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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

Preserve Resort Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
3031 Hickory Drive
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-246-3721
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Regal Chapel at Music Road Hotel Add to Trip Planner
303 Henderson Chapel Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
866-309-8960
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River Gate InnAdd to Trip Planner
3307 North River Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
865-428-0872

Riverstone Resort & Spa Add to Trip Planner
212 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN  37868
866-908-0990
Website

Sevier County Weddings by Thomas Orange Add to Trip Planner
2850 Shaconage Trail
Sevierville, TN  37876
423-580-4892
Website

Smokey Ridge Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
1719 Timber Ridge Way
Sevierville, TN  37862
800-634-5814
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Smoky Mountain Cabins & Weddings Add to Trip Planner
130 Waldens Main Street
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
800-891-1832
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Smoky Mountain Memories Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
2662 King Hollow Road
Sevierville, TN  37876
865-850-2946
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Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
158 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-428-4741
Website

Southern Belle Wedding & Event Consultants Add to Trip Planner
618 Cain Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
865-776-3633
Website

Sugarland Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
1100 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
800-933-7464
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Sweetheart Riverside Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
108 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-774-3000
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The Barn Event Center of the Smokies Add to Trip Planner
7264 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, TN  37882
865-448-3812
Website

The Swag Country Inn Add to Trip Planner
2300 Swag Road
Waynesville, NC  28785
800-789-7672
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Timberwolf Creek Bed and Breakfast Add to Trip Planner
391 Johnson Branch Road
Maggie Valley, NC  28751
828-926-2608
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Value 2UAdd to Trip Planner
1003 Beverly Hills Drive
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-428-6392

Walden Creek Stables Add to Trip Planner
2709 Waldens Creek Road
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-429-0411
Website

Wedding Bell Chapel Add to Trip Planner
2274 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
877-768-8944
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