Seeking Nashville birthday ideas to make the most of your big day? Keep reading for 12 of our favorite Nashville birthday ideas to get you inspired while planning. And sure – it’s the Music City, so quite a few of the ideas on this list will be music-related. But there’s tons of other stuff to do in Nashville, too, if you’d prefer a different kind of birthday activity.
For a completely customizable experience, book a birthday party venue on Peerspace. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace makes it easy to discover and book hidden gem spaces in cities across the globe. All spaces are operated by locals who can also help you plan other aspects of your gathering. And given how creative Nashville is, it should come as no surprise that Nashville’s Peerspaces are truly one-of-a-kind venues for memorable gatherings.
But now, let’s get to the list.
1. Step into a whole new world with a VR Arcade
One of our favorite Nashville birthday ideas: if you’ve never had the opportunity to try virtual reality, visit The Rabbit Hole VR. They have an impressive VR Arcade with a variety of challenging and engaging games, as well as a “Free Roam Arena” where you can play multiplayer games with groups of friends for your birthday.
2. Go to a super fun drag show by Music City Dolls
Music City Dolls Dueling Drag Show is a 90-minute show geared toward “bachelorettes, birthdays, or just the need of a fun day on the town.” But what is a dueling drag show, specifically? It’s a creative and interactive concept where “the Dolls will Duel it out with each other, Duel for your attention, and your guest of honor will get a chance to Duel it out with others in the crowd for prizes.” This Nashville birthday idea is by far one of the most fun options on our list.
3. Find the ideal party venue using Peerspace to throw an epic birthday party
Peerspace is the internet’s largest marketplace for event venue rentals as well as hourly rentals of all kinds. The simple-to-use platform can help you find an amazing Nashville venue for your birthday bash if you end up going with this Nashville birthday idea.
Connect with everything from hip, modern lofts to beautiful, classic homes, to quaint cafes and high-end restaurants that can also double as event venues for a night. Here are a couple of our favorite options:
Go the foodie route
For some insight into Nashville’s event venue offerings, our first example is this rustic bar in Sylvan Park. If you host a party here, you can enjoy gourmet barbecue catering made hot and fresh on the premises. There is also a full bar on-site, several flat-screen TVs, and an outdoor area.
To quote one of several positive reviewers: “This place was AMAZING!!! I planned a surprise Birthday party for my wife’s 40th and it couldn’t have turned out better. The staff made everything really easy and virtually stress free. The food was awesome, the room was clean and comfortable.”
If you want to go in a unique and genuinely historic direction with your choice of venue, check out this castle recording studio in nearby Franklin, Tennessee. It has an unbelievable past and was built by a Chicago mobster. Since then, it has served as an underground casino, a ritzy speakeasy, a high-end restaurant, and a riding academy. Since 1983, it has been a world-class recording studio.
You’ll have tons of privacy and access to nature while you’re here, as the castle itself is located on 42 acres of fields and cedar forest. You and your guests will have a blast exploring and partying in this historic spot.
A reviewer who booked her birthday party for 30 here wrote: “A fantastic experience! Lance [the host] was extremely communicative and kind. It was a beautiful space rich with history.”
Check out these awesome outdoor birthday party ideas if you prefer a partying en plein air!