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Whatever your dream wedding, you can choose from log chapels, a private ceremony in your cabin, elegant Victorian chapels, picturesque mountaintop chapels, or charming storefront chapels to make your wedding the day of your dreams.

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Outdoor Smoky Mountain weddings offer so many options--and challenges--for food and drink. Your wedding is about your love for each other and the exchanging of vows. However, your guests are also excited about food, drink, cake, and good times. People want satisfying food; fancier isn't always better. A common mistake is that people try to do too much, and it sometimes falls flat. Your friends and family simply want to celebrate with you, so don't be afraid to do barbecued or grilled fare. If budget and workload are concerns, get everyone included in the food preparation. puts you in touch with all the right planning, ideas, and inspiration.
We are Pigeon Forge's finest Wedding Chapel in The Great Smoky Mountains. Located in the newly developed, luxury Black Bear Ridge Resort, nestled in the mountains only 5 minutes from the Parkway in exciting Pigeon Forge. We have it all for a stress free wedding: Salon, Massage, Make Up, Cabins, Full Reception Hall, Photography, Video, Wedding cakes, Limo Services and BEST OF ALL, beautiful mountain scenery.

Angel's View Wedding Chapel

1-800-758-6604 | Website

With direct access to over 700 rooms and meeting facilities at seven area hotels as well as the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Smoky Mountain Resorts Receptive has the knowledge and resources to meet your group's needs. Specializing in bus tours, reunions, corporate seminars, weddings and religious retreats, we offer full catering, audio/visual equipment and step-on tour guides. With over 30 years of experience, our sales team excels in managing the particular needs of our clients. From baggage handling to show tickets, Smoky Mountain Resorts Receptive is your One Stop Shop in the Smokies.

Smoky Mountain Resorts Receptive

1-800-223-6707 | Website

Bring your closest friends and family and stay in a luxury mountain resort, enjoying the privacy of separate cabins or the closeness of a large cabin to share. Exchange vows outdoors, in a chapel, or in your cabin with a stellar view. Our wedding coordinator is ready to facilitate your ideal destination wedding when you stay with Eden Crest Vacation Rentals. Start planning your perfect day, just call or click.

Eden Crest Vacation Rentals

866-707-8875 | Website

Make your event carefree and delicious with Chef's Catering. We provide outstanding service at every occasion whether a casual buffet or a full-scale elegant event. We will work with you to develop an event plan that reflects your personality and style within the appropriate scale and budget. Rehearsal dinners, receptions, family reunions, picnics, corporate events — Chef’s Catering is Pigeon Forge’s Premier Catering Service.

Chef's Catering

(865)286-6272 | Website

WEDDINGS with a VIEW! The Lodge at Brothers Cove is a one of a kind venue. Breathtaking views, a STUNNING ceremony area and Lodge, unique cabins for your entire group, and a creative event staff to make all your wedding dreams come true. If you are looking for a romantic, peaceful setting with endless Smoky Mountain charm, look no further than “The Lodge” at Brother’s Cove. Call or Click for more details about your wedding with a view.
capacity: 300

The Lodge at Brothers Cove

1-800-508-6070 | Website

Marry on a Mountain!! Celebrate your wedding in this magnificent mountaintop chapel. The romantic backdrop of the mountains and foothills and the elegance of the chapel is why so many couples choose Mountain Valley Chapel for their wedding celebration in the Smokies! Seating capacity for 100 and handicap accessible.

Mountain Valley Wedding Chapel

1-800-729-4365 | Website

Hold your ceremony at our beautiful outdoor plaza and gazebo overlooking the Pigeon River and your reception in our banquet facilities. Guests can stay in one of our luxurious condominiums ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. After, they can unwind with a relaxing Spa visit or a round of golf. Families can enjoy our Atrium Pool, Lazy River, Game Room and Fitness Center.  For wedding packages, call or click.

RiverStone Resort

1-866-908-0660 | Website

SIMPLE, ROMANTIC, AFFORDABLE! Celebrate your love with a romantic wedding or vow renewal in the Great Smoky Mountains. Simple Christian ceremony with optional amenities such as photography, cake, flowers, and video. On-location ceremonies in your cabin, lovely log chapel, mountaintop gazebo, English garden, or other locations. Serving Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville.

Stellar Wedding Services and Photography

1-800-627-5813 | Website

Outdoor Wedding Ideas Available in the Smoky Mountain Area:

For the couple who likes to hike, just a small gathering by your favorite waterfall might be all you're looking for.

A natural clearing in the forest under tall hardwood trees makes a fabulous green canopy overhead during spring and summer, and breathtaking golds and reds and russets in autumn. There are wedding services that will perform weddings at an outdoor location of your choice, such as by a mountain stream or a natural waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Are you looking for something more intimate? Just the two of you? Ceremonies can be performed by a minister who travels to your hotel or cabin. Nowadays, a popular trend is to get married in your honeymoon cabin or chalet, which offers privacy and incomparable mountain settings.

Many wedding vendors in the Smoky Mountain region offer beautifully landscaped Garden Weddings which feature rustic gazebos and barns in a natural setting for a custom, romantic outdoor experience.

The biggest advantage to an outdoor Smoky Mountain wedding is the absolutely gorgeous and scenic locations available in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Park Restrictions currently require special permits.

Also, there is a beautiful gazebo in the heart of Pigeon Forge at Patriot Park. Contact the proper City of Pigeon Forge officials for information about the use of Patriot Park.

Unique Outdoor Wedding Venues:

Titanic Pigeon Forge WeddingIf you’re interested in an outdoor wedding, the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum Attraction offers a beautiful fountain as your backdrop. The Titanic Pigeon Forge wedding venue provides the opportunity for beautiful portraits to capture your moment. Titanic Pigeon Forge now encourages couples to reserve their wedding space and make plans to get married on the grand staircase and spend their special day aboard the ship!

Honeysuckle Hills is a very unique location in the Smoky Mountains specializing in one-of-a-kind events and weddings! The owner of Honeysuckle Hills has created many outdoor wedding spaces complete with nostalgic barn, mountain stream, flower gardens, and horses for an experience worth passing down for generations in her unique style of photography.

Wedding Decor:

When planning and decorating for an outdoor wedding you have unlimited possibilities.  The décor, the seating arrangements and the use of your surroundings is completely up to you!  If you want to make your entrance in a horse drawn carriage, put lights in the trees or have your guests sit on hay bales, that’s your choice! Some brides choose their favorite setting and go from there, so if you want a true southern, Smoky Mountain wedding, don’t hesitate to put those cowboy boots on, decorate with hay bales and mason jars and have your wedding the way you want. If you are a classic do-it-yourself-er, the blog contains many wonderful DIY ideas. 

If you’re in an area with a lot of surrounding trees make sure to take those into consideration, a lot of decorating can be done with a tree.  Some brides string photos from branch to branch, some hang lanterns for when the sun goes down and others string twinkle lights to set the mood. Trees are a great way to utilize the great outdoors for a little decorating that will enhance your wedding style.

Be sure to think about your seating arrangements for the reception also.  You may want your guests to be assigned to intimate tables of 6 or 8, or bigger tables of 12  to 15.  Another unique way for seating is one long table where everyone is side by side, (of course if you have a really large wedding party, that table could go on forever!) but it makes for a really cute and unique way to make everyone feel as though they are at one table, which includes the bride and groom!

Bridal Photos:

If your heart is set on a summer or winter wedding or maybe you would just rather have an indoor ceremony and reception, you can still use the Smokies as a beautiful backdrop for photos.  Many bride and grooms will do their photos together after the wedding so they are sure to get all the photos they want, some even do a trash-the-dress photo shoot.  This is the perfect way to take advantage of the beautiful mountains where the photo ops are endless!

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Laughing until we had tears. I’ve never seen anything like the look on my kids’ faces when we drove down the Parkway past Pigeon Forge attractions. Our hotel was so vibrant and the staff was upbeat and helpful. Pigeon Forge is the brightest spot in the Smoky Mountains. The high energy (and clean language) shows we saw in theaters had everyone in my family clapping their hands…even “sour” Uncle George.

Mary Parker - Mobile, AL

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