Facility Rentals


The Knoxville Museum of Art, one of the city’s most beautiful venues, is available for rental to individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations. The KMA staff will work with you to ensure a successful and unforgettable event. Whether it be a wedding, a reunion, or a fundraiser, the museum’s Ann and Steve Bailey Hall transforms into the perfect space to suit your needs.

For more information on facility rental, please contact Facility Sales Coordinator Selena Friess at 865.934.2048 or sfriess@knoxart.org.


Ann and Steve Bailey Hall: 250 standing receptions;
200 sit-down dinner (Seated capacity varies with event set-up)

Regal Commons: 65

Whittle Board Room: 18

Contract / Deposits

A rental reservation will be considered confirmed when KMA has received a signed contract and the 25% deposit. By renting space in the KMA facilities, the renter agrees to indemnify and release KMA from any and all claims that may arise during the time usage of their said event. This includes any liability coverage necessitated, created, and/or occurring with the serving of any alcoholic beverages during the event.

Facility Use Rates

Deposit: 25% of the total cost required to hold a date.

– Weddings: January, February, March $5,000 for 4-hour event; All other months $6,000 for 4-hour event. Rental includes from noon the day of the event for set up and 1.5 hours after event for cleanup. Additional hours: $500 per hour.

– Ann & Steve Bailey Hall & Gardens: The Bailey Hall, the South Garden, and the June and Rob Heller North Garden are available for rentals after 5pm. Rental rate – $4,000 with a two-hour minimum. $500 for each additional hour. KMA tables and chairs are included in the rental fee. All rental chairs and equipment are set up by a rental company.

– Whittle Board Room: $300 per day.

– A 10% discount on Bailey Hall is available for non-profit organizations.

– Additional fee applies for using Non-Approved Caterers.

Equipment Available

Chairs: 270


– 60″ Rounds: 35
– 30″ Rounds: 18
– 6′ Rectangle: 12
– 8′ Rectangle: 12

Vendors will set up rental chairs and tables. It is the responsibility of the florist to arrange and remove plants and flowers.


KMA is fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available for use at the museum information desk. Accommodations for persons with other disabilities can be requested by contacting the museum at least 48 hours in advance of your visit at 865.525.6101.

Begin Planning Your Event!

Approved Caterer List

Bridgewater Place

Knoxville’s Premiere event venue is known for hosting events in style, and now we also offer full-service catering DELIVERY. Bridgewater Place can prepare your food from wedding receptions or company lunches to (baby showers) corporate parties, school fundraisers, or family reunions. Our team will customize the perfect menu for any event.

Our full-service catering allows you to relax with your guests, fellow colleagues, or family while we prepare, cook, serve and clean up at your location. Call Bridgewater Place today so you can leave the work to us, and truly enjoy your event.




By the Tracks Catering

By The Tracks Catering is led by culinary duo Jeff Carter (formerly of Blackberry Farm, Dancing Bear Lodge, and most recently Aubrey’s Restaurant as Corporate Chef) and Nancy Kendrick (formerly of Creative Catering). Brought together by local restaurateur Randy Burleson, By The Tracks Catering is a full-service operation including service staff, bar service, on-site chefs, and customized menus featuring local, seasonal ingredients.




City Catering

We start with fresh, from-scratch dishes, and add impeccable planning and service. We believe that quality, delicious food is the foundation for a successful gathering. We’ll work with you to plan a menu that will impress and fortify your guests or colleagues. Our catering services are available for each of our event venues, or wherever you need us to be. Be inspired by our sample menus, or contact us to get something new started.




Family Meal Knoxville

As an offering from the kitchen, Chefs will provide restaurant staff what is known as Family Meal. Infused with skill and love, the family meal brings together everyone before a shift to ease the stress of the night and provide the comforts of a home cooked meal. It is in this spirit of connecting and escaping the pace of the day that we offer Family Meal to you and your family.  Whether you are an active family of four, a busy professional, or simply looking to expand your culinary horizons, Family Meal eliminates the stress while delivering delicious offerings for every taste or need. We look forward to seeing you at the table.




Holly’s GM Catering

We are a locally grown catering and events company specializing in deliciously prepared menus for all occasions. With almost three decades of hospitality experience, Managing Chef Holly Hambright has developed a playful and creative culinary style blending her southern heritage and classic technique into memorable, boldly flavored comestibles artfully presented. Whether it’s a wedding for 200 or a romantic dinner for two, you can be confident that we will exceed your expectations delivering a truly Eventful Dining experience.




Rosa’s Catering

In business with the Knoxville area since 1971, Rosa’s Catering Service, Inc. is a full-service catering company, which means that any requested service and any type of event can be handled by this professional staff. Certified by the American Culinary Federation, executive chef Rosa Nussbaumer, assisted by her two sous chefs who have been with the company for over fifteen years, can display a wide selection of homemade specialties from which clients can tailor a menu to fit their budget.




Soul Elegance Catering

Soul Elegance Catering is a full service catering company with a passion for providing succulent, quality and affordable cuisine or all occasions. Whether you are planning a private dinner party, baby shower, company picnic, reunion, banquet or a lavish wedding reception, Soul Elegance Catering has something for you. At Soul Elegance, our services include customizable catering solutions that suit your needs. Taking pride in customer satisfaction, your personalized menu begins to take shape after a one-on-one consultation for your specific event.Soul Elegance Catering goes beyond simply providing the most scrumptious cuisine for your event. We take pride in our creative food presentation and event design which will enhance or complement your event theme.




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