The Best Place to Elope in East Tennessee

Photography has been our specialty for fifteen years. Our venue has more beautiful locations for photographs than any other. These photography sites are not open to the public, so you won’t have to share with onlooking tourists or wait your turn to use them.

We welcome your wedding ceremony as well! Ceremonies include your director, officiant, covered and indoor areas in case of rain, and everything is always set up and ready to go.

Build your own Ceremony and Photography package, or choose one of our featured all-inclusive wedding elopements. Micro weddings are more popular than ever before, and our Smoky Mountain venue offers open spaces, fresh air, and abounding nature.

If you already have your own photographer, options are available to rent our venue for a half day or full day. (Hourly rental is not available.) Please inquire.

Maximum attendance for our ceremony and photography packages is 30 people. We prefer smaller, more intimate groups in order to maintain a peaceful atmosphere for creative photography and less physical impact on our environment.

How We’ll Care For You…

  • Ceremony location of your choice on our lower grounds, with back-up plan in case it rains
  • Ridge Runner’s Mountain View ceremony location available for couples only
  • Dressing areas / bridal suite open to wedding party and parents any time prior to ceremony
  • Dressing areas open to photography session clients one hour prior to the session
  • Wedding guests welcome one hour prior to ceremony (for packages with family and friends)
  • Officiant to perform ceremony and file your license for ceremony packages (discount if you provide your own)
  • Ceremony director & organizer so everyone knows what to do and when for ceremony packages
  • Ability to change the ceremony or photography session start time for the most optimum weather opportunity
  • Creative photography with an emphasis on posing, lighting, and graphic design
  • ALL images in high resolution via digital download, with copyright release
  • One Signature Art Collage (photographer chooses images to blend together for creative art piece)
Featured Elopement Packages
Just About Us

$999 weekdays only

Our most popular elopement package for couples who want beautiful photographs, but not a full adventure. Includes wedding ceremony for couples only, photographs at two locations on our lower grounds (excluding horses,) and all images in high resolution with copyright release with digital delivery.

Time averages 45 minutes but is limited to no longer than an hour.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

The Mountain Adventure
$1999 weekdays or $2100 Saturdays

Another couples only favorite for those who want as many memories of their Smoky Mountain wedding as possible. Includes wedding ceremony for couples only, photographs at three locations on our lower grounds, images with our horses, two selections at Ridge Runner’s mountain view, and two more at Honeysuckle Falls. All images in high resolution with copyright release included with digital delivery.

Time averages two hours but is limited to no longer than two and a half.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

The Family Elopement
$1699 weekdays or $1799 Saturdays

For between seven and thirty guests, this is a beautiful way to gather your family and friends to the mountains. Includes a ceremony for guests, the family photography session, and three locations on our lower grounds. All images in high resolution with copyright release included with digital delivery.

Time averages two hours but is limited to no longer than two and a half.

This package is strictly limited to no more than 30 total people present. This limit is not due to space restrictions, but our desire for your peace of mind, reduced stress, and less impact on our environment.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

Country Sugar Cake Reception

$2699 weekdays or $2799 Saturdays

A traditional wedding gathering for between seven and thirty guests. Includes a ceremony for guests, the family photography session, photography at three locations on our lower grounds, and a wedding cake reception. The reception includes use of our reception area for one hour (seating, tables, table cloths,) wedding cake, sodas and waters in an iced down tub, set up, serving, and clean up.

Total time averages two and a half hours but is limited to no more than three.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

Build Your Own Wedding or Photography package

1) Choose your type of ceremony. (Couples only or a wedding with guests.)
2) Add a group photo package if you have over seven people and wish to have family poses after the ceremony
3) Choose a photo package for your bride and groom images.
4) Add extra locations or add-on services if you wish.
Ceremony Packages

Couples Only Micro Wedding (no more than six total people present)
$499 Saturdays or $399 Weekdays

Family and Friends Ceremony (between seven and thirty people)
$599 Saturdays or $499 weekday

Includes wedding officiant (minister,) getting ready photographs 30 minutes prior to ceremony, photography of the ceremony, and all images with a copyright release. Deduct $150 if you have your own officiant.

Wedding Ceremonies cannot be booked by themselves because we are primarily a photography studio. Your ceremony must be combined with a photography package. However, photography sessions do not require booking a ceremony.

Photography Packages

The Mountain Valley
$799

Includes your choice of three locations on our lower grounds, photographer’s choice of enhancements and artwork, one art collage, and all images in high resolution with a copyright release. Average time is 45 minutes, but limited to one hour.

Covered areas are available in case of rain such as our chandelier, balcony, antique wood stove, covered pavilion, and barn walls. We always have umbrellas for adventurous hearts.

If you chose a couples only ceremony and have six people, you may choose one of your locations for family group photographs.

If you chose a ceremony package with guests, you MUST add the group photography package on for group photos. You cannot use one of your locations for the group photos.

Add more locations for only $99 each. Average time spent at each location is 15 minutes.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

Honeysuckle Falls “The Waterfall”
$999

Located just three miles from our main venue, this area has a beautiful mountain waterfall, the “moonshine barn,” Granny’s front porch, and an old-timey smokehouse. All areas may be used for photography. . Average time is 45 minutes, but limited to one hour.

Maximum number of people at this location is six. This area borders the Smoky Mountain National Park.

Package includes photographer’s choice of enhancements and artwork, and all images in high resolution with a copyright release.

This is a rain or shine location, but because we only do one wedding or session each day we can change the start time for more favorable conditions. We also have clear umbrellas to use during the session. You may also choose to trade this area for four locations on our main grounds at any time.

Ride with us in our Jeep Gladiator, or follow us to this location in your own vehicle.

This site cannot be booked in advance for the months of December through March due to the possibility of treacherous road conditions during snow and ice events.

This site is not available as an add-on location to the Mountain Valley session. However, you may add on lower grounds locations to this package (for example, pictures at the hobbit bridge,) for $99 each.

View images of this package.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

The Jeep Adventure (Ridge Runner’s Mountain View)
**Limited to couples only or one four wheel drive vehicle**

$799 booked alone or $299 as an add-on to one of our other sessions

This location is our adventure site and nature preserve. There’s no road, but access is available through the rolling hills of a horse pasture.

There are four possibilities at this location. There are two different mountain views, a forest area, and a swing in an oak tree.

Package includes photographer’s choice of enhancements and artwork, and all images in high resolution with a copyright release.

This is a rain or shine location, but because we only do one wedding or session each day we can change the start time for more favorable conditions. We also have clear umbrellas to use during the session.

If you prefer not to use this location because of bad weather on the day of your wedding or session, we will trade the cost of the add-on session for photography products such as prints, canvases, or toward a wedding album.

If this is your chosen stand-alone photography package, we can trade it for three locations on our lower grounds in the event of bad weather.

If this is your chosen stand-alone photography package, additional locations at the lower grounds can be added for $99 each.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

Horse Lovers
$799 booked alone or $199 as an add-on to one of our other sessions

Areas around our 1950 Ford truck and the hitching post are used for this session. Average time is 15 minutes as an add-on, or 30 minutes as a stand-alone photography session.

Recommended for couples only. Only two people are allowed in the horse field at one time. This session is most popular for engagements and weddings. Ask Regina about surprising your fiancé with our horse, Sugar, galloping up with the ring tied to her halter!

THIS SESSION IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SMALL CHILDREN
Our horses are not trail horses or “petting zoo” animals. They approach suddenly, and run quickly. This is not the best way to introduce your children to horses.

This is a rain or shine location, but because we only do one wedding or session each day we can change the start time for more favorable conditions. We also have clear umbrellas to use during the session.

If you prefer not to use this location because of bad weather on the day of your wedding, we will trade the cost of the add-on session for photography products such as prints, canvases, or toward a wedding album.

If this is your chosen stand-alone photography package, we can trade it for three locations in our covered areas in the event of bad weather.

View images of this package.

Photography sites are limited.

Photo Sites

Family Photography Session

$499 as a ceremony add-on or $799 as a stand-alone family photo package

Location on our lower grounds only (not available at the waterfall or mountain view)

Package includes all images in high resolution with a copyright release delivered digitally.

Average time as a wedding add-on is 30 minutes, but no longer than 45 minutes

Average time as a stand-alone photo package is 45 minutes, but no longer than an hour. One location on our lower grounds may be chosen for this package.  Two locations may be chosen if they are side by side (such as the willow tree and the garden rock wall.)  If it rains, family group poses will be done in our covered pavilion or balcony areas.

Includes all images in high resolution with copyright release.

Add-Ons for your Photography Package

Each additional location on our lower grounds, $99 each

Horses can only be added with the Horse Lovers selection

Wedding Cake Reception – $999
Includes use of our reception area for one hour, wedding cake (buttercream design with your input for flavors and design,) water and sodas in an iced down tub, staff to set up, serve, and clean up. Photograph of your cake cutting and first dances included with all digital images and copyright release.

Wedding Cake, 6” for couples only – $75
Traditional white wedding cake with decorative white icing design. Includes photograph of the cake, and photographs of the cake cutting, images delivered high resolution with copyright release

Fantasy Portrait – $499
This is an image photographed specifically for extensive art-work later. Our photographer will assist you in planning this photograph from its location to the props and lighting used in the recipe for the final image. Examples include lighting real fire, use of fog, back-lighting, and adding lightning bolts or fairy wings in post-production.

All images included with copyright release, but only one art file is created.

Digital Painting – $399
Select your favorite portrait for a hand-painted rendering by Richard Ramsey in Memphis, Tennessee. Richard is a PPA Master Photographer who digitally hand paints your image (no quick filters used.)

Photobook Album, $499 presale or $599 after the session
A beautiful 8×8” hard cover album with image on the cover and up to 45 images and graphic design inside. 10×10” also available for $699 Presale or $799 after the session

Highlight Slideshow – $99
Photographer’s favorite images mixed with short video clips and royalty free music

We recommend Don Fields Photography for full coverage video with a movie style production

Wedding Bouquet – $125
Bridesmaid Bouquet – $50
Boutonniere – $20
Mother’s Corsage – $25

Provided by From the Heart Florist

You may also wish to order and pay directly to From the Heart by calling 865-774-5588. They’ll still deliver, and our staff will still pin on boutonnieres and make sure your bridesmaids have their flowers for the ceremony.