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Your rehearsal dinner will likely be the first event of your wedding weekend—so you’ll certainly want to impress your guests! Fortunately, there are many fabulous Nashville rehearsal dinner venues to choose from, each with a different personality and style for this pre-wedding event.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Nasvhille rehearsal dinner locations, from restaurants to historic homes, hotels, and more, to help you narrow things down.
Photo: Patron Platinum Club
Patron Platinum Club
If you’re hosting a lot of out-of-town guests, it’s a nice idea to host your rehearsal dinner at a fun Nashville landmark. That’s why we love the Patron Platinum Club, located in the Bridgestone Arena (where the Nashville Predators play). This is one of the best Nashville rehearsal dinner venues for sports fans! The Patron Platinum Club’s private dining spaces have been recently renovated, and offers in-house catering, rentals, and more. This venue is best for larger rehearsal dinners (like, you’re inviting almost everyone), and can hold up to 350 guests with a minimum of 50 guests.
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Vanderbilt Legends Club
Country clubs are great venues for rehearsal dinners and weddings alike. In particular, this club in Franklin, Tennessee offers several settings for rehearsal dinners, including their indoor and outdoor patios. Whether your rehearsal dinner guest list is big or small, this can hold anywhere from 30 to 250 guests. Couples rave about the Vanderbilt Legends Club’s food and helpful staff.
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Looking for a historic setting with the right dose of quirkiness? The McConnell House, a former jail, has all that and more. One of the most popular Franklin spots for rehearsal dinners, this historic home features brick walls, huge windows, hardwood floors, and beautiful fireplaces. The venue can also provide everything from linens to china, and there’s private parking on site. Plus, the in-house caterer, Red Pony Catering, wins praise from couples.
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Located south of Nashville in Brentwood on a former horse farm, this popular restaurant venue offers several private dining rooms and places for rehearsal dinners. From the Sunroom with its outdoor patio, to Truman’s Room which is ideal for parties of up to 25 guests, you’ll find a variety of options here. Your guests with love the traditional fare (hello, Charleston She-Crab bisque!), the ample Southern charm, and fabulous service!
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A favorite among the many Nashville rehearsal dinner restaurants, this spot in Nashville’s SoBro district has two private dining rooms for your event. The Intermezzo Room can seat up to 12 guests (great for those rehearsal dinners of just immediate family members and the wedding party). The Encore Room is the larger space, and can host 25 seated guests or 50 for a standing cocktail reception. The modern décor and contemporary cuisine (think octopus and shrimp bruschetta and Korean-inspired short ribs), will wow your guests.
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This downtown Nashville rehearsal dinner venue has private dining space ideal for rehearsal dinners, from the chic Sky Loft which can hold 80 guests for a seated dinner to the Balinese Dining Room, which can host 40 guests seated. Sambuca’s convenient location makes it a win with guests, and you can choose between a plated dinner or a buffet-style reception. And if you’re looking for Nashville wedding ideas, this restaurant makes a great venue as well!
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Doubletree by Hilton – Nashville DowntownHotels make fabulous locations for rehearsal dinners (and weddings too!). They are usually conveniently located and since guests are staying on premises, they don’t have to worry about transportation at all. The Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Nashville is ideal because it has a wide variety of private dining spaces for parties both large and small—and they are absolute pros at hosting events so planning will be a cinch!
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Terian Farms Event Center
One of our favorite Nashville rehearsal dinner ideas is to keep your rehearsal dinner super-casual and laid-back. The Terian Farms Event Center in Lebanon, Tennessee (just 15 minutes from the airport!), offers a relaxed setting for both weddings and rehearsal dinners. There are horses on premises and several spaces for rehearsal dinners including a barn. The setting is ideal for a fun rehearsal dinner full of toasts and roasts!
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Gaylord Opryland Resort
One of the largest and most well-known Nashville rehearsal dinner venues, the Gaylord is truly an oasis of a hotel with its gorgeous indoor gardens and waterfalls. There are nearly 3,000 guest rooms so all of your guests can stay on premises if you’d like, and there are multiple restaurants and rooms for rehearsal dinners. In particular, couples rave about Ravello with its Italian cuisine and intimate setting.
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If your rehearsal dinner will be just the beginning of a night of pre-wedding partying, Bailey’s Downtown is the perfect spot in the Nashville area. Located right on Broadway, your guests can enjoy a delicious rehearsal dinner buffet-style meal with casual fare like pizza or tacos in one of the restaurant’s private rooms or on the open-air patio, and then enjoy Nashville’s famous nightlife. This is a fun way to introduce your guests to the fabulous city and all its offerings.
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