Welcome to the official Blog of the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association!

The Smoky Mountains are known as the Wedding Capital of the South, we have a wide selection of wedding services to help plan your unique event. Visit our Blog page to discover incredible weddings and events that have taken place in the Smokies!

The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is a collaboration of various businesses that specifically offer a venue, product, or service that will make planning your Smoky Mountain Wedding quick and easy. Browse our Wedding Directory to find and book trustworthy wedding professionals for East Tennessee!

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Booking hotel venues for weddings offer couples and their guests’ tremendous value! A wedding venue hotel can make planning for your Smoky Mountain nuptials incredibly easy, fast, and stress-free. When choosing a hotel with wedding venue space, you’re also booking catering services, lodging for your guests, and experienced staff with tons of hospitality experience all …

Wedding in Tennessee – About the SMWA

Need help finding a wedding venue in Tennessee? Are you currently planning your dream wedding and looking for wedding venues in The Smoky Mountains? Are you searching for an incredible destination wedding location in the United States? You're in the perfect place!

Weddings in the Mountains of Tennessee are some of the most beautiful in the world! From large wedding venues in Pigeon Forge that offer stunning mountain views to romantic wedding chapels in Gatlinburg, find all the amenities you'll need to plan and execute your dream Smoky Mountain wedding! Known as the wedding capital of the South, happily ever after starts in the mountains of Tennessee!

The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the wedding industry in Sevier County, TN, and the Great Smoky Mountain area! If you're interested in learning more about this beautiful location, the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is an excellent resource for all things weddings!

The SMWA wants to bring more joy to your wedding and party planning! Our event professionals ease stress, deliver outstanding service, and have the expertise to assist you in planning and executing any size event. The SMWA connects couples with experienced and reliable vendors while also offering in-depth knowledge and advice for all types of events and celebrations.

Visit our wedding directory to find unique wedding venues, charming wedding chapels, or wedding packages to jump-start your wedding planning! The SMWA wedding directory also includes options for wedding photography, videography, beauty services, wedding florals, ministers, officiants, formal wear, cakes, wedding decorations, cabin rentals, hotel accommodations, and more! Everything you need to make your Smoky Mountain Wedding special.

The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is more than just a wedding resource! Plan your vacation to the smoky mountains with the help of area experts. Find and book adventures and other things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. Discover cabins for rent in the Smoky Mountains!

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Weddings Smoky Mountains – Contact Us

Wedding planning can be a daunting task, and weddings in the Smoky Mountains are no exception! Every year, thousands of both local and destination wedding couples flock to the wedding capital of the South to begin a new chapter of their life together! But all these couples face the same challenges, how to plan a wedding in the Smoky Mountains stress-free?!

Browsing endlessly on internet search engines or Facebook can lead to wedding planning overload! You may find yourself asking the same questions; Which wedding venue has the best package? Which florist has the best price? If I book, can they deliver everything they've promised? Can I trust them to help plan my ideal wedding?

Identifying event spaces to rent for weddings in East Tennessee is just the start! What about finding an officiant to make your marriage legal? Which photographer should you contact to find unique engagement shoot locations? Where can you find a catering company to help plan your custom wedding menu?

Qualifying reputable wedding vendors is what the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is all about! Browse our wedding experts with confidence! They love weddings, and helping couples execute dream weddings is what they do best. Browse our Wedding Directory or find inspiration on our blog!

The amount of options for booking wedding professionals in East Tennessee is incredibly diverse! Just like everything in life, some wedding pros are incredible, and some, not so much. Using our wedding directory, the SMWA has done all the work for you! Remove the stress from the equation and browse incredible wedding teams with tremendous expertise and knowledge.

Just share your information with us, and we're happy to point you in the right direction! Have questions about weddings in the Smoky Mountains? We have answers! Jumpstart your wedding planning with help from area experts who complete hundreds of weddings every year!

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We'd also love to feature your Smoky Mountain Wedding on our blog! If you're interested in having your event featured, let us know below. You can also email us at nick@smwba.com