With the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains at every turn and every amenity in one homey hamlet, what better place to say “I Do” then in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? It is, after all, the wedding capital of the South! With options like these waiting to provide you the wedding location and memories of your dreams, don’t stress about the details, because Gatlinburg takes care of even the littlest things for your blessed nuptials.
If you always imagined walking down the aisle in a traditional church or chapel in front of your closest friends and family, you’re in luck, because Gatlinburg is home to more than twenty chapels. From traditional “little white chapels” to “log cabin chapels” not found anywhere else, finding the perfect aisle to walk down is the easy part. For both indoor and outdoor traditional settings, try the traditional Chapel at the Park. Or, how about Cupid’s Chapel of Love, for those who want the log cabin chapel experience? Gatlinburg also provides everything but the groom, from catered receptions to candlelight ceremonies to professional photographers. Ordained ministers? Check. Flowers? Of course. Some chapels even offer honeymoon package deals!
For less stress and only one location to worry about, get married in one of honeymoon Gatlinburg cabins or chalets. This popular trend has the benefit of privacy and one-of-a-kind mountain views. Along with the full-fledged romance seemingly made just for you, there’s plenty of alternate lodging and downtown hotels nearby for all of your guests.
But why get married indoors when the beauty of creation is right outside in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. While some couples spend thousands on weddings at tropical locations, an affordable and arguably more beautiful alternative is in Eastern Tennessee! Imagine the breathtaking photographs of your outdoor wedding by a tranquil waterfall or mountain stream. Some of the local chapels offer outdoor gazebos on their property, and wedding services in Gatlinburg arrange locations in the National Park, too. Weather permitting, Gatlinburg truly is the perfect setting for small, outdoor ceremonies.
And for a truly once-in-a-lifetime wedding day, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies will host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception, complete with banquet-style catering surrounded by exotic sea creatures. It’s almost like getting married underwater!
Both bride and groom can get all the services needed for the Big Day in Gatlinburg, from hair and nails, to flowers, to the entertainment, to the dress and tuxedo! You can start by applying for the Tennessee Marriage license online. And if you don’t already have “your song,” how about Dolly Parton’s “Marry Me” to complete the Gatlinburg wedding experience? No matter what location you choose, Gatlinburg will only highlight the love you share for a lifetime of memories.