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Reception
$240 starting price
Ceremony
$240 starting price
Reception
$240 starting price
Ceremony
$240 starting price

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Knoxville's first true arts center located in the heart of downtown's Arts District, the Emporium features 28,000 square feet of flexible use event space. Large glass windows provide ample natural light, exposing original wood beams, brick walls, and other historic elements.

The Emporium is available to individuals, non-profits, and other organizations for weddings, dinners, receptions, fundraisers, and more. Work with the caterers and vendors of your choosing!

Parking is plentiful and convenient in this ideal downtown event venue, which showcases regional artists year-round through changing exhibitions in the galleries.

  • Woman-owned
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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?

$240

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

$240

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?

$240

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

$240

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
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100% Recommended by couples

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Laura
Laura H. Married on 10/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue!

We loved the Emporium, it is a great way to support the Knoxville art scene as opposed to just another wedding venue. It's extremely economical (per hour pricing) and the staff was very responsive and answered my questions even as an out of state couple. They were flexible to adjust our contract/hours even up to day of and refunded time we didn't use. Would recommend to anyone looking for a unique and modern space, under ~100 guests, for a great price.
Shannon
Shannon C. Married on 07/23/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue!

This venue was a fantastic choice for our daughter's wedding day. Everything was beautiful! This place was very affordable and the atmosphere was a great fit. Very little decorating was necessary. Also, the staff was phenomenal to work with even though Covid restrictions made things a little more difficult. Thank you Emporium!
Amanda
Amanda B. Married on 11/23/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue with beautiful decor

Unique venue, great staff and absolutely beautiful interior for receptions and weddings. Thank you, Suzanne, for helping us through the process and for always being so open in communication. I would encourage anyone to look into the emporium!
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Suzanne Cada
Suzanne Cada
Deputy Director

Hello! I've helped manage the Emporium for 18+ years. I'm local to Knoxville and adore being downtown! I'm lucky to work in such a beautiful space every day!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Heather Faulkner Photography Heather Faulkner Photography Wedding Photographers

Such a wonderful and unique venue! Perfect for the couple that appreciates art & culture!

Robyn James Ensembles Robyn James Ensembles Wedding Musicians

The Emporium is a lovely location for weddings, receptions, cocktail hours, and other events. You have several options of where to put everything--the open downstairs area with a set of stairs perfect for taking photos, a small ground level walking area, and a more intimate gallery upstairs. Also, the architecture lends itself to different decoration styles.

Simply Southern Catering Simply Southern Catering Wedding Caterers

Such a unique venue and so easy to work with.

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4.8 out of 5 rating , 147 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 3 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 104 Reviews
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4.9 out of 5 rating , 47 Reviews
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4.7 out of 5 rating , 84 Reviews
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