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Read through the below Frequently Asked Questions (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.

Marriage Licenses

Do we need a Tennessee marriage license?

Yes. Any wedding taking place in Tennessee requires a Tennessee marriage license. Even if you are an out-of-state resident, you still must get a Tennessee marriage license.

Can you get the marriage license for me?

No, Tennessee does not allow any company to get the marriage license for you. You must sign the license, in-person and in front of the County Clerk.

How much does the marriage license cost?

If you are a non-Tennessee resident, the cost of the marriage license is $41.00. If you are a Tennessee resident, it is $101.00.

Where can I find additional information?

Just visit our page here for additional information on the Tennessee marriage license.

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Reservations, Deposits, and Cancellations

Do you require a deposit to make a reservation?

Yes. All of our wedding packages require a $300 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking to secure your date/time/location.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please make your travel arrangements and finalize the plans for your wedding date prior to reserving your wedding with us. The deposit required to required to reserve your wedding in NON-REFUNDABLE. You can view all of our reservation policies here.

When is the remaining balance due?

The remaining balance is due payable at the time of your wedding. At this time, it can be paid in CASH ONLY, as we cannot charge cards at the different locations. If you prefer to pay your remaining balance with a card, just give us a call at least 48 hours prior to your ceremony and we can take care of that over the phone. There is a 3% credit card processing fee if you choose to go that route.

How far in advance do we need to make a reservation?

We can’t really say. We always recommend booking sooner than later to ensure availability. Our availability fills up quickly and we fully book out many days throughout the year.

Miscellaneous Questions

What if it rains?

Unfortunately, rain is a risk that exists for any outdoor planned wedding ceremony. Since your wedding venue is reserved (either privately or with a National Park permit) for a set time, last minute changes are not possible. However, our Private Creekside location includes a covered pavilion, so rain is not a worry there. We do, however, utilize weather-sealed camera equipment that is not affected in rainy weather.

Do you provide weddings inside the National Park?

Absolutely. Elope to Gatlinburg holds a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) license from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. While each wedding taking place inside of the National Park requires its own Special Use Permit (SUP), we will obtain that for you and the cost of the permit is included in our packages.

Why should we choose Elope to Gatlinburg over a competitor?

With thousands 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. In business since 2013, we are seasoned experts when it comes to weddings in the Smoky Mountains. Over the years, Elope to Gatlinburg has married over 4000 happy couples just like you. We live in Gatlinburg and work in Gatlinburg (and the surrounding area).

Unlike some of the other wedding companies that you will come across, with owners who don’t even live in this county, we are locals and know this area like the back of our hands. Our in-house officiant and photographer are exactly who you will be getting on your wedding day. We will never outsource our wedding services to the lowest bidder, like many of our competitors do. Our care and sincerity of heart for each and every couple that we marry is second-to-none.

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