About the Company

Personal service, beautifully curated style and a southern sensibility, all in one place.

Located in Historic Franklin and serving Greater Middle Tennessee, Southern Events has delighted guests and hosts alike for over ten years. We have an extensive collection of party and event rentals from tables and chairs, lounge seating and vintage accessories, to glassware, linens and heirloom china. Our staff are on hand to help you style & design everything you need to make your event shine. You can view our customized inventory online, or visit our showroom to meet one of our event professionals for a personal consultation.

Why Southern Events?

Southern Events is family owned and locally based in Franklin, TN. We are the only full-service party rental company based in Franklin, TN and have deep roots in our local community of event professionals. We support local businesses and take pride in giving back to our community and neighbors. This means we can help you style and design your special occasion, introduce you to the best planners, caterers and venues, and guide you through every aspect of the planning process. The result will be an event to remember, customized for you, delivered on time and within your budget.

Please call us at 615-595-8508 if you’d like to make a time to visit our showroom, try on some ideas, meet our team, and see some of our beautiful settings, furniture and accessories. We are located at 101 Alpha Drive, Franklin TN, 37064.

Company Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple – we place personal service, beautifully curated style and a southern sensibility, all in one place. Our years of hands-on knowledge and our relationships with Middle Tennessee’s premier event professionals allow us to connect you with everything you need for a stunning, memorable event and a seamless, stress-free planning experience.

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.


Meet the Southern Team