A Glamorous Wedding Venue at the AC Hotel Nashville Downtown

Bride with white roses and veil flying towards the camera AC Hotel Nashville Downtown

If you are seeking a unique and historic venue in Nashville, the AC Hotel Nashville Downtown is an excellent choice for your celebration. 

About the AC Hotel Nashville Downtown

The Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, and several honky-tonks surround the AC Hotel: a trendy, modern, and chic space in Music City Center. The AC Hotel offers:

  • outstanding views overlooking the city’s bustling downtown, 
  • a luxurious lobby equipped with a high-end bar, 
  • live music, 
  • a rooftop, and 
  • three restaurants. 

Other amenities include a pool, a hot tub, a bar, a 24-hour fitness center, and a plentiful continental breakfast. The hotel has six event rooms totaling 9,016 square feet of event space, with its largest space hosting up to 400 guests. Some of the event spaces are even named after genres of music: Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk. 

bride hugging her groom from behind with her eyes closed

Details of the Space

Their standard wedding space, The Heartland Ballroom, can host up to 320 guests in a banquet-styled room connected to wifi. The AC Lounge is an ideal space for a cocktail hour before the wedding. It includes small, shareable plates and luxury cocktails. Additionally, they have various event equipment, including a portable stage, spotlights, and signs. The hotel lets you choose how you would like your event laid out: conference style, a hollow square, reception style, rounded tables, divided into exhibits, a schoolroom layout, a theater layout, a U-shaped organization, or pods. Some dining packages include a coffee break, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and reception. 

Photography Opportunities 

Nestled in the Music City Center, this stunning venue offers abundant photography opportunities. The rooftop overlooks downtown, providing twinkling lights and that glowing ambiance city life possesses. Their event rooms also offer great backdrops for photographs with your design choices brought to life for the ceremony and/or reception. 

Groom hugging his bride with their heads together AC Hotel Nashville Downtown

Wedding Details

The hotel is a branch of Marriott, so you and your guests will have access to the many benefits of the company. To submit a request to host your event at the hotel, fill out their interactive survey that helps the hotel understand what you are looking for: the name of the event, the event dates, the event type, and whether your dates are flexible or not, how many rooms are needed, and how many attendees. They recommend you include your Request for Proposal to help avoid filling out more forms if your event is approved. 

When submitted, someone from the hotel will reach out to you and help you plan the event. The hotel works alongside the couple to create a customized event menu prepared by their professional catering team. Marriott created an app to help hosts plan their events or meetings called “Marriott’s Meeting Services App.” The app includes a capacity chart, room set-up examples, and a detailed list of equipment and services available. 

Some of their equipment includes an AV Technician, a film projector with a screen, a PA system, a TV, and a video camera. Wedding services include a certified meeting planner, event lighting, a photographer, a registration service, and security guards. They offer a special group rate when booking ten or more hotel rooms. The hotel is highly COVID-19 conscious and, in response to the virus, created the Marriott Cleanliness Council to regularly sanitize surfaces. All wedding prices will depend on the number of guests and the space desired. 

AC Hotel Nashville Downtown

In conclusion, the AC Hotel in Downtown Nashville is an excellent choice of wedding venues for the couple that loves the hustle and bustle of city life. There is beauty in the downtown area with its rich musical history. Start planning your perfect city wedding with AC Hotel Nashville Downtown today!

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