GET A QUOTE

Gatlinburg Elopement Packages

Nestled along the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is a stunning and scenic location for an elopement. Gatlinburg exudes a classic country vibe, making you feel right at home even if you’re just a visitor. Whether your interests lie with nature or Dollywood, there is no shortage of things to do for your southern getaway elopement. Our Gatlinburg elopement packages can help make eloping in Gatlinburg easy and stress-free!

Places to elope in Gatlinburg
Places to elope
view all

Ely’s Mill

Ely’s Mill

If you’re seeking a good ol’ country vibe with a wood cabin and creek to serve as your audience, Ely’s...

Read More
View Photos

The Old Mill, Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill, Pigeon Forge

If you want your elopement to look like it came straight out of a classic western flick, you can’t go...

Read More
View Photos

Cataract Falls

Cataract Falls

Cataract Falls is by far one of the easiest places to hike into in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park...

Read More
View Photos

Maloney Point

Maloney Point

We titled this spot ‘Little River Lookout’ because it’s an unmarked area. Right off the road en route to Cade’s...

Read More
View Photos

Gatlinburg Elopement Packages

We will help you lock down the ceremony spot and package that best meets your budget, while helping you produce an unforgettable elopement! Our Gatlinburg elopement packages start at $400 and will help you elope in Gatlinburg easily and affordably.

Seed

Seed

  • Officiation services
    Personalization of vows
  • Enactment of ceremony
    Advice on obtaining wedding license
  • Advice on ceremony locations
Starting at

$400

Sprout

Sprout

  • Everything from the
    SEED PACKAGE
  • Photography of ceremony
    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)
  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images
    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)
Starting at

$750

Bloom

Bloom

  • Everything from the
    SPROUT PACKAGE
  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing
Starting at

$1099

Oasis

Oasis

  • Everything from the
    BLOOM PACKAGE
  • 2 Hours Total of Photography
  • Ely’s Mill Reservation OR Smoky Mountain National Park Permit
    1 Hour of Videography
  • Long-form video of Ceremony & 1-2 minute Highlight Reel
    Day of Helper
  • Hair & Makeup for One Person
Starting at

$2915

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHY

EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHY

$275/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Smoky Mountains National Park Permit Coordination

Smoky Mountains National Park Permit Coordination

$150

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$450

Day of Helper

Day of Helper

$250

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Videography

Videography

$850/HR

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally edited film of the full ceremony.

What time of year is best to elope in Gatlinburg?

Gatlinburg is one of the few places that is stunning year-round, so no matter what season you decide to hold your Smoky Mountain elopement, nature will supply! Because of the abundance of trees and greenery, fall is a breathtaking time of year to visit, especially if you’re looking to elope in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Spring is also a colorful season, especially when the rhododendrons are in bloom, painting the area with bright pink colors that make for a beautiful backdrop. If you’re looking for a winter wonderland elopement, you may want to look elsewhere (like Colorado!), as snow can be sparse in the cooler months. Whichever season you choose for your Gatlinburg elopement, you’ll have stunning scenery to soak in.

How do I make my elopement legal in Gatlinburg?

There are plenty of places to elope in Gatlinburg, and the marriage license application process is relatively easy and straightforward. First, ensure you and your partner have a form of identification – driver’s license, passport or military ID – and visit the local city hall. You’ll need to have your Social Security number handy, but you can leave your Social Security card at home. If you’ve previously been married you will need an official copy of your divorce decree, so ensure you have that in hand prior to going to obtain your marriage license. Once you acquire your marriage license, it will be valid for 30 days so ensure you tie the knot within that window.

The State of Tennessee also does not require any witnesses at your ceremony, so if you’re planning on eloping alone, there’s no need to invite anyone along for the celebration! You can visit Sevier County’s website for any additional questions specific to your needs.

How much time do I need to plan an elopement in Gatlinburg?

While we recommend allowing yourself a little wiggle room – three to nine months – we’ve planned Gatlinburg ceremonies with as little notice as a week. The biggest task on your list is to ensure you’ve got a plan in place to get your marriage license, otherwise your ceremony won’t be legal. As long as you have that in place, we can perform ceremonies quickly and easily.

How much does it cost to elope in Gatlinburg?

Gatlinburg is somewhat of a hidden gem: with incredible scenery and affordable prices, this spot is a must for anyone who doesn’t want to drain their wallet. While you can easily hold your elopement for under $500, incorporating additional elements or vendors can increase your final wedding day costs to the thousands. You’ll also want to take into account any traveling costs associated with eloping in Gatlinburg, as well as necessary expenses like hotel or housing accommodations, food, and transportation to and from your ceremony venue. Be sure to also factor in the fees associated with applying for your marriage license, which can range anywhere from $40 – $100 depending on your residency.

Can I get married the same day in Gatlinburg?

There is no waiting period for receiving your marriage license, meaning that you can get married the same day as you apply! Just be sure to use your license within 30 days of when it was issued for your ceremony to be valid.

What time of day should I plan my Gatlinburg elopement?

Because Gatlinburg is surrounded by the Smoky Mountains, it’s somewhat of a valley – meaning that it’s crucial to know when sunset is and recognize that the sun will dip down behind the mountains far prior to sunset. To ensure you have enough lighting for your ceremony we highly recommend holding your ceremony mid-morning to early evening, with ample time before the sun fully sets. Do your best to avoid afternoon ceremonies so you’re not getting harsh or direct sun. If you do perform your ceremony in the afternoon, choose a gazebo or forested area to hold your Gatlinburg elopement to deflect any harsh light that may occur. If you’re unsure, reaching out to your vendors to check in on their recommendations is always a good idea!

Article written by

Janessa White

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot. She feels her happiest when building - teams, programs, ideas
Our Team
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Rev Tom
Rev Tom
Officiant
Lauren
Lauren
Photographer
Kristi
Kristi
Officiant
Tori
Tori
Photographer
Matthew
Matthew
Videographer
Christian
Christian
Videographer
Macie
Macie
Photographer
Jennifer
Jennifer
Photographer/Videographer
Miranda
Miranda
Photographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Haley Gouine
Haley Gouine
Photographer
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Officiant
kenneth
kenneth
Day of Helper
Madison Kay
Madison Kay
Videographer

It’s No Secret…

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

Everything was wonderful, it was super simple and nice and exactly how we wanted it.

- Morgan and Donald

We had a wonderful time and everything was perfect! We had a wonderful experience.

- Christina and Jonathan

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and a beautiful location for our ceremony.

- Ericka and Shaun

It was very easy and just what I wanted.

- Cynthia and Kennon

Simply Eloped was a dream to work with.

- Chelsey and Andrew

Seamless experience and stress free! Thanks!

- Vicki and Michael

All in all it was a great experience!

- Erin and Richard

Everything was perfect, customer service 100%, the vendors were great and the venue was also amazing!

- Samantha and Anthony

Thank you for making my day less stressful & perfect.

- Kaysie and Moises

I loved working with Simply Eloped. The process was so easy and painless. Everything was perfect and made our day about us and not about the stressful wedding planning!

- Kerigan and Tyler

When I had to cancel my original wedding due to COVID, my husband and I knew we wanted to elope instead. Looking at elopement packages online is intimidating. It often includes a lot of stuff we don’t need, and not enough of what we did need. Prices can be crazy. Or the packages are completely customizable which can be daunting with too many options. I loved the simplicity of Simply Eloped and the prices were more than reasonable. They were quick to reply to all of my questions and super accommodating to what we wanted. I am very happy with my decision to use Simply Eloped!

- Kristi and Jacob

We just want to thank Simply Eloped for giving us an incredible wedding day!

- Shayna and Erik

They truly are a perfect match for what we needed. A gift to couples looking to elope.

- Angela and John

Thank you for making the process simple.

- Frances and Brian

Thank you guys for a perfect weekend!

- Christen and Andrew

Thank you for making our big day happen during a global pandemic!!

- Jamie and Michael

We loved our venue! Ely’s Mill was breath taking, everything you guys did was truly amazing and made our day perfect!

- Paige and Andrew

Thank you so much for helping us plan our big day!

- Kelsi and Keith

Thank you for making our day special and simple.

- Holly and Kaitlyn

You guys are amazing! I refer you guys to everyone I know who’s getting engaged ! Thanks for everything ❤️

- Kylie and Jeremiah

An overall wonderful experience.

- Melanie and Larry

I loved what Simply Eloped had to offer. Quick responses and a joy to work with them all.

- Avril and Dallas

Thank you so much for making our day perfect.

- Shelly and Jeffery

Simply Eloped was the best decision we made.

- Sara Anunciation

Great service! Thank you for making it so easy and stress free! Allowed us to focus on the important part – us!

- Maura and Bill

Thank you for helping us have the day of our dreams! Everyone was so nice and made us feel very comfortable!

- Rebecka and Bryce

Everything was perfect.

- Sorella and Dale

Thank you so much, Simply Eloped team! Our wedding day was splendid thanks to you!

- Erianna and John

We received excellent communication and had a wonderful experience.

- Alexa and Taylor

Recent posts

image
image
image
image
image
image
Planning, Questions, Advice
Let’s Chat

Enough about us, now it’s all about you. We can’t wait to plan your perfect day together. We’re happy to answer any question you may have.

* Fill in mandatory