There are two different types of wedding packages at Honeysuckle Hills. With either, we can accommodate up to 75 people in the months of April through the first week of November. Weddings for 30 people or fewer are welcome in the winter months (Mid-November through the end of March.)
The most popular wedding package at Honeysuckle Hills is the elopement. This type of wedding does not include a reception with a meal or a DJ. Think of it as a photography session that happens to include a ceremony. Regina’s photography style has been the number one draw for fifteen years, and it’s also the reason we have so many beautiful sites for photos. Book an elopement style wedding if your guest count is less than 30 people and consider meeting everyone at a popular restaurant afterward for dinner. The Park Grill, Peddler, and the Old Mill Restaurant are local favorites. We will accept an elopement style wedding for up to 75 total people, but this type of wedding is best enjoyed with the smallest number of guests. Honestly, just the two of you is optimal for the least stress and most creativity for the images.
Because we only do one wedding on any given day, the bridal party and parents may use the dressing areas any time after 9am. The guests are welcome to arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. Regina will start photography 30 min prior to the ceremony for a few getting ready images and detail shots and then photograph the ceremony as her assistant directs everyone. Afterward, family group poses can be created, followed by images of the two you. Each elopement package is based on the number of people with you and the number and location of places you wish to use for the photographs. The first thing our couples usually say is, “I want photographs EVERYWHERE!” However, as much as we would love to do this it’s not possible. It’s best to narrow down the locations so you won’t get worn out. Your partner will thank you, too!
We also offer packages for a wedding with a reception. This type of wedding package includes a full meal and wedding cake by Chef Tony Catering, a DJ for music & dancing, and a credit for lovely bouquets. Photography is priced separately so you may use whomever you please. These wedding packages are best enjoyed for 75 or fewer people. In our humble opinion, keeping the guest count as low as possible is always best wherever you decide to get married in the Smoky Mountains. Especially at venue like ours, there’s more time to “stop and smell the roses,” quite literally.
If you would like to add Regina’s photography to your reception package, we recommend doing your photographs together before guests arrive. Otherwise there are too many distractions and not enough time to achieve the same beauty represented on our website and social media. Regina’s photography is best for an elopement style wedding.
Because of the high popularity of our all-inclusive style wedding packages, we do not have an option to simply rent the venue and provide all your own vendors. However, we can make modifications to the package. For example, we allow you to use your own wedding officiant or bring your own bouquets. The DJ can also be removed if you prefer to hire your own live band. Discounts are provided accordingly.
Always feel free to reach out with ANY questions. Your happiness means the world to us!