January 22, 2009

BANQ--Downtown Kingsport

A good friend of mine, Luke Brogden, sent me some info today about a new exciting space that is opening up in downtown Kingsport. He asked that I spread the word to brides in the Tri-Cities area who are still in the planning stages. Luke works for a new downtown development team called "Urban Synergy." The new space will be known as BANQ, a luxurious 295-capacity banquet hall located on the second floor of the First National Bank Building on the corner of Center and Broad St.

Many of us, including myself, have been forced to look in surrounding cities for venues to host rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, parties, reunions and even corporate events but now there is a classy Downtown space to celebrate in. BANQ has floor to ceiling arched windows, acid-stained concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and ornate Corinthian style columns. There is a coat check room, a warming kitchen and an AV room with a projector and screen. There will also be a 1-bedroom loft available for bridal parties/wedding night, etc.

Final construction is still underway but they are booking the space now for April/May and beyond! Luke has told me that they will offer almost a 25% lower rate than the other spaces in the area. Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who might need, in Luke's words, "a stellar place to meet or celebrate." I will do my best to keep you informed as more comes my way.

Happy planning!

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