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Updated: June 15th, 2021

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!

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Places to elope in Gatlinburg

Ely’s Mill

Ely’s Mill

If you’re seeking a good ol’ country vibe with a wood cabin and creek to serve...

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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...

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Cataract Falls

Cataract Falls

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

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Maloney Point

Maloney Point

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

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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

If you want to see the Smoky Mountains but don’t want to be in them, The...

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Your own dream venue

We can come to you. Do you have a great venue or even an awesome backyard? We can help you find vendors for nearly anywhere in the country

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Foothills Parkway West

Foothills Parkway West

The Foothills Parkway is a gorgeous scenic drive through the Northern part of the Great Smokey...

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Millsap

Millsap

Millsap is a hidden gem near a small paved parking area along the Little River Gorge...

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The Lodge at Brothers Cove Resort

The Lodge at Brothers Cove Resort

The Lodge at Brothers Cove Resort provides is a beautiful mountain retreat with a charming gazebo...

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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 $550 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

  • On-site Helper to aid with operations of day

Starting at

$550

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)

  • On-site Helper to aid with operations of day

Starting at

$850

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

  • Flower Delivery
  • On-site Helper to aid with operations of day

Starting at

$1,175

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

  • On-Site Helper

  • Hair & Makeup for One Person

Starting at

$2,915

Wildflower Experience

How about a dreamy adventure elopement?

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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!

EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHY

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

EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHY
Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Smoky Mountains National Park Permit Coordination

Smoky Mountains National Park Permit Coordination

$150

Smoky Mountains National Park Permit Coordination

$150

Smoky Mountains National Park Permit Coordination

Engagement Shoot

$450

Engagement Shoot

$450

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

Add videography to
your Gatlinburg
elopement

$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.

Simply Eloped has been seen in

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

Morgan and Donald
Morgan and Donald

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

Christina and Jonathan
Christina and Jonathan

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

Ericka  and Shaun
Ericka and Shaun

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

Samantha and Anthony
Samantha and Anthony

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
Kerigan and Tyler

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
Paige and Andrew

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

Avril and Dallas
Avril and Dallas

Thank you to everyone for making my special day so very special! You all are fantastic!

Cheri and Chris
Cheri and Chris

Everything was so smooth and easy!

Taylor and Terry
Taylor and Terry

Meet our vendors

Tom, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Gatlinburg so special?

Smoky Mountains, hiking trails, 5 star cabins, Dollywood, fun family shows: think mini-Vegas in the mountains, 100+ restaurants, unique shops, mild winters, friendly locals.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Gatlinburg?

Ely’s Mill

Macie, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Gatlinburg so special?

The mountains here are so spectacular. East Tennessee is surrounded with gorgeous views, you really can’t go wrong!

 

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Gatlinburg?

Anywhere in the National Park, but if I had to choose one it would be Elkmont Campground in front of one of the old stone, moss covered chimneys.

Kristi, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Gatlinburg so special?

Who doesn’t love mountains and waterfalls? Plus, all four seasons here are beautiful, and none are too extreme.

What do you love about the work you do?

The first look. Every couple, even if they ride to the venue in the same vehicle, has a special moment where they look at each other and realize, we’re getting married right now!

 

Our Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Tom
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
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Haley Gouine
Haley Gouine
Photographer
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Officiant
kenneth
kenneth
On-Site Helper
Madison Kay
Madison Kay
Videographer
Mandy
Mandy
Photographer
Chelbe
Chelbe
Photographer
Jason
Jason
On-Site Helper
Lana
Lana
On-Site Helper
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Tom
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
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Haley Gouine
Haley Gouine
Photographer
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Officiant
kenneth
kenneth
On-Site Helper
Madison Kay
Madison Kay
Videographer
Mandy
Mandy
Photographer
Chelbe
Chelbe
Photographer
Jason
Jason
On-Site Helper
Lana
Lana
On-Site Helper

Why should I elope in Gatlinburg?

With three entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the center of town, Gatlinburg is one of the most popular places to get married in the United States. The park is full of incredible mountain scenery and there is so much to do, so it’s an impressive spot to combine your elopement and honeymoon! Never taking itself too seriously, Gatlinburg is home to a host of kooky attractions like Dollyworld and the forever-Christmas-themed Inn at Christmas Place. It is also the perfect base for outdoor adventures like white water rafting, zorbing — and even skiing in the winter, as Gatlinburg boasts the only ski resort in the entire state. If you’re keen to unwind during your Gatlinburg elopement, moonshine was legalized in 2009 and distilleries are popping up all over town. You can also visit the Rocky Top Wine Trail just northwest of Gatlinburg proper for a vineyard tour and tastings at the area’s five producers.

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 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!

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.

Janessa White

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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

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Read the real stories of couples who eloped in Gatlinburg!

Josie + Jake

Josie & Jake envisioned a woodland wedding and, in the end, that is what they had at the historic Ely’s Mill in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But the journey to reach this fairytale ending was not without a few bumps in the road. COVID kept pushing back their plans for a big wedding and, finally, they decided to simply elope!  A naturally beautiful forest filled with moss covered trees and, of course, a waterfall, became the perfect backdrop for them as they exchanged their vows during an emotion filled day. Keep reading to find out how Jake & Josie met, how they fell in love and what made them choose Simply Eloped for their picturesque elopement.

 

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Josie: Jake and I met when we were freshman in college. He followed me out of our anatomy lab (because he was lost) and stopped me on the way out. I thought he was tall and handsome and so easy to talk with. He obviously thought I had a good sense of direction!

 

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Josie: We fell in love in the summer before our senior year of college.There were so many fun and exciting things happening. However, there were also a lot of hard times and difficult decisions made. We knew then that we wanted to share all of the good and bad with each other.

 

How did you accept the proposal?

Josie: Jake somehow tricked me into planning my own proposal! I planned a fall photo shoot with some of our closest friends and Jake popped the question during this shoot. He said all the ‘mushy gushy’ stuff and we both cried like babies…it was the happiest day!

 

What do you love about your partner?

Josie: I love Jake because he is patient, kind and the most intentional person. He makes me laugh until my belly hurts. He loves me for who I truly am. He truly is my soulmate.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Josie: Our communication skills. From the very beginning, Jake and I have always been able to meet each other in the middle and lay everything out on the table. We always take the time to be honest and vulnerable with each other.

 

Why did you decide to elope?

Josie: We originally planned to be married in August 2020! COVID wrecked our plans over and over so we finally said, “forget it”. I’m so thankful we did. We could not have imagined a more beautiful, stress-free ceremony.

 

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Josie: Simply Eloped was recommended by a coworker.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Josie: Simple. That was the keyword.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

Josie: Woodland fairy vibes! That was my goal as a theme and Ely’s Mill in Gatlinburg, Tennessee provided that feel.

 

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?

Josie: We were nervous!! But we just embraced the experience and allowed ourselves to enjoy every second of it.

 

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Josie: Everyone was great! They communicated effortlessly with us and prepared us the best they could!

 

How did you celebrate your elopement?

Josie: We had dinner with our immediate family, bridal and groom parties. It was amazing to have everyone at such a beautiful location. It really felt like a destination wedding!

 

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Josie: Just do it!! We are so thankful we did! It was the most stress free and relaxing day. As the Bride, I was able to embrace all the giddy feelings and butterflies instead of worrying about any minute details. It was the best fit for us and it may be for you too!

Officiation by: Thomas Orange
Photography by: Miranda Hancock
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Ely’s Mill, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Updated: June 15th, 2021

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