Parties, Meetings and Retreats

A truly unique community resource, Ijams Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation—five minutes from the heart of the City of Knoxville!  Ijams is a wonderful place for your corporate event, wedding shower or community meeting.  If you need a gathering space that is unique yet convenient, Ijams Nature Center is a the perfect location for you!

Ijams Nature Center features a variety of activities to make your event special. From bike and boat rentals to naturalist programs and the Navitat Knoxville Ijams Canopy Experience,  Ijams is the perfect spot for corporate retreats and team building exercises.

The multipurpose room in the Ijams Visitor Center is a large, open space. Amenities include tables, chairs, pull-down screen and sound system, attached full kitchen (with limited use), easy access to restrooms and a beautiful view of the back terrace and forest. It can be divided into three smaller rooms for breakout sessions. The Visitor Center also features a glass room with a gorgeous view of the grounds for smaller gatherings, parties and meetings. Ijams also has covered outdoor pavilions and other spaces available for picnics and other gatherings. These areas can be mixed and matched to suit your specific needs.

To inquire about rates and availability, please complete the form below. To contact Ijams’ Rentals Coordinator, Carolyn Corley, please e-mail, or call 865-577-4717 ext. 142.

2018 List of Ijams Preferred Caterers


Multipurpose Room in the Visitor Center


Rentals and Weddings Inquiry Form

Please fill out this form and we will get back to you shortly regarding availability for your rental. Thank you for your interest in Ijams!
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    Your rental start time should include the time you would like to arrive to set up.
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    Your rental end time will include all take down and clean up.