Let the Smokies grace your special day with the beauty of ancient mountains, the charm of country chapels, and unique historic settings. Add the embracing comforts of a cabin and you’ll want to head for these hills to get hitched. Here are four notable wedding venues:
1. Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels
Simplicity and nature make our dozens of chapels appealing. Some offer extras—candlelight weddings, garden or gazebo ceremonies, and even “elopement ceremonies.” These are just a handful of local chapels: The Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg echoes early chapels, with its exposed beam ceiling and covered porch. Gatlinburg’s Chapel in the Glen has a wood and stone interior and offers several sites for outdoor weddings. In Pigeon Forge, knotty pine walls, antique pews, and stained glass surround you at the Wedding Bell Chapel. And the Country Chapel at Bluff Mountain Inn is modeled on vintage Smokies chapels with its pure white walls and warm pine trim.
2. At Your Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental
Why not share your wedding with loved ones at a cabin? Gorgeous views and breezy decks create a calming setting. Whether you go for the full tux-and-gown affair or a casual feel, your cabin wedding makes everyone feel at home, because your rental is yours alone. A honeymoon in your cabin completes the celebrations. Visit Colonial Properties Cabin and Resort Rentals to find the ideal place to get married in the Smoky Mountains.
3. Inside the National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers locations from lodges and historic churches to scenic overlooks and picnic pavilions. Marry at the foaming streams of Cataract Falls, or the Bud Ogle Cabin, a hewn-log homestead.
The park provides two larger venues. The Appalachian Clubhouse is restored to 1930s charm, with an event hall where massive stone fireplaces warm you, and a wall of French doors opens onto a shaded porch with a forest view. Spence Cabin is a charming pink wedding-cake cottage with two stone patios, one along a riverbank.
4. Titanic Museum Attraction
History and elegance are hallmarks of weddings at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. Couples marry at the top of a sweeping staircase in a replica of the great ship’s glamorous interior. The ship’s captain performs ceremonies and the museum offers wedding planning services to take the work off your shoulders. Wedding guests can view artifacts from the Titanic and be transported in time by the gilded 1910s setting.