20 Apr Soak in the Sunshine at our Outdoor Party Venue in Franklin
Hosting a party is always an exciting experience! Whether it is for a birthday, wedding, or any other special occasion, there is something special about bringing friends and family together to celebrate. And when you host a party at an outdoor party venue, it can take the experience to the next level. Keep reading to learn how Southall Meadows and the natural beauty of rural Tennessee can add an extra touch of magic to your event. Plus, we’re sharing some tips on how to utilize our space to elevate your outdoor party!
Sit, Sip & Mingle
With blue skies and sunshine overhead, there is no better place than the outdoors to celebrate. And at Southall Meadows, there is no shortage of space to meet and mingle with your favorite people. The manicured lawn adjacent to our historic barn is the perfect space to gather for some light bites and cocktails. An ideal setting for your next corporate party or company picnic! As well as a birthday party, anniversary, or wedding reception. Set up a bar just outside the doors of the barn, along with a covered buffet area. A grazing table is equally impressive, and fresh fruits will lend a fun seasonal flair!
When hosting a party outdoors, it is also important to keep your guests comfortable. Make sure to provide enough seating and shade, especially if your party is during the daytime. The nearby trees provide plenty of shade during the spring and summer. And you can’t go wrong with a lounge area or two, complete with sofas, armchairs, accent tables, and a rug. We also recommend a handful of cocktail tables, and bar stools if you prefer additional seating.
Endless Space to Entertain
It’s the little details that can make a big difference in the success of your party. And one important element that can make or break your event is the entertainment on hand! And hosting at an outdoor party venue means that there is no limit to the type of entertainment you can have. For a children’s birthday party, or at any event that will include children, a bounce castle is a must-have. It will help keep them busy and allow their parent’s some time to mingle. Among adults, classic yard games like cornhole and horseshoe are always a hit.
During the warmer months of the year, we are happy to help set up lighting so that even when the sun sets the party doesn’t have to stop! After all, there is nothing quite like a warm summer night under the stars with your loved ones. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might even spot some fireflies in the nearby fields — a little extra magic that you won’t find at any urban event venues.
Al Fresco Dining on the Lawn
Hosting an outdoor al fresco dinner party can be a wonderful way to enjoy good food, drinks, and company while surrounded by the beauty of nature. Whether it is for a corporate event, birthday party, or ‘just because’, celebrating outdoors will make for a memorable event. The manicured lawn adjacent to the barn is a stunning spot to set up a row of banquet tables, for a vibe that is classic and intimate. Bright linens and Earthen tableware are perfect for farm-to-table food or catering and will provide some contrast to the surrounding greenery. For a more romantic gathering, such as a wedding or anniversary, ambient lighting will create a warm glow that is perfect if you plan to dine after sunset. Another perk to hosting outdoors is that you can pull off countless themes and color schemes, whether you’re dreaming of a whimsical garden or tea-time-inspired birthday party. Or, a more elegant setup starring neutral linens, fresh florals, and cocktail party attire.
Want to host your event at our outdoor party venue in Franklin, Tennessee? Contact us today to book a tour or to learn about our venue-only pricing! For additional event assistance, check out our list of preferred vendors. To see photos of our event hall or barn, take a look at our photo gallery.