Come to a higher love. Gatlinburg is a magical place to light your fire.
Steal a Kiss in Gatlinburg
Where are the best places to go to get some alone time and maybe steal a kiss from the special someone? Check out our Romancing the Smokies Experience Feature to get the scoop and also find out who won our Kiss & Tell Photo Contest!
Just you two
Romance lives in out-of-the-way chalets, cabins and mountain escapes.
Gatlinburg has been a favorite romantic escape and honeymoon spot for generations. Romantic cabin getaways are what we do best book a Smoky Mountain cabin by a brook or stay in a chalet, preferably with a hot tub and a breathtaking
mountain view. Cozy up in your own private secret bed and breakfast, or stay in
town at a hotel, inn or lodge. There are plenty of places to dine, from candlelit
tables overlooking long valleys to homestyle eateries with everything in between.
Pack a picnic and find a streamside spot, or enjoy your morning coffee with a Smoky
There's plenty to do either in town or in the mountains. Stroll the Riverwalk, shop
The Village, hit a trail or take a scenic drive. Come nightfall, take the tramway
to the top of Mount Harrison or ride the Space Needle and enjoy the tranquil, twinkling
night lights in the city below.Take in dinner and a show. Or disappear where no
one will ever know!
For romantic cabin getaways and other Smoky Mountain escapes, start here.
Goin' to the chapel
Here's where to get married, from charming Tennessee wedding chapels chapels to whispering Smoky Mountain waterfalls .
Say "I do" in a charming chapel surrounded by age-old mountains or near a stream
as timeless as your vows of love. There are 20 unique chapels and vendors for any
service you need to make your day picture-perfect. From flowers to photography,
caterers to dress shops, you can plan to what your heart's desire: an elaborate
ceremony, an intimate affair with family and friends, or anything in-between.
Start your search for Gatlinburg, Tennessee wedding chapels and other spots to tie the knot
Say "I do" outdoors
Make your vows outdoors in the wedding capital of the South.
Outdoor and cabin weddings
Couples who want to take their vows against a backdrop of deep woods, whispering
waters or long valley vistas have plenty of options in Gatlinburg and the Smokies.
Rent a pavilion with a panoramic view, or gather with those nearest your heart in
a quaint garden. There are chapels with lovely outdoor spaces, cabins, chalets,
gardens and gazebos. Or let us help you find a mountain minister and stand barefoot
by the brook with flowers in your hair and the music of a rushing waterfall.
Start looking at your outdoor options here.
Everything from florists to mountain ministers will help you tie the knot in style.
From simple to elaborate, all the services and vendors a family or couple needs
to plan the big day are here. Florists, limos, photographers and videographers,
dress shops, tux rental and caterers are all available in the Wedding Capital of
the South. People come from all over the world to begin their new lives together
Start planning your perfect wedding here.
Run off and get married!
If you can't wait another day, or it's suddenly the right time, there's no marriage-friendlier
place in the South than Gatlinburg.
Many couples have come for a romantic weekend
and have begun lifelong partnerships here. Tennessee has no waiting period or blood
test requirements for a marriage license and couples can even pick them up on a
All the info on licenses, license pre-applications, and our weddings PDF.
Save time and pre-apply for a
marriage license from Sevier County, and pick it up at one of these locations:
Gatlinburg Shilling Center
Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sevier County Courthouse
Court Avenue, Sevierville
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pigeon Forge City Hall
Pine Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge
Saturdays only9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Stuff to know
Both parties must be present. Bring a legal form of identification. Current state
laws apply to couples that complete an online pre-application. Couples under 18
years of age are NOT allowed to complete and submit an online pre-application form
for marriage in Tennessee.
Want to print a copy of our wedding brochure? It's here.