After getting engaged, couples who are coming to visit the area often ask themselves: “What are the best places to elope in Gatlinburg, Tennessee?” This article is going to discuss the best locations available when you decide that you want to take your vows in the Smoky Mountains area of Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.
Mynatt Park is a city-owned park that is only a couple of blocks from the downtown Gatlinburg parkway. Its convenient location to everything Gatlinburg has to offer makes it a very popular spot to tie the knot.
Despite it being a city park, it has a beautiful arched wood footbridge leading over the creek. Thousands of couples have chosen this spot for their wedding over the years due to it’s easy-access from downtown Gatlinburg and the affordable wedding options that we have available for this location.
Some couples choose to have the ceremony on the bridge, with the running creek as the backdrop. For others, they choose to have the ceremony closer to the water with the bridge in the background. Whatever spot you decide on, our Mynatt Park wedding packages are sure to be a good fit for you.
In either case, it’s a smaller area and isn’t a good choice for weddings with more than ten people. Since it is a city-owned park, it is free to use and open the public. It requires no additional rental or permit fee.
For these reasons, it ranks at the top of our list of the best places to elope in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Next up on our best places to elope in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. A Smoky Mountain National Park wedding is an excellent choice. Choose from a mountain-view setting, a waterfall setting, or an untouched river setting. We even offer weddings in Cades Cove.
With spots located all over the outskirts of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, having a wedding inside of the National Park is sure to offer you a photographic backdrop that can’t be found elsewhere. Due to the permitting costs and issues, crowds that the park attracts, and travel time, the cost of a wedding in the Smoky Mountain National Park is quite higher than other locations, though the price is worth the beauty.
Private Creekside in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Our Private Creekside location is a magical wonder. Due to its private nature, it is hands down the best place to elope in Gatlinburg, TN if privacy is a concern to you. This location offers a private and secluded untouched creek by a small cascading waterfall. Did we mention it borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park? Yep, it sure does.
You can rest assured that its beauty is as beautiful, if not more so than any creekside area found inside of the National Park. In addition, it offers a covered pavilion area overlooking the creek and can accommodate up to 20 guests. Guest seating is also included. There is also a couple of old barns, rusty trucks, and even an old tractor on-site. While the pavilion/barn/tractor area isn’t as secluded as we would like, the area down by the creek makes it a perfect spot for a private elopement for two.
Since this property is privately owned, it does have a site rental fee for elopements taking place here. However, this fee is included in all of our wedding packages for this location. We take care of reserving the property so that you will have one less headache to deal with.
As you can see, there isn’t one exact best place to elope in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There are many great locations, however, to choose from. Each has their own positives and negatives.
What are you waiting for? Elope to Gatlinburg has been offering heartfelt weddings in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge since 2013. Contact us today and we can make your Smoky Mountain wedding dreams come true.