Nashville Event Venue Feature: The Cordelle

Just South of downtown in the Rutledge Hills area, The Cordelle is a peaceful hideaway. From fashion events and record releases to weddings and fundraisers, The Cordelle is the perfect venue for guests to escape the downtown crowds and enjoy the stunning great hall, perfectly styled loft, charming porch and lush gardens. The space can be dressed up or down with just a few extra touches. Here are a few stand-out aspects of The Cordelle, with input from co-owner Leigh Watson.

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Now & Then

A&M Events: The artful restoration of and addition to The Cordelle transformed the historic building into a venue that combines old Southern charm with modern finishes. The polished landscape feels like a zen garden while the home exudes a fresh, yet lived-in comfort. The renovations balance history and modernization as well as homeyness and practically, including the logistical conveniences that we appreciate in event venues.

Leigh Watson, Co-Owner of The Cordelle: The Cordelle is part historic home / part modern hall and is the perfect mix of the two, making it truly unique venue. Built in 1887 “the Victorian” is one of the last remaining homes of Rutledge Hill, downtown Nashville’s oldest residential neighborhood. The recently added “Great Hall” with its organic lines, tons of natural light and gorgeous hardwood floors make it the perfect contemporary compliment to this historic property.

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Ample Space, Inside & Out

A&M: Many Nashville event spaces offer indoor/outdoor options, but no others are as flexible, expansive or relaxing this close to downtown. Hosts can treat their guests to a presentation or ceremony in the Great Hall, followed by cocktails on the porch, and dinner on the lawn. 

LW: A big surprise for a lot of guests is the size! The Cordelle is deceiving from the street view because of the original victorian home, but once through the door you can take in the open and spacious layout.  

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Design Crush

A&M: When you step into the loft, you’ll want to claim it as your new home! The eclectic “collected, not designed” decor is a West Elm and Restoration Hardware lover’s dream. If the owners launch a home design branch, we will be the first clients to sign up!

LW: Our open floor plan and architectural design make it an extremely flexible space for all types of events. Our second floor is home to “the Loft”, an apartment style greenroom area for bridal suite, small meeting area or VIP lounge that comes with the rental of the venue. It’s a living room, dining area, private suite and bathroom.

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