Smoky Mountain Weddings & Elopements

Frequently Asked Questions

Most couples choose us because photography is THE MOST importrant part of the eleopment package for them. They want to be sure to get an experienced, professional photographer with their wedding package. We have provided wedding services in Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park since 2004 so you can rely on us as a trusted resource for all things wedding and eloepment in Gatlinburg.

Yes, you must obtain a Tennessee marriage license before your wedding ceremony. You can find detailed information about the requirements and local marriage license offices here - Sevier County Marriage License Info

Yes, you are welcome to use your own officiant for your wedding ceremony.

A payment for 1/2 of the package price is required to make your reservation. We accept credit card payments by phone or check by mail. After you make your payment we will email you a confirmation and a link to your personalized, downloadable smartphone app where you will find all the information you need for your wedding including a map and directions to your ceremony location

The number of guests allowed is detrmined by the location you choose and range from 15 - 50 people.

Many couples aren't sure if it's appropriate to tip the minister because they are getting married outside the church. While tipping is by no means required, it is appreciated if you feel the services provided have exeeded your expectations.

The attire you select is entirely up to you. We have performed weddings for couples wearing a traditional wedding dress and tux as well as jeans and t-shirts. But please consider the location where you're holding your ceremony. Some locations in the National Park are challenging to navigate in a large poofy dress and high heels.

Yes, we have been providing services in the National Park since 2004. We have the necessary permits and licensing required by the National Park Service.

Some locations include a covered area in case of rain. We can help you come up with a rain plan at any of the locations we offer before your make your reservation.

We provide simple wedding and elopement packages that include your ceremony location, minister and photography. We are happy to recommend fantastic, local businesses for any other services you need for your wedding.

Yes, just let us know when you plan on taking a look and we will make the necessary accommodations for you.

We will provide you with a map and directions when you make your reservation. While you may be tempted to use GPS to find your ceremony location, we strongly recommend that you sue the directions we have provided.

It depends on the location. If it's important for you to be able to change at the ceremony site, let us know before deciding on a location and we will give you all the info you need to make your decision.

We are thankful to our customers for voting us Wedding Wire Couples Choice during the last six years and making us a Google 5 Star rated business!

Member since 2011. The SMWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the wedding industry in Sevier County & Great Smoky Mountain area.

Member since 2011. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce promotes, unifies, informs, serves and enhances the business community.

We are specifically licensed to provide wedding and photography services in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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