History & Staff

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.

Our History

Our History

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. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Lisa Gibson

    Lisa Gibson, President

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  • Lara Nuchols

    Lara Nuchols, Certified Wedding Planner

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  • Sandy Golden

    Sandy Golden, Venue Representative

  • Sheryl Hobbs

    Sheryl Hobbs, Venue Representative

  • Melinda Paul

    Melinda Paul, Venue Representative

  • Michele Lankford

    Michele Lankford, Venue Representative

  • Isaiah Caldwell

    Isaiah Caldwell, Event Assistant

  • Jerry Hurst

    Jerry Hurst, Venue Representative

  • Kevin Jennings

    Kevin Jennings, Venue Representative

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  • Chrissy Hawkins

    Chrissy Hawkins, Venue Representative

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  • Frances Williamson

    Frances Williamson, Hostess

  • Betty Hurst

    Betty Hurst, Hostess & Venue Representative

  • Judy Quinton

    Judy Quinton, Hostess

  • Cathy Shaver

    Cathy Shaver, Hostess

"Thank you so much for making everything so easy. We had a beautiful day and we couldn't have done it without the Smithview Pavilion team! You have a beautiful venue and your staff was very helpful and professional."  -  Mona K.