Venue Rental

Have Your Next Meeting or Event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

  • Turner Courtyard Frame Tent

  • Reception Festivities in the Auditorium

  • Turner Courtyard Frame Tent

  • Reception in the Grand Lobby

  • Turner Courtyard Upper Terrace Level under Frame Tent

  • Reception in the Grand Lobby

  • Luncheon in the Auditorium

  • Dinner Reception in the Auditorium

“Holding a board meeting, a reception or even a
full sit-down dinner in a museum … will often make
the event more memorable.”  

“The Art of Entertaining” in The Meeting Professional magazine


“The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville is an
amazing space and has just the right vibe.”

CU Insight

The Frist Center, which originally opened in 1934 as Nashville’s downtown post office, not only houses masterworks, but is a masterpiece itself. An exceptionally elegant expression of Art Deco style, it’s not just a beautiful space, but a space in time. And it’s the only space in Nashville your group can share with the world’s great masters.


You’ll find that the Frist Center is one of Nashville’s most exquisite venues. The atmosphere, the exhibitions, and the variety of event spaces offer unique surroundings and options for a range of events-from meetings to cocktail receptions, banquets, private dinners, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions, multi-media presentations, film screenings and even musical performances-all amid an ever-changing array of world-renowned works of art. Your group can even enjoy a full “run of the house,” with exclusive, after-hours access to all galleries.

Below is a list of various PDF files that provide information about all aspects of renting the Frist Center:


Are you interested in holding your wedding or wedding reception at the Frist? Click here to learn more

Allow us to be the backdrop for your special moments!


For more information, please contact:

By email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
By phone: 615.744.3322 
By fax: 615.744.3260

By mail: Special Events Office
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203-3822

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