The Granfalloon

Hosting Smashing Parties and Outrageous Events on The SouthSide


Congratulations on the beginning of planning your special event! The following is a list of FAQs and details that can be helpful to know when considering The Granfalloon as your venue.

Do you provide tables and chairs?

Our in-house tables and chairs are available to you at no charge.

Our restaurant tables are re-purposed doors. We have seven 4-top tables and three  6-tops . We also have 12 six-foot folding tables.

We have 90 wooden folding chairs.

We can suggest wonderful local vendors from whom you can rent additional tables, chairs and linens.

We have furniture and items that may be utilized as décor for your event. It may also be put away. We do not move our three-panel wooden wall art behind the stage. We suggest that you cover it with pipe and drape it if you do not want it seen. The panels are 4x8 each with two feet to the floor and a foot in between.

Tableware/Glassware/Silverware must be rented by the lessee. We do not have this in house. We do provide plastic ware for our bar products.

Do you have  audio visual equipment?

At no charge we provide an in-house speaker system that can hook up to a mobile device of your choosing or Bluetooth.  Additional speakers , microphone and audio-visual equipment are available for rent from the venue for an extra charge.

How many people does The Granfalloon hold?

We suggest no more than 120 seated guests with rented round tables, leaving room for an aisle and a small dance floor. If the event uses rented high tops and has limited seating for a more cocktail-style event, we can accommodate 275. Our numbers are managed by the Chattanooga Fire Marshall. Generally, the more tables and chairs you add, the fewer guests.

How can I use the outdoor area?

We can host a small outdoor area with two fire pits. Depending on time of year we have three wide doors that can be opened to the patio as long as evening sound requirements are followed. This outdoor area does not change our occupancy but can add another element to your event. We also have a red double decker London bus that is next to the patio and can be used for photos or additional seating for events at The Granfalloon.

How large is the parking area?

Our parking lot can accommodate up to 40 vehicles (if everyone parks correctly). We suggest appointing parking agents to notify guests when lot is full and direct them to plentiful on-street parking. We also suggest that vendors park offsite after load in. A map of area is below, and we can share it with you to send to guests.

What is the clean up policy?

Our cleanup is simple - leave it as you found it. We provide bags and cans for trash. Bathrooms are fully stocked. All trash must be emptied by lessee or vendor at the end of the night,  and we ask that you spot sweep. If you would like to hire someone to do this, we can assist you in finding someone. All décor and furniture rentals must be picked up that evening. We have people who rent the space the next morning so this is not negotiable. If items are left you may be charged for the inconvenience to our next guest. We do allow candles for tables with proper protection underneath. No confetti or glitter inside or out, but balloons are okay!

What is the alcohol and catering policy?

Alcohol: As a licensed establishment for beer and alcohol, we must provide any alcohol needed by your party in-house. We cannot allow outside alcohol to be brought into the venue.
We require you use our trained bar staff. Cost is $120 per bartender (which covers them for up to six hours).
Due to insurance and legal obligations this is not negotiable.
We do I.D. and wristband at every event even private as this is not a private home but our business.

Our options for bars are as follows:
-Host Bar: 
The host of the event pays for the tab of its guests. Each drink is tallied and paid for by the host of the event at the end of the night. 

-Tickets Bar: This bar is where the host chooses an amount of drinks per guest they would like to provide. The host then distributes the tickets to the guests of their choice. Once tickets are used the guest is then on their own to purchase alcohol.

-Full Cash Bar: With this bar the guest is on their own to pay their own tab and for the drinks they choose to have.

Our products: We carry a house vodka, gin, rum , whiskey and tequila, along with a red, zinfandel and white house wine.  We also carry a variety of beers. Special orders will be considered, but host is responsible for payment of brands if they are not something we carry in-house.

Any party over 50 people will require two bar staff.

Catering: Virginia Cofer and Adelle’s Creperie are our in-house caterers. The Granfalloon does not penalize you for bringing in an outside caterer or your own food. However, caterers who do not have the proper insurance and business license to use our commercial kitchen will need to treat it as an off=site event, bringing in their food already prepared. No one is to access the kitchen without prior permission.  We have a small prep room for staging that includes a sink and a small refrigerator that is offered as part of any rental. The prep room has no oven. Clients who choose Virginia Cofer as a caterer must use a reputable service staff of her approval. Due to insurance policy and liability, friends or family are not allowed to assist in the kitchen.

You may contact Virginia Cofer at 423-240-3300 to inquire about her catering services.

We do have ice on site that you are welcome to use!