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About The Emporium

  • Knoxville's first true arts center located in the heart of downtown's Arts District on historic Gay Street and close to the Old City!

  • Flexible use space holds up to 200 guests for seated receptions and 480 guests for standing receptions (both levels combined); for ceremony and reception combined, the space works best with 125 guests or fewer

  • Large glass windows provide ample natural light, exposing original wood beams, brick walls, and 18 foot ceilings of this 1890s building

  • Work with the caterers and vendors of your choosing or DIY 

  • Ample electrical outlets for photographer, lights, a band/DJ, and photo booth

  • Rent this non-profit space and support the arts community in Knoxville

  • Available to individuals, non-profits, and other organizations for dinners, receptions, fundraisers, wedding ceremonies, and more

  • Parking is plentiful and convenient

  • Showcases local and regional artists year-round through changing exhibitions in the galleries

Click here to view our rental rates (updated January 2022).

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