Jubilee Banquet Facility
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 | Wedding Planning Tips | No Comments
Great news! Your daughter and her boyfriend have announced their engagement. Now the fun begins. How do you give her the wedding of her dreams while staying within a budget you can comfortably live with?
When Carol Forsythe’s daughter, Casey, became engaged, they started calling venues. They assumed she would get married in church and then have the reception at another location.
Then Casey thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to have the wedding and the reception at the same place?” Having it at one place is not only a convenience to the bridal party and the guests it’s also a smart costing saving idea.
For Casey and her fiance, Jason Brooks, Jubilee Banquet Facility made perfect sense. Jason’s family and friends live in Jefferson City, and Casey has friends and family in Powell and West Knoxville, so Jubilee was centrally located to all.
“They were so easy to work with,” Carol said of the Jubilee’s staff.
Once the venue decision was made, the remaining details fell into place. Carol and her daughter decided DIY was the way to go with invitations and a lot of the decorations. Carol said they became regulars at Hobby Lobby. For table centerpieces, they placed white calla lilies in vases filled with water with clear rocks in the bottom and a floating candle. Then the vases were put on a squared mirrored base surrounded with votive candles. The centerpieces were not only elegant but also budget friendly.
The calla lilies in the centerpieces complemented the bridal bouquets. The six bridesmaids carried three white calla lilies and Casey’s bouquet had white calla lilies and red roses.
Carol said the food at the reception was a crowd-pleaser. The buffet featured spring rolls, meatballs, rotini, stuffed mushrooms and chicken tenders. “Everybody I talked to at the reception said the food was out-of-this-world.” “They also had a cheese buffet which was gorgeous,” Carol added.
“If I could do this again next month, I would do it,” Carol said.
When you think of planning a wedding, sometimes you think of the stress involved. Carol said that because of the experienced staff at Jubilee, the process was easy and fun.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 | News and Events | No Comments
Brides from all over the East Tennessee area will be gathering at Jubilee Banquet Facility for THE bridal event of the season – the KnoxBride.com Dash for the Dress which is sure to be a blast!
On September 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., ten bridal boutiques will have racks and racks of their discontinued wedding gowns and will be selling them at deep discounted prices throughout the event. Wedding vendors such as salons, cake designers, photographers, florists and DJ’s, will also be on hand offering specials and discounts to participants.
Brides who want to take part in this memorable event can contact Jubilee Banquet Facility, 865-938-2112.
Monday, July 26th, 2010 | Vendor Spotlight | No Comments
One universal thing that can make people of all ages smile is a balloon, or better yet, a whole bunch of balloons. Above the Rest Balloon Designs and Event Planning is in the business of making people smile.
Above the Rest specializes in providing custom balloon and fabric decor for events of all sizes, ranging from baby or bridal showers to wedding receptions or large corporate functions.
“People can have exciting decorations at their event and not lift a finger,” said Dianna Glandon, Certified Balloon Artist and owner of Above the Rest. “We take that stress off them.”
Dianna has been working with balloons for more than 20 years. She stays up-to-date on all the latest balloon trends and design elements.
In addition to incorporating balloons in their decor, Dianna and her staff of five create their captivating designs by using fabric and lighting for backdrops, arches, columns and centerpieces and anything else you can dream of.
“Balloons create the ‘Oh, my gosh!’ look,” Dianna said.
Dianna said their business seems to attract people who want their event to be fun and entertaining.
For wedding receptions, their designs add pizzazz to centerpieces or as the backdrop behind the head table. Dianna said one of the design elements that has the biggest impact is a balloon canopy over the dance floor.
Balloon designs are an excellent way for companies to decorate their event while spending an average of one-third less the cost of other types of decor. A stage backdrop or an eye-catching trade show booth design, Above the Rest can create the wow-factor for any event.
The excitement of the balloon designs and the energetic and knowledgeable staff of Above the Rest are just a couple of reasons why they are one of Jubilee Banquet Facility’s preferred vendors.
Monday, July 19th, 2010 | Wedding Planning Tips | No Comments
There’s no doubt about it, wedding planning can be fun, but stressful. Keeping organized will help alleviate the stress and make the process special and memorable.
The key to organization is knowing what to do and when. Wedding planning timelines can vary depending upon the type and size of the wedding and the season, but here are some general timeline guidelines:
One year before the wedding:
Determine the budget
Hire a wedding planner, if you choose to work with one
Choose the venue and the date
Contact vendors such as photographers, caterers and florists
Shop for a wedding dress
Nine months before the wedding:
Finalize guest list and gather addresses
Shop for attendants’ attire
Start on honeymoon plans
Schedule engagement photo session
Six months before the wedding:
Choose floral arrangements or other wedding or reception decor
Select registry and start registering for gifts
Plan bridesmaid luncheon
Finalize plans and orders with vendors
Four months before wedding date:
Make reservations for accommodations for out-of-town guests
Address and mail invitations
Arrange for final dress fittings
Order accessories, bridal party gifts, wedding favors and a guest book
Two months before wedding date:
Make appointments with hairstylist, make-up artist and manicurist and go for a trial run
Start gathering RSVPs
Go over song list and requests with band or DJ
One month before wedding date:
Finalize and confirm all ceremony and reception plans
Provide photographer with instructions on must-have photos
Work on reception seating arrangements
Make date to get marriage license
Confirm and make any final vendor payments
Two to three weeks before wedding date:
Pick up rings
Confirm vendor arrival times
Confirm hotel arrangements
Have final dress fitting
One week before wedding date:
Provide caterer with final head count
Pack for the honeymoon
Make arrangements with bridal party on who will return groom’s tux and how gifts will be transported
Arrange for pick-up of attire
Put together a wedding day emergency kit with extra hose, pain reliever, band-aids, safety pins, etc.
Just as every bride and groom are unique, each wedding is different and special. These timeline guidelines are suggestions and provide a glimpse into planning the Big Day.
Another suggestion to keep organized is to purchase a notebook with a calendar and keep it with you. This will help you jot down important dates and keep up with ideas and contact information.
Do you have any tips to keeping organized and stress-free while planning your wedding? Please share them and we’ll post them on our Facebook page.
Friday, July 9th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
One of things that makes Jubilee Banquet Facility unique is our versatility. And, that versatility extends to the banquet rooms themselves.
For example our largest room, Jubilee Hall, can accommodate up to 250 guests or we can divide Jubilee Hall in half with a partition to create two rooms. Also, the banquet room can be configured to suit the needs for each event. At your wedding reception, we can design the room layout with round tables. Or, for your corporate training seminar, we can use long tables so guests can face the projection screen.
“It’s the perfect facility for us,” said Bill Cole, Planner and Coordinator with Homeland Security, District 2. “Jubilee has great audio and visual equipment and great food.”
Bill coordinates Homeland Security training seminars for law enforcement officials, emergency management workers, first responders and healthcare professionals from 16 area counties.
At the conclusion of the training seminars, the guests fill out evaluation forms and according to Bill, the results are uniformly positive about the location.
The room fee for Jubilee Hall includes the use of chairs, tables, china, glassware, silverware, table linens, standard centerpieces, sound system and wireless internet.
“The attentive staff are great to work with,” Bill said. He said that it’s good to have a facility where they can conduct meetings and have lunch, so guests aren’t left to search out lunch for themselves.
To find out if Jubilee Hall is perfect for your next event, contact us and we’ll give you a tour,865-938-2112.
Friday, July 9th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
August 3rd is a very special day for Jubilee Banquet Facility. It’s our Anniversary!
While our 3rd anniversary is next month, our history is much longer. Jubilee Banquet Facility began as a dream for Sharon Morton seven years ago. As a Powell resident for many years, it was Sharon’s desire to offer something unique to the community. She wanted to give families a place to celebrate all the special moments like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers and reunions.
To make the dream of Jubilee Banquet Facility a success, it takes dedicated and experienced staff. Greg Austin, Executive Chef, graduated Summa Cum Laude in Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales. He began his career working for Chef Simmerman at Club LeConte in Knoxville. For five years, Greg worked with Wolfgang Puck opening cafes in the Beverly Hills area and in Wolfgang Puck’s catering business doing events like celebrity weddings, movie premieres and the Academy Awards.
Jubilee’s Event Coordinator is Brittany York who’s been with the company since it’s opening. She has event experience planning parties for a multitude of clients from corporate and small businesses to weddings, birthdays and more. Her background of sports training and conditioning as well as modeling and pageants make her a well-rounded and experienced member of Jubilee’s staff.
Sharon and the staff members of Jubilee Banquet Facility are looking forward to many more successful years of hosting your special events.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 | Specials | No Comments
While some are planning their summer vacations, smart and budget-conscious people are planning their company holiday parties.
In recent years, the state of the economy has been reflected by a company’s holiday gatherings. As the economy slowly recovers, trends show that management is still taking the conservative approach when it comes to office parties. The goal is to strike the perfect balance of controlling expenditures while supporting the desire for fun.
And, Jubilee Banquet Facility wants to help. If a Christmas party is booked during the month of July, companies can receive a $75 discount off the fee for Jubilee Hall or a $30 discount off the room fee of the Blue Room.
Jubilee Hall can accommodate 250 guests and the Blue Room is perfect for an intimate gathering of 40 people.
When planning the office holiday party, there are other cost cutting measures. Consider a dessert station which allows for smaller portions, rather than serving full slices of cake. Serving seasonal fruits and vegetables is a smart and delicious cost saver. Another budget-friendly idea is to hire a DJ rather than a band.
More suggestions include hosting a business casual dinner, rather than suit and tie affair. This gives you more flexibility when planning the menu options. Another suggestion for slicing the menu budget is to host a holiday luncheon rather than dinner. Not only will this save money on the menu, but it will also decrease the head count by eliminating employee guests and family members.
Jubilee Banquet Facility will help you host the perfect company Christmas party that the staff and your wallet will love. Contact Jubilee today to discover your options, 865-938-2112.
Monday, June 21st, 2010 | News and Events | No Comments
Do you have a special event creeping up on your calendar? An anniversary, a birthday party, or even perhaps a wedding? You can book that room where your cousin had her party, but the food wasn’t all that great. Or you can try an event facility that will host your party and give you and your guests the attention you deserve. That place is Jubilee Banquet Facility.
At Jubilee Banquet Facility, events aren’t just held, they are hosted. When Sharon Morton, the owner of Jubilee, had the vision of opening an event facility, she wanted to create a place where families can come and celebrate the important events in their life. And, to ensure that each event at Jubilee is special, Sharon makes a point to get to know the client.
Sharon said that when you have a role in their life, like hosting their special event, it’s important to get to know and care about them. “Anybody can book a room,” Sharon said. “We become part of their lives.”
Jubilee Banquet Facility has multiple room options for different events. The largest, Jubilee Hall, can accommodate up to 250 guests. It’s perfect for weddings, birthday or anniversary parties. It’s also great for corporate functions or banquets. The room can be divided into two separate rooms for parties up to 100 guests.
Retro Alley is decorated in a 1950’s cafe motif and can easily accommodate 30 guests. This is a great room for birthday parties, especially since it can open up to the full-sized gymnasium. Kids and adults alike love the gym to play games like soccer, basketball, or any imaginable party activity. Guests have access to an array of hula hoops, balls and toys.
The Blue Room is a smaller banquet room that seats approximately 40 guests. It’s ideal for rehearsal dinners or company training seminars.
The Green Room is another small banquet room that can easily accommodate 30 guests. It’s perfect for wedding or baby showers.
All the rooms at Jubilee have access to wireless internet and projection screens. Jubilee has a full kitchen with in-house catering and a multitude of menu options prepared by world-class chef, Greg Austin. The event rental includes linens, place settings and set-up.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect location for your next special event, contact Sharon at Jubilee Event Facility, 865-938-2112.
6700 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (865) 938-2112
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