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Knoxville-Area Banquet Facilities Ranked According to Banquet-Style Seating Capacity1
Rank
'18
Banquet facilityPhone
Website
Corporate e-mail
Seating capacity2
No. meeting rooms
On-site caterer?
Facility amenities
Top local executive
Year founded
1Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-690-0103
rothchildknoxville.com
susan@rothchildcatering.com
800
8
Yes
60,000 sq. ft. fully-equipped facility with on-site catering, customizable menus
Susan Rothchild
President
1980
2The Venue at Lenoir City
7690 Creekwood Park Blvd.
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865-816-0334
venuelc.com
info@VenueLC.com
700
5
No
19,000 square feet of premium event space, large ballroom; tables, chairs, AV and other amenities included in rental; multiple meeting spaces and open break-out areas, covered outdoor patio and garden area, private bridal suite, 21 WiFi hotspots (free Internet connectivity), commercial catering kitchen
Allison Sousa
Director
2017
3The Foundry on the Fair Site
747 Worlds Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-546-8656
foundonfair.com
foundonfair.com
550
4
Yes
150-year-old, Civil War-era building restored for the 1982 Worlds Fair; main room can be subdivided into four rooms, two full kitchens; all food prepared on site
Marianne Greene
President, owner
1992
4The Park Pavilion
525 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-934-3291
parkpavilionknoxville.com
NA
500
16
Yes
Located on the historic 1982 World’s Fair Park site downtown, 16 sectioned event parlours and ballrooms, state-of-the-art AV services; tables, chairs and linens incl. in rental, on- and off-site catering available, in-house bar services, adjacent to the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park and Knoxville’s only luxury hotel, THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel
NA
NA
2015
5Bridgewater Place Premier Catering & Events
205 Bridgewater Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-247-6071
bridgewaterplacetn.com
events@bwptn.com
450
8
Yes
33,000 sq. ft. facility, A/V equipment, tables, chairs, linens and décor in house, chef team available to customize event menu
Stefanie Hess
Managing partner
2013
6The Reserve at Bluebird Hill
1411 Midway Road
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865-567-6816
knoxvilleweddingvenue.com
reserveatbluebirdhill@gmail.com
350
2
No
5,500 sq. ft. facility on 75-acres, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a 50’’ flat screen TV and DVD player, gardens with views of the Smoky Mountains, stonepit firepit, bridal suite, kitchen, free parking
Beth Brinson
Director of operations
2012
6The Jackson Terminal
213 W. Jackson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-521-1300
jackson-terminal.com
Sales@alloccasioncatering.com
350
2
Yes
Original, open wood rafters and exposed bricks, indoor and outdoor space available with seating for up to 350 guests with a separate ceremony space available, customized catering menus
NA
NA
2015
8Lighthouse Knoxville
6800 Baum Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-247-6072
lighthouseknoxville.com
info@lighthouseknoxville.com
250
4
Yes
Full service banquet facility overlooking a large pond, on-site catering and bar services
Jacque Clowers
General manager
2012
9Relix Variety Theater
1208 N. Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-898-0066
relixvariety.com
booking@relixvariety.com
225
1
Yes
Full service facility with catering and event planning services
NA
NA
2009
10The Capitol Theatre
127 W. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37801
865-980-1966
bookthecapitol.com
info@bookthecapitol.com
200
NA
NA
Unique, Hollywood 1920's-style private event venue
Haley Schweitzer
Event director
NA
10Jubilee Banquet Facility
6700 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-938-2112
jubileebanquet.com
jubilee@jubileebanquet.com
200
7
Yes
Multiple rooms in a variety of sizes; space includes tables, chairs, table settings, linens, centerpieces; full A/V equipment in every room, on-site event coordinator, full catering services, free parking and Wi-Fi
Allison Morton
Manager
2007
12The Southern Station
306 W. Depot Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-249-7808
southernstationtn.com
events@southernstationtn.com
170
2
Yes
Downtown location, 145 on-site parking spaces; bistro, winery and event venue
Linn Slocum
President
2007
13Ruth's Chris Steak House
950 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915
865-546-4696
ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/knoxville/private-events
salesknoxville@ruthschris.com
130
4
Yes
Upscale private dining rooms, signature menu featuring 500° sizzling plates and award-winning wine list, lagniappe service
Shawna Frazier
Sales manager
2007
14AOC Banquet Hall
922 N. Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-521-1300
alloccasioncatering.com
sales@alloccasioncatering.com
60
1
Yes
Private event space with parking and Wi-Fi, customizable menus
NA
NA
2005
15Historic Westwood
3425 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-523-8008
knoxheritage.org
info@knoxheritage.org
30
2
No
Historic home built in 1890 and updated with modern amenities for events; large, flat manicured lawn for outdoor events
Molly Green
Events manager
19743
1 Indoor, enclosed seating; 2 Banquet seating; denotes largest indoor room; 3 Founding of Knox Heritage
Source: Individual facility representatives, facility websites. NA=not applicable or not available. List does not include private membership clubs. Knoxville-area covers Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebookoflists.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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