Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on August 30, 2022
Summer has traditionally been the biggest season for weddings. But although only a couple of weeks remain in this summer, any time of year can be a great time to get married when you're in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The Smokies are known as the Wedding Capitol of the South, thanks to an abundance of wedding chapels and vendors, not to mention being one heckuva scenic location for a romantic honeymoon.
These days, you can really make an event out of a destination wedding in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville, TN. Even before the ceremony itself and the ensuing honeymoon, the bride to be and her posse can create fun memories starting with a bachelorette party in the mountains. This week, we've got a bunch of ideas to spark your imagination and help you plan an unforgettable event you'll never forget.
Let's start with lodging. Although there are tons of great hotel and motel properties in the Smokies, renting a big cabin in the mountains is a no-brainer. You'll find a wide variety of property-management and real estate companies that have inventories of literally hundreds of different overnight rentals. It's pretty easy to find a cabin that can accommodate six or more guests, which is close to the typical-size bridal party. You can even find cabins with enough sleeping areas that everyone can have her own bedroom or space.
Also, rental cabins tend to be in secluded mountain areas, so not only is there lots of gorgeous mountain scenery for everyone to enjoy, the whole gang can party out loud without worry about disturbing nearby neighbors. (Of course, you'll want to avoid cranking your music full-blast. It's always a good idea to be courteous to surrounding renters.) Rental cabins also usually come with full kitchens, but in the case of a bachelorette party, it's likely that your guests won't be using it for cooking as much as they will storage of snacks and beverages. And then there are amenities like fireplaces, hot tubs and game rooms that can add lots of fun options for any kind of gathering.
Beyond accommodations, there are lots of alternatives when it comes to hitting the town and enjoying all that the Smokies have to offer.
There are so many places for a group of ladies to go in the Smokies, we can only touch on a few ideas. Maybe everyone could make a day of it at Dollywood theme park or visit a major attraction like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies or the Titanic Museum Attraction. Escape rooms are a great way for the group to work together as a team and solve puzzles before time runs out. And now bachelorette scavenger hunts are a thing. Depending on the vendor, your adventure might include a sightseeing tour, games, challenges, photo opportunities and more. And of course, you could also come see us at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. Our Pigeon Forge attraction is the ideal way for a bachelorette and her besties to challenge themselves and have a blast in the process.
Nightlife is a key component of any bachelorette party, and when you're in the Smokies, live music is an integral part of the equation. Venues like Ole Red in downtown Gatlinburg, The Listening Room Cafe in Pigeon Forge and Crystelle Creek Restaurant in Gatlinburg are all known for showcasing some of the best up-and-coming musical talent in the region.
And don't forget that the Smokies are home to dozens and dozens of restaurants, representing almost any type of cuisine imaginable. There's something for all tastes and all budgets, from casual noshing to fine dining.
Getting married is a pretty big deal, and the day or two before the big event can be stressful, even in the best of situations. So why not release some of that stress with a group spa treatment at a day spa or resort in the Smokies area? Relax with a massage, a facial treatment, some hot stone therapy or even a basic mani-pedi to help banish any anxiety or tension.