Tuckaleechee Retreat Center and Cabins

160 Bear Lodge Dr, Townsend, TN
Max Capacity: 80 people
We are a non-profit, Christian Retreat Center, which houses the home office for Children's Bible Ministries, Inc. We offer six cabins/lodges of varying sizes, sleeping from 2-40 guests each! Bed and bath linens are provided! The center is perfect for family reunions, retreats. and family/couple getaways. Both the meeting space and the dining room in Elk Lodge will seat approximately 60 people comfortably, and the meeting space in Bear Lodge will seat approximately 40 people comfortably. The dining room in Bear Lodge will seat approximately 30 people comfortably. Overnight accommodations are required to rent the meeting space. Based on availability, cabins can be rented separately, or multiple cabins can be rented together to hold more people. Two of our six cabins (Elk Lodge and Bear Lodge) are great for conferences, retreats, and reunions, as they offer meeting space! All six of our cabins have outdoor hot tubs, decks, gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen (some have dishwashers and some do not), flatscreen cable TVs, and WiFi. Some of our cabins feature indoor Jacuzzis, game tables, and washer/dryer. The town in which we are located, Townsend, is incredibly quiet, peaceful, and serene. It is an amazing family-friendly atmosphere. Townsend is great for hiking (Cades Cove is just down the road), biking, tubing, horseback riding and ziplining, fishing, bluegrass music, and arts/crafts. But only 30-45 minutes away are Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, where every activity, show, and Dollywood are at your fingertips. Cherokee is about 1.5 hours away, and Knoxville is 1 hour. Chattanooga is about 2 hours. Most of our staff live on the property, so although our office hours are (technically) Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, we are always just a phone call or text away! We love e-mail and social media, and we love to get to know all of our guests! We look forward to having you!
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Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 80
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 2
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 800
 
For over 20 years, Rothchild Catering has been serving delicious foods attractively presented to East Tennessee and beyond. Rothchild Catering started in a leased 19-stool, 520 square foot snack shop in Knoxville’s leading office complex.
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 400  
$697.50-$21,146.50 /event
We Make Every Vacation Exceptional. Eden Crest Vacation Rentals offers the finest in upscale, luxury log cabins in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. Enjoy king bed suites, fireplaces, hot tubs, pool tables, bedside Jacuzzis, fully equipped kitchens and magnificent mountain views. Eden Crest’s romantic wedding packages take the stress out of planning a romantic Smoky Mountain wedding and include the luxury and perks that every blushing bride wants! We can help arrange all the details from the location of the ceremony, the minister, photographer and even the reception.Our luxury resorts are perfect for Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge destination weddings, as all of the wedding guests can rent cabins in the same location and enjoy all of the excitement and beauty of both the wedding and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 1200
 
$225-$4,900 /event
A Premier Venue for Business and Milestone Events The Venue at Lenoir City (Lenoir City, Tennessee), conveniently located at I-75 and I-40 just 3 miles west of Farragut, welcomes your business and milestone events to its distinctive venue. Newly constructed and boasting virtually every amenity one can envision, The Venue is spacious and luxurious inside and out. It features 20-foot ceilings, high-end finishes, state-of-the art audiovisual systems, impeccable gardens, and eco-friendly features, as well as a well-appointed catering kitchen. Parking is complimentary, as is the wireless Internet accessed by 21 WiFi hot-spots located throughout the facility and garden area. The professional staff at The Venue is second-to-none and offers knowledgeable assistance to make your event vision a reality. Staff consistently receives 5-star reviews throughout social media platforms, and returning clients make up a high percentage of The Venue's business. Whether planning your dream wedding, an important fundraiser, a business meeting or trade show, The Venue at Lenoir City should be at the top of your list! (Photos courtesy of Jimmy Chiarella, Kelsey Prater Photography, Mirtography, MNKpro, RAG Artistry, Sullivan Photography, Temple Photography, Tomeki Tilson Photography, and Zamana Lifestyles Photography)
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 55  
The Cook Loft is a 2200 sq. ft. luxury condo with two bedrooms and two and one half baths that rents by the night. It can be used for all sorts of events from overnight stays to corporate meetings. Cook Loft is located in the heart of the financial & theatre district of downtown Knoxville, TN. It is conveniently situated 4 blocks from the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville Convention Center. Event tickets, catering, video conf. setup, please call for pricing
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 9000  
$250-$4,000 /event
The Sevierville Convention Center is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains just off Highway 66 at traffic light 17.4 in Sevierville! The Sevierville Convention Center offers two amazing exhibit halls with a combined space being more than 107,500 square feet and perfect for trade shows and so much more. Each exhibit hall can be divided to create two halls and is then separated by a Hufcor Airwall. The ballroom space in the Sevierville Convention Center totals more than 19,000 square feet and can be divided creating four exceptional event halls also separated by Hufcor Airwalls. The Sevierville Convention Center does offer small meeting room space, managers show offices, ticket office, food court and a full-service in-house food and beverage team led by Executive Chef David. The Sevierville Convention features expansive on-site parking for attendees and event vehicles (trucks/trailers, etc.) The load-in and load-out process is made seamless by two drive ramps and 10-bay loading dock. The convention centers greatest asset is the Team! This convention center team transforms the beautiful facility into an "environment for success" for all clients. They still believe they are in the relationship business and that "The Human Factor" defines their success.
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 150
 
$600-$4,000 /event
A southern wedding…transcending time and dimension-your wedding day will truly be a magical moment to be remembered forever. Sampson's Hollow is a panoramic location for a vintage-inspired wedding in a classic, but rustic setting. Do you have visions of rolling green hills, floral meadows, a mountain landscape or a woodland setting for your ceremony? Is it difficult to find a venue that provides all of those backgrounds? Do you worry about a back-up plan in case of bad weather? Are you concerned that your guests feel comfortable and enjoy the amenities and atmosphere of the property that you choose? We would love to have you visit, take a tour and explore the features and benefits of having a Sampson’s Hollow wedding. Gently kissed by the romantic mist of the Great Smoky Mountains, the property has been recognized as a Century old farm by the state of Tennessee, making it a historical site. What a perfect canvas to shape the memories of your storybook event. The charm of a farm wedding can be as rustic and vintage as influenced by your favorite inspiration boards, or it can be classic and sophisticated, reflecting more of a French Country ambiance. Do you have a whimsical soul and would love to have a romance in the woods ceremony, perhaps at twilight, and surrounded by tall timbers and the privacy provided by nature. The panoramic venue is tucked away between two natural valleys in the middle of two mountains vistas-peaceful and secluded away from the sounds of traffic. Sampson’s Hollow is unique in that we want to help you to build a package that will be perfect for your unique wedding day-a true reflection of the romance that you share with the love of your life. Have you found the one whom your soul loves? Has he asked the most important question of your life and you have said, yes? Please contact one of our professional and experienced coordinators for more information and to schedule a visit to the mountains. We would be honored to take care of you, your family and your friends as you begin your lives together. In addition to weddings, Sampson's Hollow is also available for family reunions, as well as corporate functions & meetings. Please contact us today for more information!
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 235
 
Weddings onboard the “Star of Knoxville” riverboat are a most unique and distinctive choice for your wedding. We can provide complete arrangements for the most intimate of weddings to the most elaborate, accommodating anywhere from 2 to 110 for a ceremony and reception and up to 235 for a reception only.
Serving the Townsend, TN Area
Capacity: 400
 
$2,000 /event
The newly updated 5 story, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oak Ridge - Knoxville makes planning and hosting your meeting easy. Whether you are organizing a conference, sales presentation, corporate retreat, theme party or formal affair, we can accommodate them all. Rely on our expertise to provide the perfect setting for any occasion. Our meeting services include in-house audio/visual services, first-class catering facilities and dedicated experienced personnel to ensure your event is a success from start to finish.