Wedding Planning

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Congratulations, she said yes! Or maybe he did! Doesn’t matter – what matters is that you two will be spending the rest of your lives together in holy matrimony, and if you’re visiting this page, it means that you’re thinking of getting married right here in the Smokies.

Of course, it could just as well mean you’re gathering information to send to a couple you know are wanting to get hitched in the Tennessee hills – either way, this page will provide a copious amount of information to help with the one thing that makes or breaks an awesome Smoky Mountain wedding: planning. We’re going to recommend all our favorite professional wedding service vendors all in one spot.

Let’s take a look at what the Smokies have to offer!

Wedding Chapels/Ceremony Services:

A Romantic Treasure – Now that you’ve chosen the Great Smoky Mountains as your romantic getaway destination, take the fun to the ‘next level’ with a romantic gift or gift basket from Romantic Treasure. We are here to enhance your getaway with romantic surprises, welcome baskets, and fun surprises for your family or significant other. Surprise that certain someone with complete romantic dinner set up. We deliver and set up the perfect items for a romantic dinner in.

Friendly Falls – Well worth the stop and a fantastic meeting place in the Smokies. Stay for a moment or stay for the afternoon! Get your souvenir photo taken or have lunch. Waterfall weddings are just one of the many special things that happen at Friendly Falls.

Smoky Mountain Same Sex Weddings – Love has no boundaries at Friendly Falls! No matter if you’re straight or LGBT, we will perform your wedding and give you our best in professional service and amenities. See our amenities and waterfall wedding grounds at



Sampson’s Hollow – Beautiful property with rolling hills, wildflower meadows, lush pastures and ridges of evergreens for your dream wedding. Wedding and wedding reception packages available along with romantic honeymoon lodging. Call our wedding consultant to plan your outdoor wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains.


Barn Event Center of the Smokies – Wedding reception hall and wedding planning in a beautiful, state-of-the-art barn with built-in stage, PA system, commercial kitchen, and huge gathering space. Near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Townsend, Tennessee.

Above the Mist Weddings – Gatlinburg Weddings performed in the Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee. Private cabin weddings, outdoor weddings, and wedding ceremonies at locations you choose by a Christian Minister.

Wedding Catering/Dining Services:


Chef Tony Catering – Catering for your wedding reception, corporate event, special occasion dining, or any event celebration. Enjoy gourmet recipes from experienced Chef Tony and professional staff in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and other areas surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Choose from our gourmet sit-down dinner packages, buffet and hor d’oeuvre packages, or choose a custom menu to suit the taste of your guests.

First Fruits Catering – Knox and Blount Country’s premier catering company and wedding specialist including surrounding areas since 1996. Client satisfaction is our #1 goal and main source of advertising. Referrals are available upon request.

Wedding Photographers:

Gary Woods Photography
– Relive life’s most cherished events with creative, lasting portraits. For individuals, families, reunions, and weddings, Gary Woods Photography will capture the mood of the moment with his creative talent and the technology of digital photography.

Saunders Productions – Saunders Productions specializes in fine photography and videography. We produce DVD’s, Musical Slide Shows, and music cd’s. We contract with businesses managing their social network marketing, and we lease nature images. We design logos and digital art backgrounds for advertising.

* Convert 35mm slides to video with Professional Video Editing
* Copy VHS to DVD for quality
* Transfer Vinyl to CD, Copy VHS to DVD
* Professional Video Editing
* Convert audio to MP3
* Convert Slides to Montage
* Over 15 Years Professional Photo & Film Experience

See more on John Saunders at

Honeymoon and Gift Ideas:

Aphrodite’s Whisper
– Boudoir photography portrait studio in Sevierville, TN. Professional boudoir photographer for bridal boudoir, glamour photography and intimate photos for your fiancee, groom or husband. Portrait retouching, enhancements and body sculpting by a professional digital artist.

Where Can I Get A Marriage License?

Marriage Licenses can be obtained in 3 places in Sevier County.

1) Sevier County Court Clerk
located in the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville. Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Friday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

2) The Gatlinburg Shilling Center
Located at 405 Reagan Drive. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM. Closed Tuesday and Thursday.
Saturday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM.

3) The Pigeon Forge City Hall
Located at Pine Mountain Road. Hours are 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday only.

You do not have to be a resident of the country to get married here. Birth certificate or drivers license, and social security number required. Call a licensing office for other specific requirements.