Weddings in
The Smoky Mountains
So much to do and see in the Smokie Mountains

Wedding Chapels in the Smoky Mountains are a favorite place to plan a memorable ceremony.  More than 20,000 couples are married in The Smokys each year. Whatever your dream wedding may be, it is all planable and possible here! From fresh spring weddings, colorful crisp fall weddings, winter white weddings to lush summer weddings, the Smokeys will fill your heart with sentimental memory. The Smoky's wedding chapels are the perfect place for your wedding and the beginning of the rest of your life. Marriage license are required. Click for suggested Wedding songs.
To have your wedding ceremony at any of the historic structures such as the Primitive Baptist or Methodist Churches in Cades Cove, simply contact the Park's Ranger Activities Division (423-436-1266) to request an application for a permit.

Bryson City
Pigeon Forge, TN
Cherokee, NC
Cosby, TN Townsend, TN
Wears Valley


Pigeon Forge Wedding Chapel
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863865.908.3325

Marriage licenses for Tennessee
residents: $98.50
... for all other states: $38.50

A few things to remember before driving to one of The Sevier County Clerk's Locations:

Both the Bride and Groom Must be 18 years old. (Circumstances where one or both persons are under 18 (minors) may call our office for detailed rules under which marriage is allowed)
Both the Bride and Groom must have either a valid drivers license or birth certificate.
If you are not a citizen of the United States, please bring your valid passport.
Previously married persons must know the approximate date their divorce became official, or the approximate date of a spouse's death.
There are no waiting periods or blood tests
You may get married the same day as your license is issued
You may obtain your license up to 30 days before your wedding date. (Your License is only valid 30 days)
Both the Bride and Groom must be present to obtain a License.

Marriage License Locations & Hours

Gatlinburg Shilling Center
Reagan Drive Gatlinburg
Monday - Friday; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 11:30am
Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm
(865) 430-3404

Sevier County Courthouse
Court Ave. Sevierville
Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 11:00am
(865) 453-5502
Pigeon Forge City Hall
Pine Mountain Road
Saturdays only 9:00am to 4:00pm
(865) 908-6613

Wedding Songs

The Prelude
When quests start arriving at the ceremony location.

The prelude generally begins 20 to 30 minutes before the ceremony start time, and  often involves quite a few songs. Since the prelude sets the tone for the rest of the ceremony, it's a good idea to base your genre choice on the type of music you will be using later in the ceremony. Popular genre choices include Classical, Love Songs, Broadway, and Jazz, and these genres can be mixed together.

Suggested Wedding Songs

Air For The G String - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Destiny - Jim Brickman
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Isn't It Romantic - Glenn Miller
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - St. Louis Brass Quartet
My Best Friend - Tim McGraw
Wedding Song (There Is love) - Mary Mcgregor
We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
When I Fall In Love - Celine Dion & Clive Griffin

 The Processional
 When family, wedding party, and the bride walk down the aisle.

Suggested Wedding Songs

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) from "Lohengrin" - Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary in D - Clarke or Purcell)
Canon in D - Pachelbel
The Four Seasons - Handel
Water Music - Handel
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
I Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
In My Life - The Beatles
March From Lohengrin - Wagner

 The Ceremony
 When the bride and groom are married.

Suggested Wedding Songs 
My Endless Love - Luther Vandross
This Ring - Anthony W. Carter/T Carter Music

Unity Candle

Suggested Wedding Songs

Forever and Always - Shania Twain
Let It Be - The Beatles
Me and You - Kenny Chesney

The Recessional
Departure from the ceremony site.

Suggested Wedding Songs
From This Moment On - Shania Twain


Suggested Wedding Songs 
The first dance is reserved for the bride and groom.

Bridal Party Introduction Music

Suggested Wedding Songs 
All you need is love - The Beatles
At last - Etta James
Chapel of love - Dixie Cups
Twilight zone - 2 Unlimited
Under my thumb - Rolling Stones

Bride & Groom First Dance Wedding Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs
You're in my heart - Rod Stewart

Wedding Party Dance Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs
Friends - Michael Smith

Father Bride Dance Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
I Loved Her First – Heartland
My Girl – The Temptations
Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Gigi
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
You Were Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson

Country Wedding Music

Suggested Wedding Songs

Mother Son Wedding Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera

Mother Bride Wedding Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs
Wedding Songs for Step Parents

Suggested Wedding Songs
I’m Blessed to Call You Mother - Great song to step parents

Grandparents Wedding Dance Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs

Bouquet Toss Music
These songs should be played when bride throws her bouquet.

Suggested Wedding Songs

Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Hey Ladies - The Beastie Boys


Garter Toss Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs

American Woman - Lenny Kravitz

Bad Boys - Inner Circle
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
Foxy Lady - Jimmy Hendrix
Guys Do It All the Time - Mindy McCready
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hot in Here - Nelly
Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen

HotLegs -  Rod Stewart
Just A Giggalo - David Lee Roth
I'm A Slave For You - Britney Spears
Kiss - Prince
Legs - ZZ Top
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

Macho Man  - The Village People
Mission Impossible Theme -  Danny Elfman
Oh Yeah - Yello
The Stripper - Instrumental
U Can't Touch This - M.C. Hammer
Wild Thing - The Troggs
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker

Cake Cutting Songs

Suggested Wedding Songs

Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams
Cut The Cake - Average White Band
Happy Together - The Turtles
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
I Want Candy - Bow Wow
Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlan
Love & Marriage - Frank Sinatra
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
Recipe for Love - Harry Connick, Jr.
The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Known - Lauryn Hill
There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) - Eurythmics

Songs for Married Couples

Suggested Wedding Songs

Last Song

Wedding Songs 

Beautiful Day - U2 
Closing Time - Semisonic  
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys  
Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels  
Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis Presley
How Your Love Makes Me Feel -

Diamond Rio    
I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain  
If I Could - Regina Belle
(I've Had) the Time of My Life ­- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes   
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye  
More Today Then Yesterday - Spiral Staircase  
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor  
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra  
One More Time - Daft Punk  
Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble  
Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root  
Swept Away - Christopher Cross
Taking You Home - Don Henley
That's What Friends Are For - Various artists  
The Time Warp - The Groovie Ghoulies  
This Is The Time - Billy Joel  
Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo
We Are Family - Sister Sledge


Country Wedding Music Favorites

Suggested Wedding Songs