Learn All About aVenue, a Popular, Stylish Wedding Venue in Downtown Nashville
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The folks at Nashville Event Space manage some of the most stylish venues for weddings and events around town.
I reached out to Bianca, one of their event specialists, to learn more about aVenue, one of their most popular venues. I asked all of the questions that you will need to know as you consider this chic downtown location. Oh - and all of the design shown below is the work of Laurie Hardman and Julia Page of Randi Events, an event team that is available to assist venue couples.
Quick location highlights: stunning blank canvas space, downtown location, outside food and alchohol allowed, event design services available
Photos above: Jonathon Campbell Photography
Tell me about Avenue.
This 15,000 square foot gem sits right in the heart of the growing downtown events district. Its location at the foot of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge sits just across from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Music City Center. This amazing location makes it the perfect location for any type of event.
When was the business established? 1998
What is your company's motto/philosophy? “We plan an event that no one else can because we make the impossible possible.”
What attracts couples to your venue for their wedding?
aVenue offers downtown Nashville’s most unique event rental option. With a team of designers at Randi Events, we make every event special for every client and guest. aVenue has plenty of historic charm with it’s exposed brick and hard wood floors. Located just off of Broadway, aVenue is a great venue that will definitely impress your guests. Perfect for events large and small, aVenue can meet your every need!
Which bride budget do you serve? Moderate, Luxury
What makes your venue so unique from a service perspective?
Need a wedding planner? No problem! Randi Event designers offer this service. We offer wedding ceremony and reception coordination services not just those that are managed by Nashville Event Space. This service would encompass all aspects of the wedding planning including developing a timeline and directing the rehearsal and wedding ceremony. However, if you have come to us with a wedding planner, we welcome them and are happy to work side-by-side with them to make your wedding day perfect!
Photos above: Nashville Event Space
What is your pricing model?
Rental fees vary based on the day of the week. Peak versus off-peak times may also vary rental rates. Please inquire with the Sales Manager for the Facility Rental venue rental rates. A cleaning fee, facility manager and security fees will be charged in addition to the venue rental.
What payment options are accepted? Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, cashier’s check or money order. Visa or MasterCard are also accepted. What event options does your venue offer?
We can accommodate both wedding ceremony and reception at aVenue. aVenue is also a great place to host your next birthday party, holiday party, bar/bat mitzvah, corporate meetings and music industry gatherings or any type of celebration.
What type of rooms are available?
The venue features a built-in stage perfect for live music, performances or presentations, a loft space for additional seating and entertaining, and a full basement with a bridal suite and catering area.
How many people can you accommodate?
aVenue can accommodate up to 250 guests for a buffet style seated dinner, 180 guests for a plated, seated dinner and up to 500 guests for a standing reception.
How many events do you take per day?
Nashville Event Space only hosts one event per venue per day allowing each client ample time for set-up and tear-down of their event.
Is outside catering allowed? Do you require couples to use a set list of caterers?
To ensure the great level of service we provide to our clients, we work with a list of approved caterers in our venues. We would be happy to work as a liaison with you and our approved caterers to develop a menu for your event based upon your specific tastes and budget. Clients wishing to work with a caterer not listed on the Approved Catering list will incur an outside catering fee of $7.50 per person. The caterer must supply a copy of their off-site catering license and provide a certificate of liability insurance.
Is outside alcohol allowed?
Yes! When you choose to purchase and bring in your own alcohol, a bar set-ups fee is charged. We hire the ABC certified bartender set and serve all alcoholic beverages. Security is also required for all events serving alcohol.
Is an on-site event coordinator available?
Any client who rents one of our managed venues has the option to utilize our event design services. This service extends to those things which involve event décor and production. Our processional staff is also well trained in Wedding planning so if this is something that you may be interested in please inquire.
Our event designer will work with you every step of the way to make sure the venue is an absolute reflection of your wishes presented throughout the planning process.
Photos above: Krista Lee Photography
What else should brides know about your venue?
As a full-service event design and venue-management firm, our event designers will work with you every step of the way to create an event that meets both your needs and budget, while creating an amazing event that will WOW your guests.
How should brides and grooms contact to learn about your venue and wedding services?
Event location: Downtown Nashville, 120 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Main contact: Sarah Miller
Visit our website: nashvilleeventspace.com/venues/avenue
Call us: 615 662.3539
Email us: Sarahann@Randievents.com
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