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Love, Happiness, and a Wedding in Pigeon Forge

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A March 1996 trip to Pigeon Forge by vampirefan

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Quote: Over 10 years ago John and I started our lives together by getting married in Pigeon Forge and staying there for our honeymoon.

Love, Happiness, and a Wedding in Pigeon Forge

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Me outside of Dollywood Photo, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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When John popped the big question, we decided on a place to get married and honeymoon. Since I was almost 31 when I got married, and crowds terrified John, we decided on a small wedding with only close family. So we went with Pigeon Forge where we could get married and honeymoon in the same place. The Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels provided the perfect backdrop for a simple wedding. They have 2 wedding chapels but we went with the smaller wooden chapel. They have a number of packages to suit every taste and budget. We stayed at Days Inn of Pigeon Forge . This is a very nice hotel for the budget line hotels which can often be a gamble. Nice, clean, budget friendly,...Read More

Days Inn Pigeon Forge

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Days Inn Pigeon Forge Photo, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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If you have ever stayed in more than one Days Inn, then you know it is a gamble. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you shoot craps. But in this case, the Days Inn here will make you a winner indeed. Since we were asking family members to come with us we needed to be mindful of others people’s budgets and decided we wanted a nice but budget friendly hotel where we could all stay. I have a relative who frequents this area often and asked her for a suggestion and she said she loved the Days Inn Pigeon Forge. And knowing this person well, I knew she wouldn’t stay in a budget hotel unless it was very nice indeed. The décor here is typical budget hotel. Nothing spectacular, but very ni...Read More

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Days Inn Pigeon Forge
2760 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
(865) 453-4707

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

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Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo Photo, Sevierville, Tennessee
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Located only a few minutes from either Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, you will find the delightful Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo. Situated on 140 acres you will find fun for the whole family. When you first walk in you purchase your ticket and you can buy big cups of animal kibbles. Then you walk on out the back and into an animal lover’s playground. This place is absolutely wonderful for anyone who loves animals like I do. They have zebras, monkeys, camels, reindeer, kangaroos, and wallabies… just to name a few of their hundreds of God’s creatures who call this place home. The highlight is walking into a pen with over 100 hand-tamed deer. Who hasn’t seen deer on the s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 24, 2006

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
478 Happy Hollow Lane
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
(865) 428-3337

Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels

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Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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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 appea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 24, 2006

Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels
3230 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
(865)428-5177

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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Gatlinburg Sky Lift Photo, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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One of the best ways to get an awe inspiring view of Gatlinburg is from the chair at the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. For more than 50 years now visitors to the city have made this a must stop while in town. It is the highlight of the Boyne USA Resorts and has been voted Gatlinburg’s #1 Scenic Overlook. You started your adventure from the bottom of the mountain. You climb into one of the lift chairs which are very similar to the ski lift chairs. As you climb up 1800 feet and over the Little Pigeon River you get a bird’s eye view of the lovely and famous Smoky Mountains. At the top you will find a 4000 square foot visitor center. Here you can get a panoramic view of the mountains and Gatlinburg d...Read More

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Gatlinburg Sky Lift
765 Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-4307

Christus Gardens

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Christus Gardens Photo, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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For a truly beautiful and divine place make sure to stop by the Christus Gardens in Gatlinburg. This is truly a place to inspire and to be inspired with its amazing beauty and reverence to the life of Jesus Christ. For more than 40 years now this attraction has been inspiring the thousands of visitors who come here yearly. They are the recipient of the Shining Example Award. They have also been voted America’s #1 Religious attraction as well as been voted the most visited family attraction on the Southeast. This beautiful place began more than 40 years ago when Ronald S. Ligon contracted TB. Before he passed he wanted to leave behind a place to honor the Divine...Read More

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Christus Gardens
510 River Road
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-5155

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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When John got down on one knee more than 11 years ago and proposed….of course I said yes. Followed by "now can we please get to the car it is cold." He had asked me to marry him at the beautiful duck pond near our apartment in Charlotte on a cold fall evening. We chose a date in March that was my grandmother’s birthday to honor her. By the time we would be married I would be almost 31 and thoughts of a magnificent grand wedding had long gone. Granted these days that doesn’t make one a spinster, but still the lavish wedding would have been something I would have been more inclined to do in my 20’. Unfortunately in my 20’s I was quite enjoying single life and wasn’t inclined to think about...Read More