Knoxville Museum of Art

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $7,873 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $7k for 50 Guests
Starting at $7k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 220

Starting price

8K$ to start


North Garden
South Garden




In March 1990, the Knoxville Museum of Art opened in its current 53,200 square-foot facility, designed by renowned American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. The exterior of the four-story steel and concrete building, named in honor of Jim Clayton, the largest single contributor to its construction, is sheathed in locally-quarried beautiful pink Tennessee marble. Finding a more grand building celebrating the local culture and colors of East Tennessee is impossible. The museum features a permanent, monumental glass installation by acclaimed Knoxville artist Richard Jolley, which is the largest figural glass installation in the world. Pristine new terrazzo cover the second and third level floors. The Ann and Steve Bailey Hall, is perfect for a modern, classy indoor wedding. The Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Education Center, Auditorium, and Whittle Board Room are for smaller, intimate, private weddings, all promising the artistic touch of the museum’s staff. The gardens are available for a quaint, modern outdoor wedding. Plan your unique, artsy wedding at the Knoxville Museum of Art and choose quirky art displays to decorate your venue and delicate floral centerpieces to make your ceremony just breathtaking. Sip on champagne under the blue and purple lighting of the Grand Hall as you take in the views of the iconic World’s Fair Park.

Venue Notes

The rental fee is $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. Discounts may apply for the months of January through March. Please inquire with venue for details.

Amenities And Requirements


Dance area
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Podium and/or stage
Reception tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- BYO alcohol- General liability insurance required- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations