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7 of the Best Wedding Chapels in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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For many years, Gatlinburg has been a premier site for destination weddings with its array of chapels dotting the hills in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Rustic, intimate settings are what draws folks to this Appalachian Mountains paradise.

For more than half a century, Gatlinburg and its sister cities of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have helped betrothed pairs to plan their weddings. Sadly, too many of the area's beautiful wedding sites were destroyed with the 2016 fires, but fortunately, all was not lost.

Below are the best Gatlinburg wedding chapels which remained untouched by the devastating fires and continue to offer memorable wedding services—from venue only bookings to elaborate customized weddings, to couples from all parts of the world.

Chapel in the Glen

Chapel in the Glen

1. Chapel in the Glen

A primitive cabin sits hidden among the woodlands just outside the majestic park is known as Chapel in the Glen, the perfect venue for couples who like a rustic feel with its simple wood benches and rock-wall alter.

In addition to the chapel, couples also have the choice of holding their ceremony in the garden gazebo area. Both venues are included in the wedding package choices which range from the very simple to the quite elaborate.

PACKAGE PRICES:

$245–$1,599 (10 choices)

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

45

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If > than 30 days, full refund less $100 service charge.

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

No

Little Log Wedding Chapel

Little Log Wedding Chapel

2. Little Log Wedding Chapel

Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Village is the Little Log Wedding Chapel. Sitting on multiple acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and pond. The chapel is far enough away from the busy streets of Gatlinburg to be quiet and intimate, but not so far away that guests will have difficulty finding the venue.

Little Log Wedding Chapel offers numerous wedding ceremony packages, complete with a professional photographer; from a simple, affordable elopement to a majestic fantasy package.

PACKAGE PRICES:

$299–$3,999 (6 choices)

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

100

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Only > than 30 days prior to the event eligible for refund. Refund amount will be that of package price, less $100 fee plus a 25% service charge

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

Cabin rentals available through related rental company. Website does not state if there are any discounts for chapel customers.

Wedding Chapel in the Glades

Wedding Chapel in the Glades

3. The Wedding Chapel in the Glades

Shaded by beautiful trees and a manicured lawn with two waterfalls whispering in the background, the Wedding Chapel in the Glades is a gorgeous setting for any wedding.

All packages for this venue include couples' choice of an outdoor gazebo or chapel ceremony. The rustic log chapel is adorned with Gothic windows and stained glass accents throughout.

PACKAGE PRICES:

$275–$929 (8 choices)

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

45

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Not Stated

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

No

Chapel at the Park

Chapel at the Park

4. Chapel at the Park

On the outskirts of the city on a three acre estate is the gorgeous Chapel in the Park. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and accented with a well-maintained rose garden and two waterfalls.

Couples have their choice of a simple garden wedding in the gazebo or the seasonally decorated chapel sanctuary for their ceremony.

PACKAGE PRICING:

$224–$5,969 (14)

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

60

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Tiered

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

No

Sugarland Wedding Chapel

Sugarland Wedding Chapel

5. Sugarland Wedding Chapel

Situated on the upper end of Gatlinburg's Parkway is Sugarland Wedding Chapel, a primitive church-style building with a traditional decor and accented with river rock, stained glass, and antique pews.

For those wishing for an outdoor wedding, Sugarland offers a beautifully landscaped garden gazebo.

PACKAGE PRICING:

Beginning at $299

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

80

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Must cancel in writing > 45 days of scheduled date to receive one-half (1/2) fees paid, less any goods or services prepaid on your behalf.

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

Sister company Clarion Suites offers honeymoon suites and specials.

Chapel at Honeymoon Hills

Chapel at Honeymoon Hills

6. Chapel at Honeymoon Hills

One of the newest wedding venues in the area, Honeymoon Hills is a wedding and honeymoon resort, of sorts, tucked in the hills above Gatlinburg by offering complete wedding services, from the ceremony to the honeymoon.

Honeymoon Hills offers three stunning wedding venues for couples to choose from: chapel, mountain overlook, and a garden gazebo. Ceremony-only packages to the most elaborate one can imagine are available, with the latter including a stay at a hilltop honeymoon cabin with a heart-shaped bathtub.

PACKAGE PRICING:

Beginning at $299

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

50

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Not Stated

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

Yes

Above the Mist wedding chapel

Above the Mist wedding chapel

7. Above the Mist Wedding Services

Above the Mist has five gorgeous settings from which couples can choose: mountain view overlook, gazebo, riverside, creekside, or chapel. And with on-site rentals of cabins large enough to accommodate families or a cozy love nest for two, plans for lodging are simplified.

PACKAGE PRICING:

$99–$5000+

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS:

Varies by setting

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Non-refundable

HONEYMOON PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

Cabin rentals available at extra cost.

To learn more about planning your wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains and take a virtual tour of some of these venues, take a moment to watch this video hosted by Meredith with Visit My Smokies.com.

Questions & Answers

Question: Can I bring my own minister to these chapels?

Answer: All of the chapels have ordained ministers on site, but I’m unaware of any who state specifically that they allow private ministers. However, every chapel I listed is not above helping couples tailor-make their wedding, so I’d certainly suggest asking if you find a chapel that you like.

© 2017 Kim Bryan

Comments

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 02, 2017:

The chapels are so cozy. They all seem to be offer beautiful natural settings which would make good backgrounds for the photographs. Thanks for the views.

JR Krishna from India on January 31, 2017:

Very beautiful photos of chapels...

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