Weddings at the Historic Southern Railway Station


Begin your journey of marriage at one of Knoxville's most unique and historic venues. We offer multiple event spaces for ceremonies and receptions. Learn more about what we offer below, and fill out our consultation form to set up a tour.



Samuel Spencer Ballroom


Maximum Guests: 130 for seated, 260 for stand/flow

Available Times: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The Historic Southern Railway Station’s Samuel Spencer Ballroom is located on the first floor of the Winery. This spacious room is ideal for a number of events ranging from rehearsal dinners, to corporate cocktail receptions and larger family gatherings. This room features access to a private kitchen, bathroom, and includes a waiting area and bride’s room.


Southern Ballroom


Maximum Guests: 180 for seated, 360 for stand/flow

Available Times: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The Railway Station's Southern Ballroom is the most spacious room in the Southern Railway Station. Ideal for the same types of events as the Samuel Spencer, this room features even more space with the addition of an adjoining reception room, making it perfect for receptions, galas, and more. 

Pelican Platform

Maximum Guests: 300+ seated or standing

Available Times: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The Historic Southern Railway Station’s Sevier Yard Plaza and Pelican Platforms are  located outside the building between the building and the platform of the Historic Southern Railway Station, as well as adjacent to the station.

These areas are perfect for any outside cocktail reception, wedding reception, wedding, or other private gathering.

Railway Cars


Add the rental of our railway cars to your event for the perfect bridal and couple portraits, or for your guests to enjoy for a rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour. These historic train cars offer a space unlike any other in town.


Our full package is listed below. Please contact us for individual room rentals, small events, and non-profit pricing. 


Premier Wedding Ceremony and Reception Package

Our premier package includes use of the following:
The Samuel Spencer Ballroom

The Southern Ballroom

Dressing rooms for Bride and Bride maids

Train car for Groomsmen dressing quarters

Access: Prior Day for Rehearsal

Time to Be Determined

Wedding Day access 9am – 11pm

200 White Padded Garden Chairs, downstairs only

150 Fruitwood Padded Garden Chairs, upstairs only
24 60" Round Tables, seat 8 or 10
20 30" Cocktail Tables
5 6' Rectangular Tables
4 8' Rectangular Tables
Linens - Ivory, White or Black (Overlays or cloth napkins are an extra rental)
Station Staff will set up as per an approved floorplan (we don’t provide décor)
Bartender and bar set up (Alcohol must be purchased through Station)

Caterer is responsible for removing all food trash
Station Staff will clean u

On-site person available during your event for emergencies. We do not provide event coordination. Day of Coordinator Recommended.


We offer catering, now. Be sure to ask us about our catering menu.

If you have a licensed caterer you prefer to cater your wedding, we allow outside catering.


Certificate of Insurance is required For All Events

Certificate of Liability insurance for 1,000,000 for the event naming The Blue Slip Winery LLC and the Historic Southern Railway Station as additional insured


Individual Ballroom Rental

Ballrooms can be individually rented for $3,850.

This package includes:

-tables, chairs, and linens for up to 150 guests
-bar set up
-eight hours on property
-use of bridal suite



Contact us today to book your wedding or event at Southern Railway Station!