Say “I do” to a Sevier County wedding
Plan on tying the knot soon? You might consider doing what more than 16,000 couples did last year—get married in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. After all, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg are collectively known as the Wedding Capital of the South. Considering the beauty and majesty of the Smokies as a scenic backdrop, it’s no wonder that love-struck couples from all over the world flock here each year to exchange vows and spend their honeymoons.
You’ll find all kinds of wedding destinations in the communities of Sevier County. Some folks still prefer traditional church weddings, but in recent years, more and more couples have said, “I do” in the dozens of area chapels that specialize in complete wedding-day packages. Options can range from short-and-simple ceremonies with just a few guests to large-scale affairs complete with catering, photography and honeymoon accommodations.
A chapel wedding can be attractive to prospective married couples for a number of reasons. For one, they are often less expensive than large church weddings, and they can be planned more easily and in a shorter period of time. One of the most appealing aspects of a chapel wedding is the fact that all of the elements of the event can be coordinated centrally, in a cooperative effort between the couple and the chapel’s staff.
Admittedly, when one hears the term “wedding chapel,” images of the cheesy glitz of Las Vegas may come to mind. But don’t worry; none of the local chapels is the quickie-marriage type of operation where you’ll be hitched in less than ten minutes by an Elvis clone that hands out casino chips as a gift. Yes, you can get married in a relatively short period of time, but most wedding vendors you’ll find are established, reputable businesses with tasteful, attractive facilities.
The choice of ceremonial backdrops also covers a lot of ground, from wooded gazebos to waterfalls to mountaintops. But that’s just the start. Other types of businesses—like attractions, restaurants and vacation lodgings—have carved out their own niches in the wedding market here, offering one-of-a-kind settings for couples looking for a unique ceremony alternative. You can even get married in a helicopter or on horseback if you want!
Naturally, if you’re getting married in the Smokies, you might as well stick around town for the honeymoon, right? Why mess with air travel when you can go from your wedding ceremony to your love nest in just minutes? Whether you’re interested in Pigeon Forge cabins or hotels in Gatlinburg, you’ll find the ideal spot to start your life as a married couple.
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A WEDDING COTTAGE Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 800-726-0989 or 865 453-4000
ABIDING GRACE WEDDING CHAPEL PO Box 1035 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Toll Free: 1-877-980-7676
ABOVE THE MIST WEDDING CHAPEL AND SERVICES 703 Glory Ridge Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-1630 Toll Free: 1-866-280-1933
CHALET MOUNTAIN WEDDING CHAPEL 890 Holly Branch Drive Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-5568 Toll Free: 1-888-mtn-love
CHAPEL AT HONEYMOON HILLS 750 Honeymoon Hills Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-6334 Toll Free: 1-800-816-9122
CHAPEL AT THE PARK 379 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-3372 Toll Free: 1-800-693-6479
CHAPEL IN THE GLEN 412 Glades Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-5356 Toll Free: 1-800-537-1505
Creekside Wedding Chapel Gatlinburg, TN (865) 436-4153 (Toll Free): (866) 436-4153
CUPID'S CHAPEL OF LOVE 706 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-3372 Toll Free: 1-800-693-6479
GATLINBURG CHAPEL WEDDINGS 1228 Ski Mountain Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-7031
GATLINBURG CHURCH MINISTRIES 209 Reagan Drive Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-7773 Toll Free: 1-800-346-2779
GATLINBURG WEDDING CHAPEL ASSOCIATION 815 Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-4153
GATLINBURG'S LITTLE LOG CHAPEL 945 Glades Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-8979 Toll Free: 1-800-554-1451
HEART OF GOLD WEDDING CHAPEL 122 Roaring Fork Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-5700 Toll Free: 1-800-344-8697
IVY ROSE WEDDING CHAPEL 571 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-5683 Toll Free: 1-800-597-1371
MOUNTAIN MIST WEDDING CHAPEL 2036 Ridge Rd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 1-800-893-7274 or 865-429-1440
MOUNTAIN VALLEY WEDDING CHAPEL 2740 Florence Dr Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 800-729-4365
REGAL WEDDING CHAPEL 303 Henderson Chapel Road Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 286-2235
Rosewood Gardens 3250 SIMS ROAD Sevierville, TN 37876 (865) 453-1310
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS 130 Walden's Main Street Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 1-800-891-1832
Smoky Mtn. Wedding Chapel 3230 Parkway, Suite D-1 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 428-4741 (Toll Free): (800) 922-2052
Stellar Wedding Services 1305 Witt Hollow Rd Sevierville, TN 37876 (865) 428-6626 (Toll Free): (800) 627-5813
SUGARLAND WEDDINGS 1009 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-1555 Toll Free: 1-800-933-7464
Sweetheart Riverside Wedding Chapel 108 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 774-3000
THE WEDDING CHAPEL IN THE GLADES 460 Glades Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-3338 Toll Free: 1-877-430-3338
WEDDING BELL CHAPEL Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-774-9080
Destination: Smoky Mountains - Wedding Capital of the South!