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You’ve heard some of the buzz about hosting meetings in Franklin, Tennessee by now, right? A short drive from downtown Nashville and offering up Southern hospitality mixed with sophistication, Franklin offers a refreshing take on meetings. With an ideal location, beautiful meeting facilities, and unique event venues, you can create a meeting your attendees won’t soon forget. Read on to discover the top reasons why you should consider Franklin for your group’s next meeting.


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Franklin, Tennessee just 17 miles south of NashvilleLocation, Location, Location.

Franklin, conveniently located within 600 miles of 80 percent of the United States population, sits just 17 miles south of downtown Nashville. Franklin is easily accessible via Interstate 65 and State Route 840. Nashville International Airport is only 29 miles north of Franklin, offering nonstop air service to more than 65 markets, with 460 daily flights. Attendees from all over the U.S. should have an easy trip into our charming town.

Meetings in the Factory in Franklin

Easy on the Budget

Contrary to hotel and venue rental costs in larger cities, Franklin offers more budget-friendly options for your hotel and meetings accommodations, without compromising experience.

Marriott in Franklin, Tennessee

Meeting Facilities that Will Wow

From the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center to the brand new Hilton Franklin Cool Springs to Graystone Quarry, you will find a variety of beautiful meeting spaces with modern amenities. With 44 hotels and over 5,300 sleeping rooms, Franklin can host meetings of all sizes.

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Unique Off-site Venues 

Whether you’re looking to host a meeting with a full day agenda, an evening reception, or lunchtime event, you’ll find a variety of unique and accommodating off-site venues to please the crowd. From Arrington Vineyards to the Franklin Theatre, we offer picturesque spaces steeped in history and charm.

Our experienced CVB Services staff will work alongside our local suppliers and hospitality professionals to assist you in making your meeting exceptional. Below are six ways our services staff ensures your meeting goes off without a hitch! (Oh, and all of these services are complimentary!) Read on to hear more about our services.

Site Inspection

Our CVB Services staff will assist you with an itinerary, and accompany you to hotel and venue site visits.

View from Espaces in downtown Franklin, Tennessee

Event & Off-site selection support

We will provide you with recommendations and send leads to Visit Franklin partners providing group-related services including Destination Management Companies (DMCs), transportation companies, entertainment, private dining and catering, and audio/visual providers. We also offer exhibitor programs, including familiarization trips, education, and planning assistance with sites.

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On-site services

Our staff will also schedule Visitor Information Specialists to assist guests during peak registration periods; providing hospitality support including maps, brochures, general city information, and dining recommendations. We also offer free bus parking in front of our downtown Visitor Center and will assist with other bus parking accommodations.

Crowds at The Factory at Franklin

Community Support

Our team will collaborate with local partners on your behalf, including the Downtown Franklin Association, The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, and local city offices to assist with required permits and reservations and welcome letters or proclamations of support from elected officials.

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Marketing Tools and Attendance Promotion

We are excited to welcome your attendees when they arrive and will work to ensure they become familiar with all of the great things there are to do and see while they are here! We can provide Visitor Guides and customized dining and point of interest maps to attendees, along with other special request items. We will also assist you in marketing your event to attendees by providing Franklin images and videos, along with customized microsites for your group on the Visit Franklin website.

Meeting attendees having fun at Arrington Vineyards


From shopping and dining together on our historic Main Street to exploring Franklin’s Civil War house museums or our Masters & Makers Trail, your group will be entertained from the moment they step foot in our town.

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We hope you’ll consider hosting your next meeting in Franklin, Tennessee. We can’t wait to welcome you!