Smoky Mountain Wedding Photographer
Cades Cove is my top location in the smokies. It is one of the most popular locations for couples who are looking for a surprise proposal. Cades Cove is an 11 mile one-way scenic loop that driving loop and provides the best variety of backdrops for couples. The area features old barn structures, cabins and church structures. There are also several wooded trails and river beds to explore.
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!
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.
ELKMONT DISTRICT, 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 and make for the perfect backdrop! Wedding photography and other professional photography within the national park require a special permit and authorization from the national park. We are licensed and approved Great Smoky Mountains National Park wedding photographers.
the chapel at the preserve
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.
DANCING BEAR LODGE
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 gatlinburg mansion
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.
The lily barn
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.
ALMOST IN HEAVEN
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.
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.
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
Wedding couples looking to get married within the national park are required to obtain a permit for their ceremony. Photographers are authorized to photograph weddings under the wedding couple's permit, but cannot photograph an engagement or portrait session without a (CUA) Commercial Use Authorization. A CUA is a permit required of the wedding professional, to work within the park. In order to have a CUA with the park, photographers are required to be a licensed Tennessee business, hold a current Liability Insurance policy, be approved by the National Park Service and pay an annual permit fee to the park.
I am proud to be one of the few licensed photographers, authorized to work within the park. Here is a list of the currently approved wedding professionals: CUA Holders. I am also proud to be a member of the official Great Smoky Mountain Photographers group.