Meeting Planner Testimonials

The Nashville CVC has a history of servicing meeting planners with exceptional success, as evidenced by their testimonials.


"Run, do not walk to Nashville for your next open date! APhA2018 was a resounding success, and broke previous attendance records. The feedback from staff working with the on-site teams, and our attendees utilizing the facilities and city amenities, have been overwhelmingly positive."

Windy K. Christner, CMP, Senior Director, Meetings & Expositions
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
March 2018- Music City Center 


"I remember the first time I ever met the Nashville CVC, I wanted to partner with them and bring my events to Nashville. Nashville became in a heartbeat my favorite place to meet, and working with the team was very much a huge reason why – from sales, pre-planning, to on-site and post event, the CVC were a great extension to my events team to deliver a very successful user conference for our customers and partners. Nashville has everything to offer as a destination for meetings: great hotels, endless meeting space and entertainment options, vibrant and fun downtown, warm and friendly people, fabulous food and music – oh and the fried chicken to die for. I love it, my attendees loved it and thank you for making it such a memorable and successful event for all!"

Stefanie Maragna, VP, Corporate Marketing and Events
Host Analytics, Inc.
May 2017- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 
Sage Intacct
October 2018- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 

"What stands out about our experience in Nashville?

Our show was a big success and all our friends at the NCVC and Music City Center made the planning process painless. We’d especially like to give a shout out to the MCC’s Tech/Engineering department for supporting the technical complexities of our event and helping us brand the building through print and digital media. I’m not sure which we were more excited about: the screaming fast wifi or the 40’ guitar logo in the windows of the grand atrium. The MCC also helped us produce a socially and environmentally responsible event: The LEED certified infrastructure, the catering department’s commitment to sustainability, and the donation programs for left-over food and useful items allowed us to execute our show according to our high CSR standards.

Music City was an attractive city for our attendees, with so many restaurants, bars, and live music venues all within walking distance of our hotels and the convention center. 

Another special thanks for our CVC housing partner, their help was essential. With blocks in 6 hotels, we relied on them to help our attendees, sponsors and staff with all their housing needs."

Diana Connolly, Event Producer
DrupalCon 2018
April 2018- Music City Center

"The Wildhorse Saloon and Riverfront were the perfect locations for our concert and party for over 6,000 people. The Wildhorse Saloon staff were the perfect partners in putting together our event.
The Gaylord Opryland knows how to handle large groups with the perfect southern hospitality."

Jason Sigala, Director, Events
Avon USA
August 2017- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center


"NRECA, has just completed its 76th Annual Meeting in Nashville and what a GREAT time we had in the city. Nashville has proven to be a hit for our members and exhibitors. The atmosphere is laid-back and relaxing, it is all about taking your time to enjoy every moment of Nashville. The city is affordable with great dining options and free live music everywhere. 
Another great highlight of hosting a meeting in Nashville is the dedicated teams at Visit Music City & Music City Center. It is a pleasure to partner with professionals who make it their objective to understand your needs and goals. Not only do they understand the needs but merge their skills and services to ensure your goals surpass the mark. NRECA is looking forward to returning to Nashville for 2022 & 2026."

Eric Commodore, CMP, Director, Meeting & Event Planning 
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
February 2018, March 2022 & March 2026 – Music City Center

"Nashville’s currency is authenticity - providing genuine, motivating, successful experiences for groups. From Music City Center District to Gaylord Opryland, Country Music Hall of Fame to Grand Ole Opry, attendees are always engaged and entertained while in Nashville.

Nashville CVC is a true partner, ensuring success throughout planning and execution. 

Meet in Nashville once, and you’ll know!"

Christopher M. Savage, Founder, Ryon International, President, SITE Texas 2018
Association for Certified Fraud Examiners 
June 2017-Music City Center 


"When selecting a city to conduct any meeting or convention, which will provide a balance of environment, restaurants, attractions, and an overall great destination, there is no better location than the city of Nashville. When determining a city’s value to the bottom line of planning and executing a memorable event, the city of Nashville provides that and much more. Most importantly, when recognizing individuals, who make the destination and value of that city, second to none, the city of Nashville, anchored by the hard working, dedicated Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp team was a first class organization with whom we are proud to work and as we selected Nashville as the site for our 2018 National Founder’s Day. Hundreds of members of our illustrious Fraternity convened to celebrate the 107th anniversary of the Kappa Alpha Psi and they all enjoyed an unforgettable experience in the Music City.  

Keep up the great work!!!"

Kevin “KJ” Johnson, National Meeting Planner
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 
Former President 
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
January 2018- Sheraton Music City


"The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) held its annual convention in Nashville in November 2017 and what a success! The planning from beginning to end was superb on everyone’s part. We were so pleased with the professionalism shown by all the staff at both the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to the Music City Center. They made our planning and preparation so much easier. The hospitality was outstanding and what can I say – the music was fantastic! Our attendees loved every minute. What a great place to meet!"

Julia Richardson, Director of Conventions and Marketing
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
November 2017- Music City Center

"The Nashville CVC was a one stop shop for all things for our annual conference. From temps to entertainment to marketing ideas, the team had a wealth of knowledge and were a valued partner for our organization. I look forward to working with them again when we return in 2020!"

Jaime M. Alston, MTA, CMP, Director of Meetings & Events
Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®)
December 2017 & December 2020- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center