If an opulent wedding with thousands of dollars’ worth of flowers, 300 of your “closest” friends, and a gold-gilded ballroom is your wedding style, a Smoky Mountain wedding is probably not the right pick for you. But imagine this: an intimate ceremony with your family and best friends; fresh flowers on a simple white cake; photos with the backdrop of rolling hills, dipping valleys, waterfalls, or a gorgeous garden; saying “I do” in a little white church tucked among the trees…
If a simple, romantic wedding like that sounds like a dream to you, plan your special day in the Great Smoky Mountains. Both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg boast charming little chapels with indoor and outdoor ceremony spots, downtown Gatlinburg has all your wedding amenities – dresses and suits, salons, florists, photographers, and more – and of course, the scenery of the Smokies will provide the most incredible backdrop for your wedding photos.
Check out the area’s chapels to find the perfect fit, and then check out our romantic honeymoon cabins just minutes away. Forget hopping on a plane and flying for hours to get to your honeymoon; take a short drive up the mountain to your perfect honeymoon getaway! Downtown Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are loaded with fun things to do for your first week as newlyweds, or you can stay cozied up in your cabin for a relaxing and romantic retreat.
Easy Wedding Planning
Many area chapels offer all-inclusive wedding packages, making planning as easy as possible. You can book all your wedding amenities separately, or you can keep it simple and let them do the work for you. Photography, videography, music, a wedding officiant, cake, a catered meal, flowers, a beautiful dress: it’s all wrapped up in one pretty package for a stress-free wedding day.
Little White Chapels
They’re not all white, but they are all uniquely charming. Chapels in the Smokies range from classic white chapels to rustic log cabins, with options to have your ceremony inside, under a gazebo, in front of a waterfall, overlooking the Smoky Mountains, or even on horseback! There are plenty to choose from, but here are just a few to get you started.
Chapel At the Park | 1844 East Parkway | Gatlinburg | 865.430.3372
Waterfall, garden, and gazebo weddings; bridal room for getting ready; candlelit ceremonies
Smoky Mountain Cabin Weddings | 1962 Lee Proffitt Way | Sevierville | 865.453.9117
Romantic in-cabin weddings for the most intimate experience
Chapel in the Glen | 412 Glades Road | Gatlinburg | 865.436.5356
Charming chapel and gardens; custom wedding packages; indoor and outdoor weddings
Sugarland Weddings | 1009 Parkway | Gatlinburg | 865.430.1555
Candlelight weddings; antique furnishings and stained-glass windows; photography, and more
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies | 88 River Road | Gatlinburg | 865.430.8808
It’s not a little white chapel, but you can get married (and celebrate afterwards) at this unique location surrounded by underwater beauties!
Honeysuckle Hills | 934 Mill Creek Rd | Pigeon Forge | 865.430.7724
Beautiful horses running through the fields, antique trucks, a beautiful natural setting with acres of farmland, fresh flowers, delicious food…choose an all-inclusive package or create your own – all with the help of the wedding pros here.
Flowers, Food & Photos
If you don’t book an all-inclusive package at the chapel, you can pick and choose for flowers and photographers in the area. Calhoun’s Banquet & Catering offers favorites from Calhoun’s Restaurant, Cherokee Grill, and Smoky Mountain Brewery. Or you can have an intimate in-cabin wedding and book Chef Jeremy with Savory Solutions for a completely customized meal in your honeymoon cabin!
For flowers, call Cupid’s Petals Flowers and Crafts (865.436.8556), Flowers of Gatlinburg (865.436.2333), or Little Pigeon Florist (865.428.0614). Then call New Beginnings Photography (865.484.6243), Gatlinburg Photo Studios (866.621.6273), Don Fields Photography (865.774.7610), or Honeysuckle Hills (865.430.7724) to capture your memories that will last a lifetime.
For many, the honeymoon is the star of the wedding planning, so be sure you have one to remember! Our beautiful cabins in Pigeon Forge, TN are cozy and romantic for a weekend, week, or more away! After you say “I do,” slip away to a cabin among the trees – or looking out over the scenic Smoky Mountains – and spend some time relaxing and enjoying your first days as newlyweds. You can browse our amenities online or chat with one of our vacation planners to find out what suits you best, but a few honeymoon-perfect amenities include:
- Hot tub on the deck
- Private indoor pool
- Movie room with big screen, Blu-ray player, and cozy seating
- King-size bed
- Indoor jetted tub
- Full kitchen for cooking in the cabin
- Dining area for candlelit dinners
- Jaw-dropping views of the Great Smoky Mountains
- Secluded location with no other cabins around
- A short drive to restaurants, attractions, and shops
- Private sauna