The Wedding Horses Experience
Have you ever dreamed of having Pigeon Forge wedding photography made with beautiful horses? The horses at Honeysuckle Hills are not just pretty pets in a field. They are motivated with food targets to run behind our couples, stop and kiss them, and walk lovingly beside them.
The photographs possible with Sugar and Ben right next to you are a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget! The horses are included in the Mountain Wedding Adventure package, or available as an optional add-on to any elopement package.
The very first to join the family was Gambler, retired from the famous Dolly Parton Stampede show in Pigeon Forge. Gambler was soon joined by his partner, Scout, and they filled their retirement days here until passing on. Sugar, a half-Appaloosa and half-quarter horse, joined the crew just before they crossed the rainbow bridge, followed by Ben. Both are rescue horses, keeping with our pet-friendly wedding policy and a love for animals (ask Regina about her rescue squirrel, Sassy!)
Sugar has never enjoyed anyone on her back, and Ben has a condition that prevents long range trail rides. These traits make them less desirable to most people, but dearly loved by us forever.
Ridge Runner’s Mountain View
Our mountain view photography site is unique with two separate locations. One is immensely private with a mountain view between two pasture hills. The other is on top of one of our pasture hills with a forest path and a swing in an oak tree. Exclusively for two people, we’ll transport you there in one of our 4×4 vehicles (usually the Jeep Gladiator). You’re also welcome to rent a UTV or drive up in your own jeep!
We affectionately call this wedding photography site our nature preserve, because it’s home to groundhogs, squirrels, birds and horses. It is the least commercial mountain view site you’ll find without traveling deep within the National Park. However, here you won’t have to fight Pigeon Forge traffic or wait your turn to use one of the public areas with a mountain view.
Experience a Smoky Mountain waterfall without the hike, and without nosy tourists and all the government restrictions and permits! Regina’s great-grandmother’s home place is only three miles from Honeysuckle Hills and she’ll transport you there for unforgettable photographs. Her great-grandfather’s century-old barn is also used in the background along with a vintage smokehouse door. You may even want a picture sitting on Granny’s front porch, especially if you’re a fan of the Master Distiller show!
If you love fairies, lightning, fire, smoke bombs, a gothic look or anything else out of the ordinary, this is the perfect add-on to any package! At least 30 minutes will be dedicated especially for one artistic image (but you’ll still get all the outtakes).
Our lower grounds photography sites are located the closest to our barn, ceremony and reception areas. Packages typically include your choice of three of these sites with an option to add more.
Some lower ground selections include:
• Arched bridge and small man-made pond and waterfall.
• Swing under the sycamore tree.
• Various flower gardens.
• Various creekside locations (creek flows through the whole property).
• Tree-limb bridge.
• Enchanted forest/round green door.
• Indoor rustic wooden barn walls.
• Outdoor red barn walls.
• The double wall (gray on one side, red on the other) with antique window opening.
• The hitching post and field areas.
• Stone rock wall.