2014 Great Futures Luncheon At Puckett’s Columbia Event Space March 26

Where do great futures start? Puckett’s, of course 😉

Join us Wednesday, March 26, in the Puckett’s Columbia Events Space for the 2014 Great Futures Luncheon, presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., we’ll be celebrating the great futures ahead for the youth of the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County with community leaders and guest speakers, including Rudy Kalis—WSMV-TV’s Emmy award-winning sportscaster, y’all!

Mr. Kalis will share his inspirational story of coming from humble beginnings—sailing into New York Harbor as a German immigrant with his family at age 5, unable to speak a word of English—to becoming one of the most well-known and beloved sportscasters in the field.

Our own Andy Marshall will emcee this exciting program featuring heartfelt testimonies by Boys & Girls Club members about the challenges the club has helped them to overcome.

Participants will also have the opportunity to share lunch with club members, and get to know some of the amazing kids one-on-one.

And you know we’ll be serving up a delicious Puckett’s lunch featuring some of our Southern classics: cherry-smoke BBQ pulled pork, oven-roasted herb chicken, creamed potatoes with buttermilk gravy, Southern style green beans, tangy and sweet cabbage coleslaw, homemade baked beans and banana puddin’ for dessert!

The kids will have business cards showing their goals for the future ready to share with their guests. And y’all be sure to bring some nuggets of wisdom from your own experiences to share with the kids!

If you would like to help open the door to a great future for Maury County’s youth, individual tickets are still available for $250 per person. Reserve your seat today by emailing Robyn Boshers at rboshers@bgcmaury.com.

Puckett’s Columbia Event Space is located at 15 Public Square, Columbia, Tenn., upstairs from the Puckett’s Columbia restaurant.


Be Real. Get Local. Whiskey Tasting Tour At Puckett’s Franklin

Come guess me this riddle, what beats pipes and fiddle,

What’s hotter than mustard and milder than cream?

What best wets your whistle, is clearer than crystal,

What’s sweeter than honey and stronger than steam?

It’s whiskey, y’all, and we’ll be celebrating it at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin on Monday, March 17 for a “Be Real. Get Local. Whiskey Tasting Tour!”

Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to sip on some of our favorite regional whiskeys: Gentleman Jack, George Dickel No. 8, Old Hickory, Corsair Triple Smoke, Grandaddy Mimms and Collier and McKeel among them!

Tickets are $35 per person and include a series of themed appetizer pairings, like: smoked & sliced pork belly with grilled pineapple, moonshine glaze and bourbon candied walnuts; grilled BBQ chicken on a house-made flatbread with fresh arugula and tobacco onions; and a BBQ cheese plate.

We’ll also be hosting giveaways throughout the event—y’all won’t want to miss this!

To make your reservation, call (615) 794-5527.


Celebrate Fat Tuesday At Puckett’s Boat House March 4

Fat Tuesday’s right around the corner, which means it’s time for a Cajun celebration, y’all!

Puckett’s Boat House will be celebrating Mardi Gras Tuesday, March 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We’ll have a crawfish/shrimp boil alongside our regular menu items.

The party will feature the band Jumbo Shrimp—a group of seasoned musicians bringing a mix of Cajun, Reggae and Rock ‘n’ Roll music to the stage.

Jumbo Shrimp

So break out your beads and head on down to Puckett’s Boat House for a trip down the Bayou with us!

Puckett’s Boat House is located at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Make your reservation at 615.790.2309


Columbia Event Space: Open House Celebration

JCP Puckett-010-web

Decades (and decades) ago, the second floor of the Porter-Walker Building in Historic Downtown Columbia, Tenn., was used as a showroom for farm equipment: think tractors, and lots of ‘em.

Fast-forward to Feb. 6, 2014—and that space looks a whole lot different than John Deere green. Over the last year Puckett’s has transformed the 7,500 square-foot space into a romantic, raw event space… aptly named Columbia Event Space!

Last Thursday, our team held an open house party to celebrate those community members who’ve helped us along the way. Here’s a behind-the-scene look at how the bash looked:

Image a big open room of exposed brick and rough wooden beams. Now picture that area spotted with old antiques—like a giant Cadillac billboard plucked from an old Tennessee field—carefully curated by local picker William Powell.

JCP Puckett-007-web

To really spice up the space, we brought high-back white leather furniture, which Event Designer Laurie DeAnne Hardman says allowed for comfort and easy conversation. Silver and moss green linens accented long tables and cross-back chairs; whiskey barrels acted as silver tops with high back-bar stools.

JCP Puckett-006-web

Guests were entertained by live music from the Ham family band, and dug into the catered Puckett’s spread: think the Southern food we’re known for, alongside elevated dishes that our chefs are just as skilled at whipping up.

To start off, folks nibbled on passed Hors d’oeuvres the likes of fried pimento cheese with moonshine pepper jelly; country ham and buttermilk cornbread; bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp. Later, they dined at our chef-attended grits station that was a smorgasbord of pick-your-own stone-ground grits, asiago cream sauce, creole sauce, mushrooms, pimentos, catfish, sausage and oh so much more!

And we can’t forget the biscuit bar–people were surrounding that table all night long! Puckett’s southern style and sweet potato biscuits could be paired with fresh apple butter, peach preserves tomato jam, bacon jam strawberry preserves, marshmallow cream, candied pecans, and house-made chocolate sauce! Yep, we were certainly “jammin!”

JCP Puckett-015-web

All in all, it was one rockin’ night that portrayed what Columbia Event Space is all about—a raw space that you can make your own, in a laid-back and historical setting.

Scroll to the bottom to see more photos from the night. If you’re interested in booking the space, call (931) 490-4550 for further questions

The details:

Holds: Seats 250 for a seated dinner; 350 for a reception-style, mixed seating.

Great For: weddings, corporate gatherings, graduation and birthday parties, and music events.

Preferred Planner: Laurie DeAnne Hardman of Laurie DeAnne Events

*SPECIAL* Book an event for the month of February, March or April, and receive $500 off a weekday rental and $1,000 off a Saturday rental (offer good through the end of April).

Thank you to those vendors who helped us make it one great night: 

Event Designer

Laurie DeAnne Hardman of Laurie DeAnne Events


Puckett’s Events and Catering 




Southern Event Rental 


Ham Family

Custom Lighting

105 Design Studio


Johnathon Campbell Photography


JCP Puckett-002-web

JCP Puckett-009-web

JCP Puckett-011-web

JCP Puckett-020-web

JCP Puckett-014-web

JCP Puckett-016-web

JCP Puckett-049-web

JCP Puckett-051-web

JCP Puckett-052-web

JCP Puckett-024-web

JCP Puckett-026-web

JCP Puckett-031-web

JCP Puckett-034-web

JCP Puckett-041-web

JCP Puckett-058-web



Plenty Of Fish In The Sea Party At Puckett’s Boat House Feb. 14

Tired of hearing your friends gush over their Valentine’s Day date plans? So are we. That’s why Puckett’s Boat House is hosting a Plenty of Fish in the Sea singles event this Valentine’s Day.

Join us in our Baitshop bar this Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 pm. Tickets are $35 for guys, $30 for ladies, and include two drinks and a spread of your favorite Boat House appetizers. We’ll also have live music courtesy of Raven Cliff starting at 8 pm. See y’all there!

Puckett’s Boat House is located at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tenn.

Plenty of Fish in the Sea