Have your Wedding at Elk Springs Resort
People who chose a destination wedding are often looking for something different, something unique and memorable that honors their commitment and enhance the setting and celebration of their love.
Often destination weddings tend to be smaller more intimate affairs, where closer family and friends travel long distances to stand and watch as their loved ones take their vows.
Instead of the massive church wedding and reception in a hometown, couples chose to commit their lives to one another in front of a select group of family and friends. If you fall in this category, consider hosting your wedding onsite at Elk Springs Resort.
For more intimate weddings, there is not a more picturesque location than Elk Springs Resort. In addition the sweeping scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains, Elk Springs Resort’s large luxury cabins that feature cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, large decks and spacious living areas provide unforgettable sites to say “I do.”
Elk Springs Resort has hosted over a hundred small weddings and will work with couples to plan an unforgettable celebration connecting them with an event planner, local vendors, tent rentals, photographers and more.
For couples that opt for a wedding off site at an area church or chapel, Elk Springs Resort is the perfect place to host a memorable wedding receptions. Many receptions have been hosted in the luxury cabins with an adjoining entertainment tent. Wedding reception guests not only have the benefit of a luxury cabin to lounge in, but they can enjoy the majestic beauty of the great outdoors with picturesque mountain vistas from cabin decks and more.
For larger weddings and receptions Elk Springs Resort also features a common area where weddings and receptions can be hosted. This area can be setup for catered functions, add on covered entertainment tents with live music, dancing and is capable of full meal service.
You can’t get hitched without a marriage license these days, and when planning a destination wedding this is one crucial component that you don’t want to forget. Luckily, since Sevier County hosts so many weddings, they have made getting a marriage license a simple process. Sevier County offers online features, such as the pre-application for a marriage license and a wedding archives dating back to the 1870s, found nowhere else in the United States.
For people that decide to get married in Gatlinburg or onsite at Elk Springs Resort, they can get a head start by filling out the pre-application for the Marriage license up to 30 days before the wedding. To begin filling out the pre-application for the marriage license click here: Sevier County Marriage License Information.
Requirements to receive a marriage license in Sevier County include:
- Both participants must be 18 years of age
- Present a valid driver’s license, or certified birth certificate
- Present a social security card
- If not a United States citizen, you must present a valid passport
- If either of you have been divorced or widowed, you will need to know the exact date that the divorce was final, or date of death. If the bride has had a name change in her divorce and has not had her name changed on her driver’s license, she will need to provide a certified copy of her divorce decree
- There is no blood test
- There is no waiting period
The fee for out-of-state residents is $38.50 cash, or the county will accept Visa or MasterCard with a small processing fee.
The fee for Tennessee residents is $98.50 cash. However, $60.00 of this fee will be waived if applicants complete a 4-hour premarital course and present a notarized certificate of completion. The certificate of completion for this premarital course must be obtained at the Sevier County Office. Find out more about the marriage license process and requirements.