Couple the beautiful natural chapel of the Smoky Mountains with the relatively minor requirements for getting married and you understand why a Smokies wedding and honeymoon is second in popularity only to Las Vegas. Couples can be joined in holy matrimony in a chapel, the National Park, or the privacy of their cottage or cabin.
Both parties must be present to obtain the marriage license from the County Clerk’s Marriage License Centers (see below). There is no waiting period and an appointment is not necessary to obtain the license. Proof of age is required by a driver’s license, state-issued picture ID, a valid passport or certified birth certificate. A blood test is not required and applicants need not be residents of Sevier County to wed there. Couples may also bring a valid Tennessee marriage license from anywhere in the state of Tennessee, but remember that the license is only valid for 30 days after issue. If applicants are under the age of 18, both parents or legal guardians must sign the marriage certificate. NOTE: The license costs $36 and may be used anywhere in the state of Tennessee. The County Clerk will only take cash in the exact amount.
Smoky Mountain Marriage License Centers
Gatlinburg Shilling Center
405 Reagan Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37788
Pigeon Forge City Hall
300 Pine Mountain Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Located behind City Hall
125 Court Ave Suite 202E
Sevierville, TN 37862
Wedding Ceremony In The Park
If you want to have your wedding ceremony in the Park itself, that’s easy too. Contact the Park’s Ranger Activities Division (865-436-1266) to request a copy of the guidelines and application for a permit. Applications will cost $50 and must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the wedding. Parking is very limited. Finally, you must understand that even if you have a permit for a ceremony in the Park, you don’t have exclusive use of the area — persons outside your party (tourists) have unfettered access to the premises. Most are courteous enough, though, to keep their distance.
Honeymoon Cabins at Sugar Maple
Dozens of one-bedroom cabins from which to choose! All amenities including some with privacy, mountain views, Jacuzzi and outdoor hot tub. Call Toll Free 1-877-237-9055 or book online today!
Gatlinburg Cabins Online
One-bedroom honeymoon cabins in and around Gatlinburg. Perfect for your honeymoon or romantic getaway! 1-877-60 CABIN
Several one-bedroom honeymoon or romantic getaway cabins for your pleasure. Private, on a stream or with mountain views! Your choice – call Toll Free today! 1-888-335-9010
Smoky Mountain Wedding Planners – We want to make your day romantic, simple and as worry free as possible. We can perform private ceremonies for the bride and groom in your cabin, by a beautiful waterfall or river located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville. We can even help you coordinate elaborate ceremonies so your family and friends can also enjoy your “Special Day “. Visit us at www.smokymountain-weddingplanners.com
Victorian Gardens Wedding Chapel – 571 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, 800-597-1371