21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Capacity: 150

Location: 221 2nd Avenue North

Great For: Receptions, Company Retreats, Art Shows

With an entrance marked by a combination of potted trees and green neon, the 21c Museum Hotel is a quirky and modern destination with a professional event staff ready to serve. The funky spot features more than 10,500 square feet of art-filled exhibit space, freeing event planners to invest their energy into something other than decor.

Meanwhile, catering services from Gray & Dudley mean dining will be easy to plan and attractive to serve. What’s left? Working on what will certainly be a coveted invite list.

The Hermitage

Capacity: 300

Location: 4580 Rachels Lane

Great For: Weddings, Picnics

Hold your next event at the former home of President Andrew Jackson. The historic mansion, surrounded by 1100 acres of pure country serenity, features three different outdoor sites, as well as a cabin, mansion, and church for indoor events. Beautiful for any event, The Hermitage would make an especially ideal space for events focused on history or leadership.

Union Station Hotel

Capacity: 300+

Location: 1001 Broadway

Great For: Corporate Meetings, Receptions

Sophisticated and modern, this 4-Diamond hotel features a variety of rooms and spaces for small meetings of ten or grand celebrations for up to 500. With room names like The Hummingbird, Backstage, The Green Room, and the Dixie Flyer, the Union Station Hotel will give your guests a sense of Nashville’s history while surrounding them with impeccable service.

Noah Liff Opera Center

Capacity: 299

Location: 3622 Redmon St

Great For: Charity Events, Galas

In the world of event venue first impressions, a whimsical spiral staircase and a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows are about as good as they come. The Noah Liff Opera Center is comprised of a Grand Lobby, Opera Studio, and two board rooms, each tailored for different needs. The Opera Studio can seat 250 for dinner, while the boardrooms accommodate 30-45. And did we mention chandeliers?

Country Music Hall of Fame

Capacity: 20-1200

Location: 22 Fifth Avenue South

Great For: Company Party, VIP Event

What could possibly embody Nashville’s DNA better than the Country Music Hall of Fame? A joyous venue, especially for out of town guests, the CMHOF has fifteen separate spaces available for meeting and gatherings. From the 1400-square foot boardroom with table seating for ten to the 10,000-square foot event hall with reception seating for 1200, this is an address that will be sure to put a smile on the face of any music lover.

Vanderbilt University

Capacity: 300+

Location: 2201 West End Ave

Great For: Company Retreat, Meetings

For a more affordable space, go back to college! Vanderbilt, that is. The University happily rents out spaces for private events, at rates well under the market average. The options are too numerous for even the University to list on their own website, but with 330 acres of campus, you can be sure that there’s a room well-suited for your precise needs.


Capacity: Inquire

Location: 90 Oceanside Dr

Great For: Team Retreats, Pitch Competition

By day it’s a coworking space for creatives. But by night, WELD releases its cool and funky community spaces to the public–for a fee, that is. Perfect for a pitch competition or other event that melds work and play, WELD is primely located just south of Downtown in the 8th South. Work or play: who says you can’t have both?

Graystone Quarry

Capacity: Limitless (Varies by Space)

Location: 4520 Graystone

Great For: Weddings, Retreats, Concerts

138 acres. That’s the scale to keep in mind when considering Graystone Quarry, a massive private property located at the intersection of interstates 65 and 840. Part chic barn, part forest, and part outdoor concert venue, Graystone Quarry is a venue built by visionaries for visionaries. Get away from the office for a team retreat atop a working rock quarry, or a stunning team cocktail hour on the patio. Think a natural beauty can’t be beaten? They’ve placed phone chargers by the bathrooms. Are you sold now?

The Buchanan Log House

Capacity: 150

Location: 2910 Elm Hill Pike

Great For: Receptions

Make your own history at the Buchanan Log House, a cozy property on the National Register of Historic Places. Built-in 1807 by James Buchanan himself, the home’s interior features several different spaces available for rent. A dining room, main room, and two bedrooms offer intimate spaces for small gatherings, while an outdoor stage and backyard offer plenty of space for guests to mingle.

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The #BuchananLogHouse is a charming two-story log house was built in 1807-1808. It has evolved through the years into a unique historic property which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is built of chestnut logs with poplar floors. Original limestone fireplaces provide focal points for the parlor and Lucinda's room. There are fireplaces on each end of Buchanan Log House — on the original hall and Parlor style. When the 1820 addition was added, the fireplace on the west end was removed from the original log home and placed on the west end of the 1820 addition. The chimney on the east end has a fireplace in the Nave Room (downstairs) and in the Lucinda Room (upstairs). James Buchanan, an early settler in Davidson County, married Lucinda East in 1810. The first log addition to the home was necessitated in 1820, to accommodate their growing family, which eventually numbered 16 children. The next addition to the house occurred in 1900. Two historical prominent residents were Judge Thomas N. Frazier who purchased the home in 1867, and his son, James Beriah Frazier. Judge Frazier was Criminal Court Judge for Rutherford and Davidson Counties, and was impeached during the Reconstruction Days because of his so-called interference in the ratification of the 14th Amendment. (He was later restored to office in 1870). James Beriah Frazier spent his teenage years in this home. He was a popular governor 1903 to 1905, and was a U.S. Senator 1905 to 1911. #Nashville #NashvilleTN #MusicCity #InstaNashville #MusicCityMuse #Explore615 #NashvilleExplorersClub #Tennessee #IGersNashville #NashvilleTheBeautiful #ExploreNashville #TheNashvilleGuide #NashvilleGram #MidTNTravel #jj_tennessee #madeintn #nashvillenow #NeatNashville #instagramtennessee #NashvilleLove #nashvillebound #nashvilletennessee #ToddsNashville #logcabin

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