Frequently Asked Questions
Read through these FAQs for answers to our most commonly asked questions. We have listed our answers below. Should you have any other questions regarding our Smoky Mountain weddings in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.
Yes. You will need a Tennessee marriage license in order to get married here. We are a marriage friendly state and county, making the license quick and easy to obtain. Unfortunately, Tennessee requires that the couple appears in person in front of the county clerk to sign for the license, so we cannot obtain that for you. The couple must get the marriage license on their own and it must be Tennessee issued. In Sevier County, this process only takes 5-10 minutes. Be sure to check out our Gatlinburg wedding packages or our elopement locations for our outdoor weddings. Ready to reserve your wedding or Gatlinburg elopement? Give us a 865-365-5025 today. ***Vow renewals do not require a marriage license. Click here for additional information regarding Tennessee marriage licenses such as office locations, hours, etc.
With thousands of weddings performed and photographed, we are highly confident in our ability to make your wedding day in the Smoky Mountains everything that you dream it can be. We provide numerous services with a care of heart and sincerity that you will not find anywhere else. Promising to make your wedding ceremony both a special and memory-making celebration, Elope to Gatlinburg's friendly and professional team will provide a comfortable and easy going atmosphere, a ceremony that is tailored fit to meet your exact vision, and beautiful photography that will preserve your memories for a lifetime.
With Elope to Gatlinburg, it is your wedding day and everything should be the way you dream it to be, even if that includes a dusty red velvet suit from the 60′s. There are no rights or wrongs. We have married couples in everything from classic dress/tux attire, cutoff jeans, and even football jerseys. We've seen it all.
While there is not a specific amount of guests you may have for our cabin weddings, there are some things that you should take into consideration. A one bedroom (or studio) cabin is definitely not the place to try to cram 50 guests into it. If you want a wedding with a large amount of guests, multiple bridesmaids and groomsmen, etc. your ideal setting would preferably be a large chapel and not your rental cabin. Please take into consideration that any overcrowding may affect our photography services. Our outdoor locations have strict guest limits. The Mynatt Park location has a strict maxium of 10 including the couple. The private creekside location has a strict maximum of 20 including the couple. Unfortunately, we do not have any outdoor venues for weddings with more than 20 people/guests.
Yes. Our deposit amount is 50% of your total services/products chosen. Deposit payments can be made online via Visa/Mastercard/Amex/Discover or over the phone. The remaining balance is due payable in CASH ONLY upon our arrival to the ceremony site, presented with your marriage license on your wedding day. If you would prefer to make your final payment via credit card, please contact us prior at least 48 hours prior to your ceremony and we can take that payment over the phone.
Please make your travel arrangements prior to reserving your wedding. In the event that you cancel your reservation more than 30 days prior to your scheduled date, we will refund your deposit minus a $75.00 cancellation fee. This fee is credited back to a future reservation with us if you decide to reschedule within the following twelve months. If you cancel 30 days or less prior to your ceremony date, no refund will be issued as we cannot fill your spot at the last minute. These cancellations will be eligible to have the deposit credit applied if you decide to reschedule your ceremony with us in the future.
No. In order to keep our prices affordable, we do NOT perform any weddings inside of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
While we greatly appreciate it if you feel the service we provided exceeded your expectations, tipping is certainly not required or expected.
Absolutely not! We would be very happy to perform your wedding ceremony.
We ask that you please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ceremony time. If you are late, we may be forced to reschedule. Please understand that we have ceremonies we must attend following yours. If you are 15 or more minutes late past your scheduled start time we will assess a $100 late fee and your ceremony will be rescheduled based on our availability. We hate doing this but cannot be late for our next appointments. Traffic is often extremely heavy here year round, so please take that into consideration when planning your arrival times.
No. We are a husband and wife team with limited availability and require the purchase of a photo package with all of our ceremonies. We do not offer ceremony-only services nor photography-only services.
On the rare chance that we have availability the day you call, we can sometimes accomodate last minute requests. However, this is rare and making a reservation is strongly encouraged to ensure availability as we often book up quickly.
Unfortunately, rain is a risk that exists for any outdoor planned wedding ceremony. For our weddings with our basic photo package, we will continue on with the use of umbrellas. For weddings with our pro plus or larger photo package, we will work around the rain by either moving the time a little earlier or later than planned, if available. If this is not possible, we can always reschedule it for another day. Our private creekside location includes a covered pavilion, so rain is not a worry there. We utilize weather-sealed camera equipment that is not affected in rainy weather. Special Note: Due to the mountainous terrain of the surrounding area, weather forecasting is especially bad in this area compared to other regions. More often than not, weather predictions are made in extended forecasts that do not pan out. If rain is predicted any longer than twenty-four hours in advance, it is often incorrect. We keep an eye on weather the day of your ceremony and ask that you be available via phone that day in case alternative arrangements need to be made.