Jubilee Banquet Facility
Thursday, December 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
A festive family gathering, a corporate luncheon or a wedding rehearsal dinner – the Blue Room at the Jubilee Banquet Facility is versatile and perfect for your next special occasion.
The Blue Room can easily accommodate 40 guests making it perfect for any intimate gathering, meeting or celebration.
The beauty of having your special event at Jubilee Banquet Facility is professional staff can help plan the event to suit your style. Do you need black tie service for your formal rehearsal dinner or to impress important corporate clients? Not only can we handle it, we can also design the perfect menu to suit your needs.
Are you planning an informal affair, like an anniversary party or a bachelorette party? The Blue Room can be decorated to match the tone of the event. Fun centerpieces with balloons liven up the decor for an informal, intimate event.
To book the Blue Room for your next event, contact Jubilee Banquet Facility at 865-938-2112.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010 | News and Events, Uncategorized | No Comments
The hair, the make-up, the nails, but nothing is more important for Prom than The Dress. To make sure you select the right dress for you, here are some suggestions and tips for Prom Dress shopping.
Before shopping, determine your budget. It’s heartbreaking to fall in love with a dress and then discover it exceeds your budget.
Determine the look that you want to achieve. This is where research comes into play. Look online and in stores to see which styles look chic, classy, girlie or trendy.
Learn what style suits you. A trusted friend or relative can help you determine your prom dress style. Bring a friend who will won’t be afraid to tell you the truth. Is the dress flattering and does it suit your personality?
Find the dress with the right fit. You can wear the most stylish dress in the world but spoil the look if you spend the entire evening tugging and pulling at it. Also, comfort is important, especially if you plan on dancing the night away.
If you’re looking for the perfect prom dress, the only place to be on January 16 is Jubilee Banquet Facility which will host KnoxBride.com’s Dash for the Dress: Prom Edition. Boutiques will have racks and racks of their prom dresses at deep discounted prices. Vendors such as salons and photographers will be on hand to answer questions and offer specials and discounts. Dash for the Dress: Prom Edition will be broadcast live and promoted by HOT 104.5, Q 93.1, STAR 102.1 and knoxbride.com.
Monday, November 15th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
The definition of ‘fusion’ is the merging of different elements into a union. Vicky Baptist, of Knox Photo Fusion has successfully merged her love of photography into beautiful works of wearable art.
Vicky began her Photo Fusion endeavor three years ago. A long-time children’s photographer, she said her goal was to be working in artistic photography. It was when she saw painted jewelry that she thought, “I wonder if you could use photographs?”
After a year of trial and error, Vicky was able to integrate her artistic photographs with jewelry. All the photographs used to create the jewelry are things that Vicky has taken pictures of.
“People like to guess what it is and they want to know the story behind it,” Vicky said. For example, when she created the breast cancer awareness design last year, she photographed pink impatiens. She said she used impatiens because of their resilience and their symbolic renewal of spring.
Vicky can also do custom jewelry work. Customers bring in a photos and Vicky works magic to re-size, re-shape, crop and Photoshop the pictures to create ornaments, earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, cufflinks, wine tags, key chains, barrettes, headbands, pet collar charms and bookmarks.
Looking for unique bridesmaid gifts or keepsakes? Do you want your company logo on something timeless? Knox Photo Fusion has done it all. “We have something for everybody,” Vicky said.
For more information, visit knoxphotofusion.com. Also, you can visit Vicki at the Farmers Market at Market Square on Saturdays through November 20th or at Christmas in the City at Market Square on December 4, 11 and 18.
We love Vicky’s work so much that we’re offering an opportunity for a free piece of jewelry. Book an event for February or September at Jubilee Banquet Facility and you will receive a piece of Vicky’s art.
Monday, November 15th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
For most families, the Thanksgiving holidays are an opportunity to gather together and the Jubilee family is no different.
Jubilee Banquet Facility is a family affair. Sharon Morton opened Jubilee three years ago so the community could have a place to gather and celebrate all the events in their lives. Not only has the community embraced Jubilee, Sharon’s family whole-heartedly support the facility. During events at Jubilee, you can see Sharon’s husband, Rob, setting up tables or her son or oldest daughter serving drinks or cleaning up after the event. Sharon’s youngest daughter is the creative one in the family and helps her Mom by preparing signs for different events.
Since Sharon’s family is so involved with Jubilee, it makes sense that her extended family gathers in the Blue Room every year for Thanksgiving dinner. When the family discuss where to hold the annual feast, everyone unanimously says, “Jubilee.”
In order to spend quality time with family, Jubilee is closed at noon on November 24 and will re-open November 27.
If you would like to host your family gathering at Jubilee, contact us at 865-938-2112.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Fine chocolates can be compared to fine wines. Each has a distinct flavor, aroma and texture. Also, both can be tasted and appreciated in a social setting for the sake of comparison and discovering new products.
Chocolate tasting parties are becoming as popular as wine tasting events and more people are beginning to understand the combination of flavors that make up fine chocolate.
When conducting a chocolate tasting event, there are some things to consider. First of all there is no “right” or “wrong” taste. We all have a different set of taste buds and we all react differently to tastes, textures and aromas. When sampling chocolate, each person should learn what pleases them personally.
To achieve the most pleasurable experience when tasting chocolate, you should fully engage all your senses.
When you look at the chocolate, examine the color. Is it a reddish-brown or a rich, deep brown? Does it look glossy or does it have more of a matte finish?
Next, take a minute to appreciate the aroma. One tip to release the aroma is to gently rub the piece of chocolate with your thumb. To isolate the aroma, you can cup the piece in your hands, like you’re holding a brandy snifter. Some chocolates have a floral or fruity hint. Milk chocolates can give off cream, milk or malt aromas. Dark chocolates can have a variety of smells. Roasted coffee, nutty, dried fruit or even wine are all aromas that can sometimes be detected in a sample of dark chocolate.
Now, it’s time to taste the sample. Snap off a piece and place it your mouth. Resist the urge to chew and let the sample go to the roof of your mouth. Let your tongue pass over the bottom of it. How does it feel as it melts? Is it smooth and creamy? Does it feel hard and waxy? Grainy? Powdery? Dry?
Now, sample a piece and see what the chewing experience feels like. Is it sticky, gummy or cake-like? How long does the flavor stay in your mouth.
The wonderful thing about tasting chocolate is that it doesn’t require any experience or expertise. And, with practice, you’ll discover what chocolates appeal to all your senses.
To host a chocolate tasting event at Jubilee Banquet Facility, call 865-938-2112.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
A birthday party for a 6-year-old. Soccer practice. Awards banquet for a sports team. What do all these things have in common? These are all events that have been held in the Jubilee Banquet Facility’s Gymnasium.
The Gymnasium is a full-sized gym that’s suitable for almost any event that you can dream up.
Looking for an inspired idea for a child’s birthday party? Let the staff of Jubilee Banquet Facility plan the perfect party that your child will remember for years to come. For example, it’s easy to transform the Gym into a carnival, complete with games and fair food. Set up a ring toss, football throw or duck pond game and offer small prizes for the guests. Another great birthday party idea is to set up the Gym as an obstacle course and arm the kids with Nerf guns. They’ll have a blast!
Our Gym also makes the perfect spot for indoor soccer practice and church-league basketball or volleyball games.
The gym can be easily decorated to capture the imagination of any theme you can envision for a dance or awards banquet ceremony.
The convenient party rooms that connect to the Gym are another benefit to hosting your party at Jubilee Banquet Facility. Retro Alley accommodates up to 32 guests and is decorated to look to a 1950’s style cafe. Jubilation is a room that’s perfect for 24 guests and is decorated is bright, bold colors making it a festive party room.
For more information about booking your next event, contact Jubilee Banquet Facility, 865-938-2112.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 | News and Events | 1 Comment
Jubilee Banquet Facility became Heaven on Earth when it hosted KnoxBride.com Dash for the Dress.
The approximately 200 brides-to-be experienced joy, enthusiasm and excitement as they not only found their dream wedding dress, but also had an opportunity to meet vendors who offered discounts that will make their Dream Day special.
Brides-to-be and their devoted family members and bridesmaids lined up outside Jubilee Banquet Facility at 8 a.m. so they could be one of the first 100 visitors who received the Free Spa @ R&Co gift bag.
The event was broadcast live on STAR 102.1, Q 93.1 and HOT 104.5. Kim from STAR 102.1 counted down and released the brides for their dash to the wedding dresses. The enthusiasm was contagious as brides scrambled to find the perfect gown for $200, $400 or $600, dresses that would normally cost up to $2,000 in a bridal shop. Mothers shed tears of joy as they saw their daughters try on their dream wedding dress. Brides called or texted their grooms to tell them the big news.
Gowns from The Gilded Gown, Joyous Occasion, White Lace and Promises and Wedding Wonderland were featured. DJs from Gann’s Entertainment and Chuck Amstone Entertainment emceed the event and kept it lively. Jubilee Banquet Facility was decorated with the beautiful designs of Above the Rest Balloons. Brides and their friends got to sample delicious wedding cake from Alicia’s Cake and The Perfect Ending. Flourish Floral Design Studio and Always in Bloom showcased centerpiece designs and wedding flowers.
Brides had the opportunity to sign up to win fabulous door prizes from wedding vendors. Vendors at the event were Joyous Occasion, I Do Weddings, American Laser Center, Salon Azure, Walker’s Formalwear, Savvi, White Table, All Occasion Party Rentals, Sarah C. Photography, A & A Invitations, Ross the Boss, A Beautiful Day and Wiselyn Photography.
KnoxBride.com Dash for the Dress was a huge success and it wonderful to be part of a special event.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 | Vendor Spotlight | No Comments
The focal point at a wedding reception, besides the bride, is the wedding cake and Alicia Fugate’s wedding cakes are scrumptious works-of-art that deserve the attention they receive.
Award-winning creations that look as amazing as they taste are what you can expect from Alicia’s Cakes for All Occasions.
Alicia got involved in the cake baking business when her grandson turned one.
“I swore I’d never bake another one again,” Alicia joked. She said she spent eight hours creating a Barney cake for her grandson.
Fourteen years later, she’s still baking and pleasing customers and their guests. After her grandson’s birthday, Alicia said she decided she would continue with the craft since she had all the tools. She took several classes in Atlanta and learned everything about fondant, pastillage and gum paste. In fact, Alicia excelled at these classes and she was invited to come back to teach them.
Alicia’s cakes not only look amazing, they taste wonderful also.
“I’ve developed my own recipe,” Alicia explained. “The cake needs to be able to stand up under the fondant. And, it has to be moist and taste good.”
Sculpting and working with fondant, pastillage and gum paste is Alicia’s specialty. She can create almost any object into a three dimensional shape to place on a wedding cake, groom’s cake or birthday cake.
“I’ve done some interesting designs,” Alicia said. In addition to many University of Tennessee themed cakes, she said she has done a “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme on a topsy turvy cake, a Darth Vader cake and a one-of-a-kind Chuck Norris groom’s cake. If a customer can dream it up and provide a picture to use as a template, Alicia can create it and that’s why she’s one of Jubilee Banquet Facility’s preferred vendors.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Preparation is the key to winning the game and it’s also the key to making sure your tailgating party is a success.
Whether you’re hosting the pre-game party at your home or in the stadium parking lot, advance planning is necessary for you to be able to thoroughly enjoy the event. Here are some tailgating party tips.
Serve food that can be prepared ahead of time so that you can enjoy the company of your guests. Finger foods, such as chicken tenders, mini sub sandwiches and chips and salsa are crowd pleasers. Also, don’t forget the cold beverages. Flavored iced tea or lemonade are perfect for warm afternoons.
Disposable plates and cups make clean up a breeze. Look for these items in your team’s colors for a festive table setting.
Don’t forget to provide the essentials like tablecloths, trash bags, a bottle opener and plenty of ice.
To avoid the crowds, try watching the big game with friends at Jubilee Banquet Facility. Ample parking, a big screen television and savory menu items are great reasons to root for your team in one of Jubilee’s party rooms. For more information, call 865-938-2112.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
When we think of summer, we think barbecue. Nothing hits the spot like a mess of ribs, pork or chicken slow cooked to perfection.
Outdoor grilling is perfected by trial and error. Safety is the number one thing to consider when cooking outdoors. Combining heat and an open flame can be dangerous. Taking precautionary measures is a must.
Always keep a fire extinguisher handy when grilling outdoors and always have at least one person monitoring the fire and the grill at all times.
Food safety is also another important factor when grilling outdoors. It’s important to keep food covered and at the appropriate temperature. This website provides all the information on internal food temperature: http://www.barbecuen.com/temp.htm
If you love barbecue, but don’t want to go through the hassle with the preparation and grilling, check out Jubilee Banquet Facility’s mouth-watering themed menu, Nate’s BBQ.
Premium, pulled pork shoulder with Chef’s vinegar based, red barbecue sauce and grilled chicken breast brushed with apple barbecue sauce are the buffet entree selections at Jubilee Banquet Facility.
All good barbecue comes with scrumptious sides. Nate’s BBQ menu offers iceberg salad with assorted dressings, baked beans and chilled potato salad. And, save room for dessert, chocolate sheet cake.
If you have a crowd to feed, whether it’s tailgating for the big game or celebrating a birthday, let Jubilee Banquet Facility host the event.
Bring your appetite and we’ll provide the extra napkins.
6700 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 938-2112
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