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The Knoxville Convention Center is prepared to meet every need for your event. We take considerable pride in making sure the time you spend with us in our state-of-the-art facility is time well spent.
In our 120,000 square feet of exhibition space, we have exhibition halls, conference rooms and meeting rooms to meet the size and scope of any event – from a small reception to hosting thousands at a national convention.
The skilled, talented Knoxville Convention Center event staff offer a turnkey method to ensure everything happens behind the scenes so that the spotlight is focused on your successful event. We assign a personal event manager to walk you through every step from the day you book to the moment your last guest walks out our door.
At the Knoxville Convention Center, we handle all of your event service needs in-house, including food and beverage; setup, design and décor; production, including audiovisual, sound and lighting; and technology – all under one roof.
We want a smooth and seamless operation before, during and after your event. We are here to serve you in the true “Volunteer” spirit of East Tennessee.
Savor … Knoxville Catering, the Knoxville Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage provider, offers an assortment of culinary options and features our in-house executive chef, Chris Moore.
Our catering and event managers can guide you through menus, pricing and beverage and wine selection. If it’s not on the menu, we’ll create it. “Whatever it takes” is our philosophy.
Whether you need a sit-down banquet for a gala affair or convention, hors d’ oeuvres for an elegant reception, a fabulous buffet for a wedding, a specialty coffee and croissant from a concession cart or traditional hot dog and soda for a sporting event, Savor will satisfy.
We strive to use locally available ingredients and goods to offer foods that are fresh, wholesome and delicious. Orders are prepared on-site and done to perfection. We can offer regional favorites or ethnic varieties. Food and beverage kiosks also can be positioned in high-traffic areas to provide quick access for guests.
Our executive chef, catering sales, banquet staff and culinary team provide unparalleled expertise and attention to your event.
The Convention Center’s in-house event services team, ALL Convention and Expo Services (ACES), is dedicated to making every event a standout. ACES can transform our ballrooms and exhibit halls into creative masterpieces.
ACES provides on-site decorating from tables and linens to carpets, drapes, backdrops and stages for all occasions. Tell us your vision, and ACES will make it a reality.
We partner with M&M Productions USA to provide our planners with an in-house resource for all audio, video, digital, stage, sound and lighting needs. M&M Production are experts at lighting our facility and know how to put your event in the spotlight.
Based in Oak Ridge, M&M Productions USA has made a name for itself producing major concerts and events worldwide. From video conferencing to web streaming to screens and microphones, M&M will make sure you have access to all the tools you need for a successful event.
The Convention Center provides reliable Internet services through our partner, showNets, a company located in Georgia that offers on-site support for our events. The company is an expert in delivering Internet services for convention centers and works closely with our staff and exhibitors to ensure that all online needs are met.
Our fast, user-friendly Internet service is available at 150 complimentary user positions around the center.
MEET THE CHEF
Executive Chef Chris Moore’s creativity and passion for fresh ingredients and great flavors bring a unique flair to the food and beverage offerings. Moore’s extensive culinary background includes being selected to prepare dinner for a president of the United States and working for celebrity chef Cindy Pawlcyn of the Real Restaurant Group in San Francisco.
Every day, Moore applies his extensive experience, creativity and passion for cooking to prepare new and innovative dishes for our guests.
You can try some of Moore’s dishes at home with how-to videos and recipes – or come to the Knoxville Convention Center and sample his fare at your next event.LEARN MORE
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What our great customers have to say about us.
“During my 25-year tenure at UT Conferences, I have planned and worked events in facilities from coast to coast. While we have a beautiful, large and flexible facility, the people are what place the Knoxville Convention Center at the top of my list. From events with thousands of kids to advanced scientific symposia bringing attendees from 40 countries, the Knoxville Convention Center staff always exceeds my expectations.”
Robert Gibbs, University of Tennessee Conferences
Destination Imagination Global Finals (1,200 students)
“I think that the success of the 2013 annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) was in large part due to the very attractive venue and hospitable staff provided by the Knoxville Convention Center. The large, airy and bright concourses were frequently mentioned by our attendees as a highlight of their meeting’s experience. The welcoming reception on the outdoor patio featuring a delicious buffet of local foods and beers was another frequently mentioned high point of the week.”
Andrew Kramer, UT Department of Anthropology
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 82nd Annual Meeting (1,600 attendees)
Knoxville is the epitome of Southern hospitality and offers its guests both the amenities of a big city and the comforts of a hometown. The third-largest city in Tennessee is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with abundant lakes and greenways. The city offers attractions of all kinds from major sporting events to the theater and arts to shopping and fine dining.🌎GO TO VisitKnoxville.com
The Convention Center is within walking distance of several full-service hotels, including the Hilton Knoxville, The Tennessean Hotel, Crowne Plaza Knoxville, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, Hampton Inn and Suites, Four Points by Sheraton and The Oliver Hotel. The Knoxville Marriott is within a mile of the center. These hotels provide outstanding service and amenities for guests and are surrounded by shopping, restaurants and a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown. Park your car and enjoy your stay.