Sunsphere Events

810 W Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Sunsphere Events

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.

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8th floor Sweetheart table
8th floor Sweetheart table
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8th floor cocktail area
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8th floor DJ station
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Views, Sunsphere 8th floor
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6 Reviews for Sunsphere Events

Recommended by 89% of couples


4.4 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Megan B. · Married on 06/27/2020

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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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!!

    Sent on 12/15/2020

    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!
  • Courtney

    Courtney W. · Married on 02/29/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
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    Iconic Venue

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

    Sent on 04/02/2020

    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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Sunsphere Events Pricing

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Sunsphere Events FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2700
  • 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?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 4950
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Set Up
    Tables
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Miniature Matrimony

    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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    865-344-5890 (Phone number)
    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.