THE CAL TURNER FAMILY CENTER

Perfect for Any Event

The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education is a remarkable, modern conference center and meeting venue just minutes from downtown Nashville on the campus of Meharry Medical College.

 

With meeting space for groups of almost any size—from intimate meetings in small private rooms to 550 in the Grand Ballroom—a variety of options can be configured for casual gatherings, formal meetings and other events. In addition, the Turner Center offers several open areas for casual receptions and breaks between meetings.

 

Furthermore, the Turner Center’s on-site, dedicated culinary staff offers a broad range of food and beverage options to support your event. With selections designed to appeal to everyone in your group, the Turner Center staff believes that great food supports a great event.

Explore our space and offerings.  Let us know how we can help you plan and deliver your special vision for your unique event.

A successful event lies in the details. Whether your occasion is a fund raiser, wedding reception, board meeting or family reunion, The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education has amenities to make your gathering a success.

 

Our dedicated event staff will guide you through the range of available catering and room configurations, and our preferred services and lodging partners will support your event needs. Our goal is to make your event planning simple and stress-free.

Wine Flutes

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Make the next birthday or anniversary party with friends and family great.  Private rooms of all sizes open to large airy gathering spaces.

Meeting Room

Corporate Meetings

If a successful event is essential to achieving your company’s goals, let us help. Turner Center facilities accommodate both large team meetings and small break out sessions. A large classroom-format auditorium is also available.

Food Sample

Banquets & Luncheons

Pick just the right setting for your banquet or luncheon. Whether your gathering is a sit-down affair, a casual buffet or simply requires beverage service and snacks, the culinary staff is ready with a broad range of menu options. Choose from our catering menu of premium breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvre options.

Bouquet

Weddings

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Our dedicated event staff is available to help answer your questions in planning your big day. The grand staircase and open architecture of the Turner Center will make a magnificent backdrop for your big day.

Ballroom

Fundraisers & Galas

Let us help you create an occasion that supports your organization’s vision and goals. The catering and event staff is available to help you plan a unique experience for you and your organization’s supporters.

Family Reunion

Reunions

Remember the good days from high school, college or family. Design a specific menu and set up a photo presentation showcasing your favorite memories.

Graduate

Graduations

Commemorate your graduate’s accomplishments with a celebration at the Turner Center.

About the Building

Building Features

• LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
silver certification
• Green roof
• IACC registration

Executive Conference Spaces

• Executive conference room—overlooks
grand ballroom (seats 26)
• Executive board room (seats 40 at table with 12 assistants at the side)
• Pre-function space

Large Events

Room Number:

201

203

212

Capacity:

34

24

20

Medium Events

Room Number:

204

211

318

319

Capacity:

14

14

14

14

Small Events

Room Number:

202

213

214

317

320

321

Capacity:

8

6

6

8

6

4

Special Events

Meeting Area:

Grand Ballroom

Auditorium

Capacity:

up to 550

up to 500

The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 550 in theater-style seating, or up to 368 at banquet tables. It can also be split into two rooms for smaller celebrations.

Cuisine for Any Occasion

Great food and drink can mean the difference between a good event and a memorable one. The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education boasts a state-the-art kitchen and a head chef practiced in the art of delivering fare to meet the tastes of any group.

Our service staff is trained to deliver a first-class experience for you and your guests.  And every event is hosted by a member of our staff who will be onsite throughout your event to insure your occasion runs flawlessly.

Download The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education Catering Idea Book to see all that we offer.

Catering Example entrées
Catering Example hors d'oeuvres

Contact Events Management

Lisa B. Dixon, M.A.

Director of Events Management
Conference Services
615.327.6199
specialevents@mmc.edu