Whether you're planning a wedding reception or a business meeting, Knoxville now has a new event space.
The Grande Event Center in North Knoxville hosted an open house on Wednesday. It's part of the Knoxville Expo Center that's been renovated to host events.
"Most of the time, people associate all of the Expo Center with flea markets, boat shows, things like that. So, we've decided to put more attention on the event center portion of it," said General Manager Crystal White.
The center has banquet rooms for anywhere from 10 to 1,000 people. It also partners with different vendors for catering. The new space stretches 21,000 square feet.