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We have heard thousands of questions, and chosen to provide you with the answers to some of the more common questions relating to a wedding or another type of special event. Any specific questions you may have, contact us at (865) 281-1468 or by email: [email protected].

Where is the business office located for Smith Event Centers?
The office is located inside of the Smith Professional Building, 627 Smithview Drive, Maryville. Office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. Tours of the venues may be scheduled during office hours or after hours by appointment only. Office Phone 865-281-1468 


What type of events can you handle?

We have hosted many different types of events including bridal showers, baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal luncheons, family reunions, class reunions, business meetings, church dinners, birthday parties, graduation celebrations, wedding anniversary celebrations, memorial gatherings, business meetings, and various other types of gatherings. 


Can I bring in my own food and beverages?
Yes, we allow you to handle food & beverage service on your own but it's not recommended. There is a $200 additional fee to use the kitchen and/or cater on your own. All vendors for catering and beverage service must provide a copy of their licenses otherwise the $200 fee will be accessed. We will be happy to make recommendations for you of licensed caterers and bartenders/food servers which have met all TN State health and safety requirements. We advise all our clients to hire a licensed caterer for their event; one with experience and knowledge of handling food service and experience with catering. Alcoholic beverages are allowed but must be served to the public by a licensed and insured bartender. "Cash bars" are not allowed at any of Smith Event Centers venues. 

Are the Event Centers all together at the same location?
No, the Event Centers are all at separate locations. However, they are all tied to the Smith campus. We have three separate Event Centers. We have the outdoor Smithview Pavilion, Life Event Center and Smith Professional Center which houses the Hampton Hall banquet room and the Smith Learning Studio.

What is the floral coupon included with the wedding packages at Smithview Pavilion?
The coupon included with our wedding packages is 20% off your wedding floral order. The coupon may be used for any floral, decor or gift item at the Flower Shop, Inc. 1410 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN. You may select any color or type of fresh or silk flowers, any type of container, any green plant or any type of gift item in the store. This credit may not be used for table rental, chair rental or table cloth rental.

Appointments are necessary for wedding consultations at Flower Shop. Plan on approximately one hour for the appointment. Appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Due to our busy wedding season, wedding consultations cannot be scheduled on Saturdays. Please call 865-981-4222 to schedule your wedding consultation at least two months prior to the wedding date.

How do I get a marriage license?
If you're getting married in the state of Tennessee you must first apply for a wedding license at any in-state county clerk's office. These offices are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court. Couples who complete a marriage counseling course by a qualified counselor or minister will be extended a discount on the license fee. There is no waiting period. You will receive your marriage license immediately after you submit your application. Tennessee has 86 offices where a marriage license may be acquired. In Blount County, it is located at the Blount County Clerk's Office, 345 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37804, 865-273-5800.  For additional information regarding marriage licenses in Tennessee, go to http://www.weddingvendors.com/marriage-license-laws/

Can I rent tables linens?
Yes, we have white table linens for rent for $10 each. The white cloths are made of a medium-weight fabric blend of polyester and cotton. We also offer various different colored table overlays for $5 rental and rentals for colored cloth napkins for .75 each (minimum 100). 


What are my responsibilities at the end of the event?

You are responsible to take everything out with you that you brought in - all your personal items & all rental items must leave with you at the end of the event. This includes all food & drinks. Any food & drinks that are left after your event, will immediately be disposed of.  Smith Event Centers is not responsible for anything left at the venue after your event. We schedule back-to-back events and we do not have storage facilities for your personal belongings or for items you have rented from a Rental Company. Please make the necessary arrangements with the Rental Companies to have their inventory items picked up at the end of the event or the following morning by 9:00 a.m. This also includes Sundays. Contact our Event team for specific details 865-281-1468.

Can I use Smithview Pavilion or the historic Brown's Creek Bridge property for a photo session?
Yes, we allow area photographers to use our property at Smithview Pavilion and the area around the historic Brown's Creek Bridge for photo sessions. There is a $25 per hour charge and this must be paid in full before the photo session. The scheduled date and time must be verified through our business office. Call 865-281-1468 for details. If you are a current customer, the property may be used for photos at no additional charge. The date and time must be verified through the office. 

What payment options are available?
We accept cash, checks, all major credit/debit cards and PayPal.