Much More than Convention

An Evening at the Aquarium

This year’s Diocesan Convention will have a packed Friday night. The Tennessee Aquarium (1 Broad St.) will be hosting a reception toward the close of business on Friday, from 6:00-8:00pm. Get ready for appetizers and a self-guided tour of the ocean side of the aquarium. A wine and beer cash bar will also be available.

Make sure to grab a wrist band from one of the tellers in the narthex or by the nave doors after Eucharist before you head to the aquarium. This will give you access to appetizers and the tour.

Afterwards, visit one of Chattanooga’s many restaurants. We’ve tried out many, you’re sure to find one that will hit the spot.


Highlight at High Point

Youth at this year’s convention will enjoy a lock-in at High Point (219 Broad St). There’s plenty of time to stop by the Tennessee Aquarium to see the exhibits.

The cost for the lock-in is $25. 

A special early morning Eucharist will be offered at 5:00 am! Those interested may join.

Have questions about the lock-in? Make sure to send Jody Davis an email.

Dining in Downtown

There’s plenty of restaurants in downtown Chattanooga to explore after attending the appetizer tour of the Tennessee Aquarium. Below are a few suggestions for places to eat in Downtown Chattanooga. Miles are approximate from St. Paul’s. Dollar signs are from Yelp.

Near St. Paul’s

Dorato (at the Westin), 801 Pine Street

Old Gilman Grill, 216 W 8th Street

Citron Et Sel, 212 W 8th Street

Alimentari Cucina e Bar, 801 Chestnut Street

Paloma Bar de Tapas, 805 Chestnut Street

Community Pie, 850 Market Street


Near Holiday Inn & Suites/Downtown

Sticky Fingers, 420 Broad Street

Rodizio Grill, 439 Broad Street

Mayan Kitchen, 507 Broad Street

Lupi’s Pizza, 406 Broad Street

Taco Mac, 423 Market Street


Near Tennessee Aquarium

The Blue Plate, 191 Chestnut Street

Easy Bistro, 203 Broad Street

Big River Grill and Brewing Works, 222 Broad Street

Thai Smile (Thai) $$ (0.6 miles) 219 Market Street

Moe’s Original (Southern, BBQ) $$ (0.5 miles) BBQ, 221 Market Street

Puckett’s (Southern, BBQ) $$ (0.6 miles) 2 W Aquarium Way

Sitar Indian Cuisine (Indian) $$ (0.6 miles) 200 Market Street

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