The much-anticipated Graystone Quarry, a 76-acre abandoned quarry turned event venue, will soon enter its next phase of development after MTLC Building Group announced on Wednesday that it had been named as the general contractor for construction of the site’s gathering spaces.
The much-anticipated Graystone Quarry, a 76-acre abandoned quarry turned event venue, will soon enter its next phase of development after MTLC Building Group announced on Wednesday that had been named as the general contractor for construction of the site’s gathering spaces.
MTLC announced in a news release that it had been chosen to build the site’s 10,000-square-foot “Gathering Hall,” a two-level event building with 30-foot wood ceilings and a two-story fireplace, as well as the “Hillside Pavilion,” a 4,200-square-foot alternative gathering space with soaring ceilings and slide-away glass sides for indoor and outdoor capabilities.
Nancy McEachern, Graystone Quarry owner and event director, said that the property’s event venues should be open by next summer, although the planned concert amphitheater within the quarry will take longer to complete. The amphitheater, when completed, should be able to seat about 5,000 guests, according to McEachern.
She said that by next summer, the Graystone Quarry would be able to begin hosting weddings, social gatherings, corporate events and other types of occasions. People have already been calling in to request advance scheduling for their events, she added.
The property – located in Thompson’s Station off of Lewisburg Pike – is readily accessed from State Route 840 and is only about a five-minute drive after exiting the state highway.
“With Nashville’s tremendous growth, it’s exciting to see surrounding areas follow suit and make improvements within their own communities,” said Matthew Tidwell, co-principal and project manager with MTLC. “Graystone Quarry is certain to be the cornerstone of its community by becoming a destination for people near and far. It’s truly going to be spectacular, and we are honored to have been chosen to help bring Graystone Quarry to life.”
The property owners have been in the process of preparing the site for MTLC to come in and begin construction by clearing space and laying down utilities. According to McEachern, the main gathering hall building will likely begin having its foundations laid within the next week or two.
As a part of the overall environmentally conscious theme of restoration and renewal, McEachern said they are aiming to leave as many trees as possible standing on the property, but those that they do cut down are milled into tabletops and countertops for the venue.
In the same spirit, he quarry stone is turned into veneer for walls and pillars for decoration, or crushed into gravel to be used on-site to level out the amphitheater, for instance.
For more information on the upcoming venue, visit www.GraystoneQuarry.com.