The 1903 Historic Southern Railway Station, located at 306 West Depot Avenue in Downtown Knoxville, has re-opened as a special event venue and also home of Blue Slip Winery. With over 130 parking spaces on site, this venue is like no other in Knoxville for that special event, large or small, you are planning for the future.
Featuring 2 historic ballrooms with private restrooms, we can host ceremonies & receptions in the same building, with the option of outdoor space weather pending. We include tables & chairs for up to 150 people.
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6 Reviews for The Historic Southern Railway Station
Recommended by 85% of couples
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Lindsey T. · Married on 03/17/2019
From the moment I toured this venue I knew it was the right fit. They are such nice folks, and are so helpful... I asked for so many things day of and they suggested some too without prompts! That and the custom menu they prepared was DELICIOUS! Oh and if you want, the train is available! We didn't have to decorate too much because the architecture itself is beautiful.Sent on 04/02/2019
The Historic Southern Railway Station's reply:THANK YOU LINDSEY for such a kind review. You were a delight to work with and we hope you and your honey have such an incredible life together!
Tina · Married on 12/10/2016
My husband and I had a wonderful experience booking our wedding reception here. Katie was our contact person and was so helpful and easy to work with! The venue is absolutely beautiful and the perfect set up for a reception. We used the Spencer ballroom, which was everything that we needed. Our guests repeatedly complimented how gorgeous the railway station was, especially so close to Christmas time. We could not be happier to have booked this venue and would do it again in a heart beat. You cannot find another venue with so much history and beauty in the heart of downtown Knoxville.Sent on 02/24/2017
The Historic Southern Railway Station's reply:We have been looking at your GORGEOUS pictures this week! Thank you for your kind words. Congratulations and we hope to see you for an anniversary or two :)
Jade · Married on 06/25/2016
This venue is absolutely gorgeous! We wanted a venue that was downtown and that had it's own beauty and character, so we didn't have to come in and completely decorate everything. We needed minimal decor because the historical details of the building are so beautiful. We had 200 guests and rented the entire building to use for both the ceremony and reception, and sat the guests at reception tables outside on the railway platform next to the train cars.Sent on 07/06/2016
Southern Railway Station is the perfect blend of historic and functionality. The historic building has been renovated to easily host a wedding of 200. There is a large catering kitchen on the bottom floor and a smaller kitchen on the top floor. There are also several restrooms on both the first and second floor - you would be surprised at how many venues have only one or two restrooms to accommodate 200 guests. The building also has large bridal suites that the wedding parties can use to get ready, or as a place to gather before the ceremony.
The staff there was always friendly and helpful when we had questions or requests. I would definitely recommend Southern Railway Station to anyone who is getting married!
The Historic Southern Railway Station's reply:Thank you for leaving such an incredible review. We hope you are living it up in marital bliss! Stop back by and see us sometime. Wine tastings daily :)