International Storytelling Center




Tucked away amid the rolling green Appalachian Mountains in the quaint town of Jonesborough, the International Storytelling Center offers a truly unique event venue that easily combines modern amenities and an old-world setting. This venue offers a number of different spaces, allowing you to curate the venues that match perfectly with your vision of the ideal event! The expansive Storytelling Park offers a picturesque location for ceremonies, the flourishing gardens and lush lawns creating a lovely backdrop for wedding photos. The charming courtyard is a gracious open air space that showcases the Center’s unique architecture, making it the perfect space for cocktail hour or an intimate reception dinner. The large library provides a historic space that is perfect for receptions, the floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivaled views of Main Street and Town Square. Sarah Hickey Keys Parlor is also a popular location for weddings, featuring a large balcony that overlooks the heart of downtown Jonesborough!

Venue Style

Event Center, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $725 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $860 to $1,255. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at International Storytelling Center is estimated at between $6,322 and $15,562 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking
Reception chairs provided

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Outdoor music must end by 10:00PM