Adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg has everything to help you create an event your attendees will always remember!
Describing Gatlinburg, Tennessee is easy. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain Park, Gatlinburg is a quaint town filled with everything a meeting planner needs for a successful event: a beautiful, state of the art convention center, 14,000+ sleeping rooms comprised of hotels, cabins, condominiums, and chalets. Gatlinburg also offers hundreds of shops and restaurants as well as entertainment attractions for every age and interest. All in an accessible, walkable destination.
Historic Convention Center
From natural light flooding in through the gallery skylights to the exposed wooden beams, the Gatlinburg Convention Center has 160,000 square feet of total space and is a venue of great beauty with a warm and spacious feeling. Reminiscent of the great lodges in America’s national parks, the Convention Center is in an Arts and Crafts style that features a generous use of mountain stone and woodwork.
Gatlinburg Unique Breakout Venues
It is an unwritten rule that all meals taste better taking place in a unique venue and even better when there are fantastic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Luckily for meeting planners, there are no shortages of choices when doing your event in Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg SkyBridge – The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America measuring 700 feet in length with a height of 140 feet at its midpoint, is an incredible but easily attainable experience that provides memories for a lifetime. Gatlinburg SkyBridge offers an observation area along with a secluded area room that can accommodate groups of up to 150 people. Great for a group reception or meal service and seeing Gatlinburg from a whole new vantage point at thrilling heights of up to 150 feet!
Anakeesta Theme Park – Extraordinary views of the Great Smoky Mountains with multiple options for group outings. Cliff Top and Smokehouse Restaurants, with capacities up to 195 and 240, offers an elegant open air and indoor dining intimate experience. Vista Plaza, with capacity up to 200, offers open-air dining perfect for receptions.
Ole Red Gatlinburg – Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality’s $9 million-dollar multi-level 16,000 square foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, offers unique breakout space with an exterior terrace.
Getting to Gatlinburg is Easy
Gatlinburg is centrally located in the eastern U.S., which means it is less than a day’s drive from most major cities.
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