Southern Love: The Ruby | Event Venue
Nashville’s gem of an event and wedding venue, The Ruby lives up to its name. Beautiful in her simplicity yet modern for her age, the urban chic event space is a timeless backdrop for a wedding. The vintage space was rejuvenated specifically for social gatherings, featuring modern amenities and industrial details. To help you determine whether this venue aligns with your grand vision, we’re sharing a few ideas for hosting a wedding at The Ruby, featuring our stylish event rentals.
With a vaulted wood ceiling and plaster walls, the Hall is both historic yet contemporary, expansive yet intimate. Doors that access the courtyards with the park beyond fill the space with natural light, creating a bright and cozy glow. The vast room is incredibly versatile, allowing couples to use the space as desired to bring their vision to life. Create elegant rows with our Black Resin Folding Chairs, the aisle lined with layered rugs, vintage and cowhide. For a more romantic look, feature our Davis Glass Cylinders with candles. As for a backdrop, the white textured walls will complement any style of decor, from a floral arch to greenery or signage.
Elevated and enclosed by the surrounding trees, the Treehouse Courtyard greets guests when they enter. This space serves as a gorgeous setting for a cocktail hour. Here you can set up a variety of bistro tables, decorated with our luxe linens, as well as lounge areas. Our Bennett Leather Sofa, paired with the Rivet Accent Tables and a set of Gloria Velvet Arm Chairs, are the perfect choice for the urban chic event space. Guests will enjoy views of Dragon Park, including the facade and its towering 15-foot doors. Here you might also feature one of our Boxwood Walls, customized for your guests to use as a photo backdrop. Or, set up with our Fruitwood Champagne Shelves, featuring glasses full of bubbly! The space is covered for sun and rain, and walled in the wintertime for year-round use.
The Park Courtyard
Fitting to its name, The Park Courtyard is surrounded by the park on all sides – making it a popular space for wedding party photos and bridal portraits. From the brick exterior, towering doors and light blue railing, these details make for trendy urban images, fitting for a frame. During spring and summer, as well as warm fall days, guests are drawn out by the light drifting through towering maples and tall grasses. It is a great transitional location for food stations or food trucks, and bars. Depending on your event theme, both our Franklin Black Wood Bar and Whiskey Barrel Galvanized Bar would look stunning. Just don’t forget to grab a selection of equally impressive glassware! Or expand your social areas by adding another lounge set with appetizers displayed on any of our stylish serving pieces.
Host an Elegant Indoor Reception
Following a quick flip, the white plastered Hall is an equally stunning setting for an intimate wedding reception. As the sun dims, the room lights up with soft overhead chandeliers and downlights. Meanwhile, there is enough floor space for up to 130 of your loved ones. Create a unique set up, featuring a mix of round and banquet tables. including our Fruitwood Farm Tables. It beautifully complements the wood ceiling, while our Black Resin Folding Chairs provide some contrast. If you prefer a more modern look, consider our Ghost Acrylic Arm Chairs. As far as place settings, the options are endless! We, however, are partial to neutral servingware with a subtle pop of color. Like our Earthen Alabaster China and a Fern Velvet Napkin. And should you choose to feature a dance floor, we recommend our Black or White Dance Floor.
Ready to plan your wedding at The Ruby in Nashville? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for help recreating this elegant urban wedding. Or, for help bringing your unique vision to life!
TAGS | Nashville Event Venue, The Ruby, Wedding Ceremonies, cocktail hour, nashville venue, wedding reception
FEATURED RENTALS | Black Resin Folding CHairs, rugs, Davis Glass Cylinders, Bennett Leather Sofa, Rivet Accent Table, luxe Linens, Gloria Velvet Arm Chairs, Boxwood Walls, Fruitwood Farm Tables, Ghost Acrylic Arm Chairs, Earthen Alabaster China, Fern Velvet Napkins,Fruitwood Champagne Shelves, Franklin Black Wood Bar, Whiskey Barrel Galvanized Bar, glassware, serving pieces,
Southern Love: The Clementine | Nashville Event Venue
Nashville Venues, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
There is a certain charm to spaces where old meets new. And this style is particularly popular in Downtown Nashville, where event venues are rich with history and the original architecture is celebrated. As is the case with The Clementine! A spacious event hall, it was redesigned and rebuilt in 2018. Despite the recent renovations, however, its design remains true to its origins. Urban yet elegant, it is a versatile space in which couples can pull off the celebration of their dreams. To help you determine whether this venue aligns with your vision, we’re sharing a few ideas for hosting a wedding at The Clementine, featuring our trendy event rentals.
Say “I Do” at Adelaide Hall
An original 1889 church sanctuary, Adelaide Hall is the largest of Clementine’s spaces. Soaring wood beam ceilings, brick walls, hickory floors, massive mid-century chandeliers, and blown glass and steel gothic windows make a statement in this stunning space. Their famous pipe organ is perfect for a sweet ceremony. Decorate the stage with florals or a Wrought Iron Arch in front of the organ. Or use our Chuppah with drapery to soften the space. For ceremony seating, our classic Black Fruitwood Folding Chairs will offer some contrast. While our Davis Glass Cylinders will add a touch of modern elegance to the aisle. Alternatively, feature our Acrylic Ghost Armless Chairs and layered vintage or cowhide rugs to create a chic contemporary look.
Host an Elegant Urban Reception
Following a ceremony, Adelaide Hall can be quickly flipped for an equally elegant reception. The urban event space is a gorgeous backdrop for a seated dinner. Whether you prefer to feature our round or rectangle Farm Wood Tables. Here you can pull off a timeless neutral palette, to complement the warm-toned walls and floors. Or, incorporate fun pops of color, via luxe linens and stylish serving ware.
At 2,400 square feet, there is plenty of space for catering and white dance floor (with your monogram, of course!). Unless you’d prefer to let the natural wood floors shine! In addition to the beautiful pipe organ, other key areas are the venue’s two stages. Each feature concert-quality audio, video, and decorative LED lighting round things out. Making Clementine an ideal wedding venue if you have plans for live entertainment or a band.
An Intimate Cocktail Hour
What’s better than a venue with a dedicated social space? The Little Bird Lounge features built-in bistro tables and an elegant 20-foot marble bar. Perfect for a casual cocktail hour! An irregularly shaped room with original brickwork and arched windows, it’s a memorable backdrop for a wedding lounge. More specifically, the Pearce Lounge Furniture — a modular sofa easily manipulated to fit within any space. It pairs beautifully with our Gold Hammered Coffee Table.
When the weather is nice, take advantage of their Brash Courtyard, easily accessed through the lounge. Outfit the concrete-walled patio with trendy bistro tables and chairs. Such as our Acrylic Casper Square Back Barstool or Mid Century White Barstool. For an extra luxe look, be sure to grab a set of our Velvet Linens! They look especially charming during the fall, when the surrounding foliage is at its peak.
Shout out to Jordyn Smalling Photography for sharing the images from Katie and Drew’s wedding with us!
Ready to plan your wedding at The Clementine in Nashville? Contact our team at email@example.com for help recreating this elegant urban wedding. Or, for help bringing your unique vision to life!
TAGS | Ceremony Decor, Nashville Event Venue, Nashville Wedding Rentals, Nashville Wedding Venues, Southern Events Party Rental, southern weddings, the clementine, wedding reception ideas
FEATURED RENTALS | Wrought Iron Arch, Chuppah, Black Fruitwood Folding Chairs, Davis Glass Cylinders, Acrylic Ghost Armless Chairs, vintage rugs, cowhide rugs, Pearce Lounge Furniture, Gold Hammered Coffee Table, Acrylic Casper Square Back Barstool, Mid Century White Barstool, Velvet Linens,
Wedding Tips: Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue with Cedarmont Farm
Nashville Venues, Nashville Wedding Vendors
The following is a guest post from one of our vendor partners, Cedarmont Farm. Their venue manager, Colleen Kelly shares her wedding tips and questions to ask your wedding venue. We encourage you to get in touch with their team about hosting an event and we hope you find the content helpful!
Congratulations, You’re engaged! Now what?? For many couples, the first part of wedding planning is choosing a wedding venue. Visiting venues is an exciting and fun part of wedding planning. With many different styles of wedding venues, it can help to narrow down what kind of venue you’re looking for: rustic, modern, rooftop, or historic. The options are endless! After choosing a wedding venue style fitting the look you envision, it’s important that it fits your budget and offers the features you want.
We have helped lots of engaged couples at Cedarmont Farm create the wedding of their dreams. We do this by making sure couples asking the right questions so we ensure we’re a good fit. These are just a few of the questions to ask your wedding venue that will help you decide if your wedding venue is a match!
1. In the case of weather, what is the rain plan?
We love an outdoor ceremony but in Tennessee, you never really know what the weather will be like. When planning an outdoor ceremony, ask your venue what options there are for rain and when you need to confirm your rain plan. Do you use the reception space, with chairs set up for a ceremony or California style with guests sitting at their tables? If you are flipping the wedding reception space, confirm where guests will go, how long it takes, and who’s responsible for the flip?
For example, at Cedarmont Farm, our rain plan is in front of our large windows in the event barn. Chairs are set up for the ceremony and then our staff flips the space for the reception. Meanwhile, guests enjoy cocktail hour on the covered patio. Our patio also has vinyl sides to enclose it, in the case of wind or heavy rain. We require a 24-hour notice for our rain plan in order to set up.
Photo by John Myers Photography
2. What is your vendor policy? Can I bring in my own vendors?
Different wedding venues have different policies on vendors, so asking what their policies are is key. Some venues require that vendors are chosen from a preferred vendor list. Other venues require pre-approval for any vendors that you hire. Some venues offer “all-inclusive” packages where all your vendors are contracted by the venue. If the venue is all-inclusive or has a mandatory preferred list, be sure to ask if there is a fee to bring in other vendors of your choosing.
At Cedarmont Farm, we recommend choosing vendors from our preferred list. All are great at what they do, meet our pre-approval conditions, and have worked at the venue before. However, we do allow clients to bring in pre-approved outside vendors. Here we get copies of their insurance and for certain vendors having them sign our policy form as well as visit our venue. All of this is to make sure that your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible.
3. Do you require event insurance?
Most venues in our area require the couple to purchase wedding insurance, including Cedarmont Farms. Even if your venue does not, we HIGHLY recommend it. A big party of 100+ people with an open bar… what could go wrong? Unfortunately, a lot. And if your venue has you buying and bringing the alcohol on-site for a bar service to serve, make sure ‘host liquor liability’ is included in your insurance policy. This gives you some liability coverage for providing the alcohol. The venue and your vendors should all have their own liability insurance as well. Get special event insurance from a company like The Event Helper, Eventsured, and Wedsafe. At the time of this post, it was about $150 for a wedding with 125 guests.
4. How long is the venue rental?
When can vendors set up? When can the bridal party arrive? Can items be left overnight or dropped off the day before? What time is the ceremony? Clean-up time is often built into the rental time so make sure you get clarity on that. If you are planning on having a wedding party get ready at the venue, confirming there’s enough time before the ceremony on-site to get ready as well as photos. For example, at Cedarmont Farm, our rental period starts at 10 am. The wedding party and vendors may come in at this time. The event must end (per noise ordinance) by 10 pm and clean-up must be done by 11 pm. Ceremonies normally start at 4 or 5 depending on the time of year and sunset.
5. Can I have sparklers for an exit? What about fire pits or floral chandeliers?
Why is this one of the important questions to ask your wedding venue? We all have that one décor item on our wedding Pinterest board that we definitely want at our wedding. But not everything is allowed at every venue. When installing decor at the venue, there may be certain restrictions on what can be set up or who can set it up. Even though your Aunt made you a custom fabric backdrop, the venue may have restrictions preventing her from nailing it into the venue’s wall (better to rent a ceremony backdrop from Southern Events to hang this on!). If sparklers are a must make sure you ask them as many venues don’t allow them for safety reasons.
At Cedarmont Farm, we do still allow sparklers for the exit (subject to change – we gotta keep you and your guests safe!). We don’t allow confetti or glitter though.
6. What can I expect my overall wedding cost to be at your wedding venue? What fees do I need to plan for?
This question can help you avoid a lot of stress later in your planning. Similar to buying a house that maxes out your budget – leaving you “House Poor”, you can also be “Venue Poor”. Spending all of your money renting the venue of your dreams leaves you feeding your guests saltines and water. Not a recipe for a memorable wedding. Be sure to ask prospective venues what the average total wedding budget is for their clients? Most venues should be able to answer this question to some extent, and if they can’t, it’s likely a red flag.
There are many line items in a wedding budget. One larger expense is catering – we recommend doing some research here before committing to their venue. Also, ask a venue what other fees you need to expect as well. Sales tax, operating fee, gratuity, venue insurance, and security fees are some of the most common. At Cedarmont Farm, we want your entire wedding to be what you envision and we’re happy to delve into your budget to let you know what to expect.
7. What parking is available at the venue?
When you are looking at rural locations, parking is an often overlooked question to ask your wedding venue! So don’t forget! Cars can get stuck in the mud when parking on grass and it has rained. Additionally, if parking isn’t lit, your guests will have a tough time getting to their cars in the dark (especially when wearing heels). If you have any guests who need ADA parking you will want to ask about that as well. And for any guests who indulge a little too much, can cars be left overnight? At Cedarmont Farm, we have ADA parking as well as a gravel lot that is lit for guests. We do allow cars to be left overnight but they must be picked up between 8 and 10 am the following day.
8. Do you have lodging on-site? Are there hotels close to the venue?
Overnight accommodations are always a bonus at a wedding venue but many do not have them. However, your venue should be able to tell you how close they are to hotels and lodging options. If you’re having lots of guests coming from out of town, having lodging close by is really important. As is the availability of transportation for any guests who need a ride back to their hotel. We love when our clients hire a shuttle to get their guests back to their hotel. If you’re concerned about your budget, skip the favors and the koozies, and give them a safe ride instead.
9. What are the rules for alcohol?
There are lots of questions to ask your venue regarding alcohol. Does your venue allow liquor or beer and wine only? Do they have a limit to the type of bar you’re allowed (cash bar) or how long it’s open? Does alcohol have to be purchased through the venue or do you bring it in? If you supply it, do you need to hire a bar service to serve it? If you are serving alcohol are you required to pay for security to be at the event? Some venues require shuttles if there is an open bar.
10. What is the setup and cleanup process? Will the staff handle it? What are we responsible for at your wedding venue?
Here is where details can fall through the cracks, leaving you to managing things at your wedding. Key questions to ask to avoid this: Does your venue include a day of coordinator? If not, do they require you to hire one? Will the venue staff help with the setup of décor items or do they just set up tables and chairs? For cleanup do you just need to clear your items out at the end of the night or are you expected to mop and sweep the floors? Where does trash go? Is that your responsibility? All of these things are good to know on the front end so you can fill in the gaps where you may need additional help.
Be sure to also ask about wedding planning add-ons or all-inclusive packages that take all the planning stress away, both before and the day of your event. This is something we offer at Cedarmont Farm beyond basic support. We’re happy to tell you all about them – just ask us!
Photo by Gipe Photography
If you have additional questions for the team at Cedarmont Farm, do not hesitate to contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you be in need of rentals for your special day, Southern Events is ready to help! Having worked with a long list of couples at Cedarmont Farm, we know the layout of the venue and can assist you in creating a rental package tailored to your unique style and needs. Reach out and let’s get planning!
TAGS | Nashville Event Venue, Nashville Wedding Venue, Outdoor Nashville Wedding Venues, Wedding Planning Advice, nashville venue
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Southern Style: Emerald and Gold Dinner Party
Events and Style Shoots, Nashville Venues, On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
TAGS | Nashville Event Venue, On Trend, Style Shoot, event inspiration, gold and emerald, gold event rentals, luxe event design, luxe event rentals, modern events, nashville event vendors, nashville venue
FEATURED RENTALS | Velvet Magnolia Green Linens, Glass Charger with Gold Rim, Vera Floral Desset Plate, Austin Gold Flatware, Audrey Gold Rim Goblet, Audrey Gold Rim Wine Glass
Southern Venue Love: Long Hollow Gardens – Nashville, TN
We adore dressing fabulous Nashville area venues in Southern Events rentals, and Long Hollow Gardens is one of our absolute favorites. Long Hollow Gardens is a super unique event venue. It is actually a greenhouse! Couples can achieve that “outdoor wedding” feel with all of the comfort of remaining indoors (think gorgeous summer wedding without all the heat!). Oh, and don’t forget about the exquisite natural light pouring into the venue. On this 35 acre property, you’ll find a vineyard, their Farmhouse Bridal Cottage, and Hearthroom Barn. With enough space for 200 guests, it’s a great venue for weddings and events of all sizes.
Our neutral, natural rentals really shine at Long Hollow Gardens. The Cross-Back Chairs look tailor-made for this venue and are incredibly inviting paired with ivory linens. When outfitting the Greenhouse, we typically stick to neutral color palettes in order to let nature shine. From the Bennett Leather Sofa to the Fruitwood Farm Table, many of our rentals look as if they belong at this one-of-a-kind venue. However, we are not opposed to dreaming up a colorful look with our Saylor Velvet Furniture rentals. We are in love with how this location serves as a backdrop for pretty much any dreamy look a couple could conjure up.
Be sure to visit their website to learn more about hosting your Southern event at this greenhouse venue. Photos by Julie Paisley.
If you are hosting an event in one of Nashville’s finest venues, we’d love to take the rentals off your plate. Send our team a message at email@example.com.
TAGS | Farm Tables, Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville Event Venue, Nashville Wedding Venue, Southern Events Party Rental, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, Unique Wedding Rentals, long hollow gardens, nashville tn, nashville venues
FEATURED RENTALS | Cross-Back Chairs, Ivory Linens, Bennett Sofa, Saylor Furniture,
Southern Love: Nashville Event Venue City Winery
Events and Style Shoots, Nashville Wedding Vendors
City Winery in Nashville, TN is a wedding & event venue offering downtown vibes, urban feels, and a completely blank canvas to create exactly the theme you’re wanting for your next event. The venue’s passion to pair culinary and cultural experiences in a unique way makes it a wonderful place to hold private events. Southern Events has loved being part of several of them. The venue has the capacity to host events for intimate private dinners as well as full production concerts. With several distinct spaces, you could host up to 1,200 guests at City Winery.
City Winery is fully finished sapce–and at the same time is ready for you to add your personal touches. We’ve been a part of a myriad of events at this venue, ranging from luxe to glam to modern (and pretty much everything in between). If you’re wanting an event space that lets you bring your ideas to life (whatever those ideas may be), this venue is perfect.
Images by Twila’s Photography.
Southern Events recently took part in an Open House at City Winery, and we love how our gorgeous rentals shine at this venue. We used a combination of gold, neutral, and blush to create a luxe feel. Add to that beautiful color combination modern materials like our Acrylic Chairs, Midas Gold Bench, and Gold Furrow Linen, and it was definitely swoon-worthy.
We absolutely adore all the possibilities available at City Winery. Whether you’re going full-on “honky-tonk” or wanting a feminine and modern look, you can make it all happen here.
Beautiful images were taken by Erin Allender.
Wanting to host an event in a unique Nashville venue? We’d love to help you create a beautiful space. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville Event Venue, Nashville Wedding Rentals, Southern Events, Southern Events Party Rental, Southern Events Party Rental Company, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, Unique Nashville Wedding Rentals, city winery
FEATURED RENTALS | Loren Gold Bistro Table, Acrylic Chairs, Cameo Blush Velvet Linens, Gold Furrow Linens, Brushed Copper Flatware,