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Common House Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
10 reviews
$13k - $20k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$13k - $20k For 100 Guests

Common House Chattanooga is a modern social club and wedding venue in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Housed in the historic 1920s YMCA and bookable by both members and non-members alike, this destination offers a unique setting for milestone events. Whether your dream occasion is an intimate soirée or a grand celebration, Common House will help bring your vision to life.

Facilities and Capacity

The property offers picturesque private event spaces for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. Couples are invited to choose from our three event spaces or pair them all together to create a natural flow: a ceremony in the Garden, cocktail hour in Pennybacker, and reception in Ruby Hall. Ruby Hall, the flagship venue, accommodates parties from 20 to 300+, where natural lighting, exposed brick, and chandeliers fill the space with a rare ambiance. The mezzanine level gives newlyweds a bird's-eye view of their celebration, and the built-in stage provides a natural location for a live band or DJ. Pennybacker is a more intimate gathering space, providing a unique setting for first looks, cocktail hours, or even ceremonies. Use it as a stop on your itinerary, or plan your entire day around its grand beams and original tile work. Finally, for a breath of fresh air, the Garden is your spot. Host on-site ceremonies, cocktail hours, and outdoor parties for up to 250 seated or 300+ for a cocktail-style reception. The venue also offers six on-site guest rooms and a luxurious Bridal Suite, providing the perfect space for you and your wedding party to stay and prepare for the festivities.

Services Offered

Grounded in quality and service, the essence of Common House is brought to every event, custom tailored to meet any need. Whether you’re looking to host a gathering for 20 or a party for 300+, Common House will bring your ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers to life from start to finish. Private events at Common House include:

  • In-house catering
  • Sommelier-curated wines
  • Modern furniture
  • Full bar services
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Professional waitstaff

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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    Maki O. Married on 10/15/2022
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    10/10 Venue - Highly Recommend!

    My husband and I had very high expectations for our wedding weekend and I am happy to share that Common House exceeded them across the board. Everything about our three events came together seamlessly, largely due to the hospitality and hard work of everyone at Common House.

    Our wedding weekend started with rehearsal dinner and welcome drinks on Friday. The rehearsal dinner on Friday was beautifully set and the food was phenomenal. We selected the family style option, which I highly recommend. The format makes the meal more interactive and it lets individuals take as much as they would like. There was more than enough food and the Common House staff was highly attentive to making sure everyone had what they needed. I forgot to inform Common House of two allergies before the rehearsal dinner and they accommodated both requests in real time (and both guests loved what they were served!). The welcome drinks took place in the Garden and the setting could not have been more perfect. Common House set up the fire pit and put out space heaters, and arranged the space in a way that worked perfectly for our ~100 guests on Friday evening.

    On Saturday, our cocktail hour took place in the Garden before our ~130 guests headed upstairs to Ruby Hall for dinner and dancing. The reception was incredible because everything was taken care of, from the space set up to the drinks to the food. My husband and I cared a lot about having no lines at the bar, and Common House made sure to keep the bar moving quickly and having wine passed during Cocktail Hour. The food at our reception was also family style, which our guests loved. Everyone who came to the wedding commented on how good the food was. While we expected the food to be fantastic because we had eaten at the Common House restaurant, we were really pleased that the quality was just as high when served for 130 guests. Ruby Hall was an incredible space for dancing - we had a nine-piece band on the stage and we could not have had a better time dancing with our friends and family.

    Our wedding weekend wrapped up with a brunch in the Garden on Sunday. The space set up and the food on Sunday was just as excellent as it had been on Friday and Saturday. The garden looked beautiful and the Common House staff made sure everything went smoothly.

    Overall, we could not believe how much fun we had at our wedding. Thanks to the team at Common House, we felt cared for and we rest assured knowing every detail was in place to make it a huge success. We love Common House and cannot wait to celebrate more occasions in the beautiful space!
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    Christina B. Married on 10/01/2022
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    Rehearsal Dinner at Common House (Pennybacker Room)

    I highly recommend Common House! My son’s rehearsal dinner was held in the Pennybacker Room at CH on 9/30/2022. Rebecca and her entire staff were simply awesome. Neither my son, his new bride, nor I currently live in the Chattanooga area. We worked with Rebecca remotely (I met with her once in person before the event). She went over every last detail with me and her recommendations were spot on. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is incredibly efficient and responsive. The food—oh my goodness—the food was simply delicious. I can’t think of a single criticism or complaint. I am so grateful that my son and his new wife selected CH as our rehearsal dinner venue. I’m not being paid to write this—know it sounds too good to be true—I’m just one very happy mother of the groom!!
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Team

Rebecca Ellington
Rebecca Ellington
Director of Events

An Arkansas native, Rebecca is a natural-born event planner, bringing a keen eye for detail and a deep love for people to every celebration. A leader in the industry, she specializes in weddings. Creative and detail-oriented, Rebecca is known for making each client's dream event into a reality.

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Common House Chattanooga frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Common House Chattanooga?

Common House Chattanooga includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Common House Chattanooga, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Common House Chattanooga includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Common House Chattanooga, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Common House Chattanooga includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Common House Chattanooga in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Common House Chattanooga for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Common House Chattanooga for wedding events?

Common House Chattanooga offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Common House Chattanooga offer?

Common House Chattanooga offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Common House Chattanooga offer for wedding events?

Common House Chattanooga offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Common House Chattanooga have available for wedding events?

Common House Chattanooga offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Common House Chattanooga and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Common House Chattanooga is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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