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.