20, Including Everyone

No – Not Allowed Per National Park Rules


Birdseed, flower petals, decorations, etc. are NOT allowed. This venue cannot exceed 20 total people including the couple being married, any members of the wedding party, and all other guests including children.

Mountain Memories, Appalachian Admiration, Smoky Mountain Serenity

A Majestic Smoky Mountain Backdrop

Welcome to Foothills Parkway. Located approximately 17 miles from Pigeon Forge lies this beautiful area with the most breathtaking Smoky Mountain backdrop.

All of our stress-free Private Creekside elopement packages include:

Ceremony & Officiant

The ceremony and Minister/officiant are included with all of our packages. Our Minister has married more than 4000 couples in the Great Smoky Mountains over the last 10 years.

Professional Photography*

Our seasoned wedding photographer has shot over 3500 elopements in the Smoky Mountains over the last decade. Preserve your memories with our professional photography. When it comes to Gatlinburg elopements, we’ve got you covered every step of the way.

National Park Permit

A permit is required for each wedding taking place inside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We take care of getting this permit!

Digital Photo Gallery*

Following your elopement, your photos undergo an editing process and they will be ready within ONLY TWO WEEKS! Your photos are available in an online gallery. You will be able to download all of your full-resolution/full-sized images to your computer or device.

Curated Vendor List

Our curated vendor list, which provides trusted referrals to salons, florists, and bakeries, ensures your elopement experience is seamless from start to finish.

Copyright/Print Release*

Don’t get trapped into buying overpriced prints. All of our photography services include a copyright/print release, granting you the freedom to print your cherished memories wherever you desire, preserving your moments on your terms.
*Except the Simple Remembrance package

Additional Details

While Foothills Parkway is part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, all required permits and fees are included in our package pricing.

Like all of our National Park elopements, we hold a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) license and take care of obtaining the Special Use Permit (SUP) for you. This is one less headache that you have to worry about on your special day.

If you are interested in reserving a wedding on the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, reach out to via email or give us a call at (865) 365-5025 and we would be more than happy to discuss the options.


Reserve your Foothills Parkway elopement in the Smoky Mountains with only a $300 deposit.

New for 2023 - Parking Pass Required

The National Park now requires parking passes for anyone parking inside of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, including parking for weddings. Parking passes are NOT included with your reservation and must be sourced directly from the National Park for each vehicle you will be taking into the park. Daily, weekly, and annual parking passes are available.

If you are having guests at your wedding, you’ll ensure they know that they will need to purchase a parking pass. You can obtain more information about the required parking pass directly from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park by clicking here.

Looking for Sample Photos?

Of course, we got them! Scroll (horizontally/side-to-side) through some of our Foothills Parkway sample photos below. After, head on down the page to view the various packages offered at this location.

Highly Recommended By Couples Like You

Don’t take our word for it. Here are reviews from just a few of our previous couples.
client testimonial

We had a wonderful experience! Adam and Danielle are extraordinarily nice and made the whole process so easy. Our dog is a huge part of our lives and they were wonderful with not only handling him but also including him in our beautiful photos. The private creekside location is stunning and made for a secluded and intimate ceremony. Highly recommend getting married through this company!

Aubrey Dissinger - Albany, New York

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Absolutely phenomenal experience! The ceremony was short and simple just the way we wanted it and the photos were beautiful. She instructed us every step of the way. Thank you again!

Sadierose Lemire

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Adam and Danielle created our perfect wedding day with just my husband and I!!! Adam officiated our vow exchange and Danielle took amazing pics! Both were very friendly and personable! We chose the private creekside location and it was perfect! Thank you again for making our special day so amazing and simple!!

Michelle Houck

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There is honestly not enough great things to say about Adam and Danielle. They made our wedding day beyond memorable. Such a beautiful, fulfilling and wonderful memories they helped create on our special day. If you are thinking about purchasing one of their phenomenally priced packages, think no more…..just do it. You won’t regret it. Thank you guys again for the beautiful memories you helped create.

Alyssa Ambrose

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I can not recommend this company enough. Danielle and Adam gave us step-by-step directions to guide us on what was going to happen and when. Any nerves we had – disappeared. The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and made for beautiful photos. I’m so glad that I chose this company for my wedding. They made it quick and simple, yet beautiful and elegant. All I can say is thank you, and to whoever is reading this – book with them. They won’t disappoint.

Kendi Graf

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Such a good experience!! They made us feel so comfortable! It was a time filled with smiles and laughs and we felt relaxed and not stressed or worried like so many other people on their wedding day. Plus the photos turned out beautiful! And we got them back quick! Thank you to the both of you for making our special day a great one.

Jessi Springle

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Thank you for such an amazing wedding experience. We want to profoundly thank you both for making our wedding everything we hoped for. The beauty of your private creekside location and beautifully carved pavilion was something out of a storybook dream and the enthusiasm of you both helped make this a day to remember had us in tears. The kerosene heaters were an unexpected but most welcome touch and the pictures we received were of exceptional quality. You guys made sure to capture each and every moment of our wedding in crystal vivid detail.

Jonathan Lackey

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Available Wedding Packages & Pricing

Below, you can view our available Foothills Parkway wedding packages along with the prices for each. Ready to do this? Click “Book Now” and reserve your Smoky Mountain wedding today!
Mountain Memories
This package includes the ceremony, hour of photography, and digital downloads of the photos with a print release.
  • Ceremony at Foothills Parkway
  • One Hour of Pro Photography
  • Digital Downloads of Full-Sized Images
  • Photo Print Release
  • Up to 20 People
Appalachian Admiration
This package includes the ceremony, 1.5 hours of photography, and digital downloads of the photos with a print release.
  • Ceremony at Foothills Parkway
  • 1.5 Hours of Pro Photography
  • Digital Downloads of Full-Sized Images
  • Photo Print Release
  • Up to 20 People
Smoky Mountain Serenity
This package includes the ceremony, two hours of photography, and digital downloads of the photos with a print release.
  • Ceremony at Foothills Parkway
  • Two Hours of Pro Photography
  • Digital Downloads of Full-Sized Images
  • Photo Print Release
  • Up to 20 People

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about our Private Creekside elopements? Find your answers down below.

Can we have guests?

Of course! While we do many true elopements (with no guests), all of our wedding locations allow for up to 20 total people and every package (except the Simple Remembrance) allows for guests. This includes the two being married, any members of the wedding party, and any and all guests, including children. This is a strict limit, though, and the number cannot be increased for any reason. Since we specialize in elopements, all of our locations have this restriction. We do not offer locations/packages for weddings with more than 20 people.

How do I make a reservation? Is a deposit required?

It’s simple, really. Once you have decided on your date, what package you want, and the location you want to get married at, you can reserve your wedding on our website at this link. You can also just click “Book Now” farther up the page under the package you wish to book. If you prefer to make your reservation over the phone, just give us a call at (865) 365-5025.

To reserve your date/time/location, there is a $300 non-refundable deposit. Since it’s non-refundable, you’ll want to be sure to finalize your travel plans prior to booking your elopement with us. The remaining balance isn’t due until the time of the ceremony.

How do I get the Tennessee marriage license?

For any elopement taking place in Tennessee, a Tennessee marriage license is required. No company can get it for you on your behalf as it must be signed by the couple directly in front of the county clerk. Out-of-state couples often stress about this. But, getting a Tennessee marriage license is super simple.

In Sevier County, we have three offices you can get it from and they can be issued any day of the week except for Sunday. In about ten minutes, you’ll be out of their office with your marriage license in hand. Just bring this license to your wedding spot and we take care of the rest. For additional information regarding the Tennessee marriage license, click here.

How many photos are included?

The Mountain Memories package includes 60 minutes of photography and includes around 60-70 photos. The Appalachian Admiration package includes 90 minutes of photography and includes 90-100 photos. The Smoky Mountain Serenity packages includes 120 minutes of photography and includes 120-140 photos. Since the Simple Remembrance package doesn’t include photography, it includes 0 photos.

What Are You Waiting For?

Over the last decade, Elope to Gatlinburg has married over 4000 couples just like you. Have questions? Reach out to us or view our other wedding locations. We look forward to providing your Smoky Mountain wedding services.

Ready to say ``I do!`` in the Smoky Mountains?

Reserve your Gatlinburg wedding below. Or, request a free Smoky Mountain wedding consultation.