Boutique Nashville Event Venue
the things that matter
Ruby is the smaller sister to Clementine, our latest venue which we opened in 2018 in the emerging Sylvan-Charlotte district. Ruby is Nashville's original urban boutique event venue, and in our opinion remains its jewel. Ruby is located in the historic Hillsboro Village neighborhood and is, incredibly, surrounded by Dragon Park, a quaint city park in the middle of Nashville.
Like Clementine, Ruby was designed (and owned) by Brenda & Dan Cook. Ruby has an industrial, mid-century design style that is a rarity here. The historic structure nevertheless has exposed brick, an open truss ceiling and, of course, our favorite real plaster walls. We remain most proud of our Urban Land Award Design Award of Excellence that recognized Ruby's architectural quality and neighborhood contribution.
Since 2011 we have hosted the events that one might imagine in our fast-growing Nashville - weddings, music, corporate and charitable groups. The stories are many. (We don't explain the origin of the Ruby name; it ruins one's imagination.)
For those of you like us, here's a deeper you may want to look at our history.
how it happened
FORM + FUNCTION
We're an architectural gem, and one that was designed solely as a venue. Such. Beautiful. Simplicity. We eliminate the fundamental venue dilemma - choose a venue that is safe but institutional or inspiring yet raw. Ruby is an old beauty with surprising vigor.
A la carte events are not more difficult to plan than those all-inclusive. We make bespoke easy. Break the event mold; it will be okay.
Broad vendor latitude married with thoughtful curation. It's a balance we don't see elsewhere. It's how we maintain a good measure of freedom while keeping events in good form. Your event will be an original boutique experience.
We're located within a Nashville park. The outdoors defines most events here and has always played a significant part in our events, as we hope it will with yours. The outdoors makes all events better - and you don't have to drive to the countryside.