Weddings at Candoro

Photo generously provided by Dixie Pixel Photography

The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center Grounds serve as a unique and affordable wedding venue with plenty of space for indoor or outdoor events. The venue offers 2,000 square feet of space inclusive of kitchen facilities as well as an attached carriage house that provides an additional 800 sq. ft. and is especially good for live music due to its pleasant acoustics. One acre of flat grassy lawn lined with Italian cypress trees perfect for tent setup or open air celebrations is also included in the fee.

Photo generously provided by Runaway Alice Photography

Venue Rental

Knoxville’s historic Candoro Marble building rents for $750, and is yours for the entire day. It is perfect for an event of 100 people or less. Generally, for a wedding or dinner, 4 hours or more are needed for setup, photos, breakdown, and clean-up. A $100 security deposit is required to book and will be refunded once the building is inspected for cleanliness and damage after the event. This deposit is refundable if the event is cancelled within 30 days of the scheduled day. Cleaning services are available for an additional $100. Chairs and tables (listed below) are available for use and included in the venue rental. Other furnishings may be brought in through the side entrance only with special care, so as not to scratch the marble floors.

Once Candoro Arts & Heritage Center has received your $100 deposit and signed rental agreement at the mailing address below, your name will be added to the official calendar of Candoro Arts & Heritage Center. You may download our wedding flyer, rental agreement contract and room layout in the forms section below.

Every wedding and event is required to carry an event insurance policy and provide Candoro Arts & Heritage Center with proof of your insurance. Event policies generally cost around one hundred dollars and can be purchased on the Event Helper website ( or added to a homeowners policy.


Chairs & Tables:

25 to 30 white wooden chairs
25 to 30 rubbermaid chairs
Two 8-foot tables
Three 6-foot tables
Two 4-foot tables

Mailing Address:

Candoro Arts & Heritage Center
P.O. Box 9473
Knoxville, TN 37940


Note: Even though the name of the official structure is entitled “Candoro” with an “o” at the end of the name, the local vernacular carried through in the pronunciation “Candora,” thus the street name evolved into Candora with the letter “a” published at the end on local signage. This can be confusing on modern day mapping and location apps.
The Candoro Marble Building is managed by The Candoro Arts and Heritage Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Candoro Marble Building. All proceeds collected from rental go toward the restoration, care, and programs to benefit the surrounding neighborhood. Thank you for supporting our work.