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Vanderbilt University

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Office of Conferences
VU Station B #351677

Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1677

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1400
Meeting
Rooms:100+
Maximum
Overnight:1400
  • Vanderbilt's campus is just minutes from downtown NashvilleVanderbilt's campus is just minutes from downtown Nashville
  • Kirkland Hall in the fallKirkland Hall in the fall
  • The Student Life CenterThe Student Life Center
  • Student Life Center ballroomStudent Life Center ballroom
  • Wilson Hall and lawnWilson Hall and lawn
  • Main LibraryMain Library
  • Benson Science HallBenson Science Hall
  • Sarratt CinemaSarratt Cinema
  • Student Recreation Center poolStudent Recreation Center pool
  • The Commons Dining CenterThe Commons Dining Center
  • SLC PlazaSLC Plaza
  • Sarratt | Rand HallSarratt | Rand Hall
  • Eskind Biomedical LibraryEskind Biomedical Library
  • Langford AuditoriumLangford Auditorium
  • Campus sunsetCampus sunset
  • Student Life CenterStudent Life Center
  • Student Life Center ballroomStudent Life Center ballroom
  • Mardi Gras-themed event in Student Life Center ballroomMardi Gras-themed event in Student Life Center ballroom
  • Board of Trust roomBoard of Trust room
  • Benton ChapelBenton Chapel
  • Benton ChapelBenton Chapel

About

About Vanderbilt University

Convenience and affordability with the personal touch of a small community
and the amenities of a large city


Vanderbilt University provides a gateway to greatness. Located in a national arboretum and home to historic and LEED certified buildings, Vanderbilt University is a perfect place to host your next summer conference, retreat or business meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. As a comprehensive research university, Vanderbilt provides state-of-the-art facilities, attractive accommodations, award winning dining services as well as a supportive environment for interdisciplinary inquiry. No matter the size or complexity of your Nashville event, the one stop shop at the Vanderbilt Office of Conferences has the resources to help you achieve your goals to host a very successful event with us. Our Nashville venue has all you need and more!


 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Knoxville - 150 miles
Memphis - 196 miles
Louisville - 175 miles
Chattanooga - 133 miles
Atlanta - 251

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Nashville (BNA) - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: $10/day reserved in advance (also able to offer whole summer rates)

CATERING
Meal Plans and catering available.


In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1400 Attendees


100+ Spaces

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Theatre Style 1100 | Classroom Style 300

TECHNOLOGY
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN has internet connections in all facilities; state of the art conferencing capabilities; complimentary Wi-Fi; computer labs; campus copy center.

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1400 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Suite/Apt Style|Nearby Hotel(s)


Communal Semi-Private

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1400
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 318 beds
Mixture of Singles and Doubles
| Residence Halls | 156 beds
Primarily Doubles
| | 200 beds
| | 192 beds
| Residence Halls | 198 beds
| Residence Halls | 198 beds
Mixture of Singles and Doubles
| Residence Halls | 600+ beds
| Residence Halls | 160 beds
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls | 150 beds
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls | 155 beds
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls | 169 beds
Primarily Doubles, some Singles
| Residence Halls | 115 beds
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls | 230 beds
| Residence Halls | 105 beds
| Residence Halls | 85 beds
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls | 156 beds
Primarily Doubles, some Singles
| Residence Halls | 119 beds
| Residence Halls | 100 beds
Primarily Doubles
| Residence Halls | 119 rooms | 119 beds
All Singles
| Residence Halls | 119 rooms | 119 beds
All Singles
| Residence Halls | 103 beds
Mixture Singles and Doubles
| Residence Halls | 142 beds
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 288 beds
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 288 beds
| Residence Halls | 288 beds
Mixture of Singles and Doubles
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style
Mixture of Suite style, Singles and Doubles
| Residence Halls | 301 beds

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1400
Overall
300
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 1,980 SQ FT | floorplan
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| 1,772 SQ FT | image

AV Capabilities:
  • Cable TV
  • Computer
  • LCD Projector & screen
  • Lectern/Microphones
  • White Board
| 1,859 SQ FT | floorplan
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| 1,782 SQ FT | floorplan
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Default Setup (capacity): Multi-purpose (100)
| 1,469 SQ FT | floorplan
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD Video projector
  • Lectern
  • Cable TV
| 1,446 SQ FT | floorplan
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD Video projector and screen Cable TV
  • Computer
  • Lectern and mic
| 237 SQ FT | floorplan
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| 1,012 SQ FT | floorplan
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Located in the Kissam Center (1st Floor)
| 1,704 SQ FT | floorplan
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Located in the Kissam Center (1st Floor)
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD video projector and screen
  • Cable TV
  • Piano
  • Portable Stage
| 373 SQ FT | floorplan
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| 335 SQ FT | image

AV Capabilities:
  • White Board
  • Wi-Fi
| 593 SQ FT | floorplan
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AV Capabilities:
  • White Board
  • Wi-Fi
  • LCD Video Projector & Screen
  • Windows
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD Television
  • Conference Phone
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Used in conjunction with Sarratt 220
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD video projector and screen
  • Lecturn w/ microphone
  • Conference Phone
| 480 SQ FT | floorplan
| 323 SQ FT | floorplan

AV Capabilities:
  • LCD video projector and screen
| floorplan
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD video projector and screen
| 640 SQ FT | floorplan
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| 443 SQ FT | floorplan
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD Television
| floorplan
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AV Capabilities:
  • LCD Video Projector and Screen
  • White Board
  • Wi-Fi
| floorplan
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Multi-Purpose (300)

AV Capabilities:
  • LCD Video Projector and Screen
  • Cable TV
  • TV

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Catering
Meal Plans and catering available.
Dining Options
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The state-of-the-art dining facility at The Commons Center includes a salad bar with sizzle station, Chef’s Table, specialty pizza oven, deli, wok, grill, and vegetarian/vegan food. The center is also the first gold-certified (certification for its environmentally friendly construction) building in Nashville.
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The Rand Dining Center includes an expansive salad bar, grill, and a wide variety of meal options including vegetarian entrees and sides. Rand serves only 100% Fair Trade, locally roasted and organic Bongo Java coffee.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Nashville (BNA) - 20 minutes
Nearby Cities
Knoxville - 150 miles miles | Memphis - 196 miles miles | Louisville - 175 miles miles | Chattanooga - 133 miles miles | Atlanta - 251
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Once a world-renowned 5,400-acre thoroughbred horse farm, the plantation showcases the 1853 Greek Revival mansion filled with original furnishings and a large antique carriage collection.
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The world’s largest music museum is also an exciting and entertaining destination with something for everyone.
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Lunch and dinner cruises with country music shows and a variety of entertainment.
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Take a scientific adventure the entire family will enjoy. Take a journey through the human body and see what goes on beneath the skin at BodyQuest. Blast off into the sky at BlueMax. If you still have energy, visit the Adventure Tower—scale a wall of skin, lift a car and let your imagination go wild at this educational Nashville attraction.
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The Grand Ole Opry has hosted thousands of prestigious and memorable performance and events from the CMA Awards and the Gospel Music Awards to special appearances by Dolly Parton, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. See the concierge for schedules at this Nashville tourist attraction.
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Explore a wild kingdom with more than 350 species of exotic animals, including Bengal tigers, zebras, ostriches and red pandas. Discover the habitats the animals call home and get up close and personal with the critters in the petting zoo.
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The original home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium has showcased some of the country's best talent, from Roy Acuff to James Brown and Patsy Cline to Sheryl Crow. Check schedules for upcoming events.
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Visit a little piece of Greece, even if it's just for the day. This full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek temple stands in Centennial Park and features both the city's art museum and the Athena Parthenos sculpture. Standing 42 feet tall, Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.
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The works at the Frist will make you see the world in a whole new way. The beautiful Art Deco building houses new exhibits every six to eight weeks, so there's always something new. Discover your inner Picasso at ArtQuest, which is made up of 30 interactive stations that let you be the artist. Paint an original watercolor or design a colorful sculpture. Before you leave, stop by the gift shop to browse the expansive collection of books, prints, art supplies and clothing.
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Take a walk through the most beautiful gardens, and admire a world-class collection of American and contemporary paintings and sculptures. The art collections also house the largest Worcester porcelain collection in America. Stroll through the original Cheek gardens featuring pools, fountains, extensive boxwood paintings and breathtaking views of the grassy Tennessee hills. Explore the property with a guided tour or on your own.
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Named in honor of the late Maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn, the center is home to the Nashville Symphony. Over 100 classical, pop and special concert events are performed each season, in addition to recitals, choral concerts, cabaret, jazz and world music events.
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In the mood for a show? The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is Nashville's premier venue for theatrical and musical performances. The center houses both the Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Opera and famed Broadway shows such as Wicked, Sister Act and Jersey Boys.
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With a worldwide reputation for presenting the best original country and acoustic music, The Bluebird Cafe showcases up-and-coming songwriters. See the place where legendary musicians such as Kathy Mattea and Garth Brooks first started their careers. They serve wine, beer, appetizers and sandwiches.
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No trip to Music City is complete without a stop at the world’s most famous honky-tonk. Bought by Tootsie Bess in 1960, this hot spot once catered to the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and more.
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These sister clubs inhabit the first two floors of Nashville’s Historic Cannery building. Built in 1883, the former flour mill and food-processing center is now home to two of Nashville’s premier music venues.
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Located on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of action-packed fun, including five bars, award-winning Southern dining and live entertainment seven nights a week.
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Little has changed at the Elliston Place Soda Shop—Nashville's oldest continuously operating restaurant in the same location—since it was opened by Lynn Chandler in 1939. (He has since sold it.) The fountain and grill serve up a typical pharmacy/soda shop menu of breakfast, burgers and fries, sundaes, shakes and banana splits; the kitchen serves up a daily changing repast of meat-and-three.
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Serving Southern comfort fare to Music City’s guests and locals with a charming country flair. Located at the Northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway, this legendary haunt is a blend of successful tourist hot spot and local favorite.
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This New York-style deli imports a little piece of Big Apple heaven to Nashville.
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This legendary, no-frills diner serves some of Nashville's best burgers.
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Located in the heart of Nashville's Midtown, Tavern offers an innovative menu and friendly, attentive service in a contemporary, inviting atmosphere. Rich, warm interior hues, large patios and multiple flat-screen TVs make Tavern the perfect backdrop to enjoy with friends all year long.
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Indulge your senses at The Mall at Green Hills. Nordstrom, Dillard's, and Macy's provide upscale department-store shopping. At this Nashville Tennessee shopping mall, there are also over 100 specialty shops, offering you a boutique atmosphere with exceptional service. Stores include Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York, Brooks Brothers, Lacoste, BCBGMAXAZRIA, bebe, Coach, Cole Haan, Tiffany & Co., Swarovski, Kiehl's, L'OCCITANE en Provence, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Tory Burch and Restoration Hardware. Contact our concierge for details on arranging transportation to the mall.
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Stroll through one of Nashville's few remaining collections of neighborhood merchants. The four blocks of "The Village" have all the makings of a self-sufficient village complete with entertainment, food and culture.
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Hatch is the oldest known letterpress printing shop in America and still continues to use the same technique employed in the 15th century. Now owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Hatch has been a leading poster printer for vaudeville, circuses and sporting events. However, its biggest claim to fame is its posters of the Grand Ole Opry stars.
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This is where to find some of the best restaurants, specialty shops, greenhouse and open-air stalls featuring some of the freshest fruits, vegetables and plants.

Services

Services

Services

The office of Conferences at Vanderbilt University can facilitate any of your conference needs. 


We offer complimentary WIFI at any location on campus. All you have to do is search for the hidden network "vummiv." No password requried. 





Rec Center access is available for $10/day. This includes beautiful facilities with free weights, machines, work out classes, a swimming pool, and more!
https://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/

Vanderbilt has a great working relationship with Gray Line Tennessee and is able to arrange transportation. Shuttle sizes vary.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN has internet connections in all facilities; state of the art conferencing capabilities; complimentary Wi-Fi; computer labs; campus copy center.
Technology








Testimonials

Testimonials


Thank you for everything you did for us this summer. Working with you all was such a breeze and I can’t thank you enough for your flexibility and help! 





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