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Weddings at Dancing Bear

Let us help you transform your wedding day vision into an unforgettable reality!

Experience rustic Smoky Mountain elegance with a foodie twist at the award-winning Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro, boasting lush forest, exceptional cuisine and unparalleled quality.

Weddings at Dancing Bear Lodge are unique, leaving a lasting impression
on you and each and every guest, nurturing Smoky Mountain memories that last a Lifetime.


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Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro can be yours for the evening, day, or the entire weekend – the options are endless, and our wedding professionals are available to help you plan your wedding adventure.

From intimate elopements to elaborate wedding weekends filled with Smoky Mountain adventure, our spaces can be arranged to accommodate a variety of seating and service options to personalize your big day. Let us handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure ahead.

Our Venues

The Landing

– Open Air Pavilion
– Seats Up to 75 for Dining
– Seats Up to 125 for a Ceremony

The Event Center

– Private Room Attached to the Bistro
– Seats Up to 60 for Dining
– Seats Up to 80 for a Ceremony

The Event Lawn & Gazebo

– Outdoor Ceremony Space
– Seats Up to 200
– Features a Gabled Entrance and Gazebo

The Main Dining Room & Bar

– Seats Up to 70
– Features a Seasonal Wood Burning Fireplace

The Covered Patio

The Covered Patio
– Seats Up to 20
– Ideal for Intimate Occasions
– Features Large Windows & Open Air Atmosphere

“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