Ground broken for Graystone Quarry event venue in Thompson’s Station


Ground broken for Graystone Quarry event venue in Thompson’s Station

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Graystone Quarry Events is breaking ground this week on a wedding, meeting and concert event space in Thompson’s Station, according to a news release.

Graystone Quarry Events officials broke ground Tuuesday on a wedding, meeting and concert event space in Thompson’s Station, according to a news release.

“This 76-acre site has it all: convenience to Nashville and surrounding cities, yet complete wooded, gated privacy,” said Nancy McEachern, one of the venue’s owners along with her husband, Rick McEachern.

The event facilities are being located at an old reclaimed rock quarry that supplied limestone 50 years ago. It is near Harpeth School Road.

“For three generations this property has been a local jewel known to neighborhood Thompson’s Station and Franklin residents that have grown up with it and enjoyed it, and now it will provide an absolutely spectacular setting as a backdrop to any amazing event,” Rick McEachern said.

Thompson’s Station Mayor Corey Napier attended the Tuesday ground-breaking ceremony.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Graystone Quarry and its unique special events and amphitheater vision to Thompson’s Station,” Napier said. “By repurposing a long defunct rock quarry and surrounding acres into a convenient, multi-faceted entertainment and gathering destination, we expect to welcome folks to our town for many nights of relaxation and entertainment.”

The mayor said the venue will fit well with town leadership’s vision for “one-of-a-kind entertainment.”

“Graystone complements our town’s desire to be a community where you can live, work, play and enjoy one of a kind experiences not found elsewhere in Middle Tennessee and I am confident that Graystone will further put Thompson’s Station on the entertainment map.”

In the first construction phase, the project will include more than 15,000-sq.-ft. of event space in two multipurpose, air-conditioned, and all-season buildings. The property will have a Tennessee barn-mountain-lodge-inspired architecture with state-of-the-art event lighting, video and sound equipment.

All architecture is designed to utilize the property’s own native rock and wood to provide a natural transition from indoor to outdoor spaces including slide-away glass. The larger main building opens to a stone courtyard fronting a 1.5 acre quarry lake surrounded by 20-foot-high cliffs, waterfall and outdoor fireplace. The smaller building opens to a grass-covered courtyard overlooking the woods and distant hillsides.

In the next phase, the project will include a boutique amphitheater with concert seating for up to 5,000 a 1.5-acre plaza area for gathering, dining, and merchandise.

Phase 1 construction of the event centers will start this month and continue for approximately one year. Most of the construction of the amphitheater in phase 2 will begin after phase 1 is completed.

For more information and to see renderings of the project visit www.graystonequarry.com.

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