Planning a wedding reception in the hills of East Tennessee is nothing but pure delight! Consider a farm setting, luxury cabin, garden of lilies or reception hall as you plan your dream come true.

Tips for selecting your most perfect wedding reception include:

IMG_6777_200Location: Decide a direction or theme. This is where you should meet with your partner to find out about what it is that you are looking for. Describe the overall vision of your perfect event and discuss how you will be able to achieve that vision.

Visit Reception Locations: Although phone calls and websites are great for determining rates and capabilities of certain locations, there is nothing like a personal visit to possible locations. Determine what may be convenient for your guests while still achieving your dreams as a celebration location. Many venues book up to one year in advance so it is not too early to begin this discussion!

Determine and Contract Location/Site Appointment: By going out to the actual reception site, you will be able to insure a smooth and trouble free setup for your event. If you are working with a separate caterer and location, communication is everything as you decide on your menu and times and final details. Once your initial planning is set in motion, be sure to contact the venue 4-6 weeks in advance to confirm all you have decided upon.

Agenda Preparation: Approximately two weeks before your special event, take the time to confer with your caterer and location director to see that all details are in place.

Music Research: If you are planning to use live entertainment, it is recommended that you contract six months in advance. If you are providing CDs, be sure to confirm with your venue that they have a sound system for your special occasion.

Wedding Details Don’t Have To Be Stressful

Friendly Falls Food & Stuff – Well worth the stop and a fantastic meeting place in the Smokies. Stay for a moment or stay for the afternoon! Get your souvenir photo taken or have lunch. Waterfall weddings are just one of the many special things that happen at Friendly Falls. Live entertainment, local retail items and more!


Let Chef Tony and his professional staff create stress free catering and wedding cake for your special day! Simply tour (be prepared to be tantalized), select your favorite catering package, and then relax! Chef Tony takes pride in the taste and appearance of everything leaving his kitchen, using only the freshest of ingredients and preparing foods; not frozen. If you want the most dependable and best wedding food/wedding cake in East Tennessee, contact Chef Tony!

The Best Italian – Now two locations in downtown Gatlinburg serving your favorite
pizzas, spaghetti, seafood medley,fettucini alfredo, ravioli, eggplant parmigiana
and the list goes on.

Alamo Steak House – The Alamo Steak House serves Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Great Smoky Mountain area with an excellent menu including steaks, salads, and and a full service saloon.
Hwy 321/E. Pkwy Gatlinburg,  TN  37738
TOLL FREE: 800-992-9780

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que – Locations in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg will satisfy your hunger wherever you are! With ribs, steak, and chicken, an extensive salad bar, and an in-season Good Morning! breakfast bar, there is something here for everyone. Dine-in, take-out, child’s menu, and catering services available from the award-winning taste of Bennett’s.
714 River Road, Gatlinburg,  TN  37738
2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
TOLL FREE: 800-992-9780