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.
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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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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Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunsphere Events frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sunsphere Events?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
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- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sunsphere Events for wedding events?
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Sunsphere Events offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Sunsphere Events offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Get Ready Rooms
- Set Up
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- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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