The historic Cannery Ballroom presents a truly unique and engaging atmosphere for a variety of special events, including wedding receptions, charity fundraisers, corporate parties and private events, among others. Featuring interior brick walls, exposed beam ceilings, polished hardwood flooring, and a view of the Nashville skyline, the Cannery Ballroom is rich with character and charm, making it one of the most distinctive and sought-after event venues Nashville.
The Cannery Ballroom resides in Nashville's Historic Cannery building. Built in 1883, the Cannery was originally a flour mill and later a place to grind coffee. The building earned it's name when the Dale Food company bought it in 1957 and began processing food (jams, jellies, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc.) eventually opening a restaurant called "The Cannery" in the early 1970s. The building housed a country music theatre in the late 70s and evolved into one of Nashville's primary music venues in the 80s and early 90s. Jimmy Cliff, Janes Addicition, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Midnight Oil, Greg Allman, Robin Trower among other touring acts of the time played the Cannery.
The Cannery Ballroom is on the ground floor and has been renovated with new hardwood floors, large tiled bathrooms and a standing room capacity of 1,000. It is open only for concerts and special events. The Cannery also boasts an impressive 66 ft tiled-bar and provides full bar service from an experienced and courteous staff. The main ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests for a seated dinner or 500 for a cocktail reception, with additional room for seating in both the main foyer and back lounge area. Tables and seating for up to 200 guests is included with your rental.
Features and Services
Our helpful staff can assist you with choosing beverage options or customized bar packages, as well as arrangements for linens, entertainment, lighting, florists, cakes and other party rentals at no additional cost to you. Choose from our list of Nashville's most professional vendors for all of your catering and rental needs! We can even act as your Day of Reception and/or On-Site Ceremony Coordinator for an additional fee, if desired.
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Kimberly · Married on 06/24/2017
We had our wedding reception at One Cannery Row and had a wonderful experience. The event staff was so helpful and responsive in our planning that it made the day go perfectly. They are so experienced with weddings since they do so many every month. We had the venue the whole day on Saturday to do hair and makeup which made everything run very smoothly. They have an option to include the bar with the venue which is great. They also handle all of your rentals through Music City Tents and Events and lighting with Nashville Audio Visual which is really convenient. As I learned through the planning process, it is great to have a place that does more all inclusive options so you're not juggling a bunch of vendors. I would highly recommend this venue - we had a blast!
User4623580 · 2+ years ago
Allison at cannery has been so helpful in the planning of our reception! She is quick to respond to emails and give great input. I would recommend this place to anyone getting married!!
Nicole · Married on 03/28/2015
Allison Jones has been amazing to work. She is quick to respond and always friendly. My fiancé and I actually had our wedding at their newest space called One and is located on the 3rd floor of the Cannery Ballroom. Beautiful space!! The venue offers ample space, gorgeous views, and a very magical feel. Our wedding was everything we wanted and better than we could have dreamed of. Allison made it all flow seamlessly. I am OCD and am one to always be in control. However, on my wedding day I trusted Allison with every detail and not once did I worry or feel the need to see how the setup was going. I was able to relax and enjoy the whole day. It was perfect! We've been told numerous times by friends and family what an amazing venue we had and that our wedding ranked in their top 5 of all time weddings. Coming from multiple people that meant a lot to us and speaks volumes to Allison and ONE. Highly recommend this venue and Allison Jones!
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Love the Cannery! Easy load in and out, great staging area for caterers and the staff is super to work with. Can't say enough good things!
This is a great venue for a wedding or private event! Great stage for performers!
This is one of Nashville's CHOICEST facilities. What a great, great vibe! The staff is excellent and smooth in every event that we've had with them. Highly recommended to any discerning bride.