The Space

You are invited to come in and see the museum for yourself during our regular business hours.  You can purchase tickets here.   Or, you can reserve our venue for your next event.

We are located at 1309 Chestnut Street downtown in the heart of Chattanooga's Historic Southside, The Coker Museum's space has housed a White Truck Dealership at the turn of the century as well as Coker Tire's inventory for many years.

We've polished things up in the years since and there aren't many spaces like this! With over 13,000 square feet of space, we can house any event you can think of!

Our History

The Coker Museum houses Corky Coker's personal collection. Corky  grew the collection during his career at Coker Tire. With over 130 vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and even 3 airplanes hanging overhead, there is something for everyone. Our events can have as many or as few of the vehicles as you would like.



Jaime Smialek: Our Ampersand Photography
Jaime Smialek: Our Ampersand Photography

Nostalgia and your Story Collide

You’re looking for something a little different for your event, maybe you’re frustrated with the lack of transparency or high prices at other venues.

The Coker Museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Chattanooga’s Historic Southside, we take care of the details so that you can focus on throwing the party that your friends, family, or colleagues deserve.

Whether you’re a vintage collector or you just appreciate a unique event space, we think you’ll love what we have at The Coker Museum.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want to assist you by taking out the unknown while you’re considering our event space. If you have additional questions we’re happy to help, just fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you soon.

We are located at 1309 Chestnut Street, downtown in Chattanooga’s historic southside. We are next to the Chattanooga Convention Center, the Staybridge Hotel, and the Chattanoogan.

We are more than an event hall. We also offer tours to the public. Just click tours in the top navigation or click here to visit the page dedicated to public tours.

To schedule a tour, please fill out the form below or email

Yes! We have the ability to be as flexible as possible to accommodate you and your guests.

We have several caterers, bartenders, decorators, djs, bands, photographers, etc that we have worked with before. Please contact us for recommendations!

Of course! Let's talk.

In addition to the vintage cars and planes, The Coker Museum has a full catering kitchen, large stage and sound system, as well as tables and chairs for up to 400 people. In order to remove any unknowns we also provide a preferred vendor list.

Yes, however; we don’t carry a liquor license. we do partner with black tie services that have liquor licenses. Please note that with alcohol, we require the presence of an officer of the law. We are happy to help make a connection for you or provide an officer for you for an additional fee.

Yes, we have 60 inch tables that seat 8 people each with standard metal chairs included. We also have 6 foot tables, high-top cocktail tables, and a bar for alcohol or drink service. There is no additional fee for setup and tear down. We do offer white ceremony chairs for an additional fee.

We can host events up to 400 people.

All event rentals includes 2 hours setup before your event. Additional time can be purchased subject to availability.

Rental rates start at $2,500. Our rates increase based on your selections and needs. 

We offer several options for you to select from, allowing you to rent the space or have an all-inclusive event. Would you like to schedule a tour, please email

For more pricing details please call 423.541.1867

It's possible. Let's have a conversation and talk this through!

Pricing and Packages

Located at 1309 Chestnut Street in the heart of Chattanooga's Historic Southside, the Coker Museum is a unique space for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. With more than 13,000 square feet of space, 100 vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and even three airplanes hanging overhead, your event will definitely be unforgettable.

Our event packages start at $2,500. The final cost will vary based on your selected package.

(packages vary based on date, time, and selected options).

For more details, please call:


We’re happy to discuss further or answer any questions; fill out the form, and we’ll call you soon!

Let's Reserve Your Date!

Tell us a little bit about your event and what date you have in mind and one of our team members will contact you shortly to talk more. We look forward to hearing from you.