Located along the banks of the Little Pigeon River, in the heart of Pigeon Forge, the architecture and design of the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge exudes a mountain lodge ambiance. When the design and planning for this impressive event and meeting facility began, the name was chosen as a tribute to the building’s spectacular view of Mount LeConte in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The mission of the center is to serve as a catalyst for development in the city, stimulate investment, create jobs, and create economic vitality and impact through scheduled functions that attract large numbers of out-of-town visitors.
The city of Pigeon Forge invested $50 million to build the 232,000-square-foot LeConte Event Center, with the goal of attracting large assembly events, trade shows and expositions, competitive events and special events. Groups from 1,500 to 12,000 attend events in the 100,500-square-foot, clear-span exhibit space with up to 17 separate breakout rooms.
For visitor convenience, there are 4,000 parking spaces located in the River Lot (connected to the event center) and Mountain Lot (adjacent to the event center). In addition, a pedestrian bridge connects the Mountain Lot to the LeConte Center.
This stunning facility has been awarded a Reader’s Choice Award, Rising Destination for Meetings Award and Top New Meeting Site Award by Convention South magazine. As a certified Tennessee Green Hospitality venue, the LeConte Event Center is committed to environmentally sustainable practices that continue to protect and enhance the natural beauty and health of the community.
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge opened for business on Oct. 9, 2013.
Certified Tennessee Green Hospitality – for demonstrating an ongoing dedication to sustainability practices and a commitment to continued environmental improvement.
Program Administered by Skye Con Environmental Consulting
Program endorsed by Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association
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