Charlotte, North Carolina
October 24, 2006
Since 1987 thousands of couples have said ‘I Do’ at the Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapel. With its beautiful and simple log church, it makes the perfect spot to begin your new life. In fact they were the first chapel to begin offering such ceremonies.
When looking through the information on weddings, this lovely chapel immediately caught my eye. I loved the old fashioned look of the log chapel against the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. I sent away for information and once my package arrived I never even considered any other place. When we were there they were part of the Holiday Inn Village and at the time had a choice of the log chapel or a modern chapel for larger weddings. Now it appears they only have the chapel.
The tiny chapel holds up to 25 guests. Inside the chapel they have a wooden trellis with wisteria, a place for the candle lighting ceremony, and an alter for the minister and couple. They do offer 4 packages to fit every need and budget. All the ceremonies are candlelight ceremonies and if you are having a ceremony in the cooler months try to get one of the last ceremony times. Ours was at 5 o’clock and the candlelight made the chapel even more stunning. The ceremonies are Christian and non-denominational. All packages include the ceremony performed by an ordained minister, music, and a photo album. In the warmer months, garden ceremonies can be arranged. Extras include limo service as well as the release of white doves.
The staff here goes beyond helpful. They will do everything within their power to help make your day its most special. They can help arrange for a place to stay, a place to get your wedding duds, or a way to make Aunt Tilly feel special at your ceremony. They were the ones who suggested Santo’s to me as a place to hold our after wedding dinner and made the arrangements to have a private room for us. In the end our wedding went off without any problem and I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful place to start my married life. But if you do happen to already be married, they also offer vow renewal packages as well.
Again all you have to do to get married in Pigeon Forge is just go to the courthouse and get your marriage license. There is not a waiting period nor or blood tests required. You just need a birth certificate and proof of citizenship and your all set. To find out how to book your wedding, please visit these fine folks at www.smokymountainweddingchapels.com
From journal Love, Happiness, and a Wedding in Pigeon Forge