What you need to know about Getting Married in Tennessee

Tennessee is a marriage friendly state. No blood test or waiting period is required. Find out below where to get your Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License and what information you will need to obtain it. Congratulations to every couple and much happiness in the years ahead!

Where to get your Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License

First, you should be aware that couples must have a Tennessee marriage license to be married in Tennessee. Simply appear in person at any Tennessee County Clerk‘s office or one of the Marriage License Centers in Sevier County. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville are all located in Sevier County. No appointment is necessary, but the Courts request pre-registration online.

What you need to bring with you

Next, to obtain a Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License, both the bride and the groom must appear in person and present a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license or a passport. Both must also present a social security card or other SSN documentation. Both parties must be at least 18 years of age. If either applicant is under age 18, please call the Marriage License Center for additional instructions.


The cost of a marriage license in Sevier County for out-of-state couples is either $41.00 in cash or $43.00 with either MasterCard or Visa. Out-of-state couples may purchase a marriage license in any other county in Tennessee, but it will cost approximately $60 more.

How to get a Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License quicker

Additionally, couples may pre-apply online for a marriage license. Just go to and then to the Marriage Services section. The fee is $48.00 for out-of-state couples and $108.00 for Tennessee couples. Couples must still appear in person at a Marriage License Center in Sevier County to show a photo ID before they can pick up their marriage license. Please note that no witness is needed for the marriage to be recognized, but there is room on the Tennessee marriage license for one optional witness to sign. Couples coming to Sevier County, Tennessee, to marry can get a marriage license on Saturdays. The Holiday Schedule for the Sevier County Marriage License offices hours are posted online at under Holiday Schedule. Or call for holiday schedules as hours of operation may vary.
Groom signs Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License
How to get a Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License
Where to get a Smoky Mountain Wedding Marriage License

Marriage License Centers

Sevier County Courthouse
125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN 37862 865.453.5502 Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gatlinburg Shilling Center
405 Reagan Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738 865.430.3404 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Closed Tuesday and Thursday Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pigeon Forge City Hall
300 Pine Mountain Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865.908.6613 Saturday only: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm