The Emporium

100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 Map · Phone number
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About The Emporium

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 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 dinners, receptions, fundraisers, wedding ceremonies, and more. Work with the caterers and vendors of your choosing!

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

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12 Reviews for The Emporium

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kersty · Married on 06/21/2019

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    Loved having our wedding/reception here!

    We held our wedding and reception at The Emporium on 6/22/19, and it could not have been more perfect! I was worried the venue was going to be too small (we had around 100 guests) but we had TONS of space. We were able to have our bar, dinner buffet, 8 dinner tables, a DJ booth and 120 chairs for the ceremony all set up simultaneously. Suzanne was so helpful throughout the planning process and very quick to respond to my emails. She allowed us to change our ceremony date AFTER we signed our contract with no problem. The week of, I panicked that I didn't rent the venue for long so enough, so she let me add 2 additional hours. To top it off, our wedding coordinator was able to get the venue cleaned up and turned back over before the time on our contract, so Suzanne gave us back part of our rental fee ( very nice surprise!) I highly recommend!

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    Chely Kaylan Green · Married on 05/26/2019

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    Best venue ever!

    We had our wedding here at the end of May and I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Price is great, space is great, and it is so beautiful on its own so you barely have to decorate!

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    Sherry Paris · Married on 04/05/2019

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    Wedding Reception

    We hosted a reception for around 150 people earlier this month. The staff was great to work with. The historic building is a beautiful backdrop for photos and the artwork provided an interesting and enriching experience for our guests. Our event coincided with fiber arts and photography exhibits - beautiful!! Very affordable as well.

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The Emporium 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? $ 240.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 240.00
  • 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? $ 240.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 240.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 480
  • 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

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.

Map

  • 100 S. Gay Street Knoxville, 37902 See on map
    8655237543 (Phone number)
    8655237312 (Fax Number)
    Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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