Nashville Event space 12 South

Placentia
Starting From$500per hour
Event
Meeting
Production
Pop-Up
40 Max

Hosted by Johan

A fully-restored home in 12 South rich in history and a lasting legacy of diversity, inclusivity, and patronage to the arts. A great seperate event space with bar and stunning kitchen
Member since Jun '21

The Space

A fully-restored home in 12 South rich in history and a lasting legacy of diversity, inclusivity, and patronage to the arts. Welcome to Our House: A place where Oprah danced, Roy Orbison sang, a Nashville Mayor and Civil Rights protestors met and all were welcomed. established in the late 1950s, the house, owned by melvin and hazel king was a social hub for folks in the arts, entertainment and business communities. well known for their social and civic activities, melvin and hazel were artists and entertainers in their own rite: ballroom dance instructors, sculptors, painters, stained glass artists, actors, and educators. beyond their involvement in the arts, universities, and business, they were also very well known for their private gatherings. melvin and hazel loved to entertain and held dinner parties and social gatherings throughout the year including theatre cast parties; parties for companies of touring shows visiting nashville; film and TV wrap parties; parties to highlight openings and dance events; an annual party on the closing night of the tennessee state fair to host grandstand performers, entertainers, and workers; and countless holiday parties. during the holiday season, melvin and hazel would host a half-dozen nightly sit down dinners for up to 50 to honor their art and dance students (and their families) and separate holiday parties for each of hazel’s daily art classes. their annual christmas and new years parties usually saw about 300-400 guests with a 7pm start time and a 6am breakfast. the king’s parties were unique in that they included a racially diverse group of people from all sectors: college faculty and students, business and political leaders, and arts and entertainment personalities. these folks were not only welcomed but treated the same regardless of their profession, age, race, and socio-economic status. some of the stories of the house parties were relayed to the current owners by their son eddie before he passed away in 2018. one story recounts how hazel insisted that LA-based acting coach chambers stevens, who’s parents were good friends of the king’s, not only met but danced with oprah during one of the king’s legendary christmas parties. at another christmas party, during the racial tensions of the 60’s, a couple of family friends who were TSU faculty (then an an exclusively african american university) arrived with a number of TSU students who had been protesting at the courthouse the day before. when the students made their way back to the food table, they came face to face with then mayor beverly briley. one of the students told the mayor that they had been protesting the day prior and had hoped to meet with him about metro hiring practices. the mayor apologized, said he’d been out of town, and that he’d just returned. he then said “we’re here so let’s talk.” finally, bill dees, who wrote songs with roy orbison was one of hazel’s painting students. during one of hazel’s late summer parties, dees and orbison stopped in. they’d been out celebrating their new hit “oh, pretty woman” and some guests asked them to perform it. since a guitar couldn’t be found, dees hummed the melody and improvised the percussion on the dining room table with knives and spoons while orbison sang. as they finished, a guest procured a guitar and they performed it again, although the first version was likely much more memorable. the house has a rich history not found in many current nashville homes and event spaces. we’d love to welcome you to the home, show you around, and tell you more stories - just contact us for more information or to set up a meeting.

40 guests max  |  1st floor  |  2500 sq. feet  |  Production/Photo Studio  |  2 Rooms  |  1 Bathrooms
40 guests
Cocktail/Standing
40 guests
Banquet

Availability

Mon - Sun
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Pricing

$500
Hourly (starting from)
 Minimum hours:  1

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Private Entrance
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Heat
Sink
Grill
Large table
Sound System
Wifi
Projector and Screen / TV
Breakout Rooms
Tableware
Conference Phone
Stage
Green Screen
Whiteboard
Photography Lighting
Power Tie-in

Accessibility

On-site parking
Parking near by
Street level
Delivery access
Elevator
Freight elevator
Garage Door
Stairs
Wheelchair / handicapped accessible

Space Rules

No open house
No ticket sales
No open flame
No Late night parties

Services

Cleaning
Event manager
Trash removal
A/V
Bathroom attendant
Beverage
Coat check
Food
Furniture rental
Lighting system
Photography
Security crew

Photos and Tags

White Space
Sound-proof
Screening Room
Piano
Open Kitchen
Natural Light
Lounge
Large Windows
High Ceiling
Garden
Dining Table
Deck/Patio
Concrete
Columns
Bare Walls
Bar
Art
Rustic
Modern
Luxurious
Intimate
Classic

Location

Cancellation & Security Deposit

Cancellation policy: Strict 

50% refund up to 1 week prior to event check in, except service fees.

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Security deposit: $200.00 

(Will be collected separately by the space owner)

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