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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember the good days from high school, college or family. Design a specific menu and set up a photo presentation showcasing your favorite memories.
Commemorate your graduate’s accomplishments with a celebration at the Turner Center.
About the Building
• LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
• 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
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.