Located only about 18 miles from downtown Nashville, Hendersonville, Tennessee, offers some reprieve from the bustle of the big city, encompassing 38 square miles along the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake. For those looking to throw a party in the city, Hendersonville offers many options, including banquet halls and cruises, party rooms, kids' birthday centers, and planning help when celebrating at home.
Those looking to throw an elegant party should check out Hendersonville's banquet halls. Among these, the Country Hills Golf Course (chillsgc.com) offers a 2,500-square-foot banquet room that can accommodate nearly 200 guests. Parties also have access to the country club's food preparation area and an outdoor veranda overlooking the golf course. Latham's Lighthouse (lighthouseeventscenter.com) is another option for large banquets and celebrations. Latham's offers outdoor receptions and a lakefront hall. The facility commonly hosts wedding receptions, anniversaries, corporate events, seasonal parties, showers and more, and the facility will take care of catering and dining during any event on premises.
Smaller parties may want to consider a more intimate venue. Those that want a chance to take advantage of Hendersonville's lake should consider Rivership Cruises (captainnelsoncruises.com). The company offers party and dinner cruises on Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake for up to 12 guests, making for a memorable night out for groups that enjoy boating. Hendersonville party-goers might also consider renting out private dining areas at one of the city's restaurants. Barefoot Charlie's (barefootcharlies.net) is one option, offering a screened-off beach club area for private parties. Hosts may order catering services and drinks from the restaurant.
Those throwing parties with children have a few specially themed options in Hendersonville. Circus World is a family entertainment center owned and operated in the city by Strike and Spare Bowling (strikeandsparebowling.com). This complex hosts a number of kid-friendly zones, including a soft playground area, bumper cars, laser tag, a human gyrosphere, and a roller skating rink. Its billiard area may keep parents entertained. Circus World specializes in three-hour parties complete with party hostess and pizza. Another option for parents looking to get kids moving is My Gym (my-gym.com), a fitness center for kids. The center hosts birthday parties for children where guests are free to use all gymnastics equipment.
For those that would prefer to host a party at home, a number of Hendersonville businesses offer party event planning and catering. Nashville Event Planning (nashvilleeventplanning.com) is actually located on Newman's Trail in Hendersonville. The company offers complete party-planning packages, taking care of everything from early planning to day-of coordination. Those that want to plan the party itself but would like help cooking should consider catering services in the city. Avanti (avantigourmet.com) is one Hendersonville restaurant that offers laid-back catering services, with fare that includes salads, picnic packages, and cakes or Italian cookie trays for dessert.
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