A Grande Place for Any Gathering ~ 865-243-3100

Planning Your Event

Guest Accommodations Near the Grand Event Center

The Grande Event Center has more than 1600 hotel rooms, 50 restaurants and numerous shopping opportunities in close proximity. Our facility is less than 20 miles from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport.
If you are planning a wedding Reception, and want to find a block of rooms for out-of-town family and friends, ask a reservations specialist at the Grand for recommendations about nearby hotels.


How many people can you seat for dinner? For theatre or classroom style?
For dinner, we can seat up to 700 in our ballroom and an even greater number out in the hall. Theater style, we can accommodate almost 1,000 and 640 classroom style. We have multiple medium sized and smaller rooms to accommodate any need.

Do you have wait staff for full service, or is it buffet?
We are able to provide either a buffet dinner or plate service.

What accommodations can you make for people with special dietary needs or food allergies?
If we know ahead of time we will try to make special arrangements with our chef and servers.

I have elderly relatives attending. Can you provide parking?
Yes we have easily accessible parking all on one level.

Do you have audio/visual equipment for business meetings? What should I bring with me?
We have two ceiling-mounted video projectors and two wall-mounted screens in the ballroom. We also have a podium and PA system with sound.

Portable screens and flip charts with stands are available for rent for use in our conference rooms and classrooms. You should plan to bring your own projector, laptop, and audio speakers.

Is wi-fi available?

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