Are you recently engaged? Planning to be engaged soon? If so, let us first say, congratulations! Your wedding day is one of the most important moments in your life, and we want you to know that we’re excited for you and here to help make your big day as stress free and perfect as possible.
So let’s talk details. First of all, you have to pick a date, right? And even though May and June continue to be the most popular months, we want to clue you in on one of the best-kept secrets of the wedding world: there’s something absolutely magical about a winter wedding—especially a winter wedding in the Smokies!
Maybe it’s the appeal of breathtaking snow and ice on the mountaintops. Maybe it’s the opportunity to get your wedding party together for a skiing adventure on the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg. Maybe it’s the chance to snuggle up with your brand new spouse in front of a fireplace inside your mountain cabin for 2. Whatever it is you come to love about your winter wedding in the Smokies, we’re sure the list will be long!
But for those not yet convinced, here are our top 3 reasons for getting started on your very own magical wedding in the winter wonderland we like to the call the Smokies!
- Beautiful scenery. The Smoky Mountains are beautiful to look at no matter what time of year you visit, but you’ll especially love the view during the winter. The leafless trees provide clear views to the tops of the mountains, where patches of white snow remind you of the purity of your vows and the beautiful beginning of your new life together. Besides the mountain views, you’ll enjoy icicles beside waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and crystal clear running rivers. Depending on the weather, you can even plan for a picturesque ceremony or a picnic-style reception in the great outdoors. Compared to other parts of the country, Smoky Mountain winters tend be relatively mild.
- Mountain cabins. If you’re coming to the Smoky Mountains to see the Smoky Mountains, then forget about downtown hotels. Book your stay in a mountain cabin instead! At Cabins For You, we have cabins right in the heart of the Smokies, cabins nestled in the trees, cabins beside rolling rivers or quiet creeks, and cabins with incredible winter views. And all of our cabins can suit your wedding needs! If you’re looking for a place to host your wedding party, try one of our large-group cabins, where you’ll have plenty of sleeping space and plenty of ways to entertain your guests with game tables, outdoor hot tubs, private theater rooms, and more. Our large-group cabins can also function as a reception venue, depending on the size of your guest list. And don’t forget about the honeymoon! Choose a romantic cabin for 2, where you can continue to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies along with indoor jetted tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, and other romantic surprises.
- Tons of entertainment. Those last few days up until the wedding are usually busy for the bride and the groom. But family and friends coming into town are going to be looking for ways to keep themselves entertained. When you book your winter wedding in the Smokies, you don’t have to worry about your guests getting bored. The Smoky Mountains have plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep your guests out of your hair as you finish up those last-minute details. A day of skiing at Ober Gatlinburg or an afternoon of ice skating at the indoor rink can keep a large group occupied. You might also recommend for your guests to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or the Great Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Loop. There’s a variety of things to do, see, and taste in the Smokies—which is great not only for your guests, but for your honeymoon as well! You can plan for a romantic carriage ride through town, a horseback ride through the national park, or a spin around the ice rink yourselves. For pre-wedding and post-wedding entertainment, the Smoky Mountains are your premier destination this winter!