Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question not listed below? Call 423-229-9422 and one of our dedicated staff members will be happy to assist!
May family photos or prom photos be taken on the Allandale grounds? What about professional photography sessions?
All photo sessions of any length and type on the grounds must be scheduled in advance. Please call 423-229-9422 for information and scheduling.
Generally, photo sessions are only allowed Monday – Thursday when other events have not been scheduled. Photos are not allowed when the grounds have been booked for private events.
Is fishing allowed in the Allandale ponds? Are the ponds stocked?
Yes! Fishing is allowed Monday – Thursday during daylight hours, as long as no other events are scheduled. A Tennessee fishing license is required. The ponds are not stocked. Please call 423-229-9422 for information.
When are tours of the facility available?
Tours are available by appointment only. Our normal office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tours may be scheduled by calling 423-229-9422
May tents be used at Allandale?
Tents may be used in certain locations on the Allandale grounds. A tent permit from the City of Kingsport Building Inspector’s office is required. Please call 423-229-9422 for additional information.
May sparklers, sky lanterns, or fireworks be used on the Allandale grounds?
No, these items are strictly prohibited per the Kingsport Fire Department. For more information on Allandale’s guidelines, click here.
How are facilities reserved?
Facilities may be reserved by calling 423-229-9422. To view our rental rates, click here.
May alcohol be served at events?
Yes, however, insurance coverage is required. Call 423-229-9422 for more information.
May facilities be rented for multiple days?
Yes, you may rent a facility for multiple days.
Does Allandale have a wedding coordinator?
What is Allandale’s cancellation policy?
Rentals must be cancelled a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the agreed upon rental date. A written request must be sent to Allandale to initiate the cancellation, and it is the renter’s responsibility to ensure a timely cancellation.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, personal checks, money orders, and most major credit/debit cards are accepted. Allandale is unable to accept credit/debit card payments by phone. Appointments are required for in-person payments, and appointments may be scheduled by calling 423-229-9422.
How many hours are allotted with a facility rental?
Our basic rental is for a seven (7) hour time block. Placement of the seven hours is determined by the renter and must be between the hours of 10:30 AM and 11:00 PM. Additional time may be rented in advance for $75.00/hour.
May a rehearsal be held the day before a wedding at Allandale?
Allandale offers two different options for rehearsals.
- The renter may rent the venue at the normal rate at any time, if it is available, for a rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, or other pre-event activities.
- Allandale also offers a free one-hour rehearsal block for wedding ceremonies. This block may be booked no more than 30 days before the event, and will generally be held Monday – Thursday.
For more information on rehearsals, please call 423-229-9422.
Does Allandale allow outside catering?
Yes. Allandale does not provide catering services, and it is up to the renter to secure the services of an outside caterer.
Do linens, silverware, glassware, etc. come with the rental?
No. It is up to the renter to obtain the linens, silverware, glassware, and any other items needed for the rental.
What is the capacity of each facility at Allandale?
Capacity varies by venue. More information on our venues and their respective capacities can be found here.
What time of year may the Allandale facilities be rented?
The Mansion may be rented year-round.
The Barn and Pavilion may be rented April – October only.
Which venues have heat and air conditioning?
The Mansion is the only facility with heat and air conditioning.
The Barn and Pavilion do not have either heat or air conditioning.
May candles be used at Allandale facilities?
Candles completely enclosed in glass may be used in designated areas only at the Mansion,
Candles are not allowed at the Barn or Pavilion.
May hay bales and corn shocks be used?
No, these items are prohibited per the Kingsport Fire Department. Allandale’s full venue guidelines can be found here.
Are pets allowed on the Allandale grounds?
Yes, the grounds are pet-friendly but leash laws do apply. Only service animals are allowed inside the buildings (Allandale Mansion, Harvey’s Barn, the Brooks’ Pavilion, Amphitheater, etc.).
Please clean up after your pets!
When may the picnic tables at Harvey’s Barn be used?
General use of the picnic area is allowed when other events are not scheduled at Allandale.
Restrooms are available to facility renters only.
Call (423) 229-9422 for availability.
What annual events and programs are held at Allandale?
Allandale hosts a number of community events and programs each year.
In the spring, Allandale hosts the annual Easter Egg Roll, sponsored by Kingsport Parks and Recreation.
During Fun Fest, Allandale hosts the Trash Barrel Paint-In, the Allandale Open House Tours, the Food Truck Rodeo, Croquet at Allandale, and the Pet Dog Show.
Friends of Allandale put on their stellar August Under the Stars at Allandale concert series every August.
Allandale also hosts yearly concerts for Symphony of the Mountains and other groups.
The annual Allandale Christmas tours are held the first Saturday and Sunday in December.
For information about what’s coming up at Allandale, please visit our Special Events page!
Do the Allandale facilities have restrooms?
How do I know what items are prohibited during my rental?
Information on prohibited items and general rental guidelines may be found here.
Does Allandale have a sound system?
No, renters will need to provide their own sound.
How can citizens be involved with the Allandale Advisory Committee?
Members of the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee are appointed by the Kingsport Mayor. Contact Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department (423-229-9457) and/or Kingsport City Hall (423-229-9400) to express interest in involvement with this committee.
Committee appointments for Allandale, Greenbelt, Athletics, Dogwood Park, Veterans Memorial, and Lynn View Community Center are appointed by the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Contact Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department (423-229-9457) to express interest in these committees.
Is Allandale Mansion hiring?
All available City of Kingsport employment positions are advertised through the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department, which can be found by clicking here.
Are there volunteer opportunities around Allandale?
Please call 423-229-9422 for information.