Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which wedding venue has the best photographer in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg?
A: Honeysuckle Hills is the best venue choice when photography matters most. The entire venue has been landscaped for the most opportunities for wedding pictures. Everywhere you turn there’s another possibility with their flower gardens, rolling hills, horses, creeks, arched bridge, and country ambiance. Their own beloved photographer, Regina, has pleased couples with her artistic lighting style, aesthetic enhancements, and art collages for almost two decades. Her photography techniques include off-camera lighting, use of cinematic props like fire and smoke, slowing the shutter for softer waterfalls, and posing groups to make everyone look their best. Her years of experience add a “wow” factor to your wedding memories. (And yes, it’s true… she has a few National awards like Fuji Masterpiece and the cover of a PPA loan collection from her earlier days of competition.)
Q: Do you have packages just for couples, or is your wedding venue only for larger guest counts?
A: Absolutely. The Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area is the perfect place to elope. Our venue is best known for its creative photography and unique opportunities for photographs with horses. Explore our all-inclusive elopement packages to plan your own Tennessee wedding.
Q: Does your wedding venue have all-inclusive wedding packages with receptions?
A: Yes! We have packages that meet the needs of both small guest counts as well as for weddings for up to 75 guests. We work with the best wedding vendors in our area, because we know they’ll care for you as much as we do.
Q: What days and times can I schedule my wedding at Honeysuckle Hills?
A: We will schedule one wedding each day, Wednesday through Saturday. Exceptions are always considered, depending on how many weddings we have booked for that week. We are typically closed on Sundays and Mondays. Weddings may be scheduled during the hours of 8am to no later than 10pm.
Q: Can I tour Honeysuckle Hills before I book my wedding?
A: Yes! We encourage you to visit a few different venues in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before reserving your wedding. It is ALWAYS best to schedule an appointment. Please do not show up without one, because we will not infringe on the time of our other guests. Our venue is private and not open to the general public. We will absolutely welcome you in if no one else is here, but it is not a wise chance to take during the months of March through November. If you can’t visit us in person, we have beautiful on-line wedding stories and venue pictures to help guide you.
Q: How far is Honeysuckle Hills from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg?
A: We are only three miles from traffic light number ten in Pigeon Forge. (Light ten is the very last one before you drive through the wooded area separating Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg known as the “spur.”) This means we are far enough from town for privacy, peace and quiet… yet only ten to twenty minutes from local restaurants and attractions.
Q: Is your wedding venue pet friendly?
A: Yes! You can bring your pet dog, cat… all your sweet fur babies are allowed here both inside and outside. We even have a place upstairs for a pet carrier in case your baby needs some quiet time during your wedding. The most unique pets we’ve welcomed were two miniature pygmy goats.
Q: Do you allow same sex weddings?
A: Yes. Please feel welcomed and loved here.
Q: Do you accommodate last minute weddings or walk-ins?
A: Yes, if we have availability. Since we only host one wedding each day, we are not the best venue choice for couples who only want a quick ceremony and nothing else. We are more suited for couples who want to spend time with us and have creative photographs.
Q: How far in advance should I reserve my wedding in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg?
A: Wedding venues with the best reputations book weekends in October well over a year in advance. The most popular times are the last two weekends in October and first weekend in November. Fall (September through November) is the busiest wedding season in the mountains and you simply cannot book too soon, even for weekdays. May, June, September and November weekends book up to a year in advance. April books six months to a year in advance. July and August book three to six months in advance because of the summer heat. December, January, February, and the first half of March are considered off-season. Rates are generally much lower during those months and last-minute availability is much better.
Q: Do you do wedding vow renewals?
A: Yes. Wedding vow renewals are the same packages and pricing as first (or second time) weddings.
Q: Do you offer military discounts?
A: Yes. A 10% discount is given to active or retired military couples and their parents off the venue rental and photography parts of all wedding packages.
Q: How many guests can you accommodate?
A: Depending on the time of year, we can welcome 75 to 100 guests for your wedding. We can comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests year-round in our wedding chapel upstairs. Our white pergola outdoors has seating for up to 100 guests. Our covered pavilion that is used in the event of rain comfortably holds 75 guests, but with increased seating accommodates 100. Our reception hall comfortably seats up to 75 guests, but we can add more tables and seating to hold 100. However, this does fill every available space. We have other quaint areas such as our willow tree and traditional stone arch that are best for 30 to 50 guests.
Q: Do you have an outdoor wedding ceremony location?
A: Yes, we actually have three outdoor wedding locations to choose from, all within walking distance from the main barn area. Explore our ceremony locations to find the one that makes you smile.
Q: Can I use my own minister?
A: Yes. It will also save $125 off any of our all-inclusive wedding packages.
Q: Can I use my own caterer or other vendors?
A: Yes. As long as your caterer provides us with a copy of their liability insurance and sets up, serves, and breaks down, they are welcome here. (No food drop offs or potluck allowed.) You are also welcome to use your own DJ, florist, etc. However, we strongly encourage you to have faith in the vendors we have established relationships with. We know they will treat you just like we will, and they already know the routines and “ins and outs” of our venue. Your wedding will flow ten times better with the use of our preferred vendors.
Q: Do you have a kitchen on-site?
A: No. We do not have a kitchen for guest use and we do not allow guests to bring in their own food or prepare food here. Food must be provided by a professional, insured catering source.
Q: Can I use my own photographer?
A: Absolutely. Regina encourages the use of the photographer of your choice, and has landscaped her venue to become one of the most sought after photography locations in the Southeast. While your photographer would be restricted from the horse field due to liability, they have access to more scenes and props than any other venue in our area. Be sure to reserve enough time for them to capture all your memories.
Q: Are guests allowed to use their cameras?
A: Absolutely. We work together with your family and friends so that everyone has the opportunity to capture all the many scenes of beauty on our farm. However, no one is allowed to follow Regina during photographs of the two of you if you commission her for wedding photography. This is to ensure you are not distracted and the highest level of attention is given to her techniques and artistic style.