East Ivy Mansion
LOCAL SPOLTIGHT: East Ivy Mansion
General Manager & Corporate Sales Development: Susan Raque
One of the best parts of living in a city that experiences growth and progress at such a rapid rate is finding the historical gems that endure its expansion. With new restaurants, homes, and venues cropping up on a seemingly daily basis, we often turn to the landmarks that have persisted since Nashville’s first days. The East Ivy Mansion, an exquisite landmark in Downtown Nashville, is one of the few remaining buildings that host a scroll of Nashville’s history within its walls. In May of 2014, the mansion re-opened its doors as an event venue to the public. Susan Raque, the General Manager, feels privileged to share this hidden gem with clients as a unique gathering space, accommodating everything from corporate events and weddings, to large family stays.
The mansion was originally built in 1867, and was first inhabited by Tennessee Senator Henry Cooper. Despite the natural and manmade disasters that have struck the city – including the Great Nashville Fire of 1916 and a devastating tornado in 1933, the East Ivy Mansion remains erect boasting 44,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and a 250-guest capacity.
What makes this space so unique is the ability to bring a modern-day event into one of the city’s more historical treasures. Its Italianate renaissance design has become a rare find and the estate boasts upgraded amenities, gardens, a beautiful pool, and six bedrooms.
For Susan, the best part of East Ivy Mansion is the gardens and the estate’s exquisite sense of privacy. “It is like another world when you walk through the gates,” she says. “I love watching their faces light up when people see it for the first time. They are amazed that this little slice of heaven exists right here in Downtown Nashville. It is very rewarding to see how happy clients are after they have had an incredible event at East Ivy Mansion.“
The mansion also provides an atmosphere conducive for corporations to plan events. Susan and her team hold a list of preferred caterers and vendors to help assist with the entire planning process.
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