In need of a nice restaurant for your large group or private party? We have you covered! Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, birthday, bachelor/bachelorette trip, these restaurants provide some of the best spaces with private or semi-private dining options. Here are Nashville Guru’s top spots for large group and private dining in Music City.
Large Group and Private Dining
Nicky’s Coal Fired
Neighborhood: The Nations
Nicky’s Coal Fired, one of Nashville’s most popular Italian restaurants, simply charges based on a food and beverage minimum. They have plenty of space for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or corporate outing. You could simply reserve a party area with happy hour pricing starting at $15 a person up to 50 people, or rent out the entire restaurant. See sample menus and get more details on their private events page.
The 404 Kitchen
The 404 Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant that has expanded greatly in its ability to accommodate large parties. For party sizes over 100 guests, the main dining room (150 seated) is great for family-style dinner events. For smaller parties, guests can reserve the private dining room (50 seated) or the semi-private loft (40 seated). Options to buy out the entire restaurant and rooftop deck is available.
Yolan Nashville, situated in The Joseph Hotel, offers smaller groups the option to enjoy a private dining experience. Guests can expect fine authentic Italian cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Tony Mantuano. The private dining room (8 seated) is perfect for intimate gatherings and special occasions. All private event information can be requested online.
Not only is Kayne Prime considered one of the best steakhouses in Nashville, but if you’re looking to celebrate with a large party, this might be the perfect spot for you. Kayne Prime offers a variety of private dining options for party sizes ranging from 14 guests to 104 guests. The large party and private dining options include the SOMM Room (14 seated), the Chef’s Room (16 seated), the Champagne Room (20 seated), the Union Room (22 seated), the Chandelier Room (36 seated), the Mishima Room (70 seated), and a combination of the Mishima, Chandelier, and DL Bar (104 seated).
From business meetings to cocktail receptions, Etch is a superb location for private events. There are two private dining rooms including the Intermezzo Room (12 seated) and the Encore Room (40 seated, 50 standing). Guests dining in the Intermezzo Room have the option to order from the full menu or a customized limited menu. The Encore Room requires guests to order from a prix fixe menu.
MOTO, one of Nashville’s most popular Italian restaurants, has several options for large groups and private parties. The smaller private dining room, the Chef’s Room (16 seated), is perfect for a birthday celebration or a graduation dinner. For larger parties, the Ivy Room (45 seated, 80 standing) is recommended for any reception-style event.
Sinema is a fine-dining restaurant perfect for special occasions. For private parties, Sinema offers a variety of private and semi-private dining experiences. Guests can rent out the Private Dining Room (12-22 seated) or the Green Room (40 accommodated) which is semi-private. If you wish to have a completely separate entrance from the main restaurant, the Backstage at Sinema dining area (40-50 accommodated) can be transformed for almost any occasion.
In the mood for Mexican cuisine? Saint Anejo, one of Nashville’s most popular Mexican restaurants, is great for hosting special events like birthday dinners and graduation luncheons. Guests have two large party dining options including the Tequila Library (seats 20, holds 35) or a combination of the Tequila Library and Mezzanine (seats 56, holds 80).
City House is a cozy Italian restaurant known for its delicious pizza which is perfect when hosting private dinner parties. We recommend City House for celebratory dinners for almost any special occasion. Guests can reserve the private upstairs dining room (15 seated) for smaller parties or the entire upstairs area (16-40 seated) for larger parties.
Butcher & Bee
Neighborhood: East Nashville
Butcher & Bee, one of East Nashville’s tried and true hotspots, offers indoor and outdoor dining options for large parties and private events. For smaller parties, guests can reserve the semi-private dining room (11-18 seated) or the semi-private covered outdoor patio (11-35 seated). For larger parties, the full outdoor patio (11-50 seated) is available to rent and a refundable deposit is required. All groups over 10 guests will be offered a prix-fixe menu option.
Marsh House is a chef-driven seafood eatery that has delicious options for everyone. If you’re looking to host a birthday celebration, corporate event, or special occasion, we recommend reserving Marsh House’s private event space (16 seated) which features a large family-style table.
Acme is one of Broadway’s many popular 4-story bars but offers a private celebration experience like no other. For smaller groups, Acme doesn’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 event space is the entire 3rd floor of the building (200 seated, 350+ standing), which is a massive event space that can be rented out for weddings and corporate events.
5th & Taylor
Looking to host a private dining event with an amazing culinary experience? Then head over to 5th & Taylor for your next group outing. This popular Germantown spot offers a couple of unique private dining options that many people don’t know about. Private dining options include the Gallery (60 accommodated) for intimate gatherings and the Back Corner (165 accommodated) for corporate events and wedding receptions.
Just a few blocks South of Broadway you’ll find Husk, a staple in Nashville’s restaurant scene. If you’re looking to host a private dining experience with fresh Southern cuisine, we recommend checking out Husk’s private event space, The Stables. This space is located in their historic carriage house which includes a kitchen, restrooms, and a private patio.
Casual Large Group and Private Dining
Von Elrod’s is always pretty busy, but even with a larger group, you’re usually able to get a table with very little wait time. Long community tables are available both inside and outside. This popular Germantown destination is inspired by Octoberfest so expect larger-than-life beers and delicious pretzels.
Neighborhood: East Nashville
When you’re accommodating a larger group, sometimes it can be hard to find a place that can satiate every palate. When dining at The Pharmacy we can almost guarantee you won’t have those issues because who doesn’t love a good burger? Especially with their menu offering a variety of veggie, chicken, and sausage burger options. Outside on the patio, you’ll find long picnic tables perfect for larger groups.