When it comes to event venues, Nashville is chalk full of beautiful places to party and this summer the city will add one more to the list! Jim and I recently had the opportunity to talk with Dan Cook, owner of the new event space The Ruby, and take a tour of what is sure to become one of Nashville’s most sought after venues. Let’s just say the word ‘wow’ doesn’t begin to cover it. Keep your date books open because this is one venue you’ll want to check out for your big day!
The Ruby is located just blocks away from Hillsboro Village, situated right next to Fannie Mae Dees Park and across the street from the Vanderbilt Campus. If the prime location doesn’t already have you reaching for your phone we’re sure that Cook’s modern design plans and blank canvas approach to the venue definitely will!
Housed in what used to be a Primitive Baptist Church and first built in 1945, The Ruby features beautiful wood beam ceilings, a brick exterior and original hardwood floors that were unearthed after pulling up decades old carpeting. Cook’s overhaul of the space includes the addition of a large side deck and front courtyard as well interior renovations and additions. The inside of the venue will be super spacious with plenty of natural light and huge doors that will open up to the front and side of the building, giving guests the ability to easily move around and mingle.
One thing brides will love about the soon to be finished venue? The openness of the space will really give brides and planners a blank canvas to work from. Brides won’t have to worry about being hindered by any one particular style with this venue and although it leans towards modern, the space can easily be transformed to achieve any look you’d want to create.
So, now that we know the design is fantastic, what are the stats? The Ruby should fit approximately 245 for a seated ceremony, 180 for a cocktail reception and around 11o for a plated/seated dinner. If you’re worried about finding parking for your guests in the oftentimes crowded Hillsboro area don’t be. Cook has partnered with the schools next door to use their parking lots at night and there will also be a valet available. Oh, and if you’re wondering where the name came from, we’ve got that extra info too! The name for The Ruby originated after Cook’s architect deemed the place a ‘small jewel’, love that!
You can find more info on the venue by heading over to their website, right here. What do you think? Are you excited for a new venue located in the heart of Hillsboro Village?