Elope to the Smoky Mountains

The word elopement conjures up images of “running away” and having a secret ceremony with only the bride, groom, a minister, and witness in attendance.  It is often a last-minute decision, sometimes based on vacation plans and work schedules. During this time of pandemic, couples are choosing to elope somewhere to have the opportunity for amazing photographs, and then return home to have a reception with family and guests. We have had couples from Denmark, Canada, California, New Yok and Hawaii visit the Smoky Mountains with the intention of getting married while in the area.

The smaller ceremonies listed as follows have been designed for elopement types of weddings. We are not a wedding chapel but we have several ceremony sites from which to choose. Saturdays are for our larger events which require more time and usually have more than thirty guests. Our elopement ceremonies can be booked for weekdays or weeknight afternoons during peak season. However, if you have a last-minute decision to have a wedding in our area, give us a call at 865.803.7075 or email at sampsonshollow@aol.com to check to see if we have availability for a Friday afternoon or Saturday. 

The following holidays (regardless of the day that the holiday falls on) will be priced as a peak day: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day weekend and the Saturday following Thanksgiving; Closed on the following holidays– Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Please click on the links above to view our various elopement options — Lavender, Dragonfly, Holly Berry, and Wildflower Dreams. The description in each listing will provide details and pricing.  For more information and to make a booking, please contact Lesley at 865.803.7075.