In a town best known for its college football and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Knoxville is fast becoming a hub for wedding venues. This city blends a little bit of country with a little bit of contemporary style. Couples celebrating a Knoxville wedding have a wide variety of choices now, from an old historic train station like the Southern Railway Station to a more lavish venue like the splashy 27th floor Club LeConte overlooking the Smokey Mountains and the Knoxville skyline. When it’s time to say “I Do”, these 24 venues in Knoxville will be ready for you.
1.The Central Collective
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The Central Collective is an urban mixed-use space for Knoxville’s creative community. This unique concept avails couples of the artistic expertise of the community for their wedding. Their in-house services include event coordination, event styling, in-house photography (Poynter Photo Company), and catering. Use of the collective’s services supports the members. Venue amenities include the collective’s common space, a full kitchen, and access to a rooftop deck. The quaint venue is the perfect location for an intimate ceremony and small reception. Small Event rentals are for up to 30 guests, and Large Event rentals are for up to 100 guests. Outside catering is allowed.
923 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-236-1590
2.BAPA: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts & Events
© BAPA: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts & Events
Broadway Academy of Performing Arts and Events Center is a unique wedding venue in Knoxville. This is the perfect space for the couple with a flair for the dramatic, or those wishing to host a vintage wedding. Broadway offers an Old Hollywood ambiance with gleaming hardwood floors, brass chandeliers, and plush Persian carpets. Couples can choose the Green Studio at 800 square feet for an intimate gathering, the Red or Gold Studios for larger weddings, or they can rent the entire 6000-square-foot event space for a grand affair. Their Wedding In A Box package includes the entire event space, tables and chairs, and reception for 100 guests.
706 North Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-776-2739
© Bridgewater Place
Located in West Knoxville, Bridgewater Place offers an idyllic setting for receptions and ceremonies. This 33,000-square-foot space is the proud home of The Kingston, its grand ballroom. The space is able to accommodate 400 guests banquet style, has a wraparound second story catwalk, and features beautiful hardwood flooring. This venue’s wedding packages include services like digital and sound video equipment, a new lighting system, ample on-site parking, wireless Internet, an immaculate suite for the Bridal party, and an event management specialist. This venue is an ideal space for the couple who is looking for a premier event space.
205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-247-6071
4.Chez Lily Events
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Chez Lily Events in Knoxville is a quaint pavilion that has been hosting receptions and ceremonies for almost 10 years. Their capable staff will coordinate all the details with the couple to ensure they and their guests have a memorable experience. This rustic pavilion features a stone fireplace, high ceilings, and wood beams. Chez Lily Events can also host outdoor ceremonies to a couple’s liking. Services that are offered by this venue include catering, DJ, flowers, decorations, lighting, photography, event design, equipment, valet, and videographer. This warm and inviting space is ideal for the couple that wants a cozy, personal ceremony.
7009 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-947-0410
© Club LeConte
Club LeConte in Knoxville, a recipient of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, is located the First Tennessee Plaza Building. It’s been host to a variety of receptions and ceremonies. This 27th floor space offers panoramic views of the Smokey Mountains and all of Knoxville’s downtown area through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue is able to accommodate 170 seated guests for a reception and ceremony. They provide services like set up and clean up, tables, chairs, linens, champagne toast, day-of coordinator, glassware, silverware, coat check room, and Bride’s and Groom’s dressing areas. This is elegant venue for the couple looking for a lavish ceremony.
800 South Gay Street 27th Floor, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-523-0405
© Dara's Garden
Dara’s Garden in South Knoxville, a five-time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner, offers a perfect ceremony space in numerous ideal settings. The venue offers seven event spaces to accommodate nearly any type of ceremony. One space, the Tent Pavilion, is aglow with chandelier and twinkle lighting for evening wedding. It includes stone walkways that lead to the pavilion, and is surrounded by flower beds. The backyard features bright flowers surrounding a gorgeous antique fountain. The services this venue offers are set up and clean up, pre-ceremony dressing rooms, tables, linens, and chairs. This venue is an ideal choice for nature lovers.
2637 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-609-3272
© Gilreath Farms
Spanning nearly 160 acres of luscious farmland, Gilreath Farms outside Knoxville, Tennessee, offers three venues for receptions and weddings. The Gilreath Farms Estate is a renovated dairy farm with gorgeous scenery and water features. It’s perfect for a rustic wedding. The Stables at Gilreath Farm is a second location featuring a beautifully renovated historic horse stable. A country-chic or casual wedding would work well here. The third venue is the recently added Pond’erosa Estate with a large pond, two cabins, a rustic barn, and beautiful open fields. It’s perfect for a casual outdoor wedding. Tents, tables, and chairs are available to rent.
5716 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-219-2634
© Hilton Knoxville
Hilton Knoxville provides word-class space for receptions, rehearsal dinners, and wedding ceremonies in the business district of downtown Knoxville. This venue provides a catering team member to help plan the perfect ceremony. They have both outdoor and indoor settings making it a versatile option to host your ceremony. Guests will love that this venue is also close to the World’s Fair Park, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Tennessee Theatre. Hilton Knoxville wedding services include private dressing rooms, a ceremony area, an indoor/outdoor event space, handicap accessibility, and a reception area. It’s an ideal choice for the couple who just wants to enjoy their day without fretting the details.
501 West Church Street, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 855-680-3243
9.Historic Ramsey House
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The Historic Ramsey House in Knoxville was first built in 1797. Now a museum, it allows guests to see what early Tennessee life was like. It’s also a brilliant choice for hosting receptions and ceremonies. The venue provides an event planner to help the couple with their wedding plan. Historic Ramsey House has several spaces from which to choose, including indoor and outdoor locations. Wedding packages include chairs, tables, a staging kitchen, lanterns, centerpieces, décor, easels, chalkboards, a room for the groom’s party, and a cottage for the Bride’s party. This is an ideal venue for the couple who wants to be a part of Tennessee history.
2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-546-0745
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10.Knoxville Museum of Art
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The Knoxville Museum of Art provides not only great exhibits from Eastern Tennessee artists, but high-quality accommodations for receptions and ceremonies of all sizes. This venue is arguably the most beautiful space in the city with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the World’s Fair Park, pristine new terrazzo covering the two upstairs floors, and pink Tennessee marble finishes. They have indoor and outdoor space for any size ceremony. Wedding services include set-up and clean-up, a prep kitchen, dance area, tables, and chairs. This venue is perfect for art lovers and those looking to host an elegant wedding.
1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-525-6101
© Lighthouse Knoxville
Lighthouse Knoxville in West Knoxville was originally a restaurant over 40 years ago. This venue has been remodeled and upgraded to bring its nostalgic ambience into the here and now. The Lighthouse has large decks and outdoor space allowing for receptions, wedding dinners, and wedding ceremonies. The interior of this venue features large pane windows, high beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors. Provided services include set-up and clean-up, tables, chairs, glassware, flatware, and a suite for the bridal party. This idyllic venue is perfect for the couple hosting a rustic-chic or vintage wedding, or for those wanting an outdoor wedding.
6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-247-6072
© Relix Variety
Relix Variety, located in downtown Knoxville, has been hosting weddings since 2009. This 5,000-square foot venue features 30-foot-high wood ceilings, exposed brick, large windows, and light grey walls, giving the urban space a surprising charm. It can accommodate up to 300 guests, and provides a full commercial kitchen, two concrete bars, an outdoor patio, private suite and loft, 18-foot screen and projection system, chairs, tables, linens, and private parking. They can also provide catering and floral design for those who want it. Relix Variety is ideal for couples looking for a versatile urban space, or those hosting a vintage wedding.
1208 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-313-0720
13.Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
© Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
Rothchild Catering and Conference Center has been providing the Knoxville area with space for special events for over 35 years. This family-owned business is truly hands-on, so for couples who don’t know where to start, this is the venue for them. They not only provide a center to host receptions, rehearsal dinners, and ceremonies, but they also provide wedding catering services for couples who’ve chosen another venue in the region. Couples can choose from nine rooms in the center depending on event size, the largest being 12,000 square feet and the smallest 550 square feet. They provide an array of event services.
8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-690-0103
14.Southern Railway Station
© Southern Railway Station
Built in 1903, the Southern Railway Station in downtown Knoxville shows off its historic charm. This elegant venue takes couples back in time with its timeless ambience. Couples can expect vintage railway cars, a master staircase, and two elegant ballrooms. The interior design of the Samuel Spencer Ballroom features, hardwood floors, wood columns and a romantic fireplace. The Southern Ballroom showcases raised ceilings, Tiffany lights, and large pane windows. Wedding amenities include tables, chairs, parking, and a suite for the Bridal party. This is an ideal venue for the couple looking to host an elegant wedding.
306 West Depot Avenue, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-249-7808
15.The Grande Event Center
© The Grande Event Center
The Grand Event Center in Knoxville is a local institution when it comes to fun, easy to access banquet facilities. The center has eight banquet rooms for hosting weddings of any size. The smallest banquet room can accommodate up to 40 guests, and the largest – the Dagwood Grand Ballroom – has the capacity for 650 guests. There are a number of services offered by this venue like plated or buffet catering, set up and clean up, an event planner, dance floors, tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces, bartenders, cash and open bars, and parking. The Grand Event Center is an ideal venue for nearly every couple.
5441 Clinton Highway, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-243-3100
16.The Mill & Mine
© The Mill & Mine
Located in Knoxville Tennessee’s historic downtown area, The Mill and Mine is an exceptional space for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. This venue has rustic features like exposed brick walls, wood beam ceilings with steel rails and large skylights, and gleaming hardwood floors. It has lighting and sound systems that are state-of-the-art, and space enough to accommodate 450 guests. The Mill & Mine has full lounge/bar service, fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi/Internet, in-house catering, convenient parking, dressing rooms that are fully furnished, and a covered patio. This is an ideal venue for the couple wanting to host an epic wedding bash with phenomenal acoustics, and to be able to be inside or outside.
227 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-523-2665
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17.The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm
© The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm
Located minutes from downtown Knoxville, The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm offers Tennessean’s a location that showcases the versatility of the area. This venue offers couples waterfront and enclosed Pavilion spaces to hold wedding ceremonies and receptions. Sparkling Bluegrass Lake fringed with a white sand beach sits behind the Pavilion creating an unbeatable view. The Pavilion itself is 4,800 square feet with floor to ceiling windows that let in natural light. Amenities provided at this venue are set-up and clean-up, a bridal suite, tables, chairs, linens, china, and flatware. This venue is ideal for couples who want to host an elegant or beach wedding.
9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-693-7733
18.The Press Room
Located in North Knoxville, The Press Room features an endless number of possibilities to make any ceremony a dream come true. This venue offers four distinct spaces for events, The Assembly, the 1923 loft, the Courtyard, and The Printer’s Lounge. Three of the spaces are indoor venues and the Courtyard is the lone outdoor space. Event coordinators are on hand to help guide the couple with their planning and use of event space. Wedding amenities include a dressing room, indoor and outdoor event space, and a reception area. This contemporary venue is ideal for couples’ who want to host historic, vintage, contemporary, or urban themed weddings.
730 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-544-4199
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© The Quarry
The Quarry in West Knoxville, provides a unique wedding destination surrounded by remnants of its past – an actual historic marble quarry. Knoxville, once known as “The Marble City,” historically drew its cultural identity from the area’s pink marble quarries. The Quarry has two stunning wedding venues, one indoors and one outdoors. The Terrazzo, a 1940 building made from the marble on this property, features wainscoting, stunning chandeliers, optional antique furnishings, and an expansive covered patio. The Canyon is the property’s outdoor wedding venue with soaring rock walls, a waterfall and pond, and a large patio with a grand walkway.
2320 Keller Bend Road, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-360-9557
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20.The River Vista Weddings and Event
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Located between Gatlinburg and downtown Knoxville, River Vista Wedding and Events is on the picturesque French Broad River. This wedding venue is the perfect place for an outdoor wedding with lots of scenic places for the ceremony, reception, and wedding photos. They built both a pavilion and a gazebo on the property overlooking the French Broad River. This venue offers space for rehearsal dinners, weddings, and wedding receptions. Amenities at River Vista include everything a couple needs for their big day, including rental equipment, photographers, catering, and DJs. Couples planning a country themed wedding, or an outdoor wedding of any style will appreciate this venue.
3559 Johnson Frazier Cem Road, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-257-2360
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21.The Stables at Hunter Valley Farms
© The Stables at Hunter Valley Farms
The Stables at Hunter Valley Farms are located in West Knoxville. The venue provides a completely renovated English-style riding stable for indoor weddings, and a spectacular woodland site complete with natural arbor and flagstone pathways for outdoor ceremonies. The property landscape is stunning and makes for fabulous wedding photos. Couples can choose all-inclusive wedding packages that are customizable, or a la carte services. Package amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen area for caterers, a suite for the bridal party, and ceremony/reception set up and clean up. Services include an event planner, transportation, lighting/sound, wedding cake service, and reception staff. This is the ideal venue for a country-chic wedding.
9111 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-693-7733
22.The Stables at Strawberry Creek
© The Stables at Strawberry Creek
Overlooking rolling hills and fresh-water springs on the outskirts of downtown Knoxville, The Stables at Strawberry Creek is a great venue for a country themed wedding. The venue offers indoor/outdoor facilities for receptions and wedding ceremonies. The indoor space features exposed wood beams, a steeple ceiling, and pendant lighting. This space can accommodate 250 guests and is ready for rainy days. Outdoor ceremonies take place under a stunning arbor. Wedding packages include a wedding coordinator, a suite for the bridal party, set up for table and chairs, liability insurance, and clean up.
Jhg733 McCubbins Road, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 979-777-0882
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23.Volunteer Princess Cruise
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Volunteer Princess is a luxury yacht offering year-round wedding services along the beautiful Knoxville riverfront. They offer rehearsal dinner and reception packages. This privately chartered 96-foot-long yacht has two climate-controlled decks that are fully enclosed and able to hold up to 80-guests. Wedding packages include a bridal party room, flower girl petals, groom’s boutonniere, and bridal bouquet. This venue provides white chair covers, a ceremony coordinator, a DJ, and simple chair setup. Additional optional upgrades include bridal party bouquets and corsages, chair ties, and the Captain as the Ceremony Officiant. This venue is perfect for a nautical-themed wedding.
956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-541-4556
Zoo Knoxville, a five-time WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award winner, offers a unique venue for weddings, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. This venue offers personal wedding coordinators that help guide couples with the decision-making. Helping couples decide which vendors to use is also part of the coordinators job. This venue offers Full-Service packages, or Reception-only packages. All packages include tables, folding chairs, setup and breakdown, lap length linens, parking, complimentary service for cake cutting, annual pass for the couple at Zoo Knoxville, and bridal party private dressing rooms. This venue is great for the couple looking for something a little different.
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-637-5331
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Knoxville
- The Central Collective, Photo: The Central Collective
- BAPA: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts & Events, Photo: BAPA: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts & Events
- Bridgewater Place, Photo: Bridgewater Place
- Chez Lily Events, Photo: Chez Lily Events
- Club LeConte, Photo: Club LeConte
- Dara's Garden, Photo: Dara's Garden
- Gilreath Farms, Photo: Gilreath Farms
- Hilton Knoxville, Photo: Hilton Knoxville
- Historic Ramsey House, Photo: Historic Ramsey House
- Knoxville Museum of Art, Photo: Knoxville Museum of Art
- Lighthouse Knoxville, Photo: Lighthouse Knoxville
- Relix Variety, Photo: Relix Variety
- Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, Photo: Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
- Southern Railway Station, Photo: Southern Railway Station
- The Grande Event Center, Photo: The Grande Event Center
- The Mill & Mine, Photo: The Mill & Mine
- The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, Photo: The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm
- The Press Room, Photo: farmuty/stock.adobe.com
- The Quarry, Photo: The Quarry
- The River Vista Weddings and Event, Photo: The River Vista Weddings and Event
- The Stables at Hunter Valley Farms, Photo: The Stables at Hunter Valley Farms
- The Stables at Strawberry Creek, Photo: The Stables at Strawberry Creek
- Volunteer Princess Cruise, Photo: Volunteer Princess Cruise
- Zoo Knoxville, Photo: digitalmagus/stock.adobe.com
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