Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers numerous spaces, from intimate meeting rooms to public lobbies, each readily adaptable to your needs. Click here to download a complete guide to our building, or learn more about each space below.
Curb Family Music Education Hall
Designed and equipped for maximum functionality as an event space. Full, built-in audiovisual services include a drop-down LCD projector and large screen. A proscenium arch marks one end of the room, and the acoustics are tailored to small-scale musical performances and speaking occasions. The room can be configured into any arrangement — including rows of seating or luncheon tables.
The Board Room offers a distinctive approach to elegance, with Italian leather chairs arranged around a large custom conference table. The table can be moved for banquet or reception seating, and the walls in this distinctive space are covered with imported mohair — the same fabric covering the seats in Laura Turner Concert Hall.
Martha Rivers Ingram Courtyard
If you’re looking for an outdoor setting, this is one of the most desirable locations in the city, an oasis of calm amid the bustling energy of Nashville’s downtown. The large fountain and the lush landscaping are maintained year-round, with different plantings for each season. In summer, the bushes burst with a lovely explosion of roses.
Laura Turner Concert Hall
With its amazing acoustics, this venue is also the South’s most distinctive ballroom. The 60-foot ceilings, eight monumental nickel-silver chandeliers, exotic hardwood floors, exquisitely detailed plaster and millwork combine to make this room unlike any other event venue. In a matter of hours, the sloped floor of Brazilian cherry wood with theater-style seating can be replaced by a flat hardwood floor patterned in cherry and blond hickory wood — perfect for a gala, wedding, reception or any other occasion.
The stage offers another option for a cocktail reception or seated dinner. Raising or lowering the chandeliers to match the room size creates the ambience and intimacy you desire.
Perched at the top of the grand staircases that wind up the east and west sides of the Main Lobby, the Balcony Lobby offers commanding views through nearby windows and balconies, as well as a feeling of openness. This rarefied space is defined by its tall, double barrel-vaulted ceiling and access to two open-air balconies overlooking the downtown skyline. It also flows on either end into skylit, three-story staircase towers. The Symphony’s largest signature bar is also located in the Balcony Lobby.
Main, East and West Lobbies
Your experience at Schermerhorn Symphony Center begins the moment you walk into the lobby – you sense that grand and exciting things are in store. In the Main Lobby, massive two-story columns rise from the marble floor. The East and West Lobbies feature a two-story atrium topped by a skylight. Italian and Spanish marble abound, punctuated by nickel-silver accents including renditions of the iris, Tennessee’s state flower.
The West Lobby opens onto the Martha Rivers Ingram Garden Courtyard, where the splash of a large fountain washes over the sounds of a busy city. The verdant landscaping is maintained year-round.
Main Lobby Floor Configuration:
East & West Lobby Floor Configuration:
Watson Founders Hall
Paneled in exotic hardwoods and furnished with Russian antique furniture, the Allen Walter Watson Sr. Founders Hall is redolent of the charm and sophistication of the best private clubs. The ideal venue for a small, private event, or pair it with the Green Room (see below) for a larger gathering. Tall windows provide a view of the beautiful Garden Courtyard below.
Giarratana/Novare Green Room
The Green Room is perfect for smaller gatherings such as showers and receptions. Double doors between the Founders Hall and the Green Room can be opened to create a larger space.