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Host your special event at Marathon Music Works in our industrial chic warehouse style venue; equally suited for receptions, fundraisers, corporate dinners and events, video shoots, trade shows, and conferences. Originally built in the early 1900s, Marathon Music Works has been restored and adapted as an ideal blank space for your custom event!

With a standing room capacity of 1,800 and over 14,000 sq. ft., Marathon can entertain parties of up to 600 in formal banquet seating, 750 in a theater arrangement, and 900 in cocktail functions. The versatile, open floor design is accented with exposed brick walls, a lofty steel beam ceiling, polished concrete bars and metal chandeliers your guests will love. Add the bar entrance area, William Collier’s, the backstage area, and green rooms to create an event your guests will never forget.

Contact Us

(615) 891-1781 ext. 203
[email protected]


  • How long do we have to set up and tear down for an event?

    The facility fee provides exclusivity to client for up to 12 consecutive hours on event day, including set up and tear down. Any additional time spent in the venue will result in a $250.00 hourly charge. Set up and tear down must take place on the rental date only.

  • How do we secure our date?

    A signed contract and $2000 deposit is required to secure your date. However, a signed contract and deposit does not necessarily guarantee a secured date if there are prior holds on the date to be challenged.

  • Do I need an Event Planner?

    To ensure the client’s event is executed properly and professionally, Marathon Music Works requires a professional Event Planner for corporate functions, wedding ceremonies, receptions, etc. If the client is in need of a planner, please reach out and Marathon Music Works can provide assistance.

  • Am I allowed to bring in outside venders?

    Absolutely! Marathon Music Works has an open vendor policy and a list of vendors we work with often should the client need help to select some of Nashville’s finest vendors! Bar services and Production Packages are done in-house.

  • Do I need to purchase Liability Insurance?

    The client will be held liable for any physical damages, legal actions, and/or loss of reputation or business opportunities that Marathon Music Works may incur because of the actions of Client or any of Client’s guests while Client is in control of the venue. The client shall indemnify and hold harmless the Owner against any and all legal actions which may arise from Client’s venue use. The venue and vendor insurance liability does not include the client as an “insured party.” Each client shall carry general public liability insurance, and to indemnify Marathon Music Works which shall be named as an additional insured for the duration of this contract, which is available from the client’s local insurance agent. All clients and non-exclusive vendors must provide a limited liability insurance certificate naming JR Facility Management, LLC. as additionally insured for a policy no less than $1,000,000.00, due (14) days prior to event.

  • Are there any limitation to décor and set up?

    Marathon Music Works does have certain décor limitations. Vendor lists, vendor insurance, event insurance, and all set up information must be provided to Marathon Music Works’ Events Team. Marathon Music Works requires the following details (14) days prior to event date: all set up and break down, event layout, deliveries, requests, audio visual and electrical needs, and production. We do not allow fireworks, glow sticks, glitter, open flames, or birdseed. We do not allow “rave” events. Please inquire to discuss further!

  • What if I am interested in Booking this venue but not ready to put down my contract and deposit?

    You may place a non-binding ‘hold’ on an unsecured date with our Event Manager. As other inquiries are made, they will notify you.

  • I have another question. Who do I contact?

    Bring it on! Email our Events Manager at [email protected] with any questions we didn’t cover here!

Ticket prices for events at Marathon Music Works include ALL FEES. No additional fees will be added at checkout.

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