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When wedding bells are in the air and romance is what you crave, how about looking for romance in the Smoky Mountains. In fact, a Smoky Mountain Honeymoon is the perfect way to start your new life together!

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Are you getting married this year, or celebrating the day you did? For romance, adventure, good food and beautiful surroundings, plan it all in the Smoky Mountains.

Whether you are having a Valentine’s month celebration, a summer wedding, you want to renew your vows or enjoying a romantic weekend together, we have many ideas for celebrating in The Smokies.

Winterfest Wedding

Enjoy the beautiful and romantic lights of WinterFest after your wedding or how about during?!

The lights of Winterfest are around until Feb. 19. This true winter wonderland continues in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. You’ll know you’ve made it when millions of small, twinkling lights come together on streets throughout the mountain towns to form elaborate displays that will leave you in awe.

Need some wedding ideas? Check out our blog post.

Married on The Titanic

Titanic Museum has been honoring couples every year for more than a decade with its February “Sweetheart Month” celebrations and special events including its one-of-a-kind Valentine vow renewals. It can also serve as a fun stop on your Smoky Mountain honeymoon.

All February, Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is “doing its part to unite and reunite couples in the name of love.” Pop the question, say your “I do’s” or renew your wedding vows in one of the most romantic places anywhere…at the top of Titanic’s Grand Staircase. Also, official ceremonies are conducted by the ship’s Captain!


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Featuring One-of-a-Kind Valentine Vow Renewals

February 1 – 28, 2023
Reservations Required. 800-381-7670

As our country calls for unity, Titanic Museum Attraction is doing its part to unite and reunite couples in the name of love during the ship’s Valentine month celebrations. Now’s the time for romantics to pop the question, say their “I do’s” or renew their wedding vows in one of the most romantic places anywhere…at the top of Titanic’s Grand Staircase. Official ceremonies will be conducted by the ship’s Captain, announces Mary Kellogg, Titanic Museum Attraction’s President/COO and Co-Owner.

What the World Needs Now

“Like the song says, ‘What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love,’ and that’s what our guests will find plenty of during February Love Month on Titanic. This is especially true for couples renewing their wedding vows in the most glorious and romantic of all places, the spot where the epic movie’s Rose and Jack embraced and fell in love…the top of Titanic’s Grand Staircase. Believe me, you’ll feel on top of the world just as they did, standing on the world’s only exact recreation of the Titanic’s Grand Staircase while reaffirming your love,” Kellogg says.

One of the most exciting moments a couple can experience is to relive their big day by facing each other, with love in their hearts while repeating the sacred vows they took years ago. Titanic Pigeon Forge can make that happen with Sweetheart packages that cover all arrangements, from a magnificent ship’s tour to Valentine gift packages, to a special Grand Staircase presentation.

The Titanic, a White Star Liner ship, set sail from Southampton, England and was headed to New York City when it hit an iceberg about 370 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. There were 24 honeymooners on the ship. If you want to know more about them, the Titanic, and the Titanic Museum, then check out our blog post.

Find the museum at at 2134 Parkway in Pigeon Forge – you can’t miss it! The ship-shaped building was designed half-scale to the original luxury cruise liner, which was 882 feet in length, and at the time, the largest man-made moving object on Earth. The museum ship seems to be in motion cutting through the sidewalks and onto the streets of Pigeon Forge – towering above and beckoning visitors.

Reservations. Call 800-381-7670

Downtown Gatlinburg at night

Head to Gatlinburg to see intricate displays of animals that are native to the Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge Winterfest takes the bite out of the winter cold and makes for smiles all around as you hold each other tight in a metropolis of winter fun.

Enchanted winter of illumination through March 3

“Experience Anakeesta’s brand new attraction Astra Lumina! Set off across mysterious observatory grounds to discover a celestial pathway of lustrous light, cosmic visions, and astral song. Immerse yourself in illuminating encounters and connect with the stars before they return to the sky above. Astra Lumina at Anakeesta is the 15th experience in the Lumina Enchanted Night Walk series, and the very first in the United States! Be among the first to see Astra Lumina by adding the experience to your General Admission ticket.”

Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg with mountain views and 70 forested acres of fun and relaxation, Anakeesta is a mountain playground for all ages. For more about Anakeesta, check out our blog post.

Romance In the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg SkyBridge

All of February, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge is adorned with thousands of red and white lights creating a “Tunnel of Love”– a perfect spot to enjoy the incredible views with your honey. Whether you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day photo opportunity, looking to pop the question or simply wanting to spend quality time with your favorite person, the Tunnel of Love on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge is a wonderful memory maker.

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Enter To Win: With the purchase of a SkyPass Ticket between Feb 8th-24th guests will be entered to win a special SkyLift Park Prize Pack! Prize pack winners will be announced Feb 10th, 17th, and 24th, with a grand prize winner selected Feb 28th! Winners will be selected at random and contacted via email.

Billed as North America’s largest pedestrian suspension bridge – Sky Bridge is 680 feet from tower to tower – with the most fantastic views.

Read more about the SkyBridge in our blog. For more romance in the Smoky Mountains, check out this information about the Tunnel of Love and for tickets, visit the website.

Put on your dancing shoes!

Check out some two-stepping and line-dancing while you’re in town.


Live music!

105 Reagan Drive near Skylift Park

Gatlinburg, (865) 412-1297

Ole Red

Regular music – see the lineup and get dancing!

511 Parkway, near Anakeesta

Gatlinburg, (865) 412-1297

Tom and Earl’s Back Alley Grill

Live music Friday and Saturday nights at the grill! Check the Facebook page for announcements and musical guests.

651 Parkway #110, Gatlinburg, (865) 325-6022

Smith & Son Corner Kitchen

At night this barbecue restaurant turns into a night club with a dance floor. 812 Parkway, Gatlinburg. (865) 430-1978, (865) 436-8878

Carriage Ride Through Cades Cove

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Between March and November, enjoy a sweet horse-drawn carriage ride through the idyllic winding forest trails of Cades Cove.

Cades Cove Riding Stables in beautiful Townsend, TN, offers the rides with its knowledgeable carriage drivers entertaining guests with tales of the history of the area while pointing out the native plant and animal life.

Meet the beautiful carriage horses. Learn how things were done in days gone by. It’s a wonderful way to discover the old Cades Cove.

Carriage rides are 30 to 45 minutes in length. They depart throughout the day have no weight or age limit. However, they are limited 6 passengers.

10018 Campground Drive Townsend, | (865) 448-9009

Wine and Cocktails Adventures

Uncorked: Wine & Rails Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, North Carolina, offers a unique experience pairing a railroad adventure with good wine and a great meal on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion departing on March 24, 25; April 21, 22; May 12, 13; June 24, July 29; and Aug 5.

Just 46 miles from Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a memorable and romantic experience.

Passengers enjoy a full service All-Adult First-Class ride in the First-Class cars. This comes with a private attendant and “plush, well-appointed dining seating”.  A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests.  They’ll also share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers will enjoy Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh. Wine samples are paired with the meal.

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All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a seasonal dessert.

Purchase tickets online or call  (800) 872-4681.

GSMR also is offering a special March 17 Smoky Mountain Beer Run and BBQ and Brews running June 16-Aug. 19.

More Wine Options

In the mood for more romance in the Smoky Mountains with wine? Take on the Rocky Top Wine Trail, made up of five wineries in driving distance of one another. Even better, don’t drive, book a VIP tour that will take you in style to three of the wineries.


A personalized visit to the following wine trail stops: Mountain Valley WineryMill Bridge WineryApple Barn Cider HouseApple Barn Winery and Hillside Winery

(6) Free samples at each location visited

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15% Discount on any purchases while on the tour

Free Cheese tray while at Hillside Winery

Complimentary Swag Bag

One time ID check

Expedited service in the tasting rooms

Automatic completion of 3 stops on the Rocky Top Wine Trail

Each winery along the trail offers a “unique style of wine ranging from French & German at Mountain Valley Winery to Italian style at Hillside Winery, apple based at the Apple Barn Winery, freshly pressed Hard Ciders at Apple Barn Cider House, and unique wines/hard ciders at Mill Bridge Winery.” All five locations offer free limited samplings gifts, and two of the five offer tours of the winemaking facilities.

Take a bottle back to your American Patriot Getaways cabin to enjoy together. Tickets can be purchased online. Contact Rocky Top Wine Trail at (865) 366-1664.

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Catered Cabin

There are many wonderful restaurants in the area, but another idea is to have a romantic catered dinner. Our cabins come with equipped kitchens. Plus, there are several chefs who will travel to your cabin and cook you gourmet meal.

Here are a few:

Fruitful Vintage Chef,

Savory Solutions

Chef Ray B

Book a Romantic Mountain Cabin Now!

Continue the romance in the Smoky Mountains by sinking into a hot tub, snuggling by a warm fire, playing a game of pool or watching a movie and enjoying each other’s company. American Patriot Getaways will help you find the perfect romantic cabin.

In our honeymoon cabins, each one is specifically designed to create an unforgettable romantic experience.  Mountain views, cozy fireplaces, huge King-size beds, opulent private Jacuzzis, hot tubs, and more await guests of our honeymoon cabins. Choose from secluded cabins and cabins with views. We have a large selection of romantic honeymoon cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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