The Best Private Event Spaces and Wedding Venues in Nashville

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With Nashville’s central location, fun nightlife, impeccable music scene, and infinite conferences, the city has become a popular destination for weddings, music showcases, corporate events, and other large social gatherings. If you’re planning a private event or wedding with 50 or more guests in Nashville, finding the perfect venue can be a daunting task. Below we’ve narrowed down some of the best options in and near Nashville that can accommodate larger groups, from restaurants with standout private accommodations to historic settings with endless character. Since almost every hotel has private spaces, hotels are not included in this list. Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to The Best Private Event Spaces and Wedding Venues for 50 or More Guests. 

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Event Spaces & Wedding Venues in Nashville

Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum

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If you’re looking for a spacious venue in the Downtown area, book your event at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. With every event, guests are given full access to the 30,000-square-foot museum. This venue can accommodate party sizes from 50-2,000. Notable features include a revamped courtyard, a guitar wall stage, and top-notch lighting. The type of events usually booked at this venue are corporate gatherings, wedding receptions, music industry showcases, non-profit fundraisers, award shows, and birthday parties.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal party size: 50-2,000 people


The Cordelle

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When booking an event at The Cordelle, operated by the same company as Saint Elle, you’ll have access to the entire property including the historic Victorias, the Great Hall, the Furnished Loft, and the Garden and Catering Kitchen. This popular venue can seamlessly accommodate a variety of different occasions and offers hands-on attention to make sure your event vision is brought to life. This beautiful site is one of Nashville’s most popular wedding venues.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal party size: 175-350 people

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The Bell Tower

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The Bell Tower is a historic building dating back to 1874. This now-modernized event venue can be found in the SoBro area of Downtown Nashville. Some of the most popular amenities include a full on-site kitchen, bridal lounges, a whiskey tasting room, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. The Bell Tower is the largest free-standing venue in the Downtown area.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal party size: 150-400

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The Bridge Building

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If you’re looking for waterfront views, The Bridge Building is the spot for you. This venue is located in Downtown Nashville on the riverfront. The most popular area of The Bridge Building is the rooftop patio that offers guests one-of-a-kind views of Nashville. This venue is great for corporate events, private dinners, weddings, and more.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Ideal party size: 200-1,200

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Clementine, operated by the same company as Ruby, has been a place of celebration since 1889. This wedding and event venue has two large interior spaces, three dressing rooms, a private outdoor courtyard, and a catering kitchen. This popular spot also has some of the best audio, video, and lighting systems in Music City.

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14TENN is a 6,000-square-foot bright and modern event space, perfect for weddings, corporate gatherings, and social events. The interior features white-framed walls, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, and wood flooring. Each event is provided a 24-hour rental timeframe. The venue is available from 10:00am the day of the event until 10:00am the following day.

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The Horton SoBro

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The Horton SoBro is situated just two blocks away from the Music City Center, which makes it a great location for corporate events and gatherings. The 3,500-square-foot venue is known for hosting small to medium size celebrations. If you’re needing more space, the outdoor area is a lovely bonus.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal party size: 150-275

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Saint Elle

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Saint Elle, operated by the same company as The Cordelle, is situated in the rising Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The 8,000-square-foot venue has beautiful natural light, a modern flare with historic architecture, and greenery. For drinks, Saint Elle provides an elevated bar experience with a selection of beverage options to make all your guests happy. The permanent bar is located in The Bow Truss area of the venue.

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Ruby, operated by the same company as Clementine, is one of the most intimate venues in Nashville. This boutique event space has a vintage feel with aspects of modernization, and is suitable for concerts, weddings, and other social gatherings. Each rental comes with access to a large indoor space, two large outdoor spaces, a dressing room, a catering kitchen, audio systems, lighting systems, and a venue manager.

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Riverside Revival

Riverside Revival is a beautiful event venue situated in the heart of East Nashville. This renovated church from 1951 has become a popular destination for events, shows, music videos, and weddings. Riverside Revival offers built-in stage, audio and lighting systems, hardwood floors, natural light, and balcony seating. Rentals include up to fifteen 60” round tables, five 48” round tables, ten 32” round tables, 300 chairs, and four portable bars. For food and beverage offerings, check out the catering guide.

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Ideal party size: 75-115+ (standing options are available for larger party sizes)


The Parthenon

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The Parthenon is an iconic and historic Nashville attraction loved by locals and tourists. This elegant space is the perfect location for weddings, parties, receptions, and corporate dinners. There is room for up to 225 seated guests or 500 guests for mix and mingle events.

  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Ideal party size: 150-225 (standing options are available for larger party sizes)



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Estelle, operated by the same company as The Cordelle and Saint Elle, is an intimate event space located one mile from Downtown Nashville. There are two historic event spaces, including a log cabin from 1807 and a Victorian home from 1826. This is an all-inclusive venue that offers event space, rentals, catering, and beverage service. The maximum capacity for this property is 100 guests.

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AB, formerly known as Anzie Blue, is a reimagined music and event venue. This space can be rented out for concerts, rehearsal dinners, weddings, graduation parties, pop-up installations, corporate gatherings, comedy shows, and more. The capacity is 150 seated and 250 standing. Seating arrangements included in the rental fee are ten 60” round tables, four Jack Daniel’s barrels/hightop tables, and 10 barstools at the bar.


COMING SOON: The Maxwell Room

The Maxwell Room, a new event space from the owners of Nicky’s Coal Fired, is opening this spring! This new spot will be located in the same building as Nicky’s Coal Fired. Standout features include a 1600-square-foot private dining room, an all-inclusive event experience, and delicious food and drinks provided by Nicky’s Coal Fired. The rental also includes projectors, AV equipment, and a stage.

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Event Spaces within an Hour Drive of Nashville


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Cheekwood is a 55-acre historic estate situated in the greater Nashville area. Due to the beautiful gardens and mansion, Cheekwood is a popular destination for weddings and corporate events. There are 12 different areas, indoor and outdoor, to host your celebration of up to 400 guests. Some of the rental inclusions are membership to Cheekwood, an event supervisor, and a ceremony rehearsal for weddings.

  • Neighborhood: Belle Meade
  • Ideal party size: 50-400


The Bedford Nashville

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The Bedford Nashville is an elegant and classy venue located in South Nashville, but not too far from Green Hills, Downtown Nashville, and Brentwood. This event space includes indoor and outdoor areas with rustic brick walls, spacious rooms, and a breathtaking chandelier. The Bedford Nashville is great for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, social events, and holiday gatherings.

  • Neighborhood: South Nashville
  • Ideal party size: 50-400

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Whether you’re planning a lavish affair or an intimate gathering, Southall has a venue for you. Southall is situated right outside of Nashville on 325 acres of land. There are eight different venues that can accommodate anywhere from 12 guests to 350 guests. One of the most popular venues booked is The Orchard. This 4,000-square-foot event center can host 224 guests and features high ceilings, exposed beams, wood flooring, and an expansive patio.

  • Neighborhood: Franklin
  • Ideal party size: 12-350 people

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Restaurants with Standout Private Spaces and Offerings

Nicky’s Coal Fired

Nicky’s Coal Fired, a popular Italian restaurant in The Nations, has become a go-to venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and other private gatherings due to their all-inclusive offerings. The event pricing is based strictly on a food and beverage minimum, so there aren’t any extra fees. For weddings and receptions, event pricing begins at $10,000 for up to 130 guests with food, bar, service, and more. The minimums vary based on which day the space is reserved.

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Ideal party size: 50-130 people

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Once Upon A Time in France

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Once Upon A Time in France is a super-cozy neighborhood bistro that is owned and operated by a French family. Guests can expect authentic French cuisine, European beers, and over 75 French wines. This thoughtfully-designed restaurant can host private events on Saturdays and Sundays. The minimum buyout is $5,000 (regardless of party size) with a maximum of 60 guests.


The Back Corner

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The Back Corner is a mid-size event space owned and operated by 5th and Taylor. This venue is great for private dinners, cocktail parties, birthday celebrations, corporate events, and showcases. For private dining events, the space is available daily, but for showcases, the space is available Sunday through Wednesday. An in-room bartender is required for groups of 50 or more. The capacity 85 guests for a seated dinner and 120 guests for a cocktail-style event.

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Ideal party size: 50-100


The Hatchery

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Acme Feed & Seed’s event space, The Hatchery, encompasses the entire 3rd floor of the building. This popular event and music venue has a capacity of 250 seated and 450 standing. The space is 7,000 square feet and provides endless opportunities to transform the area. With its location on Lower Broadway, guests can expect amazing views of the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium, and Riverfront Park. If you need more space, the full building and multiple floors can be rented, too.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Ideal party size: 150-350

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