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Arboretum Auditorium Event Rental

Arboretum Auditorium




Outdoor Fireplace and Terrace

Program Shelter

Auditorium and Program Shelter
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The pastoral landscapes and vistas stretching across the rolling hills of the University of Tennessee Arboretum can create a picturesque setting for your program, meeting, workshop, or family event. Our auditorium features nearly 1,600 square feet of open floor space, a beautiful stone fireplace, and exposed Douglas fir roof beams, creating a rustic park-like experience. The building also has a small kitchen, restroom facilities, and an outdoor terrace area. Electricity, wireless communications, whiteboard/projection screen, and parking accommodations for approximately 75 cars are available at the site.

Available Times - Regular Event Rentals

Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except for University of Tennessee holidays, administrative closings, and internal scheduled field days or workshops.


  • 1600 square foot floor plan
  • Indoor wood burning fireplace - wood provided
  • Outdoor wood burning fireplace on large adjacent terrace - wood provided
  • Catering kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave
  • Lighted parking for 75 cars
  • Seating for 120 theatre style and 80 at tables depending on set up selected
  • ADA accessible
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built in white board and projection screens
  • Sound system with lavaliere mic available
  • Projection cart includes projector, laptop and speakers

Rental Rates

  • Auditorium One-half Day (4 hours): $300
  • Auditorium Full Day (9 hours): $500
  • Program Shelter Only (Call for rates and availability.)
  • 50 percent of rental rate is required at time of booking.
  • 10 percent discount for currently enrolled students or faculty and staff.
  • 15 percent discount for UT Arboretum Society Members.
  • Rates are current as of September 2017 and are subject to change.

More Information

Information about these available times, facilities, and rental rates as well as access to the auditorium site, furniture set-up, and other stipulations is available in a printable format by viewing the UT Arboretum Auditorium Rental Information sheet.

University of Tennessee - Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center
901 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 · Telephone: 865-483-3571 · Email: