smoky mountain WEDDING VENUES

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Wedding Venues

Derek Halkett Photography - The Trillium Venue


SEVIERVILLE, tennessee

The Trillium is a luxurious mountain venue located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. We searched for the perfect spot to build our second venue in the Smoky Mountains, and we have found it. Perched atop Bluff Mountain, wedding couples will enjoy an expansive 180 degree view of the mountains. The Trillium property is nestled in the mountains and offers wooded trails and epic views that rival any spot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Derek Halkett Photography | Knoxville Wedding Photographer


pigeon forge, tennessee

The Magnolia Wedding Events Venue located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This beautiful venue is nestled high above the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge is the South’s newest and one-of-a-kind wedding venue near Gatlinburg. The Magnolia is a newly constructed venue nestled in the Smoky Mountains area of Pigeon Forge that features breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains. The venue is constructed with gorgeous wooden, exposed beams and features a large patio area adjacent to the reception hall that takes in the full mountain view.

Derek Halkett Photography | Knoxville Wedding Photographer

The gatlinburg mansion

gatlinburg, tennessee

The Gatlinburg Mansion is a 14 bedroom luxury cabin, overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; specifically the Mount Leconte area of the Mountains. The cabin has several rear deck areas that overlook the Mountains and provide breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains.

Woodsy Appalachian Clubhouse Wedding

Appalachian Clubhouse

Elkmont, tennessee

Weddings at Spence Cabin and the Appalachian Clubhouse are in the Elkmont district of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Couples will frequently reserve Spence Cabin for their ceremony and the Appalachian Clubhouse for their reception. Both locations are beautiful for weddings, especially in the fall when the colors are changing!

Swann Stables Wedding | Derek Halkett Photography


pigeon forge, tennessee

Swann Plantation is an authentic 1860’s Southern Plantation specializing in elegant events. The Swann Plantation is a perfect wedding venue serving the local area including Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Knoxville in East Tennessee

Cozy and Romantic Smoky Mountain Destination Wedding

great smoky mountains national park- cades cove

gatlinburg, tennessee

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible. The road leading into Cades Cove is a one way road that totals 11 miles in distance.

The Barn and Event Center of the Smokies | Derek Halkett Photography

the barn event center of the smokies

townsend, tennessee

The Barn Event Center of the Smokies is a unique venue located near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Surrounded by the beautiful, bountiful ambiance of the Smoky Mountains . Their cantilever Barn combines the nostalgia of Appalachian heritage with state of the art amenities designed to cater to any wedding or event. Head out back and the rear of their property opens up to an amazing view of the Smoky Mountains.

The Lily Barn Wedding | Derek Halkett Photography

The lily barn

sevierville, tennessee

The Lily Barn is a 100 acre farm that makes the perfect rustic wedding venue, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The property has a 130 year old cantilever barn, which sits among a 3-acre perennial garden. In addition to the cantilever barn, houses and outdoor garden gifts, there is an evergreen maze, and a pond. Their ceremonies are held at their outdoor gazebo, which sits just in front of a large pond filled with water plants. This is a great venue that has close access to the Smokies if you are looking to have your photos within the National Park.

The Chapel at the Preserve Wedding

the chapel at the preserve

sevierville, tennessee

This beautiful venue is part of the Hearthside Resorts and Cabins and is considered one of the highest elevation wedding venues in the Smoky Mountains and has amazing panoramic views of the mountain side. The chapel can accommodate 100 guests and their onsite cabins makes it a great destination wedding venue in the Smoky Mountains.

Almost Heaven Wedding


gatlinburg, tennessee

Heavenly Views/Almost Heaven offers 2 award winning locations with the most unique & breathtaking mountain top ceremony, adjoining Reception facilities in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. Enjoy your ceremony outside & move into the Pavilion for your On Site Reception. Both locations offer over 2500 square feet and unobstructed views of the mountains, Gatlinburg & the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Dancing Bear Lodge Wedding


Townsend, tennessee

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is a Smoky Mountain wedding venue located in Townsend, Tennessee. The lodge offers overnight accommodations, a restaurant, and ceremony and reception facilities. It is a great spot for a weekend stay or any event. The property consists of 38-acres and serves as a full-service venue nestled in the Smokies for year round rehearsal dinners, weddings and elopements.

The Lodge at Brothers Cove

The lodge at Brother's cove

pigeon forge, tennessee

The Lodge at Brother’s Cove sits on a breathtaking 450-acre resort, surrounded by over 50 luxury cabin rentals, our Lodge offers a gorgeous gazebo and indoor lodge space for your ceremony and reception needs. The ultimate convenience of having your wedding, reception and accommodation all in one stunning location.

I would love to hear from you and discuss your wedding plans. Your time and experience with me is the most important thing to me. I hope you are ready for an amazing experience. I respond to all e-mails within 24 hours. If you have not heard from me, please check your spam folder or give me a call so we can chat.

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