Mountain View

Our mountain meadow view is one of our most requested ceremony sites for private elopements, especially during the spring and summer wildflower bloom time.  It’s also a beautiful addition to your photography if you prefer a ceremony location on our lower grounds like the Willow Tree , the Stone Arch, or Creekside Ridge.   While only mother nature determines when the flowers will bloom, May tends to be best for the larkspur and bachelor buttons.  July and August is when the zinnia and cosmos bloom, which makes bearing the summer heat and humidity worthwhile!  Our mountain view comfortably seats up to 30 guests and has its own parking area for up to ten vehicles.  And isn’t our fairy house absolutely adorable!  I didn’t want an ordinary shed for the ceremony chairs, so I hired my sweet friend, Daniel, with W.I.S.P. Creations to custom build one that can be used as a photography prop as well.

The mountain view is a short two minute drive from the main venue on a paved road that circles around to the back side of our 32 acre farm.   There are gorgeous spots to use for both ceremony and photos at the level ceremony site.   In keeping with our adventurous wedding spirit, there’s a walking path and a Jeep trail leading to separate mountain ridge views at a maple tree and an oak tree with a swing. The jeep trail leads to an opening perfect for couples-only weddings. This area has the coziest feel for nature lovers. Each area atop our meadows has unique slopes, grasses and seasonal features. A short walk down the hill from the ceremony site leads to an area we call “Lover’s Cove” where no buildings whatsoever obstruct the view. The level ceremony location has rolling hills and a view with only one farm house in the distance. The other views are easily photographed to exclude one family home site.

To me, this is the sweetest place to get married in the Smoky Mountains. Sure, you can wed in the National Park at a Foothills Parkway pull-off, but the tradeoff is passing traffic noise and a loss of privacy as well as the contingencies for all the “what-ifs.” Our classic elopement packages offer the most flexibility and amenities you’ll find from any wedding venue or business in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This area is also a popular site for our mini-weddings and Simply I Do packages when saving money or a desire for low-key is priority.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to expand rapidly with its popularity to tourists, but our family agrees that our mountain view site should remain as natural as possible.