There’s always an occasion to celebrate: baby showers, engagements, birthday parties, and girls’ nights out. It’s pretty easy to find a location for a kid’s party, but adults are a bit trickier.
Below you’ll find a great mix of places to host your next party — let the fun begin!
The first time my husband took me on the Volunteer Princess yacht for a date, I couldn’t believe it. It was unlike anything I had ever seen. Forget dinner and a movie, and think outside the box. This party spot is our favorite because it’s perfect for any occasion. The Volunteer Princess crew offers an unforgettable journey across the Tennessee River, with scenic views of Neyland Stadium, and views of some of Knoxville’s best and most beautiful landmarks. They offer a variety of cruises from holiday events, private cruises, weddings, brunch, and a gorgeous sunset dinner cruise.
The yacht features gorgeous scenic views, delicious food, and dancing! This year, our yearly Knoxville Moms Blog Birthday Bash was held on the yacht. We had a great time eating, dancing, and having an unforgettable moms’ night out. Check out all they have to offer here.
Cru has a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. Not only is the food delicious, but the management is outstanding. There’s a party room available for booking as well. If you want to simply reserve a table for 25 people however, there’s no charge.
My best friend threw a surprise party for her husband’s 30th birthday at Cru. She said the manager was easy to work with and helped ensure everyone was comfortable. The kids loved it, too! You can find their menu on their website. Everything is delicious!
Don can take you anywhere you want to go. With many years’ experience and an excellent reputation as a driver, Don Osborne can drop your entire party off at your destination and be there to pick you up when it’s over. His luxury bus seats up to 12 people comfortably, and it’s just as beautiful on the inside!
He can do it all: birthdays, bachelorette parties, Knoxville events — you name it. You can reach Don at 865.789.4567 to make arrangements for your next party.
In case you’re feeling a little extra (which as you can see, my friends and I always are), SkateTown is a great place for a party. It’s often overlooked, but it’s almost impossible not to enjoy the throwback roller-skates and old-school jams.
SkateTown offers private party packages, session parties, and public skating. My friends and I threw a great birthday party, complete with ’80s gear and all the accessories to match. Find their party packages here.
5. Maple Hall
This unique bowling spot is located in the heart of downtown Knoxville. They feature cozy lounge areas, VIP treatment, and delicious food. Maple Hall can host a variety of big events and celebrations, catered to your needs. Check out the TripAdvisor reviews (more photos, too!) and see why it’s the perfect spot for your next party.
What’s more unique than an amazing party complete with dinner and drinks, PLUS your own personal artwork to take home? Painting with a Twist offers a special experience where each attendee receives his or her own art canvas and supplies. If you can’t paint, don’t worry! A professional artist is there to direct you through everything. Painting with a Twist has thee Knoxville locations: Powell, Farragut, and downtown Knoxville.
If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, The Lonesome Dove is a great spot. With menu offerings such as wild pig, rabbit, and roasted garlic stuffed beef tenderloin (which is DELICIOUS, by the way), you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. This restaurant offers private dining with a food and beverage minimum. They also have experience hosting beautiful wedding receptions, graduation parties, and other special celebrations.
Calhoun’s on the River is always a familiar spot with excellent management and food. I call it our “old favorite,” and it’s usually a go-to spot to celebrate family birthdays. Calhoun’s offers public and private dining. They also offer call-ahead seating for parties of 10 or fewer.
Breakout games are becoming more and more popular because they offer a new level of adventure. Breakout has different scenarios where you and your friends must solve a mystery in order to “break out.” Participation requires a waiver, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There’s a minimum of two players and a maximum of 7-8 players per game.
10. The Front Porch
The Front Porch offers primitive Southern dining in a cozy neighborhood in Powell, TN. My sister threw my baby shower at the Front Porch and it was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. With homemade quiche and sweet tea, you can’t go wrong. The Front Porch also offers craft workshops and other events. You can find out more about their events, menu, and pricing on their website.