Having your fab wedding day in Nashville? You’re going to need an equally amazing location to host your rehearsal dinner! Whether it’s you, your partner and your wedding party, or your entire guest list, we’ve rounded up 25 of the most amazing restaurants in Nashville with private & non-private dining options where you can host your rehearsal dinner!
1) 360 Bistro
Created by Executive Chef Sean Foley, 360 Bistro in Nashville strives to bring comfort, joy, community, and taste to every plate served!
Their private space provides seating for up to 18 guests for dinner, or 35 guests for a standing cocktail event.
Ambiance: Soft lighting, warm tones, relaxing & inviting
Cuisine: Creative and innovative cuisine, traditional dishes with modern flair
Must try: The Parisian Gnocchi
2) 404 Kitchen
Chef Matt Bolus hand selects only the highest quality ingredients for the dishes at 404 Kitchen in Nashville. From suppliers, and farms, to distillers, the emphasis on quality cuisine lies in sustainability and seasonality.
There are 4 unique spaces to host your rehearsal dinner at 404 Kitchen. The Dining & Wine Room, which can accommodate up to 75 guests. The Loft, which can seat up to 40 guests for dinner. And finally, The Restaurant, which can seat 80-150 guests for your rehearsal dinner.
Ambiance: Each space at 404 Kitchen draws on the unique charm and characteristics of Nashville to create a relaxed meets fun environment.
Cuisine: Savory unique fresh flavors paired with limited-edition whiskeys and bourbon
Must Try: Sonoma buttered chicken
3) Acme Feed and Seed
The historic three-story Acme building in Nashville is home to Acme Feed and Seed. Its historic roots paired with its modern-day flair give Acme Feed and Seed something truly unique to the area.
To host a private rehearsal dinner at Acme Feed and Seed you have the option of accommodating your guests on the third-floor hatchery or buying out the building (all three floors!). We also love the idea of a nonprivate option at Acme. You can place your food order on the first floor and enjoy it on the rooftop where a full bar awaits. Pretty amazing right?
Ambiance: Nashville funky tonk, eclectic with exposed brick
Cuisine: Southern American comfort food with a modern twist
Must try: “Rule the Roost” hot chicken sandwich with a Buffalo Trace bourbon
City vibes where friends can gather, Adele’s is a restaurant where you and your guests can enjoy familiar flavors paired with flavors of the season. All of which are inspired by California cuisine and the rustic comfort of the Italian countryside.
To host your rehearsal dinner at Adele’s you will need to contact them directly so they can accommodate you with the proper room to seat all of your guests. Adele hosts private parties of 9 or more guests in both private and non-private settings.
Ambiance: Bright, inviting, downtown vibe
Cuisine: Farm-to-table comfort food
Must Try: The NY strip with chimichurri, bone marrow butter, and fried shallots
5) Barcelona Wine Bar
Tapas inspired by Spain with a rotating menu of clean crisp flavors paired with seasonal ingredients. Barcelona Wine Bar serves up a small piece of Spain with Mediterranean flair, right in Nashville. They have a massive selection of award winnings wines from Spain and South America, so if wine is your thing, this gorgeous fun spot would be amazing for your rehearsal dinner in Nashville!
Barcelona Wine Bar offers private and non-private dining rooms for your rehearsal dinner. You can contact them directly at this link.
Ambiance: Bright, charming, rustic, and welcoming
Cuisine: Mediterranean-inspired specialties
Must Try: The beet salad with lemon herbed ricotta and walnuts, paired with their wine flight!
6) Butcher & Bee
This Nashville hot spot started by serving up gourmet sandwiches that paired flavor combinations typically seen only in fine dining. Now, Butcher & Bee serves up all types of fresh food brought to you by local farmers in a variety of flavors.
Butcher & Bee has a number of spaces to host your rehearsal dinner. The Mezzanine is an intimate space above the main dining room that can seat up to 24 guests. The Outdoor Full Patio is decked out in twinkle lights and lush foliage and can accommodate up to 50 guests. And finally, a full restaurant buyout can seat up to 200 guests for your rehearsal dinner.
Ambiance: Laid back, relaxed, and modern
Cuisine: Farm-to-table, sustainable, locally sourced
Must Try: The whipped feta dip to start, followed by the Pastrami spiced short ribs with rye berry risotto and a sauerkraut béarnaise
7) Cafe Roze
Uber chic and ultra-modern, Cafe Rose is an all-day cafe located in Nashville that serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour options. The food and drinks here are an up-leveled take on modern classics.
Cafe Rose offers non-private options to accommodate your wedding rehearsal dinner. But you’ll have to reach out to them in advance to plan accordingly.
Ambiance: Light, bright, airy, open, and approachable
Cuisine: Upleveled modern American classics
Must Try: The Green Goddess Salad & the Pinewood Farms grass-fed burger topped with locally sourced cheddar
8) Char Nashville
Southern, modern, and the best cuts of USDA prime and choice meats, Char Nashville pairs steaks with fresh seafood and homestyle sides.
Char’s private dining room is able to accommodate up to 40 guests for your rehearsal dinner. If you have 13 or more guests attending your rehearsal dinner, Char will create a prix fixe menu that features cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and Southern fare!
Ambiance: Modernized steakhouse
Cuisine: Southern-style modern steakhouse
Must Try: The Crab, Shrimp, and Andouille Gumbo with the 8oz fillet
9) Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Unique dining in the heart of Nashville’s bustling food scene, executive and co-owner Chef Maneet Chauhan pairs her Indian roots, zest for travel, and affection for Southern cuisine on a plate you will not soon forget! Chauhan Ale & Masala House also boasts a worldwide collection of libations and an array of ales to tantalize your palate.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House offers its private dining space for your wedding rehearsal dinner in Nashville with 12 or more guests.
Ambiance: Eclectic, artsy, and fun
Must Try: The Nashville hot cauliflower Pakoras starter with the Tandori Chicken entree
10) Church & Union – Nashville
The menu at Church & Union focuses on a playful approach to “New American” cuisine prepared using fresh local ingredients. Chef-Partner, Jamie Lynch heads up the kitchen at CU with an impressive background and inspired service.
Church and Union Nashville has a few different options for hosting your rehearsal dinner in one of their private settings. The Patio, which can accommodate up to 14 seated guests. The J, that can seat up to 25 guests. The Stage, which can seat up to 30 guests. The Loge which can accommodate up to 35 seated guests. The Buffalo Room, where you can seat up to 50 guests. A partial buyout of the restaurant, which can accommodate up to 110 seated guests. Or, a full buyout of the restaurant, that can seat and serve up to 180 guests.
Ambiance: Eclectic meets sophisticated
Cuisine: Modern take on American cuisine with elements of fusion
Must Try: The Nashville hot fried green tomatoes and the Japanese fried chicken
11) Deacon’s New South
A modern culinary experience with a Southern twist, Deacon’s New South up levels the traditional dishes of the area. Deacon’s carries a selection of premium meats that they dry age in-house, paired with seafood dishes inspired by the Gulf Coast.
There are a variety of options to host your rehearsal dinner in a private setting at Deacon’s and will depend on your total guest count. Deacon’s is able to accommodate seating for a guest count of 15 all the way up to 200!
Ambiance: Downtown laid-back steakhouse
Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, and Southern Classics
Must Try: The cornbread & spicy crawfish noodles
Etch restaurant is run by Chef Deb Paquette, a well-known Nashville chef who became the first woman in Tennessee to qualify as a Certified Executive Chef. Chef Deb knows food. The eclectic menu at Etch is home to innovative cuisine inspired by Chef Deb’s favorite regions.
The private dining rooms at Etch are uber chic and booked in increments of 2.5 or 3.5 hours. You can take a virtual tour of the private dining rooms at Etch, via this link!
Ambiance: Minimalist with natural elements, open and inviting
Must Try: The fried cornmeal catfish or the fish tostadas
13) Famous Nashville
A Multi-level honky tonk rooftop bar for your rehearsal dinner? Sign us up! Famous Nashville is for couples looking to create more of an experience out of their rehearsal dinner as opposed to a formal sit-down dinner.
The historic building of the Famous Nashville dates all the way back to 1875. You’ll find high ceilings, exposed brick, and artwork that represents Nashville across the ages. To host your rehearsal dinner at Famous Nashville, you’ll find space in their 5,000-square-foot Green Room. For more information, you can contact Famous Nashville directly, via this link.
Ambiance: Lively Nashville-inspired fun
Cuisine: Traditional southern American
Must Try: Rascal flattsbread hot chicken sandwich
14) Giovanni’s Ristorante – Mid Town
Italian cuisine in a restaurant that resembles a Tuscan villa. The Famous Giovanni’s called Manhattan home for over 27 years until moving to Nashville. On their menu, you’ll find some of the most delicious homemade pasta paired with imported cheese and seasonal black & white truffles.
To host your rehearsal dinner at Giovanni’s they have a selection of 3 distinct spaces within the restaurant; the private dining room, the fine wine cellar room, or the second-floor dining room. For more information on menus and pricing, you can contact Giovanni’s here.
Ambiance: Romantic, warm, and intimate
Must Try: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
Southern and French cooking techniques collide at Henley in Nashville. Their amazing menu boasts a tableside cocktail cart, small bites, and Sunday brunch with live music. Henley likes to think of itself as a neighborhood place. A spot where locals and people visiting Nashville for the first time can come in and kick back.
For your rehearsal dinner, Henley offers the intimate library-inspired Snooker Room, the sought-after Chef’s Table, and the vertical herb garden on the Henley patio. Each space at Henley has its own vibe, its own lighting, and its own energy!
Ambiance: Chic up-leveled bright & welcoming cafe
Cuisine: Southern, Modern, American
Must Try: Charred cabbage Cesar salad and the Oyster Mushroom & Kale Cassoulet
16) Henrietta Red
Tucked away in Germantown, Henrietta Red is a contemporary American restaurant and oyster bar. You’ll find a large selection of “plant-forward” dishes focused on simple fresh ingredients. The oysters at Henrietta red are best paired with their unique selection of natural wines & craft cocktails.
Henrietta Red offers a few options for private dining for your rehearsal dinner in Nashville. First is their private dining room which can seat 24 – 30 guests comfortably. Next is their garden at the square, an open-air patio glowing with cafe lighting in a secluded urban sprawl full of greenery. The last option to host your rehearsal dinner at Henrietta Red is a full restaurant buyout. For more information, you can contact their event coordinator here.
Ambiance: Minimalist, bright, and inviting
Cuisine: Contemporary American restaurant & Oyster bar
Must Try: The wood-roasted oysters or seared scallops!
17) Loveless Cafe
The famed Loveless Cafe is actually a barn! It’s a cornerstone of Nashville dining and hosts over half a million guests per year. On the menu, you’ll find delicious staples of Southern comfort food like country ham and homemade biscuits.
Loveless has an entire event team that can help you plan your rehearsal or welcome dinner for your wedding guests. They have two venues to choose from for private dining including the Loveless Barn and the Harpeth Room. Or if you already have a venue but just need the bites, Loveless has a food truck that can roll right up to you & your guests!
Ambiance: Southern rustic charm
Cuisine: Southern comfort food
Must Try: The fried chicken! Prepared one of four ways with two sides of your choice
18) Marsh House
Responsibly-sourced and sustainable seafood, seasonal craft cocktails, and a wine list so big you’ll probably need a recommendation before you order! Marsh House’s menu consists of classic seafood favorites.
Marsh House has a private in-house event space for your rehearsal dinner in Nashville. Its hardwood floors with floor-to-ceiling windows provide quite a view! Marsh House can accommodate up to 16 guests in their private dining room.
Ambiance: Family-style seating in a bright environment
Cuisine: Sustainable seafood
Must Try: The shrimp toast & lobster bucatini
19) Nickys Coal Fired
Coal-fired pizza for your rehearsal dinner in Nashville? Heck yeah! Nickys has a little secret in the form of its executive chef, Tony Galzin, who brings the love of Chicago pizza straight to Nashville. In addition to their perfectly fired pizzas, they focus on Italian family dining traditions with seasonally inspired plates of pasta.
Nickys has a list of food & beverage minimums for private events listed on their website (broken out by day of the week!) here.
Ambiance: Exposed brick in an open setting creates a fun laid back environment
Must Try: The meatballs straight up & the “Big Formaggio” white pizza
20) Peg Leg Porker
Could we go through this list and not mention BBQ? Absolutely not! Family-owned and operated, Peg Leg Porker serves daily fresh smoked meats with delicious sides made from scratch. Their breads and desserts are sourced from local bakeries to serve up the Nashville flavor experience from the beginning of your meal to the end.
The “Pig Pen” is Peg Leg Porker’s private rooftop bar and can accommodate up to 75 guests. There’s a full bar and an open-air patio for your guests to mix and mingle while they take a bite out of Nashville
Ambiance: Lively, open, family-style seating
Cuisine: Nashville BBQ
Must Try: The dry rub ribs, half a rack or full, it’s up to you!
21) Pinewood Social
A restaurant, coffee shop, cocktail bar, and bowling alley all in one. Pinewood Social is lively vibrant and the place to socialize in Nashville.
If you want to reserve a private dining space at Pinewood Social, including two bowling lanes to up-level the fun of your rehearsal dinner, you can contact their event staff directly, here.
Ambiance: Lively, energetic
Cuisine: American comfort food with a modern twist
Must Try: The grilled shrimp roll
22) Rolf & Daughters
If there’s one thing Nashville does best when it comes to food, it’s shaking up classic dishes by adding a modern twist. The vibe at Rolf & Daughters is energetic, in fact, if you decide to host your rehearsal dinner here, you might just make friends with the people seated next to you!
Rolf & Daughters does not have a private dining room, but they do accommodate large parties for special events. For up to 12 guests, you and your guests will be seated at one long family-style table together. For up to 60 guests, Rolf & Daughters offers a restaurant buyout.
Ambiance: Industrial-chic, lively
Cuisine: New American
Must Try: The rigatoni with pork ragu
If your vibe is eclectic kitsch with heaps of fun, the tex-mex at Superica is an amazing way to delight guests for your rehearsal dinner. Superica’s roots started in Texas with the introduction of cast iron cooking! They now have 10 locations across the US, including one in Nashville.
The private dining space at Superica can accommodate up to 30 guests, with a required food & beverage minimum. If you need to accommodate more guests, Superica offers a full restaurant buyout for up to 250 guests.
Ambiance: Eclectic, modern, fun
Must Try: The “El Lopez” with a hibiscus margarita
24) Sunda New Asian Nashville
Inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine, the owners at Sunda celebrate food by mingling dishes from the countries of Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and China. The vibe at Sunda is as elevated as their selection of dishes.
If you are accommodating a group of 12 or more for your rehearsal dinner in Nashville, Sunda has a private dining room for your guests to enjoy. If you have less than 12 guests, they can accommodate you in the main dining room with a reservation and a menu chock full of fresh sushi!
Ambiance: Elevated & refined meet fun
Cuisine: Southeast Asian-fusion
Must Try: The steamed bao buns & the garlic noodles
25) Virago – M Street
Located on the iconic M Street, Virago is an upscale Japanese restaurant that features Japanese whiskey & sake with Sushi Chef Himmi creating makimono and nigirizushi masterpieces!
Virago offers multiple unique spaces for hosting a private upscale rehearsal dinner in Nashville. Their options can accommodate anywhere from 24 to 250 guests! You can see their beautiful spaces, right here. It’s important to mention if you’ve never dined at Virago, they do have a dress code listed on the front page of their website.
Ambiance: Dimly lit, intimate, upscale
Must Try: The Korean pork belly & the sushi tour