Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the quaint town of Gatlinburg is filled with everything a meeting planner needs to design a successful event: a state-of-the-art convention center, 16,000-plus sleeping rooms, hundreds of shops, restaurants, and attractions offering enough options to suit every interest.
From natural light flooding in through the gallery skylights to the exposed wooden beams, the Gatlinburg Convention Center is both spacious and warmly inviting.
Searching for a unique activity that gives attendees an immersive local arts scene experience? The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, which includes more than 100 independent artisans — the largest arts and crafts community in North America — offers a “Create Your Own” program. Participating shops offer hands-on workshops for participants to make their own crafts to take home.