Located in Historic Franklin and serving Greater Middle Tennessee, Southern Events has delighted guests and hosts alike for nearly 20 years. We offer personal service, beautifully curated event rentals and southern hospitality, all in one place.
The Southern Difference
Our mission is simple – happy clients. Southern Events is a client-centered event rental company, focused on building strong client relationships through creative event design and planning guidance. Our team is committed to understanding your needs, event vision & budget, as well as going above and beyond to provide you with a concierge level of service.
The Southern team is committed to truly personalized service – understanding your needs, your event vision, your budget and going above and beyond standards of friendliness and professionalism. For us, it’s all about connection and community, creating more than the atmosphere and setting of an event, but rather forming the backdrop to your most treasured, lifelong memories.
Our party rental inventory includes an extensive collection of unique & distinctive party and event rentals from tables and chairs, modern lounge seating and décor to glassware, linens, china, event flooring and tents. Whether you are looking for the latest trends or a timeless style, our inventory serves all event design needs with beautiful pieces and a design-forward approach.
Southern Events is family owned and locally based in Franklin, TN. We are the only full-service party rental company in Williamson County and have deep roots in our local community of event professionals. This means we can not only introduce you to the best planners, caterers and venues, the money you invest with Southern goes to supporting the local economy.
My rental experience with Southern Events could not have been more perfect.
-Stephanie, Catered Dish
Your delivery team is SO NICE!!
-Cynthia Vera, Embassy Suites Cool Springs
It was so comforting to know I didn't have to play middleman between vendors!
-Liz, Traveller's Rest
Very professional, helpful and their stuff looks great! I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone needing to plan a corporate event.
-Kristin Cummings,Dave Ramsey
Thank you for making so many changes and being prompt with communication throughout the process.
-Ashley Tidwell, Sweet James Events
Meet the Owners
Chip and Jill Cole started Southern Events to meet the demands of Williamson county’s growing community of families and businesses who had occasions to celebrate. Their business began in their garage and has grown in tandem with other local companies, building the relationships they now enjoy in Middle Tennessee’s event planning community. The Coles employ nearly fifty full and part-time staff and are deeply committed to their customers, clients and their families.
The Coles work together, contributing their unique skills to make Southern Events successful. Jill’s years of experience as an event planner allows her to handle the creative and client facing aspect of the business, while Chip’s project management background makes him the perfect head of logistics. When they’re not planning events, you’ll find the Coles on the lake fishing and boating with their young sons and spending cherished time with family and friends.
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