Meeting planners never had it so easy when picking a destination. Nashville has it all: history, food, music, and a distinct electricity that runs through every part of the Music City. When narrowing down destinations for your next event, make sure to read our August Destination of the Month. We’re sure Nashville will make the cut.
History hides in every corner of Nashville. With Nashville’s tradition of reinvention and ingenuity, it’s no surprise that a turn-of-the-century car manufacturing plant would one day become the Marathon Music Works. This venue is perfect for live music experiences and group events.
Any while you’re exploring the Works, make sure to check out Marathon Village, a creative community striving to preserve historic structures. The neighborhood is also home to Lightning 100 radio station, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Garage Coffee Company, Corsair Distillery, Bang Candy Company, and Antique Archaeology. When we say there’s something for every type of program, we mean it.
With its versatile, open floor design and exposed brick walls, this space is a perfect canvas for any corporate event.
Woolworth on 5th
Nashville isn’t all honkytonks and live music – American history happened here. Visit Woolworth on 5th, which pays homage to its past as the historic Woolworth’s department store. Previously a site of civil rights sit-ins during the 1960’s, you can now visit the restored lunch counter where such protests took place.
Woolworth on 5th offers guests the opportunity to create an event that works for them. The mezzanine is perfect for a lounge-like bar experience for a cocktail hour or informal meeting. The main floor is the primary restaurant space, with a menu described as a “culinary exploration of the roots of Southern cuisine.” The basement event space is like no other: a 16-piece orchestra serves as the house band there.
Join us at the Nashville Gun Club, a sport venue that offers instruction, tournaments, sporting clays, skeet, trap, double trap and 5 stand. Your attendees will cheer each other on as you compete against one another, sharing laughs and making memories. We recommend the classic clay shoot, giving your guests the chance to see who’s really the sharpest shooter. With each person getting fifty shells and fifty clay targets, we’re sure guests will have the time of their lives at this unique and truly Southern teambuilding event.
Goo Goo Class
Nashville’s most famous food after hot chicken? It’s definitely the Goo Goo Cluster, a confection like no other. We had to make sure the Goo Goo Shop made this list. But this is no ordinary retail store. In addition to purchasing the confection itself (and maybe a few fun gifts), visitors can take a walk through a veritable Goo Goo museum! Peruse a 100+ year timeline complete with artifacts from the Goo Goo archives. At the end of the tour, guests can satisfy their sweet-tooth by actually making a few clusters of their own. This mouthwatering good time will keep attendees craving even more sweet secrets of our city.
Just miles from Nashville, Franklin is a unique blend of history and progress. Since its beginning in 1799, Franklin has grown from a tiny, agricultural community into a local economic landmark in its own right. Downtown Franklin, comprised of a beautiful historic district, offers true Southern hospitality. Main Street is a window into an Americana paradise, with over 200 years of history right in front of you. Visitors will find commemorative brick sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, lovely Victorian architecture, and stunning renovated historic buildings – all located in the heart of Franklin. Downtown has elegant shopping, restaurants, antique shops, a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, professional services, and more. We especially love The Carter House, a commemorative center of the 1864 Battle of Franklin. It’s the perfect spot to get your guests exploring this little town and enjoying a day of light exercise and leisure.
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
If one thing’s for sure about Nashville, it’s that we never forget our roots. Take for example Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. Nelson’s was originally founded in 1860 by German immigrant, Charles Nelson, and grew it to be a nationally recognized brand. One hundred years after Prohibition forced Nelson to end production, two of his descendants have revived their family’s legacy and opened Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.
Take a sip of history and host your next next corporate event in this mixed-use facility that would drop guests right into the a heritage that has been honored by the Nelson family for over four generations.
Local Tip: We definitely recommend the Belle Meade Bourbon!
Should we call Nashville Underground our pièce de résistance for this Nashville round-up? We think so. Boasting the highest, largest and only double-deck rooftop on Broadway, Nashville Underground delivers a one-of-a-kind experience where you can drink, taste, and experience Nashville to its fullest.
Owned by Gavin Degraw, this venue has big-time entertainment in mind. With a 40,000-square-foot venue for live music, good food, and delicious drinks, Nashville Underground has the recipe for a good time.
And as a planner, Underground can accommodate any group size, making it a dream location for whatever program you have in mind. Not only that, but with four bars, multiple dining spaces, and a gorgeous rooftop view, guests will have more than enough to keep them busy, laughing, and creating memorable moments with their teammates.
Witness the remarkable Renaissance of the Music City. Nashville has become the hot destination for foodies and music-lovers alike. Contact us today to learn more about this one-of-a-kind destination!