The River Center

The Lucius E. Burch III River Center

at the Cumberland River Compact


Resting on the East Bank of the Cumberland River, adjacent to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, the Lucius E. Burch III River Center boasts one of the most spectacular views of downtown Nashville’s skyline. Located on the third floor of the LEED Platinum Bridge Building, the River Center offers green amenities, a versatile event space, and the serenity of the river that separates you and your guests from the bustling city while still being only a stone’s throw away from downtown.


The River Center is the perfect venue for your occasion!

Wedding rehearsal dinner
Wedding ceremony
Wedding reception
Anniversary celebration
Retirement celebration
Landmark birthday celebration
Business award dinner
Corporate luncheon
Corporate retreat
Baby shower
Fundraising Events
Holiday party

FAQ About The River Center

2400 square feet of event space
Fantastic view of downtown Nashville
Capacity: 200 standing, 100 seated for dinner
Within walking distance of downtown
Accessible by car, boat, bus, bicycle, and foot
River views
High ceilings
Free parking
Inventory of tables and chairs
Audio/Visual equipment capabilities


Capacity Information

One of the best things about the River Center is its versatility. The River Center is a blank canvas with windows from floor to ceiling on two sides that can be transformed for any special occasion. Whether you desire a casual cocktail reception, a formal dinner venue, or an educational workshop space, the center can be configured into just about any format you choose. While the suggested occupancy is 200 standing and 100 seated at tables, specific capacities vary greatly depending on the specific format of each event.

Book the River Center

To inquire about rental rates or to reserve the River Center for your event, please contact Eleanor Barbee by phone at 615-837-1151 or via email at