A grand setting for your special event


Originally built as a movie palace, the Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and serves as one of East Tennessee’s most technically advanced, full-service performing arts facility and also serves as the perfect setting for weddings, corporate meetings, and special events. Patrons of the Tennessee experience the utmost in comfort, convenience, and accessibility, all while surrounded by the decorative grandeur of the historic interior.

Maximum number of attendees is dependent on Tennessee Theatre COVID-19 guidelines at the time of event. This may change between time of reservation and the event.

Areas included with rental

  • Auditorium seating for up to 1600 people
  • Grand Lobby with standing capacity for up to 250
  • Private reception/meeting rooms and multiple dressing rooms

Services and Amenities

  • State-of-the-art lighting, sound, Wurlitzer organ and movie screen
  • Full-service bar and preferred caterers list available
  • Talent booking, event management, and promotions services available
  • Multi-level parking garage next door (not dedicated to or owned by theatre; subject to fees during regular business hours)

Perfect for

  • Weddings (only weddings to take place before June 30, 2021 at this time)
  • Corporate Events
  • Lectures
  • Receptions
  • Film premieres
  • Private movie screenings
  • Performing arts events

Our experienced and friendly staff will provide you the highest level of service toward the goal of a successful event and a memorable experience for your guests. We are available to make your experience at the Tennessee Theatre an exceptional one.  A staff member will contact you about your event after submitting the form below.

Rental Inquiry Form

Event Type*