What exactly is it that makes the Smoky Mountain such a popular
wedding destination? Could it be the picturesque outdoor
settings? The abundance of entertainment and shopping options?
The wide variety of wedding chapels available to couples looking to
tie the knot? Or could it be a combination of all of these
elements that make the Smoky Mountains "the Wedding Capitol of the
Even without all of the added benefits of a trip to the Smoky
Mountains, the natural beauty of the area alone would make it an
attractive destination to couples in love. Offering average
highs in the mid- to upper-80s in the summer and lows in the mid- to
upper-20s in the winter, the climate of the area offers something
for warm and cool weather fans alike.
While mild temperatures and picturesque scenery are enticing to
those looking to exchange their vows outdoors, there are plenty of
beautiful chapels available in the Smoky Mountains to host more
traditional ceremonies and offer protection from the sometimes
unpredictable elements of nature.
Outdoor weddings in the Smoky Mountains range from gazebo
settings to waterfall backdrops to ceremonies conducted in the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park itself. A park wedding is
subject to several guidelines, however, a list of which can found
Those choosing to hold their ceremonies indoors have a nearly
endless supply of chapels to choose from, ranging from the
traditional church wedding atmosphere to those practically attached
to resorts and their numerous amenities.
To only mention these two options, however, is merely scratching
the surface of the many alternatives a Smoky Mountain wedding can
offer. Location-wise, beautiful cabins are available to those
who would rather the necessities of a ceremony come to them, down to
the photographer and minister.
Gatlinburg is home to the world's only Hard Rock Cafe with a
wedding chapel and offers visitors to Ripley's Aquarium of the
Smokies not only the opportunity to propose in a unique way but also
various wedding packages. The Titanic exhibit at Pigeon Forge
offers wedding packages and vow renewal ceremonies on a replica of
the ship's grand staircase.
If you're thinking of planning a Smoky Mountain dream wedding,
check out our list of resources here at SmokiesAdventure.com.
We want to help make sure your big day is everything you always
hoped it would be!
To help get started, check out the wedding checklist at right.
Or, you can browse some of these Smoky Mountain area agencies to
help you plan your wedding.