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History & Staff

Our Story

Our team has years of combined experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Families comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, trusting us because we are family-owned and have the highest integrity. We are a supportive member of our community and are a member of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.
At Smith Event Centers, we create memories!

1225
Events Hosted
12
Years in Business
300k
Memories Created

Our family-owned business first began serving families in our Hampton Hall banquet center in 1998. After seeing the need for a larger venue, Smith's opened the Life Event Center banquet hall in 2003. The popularity of these two venues led us to design the outdoor Smithview Pavilion, the largest of the three venues in 2008. All three venues are separate facilities but all are tied to the Smith campus which also includes the Flower Shop, Inc. Maryville's preferred full-service florist and lifestyle boutique. 

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson

President
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Lauren  Goodman

Lauren Goodman

Social Media Coordinator
Chrissy Lee

Chrissy Lee

Office Administrator/Venue Representative
Melinda Paul

Melinda Paul

Venue Representative
Missy Freels

Missy Freels

Venue Representative
Jeff Carroll

Jeff Carroll

Venue Representative
Isaiah Caldwell

Isaiah Caldwell

Venue Representative
Jennifer Burris

Jennifer Burris

Venue Representative
Betty Hurst

Betty Hurst

Hostess & Venue Representative
Jerry Hurst

Jerry Hurst

Venue Representative
Judy Quinton

Judy Quinton

Hostess
Cathy Shaver

Cathy Shaver

Hostess
Anita Ward

Anita Ward

Venue Representative
Sherry Ogle

Sherry Ogle

Venue Representative
Janet Hathaway

Janet Hathaway

Venue Representative
Natalie Bayles

Natalie Bayles

Venue Representative
Stephanie Paul

Stephanie Paul

Venue Representative
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