A Few Words About Our Venue

In 1927, the construction of the First National Bank was one of the most forward steps ever taken by any institution in Kingsport, particularly at a time when the city was in the midst of great building activity. White marble predominates the exterior, complemented by an impressive interior with high ceilings, attractive chandeliers, and magnificent arched windows, it was "rated the most beautiful banking institution in East Tennessee". A little less than a century later, this gorgeous structure still holds its historical integrity in the form of BANQ, a banquet hall built, similarly to the original bank, to leave a lasting impression.

First National Bank Building - BANQ

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12' High Ceilings with Exposed Beams
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Acid Stained Concrete Floors
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Original Architectural Details
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  • “I can't thank you enough for helping to make my wedding day absolutely perfect. The venue was amazing and the staff did an outstanding job as well!”

  • “We were very pleased with our event at BANQ. The host was superb.”

  • “My experience with BANQ was excellent. I would like to book some of the other areas of BANQ in the future. BANQ is an exciting venue—the restoration of the First National Bank building is beautifully done! ”

  • “We absolutely loved the staff and the facility for our reception, we couldn't have asked for better service!”

  • “BANQ is a neat venue and the rooftop is amazing! Kingsport's lucky to have such a cool place. It can be rented in whole or in part.”

  • “I love it all! The venue is different from other venue’s – not just a meeting room as the décor is very inviting.”

  • “Our event at BANQ went extremely well. The host was wonderful and the caterers did an outstanding job with the meal and bar service. We were very pleased! BANQ was great to work with. ”

  • “Our event was perfect and things went great. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! ”

  • Michelle
    Wedding and Reception
  • Melissa
  • Judy
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • Danielle
    Wedding Reception
  • Stephen
    Wedding and Reception
  • Brenda
    Local Non-Profit Board of Director's Retreat
  • Jeanette
  • Jon and Kristin