How to Get Married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

by Cindi Pearce

Gatlinburg, Tenn., is a picturesque and cozy town high in the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is chock-full of wedding chapels. The town even boasts a drive-through chapel. For a reasonable fee, you and your spouse-to-be can get married in a creek-side chapel or even by the creek itself . The chapel staff takes care of virtually everything. All you have to do is show up.

Let's Get Hitched

Step 1

Contact Chapel At the Park either by e-mail--info@chapelatthepark.com--or by phone at 865-439-3372 or 800-696-6479 and talk to one of the wedding planners. You will be given wedding options to choose from, which will determine the price of your wedding.

Step 2

Getting married on a weekday is 25 percent cheaper than a Saturday ceremony.

Step 3

Check out the free wedding planner kit on the Chapel At the Park website.

Step 4

Your package can include videos, portraits, wedding cakes, champagne toasting glasses, a bridal garter and a “Just Married” sign for your car. You can also request a bridal bouquet and boutonniere and a unity candle ceremony.

Step 5

Check into one of the cabins at the Chapel at the Park. Spend your wedding night in a loft, surrounded by nature.

Step 6

The chapel staff will help you find accommodations for your family.

Step 7

Gatlinburg boasts many good restaurants, including Maxwell’s (865-436 -738).

Step 8

Check out Ober Gatlinburg, high on a mountain, where you can see bears and engage in inside ice-skating. Go skiing or snowboarding. You’ll take the trolley to the top.

Step 9

Travel across the mountain range to Cherokee, N.C., and go to Harrah’s Casino.

Step 10

Shop after the ceremony with your new spouse. The stores are plentiful and full of crafts and other items.

About the Author

Cindi Pearce is a graduate of Ohio University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. She completed both the undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the Institute of Children’s Literature. Pearce has been writing professionally for over 30 years.