Check out this post for the the best spots for your Nashville bridal shower party!
Opryland Hotel & Relache Spa – website
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 458-2152
Who says a bridal shower should only last a few hours? Make a weekend out of it at the legendary Opryland Hotel! Take full advantage of all this resort has to offer – the restaurants, the spa, the pool and of course, the gorgeous scenery. Contact Opryland Hotel to inquire about weekend group packages.
Gaylord; Photos: company's website
Bridal Shower Ideas that Celebrate the Great Outdoors
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – website
1200 Forrest Park Dr , Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 354-6377, email
If your bride is a fan of Nashville's natural beauty and rolling hills, make sure to take a look at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. At the Garden's restaurant, The Pineapple Room, you can purchase a box lunch and eat anywhere on the grounds (picnic tables are provided near the water gardens). Box lunches cost anywhere from $6 to $13.
These include sandwiches or wraps and fruit or chips. Water, soda, and fruit tea are also available at an additional cost. The box lunches can also be delivered to any location on the Cheekwood grounds for a 20 percent service charge (plus tax and gratuity). A minimum of 6 lunches must be ordered to qualify for delivery.
If you prefer to be indoors, Cheekwood can host bridal showers in its Pineapple Room Restaurant. The menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and deserts. A 17 percent gratuity is included automatically in the final bill.
Cheekwood will also rent out their Potter Room, located in the Botanic Hall, for an afternoon tea. This tea, which includes various flavors of teas, muffins, biscuits, sandwiches, tartlets, smoked salmon, scones and biscotti runs $35 per person. The rental fee for the Potter Room is $300.
Cheekwood, Photo: company's website
Arrington Vineyards – website
6221 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014
Contact: Ryan Turek, (615) 395-0102, email
Is your bride an aspiring sommelier? Or maybe she just loves wine and scenic views. If so, Arrington Vineyards is the perfect location for her bridal shower.
Arrington has two packages that are ideal for a bridal shower:
– Cellar Patio Events: This option includes renting Arrington's cellar patio for a private dinner for your party for four hours. The cost is $350 and a three case (36 bottles) minimum purchase. Arrington does not cater events, so outside food and soft drinks can be brought into the vineyard for your event.
– AV Wine Outings: With this option you work with Arrington to schedule pickup for the entire bridal shower party at one convenient location. Arrington will then transport every one to the vineyard for wine tasting. After tasting is complete, members of the party are free to enjoy the grounds. You may bring in outside food for the shower, if you wish to picnic at Arrington after the tasting. At the agreed upon time (scheduled in advance) Arrington will return party guests to the original location.
– They also offer balloon rides that accommodate up to 4. Obviously, this isn't an option for everyone, but it's neat right?
To book any of these options and for additional details, contact Ryan Turek. Events can be booked up to 6 months in advance.
Arrington Vineyards; Photo: company's website
Radnor Lake – website
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220
Contact: Steve Ward, Park Manager, (615) 373-3467, email
If your bride is a fan of the great outdoors and you happen to be planning her bridal shower during the spring, summer, or fall, then check out Radnor Lake. From evening canoe rides to morning hikes, Radnor Lake is a tranquil location where the entire party can feel one with nature.
No reservations are required. Food is not allowed in the park.
Radnor Lake; Photo: company's website
Bridal Shower Venues/Ideas with a Music, Film or Art Vibe
Karaoke by Cosmo Creations – website
1200 Villa Place #402, Nashville, TN 37212
Contact: Brent Cantrell, Owner, (615) 739-5477, email
Does your bride have the voice of an angel? Let her show it off with a night of karaoke.
Hire Cosmo Creations to host a Karaoke party at any location of your bride's choice (your house, a banquet hall or a friend's farm, for example). Contact Brent Cantrell for pricing inquiries and additional details and while you have him on the phone, ask about their Photo booth packages as well (after all, what bride doesn't want photographic evidence of a great night with her besties?).
Cosmo Creations; Photo: company's website
Wildhorse Saloon – website
120 2nd Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37201
Contact: Laura Wheeler, Sales and Catering Manager, 615-902-8248, email
If your bride is a little bit country (or a whole lotta country) then Wildhorse Saloon may be the place for her. Packed full of entertainment, dancing, drinks and food the Wildhorse Saloon keeps the party going. You can rent a private room, for the afternoon, at this downtown establishment for $150. Catering options start at $4 each for hors d'oeuvres, $14 per person for reception packages (which include different types of hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and entries) and can get as high as $42 per person for buffet options.
Wildhorse Saloon; Photo: company's website
Stardust Drive-In Theater – website
310 Purple Tiger Drive, Watertown, Tennessee 37184
Contact: (615) 237-0077
Would your bride be interested in watching movies under the stars with her best gals? If so, take her to the drive-in theater!
The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays. The first feature starts at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $7.50 per person (age 12 and above). Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted at both box office and concession stand.
Stardust Theater; Photo: company's Facebook page
Midnight Movie at Belcourt Theater – website
2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN 37212
Contact: (615) 846-3150
Give your bride her oldies fix at the legendary Belcourt Theater. The Belcourt features 1980s classics and indie films.
Midnight moves are shown on both Friday and Saturdays starting at 11:59 p.m. Adult tickets are $9.25
Maybe the entire party can attend the film all dressed up in their favorite neon shirts, leggings and unruly hair. Extra points from the bride if you pick her up in a DeLorean!
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater – website
8204 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Contact: Vanessa Wynn, (615) 662-2244
Enjoy a dinner show at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater.
Group rates are available at $45 per person. This includes the show, dinner buffet, beverages, dessert, tax and a 9 percent gratuity. Each table seats 6 and the venue will seat large parties at tables close to one another. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, the show starts at 8 p.m.
Call Vanessa to schedule your party. A $100 non refundable deposit is due to hold the reservation. The contract is prepaid and the payment date is determined by your requested date.