Saying “I Do” in the Smokies this Summer

Rolling blue hills, lush green trees, vivid wildflowers, blooming shrubs, bright blue skies, a variety of wildlife – it’s no wonder that so many couples come to the Great Smoky Mountains to say “I do.” Pair all those fantastic outdoor perks with the amenities and conveniences of the City of Gatlinburg – all-inclusive wedding chapels to meet any need, wedding dress shops, great restaurants, and more – and you have an ideal destination for a beautiful summer wedding. The Smokies also boasts luxurious and romantic cabins and attractions that are great for couples, including wineries, distilleries, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and so much more. So, not only can you spend your special day here, but you can also have a fantastic and memorable honeymoon in the same city! It makes planning that summer wedding and honeymoon even simpler.

If you’re planning a summer wedding in the Smokies, we have some resources that should help you along, from chapels and photographers to caterers and salons. Read on for a sampling of some of the wedding services available for a Smoky Mountain wedding.

The Wedding Chapel in the Glades |
At 460 Glades Road
With the award-winning Secret Garden and a lovely log chapel, The Wedding Chapel in the Glades offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings. They offer custom pricing, along with unity candles, ordained ministers, silk bouquets, photography, and more.

Chapel at the Park |
At 379 East Parkway
This award-winning chapel is a full-service indoor and outdoor venue with a white wood gazebo, waterfall, and gardens, along with services and amenities such as photography, video, ordained ministers, and a bridal room.

Chapel in the Glen |
At 412 Glades Road
Beautiful indoor and outdoor areas are available for summer weddings at this Smoky Mountain chapel in Gatlinburg. This one-stop-shop offers cakes, silk bouquets and boutonnieres, photography, ordained ministers, unity candle ceremonies, and more.

About You Salon & Day Spa/Aveda Concept Boutique
951 East Parkway Suite 16 & 26
Get ready for your big day by indulging in a few hours at the salon. They offer everything from hair and massages to makeup and nails.

Calhoun’s Banquet & Catering
1004 Parkway Suite 861
Take advantage of their on-site facilities, or get catering from one of Gatlinburg’s most popular restaurants. You can choose from menu items from Calhoun’s Restaurant, Cherokee Grill, and Smoky Mountain Brewery.

Savory Solutions by Chef Jeremy

This personal chef with a “fusion flare” blends seasonal ingredients with old-style recipes. Along with catered events, Chef Jeremy offers private table service where he will come to your cabin and provide cocktails, dinner music, and fresh food with personalized menus!

Flowers of Gatlinburg
402 East Parkway
Boasting over 45 years of experience, the florists here offer fresh and silk flowers for table settings, cakes, and more.

Fantasy Bridal & Formal Wear

386 Parkway
Find a huge selection of gowns and tuxedos to rent for your big day online or in store. Gown rentals also include a slip, bra, shoes, veil, tiara, sash, and jewelry!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road
For a truly unforgettable summer wedding in the Smokies, have your day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg. You can plan your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception here! The unique setting provides fantastic photographs, and the aquarium offers dancing and a DJ, drinks, food from an award-winning chef, and more!

Don’t forget to find the perfect honeymoon cabin as you plan your summer wedding in the Smokies. After your big day is over, you’ll be happy to have a romantic place to spend a few days or a week, relaxing and enjoying time with your new partner. You can stay cozied up in the cabin, or you can check out the events, attractions, restaurants, and shops in downtown Gatlinburg. There are many great things to do in town, and you can even add something special to your stay with our gift baskets and honeymoon add-ons!

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