Entertaining in Nashville

May 26, 2010

So you’re getting married in Nashville and last thing on your plate during your wedding week should be scrambling to entertain your out-of-town family during festivity downtime. Worry not – with a little advance planning, you can show them a good time without having to babysit. Nashville is a one-of-a-kind city, so send them out and show it off!

Here are a few suggestions to get you started…

1. The Country Music Hall of Fame – This may be so obvious you don’t even think about it. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome. You don’t have to be a Rascal Flatts fanatic to appreciate or enjoy this amazing museum. Just as long as you like music. Great space, great exhibits, great history… and there’s always the off-chance that someone like the Oak Ridge Boys will be on site, signing autographs. Oh, and while you’re downtown, don’t miss the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and/or Hatch Show Print – all within walking distance of the CMHOF.

2. Nash Trash Tour – You will probably not want to send your most conservative relatives here. But if you want to give a good survey of the city whilst being entertained by two fiesty old ladies, whilst riding in a giant pink bus, look no further than here.

3. Tour the Stars’ Homes – It may sound cheesy, but it will make Aunt Wanda’s year to be able to say she saw where Dolly Parton lives… or Jack White, Nichole Kidman and Little Jimmy Dickens.**

4. Jack Daniel’s Distillery – About an hour outside of Nashville, but a SCENIC hour outside Nashville. See were America’s most famous distilled beverage is made… or just enjoy some American history. Unfortunately for Aunt Wanda it’s a dry county, so tell her to bring her our own flask.

5. The Hermitage – Home of the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. A beautiful historic home, chock-full of history. And if the weather’s nice, a nice stroll around the lovely Hermitage grounds could provide hours of enjoyment.

In short, there are plenty of great ways for your guests to invest in our beautiful city. Urge them to leave the hotel lobby. This may be the one time they ever see Nashville, so help them make it count!

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**all in separate houses

Lovely photo by Phindy Studios

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  • Reply Tami Polak May 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I LOVE this picture!! & this post! These are great ideas for out-of-towners!! Gosh! I have yet to visit some of these places! I need to get busy!!

    LOVE Nashville 🙂

  • Reply Jeni May 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    what a beautiful picture!

  • Reply Diana May 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Fun ideas.

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