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10 Wedding Ideas for Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Wedding Day


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.

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

Any cabin 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. Here are just a few examples:

The Lodge at Douglas Lake, Sevierville - 6400 sq. foot cabin on the lake that sleeps 27-33 people, on 12 acres with 3 decks with tons of amenities, lake access and lake view.

Moose Hollow Lodge, Pigeon Forge - This super large cabin sleeps 56 and includes a movie theater, indoor pool, wet bar, onsite chapel and more.

Greenbrier Estate Cabins - 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.  

Hearthside at The Preserve, Wears Valley - Helpful cabin rental folks who will assist you in finding the perfect cabin for your wedding vows at the beautiful Preserve Resort.

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.

5.) Horses Wedding

Honeysuckle Hills in Pigeon Forge has this one covered. This unique experience is like no other!  These trained horses will run behind you in a photo shoot, stop and gently kiss you, and walk beside you. Certain rules do apply so call for more details. 


This full service wedding venue also has many elopement packages to choose from including a Willow Tree, Granite Stone Wedding Arch, White Pergola, Willow Tree, Covered Pavillion, Chapel, Mountain View, and more.  They can also help with your reception.

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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.

  • Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, Pigeon Forge

  • 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 at The Preserve - 2 chapel options, Wears Valley

  • Wedding Chapel in The Glades, 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:

  • 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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