Ruby is an boutique event hall and Nashville original.  We host weddings (rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions); university, corporate and non-profit events; music productions (concerts, music videos, CD release and after parties, showcases); film and photo shoots; birthdays, anniversaries and bar/bat mitzvahs; church services; and pretty much everything else people have thought of as a reason to get together.

Our name derived from our architect’s constant reference to the structure and property as a “small jewel”.   Ruby is located on the edge of Hillsboro Village, surrounded by Fannie Mae Dees Park (aka Dragon Park) and across the street from the Vanderbilt.  Our space has been referred to as contemporary, industrial, historic and natural – almost anything other than institutional.  The blank canvas provided is conducive to all manner of events.

Housed in what used to be a Primitive Baptist Church (constructed 1945), Ruby retains the original wood ceilings and metal trusses, brick exterior, masonry walls, and hardwood floors – most of which were concealed when we started the renovation. The alteration of the structure includes the addition of a large side deck and front and back courtyards as well as three poured concrete additions.  Ruby’s interior is open with plenty of natural light and large mahogany doors that open up to the side deck, creating a natural flow through the space and between the indoors and outside much like a private residence.

Ruby can accommodate events up to 250 for a reception, 200 for a seated ceremony/concert/seminar/theatrical production, and 150 for an indoor plated/seated dinner and 200 for an indoor/outdoor seated dinner.  Capacity varies based upon layout and the use of the indoor and outdoor spaces.  Parking is generally available next door at facilities that have contracted with Ruby.  Valet service is available.

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Packages at Ruby?

We struggled with this one too – because packages can make you look corporate-y and one-size-fits-all, which Ruby certainly isn’t.  But, there is one way to give hosts the convenience of a bundled event solution with the customization of a true Ruby event.  And that is to have a custom Kit.  (By calling it a Kit, we feel a bit better about going the package route.)  Why go with a Kit?   Sure it’s easy, but it’s also a less expensive way to go and you don’t lose any of the customization of building everything on your own.  How does it work?  Call us and we can build a package for you in short order!