If you’re looking for a nice restaurant for your large group or private party, this guide is for you.
This guide features Nashville Guru’s top restaurants and spaces with private or semi-private dining options. If you don’t need private dining and simply need a list of places to take a large group of 6 to 12 (some max at 8), also check out our Best Dinner Restaurants Guide with over 30 options. You will need to call to make reservations for groups over 6 at most locations.
Great Restaurants for
Large Groups & Private PARTIES
Kayne Prime is considered one of the best steakhouses in Nashville, and they also completed a massive expansion to include additional private dining options. If you want to celebrate with a nice steak dinner, this might be the perfect spot for you. You can make reservations online for up to 8 people. If you have more, call for reservations. The private dining options at Kayne Prime include: Champagne Room (20 seated), Chef’s Room (16 seated), Union Room (22 seated), Chandelier Room (32 seated), Mishima Room (70 seated), SOMM Room (14 seated), or a combination of the Mishima, Chandelier, and DL Bar (100 seated). Get more details.
Etch, located in downtown Nashville, is one of the hottest restaurants in the city. From business meetings to cocktail receptions, this is a superb location for private events. There are two private dining rooms — The Intermezzo Room (12 seated) and The Encore Room (36 seated or 50 standing). Guests in The Intermezzo Room may order from the full menu or a customized limited menu. The Encore Room requires guests to order from a prix fixe menu. Get more details.
MOTO is an Italian restaurant located in the Gulch with several options for large or private parties. If you don’t need a private room, you can simply call to make a reservation. The smaller private dining room, The Chef’s Room, can hold up to 16 people seated and is perfect for a birthday celebration or large group of friends. They also have a private dining room in the back of the restaurant that can seat 45 people or accommodate 80 for a reception-style event. There is also an option to host private luncheons. Get more details.
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5th & Taylor
Head to Germantown’s 5th & Taylor for your group outing. You can call to make reservations in the main dining room but they also have a unique private dining option that many people don’t know about. The room is located in an inconspicuous location with one-way mirrors, meaning you can see the entire restaurant but they can’t see you. The room is called the Skybox and can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 70 guests, depending on if you use all of it or half of it. The Half Skybox can seat up to 30 guests while the Full Skybox can seat up to 55 guests. Get more details.
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The Sutler has two options for large groups. Reservations are accepted Monday through Wednesday for parties of 8 or more. You can also host a private event in either the Cellar or the Saloon. The Cellar, a somewhat secretive space, is a Nashville Guru favorite. You can reserve part of it for 10-75 people or all of it for 90-200+ people. You can reserve part of the Saloon for up to 30 people or all of it for 130-250 people. Get more details.
Husk is often considered one of the best restaurants in Nashville. You’re welcome to call for reservations in the main dining area for groups of 8 or less. They also have The Stables, a private dining option separate from the main restaurant. The Stables room is located in a carriage house nearby. The Stables can hold 28 guests seated and 35 standing. They are open to bookings for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Get more details.
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Virago in the Gulch has a variety of private dining options. They take reservations for sizable groups and can accommodate you nicely within the normal dining room. If you’re looking for more privacy, you can book the Lotus Room (pictured below), which seats 24 people. This is a chic atmosphere for a girls’ night, birthday party, or other celebration. You can also rent the rooftop patio that will seat 50 or hold 100 for a reception. The third space is the sake bar and lower patio which can hold 40 people. The final option at Virago is their private luncheons. Since they aren’t open during the day, you can rent the Lotus Room or Rooftop Patio for daytime events. This option is often used for business meetings, birthdays, bachelorette parties, or any other daytime celebrations. Get more details.
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Sambuca has an upbeat atmosphere with rockin’ live music every night, and they’ve been a go-to spot for large groups for many years. You can simply reserve a table for parties of 12 or less online. If you have more than 12 people for dinner, you can call for a reservation in the main dining area. For groups of 30 to 100, they have additional private dining options. Get more details.
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Sinema is a fine-dining restaurant for special occasions. The main dining areas are wonderful, and you can make a reservation online for up to 8 people or call to reserve a table for more than 8. For private parties, they have The Private Dining Room (pictured below) that can seat 12 guests or can be combined to seat 24 guests. The Green Room is a semi-private dining area that can accommodate 25-45 guests. Sinema also has The Backstage at Sinema, which has a completely separate entrance from the main restaurant, can be transformed for almost any occasion. You also have an option to buyout the entire lounge area or main dining room. Get more details.
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Saint Anejo accepts all walk-ins and a limited number of reservations for parties of 8 or more. They also have two large party dining options. You can reserve the semi-private room that seats 16 people or the Tequila Library that can hold 35 people. Get more details.
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City House takes reservations by phone for parties of 12 or less in the main dining area. For private dining, they have a small upstairs room with space for up to 15 guests. The entire upstairs area can hold 16-40 people. Get more details.
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The Southern & Southernaire Market
The Demonbreun Room at The Southern Steak & Oyster is a popular option in SoBro. The room can hold up to 60 seated or 75 standing, making it one of the largest options. The space has been used for everything from private dinners to brunches to business meetings to cocktail receptions. Get more details.
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For something a little more exclusive and different, check out Southernaire Market, The Southern’s sister property located on the same block. When it’s not reserved, the space functions as a market and lunch spot, but they can transform the room for your special event. The space accommodates 30 seated or 40 standing. Get more details.
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If you have a group of 18 or more, Tavern is a great option. They only take walk-ins for less than 18, but the private dining room can seat 18 and the side patio can seat 35 or hold 45 standing. Get more details.
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The 404 Kitchen
The 404 Kitchen took over the space previously occupied by Watermark, expanding greatly on their ability to accommodate large parties. Whether you need a family-style dinner for 175 or a semi-private gathering for 40 or a completely private experience in the 60-seat private dining room, The 404 Kitchen has you covered. If you have a smaller party, though, just call ahead — they can usually accommodate pretty large groups on short notice, too. Get more details.
Butcher & Bee
Butcher & Bee, one of East Nashville’s newest hotspots, takes reservations for their main dining area for parties of 10 or less. They have a semi-private communal table for larger parties that can be reserved as well as two semi-private booths. Lastly, they have an upstairs mezzanine bar overlooking the kitchen and downstairs bar. You can reserve these spaces by emailing the restaurant. A refundable deposit is required. For all groups over 10 people, a prix-fixe menu is offered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Acme is undoubtedly one of the hottest and largest bars on Broadway. Many people head there with a large group to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. They don’t take reservations, but if you go early, you can easily grab a good spot for your group in the dining areas or on the rooftop patio. Their private option is the entire 3rd floor of the building, which is a massive event space. They can hold up to 200 guests seated or 350+ standing. Get more details.
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