LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Riverwood Mansion
Management Partner: Debbie Sutton
Do you long to find the perfect venue to host your next event – one that will have your guests remembering the night with fondness? Meet Debbie Sutton, owner of 8 Lavender Lane Catering and Events, and new managing partner of Riverwood Mansion. A magnificent property sitting on eight acres of sprawling, manicured grounds, Riverwood Mansion is the perfect venue to host a wedding, social engagement, or corporate event.
Debbie became acquainted with Riverwood Mansion fifteen years ago, when she first opened her catering business. She and her team were catering an event held on the property, and she instinctually knew that one day her connection to the venue would deepen. For many years, she worked as the facility manager and in-house caterer, before leaving to study culinary design in Europe. Today Debbie and her team manage all events and catering for Riverwood Mansion.
The mansion itself was built in the late eighteenth century, making it one of Nashville’s most prized historical treasures. The grounds conjure a charming, mystical aesthetic, separating it from the confines of time and space. During the first century of its inception, the property was used to entertain the elite – including many of our nation’s presidents, and the site of many opulent Christmas dinners and social functions. For Debbie, one of the most rewarding aspects of her work is the ability to share this rich history with clients, often on the most momentous day of their lives.
With over twenty years of experience hosting events, Riverwood Mansion has gained a formidable reputation as one of the most pristine venues in Tennessee. Though it is located within the city limits – close to downtown and only fifteen minutes from the airport, the property remains secluded enough to transport guests to an entirely different realm of reality. “You fall in love with the place the minute you drive through the gates and feel as though you are in a different place and time,” says Debbie. “Whether it is a corporate event or a wedding, our knowledgeable and helpful staff will make sure your experience is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible.”
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