Gatlinburg is very proud of its reputation as the “Wedding Capital of the South.” And while our town has seen its share of lavish nuptials, couples looking for an intimate ceremony for two will also find many options for their special day. So if you are planning on eloping with your sweetheart, consider coming to Gatlinburg. A number of wedding venues in Gatlinburg offer elopement packages. Here are a few options:
Chapel at the Park, which borders Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offers four elopement packages ranging in price from $224 to $1939. (The rates for Saturday weddings are slightly higher.) The three larger packages all include a pair of toasting glasses etched with the name of the couple and the date of the wedding. The largest package, called “Elegant Elopement,” includes a dove release and a hair, makeup and nail services for the bride.
ent elopement packages are available at the Eight Gables Inn, all of which include, among other features, a minimum two-nights stay, a digital photo CD, personalized unity candle and “Just Married” sign and sparkling cider and chocolates in your room after the ceremony. The two largest packages, called “Romance” and “Diamond Love,” respectively, also offer two wedding cakes (one to enjoy on the day of your wedding and another to freeze for your first anniversary) and bridal gown and tuxedo rentals. The latter package includes a side-by-side couple's massage in the inn's spa.
As part of the all-inclusive elopement package at the Bluff Mountain Inn, you will have the option of holding your ceremony indoors at the chapel on the premises or outside in a picturesque and romantic garden pergola. The package includes a two-night stay in the honeymoon suite, two hours of traditional and journalistic photography coverage and a heart-shaped wedding cake. The honeymoon suite has a private entrance, jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a deck with a table.
Did you elope or are planning to elope to Gatlinburg? Share your memories or plans with us in the comments below. (We promise we won't tell!)