If you are planning to take the plunge and get married in 2019, you should be looking for somewhere spectacular for your wedding ceremony and honeymoon! After all, you only get one wedding day; why not celebrate your special day surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery in the country? The Smokies are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful settings for a wedding in the nation, offer breathtaking views, numerous chapels, plenty of places to hold an outdoor ceremony, and much more. The best place in the country to say, “I do!” is right here in the heart of the Smokies.

The Great Smoky Mountains

It all starts with the Great Smoky Mountains. There are many reasons to visit the Smokies — from the incredible views to outstanding hiking opportunities. But, when it comes to getting married, the mountains offer one of the most spectacular backdrops for weddings in the country. Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate the most important day of your life with the Smokies in the background?

Location, Location, Location

From a quiet, secluded cabin or lodge deep in the woods to hosting the ceremony on a mountaintop, you won’t have a problem finding the best possible location for your special day. There are so many locations to choose from, you may want to start looking now as many of them book up months in advance.

Cost Effective

No one really wants to have to sit and count pennies as they make their wedding plans, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be conscious of costs. Along with being voted as one of the top 5 wedding locations in the country, the area has one of the lowest marriage license fees. Out of town couples can purchase their marriage license for as little as $38.50 (based on method of payment).

As a bonus, out of town couples do not have to take the mandatory 4-hour marriage counseling class that is required in Tennessee, nor do they have to take a blood test. Plus, you won’t need any witnesses to make the marriage legal.

And When the Celebration is Over

It is becoming more and more popular for newlyweds to take their honeymoon in the same location their wedding took place. What better place to spend your honeymoon than at one of the many cabins, hotels, or B&Bs right here in the Smokies? Not only will spending your honeymoon here save you money, but it gives you and your new husband/wife a chance to explore all that the Smokies have to offer while you enjoy life as newlyweds.

From hiking to whitewater rafting — and horseback rides deep into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that take you into meadows filled with an amazing array of colorful wildflowers that start to bloom in spring and remain bright and beautiful all summer — the Smokies are a wonderful place to spend your first few days together as a married couple.

Everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable wedding in the Smoky Mountains can be found right here in Blount County. Be sure you book your wedding location and honeymoon suite early as this is a very popular wedding destination with people coming in from all over the country and the world to celebrate their nuptials!