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Smoky Mountain Wedding & Elopement Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in the Smokies

Wedding and Elopement Guide for The Great Smoky Mountains National Park



- Popular Wedding Location

- Reserving Spence Cabin

- Reserving Appalachian Clubhouse

-GSMNP NPS Approved Wedding Locations

- Requirements for Permit

- Conditions for Permit

- Park-Specific Conditions

- Answers for FAQs

- Parking Permits

- Marriage License Information

- Advice and Information, including hyperlinks and MORE!


*Updated January 2023*

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the guide


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Get Married in the Smokies

Wedding & Elopements

The "intimate" National Park

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States, boasting 14 million visitors. I've spent a lot of time within its boundaries, and it’s easy for us to see why so many people visit each year; the Smokies have an intimate and unmatched beauty.


Choosing to marry in the Smokies is an easy choice. Beautiful valleys, mountain views, lush forests, skyline trees, and hiking trails there will surround you. And the best part? Many of the permitted wedding locations are accessible year-round.

Many of my couples choose to get married in the Smokies because it is convenient. About two-thirds of the nation can travel to the Smokies within a day's drive. Second, the closest airport is just a 30-minute drive from one of the park's entrances. And last, there is no entrance fee to enjoy this natural wonder!


Getting married in the Smokies is just as convenient, and my Smoky Mountain Wedding and Elopement Guide will help you on your journey! This 34-page digital download is chock-full of tips, information, and advice. This wedding and elopement guide will detail the Special Use Permit process, provide helpful hyperlinks to important information, aid you in understanding the reservation process for the ever-popular Spence Cabin and the Appalachian Clubhouse, and share with you how to obtain your parking permits. And there is so much more!


I sincerely hope that this wedding and elopement guide for the Smokies helps you on your journey. If you need a Smoky Mountain Permitted Photographer to come along with you, please reach out to me at any time. Contact me for details or to inquire about scheduling.




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