Gatlinburg Elopement Packages

For couples who feel a strong connection to the Smoky Mountains

We provide elopement packages for couples like you, who have an emotional connection to the Great Smoky Mountains. Perhaps you visited this stunning region when you were younger, and it left a lasting impression on you. The majestic beauty of the mountains, the serene forests, and the charming town of Gatlinburg may have captured your heart and stayed with you over the years.

Or maybe your partner chose this picturesque setting to propose, creating a cherished memory that you both hold dear. Whatever the reason, East Tennessee has sparked something special within your soul, making it a natural and meaningful place to exchange your vows as you start your marriage.

Whatever the reason, we get it. Because we love Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains as much as you. Eloping in Gatlinburg allows you to celebrate your love in a place that holds a deeply personal significance. It's a decision that resonates within your heart and soul, making your elopement even more memorable and meaningful.

"Our experience exceeded all of my expectations and our pictures were even more gorgeous than I could've ever imagined. I would, without a doubt, recommend New Beginnings Photography to anyone that asks."

Why should I consider an Elopement Package

An elopement package is a bundled offering provided by wedding vendors that includes a variety of services needed for an elopement ceremony. These packages are designed to simplify the planning process by combining the essential services of professional photography, officiant, and ceremony location.

You don’t "need" an elopement package. You could research, contact, investigate, and book each vendor individually. However, if you’re traveling from out of town, this can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. That's where we come in. In addition to simplifying the process, your elopement package from New Beginnings Photography is designed from a photographer’s perspective to ensure the best possible wedding photos. We take care of all the arrangements for you. You’ll feel confident during the planning process and on your wedding day because we provide you with all the information you need. With 20 years of experience specializing in Gatlinburg elopement packages, you can rely on our expertise as your local resource.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. We are happy to provide either an all-inclusive elopement package or a standalone photography package for your elopement, whichever best suits your needs.

Package A - $1100

  • Ceremony Location for 1 Hour
  • Minister's service
  • 1 hour professional photography session
  • Online image gallery
  • Digital Download of all (60+) edited, full resolution images w/ copyright release
  • Personalized wedding Dashboard
  • 50% all digital & print orders for 30 days
  • Package B - $1400

  • Ceremony Location for 1 1/2 Hours
  • Minister's service
  • 1 1/2 hour photography session
  • Online image gallery
  • 8x8 deluxe storybook album with 30 images
  • Digital Download of all (80+) edited images w/ copyright release
  • Personalized wedding Dashboard
  • 50% OFF digital & print orders for 30 days
  • Package C - $1700

  • Ceremony Location for 2 Hours
  • Minister's service
  • 2 hour photography session
  • Online image gallery
  • 8x8 deluxe storybook album with 60 images
  • Digital Download of all (110+) edited images w/ copyright release
  • Personalized wedding Dashboard
  • 50% OFF digital & print orders for 30 days
  • Basic - $800

  • Ceremony Location for 30 minutes
  • Minister's service
  • Photography session of ceremony only
  • Personalized online image gallery
  • Digital Download of 20 edited images w/ copyright release
  • Personalized wedding Dashboard
  • 25% OFF digital & print orders over $250 for 30 days

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    What is an Elopement

    And is it right for me

    Eloping has historically meant to run away and secretly get married, often without the knowledge or approval of one's parents. However, modern elopements have redefined as a small, intimate, and sometimes spontaneous wedding ceremony without the elaborate preparations and guest lists of a larger, more traditional wedding. Elopements can take place in various locations, from a courthouse to a scenic outdoor spot, and are characterized by a celebration of the couple's love in a way that feels authentic to them. Today's elopements usually fall into one of these categories:

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    Comprehensive Elopement Coordination

    New Beginnings' elopement packages offer comprehensive coordination services to ensure your special day is stress-free and seamless. We take care of securing your ceremony location and obtaining any necessary permits on your behalf. Our team will also schedule an officiant based on your preferences and provide photography services that are second to none.

    In addition to these core services, we provide a preferred vendor list for any additional services you may need, such as flowers, hair and makeup, receptions, and lodging. Think of us as your elopement concierge – if you need assistance with anything, we're here to help you find the best solution.

    With over 20 years of experience providing elopement services in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can trust that your special day is in capable hands. We are dedicated to ensuring that your elopement is everything you've dreamed of and more, and we can't wait to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

    Elopement officiants in Gatlinburg

    Officiating a destination elopement presents a unique challenge compared to a traditional wedding. Since most couples are traveling from out of town, they often don't have the chance to meet the officiant in person until shortly before or even on the day of their ceremony. This means the officiant must possess exceptional people skills to quickly connect with the couple and ensure they feel comfortable. While the couple may have an idea of what the officiant will say during the ceremony, it's difficult to gauge their style and personality without meeting face to face. The last thing you want is to stand before each other on your wedding day, ready to exchange vows, only to wonder who this person is and what they're talking about. The officiants we work with take the time to get to know you before your ceremony. They genuinely care about your marriage and perform your ceremony in a conversational, natural tone, rather than an overly rehearsed "performance".

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    Smoky Mountain Elopement Photography

    Elopement photography obviously has many similarities to wedding photography. In both cases the photographer needs to:

    When photographing an elopement the photographer is often working in tighter time constraints. Covering a wedding is a long process, usually at least 4 hours. There are plenty of opportunities to capture candid moments of the couple interacting with each other and guests. The photographer can stay out of the way and let events unfold. This allows the couple to forget they are being photographed and get great candid imagery. Whereas an elopement session is generally 1-2 hours with zero-to-very-few guests, making it difficult to use the same strategy. The photographer needs to take more control of the session. It becomes much more important to quickly make the couple feel comfortable in front of the camera, and give instructions to set them up in situations that appear candid and natural. A sort of hybrid of posed and candid strategies.

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    Small Wedding & Elopement Package FAQ

    Is it better to go with a package or book vendors individually?

    Our elopement packages offer convenience and simplicity, as they include personalized essential services of ceremony location, photography and officiant.

    How many guests can we have at our micro wedding in the Smoky Mountains?

    The number of people allowed is determined by the location, not the package you choose.

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    The typical number of guests at a micro wedding is 25-30.. If you arrange your own location you can have as many guests as you'd like with any of our packages. Most of the locations we offer are suitable for 25 people. But the range is from 10 to 40 guests.

    Do you offer payment plans

    Yes, we are happy to arrange a payment plan for you.

    You can break your package up into small monthly payments as long as your package is paid in full 2 weeks before your wedding date. Contact us about discounts for paying in full at the time of booking.

    Can you provide packages at a location we have already booked?

    Absolutely, whether it’s a cabin, another venue, or just your favorite spot in the mountains, we are happy to come to you.

    Can we use our own Officiant with your packages?

    Yes, You are more than welcome to hire or use the services of your own officiant.

    Can we use our own photographer?

    Yes, you can use your own photographer. However, the discounted price without a photographer may not be as much of a value as you expect.

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