Weddings/Event Venues

Host an Unforgettable Wedding or Special Event in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee provide a stunning backdrop for a destination wedding, elopement, family reunion, corporate retreat, or other special event. Treat your guests to memories that will last a lifetime, while enjoying the stunning natural splendor of the Smokies.

The following event venues are members of the Townsend-Walland Business Alliance, and they are dedicated to making your event in the Smoky Mountains amazing.

The Richmont Inn

In keeping with our small, intimate, and romantic atmosphere, we offer our wedding chapel, “The Chapel in the Woods,” as well as wedding services for small groups. Very private, unique and memorable; Our charming out door covered Chapel-in the-woods (a rustic open-air gazebo) is best suited for about 12 to 16 people and within easy walking distance from the Inn. You may choose your minister, bring your wedding cake or we can provide full wedding services for you and your group. Our Cove Café & Wine Bar and the luxurious Chalet Great Room and suites are available for your reception. Make it memorable with a Smoky Mountain Wedding!

865-448-6751 | Toll free: 866-267-7086

220 Winterberry Lane Townsend, TN 37882

Kathy Smith Photography, LLC

Kathy Smith Photography, LLC, is located in Townsend with the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains all around. Whether your wedding is a quiet, simple one or one with several hundred guests, I can work with you to provide the best photography coverage to capture your day. My husband, Tyson, and I photograph weddings together so we are able to capture sweet moments that might otherwise go undocumented with just one photographer. Having memories in print that you can pass down to generations to come is priceless. Online viewing of your images, as well as online ordering, is offered for all wedding collections. I look forward to speaking with you about your photography needs!

Kathy and Tyson are both certified professional photographers (CPP) through Professional Photographers of America (PPA), with Tyson being a Master and Craftsman Photographer.

Barn Event Center of the Smokies

Nestled on the peaceful side of the majestic Smoky Mountains, The Barn Event Center of the Smokies offers an elegant, rustic atmosphere for Weddings and Events. The Cantilever Barn combines the nostalgia of East Tennessee heritage with state of the art amenities. The full-service venue allows our guest to customize every aspect of their event. Our award winning gardens are a beautiful seasonal backdrop for outdoor ceremonies. Accommodations are available year-round. Please call to schedule a tour with one of our experienced consultants.

Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park

Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park is a private wedding & event venue nestled on seven acres on the Peaceful Side of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Townsend, yet you will feel like you are miles away on a private oasis.  We offer excellent mountain views, lush gardens, rolling green meadows, large covered pavilion, reflecting pond, as well as indoor event and preparation facilities. Our Facility Coordinator will assist you in planning the perfect wedding, family reunion, corporate event, or social gathering of any kind. You may choose your own vendors or select from our approved list of service providers.

Little River Yoga

Little River Yoga is a small Yoga studio nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. At Little River Yoga we offer Vinyasa & Power Flow classes, Beginner Yoga, & Pilates. Locals can take advantage of our Community based Drop-in rates or purchase one of our various Class Packages. We also offer vacation Packages for folks visiting from out of town. Private and Semi Private Lessons are available by appointment and are an excellent option for Brides who need a little relaxation before the BIG DAY! Please find us on Facebook to stay up to date on our current schedule and pricing.

Gracehill Bed and Breakfast

Consider, a year of planning & rubbery chicken for 200 at home, or one phone call & a romantic elopement at Gracehill Bed and Breakfast! Picture the two of you on our top veranda, or the rose garden, a waterfall patio, or a domed ceiling & roaring fire. We’re the highest home in the county w/a 360-degree view & border the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We’ve won three years in a row “Best Scenic View From a B&B in the U.S.”, Inn Traveler Magazine & 23 other awards. We specialize in elopements, & each is tailor-made, private, & elegant w/the Park as your backdrop. So pack a bag & run to us, rates & packages can be found on our website. Service with Black Tie Class, Blue Jean Comfort!

Wi-Fi Available

Dancing Bear Lodge

Located on the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains, Dancing Bear is your venue for weddings, family reunions, cooperate retreats, or just getting away from it all. With our new restaurant, event space and event lawn opening July 2015, Dancing Bear will offer tailor made service for your wedding day, special event or corporate meeting. Whether you’re a group of 10 or 100, summer, fall, winter or spring, Dancing Bear is a year round facility catering to your specific event. Contact our event consultant, Christi Silliman for more information.

Wi-Fi Available

Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center

Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center offers excellent meeting space for small to medium size groups. Highland Manor Inn (HMI) has been host to many churches for women’s, men’s, Choirs, Deacons, and Sunday School class retreats. The Octagonal rotunda Conference Center is perfect for corporate meetings, training sessions, and seminars. Imagine being able to enjoy your work and then relax in our peaceful, quiet hilltop setting. HMI Staff invites you to plan your next event, family reunion, car show, quilt show or even a wedding in Townsend at the Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center. Located 2 miles from the National Park. Call 800-213-9462 for information and to reserve your space.

Wi-Fi Available

Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel

The Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel offers weddings as simple as saying
“I Do” and as extravagant as you wish! We have been a full service chapel for 20 years and pride ourselves in quality. Our recently completed outdoor venue is beautiful. Top off your wedding with a horse and buggy ride to the reception!

The Lily Barn

The Lily Barn is a 100 acre farm that offers native plants, water plants and lilies. It also serves as a rustic wedding venue complete with an original cantilever barn. The Lily Barn boasts a 3 acre perennial garden for beautiful wedding pictures, 2 ponds, a gazebo and an open air pavilion that overlooks the grounds. We offer every aspect of wedding and event planning and have a full service florist.