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Meeting Safely and Successfully

The Gatlinburg Convention Center has successfully and safely executed 70 events with 250,000+ attendees in 2021.  These events have varied from group meetings and conferences to craft fairs, religious conferences, and two different programs spanning the entire facility. The hard work that the convention center staff has done to ensure that sanization and safety protocols were in place for each event has been tremendous.

Gatlinburg Is Trending

Gatlinburg was recognized by TripAdvisor as the #1 Trending Destination in the U.S and #5 Trending Destination in the World for 2021.  Gatlinburg was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the 2021 Best Mountain Town to Visit in the USA beating out Telluride and Breckenridge, Colorado, Bar Harbor, Maine, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Getting to Gatlinburg is Easy Peasy

Gatlinburg is centrally located in the eastern U.S., which means it is less than a day’s drive from most major cities.  Once you are in Gatlinburg, getting around is easy as well.  The whole city (convention center, sleeping accommodations, restaurants, attractions) is within walking distance and everywhere you want to go is just a short stroll away.  Gatlinburg also offers a nostalgic streetcar trolley serving more than 800,000 riders every year.

Gatlinburg Breakout Spotlight Venues

It is an unwritten rule that all meals taste better taking place in a unique venue and even better when there are fantastic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Luckily for meeting planners, there are no shortages of choices when doing your event in Gatlinburg.

Seasons of Oberlocated in the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, can accommodate and organize offsite groups for meals and receptions for up to 250 people.

Anakeesta Cliff Top Bar & Grilla 70+ acre treehouse style adventure park, offers access to attendees from Downtown Gatlinburg via chairlifts, closed chair/gondolas or Ridge Rambler rides up to Anakeesta Mountain. Cliff Top Bar & Grill offers a 270-degree unobstructed scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and can accommodate private dining for groups up to 100 people in the main dining room area, and full buyouts that utilize the patio for up 300 people.

Ole Red GatlinburgBlake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality’s $9 million-dollar multi-level 16,000 square foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, offers unique breakout space with an exterior terrace.  Ole Red offers full restaurant and mezzanine buy out opportunities that can accommodate up to 170 people.

The #1 Choice for Conventions and Groups

In 2021, the Gatlinburg Convention Center will host 35 new events that have never taken place in Gatlinburg.  It just goes to show that the word is out.  Gatlinburg is the place to have your next convention, group or event.  Which begs the question, if you have not brought your group to Gatlinburg yet, what are you waiting for?