Hunter Museum of American Art 10 Bluff View • Chattanooga • Tennessee 37403


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • The museum’s blend of modern and classic architecture is enhanced by its surrounding vistas. A premier spot, the historic mansion’s Grand Foyer has its own terrace and boasts 40-foot windows overlooking the Tennessee River.
  • You’ll enjoy sweeping rooftop panoramas and fabulous sunsets. The huge Riverview Terrace has bird’s-eye views of the water and museum property, while the intimate Paley Terrace spotlights the Walnut Street Bridge.
  • Make art part of your celebration. Whether it’s cocktails beside a signature sculpture or a private tour through The Galleries, let your guests mingle amidst the traditional and contemporary treasures housed here.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,500–20,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
  • Contemporary Wing (five spaces)
    Lobby $4,000 | Auditorium $1,500 | Combined $4,500–6,500
    Paley Terrace $1,500 | 24-Hour Terrace $2,750

    River Terrace
    Base pricing for the River Terrace is $6,000. In April, May, and October a tent rental is required, for an additional $12,000.

    Full facility rental (River Terrace + Contemporary Wing) is $8,500, excluding a tent. Saturday rentals require rental of the full Contemporary Wing and/or the River Terrace.

    All rentals run 4 hours, scheduled between 6pm and midnight. If holding a ceremony on-site, it is recommended that you add an additional hour to your rental.

Additional Info
  • Staffing and security fees are additional.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 750
Reception Seated 300 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Preferred list

Selecting a non-preferred caterer requires approval and an additional fee of $500.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, Monday–Wednesday & Friday–Sunday evenings after 6pm, Monday–Friday daytime until 5pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Art Gallery
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • River
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Panoramic


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