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Featuring over 160,000 square feet of space, the Gatlinburg Convention Center is home to many seasonal events and private functions. It doesn’t matter if your group is small or large; the convention center provides meeting space for a wide variety of gatherings. 

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The Gatlinburg Convention Center features three expansive, dedicated spaces for large events. 

  • The Great Hall- This hall provides you with 67,000 square feet of meeting space. When configured with theater seating, the Great Hall can seat 6,000 people. This space is frequently used for exhibitor booths. 
  • Tennessee Ballroom-The gorgeous ballroom boasts 17,064 square feet of space. This space is perfect for banquets or seating guests in theater seating. 
  • Mills Auditorium-This is the smallest space at the convention center, featuring 8,800 square feet and a built-in stage. 

If your event is smaller, these larger spaces can be divided to accommodate a lesser number of people. 

A fully-staffed kitchen is prepared for groups of 10 up to 3,000. You can work with the chef to plan the perfect meal for your event. The kitchen can also provide alcohol and flowers, adding a unique touch to the function. 

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Where is the Gatlinburg Convention Center Located? 

The Gatlinburg Convention Center is conveniently located at 234 Airport Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. 

What events are held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center? 

A large number of events are held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center each year. Cheerleading competitions, dance competitions, religious conferences, and trade shows are just a few of the regularly-held events at this central location. 

The fall and winter seasons typically showcase holiday-themed shows and exhibits that allow you to stock up on gifts for the upcoming year. 

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Gatlinburg Jewelry and Apparel Market

Do you own a small business or boutique? If so, the Gatlinburg Jewelry and Apparel Market is the perfect choice for you. Usually held each spring and fall, this market is only for buyers shopping for the newest trends. Here, you will see the newest fashions and be able to purchase them for your business. 

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Those who can appreciate the handmade crafts that Appalachia is known for, can attend the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair twice per year at the convention center. Artisans throughout the entire U.S. gather each year to showcase their pottery, leatherworks, and paintings. Make sure you keep an eye on the schedule so that you can catch some of the complimentary bluegrass music being played on the stage. 

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees

A yearly tradition, Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees is held in the Mills Auditorium, located within the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The proceeds from this event help to support The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. 

What accommodations are available nearby? 

The Convention Center is a short walk from many local hotels and a short drive from cabins like Bella Vista Lodge, Smoky Mountain Sunrise, and Cloud Dancer.

If you are attending one of the events held at the convention center, a cabin is a great choice, especially if you are traveling with a larger group.