A Place for You in the Home of Country Music: The Opry House


Looking for an impressive venue to host your event in Nashville? The Opry House offers a variety of spaces to meet all of your needs in an iconic location that your guests won’t soon forget.

When it comes to events in Music City, there’s no venue more Nashville than the Opry. It’s the home of country music and host to “the show that made country music famous.”

The Opry House was constructed in 1974 as the new home for the Grand Ole Opry show, which previously called Ryman Auditorium home. The show, created in 1925 by the National Life and Accident Insurance company as a radio show, introduced listeners across the U.S. to country music and its weekly variety show.

Today, the Opry House stands as the show’s longest running home and represents the past, present, and future of country music. It’s home to an elite family of country stars who have been inducted as Opry members, including Roy Acuff, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, and Carrie Underwood. Few venues in the world are as significant.

Nashville’s number one entertainment attraction and a bucket-list item for country music fans worldwide, the Opry House offers concerts by country favorites and tours every day of the year. And with seven venues that accommodate groups of 60 to 5,000, it’s the perfect location for your next Nashville meeting, private party, or corporate event. Your guests will love having private access to one of the music industry’s most treasured buildings.

What Event Spaces Does the Opry Offer?

  • Opry House — 4,400 capacity
  • Opry Plaza — 5,000 capacity
  • Upper Portico — 125–250 guests
  • Studio A — 300–400 guests
  • Circle Room — 100 guests
  • Acuff House — 60 guests

The Opry House

Hosting a large event? Book the historic Opry House. The auditorium holds up to 4,400 guests making it the perfect space for graduations, awards ceremonies, corporate meetings, private concerts, and more. You can even host a dinner or reception for up to 300 on the Opry stage where so many country music legands have performed. 

Opry Plaza

Perhaps you’d like to entertain a crowd al fresco. The Opry Plaza is a great spot for that. With room for up to 5,000 for a standing reception and able to host a seated dinner for 2,000, you can treat your attendees to a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the stone patio surrounding the Grand Ole Opry House. 

Circle Room

If you’re looking for a truly VIP experience, the Circle Room is for you. This beautiful setting allows you and your guests to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks before and during a concert. The upscale room even offers a private entrance and a visit from one of the night’s performers, giving you and your guests an unforgettable experience. Hosting an event in the Circle Room is a treat for all in attendance.

Opry Portico

For a mid-size group of up to 250 guests, reserve the Upper Portico, a balcony offering an open-air view of the Opry Plaza below. This venue is perfect for cocktail receptions or fundraisers. 

Studio A

Studio A allows you to create an immersive experience with professional sound, video, and lighting. This versatile space originally served as the set for HEE HAW in the 1970s and 80s, and is still used today for shows like CMT’s Crossroads. Studio A is a fun setting full of history any country music fan will appreciate.

Acuff House

For a truly intimate feel, book the Acuff House, the former home of the “King of Country Music,” Roy Acuff. A vital member of the Opry family, the home was given to Acuff after his wife passed away. He lived there until his passing in 1992, often greeting Opry visitors with a friendly wave from his front porch. Now, the fireplace, patio, and homey decor make it the perfect place for your small meeting, holiday gathering, or dinner for up to 60 people. 

Want to Know More?

The Opry House’s event spaces are ideal for corporate events, awards ceremonies, dinners, private parties, group getaways, and more. And don’t forget to add a concert or a private group tour to your event for the ultimate Grand Ole Opry experience. There’s so much to love about the home of country music. 

Looking for something custom? Let our team of experienced event planners help you book the perfect room and craft every detail of your event.

Hosting your event in the iconic Opry will give your guests a unique experience they’ll treasure for years to come. Learn more about which space is right for your event by calling (615) 871-5043 or emailing attractionsales@opry.com.  

Other Nashville Event Venues

Explore our other Nashville venues: Ryman Auditorium and Ole Red.