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Some of the
Best Places to Get Married
in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge
& Wedding Ideas 

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Happy engaged couple, romantic couple, bride and groom

Places to Get Married Around the

Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Tennessee Area 

Getting your marriage license in Tennessee is easy,
and planning your dream wedding can be too.
You just need a vision and a little bit of inspiration.
Here are some ideas to get you started!

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1.) Waterfall Wedding

Imagine getting married by a gorgeous, flowing waters of a waterfall. These are a few of your options!

Cataract Falls, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, is available as one of the approved sites for a wedding in the park. 

Friendly Falls has many options and is great especially for non traditional style weddings and vow renewals.  Friendly Falls is private and offers many different wedding package options.  You can opt for a simple ceremony or go all the way with all the bells and whistles like catering, reception, flowers, cake, and photographer.

Parkside Resort Weddings in Pigeon Forge also offer the option of a venue with a small but beautiful waterfall background! Definitely worth checking out.

Wedding venue is available when renting Smoky Mountain Lodge or Rocky Top Lodge. 


Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg offers many nice wedding packages including a beautiful Waterfall venue in addition to other options like a traditional Chapel, Arbor, Enchanted Forest, receptions and more.

2.) Barn Wedding


One very popular option is the rustic barn ceremony. You can make your venue vintage, country chic, with a warm, natural, relaxed vibe.  There are several options and barn venues to choose from, here are some of them:

  • 4 Points Farm, Sevierville, TN

  • Barn at Chestnut Springs, Sevierville, TN

  • Honeysuckle Hills, Pigeon Forge, TN

  • Happily Ever After at the Barn, Sevierville, TN

  • The Barn at Bluff Mountain Inn, Sevierville, TN

3.) Cabin Wedding

Many cabins can be used as your own private venue. Simply search for a cabin that matches your preferences such as mountain view, deck, and how many bedrooms you would like for guests or family. If you plan on a large event, be sure to see if the owners allow events.  Here are just a few examples:

A King's Lodge, Wears Valley - 6BR, 6Ba, A rare find!  Gorgeous cabin on flat acerage surrounded by beautiful mountains. Stay here, and the owners will help you plan your dream wedding. There's also a ranch with farm animals across the street you can visit.

The Lake House at Douglas Lake, Sevierville - 8600 sq. foot waterfront home on the lake that sleeps 30 people, has 10 Bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  Sitting on a gated 5 acres with tons of amenities, private dock lake access and up close lake view. Also has a theater room, games room, hot tub, bar room and more.

Moose Hollow Lodge, Pigeon Forge - This "Event Friendly", super large 9BR, 8.5 bath cabin sleeps 56, and includes a movie theater, 2 hot tubs, arcade, indoor pool, wet bar, onsite chapel and more.

The Venue at Greenbrier Estate Cabins, 2855 East Parkway, Gatlinburg - 2 Large side by side cabins can host 88 guests for a wedding with breathtaking views or you can take a 5 minute walk over to the beautiful Event Center onsite for the celebration.  

The Preserve, Wears Valley - Helpful cabin rental folks who can assist you in finding the perfect cabin for your wedding vows at the beautiful Preserve Resort. The Preserve is up on a gorgeous mountainside, not far from the Foothills Parkway, in Wears Valley.  It has it's own chapel and an open air, outdoor Pavilion, and some of the most breathtaking mountain views around.  Also access to a heated pool and exercise facility. You can browse cabins at The Preserve Resort here.

4.) SkyLift Park Wedding

Imagine riding up to the top of the mountain on the famous chairlift in the middle of Gatlinburg and getting married at the large scenic overlook with stunning views over downtown. Walk across the SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America for impressive photos. Several packages with hotel accommodations are available.

Young bride and groom, happy couple in love, wedding photo of couple sitting in the country on a bridge, romantic couple

5.) Dolly Parton Historical Estate Home


This is new for 2022 and SUPER EXCITING!

You can now have your wedding at Red Top Destinations & Events.

Experience and see for yourself the Sevierville home and property where Dolly Parton's beloved parents, Avie Lee and Robert Lee Parton lived at "The Red Top" after Dolly became famous.

Lodging is available - imagine staying in the very same home as Dolly's parents!  It is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Wedding packages and live music from some of the Parton family members is also available as well.


This is truly a DREAM wedding venue!



6.) Titanic Wedding

Did you know you could exchange your vows on the Titanic?  Yes, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge offers small or larger wedding packages.  You can have the ordained Titanic Captain to perform the ceremony on the famous Grand Staircase, a wedding coordinator, a photographer and museum tour for you and your guests. 

Choose from many other options like music, Fountain Wedding, and 3rd floor private receptions.

7.) Great Smoky Mountain National Park Wedding

Yes, you can get married in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!  You will just need to apply for a permit in advance.

Choose from places like Clingman's Dome, scenic overlooks, Cade's Cove, Foothills Parkway, Cataract Falls, the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Metcalf Bottoms, Spence Cabin at Elkmont and more.  There are seasonal limits and very strict rules, so be sure you check out approved locations and rules here


8.) Hotel or Inn Wedding

These are a few Hotels and Inns that will help you with the space and have planners available, to make your wedding memorable. Call or visit each website for details, as each place offers different wedding packages.

  • Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg (Arts & Crafts District)

  • Margaritaville Resort, Gatlinburg (Downtown)

  • The Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg

9.) Chapel Wedding

These chapels are available for wedding ceremonies and can offer a ​more traditional approach to getting married. Most of these chapels will help and assist with wedding planning for your perfect day.  Ask about options and all inclusive wedding packages.

  • Chapel in The Hollow - Romantic, Rustic Chapel in the Woods with a Mountain backdrop1057 Millstone Gap Rd., Seymour, TN (close to Sevierville)

  • Chapel at The Preserve - 2 chapel options, Cabins Available, Gorgeous Mountain views, Wears Valley

  • Wedding Chapel in The Glades, Just outside downtown Gatlinburg

  • Angel's View Wedding Chapel, Sevierville 

  • Chapel at The Park, Gatlinburg

  • Little Log Wedding Chapel, Gatlinburg

  • Honeysuckle Hills Chapel, Pigeon Forge

10.) Mountain View Wedding

Here are a few venues that offer mountaintop views and mountain view ceremonies:

  • Anakeesta Wedding - AnaVista Tower, Heart Twigloo, Vista Gardens, or Black Bear Vista, Gatlinburg

  • A King's Lodge, Wears Valley

  • Angel's View Wedding Chapel, Sevierville

  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park, several sites

  • Hearthside at The Preserve Resort, "The Meadow"

  • The Trillium Wedding Venue, Sevierville

  • The Magnolia Wedding Venue, Pigeon Forge

  • Parkside Resort Weddings, "Sky View Pavilion" & "Smoky Mountain Pavilion"

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If you just can't decide, and you want some help planning a  fun and special wedding you can also talk with some of the following area wedding planners.

These experienced wedding planners offer a variety of venues, wedding packages, and can help with locations and other details so you can leave the stress of planning behind and enjoy your special day!


  • Parkside Resort Events & Weddings, Pigeon Forge

  • Above the Mist Weddings & Events

  • Elope to Gatlinburg 

  • Hilbilly Weddings, Gatlinburg 

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