Weddings in Pigeon Forge and Surrounding Areas
Online Marriage License Applications
Online Wedding License Center
Fill out a marriage license pre-application online within 30 days of your planned nuptials in Sevier County (which includes Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Pittman Center) and then pick up your completed license when you and your future spouse arrive in town. Holiday Hours are subject to change, please call ahead.
Marriage License - General Information
Both parties must be present to obtain the marriage license from the County Clerk's Marriage License Centers (see below). There is no waiting period and an appointment is not necessary to obtain the license. Certain items are required (see Requirements below). A blood test is not required and applicants need not be residents of Sevier County to wed there.
Couples may also bring a valid Tennessee marriage license from anywhere in the state of Tennessee, but remember that the license is only valid for 30 days after issue. If applicants are under the age of 18, both parents or legal guardians must sign the marriage certificate.
NOTE: The license costs $36 and may be used anywhere in the state of Tennessee. The County Clerk will only take cash in the exact amount.
Marriage License Locations and Hours
Sevier County Court House
125 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sevier County Clerk Pigeon Forge
(Located behind City Hall)
300 Pine Mountain Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sevier County Clerk Gatlinburg
405 Regan Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Monday & Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – Noon
Marriage License Requirements
Marriage License Requirements Over 18 (Both participants)
1. Must know Social Security Number
2. Must have one of the following: Valid Drivers License, State Issued ID, Military ID, Valid Passport, Certified Birth Certificate (NO COPIES)
3. Previously married party must know the date the divorce was final or date of death
Under 18 (Either participant)
- • Must contact office for requirements
1. Both parties must be present for the issuance of the marriage license
2. Marriage licenses are only valid for 30 days after date of purchase
3. License can be used same day as applied for
4. Cash only and correct change is appreciated For further information please contact the Sevier County Court House. Please see hours listed above.
Wedding Ceremonies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
If you want to have your wedding ceremony in the Park itself, that's easy to do. To have your ceremony at any of the historic structures such as the Primitive Baptist or Methodist Churches in Cades Cove, simply contact the Park's Ranger Activities Division (423-436-1266) to request an application for a permit. There are a few simple guidelines you need to keep in mind, however. Because the historic structures in the Park are of wood, no candles or lamps are allowed. In addition, parking is very limited (6 parking spots at the Baptist Church, for example). An application to marry in Cades Cove must be submitted to the Cades Cove Center.
If you want to marry anywhere else in the Park (on a mountain top, for example), a permit is required if you have more than 20 people in your party. Finally, you must understand that even if you have a permit for a ceremony in the Park, you don't have a reservation in the sense that persons outside your party (tourists) are excluded--they have unfettered access to the premises. Most are courteous enough, though, to keep their distance.