The Mini-Wedding

• Just The Two Of You $999 with our photography / $799 without

• With 10 Guests $1499 with photography / $1299 without

• With 20 Guests $1999 with photography / $1799 without

A low-key, whimsical way to get married in the Smoky Mountains!

Our mini-wedding is for lovers who have their heart set on wedding photography in more than one of the many desired locations at our venue, but at a lower cost.  It feels more like a traditional wedding than our Simply I Do package, but saves a lot of money since its an abbreviated version of our luxury elopements like the Willow Tree Wedding.  If you’re unsure which package is best for you, compare all the Honeysuckle Hills packages here. Be sure when you book your wedding with Honeysuckle Hills to tell me if you’re active or retired military or a first responder.  I’m happy to offer a discount of appreciation!

Our mini wedding was created for a smaller guest count, thus requiring fewer decisions to be made.  (But if you DO want the whole family I guarantee you’ll love our Creekside Elopement.)

 This package differs from our luxury elopements in a few ways to keep the cost lower. You’ll arrive with hair and makeup completed and use our dressing areas to change into your wedding clothing. While waiting on you to slip into that beautiful dress, your guests can socialize in our Creekside Pavilion where we provide iced down bottled water.  The ceremony and photography time is set; rain or shine, but we have covered areas to use as a back-up.   To get most from this package, it’s essential that you and your guests are on time.  Photography begins with a set ceremony time and ends an hour later for couples only or an hour and a half later with up to 10 to 20 guests.  The first 15 minutes typically accounts for the ceremony.  The remaining time is used for family group photos and the two of you alone.  That said, if family groups take longer, you’ll have less time for the two of you.  If family group photos are shorter, we’ll have more time for the two of you.  This means more locations and more imagination!  The number of locations used varies, depending on many factors.  On average you can expect at least two different photo locations for the two of you as long as the family group photos don’t monopolize your time.  If it’s just the two of you without guests, I can easily use three locations on our lower grounds as long as you’re on time.

Any of our ceremony locations can be chosen based on availability. If you choose the main venue’s lower grounds for your ceremony, all photos are done in that area.  If you choose the mountain view, count on all photos to be created at that site.  All weddings vary, but if we have time we’ll photograph you in one more location on the lower grounds.   To get the most variety, I recommend giving your photographer full creative liberty.  They’ll choose based on what’s in bloom, your clothing style, personalities, and more.

There’s a high possibility another wedding will be scheduled on the same day as yours, but not at the same time (this is why we can’t change your ceremony time if it rains.)

Any of our ceremony locations can be chosen based on availability and as long as it accommodates your guest count. Our main venue is the most popular for the mini-wedding because it has more options for ceremony locations, photography and covered or indoor areas if it rains. Outdoor ceremony choices include the willow tree, stone arch and wooden arbor.

Our venue is decorated, set up, and ready to go at all times with country chic, cottage garden style.  You’ll be pleased with everything just as it is when you walk through the doors.  You won’t be able to bring extra decor or things like guest books and wedding favors with this package, but if that’s a must you can always choose one of our luxury elopement packages instead.  Whichever package you choose, I’m doing my happy dance! You are the reason I wake up smiling every day.

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The Mini Wedding Package Includes:

• Ceremony at the willow tree, stone arch, chandelier, chapel, pavilion, Creekside ridge, or mountain view, 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 with hair and makeup complete 30 minutes prior to ceremony. Dressing rooms for changing clothes only.
• Specific ceremony time, rain or shine (covered areas available on Lower Grounds).
• Chair setup for guests (if guests attend)
• Photography begins with the ceremony (whether you use our photographer or your own)
• Photographs of family groups in one location (if guests attend)
• Photographs of the two of you afterward, number of locations varies, but an average is two to three different sites
• Time allowed from ceremony to finish is One hour for couples only or one and a half hour for a wedding with 10 to 20 guests
• Online gallery with password to download high resolution images and copyright release by using our photographer
• All of your wedding images are included (after editing) by using our photographer

Peak wedding dates in season may not be available for this package

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