Rent the Ryman, Pews and All

Whether you’re handing out awards or banging out chords, hosting your event in the Ryman Auditorium makes a statement your guests will remember.  When people take a seat in the Ryman’s historic wood pews, your performance, announcement, or ceremony takes on an element of authenticity and you won’t find anywhere else. Our historic space is outfitted with custom sound technology to create some of the best acoustics in the world, as well as fully equipped for video shoots and television broadcasts. Add a cocktail reception in the lobby or Fifth Avenue Vestibule, or treat VIP guests to a private backstage tour. Our staff can help you plan every detail.

Perfect For:

  • Cocktail Receptions
    (Lobby, Stage, 5th Ave. Vestibule)
  • Pre-Party VIP Private Backstage Tours
    (80-100 people)
  • Private Concerts
  • Television and Film Shoots
  • Press Conferences
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Awards Shows
  • Benefits and Fundraisers


  • Standing Reception: 1,000
  • Concert/General Session: 2,362

Other Ryman Spaces

The Ryman Stage

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5th Avenue Vestibule

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Soul of Nashville Theater

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Cafe Lula

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