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Smoky Mountain Weddings

Getting Married in the Smokies

Having your wedding in the Smoky Mountains is a beautiful, breathtaking experience.

 Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels & Services

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 South"?

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.

See Also:  What time of the year is best for weddings in the Smokies?

Wedding Checklist...

Whether your marriage ceremony is a simple or complex affair, there are certain things you will need to have arranged before that special day.

SmokiesAdventure.com wants to help make sure you have everything in order by providing this wedding checklist.

  • Select the season & date.
  • Secure the wedding location.
  • Secure the reception location.
  • Select the reception menu.
  • Reserve honeymoon accommodations.
  • Make hair and makeup appointments for yourself and members of the wedding party.
  • Arrive a day or so prior to your wedding to relax and take care of any last minute details.
  • Shop for bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts and any last-minute items.
  • Go with your future spouse to pick up your marriage license (Remember to bring a photo ID).
  • Get married.
  • Live happily ever after!
Money-Saving Tips for Your Smokies Wedding

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 here.

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.

See Also:  Do's & Don'ts of a Destination Wedding 

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.

Other Wedding Facilities

Gatlinburg Chapel Weddings Add to Trip Planner
849 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
865-436-7031
Website

Gatlinburg's Little Log Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
945 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
800-554-1451
Website

Groovy Tours Add to Trip Planner
1029 Franklin Lane
Sevierville, TN  37876
(865) 323-0142
Website

Have Ceremony, Will Travel Add to Trip Planner
3630 South River Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
865-712-5556
Website

Heart of Gold Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
122 Roaring Fork Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
800-344-8697
Website

Hearthside Cabin Rentals Add to Trip Planner
702 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
888-993-7655
Website

Heartland Little River WeddingAdd to Trip Planner
7765 River Road
Townsend, TN  37882
865-448-9432

Hemlock Hills Add to Trip Planner
105 Proffit Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
865-850-6124
Website

Hemlock Inn Add to Trip Planner
911 Galbraith Creek Road
Bryson City, NC  28713
828-488-2885
Website

Honeymoon Hills Add to Trip Planner
750 Honeymoon Hills Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
865-436-9032
Website

Honeysuckle Hills Add to Trip Planner
934 Mill Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
866-572-7724
Website

In the Smokies Weddings Add to Trip Planner
1338 Parkway
Sevierville, TN  37862
800-893-7274
Website

Kimble Overnight Rentals Add to Trip Planner
3346 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
1-866-360-8055
Website

Lily Barn Add to Trip Planner
7765 River Road
Townsend, TN  37882
800-448-8697
Website

Maggie Valley Weddings Add to Trip Planner
391 Johnson Branch Road
Maggie Valley, NC  28751
888-525-4218
Website

Miss Caroline's Country Cabins & Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
3248 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC  28751
888-257-5227
Website

Moon Shadow Lodge Add to Trip Planner
1247 School House Gap Road
Townsend, TN  37882
865-567-2871
Website

Mountain Mist Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
320 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
800-809-6819
Website

Mountain Valley Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
2740 Florence Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
800-729-4365
Website

Pigeon Forge Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
3404 Householder Street
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
888-908-4889
Website

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