Where Can We Elope in the Smoky Mountains?

8539456649_89015738d8_qWhere Can We Elope in the Smoky Mountains? A Closer Look at Gatlinburg, TN

By Dave Westfall

If there is one thing that Tennessee is renowned for, it has to be country music! However, it is also a great destination for elopements. While most people focus on the more famous cities like Nashville and Chattanooga, here at Where to Elope we have a soft spot in our hearts for Gatlinburg, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains!

Why Elope to Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg is popular among tourists for a number of reasons including the town’s historical links to both the civil war and the Cherokee Native American tribes. It also enjoys a prime location on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which is where the town gets its nickname ‘gateway to the Smoky Mountains’. Aside from the attractions it holds for tourists, Gatlinburg also offers some beautiful spots for elopement ceremonies and with no waiting time for a Tennessee marriage license it is easy to see why it makes for a popular choice.

Where to Elope in Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg plays home to two stunning little chapels that are just perfect for eloping, both of which can be booked via the Elope in Gatlinburg service. Cupid’s Chapel of Love is a historic log chapel which offers weddings which are both affordable and fun! The venue features a stunning man made waterfall that makes the ideal backdrop for an outdoor elopement ceremony. This is just one of the choices you have at this venue with elopement packages staring at just $224! The Chapel at the Park is nestled in the Smoky Mountains and offers five star service every step of the way. Whether you choose an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful rose gardens or an intimate indoor ceremony this is one venue which has it all. The grounds border the national park providing breathtaking backdrops.

To learn more about these and other Tennessee elopement venues, check out our Where to Elope pages.


  1. says

    Just a little bit of information you’ve missed: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an administrative office in Tennessee, but the park is not ‘in Tennessee’. It straddles the border of TN and North Carolina, with a little over half of the park in North Carolina. The office is in Tennessee (and we don’t mind). http://www.nps.gov/grsm/parkmgmt/statistics.htm

    Thanks for the opportunity to clear up that misconception. If you’re looking for the flashing lights and Ripley’s Believe it or Not, by all means, head for Gatlinburg. It’s fun! Then come on over to Maggie Valley for the Quiet Side of the Smokies, which also has some beautiful places to elope.

    the wedding fairygodmother


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