Event Ideas

58 Years Old and Getting Younger Every Year!

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Happy Birthday to Us. Let’s Play Ping Pong! This month marks the Nashville City Club’s 58th year and we’re wrapping up January with a very serious business function. Thursday (January 29) we launch the first in a series of monthly company ping pong challenges. Four-person teams from Emma, the City Club and Nova Copy will face off in the club’s Game Room, which less athletic people know as the library. Admission is free and open to non-members, and Happy Hour drink and food specials are in play from 6 to 8 p.m. The NCC’s Ping Pong League is one of several new events aimed at...

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A Southern Winter

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By Krista Chapman The Nashville City Club started the new year off with a little southern flair. The wedding was almost a year in the works when Lillian and Craig were married on Jan 2, 2010 and celebrated with friends and family. The event was an ode to Nashville as the Bride and Groom highlighted details of the city where they fell in love. Having worked in events at Vanderbilt, Lillian had many grand and creative ideas for her special day, fusing a winter theme decor with classic southern tastes and hospitality. Using the whole Club, three dynamic spaces where created for the guests to...

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Real Wedding: Donna and Al

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FALL IN LOVEBy Krista Chapman As fall kicked off in Nashville and the air took on a distinct chill, the Nashville City Club was privileged to host the wedding of club members, Donna and Al. A delightful couple from when we first met and they joined the Club, I was so pleased when they decided to host their wedding reception at the Club. They shared a vision of a simple, fun evening with a wonderful meal and relax environment. Together we created this exactly, for a truly memorable evening. Before our first meeting, Donna had chosen a linen that would become to thread tying all the pieces...

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Expert Event Series: Tips to Savings

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By Krista Chapman Everybody is looking for ways to stretch their dollar a little bit further, particular when planning events. Below breaks down some of the best tips I have run across (many of which I have used or recommended) in my career. 1. Hire a professional (or at least refer to one for advice). Their connections, negotiation skills and skilled experience planning events will save you their cost over and over (and a lot of stress, too!) 2. Cut you guest list. Most of your event elements will be priced per person… the more people, the higher the cost. 3. Cakes… First, order fewer...

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Expert Event Series: Menus and Food

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FEEDING THE MASSES: HOW TO CREATE MENUS THAT APPEAL TO EVERYONEBy Krista Chapman It can sometimes seem daunting to create a menu to feed a large group of people, particularly with all the tricky food allergies, dietary restrictions and dislikes of the general public. Often times clients choose to play it safe, hoping to create a menu that appeals to everyone. And guests suffer through endless dinners and meetings with the same banquet chicken, New York style cheesecake and afternoon breaks of cookies, cookies and well… more cookies. Here are just a few ways to stretch your culinary...

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