Everyone loves props! Danielle Hemsley of Johnson Architecture with her husband, Jim, behind the Butch Jones picture, at the Moxley Carmichael tailgate. Neyland Stadium provides a nice backdrop! (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Here’s some welcome news for party and event planners.
The University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information has just opened a spacious new patio with an interesting view of Neyland Stadium and the Tennessee River. Moxley Carmichael used it for a tailgate prior to the Missouri game this past Saturday, but it would be appropriate for many other occasions, as well.
Picture this. Three thousand square feet of raised outdoor space plus access to a large indoor lobby with big screen TVs for viewing other games of the day. Another plus on game days: private access to restrooms.
To get prices and reserve dates, contact the dean’s office at (865) 974-3031. Meanwhile, check out these photos to see what an excellent venue this is.
The view of the Tennessee River — and fun game day festivities — from the new patio. (Photo by Pam Rhoades.)
Here’s the patio with a view of Neyland Stadium before our guests started arriving.
The calm before the storm inside the lobby. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
We loved the sweet flowers from our friends at The Flower Pot. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Bruce and Tami Hartmann, left, with Alice and Michael Wirth, the dean of the College of Communication and Information.
Mintha and Jon Roach with Moxley Carmichael’s Lauren Miller, right.
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro with his sister, Lu, and her son. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Four fun ladies! From left, Pam Steadmon, Hilda Murray, Angela Brooks and Charlotte Phillips.
Best gloves ever!
Best bartenders ever — Shelly and Jerry Kruse of The Pour Guys. With the best wine ever — pinot grigio. Ha.
Pretty darn good food, too, from Babalu, located on Gay Street. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Thanks to Lauren Iannaco, left, and Dawn Barawid for keeping the victuals coming! (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Our friends from Nashville, Mark and Janis McNeely. He is a partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox, the largest PR firm in the state. Moxley Carmichael works closely with them through the Tennessee Public Relations Alliance to serve statewide clients. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Here’s Alan, right, with our friend Doug Leahy of Summit Medical Group. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Moxley Carmichael’s Savanna Howie taking a turn at the name tag table. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Rachel Ford, left, and Jamie Singer.
Joe and Sharon Pryse walked to the tailgate party from their home on Kingston Pike!
Here they are again! (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Hahaha! Mintha and Jon Roach. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
My favorite party planner, Mickey Mallonee. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Here’s Mickey with former Knoxville Mayor and Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe. She was his director of special events when he was mayor.
Victor Ashe chatting with Dean Michael Wirth. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Gay and Bill Lyons.
Thanks to UT’s John McNair for making sure we stayed warm.
Daryl Johnson and Polly Fisher. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
From left, Jim Nichols, Moxley Carmichael’s Charley Sexton and Ivan Crutch. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Marilyn and Patrick Roddy. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Nazzy and Hash Hashemian. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Sandi Swilley and Allen Tillman (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Bob and Barbara Griffitts. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Gay Lyons got into the spirit of the day! (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Karen Simsen and Erik Bledsoe.
Sam and Sheri Swan.
Moxley Carmichael’s Amanda Jennings with hubby, Mark Jennings.
Our friend Michael Higdon was attending his first tailgate ever! He let me use him as a guinea pig as I tested the new “portrait” setting on my phone. It worked pretty well, thanks to instructions from Pam Rhoades!
Bruce Hartmann, left, and Municipal Judge John Rosson.
Moxley Carmichael folks huddled under the heater. From left, Scott Bird, Charley Sexton and Savanna Howie. Those heaters were a godsend!
Michael and Kendall Keller (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Alan, right, with Richard and Dawn Ford. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Danielle and Jim Hemsley. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Marie and Bob Alcorn. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
Bruce and Tami Hartmann. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
From left, Brandon and Amy Barger, Amanda and Mark Jennings. Amy and Amanda are with Moxley Carmichael. (Photo by Pam Rhoades)
We cajoled our digital storyteller, Pam Rhoades, to come out from behind the camera to pose for a photo with Charley Sexton. Amanda Jennings snapped it.
Two of Moxley Carmichael’s awesome interns, Destinee Dowdy, left, and Jesse Hood, were huge helps with this event.
Mickey Mallonee and Scott Bird.
Cute pic of Brandon and Amy Barger. Amy has this wonderful title at Moxley Carmichael: manager of first impressions!
Dean Michael Wirth, left, with Alan Carmichael.
Thanks to Patrick Powell, Dean Wirth, President DiPietro and all our friends at UT for letting us help break in your versatile new patio! We had a blast.
What an awesome location for any event and especially a tailgate. (You had me at private restrooms.)
I can’t imagine a more perfect spot for a tailgate party. Thanks for inviting us. We had a blast!
Great view on a football Saturday!
Maria, Gay, Alan: I hope by spreading the word, we’re not going to crowd ourselves out! Sure was fun.
Thanks for having us! Nice to come to campus to play!
We had a wonderful time at the tailgate! We look forward to the possibility of booking it in the future!
Wish we had been able to join. Looks like tons of fun.
Karen: I bet that was a treat for you. No pesky questions to answer! Thanks for coming.
Danielle: Loved having you two. Cute pic! Thanks for being good sports!
Monique: Missed you, friend. Next time.
Sorry to have missed it – what a great day it was, but my back just couldn’t do it. FYI, I did take my animal food to the shelter!
Katie: Thanks for taking the food to Young-Williams. I forgot to mention on the blog, but because “Smokey” was playing against the Missouri Tigers, we asked everyone to bring cat or dog food to donate to Young-Williams Animal Center. We got quite a lot.
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