Smoky Mountain Wedding Venue in Townsend TN

Congratulations on your big day! We’d love to help you plan your Smoky Mountain wedding or vow renewals at Dancing Bear’s events venue in Townsend TN. You can enjoy a true rustic country wedding experience that everyone will be talking about.

Why have a wedding day when you can have a wedding weekend? You can rent out our entire estate and pamper your friends and family who drive in for this special occasion with their very own rustic comfort cabins! The Groom and his guys can enjoy playing golf nearby at Laurel Valley while the Bride and her girls do some outlet shopping in Pigeon Forge just down the road. Everyone can enjoy the beautiful surroundings & each other’s company by taking a hike, going for a bike ride, or visiting Cades Cove! After exchanging vows on our Event Lawn and celebrating with a reception in our Farm-to-Table Restaurant, the happy couple can honeymoon in their rustic comfort cabin with their Newlywed Gift Basket. It will be an experience you’ll never forget at our Townsend TN wedding venue!

Our majestic new pavilion is a must for picture-taking. Enjoy a delicious rehearsal dinner and reception in our new restaurant. Dance the night away on a patio or grand hall area while your guests enjoy cocktails and favors.

We also have wedding packages (for the “one-stop shopping” bride and groom) that include professional photography with digital images, ceremony by Smoky Mountain Marriages, flowers by The Flower Shop of Maryville, and wedding cakes by Art of Cakes.

The first step is to contact Christi Silliman in our business office with your information at 1-800-369-0111 extension 3, or fill out the online form, so we can check whether your wedding date is available. Some dates are booked a year or more in advance, so don’t wait. We sincerely hope that we can host you and your loved ones on what is sure to be a very beautiful and special occasion.

  • We worked with Christi and her team for nearly

    “We worked with Christi and her team for nearly a year on planning our wedding. Everyone was patient and responsive as we changed our wedding itinerary and budget countless times. The venue was beautiful, the food was great, and Christi made sure everything happened on time. What really sold us on the Dancing Bear was their customer service, their genuine desire to give us exactly the wedding we dreamed of. They promised and they delivered! We could not be happier.”

    – Alexandra on Wedding Wire
    07/20/2017
    Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Travel

  • Jayden has been SO helpful! My fiancé

    “Jayden has been SO helpful! My fiancé and I have been so relaxed with the planning because of how helpful she’s been!”

    – Alexis on Wedding Wire
    08/15/2016
    Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue

  • My Brother and Sister-in-law's...

    “My Brother and Sister-in-law’s wedding (was) a cherished memory to all who attended. It was absolutely breathtaking! Your property, the venue, the wedding planner, the staff, the impeccable food and incredible suggestions made this day magical!”

    – Facebook Review

  • Wedding of my daughter’s dreams

    “Wedding of my daughter’s dreams. Staff was amazing. Food delicious. Christi Silliman is now a part of our family!! Venue, food and accommodations were exactly what we were looking for.”

    – Kelsey on Wedding Wire
    11/10/2017
    Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Travel

  • We were very pleased with the

    “We were very pleased with the staff, presentation, and facility. All of the guests seem to really enjoy the food and the experience. We did not have any regrets or dislikes. Well done!”

    – Jennifer
    May 8, 2018

  • I had a small engagement party at Dancing Bear in September 2015. The food

    “I had a small engagement party at Dancing Bear in September 2015. The food is excellent and the service was great. The staff went above and beyond to make the evening special. In fact, I decided to have my wedding ceremony and reception at Dancing Bear because of how great the engagement dinner was. We will be getting married at this venue in October. The location has all the charm of the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee with such elegance and sophistication. Planning with the team there has been great, and I can rest easy knowing our wedding with be great.”

    – Katelea on Wedding Wire
    07/11/2016
    Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue

  • One of the best venues

    “One of the best venues and restaurants in East TN. Our hats off to the entire staff for making our wedding reception the very best. Thank you for going above and beyond for us, our friends and family. Incredible food and service.”

    – Facebook Review

  • Visit the website. Speak with the event coordinator. GO AND VISIT THE PHYSICAL

    “Visit the website. Speak with the event coordinator. GO AND VISIT THE PHYSICAL LOCATION! The setting is beautiful, the food is fabulous, and the staff is wonderful to work with. They all went above and beyond to work with the outside vendors my daughter chose and to meet all our unique needs. Guest accommodations on site are comfortable and provide easy access to the event site. We highly recommend Dancing Bear Lodge. The amount we spent included use of the venue all day into the late evening, sit down meal including s’mores at the fire pit in the evening, two cabins for three nights and four cabins for two nights.”

    – Wedding Wire Review
    02/17/2017
    Services Used: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Favors & Gifts, Unique Services

  • The setting is perfect and the attention

    “The setting is perfect and the attention you receive from Amie, Christie, Christine, and Lillian made me feel like royalty. Most people stress over their weddings but not me…I am thrilled to be getting married here because they make it SO easy!”

    – Jeanie
    March 10, 2018

  • Excellent food, service, decorations

    “Excellent food, service, decorations, and drinks. Superior hospitality.”

    – Elisabeth
    March 9, 2018

  • My wedding party and family arrived at The Dancing Bear venue on

    “My wedding party and family arrived at The Dancing Bear venue on April 7th – 10th 2016. We had rented the whole property to accommodate everyone. In the beginning of planning Christi was very helpful steering my husband and I in the direction of a wonderful pastor, florist/decorations, DJ and wedding cake. Despite some slow moving communication at the start they really stepped up by the time we arrived. Once we arrived everyone was on there feet and willing to help my self or the entire group with anything needed. Chef Shelley prepared a rehearsal dinner, reception dinner and a fairwell breakfast. The food was so amazing! The wedding itself was so magical. There was unseasonably cold weather they did everything they could to keep it outside. They provided extra heaters and blankets for grandparents. If something went wrong I never knew about it. Nick and Christi had all areas covered and it was more than I could’ve ever imagined. The facility and employees are amazing and over do it with kindness and attention. I would recommend to anyone and we plan on visiting on future anniversaries.”

    – Kacey on Wedding Wire
    04/14/2017
    Services Used: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Wedding Planning

  • My daughter held her wedding...

    “My daughter held her wedding here. From the beautiful setting to the accommodating staff it was a perfect weekend! We are so impressed with how easy the planning was and the outcome of the wedding as a whole. Jaden, Chrissy and Colleen really were magnificent in every way.”

    – Trip Advisor Review

  • This is absolutely one of our favorite places to

    “This is absolutely one of our favorite places to go in the Eastern Tennessee area! Great food, great atmosphere and a beautiful location to get married at!”

    – Wedding Wire Review
    12/04/2016
    Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue

  • Words cannot express how much we LOVE Dancing Bear! While visiting

    “Words cannot express how much we LOVE Dancing Bear! While visiting for a venue tour for our wedding we realized we had discovered the diamond of the smoky mountains! We have stayed and worked for a lot of luxury resorts so it was greatly appreciated to see that customer service and attention to detail was reflected here at Dancing Bear! The entire staff is friendly and makes you feel like you are never without! Our stay would not have been complete without visiting with Christi Silliman, Director of
    Sales! She is the reason we feel like Dancing Bear was the only place for our wedding and we knew with her by our side it was going to be flawless! Dancing Bear is perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, and destination wedding. We cannot wait to return and have already booked our next visit!”

    – Courtney on Wedding Wire
    07/07/2016
    Services Used: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Ceremony Music,
    Event Rentals & Photobooths, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Officiant, Photography,
    Rehearsal Dinner Location, Wedding Planning