The Best Locations for Weddings and Elopements in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains are the oldest mountain range and most visited National Park in America. The majestic landscape offers a sense of calm and is an ideal place for your wedding or elopement. There is beauty and romance around virtually every corner. Imagine exchanging your vows along a secluded mountain stream surrounded by nature's wonder. Or high atop a mountain with incredible views of ridge upon ridge endlessly layered into the distance.
We've been helping couples plan their perfect Smoky Mountain wedding since 2004. Officials with the National Park even asked for our ideas when impementing the wedding permit system in 2008. We are happy to share with you our local insights and the knowledge we've acquired while organizing weddings in the National Park. Our goal is to address any potential problem before it arises to give you a stress free experience.
Greenbrier Riverside #1
Greenbrier Riverside #1:
Some of the most beautiful and popular wedding ceremony locations are along the cascading rivers and streams of the Great Smoky Mountains. The picture shown hear is from the Little Pigeon River, a few miles outside of Gatlinburg. There are several spots along this section of river to choose from, including a large, open area for groups with up to 20 guests. This is the most popular spot for wedding ceremonies, but during certain times of the year it can be crowded. So contact us for suggestions on the best time to plan your wedding to avoid other park visitors. Additional info, photos and pricing →
Greenbrier Riverside #2 Wedding
Greenbrier Riverside #2:
You’ll find seclusion just a few miles up the gravel road from Greenbrier Riverside #1. This a good spot for times when there is a chance of running into crowds in the park. There are several spots along this section of river to choose from. This is normally a second choice for wedding couples who are unable to use Greenbrier #1. But this spot is just as beautiful as the other, it’s really hard to go wrong in the Smoky Mountains. Additional info, photos and pricing →
Cades Cove LeQuire Field
Cades Cove LeQuire Feild:
Cades Cove is a lush valley surrounded by mountains, it is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can catch a glimpse of everything the park has to offer; views, wildlife and history. The expansive meadows in Cades Cove provide a unique foreground to some of the most amazing mountain views in the park. These same meadows also offer plentiful food sources for wildlife. Deer are often seen in the fields and sightings of other wildlife, including bear, are possible. Lequire Field is the most convenient wedding location in Cades Cove. It’s near the Sparks lane cut through so just about 1.5 miles from the cove’s entrance. Additional info, photos and pricing →
Cades Cove Overlook
Cades Cove Overlook:
Cades Cove is a lush valley surrounded by mountains, it is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can catch a glimpse of everything the park has to offer; views, wildlife and history. The expansive meadows in Cades Cove provide a unique foreground to some of the most amazing mountain views in the park. These same meadows also offer plentiful food sources for wildlife. Deer are often seen in the fields and sightings of other wildlife, including bear, are possible. A wide array of historic buildings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries are scattered through out the cove. These include a grist mill, a variety of barns, three churches, and a marvelous collection of log homes and outbuildings Additional info, photos and pricing →
National Park Overlook
National Park Overlook:
This is one of the best views in the Smoky Mountains, and the most popular spot for wedding pictures. There are spectacular photo opportunities at any time of the day. It is centrally located, convenient to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. As with most overlooks in the area it is easily accessible, close to the road and close to parking. There are no restrooms at this specific overlook. Additional info, photos and pricing →
Smoky Mountain Waterfall:
The reason we suggest this waterfall is because it is easily accessible on a flat trail just 3-4 minutes from the parking area. Most of the other waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains require a hike of over a mile to get to. You won’t find this waterfall on any trail maps, but it has become quite a popular area for wedding ceremonies and pictures! It’s rushing waters and rich forest setting create the perfect romantic ambience for such a special occasion. If it is your dream to be married by a mountain waterfall we can help make it happen. Additional info, photos and pricing →
Spence Cabin on the Little River
Away from the noisy streets of Gatlinburg, in the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find a secluded cottage in the woods where all you can hear are the rustling leaves and flowing water of a mountain stream. This quaint cabin was built in 1928 as a vacation home and restored by the National Park Service in 2011. The stone patio is an ideal setting for your wedding ceremony. It is situated directly above the cascading waters of the Little River. If it happens to rain you and your guests can duck into the cabin and hold your ceremony in front of the large fireplace. Spence Cabin includes seating for up to 40 guests, restrooms and changing rooms. Some special considerations to keep in mind; there is no air conditioning in the cabin and no cell phone service available. Additional info, photos and pricing →
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