simplify hosting a large event. Just five minutes from downtown, Marathon Music Works has standing room for up to 900, making it perfect for large concerts, parties or philanthropic events.
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 356-8000
Capacity: 100 to 350 seated, 125 to 500 standing
A historic mansion-turned-museum with lush gardens, Cheekwood offers a beautiful event space with both outdoor and indoor venues available. The size and style of the estate lend it to lovely weddings and large-scale events, although renting some of the individual rooms would be appropriate for smaller luncheons or more intimate gatherings. The Frist Learning Center, formerly the stables and carriage house of the estate, can accommodate 250 seated guests or 500 standing. The Pineapple Room, with floor-to-ceiling picture windows, can seat up to 100 guests, with room for a 125-person reception. Inside the Cheekwood Museum of Art, there is ample space for a 500-guest reception or a 350-guest dinner, while Massey Hall has room for 300 seated guests and 350 standing. There are also numerous gardens and terraces surrounding the property. As wedding and graduation season approaches, consider Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art for your celebration.
807 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 248-2800
Newly built in downtown Nashville, The Westin Nashville offers 20,000 square feet of event space. Meeting rooms and the grand ballroom can suit your needs, no matter what they may be. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 600 seated guests or 1,000 standing guests. The hotel also offers an in-house coordinator, staff and catering.
116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 889-3060
Capacity: 20 to 2,300 guests
In the center of downtown Nashville is the historic Ryman Auditorium, former home to the Grand Ole Opry, considered to be the Mother Church of Country Music. With spaces and adaptable layouts that can accommodate anywhere between 20 and 2,300 guests, the famous auditorium is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as corporate events or large-scale productions.
4520 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin, TN 37064 • [email protected]
Capacity: Contact for details
Head south on I-65, and you’ll find Graystone Quarry, a multi-use event venue located on the grounds of (yep!) an old quarry. Scenic enough for weddings, spacious enough for events of all kinds, Graystone offers versatility and beauty on its 76 stunning acres and 15,000 square feet of event space. Spaces include the Hillside Pavilion, Gathering Hall, Bridal Suite, Groom’s Quarter and even an amphitheater.
822 3rd Avenue South Nashville, Tennessee 37210
Capacity: Contact for Details
622 Redmon St., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 832-5242
Capacity: 30 to 250
Noah Liff Opera Center offers four spaces for your event. The Ragsdale Family Grand Lobby, The Opera Studio, The Frist Foundation Board Room and The Sue & Earl Swensson Patron Room are fitting for all of your events. Celebrate a wedding in the lobby, hold a special event in The Opera Studio, meet in the Frist Board Room and host a dinner in The Swensson Room.
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