Where should I host my holiday party in Nashville

This article was provided by North Point Hospitality, who are developing the new tri-brand Marriott hotel slated to open in Nashville this winter.

The holidays are here and Nashville is a city known for its festive spirit and many holiday events. In the midst of planning season, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the right spot for your holiday soiree. Whether you’re planning the office ugly sweater party or a black-tie New Year’s Eve gala, Music City is sure to make your event sing. This month we offer a round-up of great locations for your next event.

For most planners, budget is the first element of planning that needs to be confirmed.  Once those details are set, finding the perfect location is the next step. The beauty of Music City is the diversity of locations that will fit any budget or style. Taking the annual holiday festivities out of the office and planning your event at a unique location is a great way to make wonderful memories. Here are some of our favorites around town.


Restaurants can be a great option for large groups. Many of them have private dining space or offer options for buyouts. Often, restaurants will also offer everything that a planner needs in one space, eliminating the need for additional rental of tables, chairs, linens, etc.

Deacon’s New South: Deacon’s New South is one of the newer members of the Nashville dining scene. With a focus on dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine program, Deacon’s has quickly become beloved by locals and visitors alike. The restaurant’s sleek design makes a beautiful setting for holiday events. From the private dining room that seats 15 to a full buyout for 200, Deacon’s makes holiday events sparkle.

Jeff Ruby’s Steak House: Delivering the ultimate dining experience has been paramount to defining the Jeff Ruby experience. Rich, vibrant decor speaks to a modern interpretation of a bygone era. The cuisine is a unique blend of exquisitely prepared steaks, seafood, and sushi, while the bar is the perfect location for people-watching the titans of industry in Nashville.  Elegant private dining spaces create a festive atmosphere, ideal for an elevated holiday gathering.  Groups of 10 – 66 will find a sophisticated home for the holidays.

Southern Steak & Oyster: For an easy-going atmosphere with southern-inspired cuisine, look no further than The Southern Steak and Oyster. The menu is described having influences from “South of Somewhere” with great dishes that include influences from the southern United States, as well as the Caribbean, and hints of European specialties. Featuring a wood-fired grill, locally grown produce, and a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, The Southern is perfect for a holiday gathering. The private dining space comfortably accommodates a seated dinner for 60 or a reception for 75 guests.

Sunda Nashville: Celebrating the many diverse cultures of Southeast Asia, this new spot in the Gulch is a feast for the senses and the spirit. Classic dishes receive a modern upgrade creating a new experience of the familiar. Available for groups of 15 or more, the team has become known for great service with the goal of creating tremendous events.

See all restaurant members.


Using a hotel for your annual holiday event makes planning a breeze. Most large hotels are equipped with a knowledgeable event team to walk planners through the process and offer everything you’ll need to make the gathering a hit!

SpringHill Suites/Residence Inn/AC Hotel: Opening in January, this property with three Marriott brands under one roof will feature a beautifully designed, flexible space with 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and the most spectacular views of the Nashville skyline. The event space also offers an outdoor terrace bar for mild winter evenings. Hotels offer the added benefit of convenient accommodations, so guests can extend their evening in Nashville. Whether the event is a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, this dramatic venue combined with extraordinary cuisine and luxurious accommodations offers the perfect setting to celebrate the holidays. The Heartland Ballroom can accommodate 280 for a seated dinner or up to 375 for a reception.

See all hotel members.


Varying in size, decor, and just about every other element, event venues in Music City can range from historic homes and music venues to blank canvas spaces that allow for any decor a planner can dream up.

Bell Tower: Originally a church built in 1874, The Bell Tower has been transformed into a modern, amenity-rich event space. While several of the original elements were preserved in the renovation, modern amenities such as state-of-the-art lighting and furnished green rooms have been added. Ideal for large parties, the space accommodates seated dinners up to 400 or receptions for up to 700. The Bell Tower is an easy, one stop shop for the perfect holiday event.

The Bridge Building: Built in 1908 and re-imagined for modern events, the Bridge Building has been named the greenest building in the world. Flexible space offers customizable events with stunning views of the Nashville skyline. Holiday parties that need a little more space can easily find a home at The Bridge Building. The venue can accommodate seated dinners of 350 and receptions up to 1000.

Oz Arts Nashville: Formerly a cigar warehouse, Oz Arts Nashville is a contemporary art space that transcends the traditional with private events. Created as a place to celebrate cutting edge performances, Oz Arts extended their offerings to host extraordinary events. Innovated space enables planners to create their vision of a spectacular holiday event. Oz Arts Nashville can accommodate up to 1,500 guests.

See other event venues.

Finding that special spot for your holiday party takes planning and research, but with so many options in Music City, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you’re hosting an intimate affair for friends and family or a grand gala, Nashville offers a wide range of venues to suit every event.

Connect With the Chamber