Say “I do” in the Smoky Mountains
If there is one thing you can count on when planning a wedding, it is the need to make a lot of decisions. Where will you have the wedding? Is there accommodation for the wedding party and guests? How about a place for the honeymoon? And the list goes on and on … What if you could have the wedding and honeymoon in the same place that also provided lots of fun and entertainment for all attendees? All of that is possible when you have your wedding in the Smoky Mountains.
The Smokies are fast becoming the wedding capital of the South and for good reason. This area is beautiful at any time of the year, but especially in the fall and winter months. When Mother Nature paints the fall leaves in gorgeous shades of orange, red, and gold, the view is truly breathtaking. Perhaps you prefer to look out into the open air under a blanket of snow where everything seems pure and untouched. You will also find it here. Once you see the incredible scenery, you will quickly understand why more than 20,000 weddings are held in the Smokies each year.
Beautiful places for ceremonies and honeymoon
Some of the most popular honeymoon and ceremony venues are the magnificent log cabins found near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. The best cabin rental companies will even offer assistance with your wedding planning. Look for companies that provide a wedding coordinator to work with you personally to make your day a success.
Whether you want a simple ceremony or something more elaborate, these coordinators will connect you with reputable providers in the area. Having someone help you with the photographers, florists, and caterers will definitely make your wedding planning less stressful.
The Smoky Mountains are a great place for a romantic honeymoon. Imagine a cozy cabin nestled in the middle of the majestic mountains. Enjoy a candlelit dinner in front of the fireplace with a roaring fire or have a professional masseuse perform a relaxing couples massage in your cabin. You may prefer to spend a quiet night alone in the hot tub with no one else in sight. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about the long travels after the ceremony to get to your destination. You can start your honeymoon right away.
Things to do in Smokies
When it comes to entertainment, you will find something for everyone. There are many dinner shows and craft fairs, as well as the Dollywood amusement park. If you’re the adventurous type, try horseback riding, rafting, or skiing (depending on the season). Take time to visit Smoky Mountain National Park while in the area. Once you see the incredible waterfalls, impressive mountains, and abundant wildlife, you will understand why this park is the most visited national park in the United States.
Lenient license requirements
Not only is it a beautiful venue for a wedding, but the requirements for a marriage license are pretty simple as well. Must be 18 years or older and have valid photo ID. There is no waiting period, no blood tests, and you do not need to be a resident to receive a license. There is nothing easier than that.
Whether your plans are for a grand ceremony or something quiet and simple, the Smoky Mountains have a lot to offer for your wedding and honeymoon. With excellent accommodations for you and your guests, it will definitely be a day to remember.