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A Smoky Mountain wedding is one to remember. Everything is at your fingertips for small or large weddings -- luxury honeymoon suites, romantic cabins with Jacuzzi and awesome views, beautiful wedding chapels, restaurants with private dining rooms, in-cabin weddings, florists, caterers, limousine service, and many unique places for a beautiful wedding ceremony.
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Getting married in Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
Persons planning to be married in the park need to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP). A $50 nonrefundable application fee will be charged for wedding permits and all other special event-type permits. No other charges will be incurred for weddings that follow standard procedures and conditions, i.e., criteria that includes maximum number of people, cars, designated areas. Other types of permits, including weddings that vary from the standard procedures, will also be charged a $150 permit fee (for a total of $200) if the application is approved for a permit. The new fees are intended to comply with Congressional direction and NPS policy with regard to recovering costs associated the special park use activities. The fees charged for the SUPs and CUAs go towards administering and managing the permit process and activities. First Amendment activities require a Special Use Permit but are except from fees.
For more information and to obtain an application package, contact the permit office at 865-436-1266.
You must be at least 18 years of age. Each party must present either a Valid Driver's License or a Certified Birth Certificate, or a Valid Passport. If your Driver's License does not list your social security number, bring your social security card with you to the Courthouse.
Once you apply or your Tennessee marriage license, the license application is good for a period of 30 days. If you are not married within the 30 day period, it will be necessary for you to re-apply for the marriage license. Since there is no waiting period, you can apply for your Tennessee marriage license and be married the same day.
If you have been divorced and taken back your Maiden Name and your current driver's license does not reflect your Maiden Name, it will be necessary for you to bring your Divorce Decree indicating the name change when you apply for your Tennessee marriage license.
The Cost for your Tennessee Marriage License (Cash Only)
Out of State Residents: The cost of a Tennessee marriage license in Sevier County, Tennessee for out of state residents is $45.00. If an out of state resident applies at any other courthouse in Tennessee, the cost is $105.00. You must pay in cash only.
Tennessee Residents: ($45.00 - $105.00) The cost of a marriage license for Tennessee residents is $45.00 if you complete a 4-hour marital counseling class held by a qualified counselor or minister and present a certificate of completion upon application of your marriage license. If you do not complete the counseling course the cost is $105.00. Check with your local Courthouse for specific information about the counseling course offered.
Sevier County Locations and Hours
Sevier County Courthouse
Pigeon Forge City Hall
*License fee and requirements are subject to change without notice.