Location, Directions and Accommodations


Welcome to Nashville!


The world-class Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is located on the banks of the Cumberland River, in the heart of Nashville, TN—known worldwide as Music City, USA.


Gaylord Opryland is a short 15-minute drive from Nashville's International Airport (BNA). Shuttle service and car service is available. Hertz is a Gaylord Hotels preferred partner for car rentals, offering discounts for Gaylord Opryland guests and with a counter conveniently located right in the main Cascades Lobby. The world-famous Grand Ole Opry is located next to the hotel, and every major shopping and entertainment area in Nashville is just minutes away.



The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214, US

Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am (extended to 12:00pm for Tuesday February, 27 only)

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland, the epitome of modern Southern hospitality, where comfort and luxury combine to offer an unparalleled environment. The 2,881 guest rooms include 174 suites and 757 garden atrium view rooms overlooking nine acres of indoor gardens. Here at Gaylord Opryland, it's all about the experience—and creating the kind of memories that last a lifetime. You’ll be amazed at the endless opportunities to explore exciting dining experiences, world-class spa and shopping and the legendary sounds of the Grand Ole Opry. And it’s all within a short walk from your room.

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Reservations should be made directly with the Gaylord Opryland by calling 615-889-1000 or 1-877-491-7397 (Toll Free) or click here for online reservations.

We encourage you to make your reservations early, as the hotel is likely to sell out before January 31, 2018.

Reservations made after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space-available basis and higher rates may apply. Please mention FMI NAMI Meat Conf to receive the special group rate of $199/night. Reservations should be made before January 31, 2018 at 5:00pm CST.

A daily resort fee of $18 plus taxes will be added to the guest room each night and includes complimentary guest room internet, fitness club access and designated in-room beverages to all guest rooms booked within the block.

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

Hotel reservations should be made by calling the hotel directly or using the official hotel link provided. FMI/NAMI does not use a third-party company to make hotel reservations or sell rooms on its behalf for this event. If a third-party vendor has called you offering housing options, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the Annual Meat Conference and entering into financial agreements with such companies may have costly consequences.

If you have been contacted by any housing service provider and have made reservations for hotel rooms through them or have additional questions, please contact Colleen Bailey at 202-220-0704 or CBailey@fmi.org. Please provide contact information of third party who reached you.

Overflow Hotels

Please note that FMI/NAMI does not have negotiated conference rates at these hotels. Transportation is on you own. Please check back with Gaylord Opryland regularly as rooms may become available.

The Inn at Opryland - .6 Miles
2401 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville-Opryland - .8 Miles
2461 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Hyatt Place - .9 Miles
220 Rudy Cir, Nashville, TN 37214
Best Western - 1.1 Miles
201 Music City Cir, Nashville, TN 37214

Wyndham Nashville - 1.1 Miles
2415 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Comfort Inn - 1.2 Miles
2516 Music Valley Dr., Nashville, TN 37214





Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 8.3 miles and about 20 minutes from the Gaylord Opryland. Estimated taxi fare: $30 USD (one way).

Gaylord Airport Shuttle

Click here for further information and to make a reservation. Scheduled fee: $19 USD (one way).

Parking at Gaylord Opryland

  • On-site parking, fee: $29 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $38 USD daily
  • Electric car charging stations : 4 , Complimentary

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