Known as the “Wedding Capital of the South,” the Smoky Mountains are the ideal destination for romantic weddings and honeymoons. Awe-inspiring mountains and nature’s best scenery make for an unforgettable storybook setting for your nuptials! Thousands of couples come to the Smoky Mountains each year to celebrate their wedding vows, especially in Gatlinburg, which ranks second to Las Vegas in the number of weddings performed annually.
Dozens of unique wedding chapels, many of which offer a complete range of wedding packages and services, can be found throughout the Smokies. In addition to being more cost effective than planning large church weddings, chapels offer the advantage of handling all wedding-related details in one easy stop. From cakes and candles to flowers and photography, chapels can provide for or arrange virtually any aspect of a wedding and reception.
Some wedding services also will perform weddings in your cabin or at scenic locales throughout the Smoky Mountains. The Hard Rock Café in downtown Gatlinburg even features a chapel area for “Rock ‘n’ Roll Weddings”. Or, if you are so inclined, you can opt for a "Hillbilly Wedding" performed by an “ordained, bearded, hillbilly minister”!
Note: Although it’s a good idea to make a reservation, most chapels will accept walk-ins subject to availability.
In addition, plenty of quality accommodation choices - including cabins, chalets, budget motels and full-service resorts - are available throughout the Smoky Mountains for the wedding party, families and friends.