A recent inquiry from a day care parent about renting the gym on a weekend for a child’s birthday party, sparked discussion with the church leadership about rental possibilities of both the gym and the roof.
In mid-December, the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children hosted a mixer on the roof to attract Millennial early childhood educators to the association. TAEYC is committed to bringing young leaders into the fold and a rooftop party seemed a good way to bring folks together. The event was at night and the roof was alive with lights, fire pits (for marshmallow roasting), a band, and hot chocolate stations (it was chilly). It was a stunning event and our rooftop proved to be a magical space at night. The church is open to the possibility of renting the roof for outside gatherings as long as they are alcohol-free and terms are met regarding set up and clean up.
Additionally, the gym is available as a gathering space. Although the Nashville Sports Leagues have contracted most evenings and some weekends, with scheduling, the space may be available.
Understandably, there are restrictions (especially parking) with the use of our building, but McKendree would love to offer an affordable option for downtown event space from time to time. There would be cost involved but the rental fees would be considerably less than most downtown venues. If you would like to discuss this further, please let Cindy Ligon know.