As a venue owner, I see hosts struggle selecting a venue every day. The design theme and overall success of your event hinges on your choice of a venue, so you may find it the toughest step to take. After you enlist an event planner (who as the stage director will help you with the selection), secure the venue – everything else can wait. Here’s how I recommend you go about selecting your venue, in order of importance. 1. Does the venue exude the vibe you’re after? The venue you select depends on whom you want to attend. It’s that simple. The venue needs to support...Read More
Dragon Park sees vision for its future Survey provides chance for residents to help the park grow It’s the home for free summer Sunday concerts. Kids love to play on the huge dragon sculpture. And neighbors plant trees each spring to spruce up the area. Fannie Mae Dees Park, referred to by many as Dragon Park, is a neighborhood staple, and neighborhood leaders want to make sure it stays that way. In collaboration with Metro Parks, residents and Hillsboro Village merchants and stakeholders have begun a master planning process for the park and are gathering input that will guide the...Read More
The Nashville Wedding Planners (http://nashvilleweddingplannersgroup.com/) blogged about Ruby. It’s funny how planners can really get right to the heart of matters! Here’s there post in it’s entirety: Today our spotlight is on Ruby Nashville. Dan Cook was so kind as to answer a few questions about this fabulous new venue. Tell us about your venue. Ruby’s high quality, custom designed space early on led us to refer to the structure and land as a small gem, and after several years of planning Ruby was born. Ruby is an oasis in the city; we border Dragon Park and anchor...Read More
Sometimes I’m still surprised in life. We really didn’t expect to win this award from the Urban Land Institute this year, particularly given the quality developments that were nominated. We do our own thing at Ruby, but it’s still nice to be recognized for the effort! Brenda and I want to thank our development team that shared the faith in this unconventional project. Patrick du Buisson of Polifilo Architects, Blake Adams of InsBank, Brady Fry of Fry Construction, Mike Haney of Live Oak engineering, and John Fairhead of Village Real Estate. Oh, I have to comment on the...Read More
Ruby: A Whole Lot of Soul Posted by Elizabeth on May 1, 2012 in Featured, Lifestyle When I mentioned to friends that I was writing a post on Ruby, most asked, “What’s that?” You know that cool building on Wedgewood/Blakemore between Fannie Mae Dees Park and Harris Hillman School? That’s Ruby. With contemporary lines, Ruby offers a welcoming entrance. Formerly the Primitive Baptist Church, this once sacred space still has a sense of soul, and we can only imagine the tales that could be told. In its newly renovated state, it lives on as one of the hippest, coolest event spaces...Read More
Ruby is up for its first award! The Urban Land Institute (ULI Nashville) is hosting the fourth annual Excellence in Development Awards on May 3, 2012 at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The Awards entries are judged on criteria that support ULI’s commitment to best practices in the use of land, and leadership in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. The Awards reinforce that strong communities, good development partners, and excellence in development and design should be recognized and best practices shared. We’re up against 11 other amazing projects, so...Read More
Get to know Ruby on a deeper level. We operate a bit differently than other venues.