NASHVILLE

Destination Nashville works with the leading entertainment management companies to provide the best in top name entertainment, national attractions, themed entertainment, audio/visual, full production, regional bands, speakers, DJs, and variety entertainment. From conception to reality, we turn ideas into spectacular entertainment events! We combine the right talent and production – on time and within your budget.

Our Destination Nashville creative team of professionals combines imagination and ingenuity to design casual and elegant events guaranteed to be the highlight of your meeting. With knowledge of the latest trends, our passionate team of event professionals dynamically engineer events that transform gatherings into extraordinary events. Through props, specialty linen, floral and food design, entertainment, lighting and special effects, we create custom events for each client.

As Nashville’s premiere destination management company, we know that service makes the difference in any transportation program. We partner with the area’s top vehicle vendors and add the value of our expertise in transportation logistics.

See how the Destination Nashville team can make your Music City event unique, memorable, and magical. At Destination Nashville, An AlliedPRA Company we understand there is only one chance to get it right, to create that once in a lifetime memory. Our creative and enthusiastic destination management professionals are dedicated to making the flawless execution of your event appear effortless. Get started by clicking on the Request for Proposal option above and one of our destination management associates will connect with you.

Destinations we serve: Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood

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210 Venture Circle
Nashville, TN 37228

T: +1 615.851.9190

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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Jackie Marko, General Manager, CMP, DMCP

Jackie was that girl in high school who planned both junior and senior proms and all of the class fundraisers. Jackie was also the lifelong organizer of activities for her and her twin sister (totally not identical in any sense of the word). It was only after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 2004 (she thought she wanted to be a therapist!) that she realized that she could no longer deny her true calling – event planning.

She joined Destination Nashville as their Senior Sales Manager, and was later promoted to Associate Director of Sales. Shortly after her move to Nashville, Jackie… Read More

Jackie was that girl in high school who planned both junior and senior proms and all of the class fundraisers. Jackie was also the lifelong organizer of activities for her and her twin sister (totally not identical in any sense of the word). It was only after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 2004 (she thought she wanted to be a therapist!) that she realized that she could no longer deny her true calling – event planning.

She joined Destination Nashville as their Senior Sales Manager, and was later promoted to Associate Director of Sales. Shortly after her move to Nashville, Jackie co-founded the ILEA Nashville chapter, serving as its first President from 2012-2014.  In 2016, Jackie earned both her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) designations and in 2017, Jackie was named the Association of Destination Management Executives International’s (ADMEI) “Rising Star” at the annual conference and awards.

Carol Norfleet, MBA, CMP, DMCP, AlliedPRA
Dana Patel, Senior Sales Manager
Debbie Sales, CMP, Vice President of Sales & Creative
Jackie Marko, General Manager, CMP, DMCP
Karen Davis, Finance
Katie Morris, Senior Sales Manager
Kristi Cline, Creative Director
Margot Clark, Director of Operations
Rhonda Marko, Strategic Advisor, CMP, CMM, DMCP
Rita Davidson, Vice President of Business Operations
Shannon Bates, CMP, DMCP, Director of Sales
Tanya Cook, Director of Sales

DESTINATION NASHVILLE: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

The Grand Ole Opry House

The Grand Ole Opry House is the undisputed home of country music. Every weekend the Grand Ole Opry takes the excitement of a live audience, the heritage of the world’s longest running show and incredible mix of talent to millions of people around the world, broadcasting live over radio 650 WSM

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Opened in 2001, this $37 million facility is the cultural and architectural crown jewel of Nashville’s downtown redevelopment. Considered the world’s largest research center dedicated to a singe form of American music, the Hall of Fame provides its guests with an in-depth look at the people, places, instruments, and emotions that have contributed to the creation of country music

Ryman Auditorium

No other venue is known more for its rich musical heritage than the historic Ryman Auditorium. From its sacred halls as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, to its hallowed walls as a world-class performance hall and later home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium has seen and heard more than a century of prayers, performances and events

Belle Meade Plantation

Once on the beautifully manicured grounds of Belle Meade Plantation, you’ll step back into the 19th century. The Queen of the Southern Plantations was one of the South’s most rewarding showplaces. The plantation was once the center of a 5,300-acre plantation, which became a world-famous thoroughbred nursery and stud farm and features the mansion, carriage house, winery, and gift shop.

RCA Studio B

Built in 1957, RCA Studio B became known as one of the cradles of the “Nashville Sound,” a style characterized by background vocals and strings that helped establish Nashville as an international recording center.

Wildhorse Saloon

The Wildhorse Saloon is rooted deep in Country music traditions and is home to hot music and dancing. The three-level historic warehouse was transformed into 66,000 square foot live music and dance destination. The Wildhorse is simultaneously a restaurant, bar, concert site, dance venue and TV studio.

Lower Broadway

Take a step back into the history of country music by visiting some of the hallowed honky tonk halls of downtown Nashville along historic lower Broadway. Some of the big names in country music started out, singing for their supper in infamous places like The Stage on Broadway, Legends Corner and the Second Fiddle. A prearranged hosted bar at all of these locations will allow your guests to roam free from one honky tonk to the other. It’s a musical adventure you’ll never forget!

Top places to eat

Etch

With its varied menu and upscale feel, Etch has a flavor for every palate and every event.

Martin’s BBQ

If you’re looking for a downtown staple with a truly authentic Nashville flavor, look no further than the finger-lickin’, whole pig roastin’ goodness of Martin’s BBQ Joint.

The Southern

The Southern takes the energy of a traditional steakhouse and adds the refinement of upscale dining in one of the most popular restaurants in the up-and-coming SoBro district of Nashville.

Merchants

Three floors; endless possibilities. Merchants offers bistro food with a definite Southern kick to keep you intrigued with every bite.

Silo

For many, the term “farm-to-table” is a buzzword; for Silo, it’s a way of life. Check out this Germantown staple to get a true feel for what a seasonal menu can taste like.

5th & Taylor

There’s no space quite like 5th and Taylor. Lush greenery softens the industrial design, and it’s the perfect canvas for any program you have in mind.

Acme

Acme is made for entertaining. Craft cocktails, live music, a rooftop patio, sushi, Southern-style street food…the list goes on as to why this venue speaks to the heart of Nashville’s ever-growing love affair with mixing fun into the dining experience.

Fin & Pearl

You’d never know Tennessee was landlocked with a menu with such vibrant seafood. As the name suggests, Fin & Pearl is a celebration the beauty found just below the water’s surface.

Pinewood Socia

Kicking back is the name of the game at Nashville’s hottest hangout. Grab a beer, check out their menu, and relax over a game of bocce ball or at the bowling lane.

Sambuca

At Sambuca, you celebrate life. From classic cocktails to New American cuisine to nightly music, no matter the event, you’ll go home with a smile.

Top places to stay

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Expect an extraordinary experience at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, boasting stylish rooms, modern meeting spaces and a location less than 10 miles from Nashville International Airport.

Omni Nashville

The Omni Nashville Hotel is created specifically to be an authentic expression of the city’s vibrant music culture. Across from the Music City Center, this downtown Nashville hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience, fully integrated with an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on three levels.

Hilton Downtown Nashville

Hilton Nashville Downtown is an all-suite hotel with 330 chic, accommodating suites. Each suite has a coffeemaker, refrigerator and pull-out sofa. Upgrade to an executive suite for turn-down service and guaranteed park views. Each guest can stay connected with WiFi.

Westin Nashville

Elegant design, genuine service, and an impeccable location await you at The Westin Nashville. Ideally situated in the city’s lively downtown district, our hotel provides an aspirational and energetic atmosphere in which to work, relax, and explore.

Union Station

Celebrating everything you expect from a luxury hotel… while showing you something you didn’t even know you were looking for. Step into a piece of Nashville’s history and see it transformed with a sophisticated, modern elegance evoking a celebration of everything that is Music City you didn’t know you were looking for, Union Station Hotel will be your favorite song on the album titled Nashville

Bobby Hotel

Bobby Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Nashville. Complete with a rooftop bar, on-site restaurant and unexpected entertainment. The custom designed atmosphere lends itself to an inherently creative, yet lavish experience and will solidify you as a lifelong friend of Bobby’s

Hermitage Hotel

Hermitage Hotel is Nashville’s original and longest standing five-star hotel offers a unique history along with 122 elegant rooms, four-diamond dining, ample meeting space and much more.

Kimpton Aertson

A sophisticated addition to hotels in Nashville, Kimpton Aertson brings trendsetting style, incredible amenities and amazing service to the area Kimpton Aertson Hotel, the boutique hotel centerpiece of the much-anticipated Aertson Midtown mixed-use destination, is the perfect accompaniment to the creative spirit of this city.