Our Environment. Our Backyard.


Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award Logo
The Venue is honored to receive the Governor’s Award for Environment Stewardship for Natural Resources. The beautiful, natural quarry we can all enjoy now wasn’t always that way. The venue took extraordinary and careful measures to clear out years of overgrowth and invasive species, keep heritage trees, and used native plantings for our additional landscaping. The goal was also to preserve green space and maintain a rural look from all surrounding roads. “We are proud to recognize those who work diligently to protect Tennessee’s unmatched beauty and natural resources,” Bill Lee said. “They [the Venue] exemplify a commitment to conservation and responsible stewardship, and we commend them for their excellent work.”

Leading the way in land & waterway reclamation

This reclaimed Limestone quarry was once filled with 900 tons of junk. We crushed the cement culverts leftover from Highway 65 construction through Williamson County and built our roads out of them. We recycled almost 250 tires and stacks of wire. We cleaned ponds and trails and made this a pristine, park like venue – literally tons better than we found it.

Leading the way in Plastic Free & Zero Landfill

We have a solid commitment and an ambitious plan for keeping waste out of local landfills! Our beverages are served in infinitely recyclable aluminum – including being one of the first venues to break tradition with plastic water bottles and serve all water in BPA free aluminum bottles. Your delicious food is served in compostable packaging including bar cups and utensils that are corn and plant based and all paper and cardboard is compostable. Two waste containers – one for aluminum and one for compostable items, making it simpler than ever for you feel good about your contribution to the planet.

Leading the way in Local Support

We buy local when possible, supporting our area farms, artisans and small businesses, and reducing our carbon footprint. Recipes highlight ingredients from ethical and sustainable TN farms. Leftover food is be donated to community causes. Non-profits have opportunities to raise funds.

This is our yard, our neighborhood – and for many of our visitors, it’s yours, too. We’re thrilled to partner with our guests to keep it beautiful and leave it better than we found it.