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Sinema, Nashville, TN

Sinema

4.4
4.4
3710 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Shelby Briggs, looks to take familiar dishes and make you fall in love with them all over again through his innovative and inspired approach to cooking. Chef Shelby's team takes a fresh look at what classic Americana should be, and the result is a diverse and timeless menu.

Sinema's cocktail program celebrates over 150 years of craft libations and includes a rare whiskey program with over 200 selections, thoughtfully selected wines and craft beers.

Our space features two levels of dining space, including a bar and private dining areas. The grand lobby, including the curved staircase, have been restored and complemented by exposed brick walls, cozy velvet tufted booths, and legendary music photography by Robert Knight and Mary Ann Bilham.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 942-7746
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Shelby Briggs
  • Private party facilities
    Sinema is a sleek restaurant + bar offering an entire dining experience that hinges on impeccable service. Built on heritage, community and culture, the team provides an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. Sinema offers private dining space for business dinners, receptions, fundraisers, up to 300 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Carly Houison: (615) 942-7821
  • Neighborhood
    Waverly / Melrose / Breeze Hill
  • Cross street
    Kirkwood Avenue
  • Parking details
    Self parking is available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sinema's 10 Year Anniversary

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 21, 2024 only
    Join us at Sinema as we toast to a decade of decadence & unforgettable dining experiences. Savor the evening with an exclusive food experience curated by our talented chefs, indulge in selected beverage pairings, & dance the night away with us. As we raise our glasses to the memories made & the moments yet to come, we invite you to join us in commemorating ten years of excellence at Sinema. Packages: Gold: Access to food & beverage pairing stations + cash bar: $50 Platinum: Access to food & beverage pairing stations + open bar: $85 Diamond: Access to food & beverage pairing stations + premium open bar: $115 *2 Floor Lounge Access for Diamond Tickets Only* Please select package add-on for Platinum & Diamond tickets.
    Sinema's 10 Year Anniversary Photo
  • 5-Course Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Come experience the Best Of Sinema, any night with our sumptuous 5-Course Tasting Menu. Our rotating offerings feature some of the exciting culinary creations from our Executive Chef Shelby Briggs. Wine pairings also available! Change your mind before your reservation? No problem! Just let us know when you arrive that you prefer our a la carte menu.

Offers

  • Make It Special Package

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Fri - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Sat - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Looking to add a little ambiance to your night with us? Add on this special package for $25 (amount will be added to final bill). We will supply a small seasonal flower bouquet, hand written note, extra candles, & sparkling wine toast for your arrival. Please supply your brief note in your reservation details.

    Make It Special Package Photo

What 3,710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

3,710 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing date night experience. Our server was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and helped us make selections that were perfect!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a fantastic experience. Party of 7. Accommodations were great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Michael is an outstanding bartender!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful day celebrating Mother’s Day! Food and service was great for Brunch. I will say some of the menu changes was a real let down especially the cinnamon roll pancakes being taken off since that has always been the highlight of the brunch for us. Please bring it back!

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  5. JenniferS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic! I highly recommend the tasting menu. My husband was impressed with the bourbon selection as well.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and overall experience. Service was excellent as well.

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  7. MickW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sinema’s brunch was fantastic. Terrific selection and delicious food

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  8. EdithJ

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was phenomenal. We went for the bottomless brunch and couldn’t have been happier. The food was fantastic and our server Tommy was very friendly, helpful and on top of everything! Would definitely go back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience with my family was very good. Some of the food did arrive at the table called, but they have no issue with providing more. I would go back again, the ambience and vibe of the restaurant was extremely cool. 

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING AND DELICIOUS. I will definitely go again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a fine restaurant. Theme is good. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. When our check came it was not noted the gratuity was included. Certainly would have been 20% or better for the service - just always frustrating that it seems gratuity is included and there is an effort made not to point this out. I would much prefer “we’ve included a 20% gratuity, but any additional consideration would be appreciated” than the clandestine approach of ‘hopefully they add 20% to our 20%”. We were even brought checks at the end of dinner that were not itemized (after providing our cards). Which we had to track down the staff to inquire whether gratuity had been added. Nice restaurant and I wouldn’t let this stand in the way of enjoying the ambience, but it’s a bit of a “buyer beware” aspect.

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  12. JordanL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly reccomend the curated 5 course meal. Everything was delicious and the pairings were fantastic.

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  13. BillP

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food came very fast-about 5 min after ordering it. Quality was fair.

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  14. MDHorschler

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Celebrated our wedding anniversary and they provided champagne on the house.

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  15. JordanY

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my time and the amazing food!! My friend and I will be coming back next weekend!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was cold and scarce...horrible experience

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  17. SusannaL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was plentiful. Very great ambience. Had a wonderful time!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    What happened!? The brunch price went up which is understandable but not when the food quality then goes down! Food was lightly below average and the service was terrible. Dirty plates stacked ups it’s no one willing to take them and many orders forgotten and had to ask for twice! This just doesn’t match the price point at all. Never returning to Sinema again as you get higher quality food for the same if not less in Nashville for brunch.

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  19. anniversarydiners25

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely over priced for the quality and taste. We sat at our table for an hour before our entrees even got to us, & there were only maybe 5 tables occupied. We’d have been better off going to Hampton Social.

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  20. Megan

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall loved the aesthetics of the place. I felt like the food lacked in flavor but was plated well. Would love to try brunch.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had the best date night! zoe was the best! table was set with extra roses, candles, and a cutie card. best cocktails too!!!

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  22. Lena

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a good experience at Sinema. I was there with 5 of my friends for brunch. I am so glad that catfish was added to the menu, but at the same time, I was disappointed that the Cinnamon pancakes were gone. The rest of the items were good

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner and atmosphere was very nice. I recommend this restaurant.

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  24. TimR

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another amazing date night at Sinema last evening. Everything from the atmosphere, food and service was five star! This has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants for date night. Thank you all for such a wonderful experience! 

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Cute place. Can’t see the movie playing in the dining room. Food was good, but not worth the money. It’s good if you can eat a lot! Other than that, not really worth the price.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time great service great vibe!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it! ambiance and food were great. Can’t wait to go back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    80% of the food that came out was cold and the flavors were bland. Water and juice were also on the warm side. The restaurant itself had a fun ambiance to it.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I believe for brunch there should be serving utensils given without having to be requested. In addition, if it is 4 adults at a table, the serving sizes should be bigger or individual plates should be given for certain items. It doesn’t make sense to put one over easy egg on a few potatoes and give it to a group. Each person should receive the item.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I planned a nice birthday weekend for me and my friends and sisters to patronize black owned businesses in Nashville. I searched and found that Sinema is a black owned business so I added it to our to do list. I was excited to experience Sinema after seeing the website and my sisters told me about their good experience with the brunch there. First, let me say the service was great for the most part. Our server was very nice and so was the manager (after we had a couple of complaints about drinks and food, the drinks were replaced and the food was taken off the bill). I had the Chicken Parmesan which was just ok. My sister and one of my girlfriends ordered the oysters, which they enjoyed. No one seemed impressed or excited about their meal choice. Then when it was time for the bill, we were told that they would only separate the check for a maximum of 6 (there were 7 in our party), so we had to sit there and divide the check up for the server, which I thought was crazy. To top that off, they automatically charged the gratuity to everyone’s check. I was also startled to find out they charged me $25 for a less than 8 oz margarita ($22 for some premium liquor, I don’t know what kind; then an extra $3 for them to add margarita mix to it). All that said, we had a nice time fellowshipping and celebrating my special day despite the issues. Not sure if I would go again. I may consider going to try their brunch.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was rather cold but readily available. Waiter was bringing things out we did not order seemed like they were just trying to get rid of it before end of brunch time.

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  32. Disappointed

    Nashville

    45 reviews

    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Too many issues. Great brunch concept, but had to wait too long for food. Made several requests for certain items and never got. Much better (sorry to say) brunch locations.

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  33. ChelleL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cinnamon roll pancakes were to die for! I would eat them everyday if I could. The service was great and the ambience whimsical.

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  34. CrystalK

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Great mimosas Great vibe. Will go back.

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  35. THC926

    Nashville

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Sinema, the ambiance and service are always great!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a weeknight dinner.The food just was not very impressive to any of us. The french fries were not crispy. The pierogies appetizers only came with 3. The lamb shank was fine, the burger was fine. The best thing that we had was the bread appetizer with lemon ricotta spread. It was delicious. The look and vibe of the place is great. It just feels like more effort needs to be put into the food.

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  37. VanesR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great brunch. Everything was so good but especially the fried chicken and cinnamon pancakes they were so yummy. Our server was enthusiastic as she took us on our culinary journey spacing out all the good food and bringing us extra when needed. The Bloody Mary was super but only needed one. We opted out of the bottomless they were very filling. Such a cool venue the old cinema with vintage pictures to see how it used to be. Will recommend for a very filling tasty brunch!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland. For the price I had high expectations of how everything would an exceptional Taste.

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  39. MauraS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Great food. Try the whole menu if you can.

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  40. Jillybean

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Girls brunch was fabulous and you get your moneys worth on food! There was six of us! The girls had never been so I took them! Food is wonderful and you get to try a variety of things. Service was fantastic and our server was attentive! I like that gratuity was on there since I feel sometimes people get cheap and forget that these people live off off this money or are working students and as a mom, I gave our waiter an extra $20 on top! And I love the fact that you had the little cute helpers that brought out food! I always recommend this place as it it’s nice enough but you don’t have to dress up and the vibe is business casual! I will be back for sure!

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FAQs

Sinema offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 942-7746.

Sinema is rated 4.4 stars by 3710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sinema

2600 8th Avenue South, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kirkwood Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Waverly / Melrose / Breeze Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Self parking is available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Shelby Briggs
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 942-7746
  • Private party facilities
    Sinema is a sleek restaurant + bar offering an entire dining experience that hinges on impeccable service. Built on heritage, community and culture, the team provides an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. Sinema offers private dining space for business dinners, receptions, fundraisers, up to 300 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Carly Houison: (615) 942-7821
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