City Winery presents our First Annual Nashville Harvest Festival!

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City Winery is proud to present our first annual Nashville Harvest Festival on Sunday 10/7! Enjoy an exciting lineup of live music, unlimited tastings of 50+ different wines and exclusive City Winery house-made wines, delicious food & so much more! Our Pie Town neighbors Tennessee Brew Works and Proper Sake Co. will be on-site serving samples, too!

We’ll be closing down our entire outdoor space to feature a live music stage, grape-stomping stations, wine tastings, wine pong & more. Guests will be able to meet and chat with our Local Winemakers Bill Anton and Michelle Foletta, enjoy tours of our fully-functioning urban winery, take a closer look at soil samples from our favorite vineyards, and try award-winning wines from all over the world!

Artist lineup to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

First 200 tickets are only $35! Tickets are then $40 in advance, $45 after August 31, $50 day-of the event.

VIP Tickets are $65 and include access to indoor/outdoor private lounge area, additional specialty wines, and exclusive food options! Executive Chef Donald Counts will be serving cheese & charcuterie, plus a special light bite menu. The private lounge area includes a dedicated sommelier and unlimited tastings of higher-end wines exclusive to VIP ticket holders. VIP Tickets are $75 day-of the event.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Are you a local Nashville charity? Win a holiday party! | City Winery Nashville

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This holiday season, City Winery Nashville’s Private Events team wants to give back to our community! We know our local non-profit organizations work hard all year to make a difference in Music City. Those who work so diligently to help in a selfless manner deserve an evening of celebration. We’re giving away a holiday party to the staff of one local charity with an estimated value of $1,500. To enter to win, charities must fill out our application form here. This form will not only tell our City Winery team about the wonderful work your organization is accomplishing in Nashville, but also verify your company as an eligible applicant.

Giveaway begins 8/1/18 at 3PM CT and ends Friday 8/31/18 at 3PM CT. All applications must be submitted by this deadline for consideration.

Holiday Party will include the following details:
– Room rental for 24 guests or less
– Food selections from limited special holiday menu
– 2 drinks per guest from limited special holiday menu
– Located in City Winery Nashville’s Cellar Private Dining Room

Please Note: Date of holiday party subject to City Winery Nashville’s availability. Further restrictions may apply.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What organizations are eligible to apply?

Middle Tennessee public charities are eligible. All organizations must be able to show proof of their status through one (1) or more of the following criteria, to be provided within the application form:
– Copy of IRS determination letter
– Employer Identification Number (EIN)
– Proof of approval via Better Business Bureau’s Wise Charity Alliance
– Current non-profit profile on GivingMatters.com

What is required to participate?

All organizations will need to complete our official application before 8/31/18 at 3PM CT. There is no fee for an organization to apply. Within this application, organization will be required to show proof of non-profit

How will the winner be determined?

City Winery Nashville will review the applications to ensure all necessary criteria has been met. From the remaining eligible applicants, one lucky organization will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail by 10/1. All other organizations will be notified of a winner being chosen at this time. If the winning organization has not responded to our e-mail within seven (7) business days, another winner will be chosen

Can I edit my application after I have submitted?

Yes! You will receive an e-mailed response receipt from our application’s Google Form. Within this e-mail will be a button marked “edit response.” After 8/31 at 3PM CT, you will no longer be able to edit your application.

Will I be able to view the other applications?

No, all applications are private.

Who should I contact if I have questions in regards to my application?

You may contact City Winery Nashville’s Marketing Director Caroline Acree at cacree@citywinery.com for questions.

 

Click here to complete our application!

 

Communicating with your Wedding Planner

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City Winery Nashville’s talented Private Events team is well experienced in hosting weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners & more. Below, Events Director Ryan Walters provides her advice for how to best communicate with your planning team during the exciting process! Enjoy.

Getting to know my wedding clients is the highlight of the planning process. Through all of my experience, I’ve learned there are two preferred forms of communication when working with a client. These tips will minimize confusion, increase familiarity with one another, and make the entire process a little easier on everyone.

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#1. E-Mail Communication

E-mail provides the opportunity to collect, organize, and supply large amounts of information at one time. Most importantly, having a running history of messages is extremely helpful for both sides. Because many of our potential couples, turned clients, are planning a destination wedding, housing all of the wedding details in digital written form allows everyone to have a reference point.

Pro Tip: Utilize copy and paste. Each party should select a consistent text color for responding. This little trick keeps a long e-mail thread organized, allowing multiple topics to be discussed at one time. For clients looking to execute the planning process from afar, this organization and color-coding can be very comforting.

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#2 In-Person Meetings 

The first meeting we love to host is scheduled after the initial booking. This meeting is used to discuss everything: menu, timeline, lighting, drape, color palate, table, outside vendors, ceremony, deadlines, etc. By having this meeting in person, the couple can visualize the space with our events team. We’re able to discuss logistical options, get a more clear understanding of the desired aesthetics, and break down budget priorities.

The second most important meeting is a menu tasting. Sometimes, this tasting includes bar selection, too. We love this meeting, and who can resist trying delicious food & drink?

Sometimes, there is one more meeting scheduled for 2-3 months before the big day, specifically once the guest list is finalized. This is the time for planners and couples to check-in with one another and look for loose ends. Then, our events team coordinates a meeting with your month-of wedding planner to ensure all responsibilities are to be properly managed between the two of us.

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We designed our planning process to eliminate the back-and-forth. This time-consuming process never needs to cause stress, and we want to pull every little detail together as quickly as possible. This efficient communication and organized planning process ultimately creates the perfect day for our client.

Click here to learn more information about our private events capabilities! Celebrate in urban luxury.

– Ryan Walters
Events Director | City Winery Nashville

Pong on the Patio: City Winery Nashville

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It’s patio season, Nashville! We’re celebrating the arrival of this warm weather with a FREE event on our three beautiful patios. Join us Sunday, June 3rd for Pong on the Patio! From 11AM to 5PM, you and your friends can sip locally-made wine and enjoy our delicious seasonal menu with amazing views of the downtown skyline… all while playing “wine” pong.
Note: We won’t be using wine in our cups, water only.

Purchase a carafe of wine between the hours of 11AM – 5PM on Sunday, June 3rd and receive complimentary pong cups & ping pong balls! First come, first served, first use of tables. Limited space available, so arrive early to enjoy a day in the sunshine. Click here to view our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar’s menu.

This event is FREE.

Click here to RSVP & be entered to win a voucher for two (2) free tickets to a non-sold out show of your choice in our venue! Winner will be chosen at random & notified during the event. Voucher will be available during the event at our concierge desk in our lobby.

Weddings in Urban Luxury | Private Events with City Winery Nashville

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We’re very excited to share this beautiful wedding photo shoot in collaboration with some of our favorite local vendors! It’s always an exciting day to bring together talented local event relationships and create something inspiring. Enjoy a peek inside our Lounge, upstairs patios and bridal suite spaces with a modern and creative twist! Click here for more information about our private event options.

Venue: City Winery
Photographer: Jenna Henderson Photography
Planner + Stylist: Woven
Rentals: Music City Rentals
Speciality Rentals: CJ Rentals
Florals: Fresh by Carry Ann
Cake: Baked Nashville
Food + Drinks: City Winery
Calligraphy: White Ink Calligraphy
Lighting: NAV
Jewelry: American Jewelry
Bridal Attire: Willow Bride
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Overlooked Wedding Must-Haves | Private Events with City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville’s talented Private Events team is well experienced in hosting weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners & more. Below, Event Manager Ryan Walters provides her advice for 3 easily overlooked wedding details every couple should always remember. Enjoy!

On such a special day, every couple’s focus is spread thin across a long list of event details: guest experience, food, drinks, decor, attire, music & so much more. It’s easy for the finishing touches to be overlooked with the bustle around such an exciting milestone! Time and time again, we see the same forgotten necessities that truly make weddings, receptions or rehearsal dinners much easier on our clients.

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#1. Hire a Wedding Planner!

I always recommend booking a wedding planner with 1 month prior to your date at minimum. Depending on how extensive the planning and design needs to be, you may need partial or full-service planning. In the beginning, it’s easy to think you can do it all on your own. You have plenty of time, a well-appointed Pinterest board of ideas, and plenty of friends & family offering to help. Couples often under-estimate the amount of day-time meetings, e-mails, phone calls and decision-making this process really requires!

Not only will you be selecting colors, lighting and draping, but you’ll be juggling a full-time job, friends, significant other, family, gym time for that wedding shred! Don’t forget – Getting married can also include the joint tax filings, insurance, house, credit cards and bank account! Are you stressed yet?!

Just like Mary Poppins, a wedding planner can save the day! Planners guide the decision-making process for you, tie up loose ends, and most importantly, manage emotions. A wedding is a monumental life moment and a happy celebration, and with millions of tiny details during this emotional time, a great wedding planner can mirror the positive support some find in a therapist! They’ll listen to your opinions and supply guided leadership with emotional stability, creating evergreen memories that will sparkle with love and joy. Less stress for you!

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#2. Food is Fuel!

Food is obviously a critical part of our existence. We require nourishment for our bodies to not only physically function properly, but also to maintain a positive mental well-being. With such a busy day, we always urge clients… don’t stop eating!

Don’t stop eating early in the day. Don’t stop eating before your dress fitting. Don’t stop eating in the days leading up to your wedding. And definitely don’t stop eating during the celebration! The person you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with loves you for you. The friends and family attending your wedding love you for you. Life is too short. Don’t be “hangry!” Drink some wine, indulge in the filet, and celebrate!

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#3. Take a 15-Minute Break

Speaking from experience, this is the second most important event to happen on your special day, right after the “I Do’s.” Post-ceremony, couples are whisked away for photographs, followed by a rapid succession of hello’s, congratulations, cocktails and dancing. Before you know it, the clock strikes twelve! You’ll find yourself wondering where your new spouse has been all day.

Instead, plan a 15-minute break after the necessary photographs have been taken, and tuck yourselves away. Have your beverage of choice, drink water, enjoy appetizers and even dinner (time-permitting) with the one you love in private before the party continues!

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This moment of reflection may be one of your favorite memories from the entire celebration. It allows for the couple to decompress and re-emerge to guests recharged and ready for dancing! Combine this 15-minute break with the help of your wedding planner and a full belly? You’ll be a stress-free, happy couple on your exciting day!

Click here to learn more information about our private events capabilities! Celebrate in urban luxury.

– Ryan Walters
Events Director | City Winery Nashville

The Traditional 2018 Wedding Trend | Private Events with City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville’s talented Private Events team is always searching for the latest wedding trends to incorporate into our rental spaces. Events Manager Ryan Walters is head over heels for the traditional, high class look. Below, she’s broken down her top 3 reasons why this design trend is currently her favorite. Enjoy!

Currently, I’m loving the return to wedding tradition: tuxedos, classic colors, formal attire, and elevated dining! Years ago, when barn and boho designs began to trend, this classic theme was driven out of inspiration boards out of need to be thrifty. I love the ethereal look of sunshine, reclaimed barn wood and earthy hydrangeas. It’s soft, feminine, and romantic. But, it seemed for so long, this was the only option. Not anymore! Now, with economic recovery brides are able to get creative and now there are more options.

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#1. Putting yourself first!

To me, the return to classic tradition shows me brides are in a place of comfort and financial security. Job security and a growing strength in our economy have created the opportunity for brides to say, “I want this, I deserve this.” I love this confidence in our clients!

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#2. Simplicity is timeless!

Personally, I’ve always been a sucker for simple elegance. My style icons are incredible ladies like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. I love clean lines and neutral colors with a bold contrast. It’s graceful and mature, photographs well, and can stand the test of time. Oh, and don’t forget the hint of gold! A little bit of sparkle goes a long way.

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#3. Luxury Guest Experience!

I’m a total foodie with the heart of a servant, so I love that this traditional trend is bringing back the plated style of meal service! We’ve the opportunity to craft delicious hearty dishes in our event spaces, incorporating seasonal products and bold flavor profiles. By serving to guests in a plated manner, we set those in our care at ease, creating the opportunity for our staff to engage and anticipate needs with a personal touch. Guests are able to fully consume the day’s experience, not just their delicious filet paired with a bold Cabernet. At City Winery Nashville, it is our mission to ensure everyone leaves raving about the food, the drink, and most importantly, the love they felt on the couple’s special day!

– Ryan Walters
Events Director | City Winery Nashville

FREE Viewing Party – The Big Game 2/4 | City Winery Nashville

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City Winery is proud to host a FREE viewing party for the biggest football game of the year on Sunday, February 4th! Click here for more information.No matter what side you’re cheering for, you’ll be able to watch the entire game LIVE on our Venue’s 16×10 Foot Big Screen & Twin 9×6 foot side screens, & our Meyer Sound Concert System. Let’s get rowdy, Nashville! RSVP to reserve your seat. Those who RSVP are automatically entered win a $50 City Winery gift card! Click here to RSVP.

We will be featuring a special “Big Game” menu created by Executive Chef Garrett Pittler. Chef Garrett originally hails from Buffalo, NY, so you know he is taking his wings seriously! In addition to these special items, our full Venue menu will be available for purchase. We will also be providing a 1/2 priced wine bottle list to help elevate your “Big Game” viewing experience.

City Winery Nashville’s 2018 Wedding Open House

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City Winery Nashville invites you to our 2018 Wedding Open House on February 22, 2018, 4:30PM – 7:30PM.

Connect with local friendors in urban luxury at City Winery Nashville! Drinks & light bites provided. Chat & mingle with our favorite wedding vendors while playing for exclusive giveaways, prizes & more! Don’t forget – Only those who have RSVPed are eligible for our Scavenger Hunt Giveaway!

One special guest who has RSVPed and attended this event will win a beautiful piece from our friends at Walton’s Jewelry in Franklin, Tennessee. You don’t want to miss this!

Click here to RSVP!

Celebrate in Urban Luxury with City Winery

With amazing live music capabilities, our delectable culinary creations, an award-winning wine program and stunning patio views, City Winery Nashville offers everything you need to make your next private event an unforgettable experience. From intimate private dining spaces to a full production concert venue, we have several distinct event spaces that can be combined and configured to host up to 1,200 guests. Celebrate in urban luxury.

Click here for more information.