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The Sunsphere Event Floor
The 6th floor of the Sunsphere is the largest floor of the structure, and is the only floor available for event rentals. The Event Floor boasts a 360-degree view of Knoxville with floor to ceiling windows. Nicknamed by many guests as “The Social Venue – the Sunsphere Event Floor’s design encourages conversation and movement. Everyone has experienced an event where one group stayed on one side of the room and another group “cliqued’ off to the opposite side. The circular layout affords our guests the opportunity to enjoy the entire room and socialize with more of the crowd. Promoting conversation amongst your guests are the different landmarks in Knoxville to experience on each side: North, South, East and West. We offer a variety of specialty room set-ups and have a generous amount of food and bar service tables ready for use.

The Sunsphere Event Floor also offers a fantastic audio -visual system with surround sound and 3 HD Plasma flat-screened televisions tastefully mounted in focal points of the room. Weddings have become popular on the event floor as the room can easily be “flipped” from rowed seating/ceremony to reception set up. From corporate power lunches and promotional dinners to intimate weddings, the Sunsphere has hosted a variety of events since re-opening in November 2010. Our grand re-opening in March in conjunction with First Friday hosted over 600 people over the course of the evening and afforded the general public the opportunity to experience a party at the top! We are proud to be able to offer our clients numerous choices for having a custom party to fit their needs. We allow any caterer of choice to service events and can refer various bar service options.

Rentals are for three hours - additional time can be added at $350 per hour. Adequate set up and break down time is provided for every event. We have the following tables/chairs that come with the venue rental:

- (150) Chiavari Mahogany Chairs with black chair cushions
- (15) 60' round guest tables (can seat 8-10 people per table)
- (2) 6 foot rectangular tables
- (2) 8 foot rectangular tables
- (1) 48' round cake table
- (3) Glass and wood high top cocktail tables
- Complete audio/visual system, i-Pod docking station, and 3 flat screen plasma TV’s &surround sound throughout event floor


Every event rental is different; pricing will be in line with venue demand and size of party. For the quickest rental quote and venue availability, please e-mail your request to sara@sunsphereeventrentals or call direct to 865.363.9538 Phone calls received by 4pm on a business day will be returned as quickly as possible, however e-mail quotes can usually be delivered within minutes of a request and also on weekends.


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