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Discover Weddings at Sambuca: A Favorite Gulch Mingle Spot is an Even Better Wedding Venue

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Every chic Nashville woman has spent time in the Gulch. From shopping at Urban Outfitters to painting at Sips and Strokes, you've fallen in love with the area, or at minimum, you appreciate its vibe. It's centrally located, boasts incredible views of our city's skyline and is a great entertainment destination. But did you ever think that the Gulch's Sambuca, your favorite place for after work cocktails, might also be the perfect place to say I Do?

Well it is! I've always liked Sambuca. It's spacious, inviting, and sophisticated. But, until recently, I didn't realize all they offered for engaged couples. The venue can accommodate small or large wedding receptions, wedding related celebrations, and even wedding ceremonies! Based on my conversation with Dana Patel, their super helpful Event Director, they pride themselves in taking care of the busy, sophisticated bride who wants an easy but elegant wedding or event. Keep reading to learn the specifics on what they offer to see if they are a fit for you.

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How to Contact the Venue:

Name: Sambuca Restaurant
Address: 601 12th Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Area of Town: Gulch
Main Contact: Dana Patel
Phone Number: 615.577.2173
Email Address:
Become a Facebook fan: Sambuca Nashville
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Overview of Venue:

Located near downtown Nashville in the Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event. Our distinctive touch breathes personality into every event, from formal wedding receptions for 400 to rehearsal dinners for 75, or bridal luncheons for 20; Sambuca has a variety of options and unique spaces to offer.

We bring to life your vision for any wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or bridal party. We will ensure a memorable and meaningful event, for every budget. Our events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and nightly live entertainment.

Payment options accepted: Cash, credit cards

What options does your venue offer for engaged couples?

Daytime Wedding Ceremony
Evening Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Receptions
Bridal Showers
Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding-related Parties

What type of event space is available?

We have several options for private dining areas:

First, Our Balinese Dining room is our second floor, balcony style dining room overlooking the main dining room and stage. This room has the best view in the house of our live music that begins each night at 7:30pm. This room holds up to 40 people for a seated dinner. Next, The Sky Loft is our completely glass enclosed dining room with a gorgeous view of the Nashville Sky Line. This room holds up to 80 people for a seated dinner, buffet or cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres and comes with complimentary valet parking, live music, and use of our AV system.

Also, brides have the option of reserving our entire second floor. This space includes The Sky Loft, our completely glass enclosed dining room, our balcony style dining room, and a private bar and lounge. This space holds up to 150 for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres party or 120 for a seated dinner. With this we include complimentary valet parking, live music, and use of our AV system.

Finally, we offer the option to reserve our entire venue for parties of 200-400 people. Renting our entire restaurant gives guests complete control of the space. They are able to choose between a fabulous 5 course dinner, buffet, or heavy hors d’oeuvres. We provide a band, security, and valet parking.

How many people can you accommodate? Up to 400

How many events do you take per day? Varies depending on the size of the events

Is outside catering or beverages allowed? No, we provide all catering and beverages

Is an on-site event coordinator available? Yes

What is your pricing model?
~ Our packages range from $25-$60 per person
~ We never charge room rental fees; however, we do have food and beverage minimums depending on the day of the week and room being used.

Which bride budgets do you serve?
~ All

What attracts couples to your venue for their wedding? What are your key selling points?
We typically have modern, trendy couples who like the downtown feel without having to fight the crowds and noise of Broadway.

What makes your venue so unique from a service perspective?
We offer a “one stop shop” for your wedding. Sambuca is able to take care of the food, beverages, music, and décor for weddings and receptions.

What else should brides know about your venue?
Sambuca is a gorgeous venue in the hottest neighborhood in Nashville. Sambuca’s catering team works with each bride to ensure that her wedding is unique and special. We offer amazing food, service, and ambience without any hidden fees or last minute charges.

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The Sky Loft 

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Photos: Photo shoot and party at Sambuca by Gregory Byerline Photographer (above and below)

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Photos: rehearsal dinner by Elliott Events at Sambuca (above) 


I loved Sambuca's Atlanta location because it had the best jazz and brunch, so it proved to be a great idea for a bridal shower. The Nashville location has the same, if not better, characteristics. I've been to birthday parties, dates, and networking events at Nashville's Sambuca. And every time I go, I discover something newer, better. Their Sky Loft is their newest addition and it's spectacular!  


About the Author:

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Ashley King

Hey - I'm Ashley! I started to give Nashville brides, or folks planning a Nashville wedding, a local resource for inspiration and resources. Hope to see you at a bridal show soon! Until then, Find me on

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