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Sunsphere Events

Knoxville, TN View map
4.4 out of 5 rating
6 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sunsphere Events is an iconic wedding venue with plenty to offer. Built as a symbolic gesture during the 1982 World's Fair, this structure has now stood tall for decades. The venue measures a height of 266 feet, its hexagonal steel truss supporting the 75-foot golden glass sphere atop it. Inside, hosts and their guests can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains. Truly unforgettable, this location is both unique and easily accessible via parking at the nearby Locust Street garage.

Facilities and Capacity

Two floors within Sunsphere Events offer ample space for wedding hosts to hold their exciting occasion. The sixth floor is suitable for occasions hosting 180 seated guests, or 350 standing ones. It boasts three flat-screen televisions, computer-compatible hookups, a stereo, a microphone, a USB player, and a podium. WiFi is also accessible throughout. The eighth floor holds similar amenities, scaled down for smaller, cozier events. In total, it can accommodate 80 seated guests and 150 standing event-goers. From proposal to reception and beyond, Sunsphere Events is pleased to be the backdrop for it all.

Services Offered

While here, couples may avail of various services. These include a dedicated venue representative, table and chair rentals, audiovisual equipment use, and the provision of numerous event decor pieces. Should couples have a custom idea in mind, they are encouraged to discuss this with their venue representative to determine how their wishes might be accommodated. Those hosting a catered occasion that includes alcohol will have the opportunity to hire Sunsphere Event's preferred caterer, Rosa's Catering. Rosa's Catering provides venue-approved, ABC-licensed bartending services, even when couples supply their own wine, beer, or spirit selections. To make things convenient for all sorts of preferences, Rosa's Caterings can set up cash bars on request. Accommodated functions can range from bridal showers to anniversaries and beyond, providing options for personalization and more. With pleasant customer service combined with historic relevance and breathtaking views, Sunsphere Events can be the ideal celebration location for any couple.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$3,000

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

$2,700

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?

$5,500

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

$4,950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Tables

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
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    Megan B. Married on 06/27/2020
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    Iconic, beautiful, perfect! Highly recommend!

    I cannot recommend Sunsphere Events enough! I got married here in June 2020 (yes, a challenging time for a wedding). Donna and the staff were so helpful and accommodating, both leading up to the big day and during the wedding. Such an iconic place to get married, it was truly beautiful! Highly, highly, highly recommend!!

    Sunsphere Events's reply:

    We were so happy to be a part of your special day. You made a beautiful bride. Thank you for trusting us!
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    Courtney W. Married on 02/29/2020
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    Iconic Venue

    Beautiful evening at an iconic venue. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

    Sunsphere Events's reply:

    Thank you Courtney. You and Matt have such a beautiful family and so much to look forward to. Sunsphere Events is grateful for the chance to be a part of yours and Matt's special day.
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Getting married during the pandemic? Sunsphere Events can offer you special pricing for a Miniature Matrimony. You and two witnesses can be present at your ceremony in the sky at the top of the Sunsphere. Choose from the below services:

1 Hour Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for $1,195

1 Hour Thursday or Sunday for $1,395

1 Hour Friday or Saturday before noon $1,595

2 Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for $1,995

2 Hours Thursday or Sunday for $2,195

2 Hours Friday or Saturday before noon $2,395

All packages include an officiant from Magnolia Matrimonies, Shanell Bledsoe Photography, and venue services provided by Sunsphere Events.

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810 W Clinch Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37902
865-922-8787

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Sunsphere Events frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sunsphere Events?

Sunsphere Events includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Sunsphere Events in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sunsphere Events for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sunsphere Events for wedding events?

Sunsphere Events offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sunsphere Events offer?

Sunsphere Events offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sunsphere Events offer for wedding events?

Sunsphere Events offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sunsphere Events have available for wedding events?

Sunsphere Events offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sunsphere Events and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sunsphere Events is recommended by 83% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.5 in average response time, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in flexibility and 4.3 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Sunsphere Events offer?

Sunsphere Events currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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