International Storytelling Center

116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Max Capacity: 400 people
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, the state’s oldest town and storytelling capital of the world, the International Storytelling Center (ISC), offers a one-of-a kind event destination with modern amenities in an old-world setting. Stroll down Jonesborough’s well-preserved Main Street to find quaint, locally-owned shops, historic homes, and cozy bed and breakfasts. This, along with tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks, offers a quaint charm that is the perfect setting for events or meetings. The Center campus includes the 14,000-square-foot Mary B. Martin Hall, surrounding plaza and courtyard, and three-acre Storytelling Park that all offer a quaint charm that is the perfect setting for your business meeting, faculty retreat, seminar or presentation. Choose from our spacious light filled parlor with its adjoining private courtyard, or the more formal Library, with a balcony overlooking Jonesborough’s historic district. For presentations and lectures use the Krispy Kreme Storytelling Theater, an intimate ninety-five seat theater with adjoining lobby, perfect for your VIP reception and presentation.
Venue Types
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400
Serving the Jonesborough, TN Area
Capacity: 150  
$20-$140 /person
$150 /event
Celebrate life events: reunions, birthdays, retirements, & more. Have your meetings, social/group gatherings, workshops, youth/music retreats, and just quiet days here. Space for overnight, day, hostel, and short and long term sabbatical stays. We cannot accommodate wedding ceremonies or renewal of vows..
Serving the Jonesborough, TN Area
Capacity: 170  
$45-$1,350 /event
Plan your next wedding, reception, meeting, or seminar at Rocky Mount Museum. Our facilities are perfect to boost attendance, keep prices affordable, and provide a unique view of Tennessee's history. Vast vistas of surrounding mountains, forested hills and pastoral farm fields offer beautiful backdrop for outdoor wedding day activities with a safety venue for inclement weather in 150 seat theatre/auditorium. Venue needs to be seen to be fully appreciated, The meeting facilities are air conditioned, handicapped accessible and very flexible. Three seminar rooms seat 20-40 per room. Each room has its own entrance and exit. All three may be joined by opening sliding partitions to seat up to 120.
Serving the Jonesborough, TN Area
Capacity: 200  
$75-$2,500 /event
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