Located in Historic Franklin and serving Greater Middle Tennessee, Southern Events has delighted guests and hosts alike for over ten years. We offer personal service, beautifully curated event rentals and southern hospitality, all in one place.
The Southern Difference

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Happy Clients

Our mission is simple – happy clients. Southern is a client-centered event rental company, focused on building strong client relationships through our personalized service and creative event design and planning guidance. We would be honored to have the opportunity to share our Southern hospitality with you and make you a happy client.

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Personalized 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. We are here to provide expertise and inspiration as well as help you style & design a beautiful & functional event space.

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Distinct Rentals

Our party rental inventory includes an extensive collection of unique & one-of-a-kind party and event rentals from tables and chairs, modern lounge seating and vintage accessories to glassware, linens, china, event flooring & tents. We know the trends, listen to our client’s needs and regularly add new rental items.

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Locally Owned

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.

Meet the Owners Jill and Chip Cole, Southern Events Party Rental Company
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.

Team Southern
Jeff Melvin, Director of Operations
Jeff Melvin

Director of Operations

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615-595-8508

Jen Nichols, Director of Client Relations
Jen Nichols

Director of Client Relations & Business Development

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615-595-8508 x4

Jordan Bason, Inventory Manager
Jordan Bason

Inventory Management Specialist

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615-595-8508

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Kari Mauk

Logistics Director

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615-595-8508

Summer Sheldon, Event Consultant
Summer Sheldon

Senior Event Consultant

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615-595-8508 x5

Rachel Cain, Event Consultant, Southern Events Party Rental Company
Rachel Cain

Event Consultant

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615-595-8508

Jennifer Dillon, Event Consultant, Southern Events Party Rental Company
Jennifer Dillon

Event Consultant

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615-595-8508

Scott Hunter
Scott Hunter

Senior Crew Leader/Quality Control/Maintenance

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Devin Payne

Warehouse Manager

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615-595-8508

Alondra Diaz
Alondra Diaz

Warehouse

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Guadalupe Nava de Jesus

Warehouse

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Corinne Shirley

Office Coordinator

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615-595-8508

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