Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

CVB
Hotels95
Convention center17,187 sq. m
Guest rooms11,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel363 guest rooms
Special event venues30
Average room rate$159.00
Restaurants100
Daily food cost$60.00
Occupancy rate8%
Tax rate9.25%

Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

CVB

Why Choose Our Destination?

Scenic Chattanooga offers a rugged natural beauty, modern amenities and Southern charm, all from a convenient central location in the Southeast. Located at the crossroads of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, Chattanooga is just two hours away from major metropolitans such as Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham. Situated where three major interstate highways (I-24, I-75, and I-59) meet, the city is an easy destination for guests traveling by car. At the same time, the first-class Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport offers direct or one stop service to most destinations. Throughout its revitalized downtown and waterfront district, Chattanooga offers a wealth of first-class attractions that can easily serve as the backdrop to a memorable event. Make a splash by renting out private space at the renowned Tennessee Aquarium, which offers facilities for groups as large as 700 people. Sip cocktails among the works of American artists such as Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol at the Hunter Museum of American Art, which offers both indoor and outdoor spaces. Or, invite guests to experience a piece of Southern history at the Gordon-Lee Mansion, the only building that was used during and survived the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863. Certainly the headliner for meetings and conventions in the city is the modern Chattanooga Convention Center, which offers over 100,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space, 21 meeting rooms and a 19,000-square-foot ballroom. Best of all, planners can take advantage of this versatile facility with a clear conscience, as the center is involved in an ever-growing process of being green. In addition to a comprehensive recycling program, the Chattanooga Convention Center's day lighting efforts allow natural light to fill its spaces. This both creates a more productive atmosphere and reduces the need for artificial lighting. The convention center's green initiatives are just a few of the many ways Chattanooga has made environmental sustainability a priority. The city has established 25 miles of walking paths that preserve the area's natural beauty and allow for alternative transportation routes. Chattanooga also offers a free electric shuttle service to provide eco-friendly transportation to major downtown attractions.

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Getting Here

Chattanooga is centrally located in the Southeast within a two-hour drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham. The airport is 15 minutes from downtown and offers service to over 1000 destinations.

Distance from Airport

  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

    20.92 km from City Center

Nearby


Local Attractions

Finley Stadium

Recreation
“Where Chattanooga Plays™ Finley Stadium is Chattanooga’s premier spot for sporting and entertainment events. The complex includes facilities perfect for hosting a variety of indoor, covered and outdoor events. We offer in-house catering along with a full-time staff of professionals to assist in coordinating your event. Finley Stadium/Davenport Field Home to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Football team and the Chattanooga Football Club. • 20,668 seats with 32 luxury skyboxes and press box with four broadcast booths. • The 4,000-square-foot Stadium Club, featuring full bars, seating 150 and 270 capacity, can be rented separately. • The covered Concourse – available for rent as a separate venue – features plentiful restrooms. • Three parking lots – also available for rent as separate venues – with 2,000 parking spaces. First Tennessee Pavilion With 50,000 sq. feet of covered space, the pavilion is unique to Chattanooga. Home of the nationally recognized Chattanooga Market. • 30-foot concert ready Horizon Arch infrastructure supports hanging lights and sound.
1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Rock City

Recreation
A 14-acre natural, scenic attraction with a 4,100 foot-trail featuring unique rock formations and gardens. Located on Lookout Mountain, visitors can “see seven states” from Lover’s Leap. For eight decades, a continual beautification program has preserved Rock City Gardens as a showcase of more than 400 different wildflowers, plants and shrubs native to the mountain area. Free Parking. Group Rates Available. 3,200 square feet of meeting space with a 300 person capacity meal function space.
1400 Patten Road
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

McKenzie Arena

Recreation
The McKenzie Arena, a multipurpose assembly facility, is ideal for a wide variety of events such as corporate meetings, religious meetings, trade shows, as well as sports and entertainment events. The arena is conveniently located near downtown on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Campus. Over 1,000 parking spaces surround the facility site, including a five level garage. Convenient bus service is also available from downtown hotels. Seating can be arranged front-of-stage or in-the-round for 3,000 to 12,000 participants. The arena floor has over 27,000 sq. ft. of unobstructed exhibit space.
720 E. 4th Street (corner of 4th & Mabel
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Rock City's Group Pavillion

Recreation
Make plans to gather at Rock City’s Group Pavilion! The pavilion has 3,200 square feet with a 150-person capacity at round tables and 200 at picnic tables. Enjoy the incredible views of the Tennessee Valley from Rock City Gardens. Rock City’s Group Pavilion is the perfect location for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, church groups, family reunions, corporate outings and tour and travel clubs. Whatever your event, Rock City’s Group Pavilion has it covered! Catering and fountain beverage service available. Restrooms and ice machine on premises.
1400 Patten Road
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater

Recreation
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga and surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains, the Tennessee Aquarium takes visitors on a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea. From intimate dinners for 20 guests to large scale receptions for more than 2,000, the Aquarium’s three unique buildings and state-of-the-art boat can accommodate any size group. Aquarium events include complete exhibit access. With food and drink in hand, guests will encounter alligators, jellyfish, sharks, penguins, turtles and much more. For a one-of-a-kind experience, host an event at the IMAX 3D Theater and Great Hall. Included with your rental is a private screening of an IMAX film of your choice. Guests can enjoy a seated dinner for 250 in the Great Hall or hors d’oeuvres for more than 400. The IMAX Great Hall provides plenty of space for your guests to eat, drink and dance! Extend your Aquarium visit onto the Tennessee River. Cruise into 'Tennessee's Grand Canyon' aboard the River Gorge Explorer, a 70 passenger high-speed catamaran. The Tennessee River Gorge winds along 26 miles of the Tennessee river and contains more than 27,000 acres of protected land. An Aquarium naturalist will point out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way.
One Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Ruby Falls

Recreation
Ruby Falls was voted a Top 7 Natural Attraction in the United States and is one of Chattanooga’s favorite attractions. Your event will achieve one-of-a-kind status at Ruby Falls, featuring the majestic 145-foot falls and spectacular underground caverns. Office parties, family reunions, receptions and clubs are the ideal functions for this venue. A variety of options (both above-ground and below) are available for special event locations – the Fun Forest deck, Castle lobby and tower, and premium after hours in the stunning Falls’ Room. Catering and fountain beverage service is available for up to 150.
1720 South Scenic Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37409

Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer

Recreation
Host a truly unique event aboard the River Gorge Explorer while cruising down the Tennessee River. This 70 passenger climate controlled catamaran is the perfect place to enjoy breathtaking views of the Chattanooga Riverfront from one of two observation decks. Private Charters are available for morning, afternoon and evening cruises and bar/catering options are available on board. These two-hour cruises are led by an Aquarium Naturalist who points out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way.
One Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure

Recreation
ZIPStream’s self-directed courses for adults, children, and youth allow participants to move through a series of fun, exciting, and progressively challenging tree to tree activities which include ladders, nets, walkways, bridges, tunnels and the big finish of heart pumping zip lines! Seasonal operation hours vary so be sure to contact us for details.
1720 South Scenic Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37409

Convention Centers

  • Chattanooga Convention Center

    The Chattanooga Convention Center combines incomparable service, modern amenities and a prime location that make meetings, conventions and events unforgettable.

    • Exhibit Space9,290 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space22,654 sq. m

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Additional Information

Make your first contact the CVB to coordinate all the details. We provide: •Provide general information on convention facilities, hotels, attractions, dining, entertainment and transportation •Determine hotel and facility availability •Obtain proposals from available facilities and hotels •Arrange site visits •Conduct presentations to your decision makers •Submit customized proposals according to your specifications •Check with planners on-site during event