Large Group & Private Dining Guide

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In need of a nice restaurant for your large group or private party? We have you covered! Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, birthday, or 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. For 50 or more guests, check out our Best Private Event Spaces and Wedding Venues in Nashville guide!¬†

Large Group and Private Dining


The Finch American Grill *NEW*

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The casually elegant dining options at The Finch are inspired by modern twists on American cuisine. Their bright and airy space is split into four reservable locations‚ÄĒthe Solarium, the Lounge, the Arches, and the Marble-Top Center Bar. Equipped with garage doors that open when the weather is nice, the restaurant comfortably seats all party sizes for every occasion. See their PDF for more details.

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Nicky’s Coal Fired

Nicky’s Coal Fired, one of Nashville’s most popular Italian restaurants, simply charges based on a food and beverage minimum. Guests have the option to rent out the entire restaurant starting at $2,000‚ÄĒthe pricing will depend on the time and day of the week. Nicky’s also offers a Family Style Dinner party option for groups of 10-30.

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-50 people
  • Reservations: Reserve for 10-30 guests online or call: (615) 678-4289

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Barcelona Wine Bar

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Barcelona Wine Bar, one of Nashville’s most popular dinner restaurants, has a fun and lively atmosphere with an amazing wine selection. For parties larger than 12, guests are encouraged to fill out this form. Curated menu and tasting options are available for special events.

  • Neighborhood: Edgehill
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-30 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 12 guests online or call: (615) 327-0600

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The Nashville Grange

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The Nashville Grange is a Southern-inspired restaurant located on the first level of the highly-acclaimed Grand Hyatt Nashville. Diners can expect a contemporary yet casual atmosphere, an open kitchen concept, a full bar, and Tennessee-to-table cuisine. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural light and downtown views. For parties less than 10, guests have the option to order from the full menu. Parties 10+ are required to order from a prix fixe menu.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Ideal Party Size: 8-16 people
  • Reservations: Request information online or call: (615) 622-4070

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Husk

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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.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-25 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: (615) 256-6565

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Kayne Prime

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 the Grand Prime which is a combination of the Mishima, Chandelier, and DL Bar (104 seated).

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Ideal Party Size: 15-36 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: (615) 259-0050

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Etch

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From business meetings to cocktail receptions, Etch is a great 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.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-40 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 6 guests online or call: (615) 626-6446

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Sinema

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Sinema is a fine-dining restaurant perfect for special occasions. For private parties, Sinema offers a few private and semi-private dining experiences. Guests can rent out the Private Dining Room (seats 12, holds 24) or the Green Room (seats 40) which is semi-private. If you wish to have a completely separate entrance from the main restaurant, the Backstage at Sinema dining area (seats 40, holds 60) can be transformed for almost any occasion.

  • Neighborhood: Melrose¬†
  • Ideal Party Size: 12-40 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: 615-942-7746

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City House

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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 on almost any special occasion. Guests can reserve the private upstairs dining room (holds 16), the patio (holds 17-28), the entire upstairs (holds 17-40), and the entire upstairs and patio (holds 41-68).

  • Neighborhood: Germantown¬†
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-40 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 12 guests online or call: (615) 736-5838

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MOTO

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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 (44 seated, 80 standing) is recommended for any reception-style event.

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-40 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: (615) 736-5305

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E3 Chophouse

E3 Chophouse is a high-end, ranch-to-restaurant chophouse with an expansive space for private dinners, lunches, small gatherings, large soirees, and more. The rooftop is also available for rent! For event requests, guests can fill out this form.

  • Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-30 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: (615) 301-1818

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Butcher & Bee

Butcher & Bee, one of East Nashville’s tried and true hotspots, offers indoor and outdoor dining options for private dinners and events. For smaller parties, guests can reserve the semi-private dining room (16 seated) or the mezzanine (24 seated). For larger parties, the full outdoor patio (55 seated, 80 accommodated) is available for rent. Coming in May of 2023, guests can rent out The Rose Room (40 seated, 60 accommodated).

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Ideal Party Size: 15-40 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 10 guests online or call: (615) 226-3322

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Folk

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Folk offers a special menu for group dining, as well as, a semi-private dining space. The family-style menu is $65 or $85 per person and changes each week depending on what is seasonally available. For semi-private options, Folk can host up to 20 guests towards the back of the dining room. To inquire about more information, guests can fill out the private dining submission form.

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-20 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 6 guests online or call: (615) 610-2595

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Marsh House

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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, reserve Marsh House’s private event space (16 seated) which features a large family-style table.

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-16 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: (615) 262-6001

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5th & Taylor

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Looking to host a private dining event with an amazing culinary experience? Then head over to 5th & Taylor for your next group outing. This Germantown spot offers two private dining options that many people don’t know about. Private dining options include the Gallery (50 and under accommodated) for intimate gatherings and the Back Corner (50+ accommodated) for corporate events and receptions.

  • Neighborhood: Germantown¬†
  • Ideal Party Size: 15-45 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 10 guests online or call: (615) 242-4747

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The 404 Kitchen

The 404 Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant that has expanded greatly in its ability to accommodate large parties. Options include Gertie’s Whiskey Bar (holds 30-50), The Loft (seats 40, holds 45+), The Dining and Wine Room (seats 50-80, holds 75-100+), and The Restaurant (seats 150, holds 200).

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Ideal Party Size: 20-50 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 8 guests online or call: (615) 251-1404

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The River House

the River House
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Whether you need a space to host a cocktail party, birthday party, corporate event, or private dinner, The River House has you covered. This popular Downtown restaurant has four private dining areas including the Kasbah Mezzanine (capacity of 30 and includes a private bar), Little Hollywood (capacity of 20 and includes a private bar), Hollywood (capacity of 34), and Big Hollywood (capacity of 60 and includes a private bar). If your special occasion needs to host more than 60 guests, a restaurant buyout is available.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Ideal Party Size: 15-45 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 4 guests online or call: (615) 271-7868

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Church and Union

Host your next private dinner at Church and Union. Private dining options include the Buffalo Room (seats 40, holds 50), The Loge (seats 30, holds 40), The J (seats 24), The Stage (seats 25), and The Patio (seats 14, holds 20). The Buffalo Room, one of the most popular options, is located in the main dining room and can be made private with custom curtain panels.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Ideal Party Size: 10-50 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 12 guests online or call: (615) 864-0977

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Common Ground

Common Ground’s private dining room in Sylvan Park offers a secluded, closed-door experience for a large group. The space can hold up to 24 guests or 18 at a single table. Right outside the private dining room, there’s also an option to reserve a section of hightop tables for 20 people for a special cocktail hour.

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Harper’s Steakhouse

Harper’s dining options are as dynamic as their internationally-inspired menu. Their exclusive Garden Room with an outflowing patio is perfect for parties of 10 to 50, or you can indulge in the Main Dining Room, which comfortably seats 100 guests with vibrant floral wallpaper, black leather banquettes, and intricate stonework and archways. See their PDF for more details. 

  • Neighborhood:¬†SoBro
  • Ideal Party Size:¬†10-200 people
  • Reservations:¬†Email Rebecca Hundersmarck or call: (615) 200-6715

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Saint Anejo

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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).

  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • Ideal Party Size: 15-45 people
  • Reservations: Reserve up to 12 guests online or call: (615) 736-5301

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Casual Large Group and Private Dining


Von Elrod’s

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. For parties of 25 or more, private and semi-private options are available.

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The Pharmacy

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 beef burger options. Outside on the patio, you’ll find long picnic tables perfect for larger groups. For private parties and celebrations, guests can fill out this form for accommodations.

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Tennessee Brew Works

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If you’re with a group of beer lovers, we recommend checking out Tennesse Brew Works. This popular brewery and taproom can host private events with party sizes starting at 15 people. Looking to just grab a few beers with a large group? There are usually open seating options on the outdoor patios.

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Ideal Party Size: 15-45 people

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