Our Pigeon Forge wedding venue has several choices for ceremony locations, each a unique selection for your guest count and weather conditions. Rest easy knowing that we always have alternate plans in place for the “what ifs.”
Ceremonies for guest counts up to 50 are possible year-round, and for up to 75 guests April through mid-November.
The actual ceremony décor may vary slightly from the photographs on our website, because we replace the décor as time makes necessary. They are always in a base theme color of whites and greens, allowing us to add stock venue flowers that closely match your own colors to personalize.
The Willow Tree
The willow tree is our most popular wedding ceremony location at our venue. I planted it in 2008, and by 2012 couples began requesting ceremonies beneath its romantic branches. It is decorated with string lights and flickering lanterns on its lower limbs and ferns in vases at the base. The squirrels and birds love it! It’s only a one-minute walk from the barn and absolutely perfect for nature lovers or a woodland chic/bohemian feel. Our mountain creek flows right behind the willow tree, providing a soothing sound while you say your vows. The chirps of songbirds add to the romantic atmosphere. If it’s just the two of you, get married directly beneath it’s canopy with the fairy lights all around. If you have a wedding with guests, we’ll place folding chairs in two rows and add some shepherd hooks along with tree stumps and lanterns for the aisle if you wish. A tree-covered hill stands tall to the right of the willow in the distance, just a small part of the many hills, ridges, and mountain-tops in our Smoky Mountains.
• Best for couples only elopements, or guest counts of 50 or less.
• Folding wedding chairs for guest seating in either brown or grey.
• Popular year round.
• Our biggest honeysuckle vine blooms next to the willow tree in late April and early May.
• Fuchsia colored hibiscus bushes line the fence row near the willow tree in July and August.
The famous “night shot” is available for couples who book a reception here (Sorry – elopement weddings must be done during daylight hours only.)
The White Pergola
Most popular for larger weddings, this ceremony site has a more formal, elegant appeal. It only takes one and a half minutes to walk from the barn and across a lovely arched bridge as your guests are awed with your approach. You’ll also pass by our little waterfall, which soothes and calms.
• Best for higher guest counts with permanent bench-style seating for 75-100 guests.
• Guests sit in shade after 5PM in the summer months and between 12PM to 2PM in the fall.
• Vases of white silk flowers and greenery down the center aisle.
• Addition of venue’s silk flowers in colors that closely match your own to the vases.
• White silk flowers and greenery decorate the pergola at all times.
• Addition of venue’s silk flowers in colors that closely match your own to the pergola.
• Redbuds and Dogwoods typically bloom here in early to mid-April.
• Purple Rhododendrons bloom here in early to mid-May.
• Yellow lilies bloom in June at the pergola.
The pergola sits at the base of a mountain ridge that is golden with fall leaves in mid-October through the first week of November.
For six people or less, this is our most popular location for ceremonies when it rains. Our chandelier is at the foot of the steps that lead to the wedding chapel. This is also the most popular exit brides use to walk down the aisle for outdoor weddings. The photograph beneath the chandelier gives a rustic, country chic look.
• Best for elopements, or no more than 4 wedding guests.
• Country Chic wedding look.
• Barn doors can be left open for a view of our waterwheel.
• A vase with venue’s silk wedding flowers closely matching your colors can be added to the window.
• Popular year-round.
The Granite Stone Wedding Arch
Most popular in the early spring and fall wedding months, the stone arch has a classic wedding feel. It was built by hand in 2016 and our creek flows right behind it. A curved brick walkway was added in 2019. It’s only a one-and-half-minute walk from the barn in the opposite direction of the white pergola, tucked away behind seasonally flowering bushes and honeysuckle. Our horses, Sugar and Ben, often crash weddings at this site due to the close proximity of the horse fence.
• Permanent bench seating for 20 guests with option of added folding chairs to accommodate up to 50.
• Shepherd hooks with vases of white silk flowers and greenery can be added down the center aisle.
• Addition of venue’s silk flowers in colors that closely match your own to the greenery at the top of the arch.
• Staff can bring out a separate table for sand ceremonies, etc.
• Yellow water iris and pink azalea bloom near stone arch in mid-April through May.
• A white snowball bush blooms next to the stone arch in July through October.
Popular in early October because the trees that change to gold earliest grow behind it.
The Covered Pavilion
If it rains, this is your “next-to-the best-thing” outdoor wedding ceremony. However, many couples choose it because it is always shaded. If you have guests with mobility issues, it’s also the closest ceremony location to the barn.
Our pavilion is the main guest hang-out as well and has a “nook” for the DJ on the back side if you’re also having your reception at Honeysuckle Hills.
• Suitable for smaller or larger guest counts. Up to 75 people.
• Guests always sit in the shade.
• Fans above the guest seating area.
• Wedding arch with white silk flowers and greenery at all times.
• Addition of venue’s silk flowers in colors that closely match your own to the arch.
• Staff can bring out a separate table for sand ceremonies, etc.
Popular year round, but not adequately heated in the months of December through March.
The Traditional Wedding Chapel
Another option if it rains, a year-round choice, is our traditional wedding chapel. Its rich wood and cabin-styled décor goes well with your Smoky Mountain wedding experience. Guests particularly enjoy the access to our balcony and the views of the rolling hills and horse field just outside its upstairs doors.
• Best for up to 50 wedding guests (max capacity).
• Pine wood with cathedral ceiling.
• Wooden chairs to match the cabin style chapel atmosphere.
• Warm, hanging lights.
• Venue’s silk wedding flowers in colors that closely match your own can be added to the two vases on pedestals up front.
• French doors that open to the balcony (often left open during spring and fall ceremonies).
• Heated and cooled year round.
Not the best option for handicap accessibility; we have other locations more suitable.