Plan Your Visit

Parking, Hotels & Catering


As with most universities, on-campus parking is limited. We are happy to provide you with a free pass to park in the Wesley Place parking garage across the street from our school. You can obtain your pass from the Career Management Center before you park to avoid being ticketed.

The garage is located behind Bruegger’s Bagel & CVS drugstore at the corner of 21st Avenue and Scarritt Place.

Using the second garage entrance, follow the signs to public parking on the first and second levels. Numbered spaces are designated for public parking.

Directions to Vanderbilt and Parking
Vanderbilt Campus Map


There are several hotels within walking distance of our campus. All hotels listed below offer discounts through Vanderbilt’s hotel discount program. Just ask for the Vanderbilt rate.
Courtyard Nashville Vanderbilt/West End (615) 327-9900
Embassy Suites at Vanderbilt (615) 320-8899Accomodations
Garden Hilton Inn (615) 369-5900
Hampton Inn & Suites Vanderbilt Elliston Place (615) 320-6060
Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End (615) 329-1144
Holiday Inn Select Vanderbilt (615) 327-4707
Hutton Hotel (615) 340-9333
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (615) 320-1700


If you are hosting an evening information session (Monday through Thursday, 5:30 or 7:00 pm), these caterers have experience at Owen and are available to work with you and within your budget to handle your needs. At your request, these caterers will be happy to fax or send current menus for your review.

Full-Service Catering
A Dream Come True Catering (615) 259-0848
Briarpatch Catering (615) 329-4645
Chefs Market (615) 851-2433
Savor the Flavor Catering (615)-793-4187

Food Pick-up/Delivery

Au Bon Pain (Bakery; Deli) Contact: Linda Mead (615) 924-6683
Bread & Company (Bakery; Deli) (615) 329-1400
Calypso Cafe (Caribbean; Vegetarian) (615) 254-3636
Chik-fil-A (Chicken & More) Contact: Marvin Gideon: (615) 352-1222
Chipotle (Mexican) (615) 777-0809 (does not deliver, but is across the street)
Jason's Deli (Deli) (615) 340-9991
Jim & Nick' Bar-b-q (Bar-b-que) (615) 352-5777
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza) (615) 342-0044
Newk's (Deli) (615) 463-6360
Panera (Bakery; Deli) (615) 320-1500
Qdoba Mexican Grill (Mexican) (615) 340-9039
The Painted Cupcake (Dessert) (615) 279-8055
Two Boots Pizza (Pizza, Salad, Sandwiches, Appetizers) (615) 340-4343
West End Cafe (Deli) (615) 321-2209
Zumi Sushi (Asian; Sushi) (615) 383-5770

Private Receptions and Meals


The below restaurants are within walking distance to campus with the exception of The Mad Platter.
Mason's @ Lowes Vanderbilt (615) 321-1990 (Also do lunch, dinner)
University Club of Nashville (615) 322-8564
The Mad Platter Restaurant (615) 242-6563

The following restaurants are within walking distance of campus, offer reservations, and will work with you for events with selected groups of students.
1808 Grille - inside Hutton Hotel (New American; $$) (615) 340-0012
Amerigo (Italian; $$) (615) 320-1740
Blackstone Brewery (Traditional American; $$) (615) 327-9969
Bound’ry (New American, Eclectic & International; $$$) (615) 321-3043
Cabana (Southern, American; $$) (615) 577-2262
Giovanni's (Fine Italian; $$$) (615) 760-5932
Music City Tippler (American; $$$) (615) 329-1329
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Traditional American; $$$) (615) 320-0163
Sunset Grill (New American; $$$) (615) 386-3663
Tavern (New American; $$$) (615) 320-8580

For more Nashville restaurants, visit Citysearch or Open Table.

Private Receptions and Dinner