Romantic Getaways and Weddings

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 Mountain sunrise.

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 here.

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.

Wedding services

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 in Gatlinburg.

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 Saturday morning.

Marriage licenses

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
(865) 430-3404

Sevier County Courthouse
Court Avenue, Sevierville
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(865) 453-5502

Pigeon Forge City Hall
Pine Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge
Saturdays only 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(865) 908-6613

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.