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Awe-Inspiring Space For Your Smoky Mountain Wedding

Our gorgeous Smoky Mountain outdoor wedding venue is the ideal setting for a wedding brimming with rustic charm.

Our majestic gazebo and lawn seats up to up to 200 guests for a distinctive outdoor ceremony. The entrance gate is a gabled structure that welcomes guests to the lawn, while the 24-foot wide gazebo provides a breathtaking backdrop where you can exchange vows surrounded by family and friends.

The gazebo is also available to reserve for a one-of-a-kind private dining experiences, engagements, yard games, picnics, and more.

“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