The thought of destination weddings often conjures up exotic faraway places like Bali, Jamaica, and Hawaii. However, destination weddings in the Smoky Mountains, are really a thing and should be considered when planning your destination wedding. I mean, why not? Tennessee has some of the most beautiful mountains with miles of rolling hills and forestry. But that’s not all! Here are 5 reasons why I think you should consider having your destination in Pigeon Forge.
Reason #1 – Quick & Easy Travel to Your Destination Wedding
Local travel to East Tennessee is quick and easy for all US domestic flights and is convenient for guests from all states. This makes it easy for your family members to attend your wedding, and it’s a place they will actually want to visit. Most major and economy airlines provide services to the airport in Knoxville. The Knoxville airport is only a forty-minute drive East of Pigeon Forge. Furthermore, depending on where you are traveling from, you might be able to just drive to Pigeon Forge.
Reason #2 – Family Activities
Do you think you are old and have already had all the fun you would have as an adult? I did but let me let you in on a little secret. The Outdoor Gravity Park is the MOST FUN YOU WILL HAVE AS AN ADULT. When I went we actually fit four people in the zorb which is a big plastic big ball that has a hollowed out center that you sit in. You choose which one of four courses you want to go down (we did them all) they drop in just enough water for you to slip and slide inside the ball and then roll you down the hill. Once you start going you really don’t know what to expect but let me tell you, you will laugh all the way down the hill and you will talk about it for years. This one truly belongs on the ole bucket list!
For the less adventurous folks, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are very well known for their wealth of other safe family activities such as a slow hike in the mountains, shopping at the local craft market or outlets or even Zip Lining or horseback riding through the forest. You certainly will not run out of things to do in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and Pigeon Forge.
Reason #3 – Pigeon Forge Eatery
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg as very well known for their wealth of safe family activities. When you drive in to Pigeon Forge you will find an many restaurants, weather you want a fine dining experience or something fast, there is a place for you. A few of my personal favorites are The Local Goat, Calhouns, and The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill. There is never a shortage of your favorites eats as the area continues to grow. After you get your fill, don’t forget to top it off don’t forget to get a taste of some traditional Tennessee Moonshine. There are plenty of local distilleries that will offer you some amazing flavors.
Reason #4 – Pigeon Forge Entertainment
If you visit our events page you will find many of the local entertainment venues but of course it does not stop there. Here is some food for thought on what you can do while here:
- Dollywood Stampede
- Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge, TN
- Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show
- Country Tonight Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN
- The Comedy Barn
- Moonshine Murders Dinner and Show
Reason #5 – Where to Stay For Your Destination Wedding
Just stay safely in one venue at Moose Hollow Lodge. Everyone attending your wedding will love your choice of the Moose Hollow Lodge as it turns into an instant vacation for your guests! This is because our lodge is full of amazing amenities and recreational facilities, not to mention scenic views of the mountains! The lodge features two large bubbling hot tubs, two gas fireplaces, a game room with an arcade and a 22 seat movie theater! As if that wasn’t enough, remind your guests to pack their bathing suits because our lodge even offers a separate heated indoor swimming pool cabin!
Check out all of the information about weddings at the Moose Hollow Lodge today to plan your wedding ceremony at our wedding chapel in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon!