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Dancing Bear is a Private Event Venue in Townsend TN with Offerings to Suit Any Group

Whether you are planning a team-building retreat, a leadership workshop, a corporate dinner or luncheon, or an incentive trip for your top performers, Dancing Bear Event Center & Lodge in Townsend, Tennessee offers your attendees a look at the Peaceful Side of the Smokies they will remember for years to come. Time spent getting to know the other attendees, focusing on the task at hand in our secluded meeting space away from the hustle & bustle of daily life, and seeking adventures that only the Smoky Mountains offer all contribute to the unique experiences only available here at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee.

Shuttle services available to the Knoxville and Maryville areas for private parties. Be sure to inquire at time of booking!

Dancing Bear is ideal for families and old friends gathering for a reunion. You can rent a row of accommodations and make a night of it so your whole group can safely enjoy coming together for good times punctuated by a variety of activities within a short drive and plenty to do without ever leaving our property.

If you are looking for a venue to accommodate a large group of people for any reason, we have solutions at Dancing Bear. The Smoky Mountains are an ideal place for groups to gather, particularly those attending:

  • Family, School and Military Reunions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal and Baby Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Wedding Receptions

Our Lodge gives you beautiful, spacious facilities for fun and fellowship while our farm-to-table restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, provides fresh, local and artistic cuisine with customizable menus for different budgets. Our event staff can help you plan every detail for maximum impact. We can host up to 125 guests with a variety of setups and decoration ideas. Our menus change frequently due to the availability of seasonal ingredients. At your request, we can attempt to reserve a row of cabins for your guests so everyone can relax and simply enjoy being together after the party ends.

The Apple Valley Café is available to reserve for private parties and functions all year long. The charming, country dining room and outdoor seating can accommodate up to 50 guests and offers custom catering. Our Apple Valley Pavilion is an outdoor space that can also be rented for parties and family reunions.


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What Are Your Looking for in Your Next Private Event or Gathering?

Request information by calling (865) 448-6000 or email to speak with our group coordinators for more information.