Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery

Capacity: 250

Location: 1414 Clinton St.

Great For: Casual Parties, Private Dinners

For a private dinner guaranteed to please, follow the beverages. The Oak Room at Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery is a generously sized open space flanked by whitewashed brick walls, tall wood beams, and high ceilings. If 4350 square feet is too large for your crowd, consider the adjacent tasting room. At just 1200 square feet, the tasting room can accommodate 85 standing guests.

The Smith House

Capacity: 200

Location: 167 Rosa L Parks Blvd

Great For: Rehearsal Dinners, Private Dinners

Historic home with than 15,000 square feet of entertaining space, the Smith House was built in the 1840’s and is the only remaining grand townhouse in downtown Nashville. The six-bed/six-bath mansion features a grand ballroom with space for up to 200 well-heeled guests and today houses one of the top 5 cigar clubs in the United States. More than just an event space, the Smith House also features award-winning food and service fit for a landmark–one also used as a filming location for country music videos.

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Woolworth’s on Fifth

Capacity: Inquire

Location: 221 5th Ave N

Great For: Celebrations, Receptions

One of the most significant spaces in our country’s racial past, Woolworth’s on Fifth is today both a landmark in remembrance of where we’ve been and a statement about redemption. Or as Woolworth’s describes it, “A Welcome Table of Southern Roots and Rhythms.” Dancing and dining are here in spades, with a menu that offers a taste of Southern hospitality.

Nashville City Club

Capacity: 300

Location: 201 4th Ave N

Great For: Holiday Parties, Corporate Meetings

The Nashville City Club has been playing host to important board meetings, lighthearted bridal showers, and everything in between for more than 50 years. Located in the heart of Downtown Nashville with 360-degree views of the city skyline, the City Club is the perfect spot for the event planner who needs to delegate a list of tasks to the pros. Plus, the location makes accommodations and travel a snap for out-of-town guests.

The Hermitage Hotel

Capacity: 300

Location: 231 6th Ave N

Great For: Weddings

Nashville’s original hotel and the hotel Conde Nast Traveler rated the city’s best, the Hermitage is as far from a modern minimalistic aesthetic as it gets. Dark wood paneling, antique chandeliers, grand ballrooms, and intricate ceilings harken back to a day before Instagram put white backgrounds en vogue. The ultimate Nashville wedding destination, the Hermitage Hotel is also a frequent charitable fundraiser spot.

The Ink Building

Capacity: Inquire

Location: 613 Ewing Ave

Great For: Meetings, Informal Receptions

Sometimes, you just need a blank slate with a great location. In a city of grand and historic properties, the Ink Building is a modern, clean alternative. The venue is run by Nashville Event Spaces and featured a patio overlooking downtown. Artists, consider this your canvas.

Frist Art Museum

Capacity: 150

Location: 919 Broadway

Great For: Galas, Charity Events

A former post office building, the First is a Nashville landmark for good reason. The building, on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984, houses some of the most iconic works by Frida Kahlo in a cleanly appointed art deco space. A wide range of rooms and spaces offer something for an event of any size. Their auditorium, grand lobby, and courtyard spaces each feature clean lines, impressive art, and room to celebrate.

14TENN

Capacity: 300+

Location: 1410 51st Ave

Great For: Weddings, Large Dinners

To the naked eye, 14TENN is a barn-style event space. But to a professional event planner, the venue is a breath of fresh air. In addition to being beautifully appointed, 14TENN is as generous and accommodating as they come. There are no restrictions on caterers, freeing planners to select their menu from anything their hearts desire. And here’s something we rarely see: rentals are made in 24-hour increments, literally meaning you can party the night–and day–away.