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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Venue and Lodging 2019 NVSBE

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center | Nashville, TN | December 9 - 11, 2019

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The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center


Few hospitality choices rival this dynamic property, situated in the heart of Nashville. 

Usage of the hotel block (and corresponding per diem thereof) will expire on November 15, 2019. 

NVSBE Accommodations

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN  37214
(615) 889-1000

A Distinct Destination

Few hospitality choices rival this dynamic property. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center isn’t just a place to stay when you come to town. Situated in the heart of Nashville, the property allows you to hit all the high notes of Music City.

Check out where country music lives at the Grand Ole Opry, hop aboard the Delta Riverboat or cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, docked a short distance from the resort.

The resort itself features nine acres of lush indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. There is also a full-service spa offering many relaxing ways to unwind. When it’s time to refuel, dining choices include Mexican, Italian and Japanese restaurants and special places for treats of frozen yogurt or gelato. The property features more than 750,000 square feet of inspiring meeting space, making it the perfect destination for this year’s event.

Discover the impressive lineup of amenities when you reserve your stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

Staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center from Monday, December 9th and checking out on Wednesday, December 11th should provide plenty of time to participate in the full schedule of events.

Group Room Rates

The Gaylord Opryland NVSBE group room rate for single/double occupancy rooms is $223.00/room/night (government per diem rate).  Applicable taxes will apply unless guest provides Tennessee Sale or Use Tax Government Certificate of Exemption at check-in (currently 9.25% State Tax, 6% Occupancy Tax).  Subject to availability, group rates will apply three (3) days prior to, and three (3) days following, the dates of the event. Each additional person to a room is $20.00. 

NVSBE 2019 Housing Policy: Please note that all registration fees include a $200 discount for attendees who stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center within the official NVSBE 2019 room block.

Attendees that have not booked a hotel room in the official NVSBE 2019 room block will be
charged $200 to their credit card on file immediately following the conference.

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center was chosen as the venue for the 2019 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) because offers attendees a truly extraordinary experience.  We believe that attendees will enjoy the unique opportunity to attend the 2019 NVSBE scheduled events, while also being able to stay, dine, shop, and take advantage of everything the Gaylord Opryland has to offer all within the same exceptional luxury facility.  

We are pleased to offer all attendees both a discounted event registration fee and a very competitive government per diem room rate which we are able to offer to all NVSBE attendees, whether they are a government, non-profit, or industry participant.  Government per diem rate for Nashville in December is $223 per room per night.  This negotiated NVSBE group rate is discounted below the advertised standard room rate (which starts at $264 per night and goes up depending on room type) or Marriott Rewards Member rate (which starts at $259 per night and goes up depending on room night).  In order to offer this competitive room rate and keep registration costs comparable with previous NVSBE pricing, we needed to commit to a large room block at the Gaylord Opryland for the duration of the event.  As such, it is important for us to ensure every room within our room block is filled.  

While attendees can certainly choose to stay at other hotels in Nashville, they will be required to pay the additional registration pricing in order to offset the additional costs the NVSBE event organizers would pay for unused hotel rooms at the Gaylord Opryland.  They will also be responsible for their own transportation between the hotel they choose and the Gaylord Opryland, plus any applicable parking fees.  More importantly, we believe that a decision to stay anywhere else other than the Gaylord Opryland will truly limit the full experience and enjoyment of NVSBE attendees because they will not be able to benefit from all of the amazing amenities that this luxury resort has to offer.

For those attendees who would prefer to use their Marriott Rewards Membership to either obtain a room at a discounted Member rate or to use their Rewards Points to reserve their room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, they are certainly welcome to do so without incurring the additional $200 registration fee.  They must reserve their own room through the Marriott reservations website or phone number (rooms and rates will be depending on availability as determined by the Gaylord Opryland).  


  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • On-site parking fee: $27 daily
  • Valet parking fee: $40 daily

Resort Fee

The prevailing resort fee is $20.00 per room per night.  This fee will be waived with valid government ID.  This fee will cover several amenities, including:

  • High speed in-room wireless internet access
  • Unlimited local and domestic long-distance calls
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat and The Inn at Opryland
  • Fitness center access
  • Bottled water (2 daily), replenished once daily with housekeeping service
  • Daily credit of up to $10 per room towards dry cleaning (credit is not cumulative through stay)
  • Gaylord spring golf links practice range access, daily bucket of balls and shuttle
  • Wildhorse Saloon cover charge for up to 4 guests (some restrictions apply)
  • Opry Mills Savings Passport worth hundreds of dollars in additional savings


The nearest airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA).  BNA is located 8.3 miles north of Gaylord Opryland.

Hotel Airport Shuttle

The hotel offers daily round-trip shuttle service from the Nashville Airport to the hotel. Purchase tickets in advance online, or upon arrival to the airport, find the Gaylord Opryland Welcome Desk on the lower level of the airport between the two escalators. An agent will assist with travel needs and ticket purchase, or guests can use the resort kiosk, which is located at the welcome desk.

  • Shuttle departs Gaylord Opryland daily from 7am – 6pm (departs every 30 minutes).
  • Cost:  $35 per person, round-trip fare
  • Guests 65 and older receive a discounted rate of $32 for round-trip fares
  • Click here to book:
  • For additional information, please call: +1 615 883-2211

Estimated Taxi Fare

$30 each way

Driving Directions

Exit the airport onto Interstate 40 West. Follow Interstate 40 West to exit 215B and merge onto TN-155 North/Briley Parkway. Continue on Briley Parkway to exit 12 for McGavock Pike toward Opryland Hotel/Convention Center/Music Valley Drive. Merge onto McGavock Pike, then turn left at Music Valley Drive towards Opryland Dr. The hotel is on the left.