Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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To create the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion, you’ll need to select the right setting. Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers numerous options, each readily adaptable to your needs.

Mike Curb Family Education Hall
Mike Curb Family Music Education Hall is designed and equipped for maximum functionality as an event space. Full, built-in audiovisual services include a drop-down LCD projector and large screen. A proscenium arch marks the “stage” area at one end of the room, and the acoustics are tailored to small-scale musical performances and speaking occasions of all kinds. The room can be easily configured into any arrangement — including straight rows of seating or luncheon tables.
Floor Configuration:
2,438 Total Sq. Ft.
Seats 170 Banquet 10 Style
Accommodates 225 Reception Style
Seats 175 Theater Style

Board Room
The Board Room offers a distinctive approach to elegance, with Italian leather chairs arranged around a large custom conference table. The table can be moved for banquet or reception seating, and the walls in this distinctive space are covered with imported mohair — the same fabric covering the seats in Laura Turner Concert Hall.
Floor Configuration:
885 Total Sq. Ft.
Seats 20 Conference Style
Accommodates 60 Reception Style
Seats 50 Banquet 10 Style

Martha Rivers Ingram Courtyard
If you’re looking for an outdoor setting for your event, this is one of the most desirable locations in the city, an oasis of calm and repose amid the bustling energy of Nashville’s downtown. The large fountain and the lush landscaping are maintained year-round, with different plantings for each season. In summer, the bushes burst with a lovely explosion of roses.
Floor Configuration:
5,850 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 400 Reception Style
Seats 250 Theater Style
Seats 360 Banquet 10 Style

Laura Turner Concert Hall
Praised internationally for its amazing acoustics, Laura Turner Concert Hall is also the South’s most distinctive ballroom. The 60-foot ceilings, eight monumental nickel-silver chandeliers, exotic hardwood floors, exquisitely detailed plaster and millwork combine to make this room unlike any other event venue. In a matter of hours, the sloped floor of Brazilian cherry wood with theater-style seating can be replaced by a flat hardwood floor patterned in cherry and blond hickory wood — perfect for a gala, wedding, reception, dinner or any other significant occasion.

The stage offers another option for a cocktail reception or seated dinner. Raising or lowering the chandeliers to match the room size creates the ambience and intimacy you desire. We can even adjust how the room sounds — making it more live or dampening it — using movable acoustic panels.
State-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities, including a studio-quality sound system
Natural light through 30 large windows — Laura Turner Concert Hall is one of a handful of concert halls in North America with windows
Convertible raked/flat floor
Three levels of seating for performances
Completely soundproofed room separated from the rest of the building by an innovative device known as an Acoustic Isolation Joint — perfect for recordings!
Advanced concert lighting system
Two levels of VIP boxes
Large stage that can be further enlarged by raising a floor section

Floor Configuration:
Room Size: 5,700 square feet (60' x 96')
Ceiling Height: 48' to 61'
Total Maximum Capacity: 1,860

Flat Floor Configuration:
Seats 400 Banquet 10 Style
Accommodates 500 Reception Style

Concert Configuration:
Seats 1,860 Theater Style

Balcony Lobby
Perched at the top of the grand staircases that wind up the east and west sides of the Main Lobby, the Balcony Lobby offers commanding views through nearby windows and balconies, as well as a feeling of openness. This rarefied space is defined by its tall, double barrel-vaulted ceiling and access to two open-air balconies overlooking the downtown skyline. It also flows on either end into skylit, three-story staircase towers. The Symphony’s largest signature bar is also located in the Balcony Lobby.
Floor Configuration:
2,494 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 225 Reception Style
Seats 120 Banquet 10 Style

Main, East and West Lobbies
In designing Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the architects kept in mind that the experience begins long before the event starts – it begins the moment you walk into the lobby. This prescient design concept is evident in all lobby spaces in the Symphony Center – you sense that grand and exciting things are in store. In the Main Lobby, massive two-story columns rise from the marble floor. The East and West Lobbies feature a two-story atrium topped by a skylight. Superb Italian and Spanish marble abound, punctuated by nickel-silver accents – including renditions of the iris, Tennessee’s state flower. The West Lobby is home to the Symphony Café and opens onto the Martha Rivers Ingram Garden Courtyard. Among the most exclusive outdoor event venues in the city, where the splash of a large fountain washes over the sounds of a busy city, this enclosed oasis is a place of calm and repose. The verdant landscaping is maintained year-round, with different plantings for each season.

Main Lobby Floor Configuration:
3,442 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 200 Reception Style
Seats 120 Theater Style

East Lobby Floor Configuration:
2,939 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 200 Reception Style

West Lobby Floor Configuration:
2,939 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 200 Reception Style

Watson Founders Hall
Private, opulent and comfortable. Paneled in exotic hardwoods and furnished with Russian antique furniture, the Allen Walter Watson, Sr. Founders Hall is redolent of the Olde World charm and sophistication of the best private clubs. The ideal venue for a small, private event, or pair it with the Green Room for a larger gathering. Tall windows allow for abundant natural light and provide a view of the beautiful Garden Courtyard. Founders Hall opens at one end onto the second floor balcony overlooking the West Lobby. On the other, it adjoins the delightful and graceful Giarratana / Novare Green Room.
Floor Configuration:
1,176 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 80 Reception Style
Seats 70 Banquet 10 Style

Giarratana/Novare Green Room
The Green Room acts as a sitting room for guest artists performing with the Nashville Symphony and radiates a certain star appeal. Double doors between the Founders Hall and the Green Room can be opened to create a larger space.
Floor Configuration:
719 Total Sq. Ft.
Accommodates 55 Reception Style
Seats 40 Banquet 10 Style

Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Venue Rental
Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Venue Rental
Business Location: 
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place
37201 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 687-6500
Downtown Nashville
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