Schools are out, Memorial Day is fast approaching, and summer is officially just weeks away. In the Smokies, that means wedding season is here as well. With its abundance of wedding chapels, secluded Gatlinburg cabins and incredible selection of attractions and restaurants, it’s no wonder that this area is the Wedding Capital of the South.
You’ll find dozens of chapels and other unique wedding venues all throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. You can get married on horseback, in a helicopter or even at the Hard Rock Café. Chapels usually offer a variety of wedding settings, from interior spaces to gazebos and waterfalls. Their packages are also often all-inclusive, offering amenities like flowers, photography, videography, catering and more.
The trick, however, is to contact your wedding provider as far in advance as possible if you know your intended wedding date. Often, a planner or coordinator will help you make arrangements in advance and, of course, reserve the space for the dates you need. Working ahead also lets you book your honeymoon accommodations before they fill up for the summer.
Also, don’t forget to get a license. You can get them at the Sevier County courthouse in Sevierville, the Pigeon Forge City Hall and the Shilling Center in Gatlinburg. See our Romance in the Smokies page for more details.