Why and How to Have a Spring Wedding in the Smokies
No matter what time of year it is, Pigeon Forge is a wonderful location for weddings. With a range of wedding services easily accessible, charming chapels, and the stunning scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, it’s no wonder so many people choose to make Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg their wedding destinations. But spring is an especially wonderful time to get married in the mountains. If you have an outdoor wedding, just imagine…
As you stand in front of family and friends to exchange vows, the warm mountain breeze is blowing past you. You hear the birds chirping and the sound of a babbling brook in the distance, see the deer wandering through the woods, smell the wildflowers and fresh-cut grass, and feel the inviting atmosphere of the Great Smoky Mountains. When you’re done, you walk through the doors of a charming mountain chapel for an intimate reception with those you love. Everything is ready – the flowers, the cake, the décor, the food – and you sit down to a delicious meal or h’ors d’oeuvres for a day to remember.
A spring wedding in Pigeon Forge really can be that experience for you! With everything you need at your fingertips – all in the setting of the gorgeous Smoky Mountains – you can enjoy a stress-free wedding day that you will always cherish. Then you can take a short drive to a romantic honeymoon cabin in the mountains for a week of romance and fun with your new spouse! And beyond the easy planning and beautiful setting, Pigeon Forge is a great wedding destination because it doubles as a honeymoon destination. Instead of driving to the airport early in the morning, you can kickoff your honeymoon just minutes after the wedding’s over. And the town features dozens of attractions, great restaurants, and romantic places for couples to enjoy. Have a picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, get an old time portrait to take home, take a scenic helicopter tour of the city, or catch a dinner show before heading back to your cozy cabin for the night. Whatever your style of honeymoon – relaxed or high energy – you’ll find plenty to do after a spring wedding in Pigeon Forge.
While buying an incredibly expensive wedding dress that you’ll only wear once may be popular in many parts of the country, Pigeon Forge offers something different for brides. Whether you’re needing something budget friendly or you just don’t want to have a dress sitting around after a day’s use, renting a wedding dress in the Smokies is a great option. Of course, you can also buy; Pigeon Forge has many great (and budget friendly) options for renting or buying. Here are just a few resources for Pigeon Forge wedding dresses.
Fantasy Bridal & Formal Wear
386 Parkway | 800.295.5602
Thomas Bridal Fashions
384 Forks of the River Parkway | 865.453.1238
537 Parkway | 865.430.7213
While many of the Smoky Mountain wedding chapels offer in-house floral services, you can always take a more custom approach by using one of the florists in Pigeon Forge. Get everything from centerpieces and aisle decorations to boutonnieres and bouquets. Little Pigeon Florist (865.428.0614) offers beautiful flower arrangements, custom pieces, and a bridal package that’s under $200! At Atrium Flowers (865.453.5373), find lovely hand-tied bouquets, intricate ceremony arrangements, cake decorations, and more. You can also check out From the Heart Flowers & Gifts, All Occasion Florist, or D Garden – ranked in the top 200 worldwide by FTD in 2013. Their beautiful, upscale pieces are perfect for a lavish wedding to remember.
Wedding Chapels in the Smokies
The Great Smoky Mountains – both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg – are home to many beautiful and charming wedding venues. From outdoor spaces overlooking the sprawling mountains to cozy chapels with cabin charm to lovely little churches set by flowing streams, there is something for every taste. You can go big or keep it simple, and you’ll find absolutely every wedding amenity you’ll need in the area. Many chapels are full-service facilities, offering photography, catering, videography, flowers, ministers, and more – right at the site! As you consider what kind of wedding venue you’d like for your Smoky Mountain wedding, consider what kind of feel you want your wedding to have. Do you want it to feel opulent and over the top, or do you want it to feel intimate and relaxed? The chapels below offer all of that and more, so check them out to find the perfect fit. If you want more information about the Pigeon Forge chapels below, check out our Pigeon Forge wedding chapels page.
A Light of Love Wedding Chapel
3230 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 865.428.5177
Abiding Grace Chapel On the Creek
518 Ski Mountain Rd. | Gatlinburg, TN | 1.877.980.7676
Angel’s View Wedding Chapel
1740 High Rock Way | Sevierville, TN | 800.758.6604
Chapel At The Park
379 E Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 1.800.693.6479
Cupid’s Chapel of Love
706 East Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 1.800.693.6479 or 865.430.3372
Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel
7765 River Road | Townsend, TN | 865.448.8697
934 Mill Creek Road | Pigeon Forge, TN | 865.368.5569
Little Log Wedding Chapel
945 Glades Road | Gatlinburg, TN | 800.554.1451 or 865.436.8979
Mountain Valley Chapel
2256 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 800.729.4365
Smoky Mountain Cabin Weddings
1961 Lee Proffitt Way | Sevierville, TN | 865.453.9117
Wedding Bell Chapel
2254 Alpine Village Way | Pigeon Forge, TN | 765.716.1349