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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!

900
Events Hosted
11
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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Lara Nuchols

Lara Nuchols

Event Planner
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Sandy Golden

Sandy Golden

Venue Representative
Sheryl Hobbs

Sheryl Hobbs

Venue Representative
Melinda Paul

Melinda Paul

Venue Representative
Chrissy Hawkins

Chrissy Hawkins

Venue Representative
Isaiah Caldwell

Isaiah Caldwell

Venue Representative
Jeff Carroll

Jeff Carroll

Venue Representative
Jennifer Lawson

Jennifer Lawson

Venue Representative
Frances Williamson

Frances Williamson

Hostess
Betty Hurst

Betty Hurst

Hostess & Venue Representative
Jerry Hurst

Jerry Hurst

Venue Representative
Judy Quinton

Judy Quinton

Hostess
Cathy Shaver

Cathy Shaver

Hostess

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