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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides an ideal scene for brides with a natural and organic style. The park itself also is a great location for outdoor elopements and engagement sessions.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park Wedding Photography

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park can serve as a great location for your wedding celebration depending on your style and theme. When it comes to wedding planning, in particular, the national park offers a variety of approved photo locations for you to host your wedding celebration, these locations include:


  • Appalachian Clubhouse
  • Cades Cove Wildlife Overlook
  • Cataract Falls
  • Chimneys Picnic Area
  • Clingmans Dome Parking Area
  • Collins Creek Picnic Pavillion
  • Cosby Picnic Pavillion
  • Deep Creek Picnic Pavillion
  • Foothills Parkway East Overlook #1
  • Foothills Parkway East Overlook #2
  • Foothills Parkway East Overlook #3
  • Foothills Parkway East Overlook #4
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #1
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #02
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #03
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #04
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #4.5
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #5
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #6
  • Foothills Parkway West Overlook #7
  • Gatlinburg Bypass Park Entrance Sign Parking
  • Gatlinburg Overlook Parking Area #1
  • Gatlinburg Overlook Parking Area #2
  • Greenbrier #1
  • Greenbrier #2
  • Greenbrier Picnic Pavillion
  • Heintooga Overlook
  • Lakeview Drive
  • LeQuire Cemetary
  • Maloney Point
  • Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
  • Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavillion
  • Methodist Church
  • Millsap
  • Mingus Mill
  • Missionary Baptist Church
  • Newfound Gap Parking Area
  • Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
  • Ocanaluftee Overlook
  • Palmer Chapel
  • Primitive Baptist Church
  • Rock Wall Curve
  • Smokemont Church
  • Spence Cabin
  • Twin Creeks Picnic Pavillion

Wedding Photography At The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wedding photography in The Smoky Mountains National Park does require a photo permit, as such, couples are recommended to check with their wedding photography about this permit. We do not advise photographing within the territory of the park without a CUA (Commercial Use Authorization) and park rangers will request a permit of you are spotted. By acquiring a photo permit, you can save yourself the hassle of possibly having to reschedule a photo session or being asked to leave.

Considerations when photographing in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are several considerations that must be accounted for when planning a Great Smoky Mountain Wedding.


Traffic

During the weekends, traffic will certainly delay you, especially during the busiest times of the year. When planning a photo session, ensure to take into consideration slow traffic.

Tourists

As the number 1 most visited National Park in the United States, you are bound to encounter plenty of tourists, so when planning your wedding, make sure to do your research.

Wildlife

Encountering wildlife is very inevitable. As most Smoky Mountain Wedding Photographers know, when there is wildlife present, everything comes to a standstill.

Road closures

Road closures can happen at a moment’s notice, so be sure to check the national Parks Website for more information regarding road closures and alerts.


Sunset times

When it comes to your wedding photography, sunset happens faster behind the mountains and in valleys. So if you are planning for sunset photos, we recommend planning for an earlier time than the actual sunset time.


Weather

Before your wedding, properly check the weather for potential rain, storms or inclement weather.


Directions

There is no cellular reception in the park, so it is best to make sure that all of your wedding guests know the directions 100%.


Unique Nearby Photo Locations

Unique photo locations include Cades Cove, Elkmont, Spence Cabin, Clingmans Dome, Andrews Bald, Chimney Tops Trail, Appalachian Trail, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cataloochee Valley, Laurel Falls, Mount Leconte and Max Patch.


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wedding Photographers

If you are looking for Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wedding Photographers to document your wedding, we recommend attending a local bridal show such as the Knoxville Pink Bride and searching online.

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Knoxville Wedding Photographer 8373 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 234-2580