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. Click here for additional information regarding Tennessee marriage licenses. ***Vow renewals do not require a marriage license.
With hundreds 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.
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 formal wear, cutoff jeans, football jerseys, and even swimsuits. When you choose Elope to Gatlinburg, there are zero rules you have to abide by.
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. Our outdoor locations are best suited for smaller amounts of guests (up to 25, depending on location). Please take into consideration that any overcrowding may affect our photography services (if purchased).
Yes. Our deposit amount is 50% of your total services/products chosen, with the exception of a ceremony including a cake. Cakes require full pre-payment. 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 to your ceremony date.
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 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 may be rescheduled based on our availability. We hate doing this but cannot be late for our next appointments. Traffic is often heavy here year round, so please take that into consideration when planning your arrival times.