When wedding bells are in the air and romance is what you crave, a Smoky Mountain Honeymoon is the perfect way to start your new life together!
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 or you want to renew your vows, we have many ideas for celebrating in The Smokies.
Married On The Titanic
The 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.
Official ceremonies will be conducted by the ship’s Captain, how cool is that?!
Mary Kellogg, Titanic Museum Attraction’s President/COO and Co-Owner said: “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.”
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.
Sweetheart packages that cover all arrangements, from a magnificent ship’s tour to Valentine gift packages, to a special Grand Staircase presentation. 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
Enjoy the beautiful and romantic lights of WinterFest!
The lights of Winterfest are around until Feb. 15. 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.
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 Lights
Find more lights at this fun festival at Anakeesta through Feb. 21. 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. When the sun sets in the Smokies, Anakeesta comes alive with a celebration of lights for its Enchanted Winter celebration.
For more about Anakeesta, check out our blog post.
Romance at Gatlinburg SkyBridge
All of February, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge will be adorned with red and white twinkling lights along with floral garland wrapped around the “Tunnel of Love” making 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.
Billed as North America’s largest pedestrian suspension bridge – Sky Bridge is 680 feet from tower to tower – with the most fantastic views.
1 Ticket – 3 Attractions
The Skylift is a chairlift that has been taking visitors up the mountain sine 1954. Head 1,800 feet to the top of Crockett Mountain, looking down at forests, mountains and the town. Visitors get off at the Skydeck, where they can sit outside and enjoy the scene, buy a beer, do some shopping and walk the SkyBridge.
Romance at Ripley’s
At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, choose the Hugs & Fishes package available February only and enjoy two adult Aquarium admissions, two adult combo tickets to two Ripley’s Parkway Attractions of your choice and a 6 X 8 souvenir photo. In addition, a $6.50 donation is being made to United Way of Sevier County.
Can’t make it in February, in July and October, the aquarium is offering a Pints & Penguins Sleepover for those over 21.
Carriage Ride Through Cades Cove
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.
Beautiful Carriage Horses
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 April 17, May 8, July 31, Aug 7, Sept 4 and Dec 31.
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 an exclusive sampling of cheeses, fresh Pumpkin Bisque Soup or Salad, served with a Warm Dinner Roll. After this, they’ll enjoy a main course of fresh North Carolina trout seasonally prepared, placed over a bed of Creamy Mushroom and Spinach. Accompanied by Tender Beef slices topped with a Port Wine Reduction and Carrot Soufflé. And a dessert of the chef’s choosing. The wine samples are paired with the meal.
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.
More Wine Options
In the mood for more romance 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.
INCLUDED ON THE VIP TOUR:
- A personalized visit to the following wine trail stops: Mountain Valley Winery, Mill Bridge Winery, Apple Barn Cider House, Apple Barn Winery and Hillside Winery
- (6) Free samples at each location visited
- 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
- Face covering provided (face coverings required while on shuttle)
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.
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:
Finally, if you are in town with kids this week, check out the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on Feb. 5,2022 Take your best girl to the dance.
Book a Romantic Mountain Cabin Now!
After all the Valentine’s eating, drinking and adventures in town, you’ll be ready to sink into a hot tub. Then, sit by a warm fire and just enjoy one another’s company. American Patriot Getaways will help you find the perfect romantic cabin.
How about a honeymoon cabin? Each cabin 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.
To add more to your romantic getaway, add dinner reservations or tickets to a show, grocery shop on you way and perhaps plan to have a beautiful and surprising gift delivered right to your cabin contact American Patriot Getaways’ experts to help you plan.