A Grand & Unique Wedding Venue at 21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Bride hugging the back of her groom as they look off into the distance

21c Museum Hotel Nashville, a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Nashville in Banker’s Alley, offers more than just hospitality. The building is an art museum, boutique hotel, and restaurant all in one, creating a unique opportunity for a one-of-a-kind wedding.

About 21c Museum Hotel Nashville

21c Museum Hotel Nashville is a renovated and modernized take on the historic Gray and Dudley, a warehouse constructed in 1900 that served as a wholesale giant in the bustling city. The interior design of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville results from the owners wanting to add a contemporary spin to a historic building. The hotel hosts curated exhibits, cultural programs, and culinary offerings at their museum, Gray & Dudley. 

The museum is free and open to the public 24 hours, seven days a week. Rotating galleries and exhibits span the entirety of the hotel, creating a unique and artful experience. The hotel has been voted as both “Top Hotels in Nashville” and “Top Hotels in the South” by Conde Nast Traveler for several years. It was also awarded in The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” list.

Bride and groom kissing under the bride's veil during their 21c Museum Hotel Nashville wedding

Details of the Grounds

The event space at 21c is not your traditional wedding venue. The art of contemporary artists lines the walls, including audio-visual technology that creates an innovative and engaging space. 21c offers over 10,500 square feet of event space across nine venues. They have five galleries, a conference room, dining rooms, and terraces. 

Their largest event space is the Main Gallery, composed of 1,903 square feet, 140 banquet rounds, and a capacity of 250 for a cocktail reception. This space includes a variety of A/V technology, featuring “plug and plays” connectivity, theatrical lighting, projectors, and even a motorized drapery. Adjacent to the Main Gallery, Gallery One makes for the perfect cocktail hour. 

Groom kissing his bride on the neck as she holds him and laughs during their 21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Photography Opportunities

Each gallery offers an excellent background for photos. Furthermore, Gallery Two and Gallery Three have great natural light thanks to a beautiful atrium and skylight. Another beautiful space for pre-wedding festivities and photographs is the rooftop, offering city views and refreshing scenery.

Wedding Details

When you book your event at Gray & Dudley, they provide catering and beverage services guided by chef Levon Wallace. You can choose from hors d’oeuvres, stations, a buffet, a cocktail reception, or a plated meal for each guest. They have three bar packages, and custom bar options and craft cocktails are available upon request. 

For weddings, the hotel provides an Event Team to assist you in ensuring a smooth ceremony. They offer the Rooftop 21c Penthouse Suite overlooking the Cumberland River and downtown Nashville for the bride and the groom. The suite features a terrace complete with outdoor furniture and a dining table for 10. 

The hotel has 124 rooms, each consisting of wood floors, high ceilings, contemporary art, large windows, and floor-to-ceiling drapery. They also offer room blocks for out-of-town wedding guests. Their in-house spa provides the perfect pre-ceremony activity. Moreover, custom gifts can be purchased for guests and the wedding party in the Museum Shop.

close up of a bride and her wedding makeup at her 21c Museum Hotel Nashville wedding

21c Museum Hotel Nashville 

If you are looking for a luxurious, non-traditional wedding in the heart of Nashville, 21c Museum Hotel Nashville offers a tasteful, artful, and innovative space. The hotel is perfect for whatever kind of wedding you desire. 

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