Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Gatlinburg CVB Sales Department would like to thank all our customers that selected Gatlinburg hotels, restaurants, attractions and the Gatlinburg Convention Center for their conventions and programs this past year. We truly appreciate that you entrust in bringing your event to Gatlinburg. 
The Gatlinburg Convention Center had its highest attendance in its thirty-year history in 2019! With all the new and exciting developments and enhancements that the city of Gatlinburg continues to have every year, Gatlinburg continues to be the premier destination for conventions, meetings and sporting events.  For those of you that have not had a convention or event in Gatlinburg, please let us know how we can help as we would really love to have you experience what Gatlinburg has to offer to your program and attendees. 
In this issue, we detail the two exciting concert announcements that will take place in Mills Auditorium inside the convention center, another new luxury cabin opening, hotel turn down service offering, another unique offsite venue offering, and a premier outdoor and recreation center store.
Gatlinburg at a glance
  • Convention Center: (148,000 square feet of total space)
  • Sleeping Rooms (4,000+ surrounding convention center including full and limited service hotels, condominiums, chalets and cabins)
  • Dining Options: (100+ restaurants, from casual to elegant gourmet establishments with the majority within walking distance to hotels and convention center)
  • Shopping: (500+ shops with 5 malls plus largest Arts & Crafts Community in the U.S.)
  • Attractions: (40+ along with many other entertainment options with the majority within walking distance to hotels and convention center)
  • Rocky Top Sports Complex: (Named top Multi-Use Sports Facility by SportsEvents Magazine) and (Favorite Indoor Venue by Sports Destination Management Magazine)
  • Gatlinburg Golf Course: (Named Best Municipal Golf Course in Tennessee by Golf Digest Magazine)

Calhoun's Banquet Hall
Calhoun’s Banquet Hall and Copper Cellar Catering
Interested in a unique off-site banquet venue?  Tucked away in downtown Gatlinburg amidst a river stream, tall lush trees, beautiful flora, surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains you’ll discover Calhoun’s Banquet Hall/Copper Cellar Catering.

Calhoun’s Banquet Hall has been a long-time favorite for small corporate and association events, plus family reunions and small religious gatherings.

The Calhoun’s Banquet hall features two rooms with the larger one accommodating up to 140 and the smaller seating up to 30 people. Large glass windows allow the serene atmosphere of the outdoors to compliment any function.

Calhoun’s Banquet Hall combines the feel of a private location with the convenience of everything Gatlinburg has to offer. 

Visit this venue at 104 Parkway, Suite 861 Gatlinburg, TN 37738.
Onsite parking is available for the convenience of event attendees.
For more info call 865.436.6004

Gatlinburg Convention Center Concerts
Jonathan Cain
from the Band Journey
in Concert
Friday, Feb. 28
Show starts at 8 p.m.

Jonathan Cain, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer known for his work with Journey, The Babys and Bad English, will perform at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Friday, February 28 at 8 p.m. as part of the second annual Tennessee Songwriters Week.

The concert will be a night of storytelling with Cain as he plays both old and new music and reflects on his time as a keyboard player and songwriter with Journey.

Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter
Ronnie Milsap in Concert
Saturday, Feb. 29
Show starts at 8 p.m.

“Smoky Mountain Rain” singer/songwriter to showcase musical talent in conjunction with Tennessee Songwriter Week.
Gatlinburg, Tenn. (November 21, 2019) — Ronnie Milsap, one of country music’s best-loved and most successful artists, will perform at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Saturday, February 29 at 8 pm as part of the state-wide celebration of the craft that put Tennessee on the map.

The Greystone Lodge on the River
The Greystone Lodge on the River in Gatlinburg is kicking it old school! 

Greystone Lodge on the River will be offering a turn down service on the second night of a guest’s stay. The guest’s bed will be turned down and they will find a sweet treat and card on the nightstand. This is just another way that the Greystone Lodge is going above and beyond to show appreciation to their guests for choosing to stay at the hotel. The Greystone Lodge on the River has been taking care of guests coming to Gatlinburg for 58+ years and will be the only Gatlinburg hotel offering this once traditional service!

For 40+ years, Nantahala Outdoor Center has provided the South’s best group adventures, activities and packages. The 18,000 square-foot flagship store, located in downtown Gatlinburg, provides the perfect spot to begin a Smoky Mountain Adventure! NOC Gatlinburg carries everything necessary to enjoy excursions into the Smokies including signature “gifts, gear and guidance.” The in-store shopping experience is unique and fun, boasting a swinging rope bridge, a kid-friendly bear cave, an indoor climbing wall and a giant fireplace for warming up on cool days. NOC offers complete planning assistance for whitewater rafting and other guided Smokies outdoor adventures. NOC Gatlinburg whitewater rafting trips, zip line tours, and group-friendly outdoor adventures keep participants excited and engaged. NOC adventures are perfect for a variety of groups, including:
  • Corporate Teams
  • Sports Teams
  • Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts                       
  • School & University Groups   
  • Reunions and Church Groups
While you’re there….Don’t forget to conquer the indoor climbing wall at NOC Gatlinburg! Become the adventurer when you choose your route to the top of our 25-foot wall. Weather doesn't matter, as the climbing wall is located inside the Gatlinburg location. Children and adults alike love the realistic rock feel of the climbing wall and the feeling of accomplishment upon reaching new heights! Climb in safety and comfort with trained climbing facilitators!   
Contact Information:
1138 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Greystone Pointe Lodge is the newest addition to the Stony Brook Cabins Property Management Company and is located just minutes from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg’s main parkway and featuring the following:

  • 1,100 square feet of spacious beauty on each floor
  • Two massive, floor to ceiling fireplaces on the main level
  • Two huge decks with outdoor fireplaces and seating area
  • 2-Hot tubs
  • Theater room
  • Pool Table and 60-game arcade
  • Commercial grade refrigerator and freezer with 2-ranges, 2-dishwashers and a free- standing ice maker
  • 15-bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom
  • Sleeps up to 52/ppl
  • Flat parking out front and flat entry - very accessible for all guests. A ramp is provided for handicap entry.

Lots of gathering places on both levels indoors and outdoors for everyone to find a comfy spot and enjoy the views and being "away from it all" in The Great Smoky Mountains.

For more information:
Stony Brook Cabins, LLC
(800) 633-5652
(865) 436-7428

Recent Customer Testimonials

Our  Crate Racin’ USA Annual Banquet  went off great. Our attendees were more than pleased with the city of Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Convention Center and everything from food to layout, etc. This was our first year in Gatlinburg and we are already looking and planning our return trip to Gatlinburg next year for this event.
Adam Stewart, Series Director, Crate Racin’ USA 
(310 attendees)

We have held the Tennessee Law Institute Annual Review in Gatlinburg for many, many years. Each year is a wonderful success due to all the staff and support at the Convention Center. We hold our event in the beautiful Mills Auditorium which is beautifully and tastefully decorated. We have never had a single glitch from setup to tear down. We can highly recommend coming to the Gatlinburg Convention Center for any size event.
Mark MacKenzie, Administrator, Tennessee Law Institute
(200 attendees)

We want to thank the employees of Gatlinburg Convention Center and Gatlinburg CVB for the outstanding assistance and service we recently received for the Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame 40th Event.  The service we received from Event Manager Amber along with caterer Proof of the Pudding’s Brandon was off the charts fabulous. Scott and Jada with the convention center were also extremely helpful. Everyone we worked with was extremely helpful and seemed to really care about the event being successful. The Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame will continue to return to Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Convention Center. 
Carol Burris, Event Planner, Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame
(1005 attendees)

We could not be happier with everything that took place in Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Convention Center during the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference . The entire Gatlinburg team went above and beyond our expectations and everyone was so helpful, happy and energetic. We are super excited to work with Gatlinburg again for future events. Looks like nothing but positive feedback on social media for the event as well. Yay! Please give many thanks to the entire Gatlinburg team!
Nikki Beaty, Event Manager, Gather Up Events
(1,658 attendees)

The USDA Farm Service Agency really enjoyed having our meeting in Gatlinburg for the first time. The CVB and Convention Center Staff were great, the hotels in Gatlinburg were great, and the entire city of Gatlinburg was great. We really look forward to having other meetings in Gatlinburg in the future.
James Welborn, Farm Loan Chief, USDA Farm Service Agency
(70 attendees)
Gatlinburg CVB
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