Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas weddings in the Smoky Mountains

There are still openings for your very own Christmas wedding in the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge / Smoky Mountains! 
The best news is we still have the couples only special going on for only $599 plus tax, which includes an hour reservation time, your minister, professional photography, and ALL the digital files.  In season, this same package is worth almost $1600.00, so not only is it the season for love, it's the season to save money!  This incredible package deal ends on January 1st, 2013.
Have more guests that want to attend the wedding?  No problem... Inquire for more special rates. 
Want photography with our horses, or one of our coveted Signature Art Designs?  We can create wedding photographs that will take your breath away...
Did you know... Statistics show the number one regret brides have is not hiring a professional wedding photographer...
Honeysuckle Hills has over ten years experience in creative lighting, posing, and graphic design.  (Not to mention national awards) Why waste your money on anything less?  "Fauxtographers" are a dime a dozen... We know your wedding is worth so much more.  Your memories are priceless to us.
866-572-7724 (Toll Free)
865-368-5569 (Text)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

All-Inclusive Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain Wedding!

 The Great Smoky Mountains provide the perfect atmosphere for weddings.  With their proximity to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, it’s so easy for guests to have an excuse to plan a family vacation around your wedding day.  You’re simply the icing on the cake…  By the same token, it makes it much easier for you to keep control of how many guests come to your wedding.  I hear so many brides tell me, “things just got out of control, so we’re going to the mountains to keep our guest count below the 100 mark.”  Brides want a hearty celebration, but they also want to keep their stress levels and budgets manageable. 


Honeysuckle Hills has been a favorite for six years now for brides who want the whole ball of yarn.  Voted “Best Wedding Chapel” in 2012 by our local wedding couples, this gives us even more incentive to ensure our weddings will be talked about for years to come.  No one ever seems to want to leave “the Little Red Barn.” 

We’re here to do as much or as little as you need us to.  If you’re coming from out of town, you may want the ease of telling us exactly what you want and simply showing up to enjoy it.  We can provide the rehearsal, catering, wedding cake, DJ service, flowers, and more…  Sometimes an all-inclusive wedding package is just the ticket to wedding day success, joy, and heart-felt memories. 

When considering all the costs of chair rentals, wedding coordinators, decorations, and so on… why lose sleep over all the details we’ve had years of experience taking care of?  And why let another wedding venue nickel and dime you adding extra fees for every little thing?  If we have it, you can use it… all included.  Even if you want to use all your own vendors, we still won’t charge extra for tables, chairs, table cloths, unity candle tables, ceremony music, etc. 

If photography is as important to you as it is to us, here’s another important consideration.  Honeysuckle Hills is like a “two for one.”  Most photographers with our level of experience and national exposure charge our fees for their services alone.  Here, you also get the venue rental.  Don’t make the mistake of trying to keep your budget in line by hiring a second rate hobbyist, part-timer, or family member.  Saving a few hundred dollars today will amount to the loss of thousands later…  We photograph at least five to ten brides each year who come to renew their vows and get the photographs they wish they’d had on their original wedding day. 


Really want to save money?  We are your coordinator.  We’ll make an itinerary, and keep everything running smoothly.  Decorations?  All you really need here are your bouquets and table arrangements.  Our wedding arbor is decorated to match the season, and we even have a row of eight shepherd hooks with mason jars.  Our picnic pavilion is decorated with vine and lights… the reception hall likewise.  Our chapel upstairs has beautiful pine tongue and groove walls, four large windows traced with lights, and white chairs for all the guests.  Did I mention the gardens and horses?  You didn’t have to pay a thing for all that beauty and landscaping.  Need help with food?  We allow you to bring your own, or we can put you in touch with a vendor in your budget.  Just ask… we’re here to help!

To sum it all up….


  • Honeysuckle Hills is a central location for weddings with families from out of town

  • Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg provide a great excuse for your guests to schedule a vacation around your wedding day. 
  • Use an all-inclusive package, or use all your own vendors

  • No hidden fees for table cloths, seating, unity candle tables, etc.

  • Photography by a real professional, not a staff member

  • Privacy…  Not on the side of a busy highway

  • Family run…  and we’ll treat you like one of us.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Exclusively for Couples...

Planning an elopement this year?  If so, you're in luck!  Weddings reserved for any date available in 2012 are now at the special rate of $599 plus tax.  (Regularly priced at well over $1000) 

This special rate includes an hour reservation time at either Honeysuckle Hills or Starkeytown Cove, the minister, ceremony, photography, and...(drumroll please....) all the digital files. (Signature Art not included, but available for an additonal $299.) This special is only offered late in our season when fewer reservation times exist.  If your schedule is flexible, now is the time to take advantage of unheard of pricing for Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg's most beautiful outdoor wedding venues.  Our photography is sought after from brides all across the United States for our creative style of posing, lighting, and graphic design. 

Now there's no need to sacrifice quality because of a tight budget.  Dont' settle for one of those cut-rate wedding chapels that offer rock bottom prices.  You will get what you pay for...  If customer service and beautiful photographs aren't important to you, then perhaps it's better that you go there instead.  But if you want a wedding to remember, one in which you leave feeling like family and have breathtaking images to remember the day by... we invite you to be our guest. 

Call or e-mail TODAY before our 2012 season is completely full.  866-572-7724

Monday, June 25, 2012

What's a Honeysuckle Hills wedding like?

Aside from our award-winning photography, let's concentrate more on how you'll be treated. 
We are family owned and operated, so you'll be treated accordingly.  This means you'll deal with me (Regina) from start to finish, and never feel as if you're an imposition.  The more we correspond, the better I'll get to know you, and the more unique and creative your wedding photographs will be.
After you secure your coveted reservation time with us, I'll book a drop-off service for a day prior to the wedding.  This allows you to leave items with us that you'll use for the wedding such as unity candles, sand ceremony vases, your dress... basically anything to make your life easier on wedding day.  This tour will remove wedding day jitters. You'll know where you're going and what to expect.

We'll book the minster for you (unless you want to bring your own.)  Our ministers will accomodate any personalization to the wedding ceremony, such as hand-written vows.  We believe in Jesus Christ and the sacredness of marriage, so God is the only thing we will NOT omit from the service.  Otherwise, you are free to make the ceremony as individual as you wish.

You are encouraged to schedule any visits to our property... but please do make sure you schedule it.  We will welcome you or other family members with open arms, and we want to give you the attention you deserve.  Without an appointment, we will either be at one of our other locations (Starkeytown Cove or our graphic design office,) or you will encounter another wedding or portrait session taking place.  This is why we are unable to accept walk-ins. 

On wedding day, we will have an itinerary ready.  You won't have to worry about a thing... We will greet your guests, tell everyone when it's time to be seated, line up the wedding party, play the ceremony music of your choice, and take beautiful photographs the entire time you're with us.  When all is said and done, you'll have images of getting ready, the ceremony, family and wedding party, reception, and finally the two of you in as many locations as we can fit in during your reserved time.

We have two dressing rooms... and areas for the ceremony in case it rains.  And no, you won't be charged extra to use them. 

A word or two about our photography...  We are one of the only venues with a true classic portrait photographer on staff.  We live, eat, and breathe our art... It's what we get up for every morning!  So relax... we will tell you exactly what to do and when.  Posing and lighting to make you look your best is our specialty.  No point and shoot cameras here... It's all professional equipment used in a variety of ways to achieve images that you will enjoy more every anniversary you view them.  Yes, they'll be of a timeless fashion... no crazy amateur filters and no silly fads.  But... we are adventurous!  Our art plan is likely to include activities that make a statement about your relationship together. 

Love horses?  We've got them... Gambler is retired from Dixie Stampede and eager to please.  Sugar and her year-old colt, Pistol, are trained to run behind you in the photographs. Sugar gets her name from her habit of kissing (giving sugar) to our brides and grooms when they kiss.  It's all quite romantic here in the Smoky Mountains.

We accommodate weddings just for two all the way up to 125.  Curious about how long to reserve? Questions in general?  Simply ask.  We do not believe in making a sale under pressure...  We believe in customer service and making sure we can fit your needs.  If we don't, we'll refer you to another wedding venue. 

If you haven't picked up the phone or sent us a message yet... what are you waiting on?  Your Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge destination wedding awaits you at Honeysuckle Hills...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Choosing the right wedding venue can be a difficult task to
say the least… There are well over thirty different wedding chapels to choose from in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. If you’re like most brides, you began your search on-line, immediately becoming overwhelmed with the research process. You won’t find Honeysuckle Hills at the top of any google, yahoo, or bing search engines, either. Why?

We’d much rather be viewed as the area’s best kept secret.

We can’t possibly take care of all the brides who choose to have their destination wedding in the Smoky Mountains. We prefer to cater to those who are seeking something different…
As professional wedding photographers, we need a creative outlet for all the passionate emotion we feel when each and every bride walks through our door. We desire to make our brides feel as if they are leaving their best friend’s home or a family reunion once all the ceremony, dancing, and romancing have ended.

Photography sessions for our honeymooning couples who dance and romance in their own home town are also common at Honeysuckle Hills. Our photography is the number one reason brides come to us from all across the United States. So if you can’t have your ceremony with us, the next best thing is one of our creative photography sessions.

Consider this. (This is probably THE most important part of this entire article.) Can you find another venue or photographer that charges less? Absolutely. Keep in mind that this price will also reflect the way you will be treated and the quality of items they will provide.

Also consider this…
When you’re on your vacation or honeymoon in the Smokies, how much money will you spend on impulse items such as trinkets, souvenirs, fast food, candy, or other temporary things? You might be surprised! Many times this dollar amount is equivalent to the difference of booking a budget wedding chapel versus a wedding you’ll never forget at Honeysuckle Hills. We guarantee you’ll return with photographs so emotional and so unique they will be cherished for a lifetime.

Call us today at 866-572-7724. Mention this article, and if you’re booking a new reservation with us, we’ll add $50 in services or print credits to your wedding or photography session.

Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook! Don’t take it from us… read what others have written about their own experiences, and keep up with all our newest photographic designs.