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Auditorium Event Rentals

Auditorium and Program Shelter

The pastoral landscapes and vistas stretching across the rolling hills of the University of Tennessee Arboretum can create a picturesque setting for your program, meeting, workshop, or family event. Our auditorium features nearly 1,600 square feet of open floor space, a beautiful stone fireplace, and exposed Douglas fir roof beams, creating a rustic park-like experience. The building also has a small kitchen, restroom facilities, and an outdoor terrace area. Electricity, wireless communications, whiteboard/projection screen, and parking accommodations for approximately 75 cars are available at the site.

UT Arboretum Auditorium at night
UT Arboretum Auditorium at night
UT Arboretum Auditorium Event
UT Arboretum Auditorium class set up
UT Arboretum Program Shelter
UT Arboretum Program Shelter
UT Arboretum Auditorium Event
UT Arboretum Auditorium Event
  • 1600 square foot floor plan   
  • Indoor wood burning fireplace – wood provided   
  • Outdoor wood burning fireplace on large adjacent terrace – wood provided   
  • Catering kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and microwave   
  • Lighted parking for 75 cars   
  • Seating for 120 theatre style and 80 at tables depending on set up selected   
  • ADA accessible   
  • Wi-Fi   
  • Built in white board and projection screens   
  • Sound system with lavaliere, handheld and tabletop mic available   
  • Projection cart includes projector, laptop and speakers
UT Arboretum Auditorium Event
UT Arboretum Auditorium Event

Regular Event Rentals

Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except for University of Tennessee holidays, administrative closings, and internal scheduled field days or workshops. Sunday rentals are not available.

Rental Rates

  •     Auditorium One-half Day (4 hours): $300
  •     Auditorium Full Day (9 hours): $500
  •     Sharp Program Shelter Only (Call for rates and availability: 865-483-7277
  •     50 percent deposit of rental rate is required at time of booking.
  •     10 percent discount for currently enrolled University of Tennessee students or faculty and staff.
  •     15 percent discount for UT Arboretum Society Members.
  •     Rates are current as of September 2020 and are subject to change.
UT Arboretum Auditorium Kitchen
UT Arboretum Auditorium Kitchen
Exterior of UT Arboretum Auditorium

The pastoral landscapes and vistas stretching across the rolling hills of the University of Tennessee Arboretum can create a picturesque setting for your program, meeting, workshop, or family event. Our auditorium features nearly 1,600 square feet of open floor space, a beautiful stone fireplace, and exposed Douglas fir roof beams, creating a rustic park-like experience. The building also has a small kitchen, accessible restroom facilities, and an outdoor terrace area with an additional fireplace. Electricity, wireless communications, whiteboard/projection screen, projector, and parking accommodations for approximately 75 cars are available at the site. Accessible parking is available.

More Information

Information about these available times, facilities, and rental rates as well as access to the auditorium site, furniture set-up, and other stipulations is available in a printable format by viewing the UT Arboretum Auditorium Rental Information sheet below.

UT Arboretum Auditorium Rental Information

Contact: Michelle Campanis at mcampani@utk.edu or (865)483-7277.

UT Arboretum Location Map
UT Arboretum Location Map
UT Arboretum Program Shelter Map
UT Arboretum Program Shelter Map
UT Arboretum Auditorium Footprint
UT Arboretum Auditorium Footprint
UT Arboretum Auditorium Sample Furniture Arrangements
UT Arboretum Auditorium Sample Furniture Arrangements
UT Arboretum Auditorium Vista Album
UT Arboretum Auditorium Vista Album

Contact: Michelle Campanis at mcampani@utk.edu or (865)483-7277.

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