Host your event at Brushy

The Coal House Event Space at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary is available for private rental

With our scenic location in the foothills of Frozen Head State Park, the Coal House is an excellent venue for all types of events. One of the oldest buildings on the property, the Coal House was build by the prisoners and used to store coal. The Coal House has 2 restrooms, a fire pit, tiki torches, a stage with a microphone and speakers, and wi-fi access. The nearby Warden’s House has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and can be made available for bridal parties to get ready. With all of these amazing amenities and the on-site catering kitchen available, you’ll see why the Coal House is the place to hold your event.

Special Events

- Weddings*

- Receptions

- Rehearsal Dinners

- Holiday Parties

- Birthdays

- Non-Profit Events

- Reunions

- Luncheons

- Corporate Meetings

- Training Workshops


Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner for 40 or a corporate party for 200, the Coal House offers a unique opportunity for respite, celebration, and laughter surrounded by the serenity of being outside in the scenic foothills of Frozen Head Mountain. 

Rental Includes

• Use of the Coal House Event Space

• Lighting

• Seats/Tables

• Stage area, outlets, and speakers

Ask About

• Our catering services

Event Space Inquiry

Please note: this is for Coal House Event Space only. We will not respond to Non-Event Space tour requests. Please direct any Brushy-related questions here. Thank you for your understanding. 

For more information about Group Tours at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, contact Dione Waddington, Group Tour Sales, via the form below: 

Event Space Reservation Request