Rural Hill Farm Blog

Where to Have a Birthday Party in Nashville for All Ages

Blow up those balloons and pick up that cake. It’s time for a birthday party! Nashville is a hotspot for entertainment and fun, and there are so many different places you could potentially host a birthday bash. 

While Nashville is mostly known for its bars and the Broadway strip, we’re revealing where to have a birthday party in Nashville that is kosher for all ages. Take a look at our picks below. 

Pinewood Social 

Up for a game of bowling? Pinewood Social is one of the most popular bowling alleys in Nashville that has an upscale, vintage reclaimed vibe. You can reserve up to two lanes for your entire party. If you plan to bring the cake along, reserve their dining room space too. Food and cocktails are just a few steps away inside Pinewood Social for adult-centric birthday parties. 

Rural Hill Farm 

Rural Hill Farm sits on a stunning expanse of 150 acres just outside of Nashville. You can rent our cabins for overnight stays, pavilions and party pad, or both. Walk the trails, enjoy views of the stocked pond, and host up to 150 guests for your birthday party. 

The Adventure Park at Nashville 

Both adults and kids alike will have a memorable birthday party ziplining through the trees of Nashville. The Adventure Park features multiple ziplines, bridges, and climbing adventures to keep you entertained all day. The treetop trails are ideal for anyone over the age of seven, and they have an Adventure Playground for 3-6-year-olds. 

Topgolf 

Bring the whole party to play golf at Topgolf in Nashville. They offer packages for groups of between seven to twelve people, and each package includes two hours of play and two bays. Topgolf has food and drinks on-site, TVs, and a premium atmosphere that even a non-golfer would enjoy. 

Conclusion 

Birthday parties are a time to celebrate with friends and family in an atmosphere of fun, love, and enjoyment. Book your birthday party in Nashville at Rural Hill Farm and enjoy all that our 150 acres have to offer.

How Our Story Began at Rural Hill Farm

The story of Rural Hill Farm—how it all began—goes back to a Saturday morning in 2012. This Saturday started like any other day, waking up with breakfast and coffee with my husband, except the rest of the day would forever change our lives. 

Shortly after breakfast, my husband dragged me out to an auction for farm equipment. Though this is not my favorite pastime activity, I tagged along to show my support. We arrived at the auction, but it wasn’t long after our arrival that my husband’s interest shifted from the farm equipment to the land that was being auctioned. 

While he stood at the auction site, I decided to wander around the land. The natural beauty of this hidden Tennessee treasure was mesmerizing, and I fell in love with the property and quietly wished to call it mine. While the auctioneer was bid calling, I slipped away to the creek that sat tranquil on the property to calm my nerves about finding out who would win the land. 

I remember those next moments plain as day when a lady struck conversation with me about the peacefulness of this secluded acreage. “Looks like the tall guy with the glasses is the new owner,” she said. For a moment, I felt a mix of relief and disappointment, knowing that my husband doesn’t wear glasses. But when I looked up the hill toward the auction site, I spotted my husband: tall, wearing sunglasses. 

From that moment onward, we have poured our heart and soul into creating what Rural Hill Farm is today: a beautiful location giving you the freedom to celebrate those special days in your life. 

Contact us at Rural Hill Farm to schedule a free tour or inquire about package options.

Wedding Table Rental

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Rentals

Everything you need to know about wedding rentals, all in one place.

What would your perfect wedding look like? Would it be Gatsby glam or simple and chic? The type of wedding rentals you choose will serve the perfect details that will help your vision come to life. Here are our three steps to navigating wedding rentals and making sure it all comes together perfectly. 

First, Plan Your Vision 

First things first: plan your wedding vision and actually write it down. This involves outlining all the specifics: number of guests, indoor or outdoor, time of year, theme or aesthetic, and specific events such as fireworks or buffet-style dining. 

We even recommend writing down what items or décor you will need to achieve your ideal setup. Think of decorative items, such as photo albums or water fountains, and functional items, such as serving platters or chairs. 

Getting specific on those details before you start reaching out to rental companies will speed up the process of finding your dream wedding vendors. 

Second, Ask Questions 

When speaking with various vendors it is good to have a list of questions so you have all the info you need and help determine which vendor to go with.  

If you need inspiration, check out this wedding rental checklist by Bridal Guide. It provided a great list of suggested questions to ask your potential wedding venues!

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Can we view actual rental items from your supply, or will we be shown samples?
  • Will we be able to contact you on the day of our event?
  • What is included in the pricing? 
  • How much is required for a deposit?
  • When is the deposit due?
  • When is the final payment due?
  • Which methods of payment do you accept?
  • Will someone instruct us on navigating and using everything in the rental? 
  • Do we have to clean dishes, glasses, and flatware, or do we load dirties into their crates?
  • How does post-celebration cleanup work? Do we have to do it ourselves? 
  • What are the costs and conditions if any items are broken or lost?
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Third, Tables and Linens and More

Aside from decorations and flowers, you will need to decide where you’re getting your table settings and chairs from. You will need tables, chairs, linens, dishes, glassware, flatware, serving utensils, and serving ware. 

Some wedding venues provide tables and linens, either for free or at an added cost. Always ask your venue if they provide any complimentary table settings or if the kitchen is equipped with serving utensils and the like. 

If the venue does not provide what you need, or if you simply don’t like what they have to offer, factor in the cost of each item mentioned above into your wedding budget. 

Conclusion 

Have the wedding celebration of your dreams by booking your wedding at Rural Hill Farm — a rustic lodging and event venue away from it all, yet close to the Nashville action. Contact us to talk numbers or schedule a tour today!

Rentals

Rural Hill Farm Cabin Rentals

What guests at Rural Hill Farm will see inside and outside your glamorous cabin.

Picture a vivid, green forest and fairytale cabins nestled under a canopy of tall Pines. A warm glow emits from each glass window, dotted on your private cabin that sits on over 150 acres of land. It feels warm, inviting, and peaceful. This is Rural Hill Farm. 

Rural Hill Farm is located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Nashville, providing a secluded spot for family getaways or wedding celebrations. Along with a large, outdoor pavilion and outdoor stage, the property has an intimate network of five lodge-like cabin rentals built to have that rustic charm feeling. 

No matter which cabin you stay in, you will get to enjoy beautiful scenery, roaming wildlife, nature trails, and a quaint two-acre pond. 

The Main House 

Our large main cabin rental is the star of the show. Inside you will find three spacious bedrooms with storage space, along with two additional sleeping areas. This cabin can sleep up to 12 guests, offering plenty of indoor space to roam and relax. This cabin also features two full bathrooms. 

There is a full-size, fully equipped eat-in kitchen with prep space to make delicious meals. The common areas lead out to a panoramic deck that overlooks a lovely pond outside. 

Outside, the main house has its own fire pit and charcoal grill. 

The Chalet 

Our mid size cabin is an a-frame with both rustic and modern design elements. Four guests can sleep comfortably in the two queen-size beds and open-air sleeping areas. Upstairs you will find a loft that features one of the queen beds. Downstairs you will find the second queen bed in a tucked-away sleeping spot. Guests share one bathroom fitted with a shower. 

This cabin features a fully equipped kitchenette downstairs, adjacent to the common area. The downstairs opens up to a large front deck that overlooks our two-acre pond outside. 

The Cozy Cabins 

Three cozy cabins sit in a row, each having the same tiny home feel. Our cozy cabin rentals feature one queen bed and two twin beds in the sleeping area, which can accommodate up to four guests. There is one private full bathroom with a tub and shower. 

Each cozy cabin has a small kitchenette and quaint indoor common area that opens up to a deck overlooking our two-acre pond. 

Outside, the cozy cabins share a common area with park-style charcoal grills, picnic tables, and firepits. 

Conclusion 

Get ready to have the event of your dreams and book Rural Hill Farm – your rustic oasis away from it all. Contact us to talk numbers or to schedule a tour!

Cabins, Rural Hill Farm

Rural Hill Farm - Road

Welcome to Rural Hill Farm

Rustic 150-acre event venue and cabin rentals near Nashville.

Lush greenery and rustic cabins await, transporting you to a land away from it all, yet still close to the action. Rural Hill Farm is located in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on over 150 acres of beautiful property. Step onto our grounds to be greeted by stunning scenery with free-roaming wildlife, a two-acre stocked pond, and nature trails that are perfect to explore or photograph. 

Rural Hill Farm has five cabins, an event center, and an additional outdoor party pad. Each building exudes rustic charm. All five cabins are nestled together on the property overlooking our two-acre pond, making your stay as relaxing as possible. The main cabin can accommodate twelve guests, the small chalet can sleep four guests, and our cozy cabins can sleep four guests each.

Rent one cabin or the entire property, stay the night for a quick romantic getaway, or stay over the weekend to bring your whole family for a gathering. Since our rustic cabins are furnished with all the essentials, including picnic tables and fire pits, you can stress less and relax more.

For events, our event center features two huge pavilions with over 5,500 square feet of covered space. This space also includes a food prep room, storage room with tables and chairs, restroom facility, and separate Bride and Groom dressing areas that are fully equipped with bathrooms and showers. For outdoor events, you may also make use of the additional 825-square-foot party pad (stage).

Rural Hill Farm has close proximity to Nashville & Broadway, making it a prime location for your next gathering or getaway. Our property is just six miles from Providence Mall, to give you an idea of the location.

You can book our event center for weddings, birthday parties, family reunions, retreats, and more. We have a space that will work for you, no matter the occasion.

Schedule a tour of Rural Hill Farm today!

How to Celebrate Music City’s 4th of July and Have Fun

July 4th is all about the boom — fireworks lighting up the night sky in sync to an American, classic song. Music City is one of the best destinations in the Southern US to watch a magical 4th of July fireworks show.

Each year, Nashville draws thousands of people to come celebrate America’s Independence Day, many traveling from out of town just to be part of the fun.

With tons of live music shows, Broadway bar specials, fun activities, food vendors, and kid zones, there is undoubtedly a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

Nashville July 4th Do’s

DO try to claim a spot somewhere on the pedestrian bridge that overlooks the water for a great view of the fireworks.

DO also consider viewing Nashville’s July 4th firework spectacular from Lower Broadway, Ascend Amphitheater, and the Walk of Fame Park.

DO know that there will be thousands of people piling into downtown and its surrounding areas, so be safe and plan your travels accordingly.

Nashville July 4th Don’ts

DON’T visit downtown if you want to avoid crowds.

DON’T bring your own fireworks, even if they are just simple sparklers.

DON’T forget to purchase tickets in advance for some of the ticket-only events on Broadway, such as the July 4th Rooftop Party at Famous Nashville.

Best Places for July 4th Fun

If you have children, pack them up for a full day of fun at Wyler’s Light Family Fun Zone. You can stick around until the fireworks begin, since the park has a good vantage point for the show.

From 12 pm until 9 pm, head to the Broadway Stage at Fifth and Broadway to enjoy a lineup of music artists. The Ascend Amphitheater opens at 4 pm, where you can hear the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Acme Feed and Seed throws an all-day Independence Day celebration that is worth checking out as well. 

Top Reasons Guests Should Stay at Cabin Rentals

Summertime is the perfect time to plan a vacation, but after choosing where to go, the most important thing you can decide is where to stay. Here are some of the top reasons to choose a cabin rental for your vacation.  

Rustic, not roughing it 

While some people enjoy camping, others want the luxe accommodations of a fancy hotel. So how do you find a middle ground that’s right for everyone? With a cabin rental. Renting a cabin, such as those at Rural Hill Farm, is the perfect way to please everyone in your group. You’ll be surrounded by nature, yet protected by four solid walls. You can enjoy nights around the campfire, yet still have access to a kitchen and running water. Looking for privacy and the comfort of home? You’ve got it with private bedrooms and flatscreen TVs.  

Small Chalet at Rural Hill

Fewer distractions, more time to enjoy 

One of the best parts about choosing a cabin rental spot is the ability to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sure, you’ve got modern conveniences, but you’ve also got the vacation time mentality that will let you stop and enjoy the scenery. At Rural Hill Farm, we’ve got 150 acres of gorgeous Middle Tennessee land for you to explore, with walking trails and a stocked pond that are perfect for enjoying a relaxing afternoon. 

Get back to nature 

Hotels are great, but if you’re looking for a vacation spot that helps you disconnect from everyday stressors and reconnect with your loved ones, a rural cabin rental is the way to go. Our property sleeps a max of 34 guests, making it perfect for small group gatherings, ensuring you’ll have plenty of space to roam alone if that’s more your style. Enjoy leisurely strolls or sit by the pond while sightseeing local wildlife that calls the property home.  

Rural, but close to everything 

Vacation time is a precious commodity for many people, which is what makes Rural Hill Farm so unique. We like to think of ourselves as close enough to be convenient, but far enough to feel like an escape. Rural Hill Farm is just a short, easy drive from Nashville, making it a quick retreat from the city or the perfect place to call your home base with convenient access to visit all the attractions Nashville is known for. 

Ready to book your cabin rental? Check out information about all our cabin rentals or secure your space by booking on Airbnb or Vrbo

10 of the very best things to do in Nashville

Nashville is known for its food, fun, and country music, but how do you fit all that into one trip? Whether you’re visiting for a few days or a few weeks, here are 10 of the very best things to do in Nashville.  

  1. Country Music Hall of Fame 

Even if you’re not a die-hard country music fan, the Country Music Hall of Fame is a sight to see. This ode to artists from Elvis to Dolly Parton to Garth Brooks and beyond takes up an entire city block and offers a little something for everyone.  

Picture by Country Music City Hall of Fame
  1. Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery 

Belle Meade is an ode to Tennessee history that gives visitors a look into the past. This former plantation turned museum and winery offers history lessons, culinary delights, and a look into the people that made Tennessee what it is today.  

  1. Downtown Nashville 

If you don’t spend a night under the neon lights of downtown Nashville, have you even really seen the city? Take advantage of one of the city’s many guided tour options or set off on your own to explore the BBQ and honky tonk joints that Music City is known for.  

Picture by Downtown Nashville
  1. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens 

Gardeners, botanists, and other nature-lovers won’t be able to get enough of Cheekwood, Nashville’s 55-acre botanical garden. Each year more than 300,000 people visit this property filled with art, history, exhibits, and of course, plants.  

  1. The Parthenon 

Not many folks outside of Nashville know that the city has been home to a near-identical replica of the ancient Greek Parthenon since 1897. Located in Centennial Park, the Parthenon offers visitors a chance to learn and explore in a unique setting.  

  1. Grand Ole Opry 

Nashville’s most-visited attraction is the Grand Ole Opry. Take a tour to learn more about the history of the Opry or get the full experience by staying for a show.  

  1. Greenbrier Distillery 

Get the inside look at Tennessee whiskey at Greenbrier Distillery. Stop by the tasting room or get the full experience with a distillery tour or distillery tasting experience.  

  1. Nashville Zoo 

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the 188-acre Nashville Zoo with plenty of family-friendly and adult-oriented events. Enjoy more than 630 species of animals and backstage pass events to get an up-close and personal look at crowd favorites, such as aardvarks and clouded leopards.  

  1. Lane Motor Museum 

The Lane Motor Museum is home to America’s largest collection of European cars and motorcycles, but the automotive fun doesn’t stop there. Stop by to see collections of floating and flying vehicles. 

  1. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage 

One of the largest and most visited presidential homes is Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. There are many tours and exhibits to explore, including a historic garden, field quarters, and historic markers. 

Of course, if you are looking for a fun palace to stay in the greater Nashville area, look no further than Rural Hill Farm. Contact us at 615-674-1969 or contact@ruralhillfarm.com for pricing and availability.

How to Plan A Graduation Party

If you’ve got a graduating senior, now is the time to start planning their graduation party. From food and fun to decor and desserts, here are some tips you’ll need to plan a wonderful graduation party — stress-free. 

Choose the right venue 

One of the best parts about living in Middle Tennessee is the weather. When it comes to hosting a party, our great weather gives hosts the flexibility to choose between indoor and outdoor spaces. When it comes to picking a grad party location, it’s a good idea to choose a venue that offers a bit of both environments. Covered pavilions and tents are great ways to take advantage of nice weather while also offering a contingency plan in case of rainfall. Before deciding on a venue, make sure to ask about the electrical setup. The last thing you want to do is run a noisy generator near guests for food or entertainment needs.  

Don’t forget the decor 

Whether you’re hosting a grad party at home or at a Nashville-area event venue, having the right decorations can make your event one to remember. Consider making table centerpieces featuring the graduate’s school photos from elementary, middle, and high school. Using school colors is a great way to stick with the theme. Pick up tablecloths and napkins that match or consider renting linens to create a classier feel. A word of advice: skip the confetti. These tiny pieces of plastic are a hassle to clean, dangerous to wildlife, and generally not worth the headache. Instead, try sprinkling wrapped mints or candies on tables for an edible, yet decorative solution.  

Create a beautiful backdrop 

A graduation party is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family you may not see very often. It also may be one of the last times a new grad will see some of their old friends, so it’s important to capture the memories. Creating a designated photo area is a great way to encourage guests to take photos, while serving as decor. If choosing a naturally beautiful venue, like Rural Hill Farm, you may want to enlist the help of a photographer to capture professional-quality photos with your loved ones. 

Fun for all ages 

Planning the perfect graduation party also means considering your younger guests. While outdoor activities and sports are wonderful go-to ideas, one unique way to entertain children is by creating a scavenger hunt photo list. Have kids use a disposable, Polaroid, or cellphone camera to capture images from a pre-selected list — note things such as “a smiling Grandma” or “the graduate with her friends” to keep kids busy, engaged, and content capturing memories of their own.  

If you’re planning a graduation party near Nashville, it’s time to consider Rural Hill Farm. Our family-friendly venue is set on 150-acres of rolling Middle Tennessee farmland, able to comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests in our covered pavilions. Contact us with any questions or schedule a tour of Rural Hill Farm today! 

Nashville’s Elegant Baby Shower Venue

Baby showers are the perfect way to celebrate expectant moms. But choosing the right theme, finding the perfect location, and executing the beautiful details can be stressful! If you’re looking for a memorable venue, skip the hotels and restaurants and connect with your guests in the lush beauty of Mt. Juliet — located just a short drive from the city. Discover what makes Rural Hill Farm the ideal, elegant baby shower venue near Nashville.  

Outdoor atmosphere, indoor amenities 

At Rural Hill Farm, we make it easy to host your baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party, or other celebration. We offer two covered pavilions for more than 5,500 square feet of event or gathering space with a rustic, romantic feel. The pavilions are large enough to accommodate up to 150 guests easily and comfortably. Additionally, there is a pavilion “backstage” area equipped with electrical, which is ideal for any photo backdrops or props to get Instagram-worthy event photos.  

As for party amenities, Rural Hill Farm has baby shower hosts covered! A bar area is located downstairs in the main pavilion, with nearby bathrooms and a catering kitchen available to make food setup and serve a breeze.  

Your party, your way 

Aside from Rural Hill Farm’s gorgeous location spread over 150 acres of idyllic Middle Tennessee farmland, hosting with us provides you with freedom of vendor choice for your beautiful day. While other venues may lock you into using their in-house or preferred catering and service vendors, at Rural Hill Farm, we’re happy to leave these important decisions up to you! Looking for an elegant charcuterie spread? Go for it! Is the mom-to-be on a pickles-and-ice cream craving kick? Why not have a build-your-own sundae bar with a pickle buffet! Your possibilities are endless. Additionally, alcohol is welcome at Rural Hill Farm; however, it must be served by an ABC-certified bartender.  

Take in the landscape 

One of the best parts about hosting your baby shower at Rural Hill Farm is the incredible beauty of the surrounding area. You’ll quickly forget you’re only a short drive from downtown Nashville! This elegant, family-friendly location offers not only the perfect shabby-chic, rustic pavilion, but gorgeous scenic landscapes, as the property includes a large pond and nature trails that guests are encouraged to explore. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty and excitement of your event! 

Hosting a baby shower is a wonderful way to support the expectant mom and arrival of her newborn. Rural Hill Farm makes your choice easy with its convenient location and elegant venue. Contact us to schedule a tour of the property or to book your baby shower with us today! 

  • 1
  • 2

Directions

Map with Marker garphic

Come see our treasure.

As Seen on The Knot
nashville brigde guide badge
weddingwire.com
Rural Hill Farm

© Rural Hill Farm. All Rights Reserved. Website designed by Bear Web Design