Your wedding is a special day that only comes around once, so you’ll want to put a lot of time into planning an event that will be unforgettable. One of the most important aspects of your wedding is the setting, so why not have it in the naturally beautiful Smoky Mountains?
Plan Your Dream Wedding
Imagine saying your “I Do” to your special someone while surrounded by the thick green forests and craggy peaks of these spectacular mountains. The air is crisp and clean, the sunsets are breathtaking and there are so many beautiful spots to celebrate – from an elegant Victorian chapel to a private mountaintop cabin. Also, there are many great local businesses in the area that will offer you fantastic services – from catering to flowers and décor – in order to make your wedding unforgettable.
Why The Smokies?
Have you seen the gorgeous mountain vistas? You couldn’t wish for a more beautiful backdrop. Your wedding guests can make a vacation out of it and enjoy some of the attractions and activities that the area has to offer, including horseback riding, hiking, dinner shows and much more. The people here are friendly and any vendors will be happy to make your special day memorable.
Smoky Mountain Honeymoons
You could combine your wedding with your honeymoon and spend a week in a gorgeous secluded mountain lodge, enjoying each other’s company and the beautiful stillness of the wilderness. It’s affordable. From the marriage license to the venues, the prices here are reasonable so that your wedding doesn’t have to break the bank.Honeymoon Cabins
National Park Weddings
There are many pre-approved locations within the National Park where you can hold your wedding, including historic churches, mountain rivers, streams and waterfalls. The rules of the National Park mean that you can only have two weddings per day in any of these locations. In order to have the most options, you should make your wedding plans as early as possible.Wedding Locations
Permits & Licenses
Of course, in order to have your wedding in the National Park you must have a permit. You must also obtain a Tennessee Marriage License, which you can obtain at the offices of the county clerk in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg.Marriage Licenses
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, keep in mind that the weather in the Smoky Mountains can be unpredictable. Make sure that you have arranged for a back-up plan if the weather turns bad on your wedding day. Also, have more than one location planned for your wedding photos in case of weather – or be willing to reschedule them for another day.Outdoor Weddings
Best Time Of Year
The best time of year for a wedding in the Smokies is the fall. The temperatures are not too hot, the weather is mostly pleasant and the leaves are changing to dazzling hues of red, yellow and gold. What a fantastic setting to celebrate your commitment and love for that special someone in your life.