Facility Rentals

 Imagine . . .

. . . gathering your family to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in an authentic log cabin, warmed by a crackling fire in the open hearth.

. . . celebrating your child’s birthday meal or simply cake and ice cream around a handmade wooden table in a real 19th century cabin, then going outside to make homemade kites and fly them!

. . . leading your staff in team-building exercises in the new Native American games field or in a classroom with a picture-window mountain view.

. . . holding your wedding in a historic AME church, on a cabin porch or on a grassy knoll in the heart of Tuckaleechee Cove.

Ampitheater Auditorium Meal Setup Auditorium Theater Style Cardwell Cabin Exterior Cardwell Cabin Porch Chapel Interior GSM Heritage Center Main Bldg Montvale Station Porch Rocking Chair Wilder Chapel

Use your imagination and come to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center for your next special event!

  • 500-seat outdoor covered amphitheater with stage and state-of-the-art sound system
  • 100-seat auditorium with 22′ x 10′ stage and multimedia presentation capabilities
  • Two private classrooms (30-50 seats)
  • All facilities in the main building are air conditioned and fully accessible
  • Six acres dotted with historic structures offering unique settings for your event.
  • Motorcoach-friendly driveway
  • Lodges, rental cabins and restaurants nearby
  • Referrals available for catering, tent and table rentals, music, floral needs, carriage rides, and other special services
  • Historic programs or tours available, tailored to your group
  • Set in the scenic foothills, of peaceful Townsend, Tennessee
  • Located 3/4 of a mile from the west entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • 9 miles from Cades Cove – the Crown Jewel of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • 15 miles from Pigeon Forge shopping
  • 24 miles from Gatlinburg attractions.


Our Facilities Rental staff can help plan your special event or work with your own event planner. Event ideas range from a luncheon with a museum tour, to a dessert reception, birthday and anniversary parties, weddings, workshops, meetings, and much more.

Call 865.448.0044 for more information.