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General FAQ's

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Can I stop by to take a look at the facilities?

We would love to set up a personal tour of the property for you. This way you can see the space and speak with our event manager who can answer all of your questions, share ideas and pictures, and even put together a custom estimate. Please call (865) 981-8014 to set up a time that is convenient for you.

How far in advance do I need to reserve a space?

We have no deadline to reserve a space, but it usually takes approximately 10 days to complete all of the paperwork and properly coordinate all of the details.

What is included when I book the space?

Each contract is negotiated based on individual needs. Fees will include facility rental costs, basic technical services, check-in/out services, 24 hour security, and much more. Our staff will work with you to make sure all of the details of your contract are met.

How do I reserve a space?

Give us a call at (865) 981-8014. We are happy to check availability for you, answer any other questions you may have, and lead you through the reservation process.

Is my event date available?

Give us a call! We are happy to check availability for you and answer any other questions you may have! (865) 981-8014. You may also visit https://ems.maryvillecollege.edu/emswebapp/BrowseForSpace.aspx to view rooms on campus and check availability.

What is the reservation process?

Once a date is secured, we require a signed contract with a non-refundable deposit. The deposit is $500 damage deposit plus half of the rental fees. We also require the purchase of a general liability insurance policy for the event. Once all of the paperwork is in place, our Event Manager will contact you to meet with the rest of the event services staff to finalize your event details.

What equipment is provided, not provided?

We have 60-inch round tables and 250 banquet chairs, 6x8 staging, lighting and sound. We do NOT provide bar-top tables, tablecloths, dance floors, or tents.

What things are not allowed at the facilities?

We do not permit open flames, glitter, or the use of nails, staples, or glue to put up signage.

Do I need to hire an event planner to have my event at the college?

No. While we love working with event planners, our services include an event manager who handles on-site coordination. We have a wide range of in-house services for you to choose from making it easy and fun to plan your event.

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer discounted rates to Maryville College staff, faculty, students and alumni as well as non-profit organizations.


Clayton Center for the Arts Events FAQ's

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What kind of events can the Clayton Center accommodate?

The Clayton Center can host amateur and professional theatre and musical productions, corporate meeting and parties, weddings and wedding receptions, banquets, proms, fundraisers, etc.

How many people can you accommodate?

The Clayton Center has three auditoriums. The Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre can accommodate up to 1196, the Haslam Family Flex Theatre and the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall each accommodate up to 250 people. The William Baxter Lee, III Grand Foyer can accommodate up to 250 in a sit-down banquet and up to 450 in a standing reception.

Are multiple events booked in the Clayton Center at the same time?

Depending upon the types of events, we may book more than one event at a time. We take care to ensure that each customer’s needs are met and that the spaces needed do not overlap.

Do you offer event packages?

Yes! We offer several different packages with a variety of services so you have lots of options. Call or email us to receive a brochure which will go over package details and pricing.

Can I bring my own caterer?

The Clayton Center has pre-approved local vendors to provide catering services in the facility. Event planners are encouraged to use these vendors to provide their catering needs.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages must be provided by and served by Clayton Center licensed and insured bartenders. Donated alcohol is not permitted.

How many parking spaces are at the Clayton Center?

There are 252 parking spaces available in the Clayton Center parking lot. Groups with attendance over 400 will require parking staff.


Maryville College Special Events FAQ's

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What kind of events can Maryville College accommodate?

Maryville College can host corporate or private meeting and events including weddings and wedding receptions, banquets, parties, and fundraisers.

 

How many people can you accommodate?

Maryville College has a variety of venues that can accommodate from 8 to 400.  Whether you’re planning a family get-together, corporate meeting, a dance or a wedding, we have a space that will fit your needs.

What equipment do you provide?

We have 60-inch round tables and black, folding chairs, and sound.

Can I have special catered events?

Yes! Maryville College has in-house catering services on campus that will be happy to work with you to plan your specific needs including special banquets, outside events and refreshment and beverage breaks.

Can I bring my own caterer?

No, Maryville College has in-house catering services on campus.

Can I serve alcohol at my event?

Alcoholic beverage service must be approved by Maryville College officials.  Once approved, you can contract with a bartender of your choice and serve beverages as approved.


Maryville College Summer Events FAQ's

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What kind of summer events can Maryville College accommodate?

Maryville College can host any sort of camp or conference for kids or adults – commuter or residential.

How many people can you accommodate?

The Maryville College has 4 auditoriums, 30 classrooms/meeting rooms, 3 dining rooms, and overnight housing for up to 700 in traditional and semi-private suites.


If you can not find an answer to your question, please call 865.981.8014 for help