The 7 Best Holiday Party Venues in Nashville

August 29, 2023

When considering where to host your holiday events in Nashville, there are several things to consider: Do you want to have a theme? If so, what type of venue aesthetic or amenities are needed to match the theme? Can the event space accommodate your guest count?

14TENN is a top holiday party venue in Nashville, TN, but we recognize that it may not be the best fit for every event. Details such as size, budget, location, and availability are all considerations when looking for the best holiday party venue for your company.

Nashville offers a plethora of holiday party ideas and spaces to choose from. When choosing the location for your next private event, we suggest looking for a flexible event space that can accommodate any theme.

Regardless of what you are looking for, we are here to help you find a great space for your celebration. If that’s 14TENN, then great! If it happens to be somewhere else, we have some great recommendations.

1. Country Music Hall of Fame

If you’re looking to host your next holiday gathering in a space that honors the city of Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is perfect for your corporate event!

The museum’s most popular celebration spaces are the Mike Curb Conservatory and the Hall of Fame Rotunda. Both centering around the history of Nashville, this unique event venue is fantastic for a private party.

The museum also offers special amenities such as customized Hatch Show Print posters and invitations, valet parking, specialty lighting and décor, and after-hours Museum tours.

Since it’s downtown, the festivities can continue at the honky-tonks on Broadway even after your gathering is over. 

View of the Country Music Hall of Fame
Photo: Matthew LeJune

2. Ryman Auditorium

Your team will love experiencing live entertainment at this historic Nashville event venue. During the holiday season, the Ryman Auditorium offers an annual holiday performance of ‘Christmas at the Ryman’ by Amy Grant and Vince Gill. 

This music city tradition sells out quickly, so reserve tickets for one of the matinee shows in advance on the Ryman’s website. After the show, treat your colleagues to a cocktail reception in one of the Ryman’s private event spaces. No matter your group size, The Ryman’s party spaces can accommodate both intimate and large parties.

3. 14TENN

Hey – that’s us! 

14TENN has been a popular holiday party venue to rent in Nashville since we first opened, so we wouldn’t be providing a list of the best places to host your holiday gathering without including our versatile space. 

14TENN is located in The Nations, just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, and offers plenty of complimentary parking in addition to our open space. Our open floor plan can accommodate up to 275 guests for a seated event, plus even more for a cocktail party. White framed walls, vaulted ceilings, great natural lighting, and an outdoor patio come together to create a neutral design, ideal for your next event.

Three white and gold Christmas trees underneath a silky draping installation at 14TENN in Nashville, Tenneessee

Here are a few reasons why 14TENN is the perfect location for your special event: 

  1. Event Planning and Execution. Spread holiday cheer amongst your colleagues with the help of our expert event planning team. We will help with the entire planning process and ensure every detail is covered.
  2. Indoor and Outdoor Space. Although the holiday season in the Nashville area can be chilly, your rental of 14TENN includes access to both our indoor and outdoor space. Our flexible space is perfect for virtually any layout and has plenty of room for live music. 
  3. Services and Amenities. 14TENN is more than just a social event space. We offer a competitive beverage service that can create an amazing signature holiday cocktail, plus, you can rent any of our in-house decor items from a photo booth to draping, mobile walls and more. Tables and chairs are always included, and you can check out our full list of amenities, here.

We know there are tons of of holiday party venues in Nashville to choose from, but at 14TENN, you’ll be met with a team that is easy to work with, in the perfect Nashville location away from the hustle and bustle.

4. Nissan Stadium

Looking to host an event at an unexpected venue? Nissan Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans, offers skyscraping views of the city within a unique atmosphere.

With several spaces to choose from, you can narrow down the right venue within the stadium for your group. Of course, having the Titan’s home field as the backdrop for your social event will make for the most unforgettable experience.

Prefer to treat your team to a game? Host the event in the stadium’s press box, with room for private dining, dancing, and conversation. The venue offers a variety of set-up options, in-house catering, seating areas, and top-notch service.

View of Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
Photo: Gabriel Tovar

5. Cumberland River Cruise

If you’re looking to get out of the city, take your team on one of Nashville’s top holiday experiences! The General Jackson Showboat is essentially a floating event venue that sails down the Cumberland River while providing an elegant celebration for Christmas parties.

Your team will love the evening performance of Christmas classics, as well as modern favorites by Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, and more!

Choose from multiple seating options for your group, and make your reservation early as this popular event tends to sell out. 

6. 16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Since 16-Bit Bar+Arcade provides the entertainment and the bar, very little party planning is necessary for this unique event space. 

16-Bit offers over 30 nostalgic arcade games, plus a full bar and snacks, and the option to bring in your own food from any nearby restaurant. Located in the heart of the Gulch, this barcade is central to many other Christmas-themed events going on in Nashville.

Whether you prefer to rent the entire space, or bring your group in during business hours, hosting events at 16-Bit has a variety of options.

Video games at an arcade in Nashville, Tennessee
Photo: Sean Foster

7. The Nashville Zoo

For a unique and interactive holiday party, consider the Nashville Zoo.

The zoo offers a variety of event spaces surrounded by exotic animals, providing a vibrant atmosphere for your colleagues to celebrate together.

Take advantage of the zoo’s in-house catering, and even ask their team to organize special animal encounters for an unforgettable experience!

Make Your Next Holiday Party One to Remember

When it comes to where to host your company’s celebration, 14TENN offers a cozy space with an urban feel in a convenient location. 

Contact our event management team today to learn more about how to host your next event at 14TENN.