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.

72 Hours in Nashville, Tennessee: Flight Network

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From our friends at Flight Network

“Get ready, because we are going to one of the coolest places there is, we’re going to Nashville, otherwise known as “Music City”! Nashville is known for its country music scene, and this is also where Elvis recording some of his most popular hits. However, you don’t have to be a lover of country as the alternative music scene also continues to evolve. Walking down the streets you hear never-ending great tunes spilling out from every bar you pass. This is where you’ll find the best live music entertainment in the US, if not the world! But it is not only the music scene this city has going for it, constant creative growth continues to happen and evolve the art, culture, food and fashion scene. Nashville is a place of creativity and artistic expression, and one of the hottest places to visit this year!”

Click here to read the entire article.

 

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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2018 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award: Notable Wine List

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Thank you, OpenTable users! Because of your votes, City Winery Nashville has been awarded the 2018 Diners’ Choice Award for Notable Wine List! Three cheers for our Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson and entire beverage team!

Click here to book your reservation via OpenTable and experience our wine list for yourself!

May 2018 – Forager’s Feast at City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to announce our May 2018 Forager’s Feast in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar! Head Chef Ryan Brown and Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson will be serving weekly specials made from locally harvested food and wine pairings from our winery here in downtown Music City!

As spring melts away the cold and brings new crop to our Tennessee hillsides, dine and support your local market! Think asparagus, dandelion, sorrel, wild violets, gooseberries, mint, cherries, figs, mushrooms & more!

Week 1 Menu (May 1-6, 2018)
“Pretzel Gelette” $11
Braised Mushrooms, Cipollini and Garlic Soubise, Basil
Wine Pairing: Grenache $13
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Week 2 Menu (May 7-13, 2018)
“Smoked Salmon Gravlax” $16
Trout Rilletes, Scallop Crudo, Pickled Cucumber
Wine Pairing: Roussanne $13
Mendocino, California, ‘17
Alder Springs Vineyard

Week 3 Menu (May 14-20, 2018)
“Sweet Peas and Root Veggies” $10
Sweet Pea Cream, Rubbed and Roasted Root Vegetables, Crispy Shallots, Truffle
Wine Pairing: Chardonnay $13
Sonoma Mountain, California, ‘16
Scopus Vineyard

Week 4 Menu (May 21-27, 2018)
“Gooseberry Crumble” $11
Elderberry Jam, Smoked Bourbon Vanilla
Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir $13
Santa Maria, California, ‘16

All month long during May 2018. Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Forager’s Feast! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Pie Town Crawl | City Winery Nashville

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Pie Town neighborhood with our Irish Crawl! Jump back and forth between City Winery Nashville’s Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar, Proper Sake Co, and Tennessee Brew Works to enjoy drink & food specials on behalf of St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green to get $1 off drinks, too!

City Winery Nashville will be offering $1 off Irish whisky for folks wearing green & serving special orange wine, too! Enjoy corn beef & cabbage using City Winery wine and Tennessee Brew Works beer! Reservations? Click here.

Tasting Bar | City Winery Nashville

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Explore Nashville’s first fully-functioning urban winery with a tasting of locally made wines, right in the heart of Music City. With a special tasting menu of red and white house-made wines, you can experience four different varietals created right in your own backyard for only $10! Purchase a bottle of retail wine during your tasting, and your tasting is FREE! Available Saturdays & Sundays, 12PM – 5PM.

 

No need for a reservation. Just walk right up to the Tasting Bar in our Lobby at your convenience. Saturdays & Sundays 12-5PM. Also, perfect activity for you & your friends while waiting for a table in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar!

 

To inquire about private tasting options or to book a winery tour, please email nashvillesales@gmail.com or call 615-324-1010. Click here to learn more about winemaking at 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

City Winery’s Commitment to Equal Access

City Winery is a champion of equality at all levels. When it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Act we are happy to comply with the ADA standards such as elevators, ramps, and lifts throughout our various spaces, with ease of access to our bars and seats.
We have proudly held benefits for Meals on Wheels and a variety of not-for-profit advocacy groups.  Our policy has always been, since we have reserved seating, to allow any customer access to any and all seats. We provide prompt suggestions for seats that may easier for those with specific needs. 
 
It recently came to our attention that our online seating chart was not clear enough regarding which seats were ADA compliant and we immediately worked to rectify.
We deeply empathize with the challenges differently-abled patrons might face in other venues or elsewhere, and we were happy to make these improvements to our ticketing software to provide more informed access to all our guests. 
 
You may notice certain seats noted for ADA access on our interactive floor plan. If you currently hold any of those seats and have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our concierge. We will never ask ticket holders to prove their need for any seat or additional accommodation. We hope to have you join us soon! Cheers!