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 Downtown Knoxville! If you’re looking for a fun local gathering space, Ijams Nature Center is the perfect location for you!

Ijams facilities make the perfect place for corporate retreats, family picnics and birthday parties, with convenient access to hiking trails and extra activities such as watercraft rentals from RiverSports and the Navitat ziplining adventure!

  • The Multi-Purpose Room in the Ijams Visitor Center is a large, open space. Amenities include tables, chairs, projection screen, easy access to restrooms and a beautiful back terrace with a view of the forest. The room can be divided into three smaller rooms for breakout sessions.
  • The Glass Room features gorgeous views of the grounds for smaller gatherings, parties and meetings.
  • Two covered outdoor pavilions and other spaces available for picnics and other occasions.
  • Extras like table linens, a projector and PA sound system may be added to indoor room rentals for a nominal fee.

Rental Facilities & Rates

To inquire about availability, please complete the form below or to directly contact Ijams’ Rentals Coordinator, Nathan McGhee, please e-mail, or call 865-577-4717 ext. 142.


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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