Graystone Quarry

Rick and Nancy McEachern [center], Graystone Quarry employees, members of Williamson Inc., county, and Thompson's Station officials celebrate the ribbon cutting of Graystone Quarry.

A new event venue has opened in Thompson’s Station with a unique history. Formerly a limestone quarry – turned event venue – Graystone Quarry sat derelict for 50 years until owners Nancy and Rick McEachern found the site on GoogleEarth in 2013.

“We were looking for a place to build a business and a community to join with …we thought this was a special place,” Rick said.

“But it was a special place where you had to look past a few things.”

While the quarry sat vacant, it had been used as a dumpsite for construction materials and trash. After 900 tons of trash was removed from the property, the McEacherns could finally begin to unearth the quarry’s potential as an event venue.

“It started to become prettier,” Rick said.

“We hope [Graystone Quarry] will be one of the prettiest places in Tennessee and where new memories are made. We’re doing everything we can to make sure anyone who comes out has an experience that is going to last a life time.”

With a natural waterfall as a backdrop, the event venue is now available for concerts, weddings, corporate parties, and other events. According to Graystone Quarry Business Development and Financial Director Amanda McEachern, the venue is booked every Saturday through 2017 for weddings, but the venue is still available on Fridays and Sundays.

For more information, visit www.graystonequarry.com

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