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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18 Reviews for The Cannery Ballroom
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Ellen DeWitt · Married on 08/10/2019
Penny was amazing to work with
Yes, ONE at the Cannery Ballroom is beautiful and my wedding reception was stunning. But the highlight of this venue was working with Penny. She was absolutely the best person I worked with throughout my whole wedding process. She responded promptly to emails, phone calls, etc. She met with us in person multiple times to go over details. She gave us vendor recommendations. She gave us wedding planning advice. She is the cream of the crop and knows a LOT about weddings. She is organized and has a lot of experience which showed working with her. We brought in our own vendors for the most part, but they did provide the alcohol and bartenders, tables and chairs, and Penny helped us order any other linens/rentals through Music City Tents & Events. Two of our main worries with this venue was 1) parking if there was another event in the building and 2) being able to hear the concerts below us in the building. There was another event that night but it started much later so we didn't even see a single concert attendee, and our guests had plenty of spaces to park. The only place we could hear anything from downstairs was the bridal suite. You could not hear any music in the actual ONE ballroom. You can't beat this place or the people who work there. They staffed the bar as well as cleanup afterwards and were fantastic! Overall a fantastic night and Penny (and her assistant Jodee) was amazing.Sent on 09/08/2019
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!Sent on 07/10/2017
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!!Sent on 07/19/2015
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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.