Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art is the perfect unique wedding venue in Tennessee for couples searching for a fine art editorial, black tie affair. Museum weddings are becoming a staple venue option because they offer a backdrop that offers neutral tones that provide a clean, modern feel with the ability to complement any color palette. Imagine your wedding day complete with a string quartet, luxury fine art galleries, complete with ice sculptures, cascading florals and cocktail hour within tented, open outdoor spaces. The Knoxville Museum of Art is the ideal venue for those who have a love for modern art blended with history.

1050 World’s Fair Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916 | 865.934.2048 | | Pricing starting at $5,000

What I Love About the Knoxville Museum of Art as a Photographer

The museum houses a main room called the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall. To begin, the staircase provides the perfect opportunity for an effortlessly grand entrance to meet guests featuring an eye-catchingly set of tall floor to ceiling glass windows allowing natural light to fill the room. This room offers a unique escape from a “typical” idea of an underwhelming wedding experience. The angular shape of the room is ideal for those who want a creative break away from traditional design. Imagine getting married in a gorgeous church setting, and then having an extravagant reception with an artistic, fine art editorial twist. This space does all of that, while encompassing the vision of creating an event to be proud of, and a wedding to remember for all the right reasons.

Indoor and Outdoor Wedding Venue in Knoxville, TN: Information About the Knoxville Museum of Art

CAPACITY: 200 Seated Guests
PRICING: Begins at $5000 for 4 hours during off-season and $6000 for peak season.
ROOMS: Ann & Steve Bailey Hall, South Garden, June & Rob Heller North Garden

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Museum Wedding Ceremony & Reception Spaces

Ann & Steve Bailey Hall

The Ann & Steve Bailey Hall is a uniquely shaped 4000 square feet space with 22 foot tall ceilings that allows a gorgeous view of the Sunsphere. This room is ideal for receptions, but also doubles as an indoor inclement weather option. After the completion of the ceremony, with a quick flip of the room, the space is transformed into the perfect party location.

South Garden

The South Garden is the ideal Outdoor Ceremony Location that also includes a view of the Sunsphere. This area can be tented in case of less than ideal weather, or open as needed.

June & Rob Heller North Garden

The June & Rob Heller North Garden is typically the dedicated patio area reserved for cocktail hour. This space also provides the option for tenting as another inclement backup weather choice.

Knoxville Museum of Art Amenities

  • Includes KMA tables, chairs, and linen rentals but offers the ability to use outside vendors, as well
  • Gift shop provides bridal registry for handmade artist gift options and gift ideas for bridal party and one of a kind parent gifts
  • Stage lighting availability (more info available from venue)
  • The Knoxville Museum of Fine Art utilizes a list of approved catering vendors with options to hire outside caterers for a fee
  • Ability to rent gallery halls for guests to view art
  • Parking lot for guests
  • 2 portable bars
  • The museum requires liability insurance coverage, as well as ABC licensing
  • Optimal location near World’s Fair park as backdrop for beautiful outdoor bridal portraits
  • Convenient location near downtown hotels such as The Tennessean

Knoxville Museum of Art Contact Info

Selina Friess – Facility Sales Coordinator
Phone: 865 934 2048

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