The Gatlinburg area is an extremely popular wedding destination. Every year the area is host to an estimated 15,000 weddings…second only to Las Vegas. What makes this area the second most desired place in the United States to get married?
The area’s numerous chapels give wedding couples a multitude of choices in the type, location and size of their wedding. All of this among the backdrop of the gorgeous natural scenery the area provides in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Planning a wedding in Gatlinburg is easy because the chapels offer different packages to meet your needs. Local vendors such as florists, bakers, photographers and formal wear businesses work with chapels to offer packages that will give couples their dream wedding. Wedding dresses, tuxedos, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses are all available for rent to save money and time.
Many of the all inclusive packages available offer services that can include everything to create your fairy tale wedding. Couples can choose affordable packages for wedding only services at the location of their choice or affordable packages that will include the reception as well as lodging in a romantic honeymoon cabin. Wedding packages can be customize to included everything you need so the wedding of your dreams can fit into any budget.
The average wedding today runs between $15,000 – $25,000, so choosing to get married in Gatlinburg can be more affordable and less stressful than a traditional wedding. For as little as $100 a couple can have a private ceremony for the bride and groom only in your cabin or in selected locations. Affordable packages that include the wedding service with guests can cost as less than $1000. Small wedding and reception packages for 10-25 guests are available for $2,000 – $3,000. All inclusive packages are available starting around $5,000 and up, depending on the number of guests. Marriage licenses are available for out of state residents for only $45 with no waiting or blood test required.
Getting married in one of the many quaint chapels in and around Gatlinburg provides an intimate location perfect for small weddings . Couples can choose to get married beside a beautiful creek or stream, in a lovely little gazebo, or on top of a mountain at sunset. The natural beauty of the area is a backdrop to the many locations available to celebrate your special day.
Whether you are planning to elope or to have a large wedding, Gatlinburg is the perfect place to have the wedding of your dreams and start your new life off with special memories!