Smoky Mountain Weddings

Host Your Special Day at our Beautiful Smoky Mountain Wedding Venue in Townsend, TN

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro welcome you to explore our rustic, spacious estate here in the heart of the idyllic Great Smoky Mountains. Our spaces can be arranged to accommodate a variety of seating and service options to personalize your event, whether you’re planning a small, intimate elopement or a grand event.



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“I can’t even being to describe how magical The Dancing Bear Lodge is and how truly special they made me feel on my wedding day! I worked with Amie from the very beginning. I got engaged in January 1st, contacted the Dancing Bear on the 3rd and booked on the 8th. Amie answered all my emails and text messages. She arranged for a food tasting that we traveled from Central Florida for. Anna joined our team over summer when I was having a floral heart attack and she made the whole situation better. The week we arrived both ladies had everything under control . Every guest raved about the property and Chef’s food! It was the best experience of our lives! We couldn’t have picked a better location or team! We love everything about Dancing Bear. We can’t wait to return for our 1 year anniversary.”

- Kahlin, on Wedding Wire

“Dancing Bear went above and beyond for us each step of the way! They were always willing to meet and answer any questions we had. The venue was perfect for our wedding with 30 guests. The food, including wedding cake, was beyond amazing! We, as well as many of our guests, stayed at the cabins on the property and had wonderful experiences! The main reason I like Dancing Bear was how easy they made planning. They had great recommendations for other vendors, such as photographer and flowers, and offered great ideas for how things for look for both the ceremony and reception. I highly recommend this Dancing Bear for anyone wanting to get married on the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies!”

- Kelcey, on Wedding Wire

“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

“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.”

- Julie, on Wedding Wire

Smoky Mountain Memories

Our 38-acre property, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, offers a scenic backdrop for photographs on your special day.

Enjoying your wedding celebration on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies means having every amenity at your fingertips. From rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions to intimate elopements or grand ceremonies, each location at Dancing Bear allows every detail of your dream day to take life. With renowned offerings from The Appalachian Bistro and expertly crafted beverages from Bar at the Bear, our culinary team is prepared to wine and dine you through a wedding weekend retreat, while you enjoy a rejuvenating reprieve from the sometimes stressful preparations.

Our team of coordinators offers valuable insight into wedding preparations. Choose from one of our wedding packages or we can help you create your own custom wedding. We’re here to help with all your wedding needs.

If you would like a tour of the property to experience all that Dancing Bear has to offer, our wedding team is available seven days a week by appointment. Thank you for considering Dancing Bear Lodge as a backdrop for your most special day.


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