Please be sure to read through our reservation policies listed below. We have attempted to make these as concise as possible to avoid taking the excitement out of your special day in the Smoky Mountains. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (865) 365-5025 or send us an email.

Reserving a Ceremony

Your wedding ceremony reservation can be booked online by clicking “Book Now” on the left side of the website. We can also accept reservations via phone. Reservations are subject to our (and in some locations, third party availability) and are not final until we have received your deposit and have given official confirmation.

Deposits & Payments

A deposit of one-half the total service fee is required at the time of reserving your ceremony, with the exception of a reservation that includes a cake. If your wedding ceremony reservation includes a cake, the deposit amount is the full cost of the cake plus 50% of the remaining total service fee.

This payment can be made online via PayPal (no account required) or over the phone with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Marriage Licenses

Before you can get married here, you will need a marriage license from the state of Tennessee. Information on applying for a marriage license can be found here. Be sure to have the license with you, as the minister will need to sign and file it after your wedding service. Vow renewals do NOT require a wedding license.

Cancellations

Please finalize your travel plans prior to reserving your wedding with us. In the unfortunate event that you must cancel your reservation, a refund of your deposit will be made minus a $75 cancellation fee if the ceremony is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of the ceremony date. If the ceremony is cancelled with 30 days or less remaining until the ceremony date, no refund will be offered as we can’t fill your slot on short notice. However, your deposit can be reapplied should you book a new ceremony with us in the following 12 months.

Timeliness

We perform many wedding ceremonies in the Great Smoky Mountains and it makes it really hard on us if we have to wait for you (or others in your party) to get ready. For this reason, please arrive at the location 15 minutes prior to your ceremony start time. If you are not ready by fifteen minutes after your scheduled start time, Elope to Gatlinburg reserves the right to reschedule your wedding ceremony (at our availability) and charge a $100.00 rescheduling fee in addition to any remaining amount due on the day of the ceremony. We really hate doing this but please understand that we have other ceremonies to attend and cannot be late.

Final Payment & Paperwork

The minister will arrive ten to fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony and discuss with you how you would like to proceed. At this time, final payment for the ceremony and additional services is due. This payment can be made in CASH ONLY. However, you may pay the remaining balance prior to your ceremony date with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Once the ceremony is over the minister will take care of the marriage license and file it with the county to be processed.

This document was last updated on May 17, 2015