Simply “I Do”
• Just The Two Of You – $299 without photography
$649 with photos of ceremony & 15 min afterward
$499 with photos AFTER ceremony for 15 minutes
• Maximum guest count is four people
$50 military / first responder discount and /or $100 discount if Regina is available to officiate the ceremony
Want a budget friendly place to get married with gorgeous scenery and a caring officiant? When it’s just the two of you and all you need is a beautiful setting to simply get married, this wedding package is perfect. The sole emphasis is on your commitment to each other. It’s our least expensive wedding and quickest way to get married or renew your vows in the Smoky Mountains! Our venue has peaceful surroundings & natural beauty like the National Park, only without the crowds. Our charming grounds are private, and not open to the public. If your main goal is to keep the price as low as possible, choose the option without photography and the officiant is happy to take a few snapshots with your cell phone after the ceremony. If you have guests, we’ll give you a five minute time period after the ceremony for them to take their own pictures.
The number one reason couples come to Honeysuckle Hills is our 18 year reputation for creative, true to color, story-telling photography. If the images on our website are what drew you in, consider this package with our photographer. It includes ALL of the images in high resolution (via download from your on-line gallery) with a copyright release to print on your own. Our photographer can take pictures of the entire ceremony, and then spend 10-15 more minutes in the same area surrounding your ceremony site. A variety of poses will be done to capture all the “feels” and emotion of the moment. If you have up to four guests, one group photo will be taken. If you find your heart desires photos in more of our lovely locations or you want more group photos, consider our mini-wedding instead. The Simply I Do package is designed to give you an option for higher quality photography in a much shorter time frame to save money. Again, the highest priority is the marriage ceremony itself in a delightful atmosphere. (That’s how we came up with the package name, “Simply I Do.”)
I often officiate your ceremony myself as a TN notary public and welcome all people and all loving relationships. I’ve met the best couples with the sweetest stories! Because I am at the venue every day, I offer a $50 discount on your package if I’m available to perform your ceremony. My brother-in-law, Pastor Lloyd, can be requested for Christian and faith-based ceremonies along with Pastor Jody (aka The Mountain Preacher.) My respect for hard working law enforcement and first responders has forged relationships with two other notary publics on our officiant list. One is a local police officer, and one is a deputy sheriff who has spent his life serving our community (when he’s not coon hunting.) We’re all local, born and raised right here in the Smoky Mountains! Don’t forget to tell me if you’re military or first responder, too, because I’ll give you an appreciation discount on your wedding package.
This package can be booked for any of our lovely ceremony sites. Because it fills our last minute openings, availability varies by season.
The Simply I Do Package Includes:
• Your choice of any of our beautiful ceremony locations based on availability.
• Officiant to perform the ceremony and file the required TN wedding license.
• No wedding license required for vow renewals (you’re already legally married).
• Arrive dressed and ready to go (no access to dressing areas)
• Guest count strictly limited to no more than 4 people, including children.
• Specific ceremony time, rain or shine.
• Tripod for your phone if you’d like to video the ceremony.
• Officiant is happy to snap a few pictures of you with your cell phone for no charge
• Average time without professional photography is 10 to 15 minutes
• Average time with professional photography is 25 to 30 minutes
Is this package right for you? Many couples book the Simply I Do package at Honeysuckle Hills when they have an immediate need for a legal marriage but plans for a larger celebration later. Others book it for its simplicity when they’re starting over in life during their retirement years. Likewise, young couples on a tight budget, usually saving their money for a home, book this package instead of a larger, more expensive wedding. My favorite stories from couples who book this package are those who sneak away to the Smoky Mountains for a romantic, quick getaway. They know their relationship is about their love and desire to commit to each other, not the frills imposed by family peer pressure.