For the meeting planner seeking a destination that will deliver “wow, I had no idea” experiences, Knoxville offers a surprisingly real, truly accessible and unexpectedly sophisticated mix of culture, adventure, and cuisine rooted in history and genuine Southern hospitality. First time visitors are typically amazed by all Knoxville has to offer and meeting planners are consistently impressed with the city’s ability to host conventions and events. Often described as a hidden gem, Knoxville is a secret you can’t wait to share. A place where everything comes together. It’s America, concentrated in one breathtakingly beautiful spot. Getting here is easy. Knoxville is located at the intersection of I-75, I-40 and I-81 – within a day’s drive of nearly half the US population. Staying here is tempting. Knoxville boasts a vibrant downtown with a variety of unique shopping, dining options, attractions and museums in and around downtown’s Historic Market Square. Whatever type of conference or convention you’re planning, Knoxville is the city for you. The city provides the accessibility you need, the venues you want and the overall package you’ve been hoping to find. Many of the finest meeting facilities are located within the city’s very vibrant downtown. See for yourself. Come for a visit. We look forward to helping you plan your next conference or meeting in Knoxville.
Distance from airport
- McGhee Tyson Airport
19.31 km from city center
Volunteer Princess Cruises
The Old City
Three Rivers Rambler
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Knoxville Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility
The Knoxville Convention Center captures the essence of this beautiful region in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Hosting many state, national and international convention, conferences, public shows, seminars, trade shows and meetings.
- Exhibit Space46,452 sq. mTotal meeting space49,235 sq. mGuest rooms 1 mi. from convention center2,500