5 Unique Meeting and Event Spots in Franklin
We’ve all been there, dreading that next big office meeting sitting around the same conference table yet again, or going to that same event at the same place it was the last 15 times you went to it. The creative juices are set in motion by environment, so why not spice up your next meeting or event and check out one of these unique offsite spaces to spark the unique ideas you and your team are looking for.
Take your team to jail at McConnell House
Normally it is the goal for your business team not to end up in jail, but in this case, an exception should be made! McConnell House is a historic old jail located in downtown Franklin and has been transformed into one of the most unique meeting venues in town. Host small functions in their upstairs Ghost Loft, which was once part of the cell block that housed the prisoners, or expand to the downstairs of the house which has rooms of all sizes to accommodate your meeting or event. Make sure to plan your meeting at McConnell House around a meal time, because the incredible creations of chef Jason McConnell are worth a visit on their own!
Brew up a fresh idea at Frothy Monkey
Coffee…. the essential ingredient to any successful meeting. Take your group where creative ideas are born every day over some of the best coffee and treats Franklin has to offer. With options as simple as finding a big table on their back porch to renting out their private Cleveland Room – which holds up 35 for a seated event or up to 50 for stand up reception – Frothy Monkey can accommodate whatever you may need.
Showcase Your Creativity at Showcase
Located adjacent to the famed LabelLive music production company that services the largest music artists and tours in the country, as well as serving as a tour rehearsal venue, the connected meeting space appropriately named Showcase sets the vibe to get anyone’s creative juices flowing. With a local coffee bar included in the 1,250 square feet of space, it makes the perfect spot for both business meetings or social gatherings. With the connection to LabelLive, of course, there is a world-class stage in the venue as well. Whether your next meetings need the best in audio-visual or you want to bring in a band to spice up the meeting, if the biggest names in music trust these guys, you can too. If you need a more intimate space, LabelLive also has three smaller creative suites (each named for guitar amplifiers; Marshall, Fender, and Matchless) that are perfect for meetings of six or less. Not to mention The Cube, which is a massive 50’x50′ space that can be booked for a variety of uses, including photo and video shoots, and tour prep.
Sip your way to fresh ideas at Arrington Vineyards
Nothing gets a meeting going like a little wine right? Take you meeting out among the vines at Arrington Vineyards. If you’ve got a small group, grab a bottle and a picnic table overlooking the vineyard that features some of the best views around. If you need a bit more space though, the Vineyard Stone House and the Lilac House on the grounds of the vineyard are both able to accommodate up to 50 guests each and of course if you would like to treat your team to the vineyard’s specialty, the Arrington staff is the best around at matching the perfect wine for your meeting or event.
Let downtown Franklin views inspire
With sweeping views of downtown Franklin’s iconic Main Street E | Spaces overlook nook is just one of many meeting spaces available for meetings ranging in size from two people to 30 person gatherings. With a variety of room options that allow you to select a meeting style ranging from casual on the couches, to a classroom or boardroom setup, they can meet the need of almost every meeting need. Each meeting room comes with state-of-the-art technology to take care of any presentation, or audio-visual needs while pairing it with creativity-inspiring design. Each meeting at E | Spaces also has access to the coffee bar, free parking for participants, and concierge support.