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Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings

Gatlinburg , TN
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LOCATION

3724 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN US 37738 (map)

PHONE

800-771-1207

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ABOUT US

Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings is Gatlinburg Tennessee's premier wedding & honeymoon location. Our award winning 130 acre mountain top resort is sought after for its breathtaking views,... Read more
Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings is Gatlinburg Tennessee's premier wedding & honeymoon location. Our award winning 130 acre mountain top resort is sought after for its breathtaking views, ceremony locations and unique reception pavilions overlooking the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We have professional wedding planners, photographers, floral design, catering, cakes, DJs and much more. Our rustic log Chapel by the Stream just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg offers romantic, intimate ceremonies with up to 25 guests.
We offer custom and all inclusive Wedding and Reception packages that will make your dream wedding stress free! We can provide everything you need. If you can dream it, we can make it possible! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1993
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Eclectic, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
100
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
10
Number of suites
10
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
33
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Rhonda
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
The idea of getting married in a different state was exciting and something my husband and I thought would be very personal, unique, and memorable. But I instantly grew anxious when I considered all the planning and the difficulty thereof. Contacting Almost Heaven Resort and Weddings was a true blessing. The ladies in charge were welcoming, informative, honest and so very accommodating to all our wedding needs and desires every step of the way. The wedding venue was breathtaking, and never did the ceremony feel impersonal or rushed. These ladies even helped fix a problematic brideamaid's dress! Their suggested catering service for our reception meal was excellent as well- delicious food and polite service. To say the least, they went above and beyond our expectations to make our wedding stress-free and simply perfect! I would highly recommend Almost Heaven Resort and Weddings to anyone wanting an enjoyable, stress-free destination wedding experience.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anna
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not begin to say how amazing Almost Heaven is. My wedding was absolutely stunning, it was everything I had ever dreamed of. Cindi and Suzette of Almost Heaven are incredible - they helped me pick out the right bouquets, music, and cake, they even helped me get into my dress! (which was quite a task!) They took such amazing care of my husband and I on our very special day, and made us feel completely comfortable and at ease through out the entire day. I highly recommend them!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kim
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
It was gorgeous! They took great care of us on our special day.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Christan
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Almost Heaven to anyone!!! They were wonderful!!! They were so understanding and caring!! The staff took care of everything!!! Cindy did a beautiful wedding service!!! I couldn't have ask for anything more perfect!!
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Tinnin
Wedding:
11/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for more! They were awesome! I was a little worried to use them because I live in MS and they are in TN. But they were always there for me when I called. Every email I sent was answered promptly and was helpful. The day of the wedding was kinda crazy and the weather looked like it was going to ruin my day but Betsy talked me through it and assured me that she would do everything in he power to make it a great day. That is the great thing about this place, the have 3 venues and they can move the ceremony if needed, due to weather. But my husband and I were only wanting to have it at the sky location. So she made it happen. Some how, I even got lost on the way up to the venue and she got in her car and came to the rescue :) The weather held off until after the ceremony and pictures, thank goodness! And the ceremony was beautiful! It was perfect! Betsy and her team were great! The pictures were amazing! I was a truly happy bride! Thanks to all that helped make our day so memorable! Wouldn't have changed a thing!!!
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
They were amazing! Cindy and Besty made my wedding so easy and flowed very well. If you want a wedding that has wedding coordinators that truly care about you and want you wedding to be YOUR perfect wedding then come here! We did everything online and I had some freak out moments about never going to the place it self, but Cindy and Betsy put me at ease. They were very quick to respond to any questions I had and really cared about my concerns. Now let's talk about the scencary, it was spectacular! On top of the mountains, you can't get any prettier! I had the most amazing wedding! The photos were great, my stress was to the min, and it was the wedding we wanted! I strongly suggest using Almost heaven!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Almost Heaven while searching the internet for venues in the Gatlinburg area. I had contacted a couple of other places prior to Almost Heaven but chose them after speaking to Betsy (offic manager). I was impressed with their responsiveness and professionalism. I was skeptical choosing a place online but after our phone conversation I was completely at ease and confident choosing them to handle our wedding.
I found it very easy working with the girls at Almost Heaven. I was able to customize my very intimate wedding. There is A LOT of flexibility and you have so many options offered to you. We chose what we wanted and were never pressured to do anything different or never told "we can't do that."

Most of our communication was via email and some phone calls. I sent pics of the flowers I wanted and of some of the other details. They take care of EVERYTHING! It couldnt have been more stress free! On our wedding day everything was PERFECT and went off without a hitch! Photographer and minister were great!

We married at the Garden site and it was just beautiful! It's EXACTLY like it looks in the pics. While we did not have a reception there is a huge area to have one. It would be a great place if you choose to have your reception there!

I highly recommend Almost Heaven Wedding Resort. The girls there are great. They are very nice, down to earth, and true professionals!
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Myra
Wedding:
9/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married here on September 18th, 2012 and I would recommend this place to anyone. The Garden Site is breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL and the cabins were amazing. Cindy and Betsy are two of the most caring and amazing people. They go above and beyond to try and make your day special. I can't wait to go back and vist them again soon.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sandy
Wedding:
5/2/2012
5.0/5.0
On May 2nd of 2012, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Cindi Sharp and Betsy of Almost Heaven made it so special. They went above and beyond to ensure that our day would be memorable. My husband and I dressed casual and found a nice creekside bridge to renew our vows. The beautiful words that Cindi said during the ceremony had me crying from start to finish. She shared the most heartwarming and touching words, from her heart and from the bible. Cindi truly understands the sacred vows of love. Almost Heaven has breathtaking places to have your wedding, and they work with you to ensure your special day is how you want it. I loved that! If you are looking for a top quality wedding planner who goes above and beyond for you and makes all your dreams come true for that special event, then I highly recommend Almost Heaven. They have awesome clean cabins you can rent and the service is way above top notch. Thus the reason we keep coming back. If you want genuine, honest, caring, and loving people, choose Almost Heaven and Cobbly Nob Rentals. You will not be disappointed.
Services Used: Unique Services
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Donna
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings!

We opted for a fall wedding - 11/11/11 at 11am! Despite this being a very popular date, the staff managed to accommodate our requests so that we were able to hold the ceremony at the time we requested. We only had a small private ceremony - no reception, so we can't really rate those services, but the photographer was very flexible, friendly and got a lot of great shots! Upon our request, he not only took pictures at the Chapel (where we had our ceremony), but also by the creek and up at the Sky View site. We plan to return sometime in the future to celebrate our anniversary!

Key high-points were:

Beautiful outdoor venues and quaint indoor Chapel.
Flexible package customization.
Friendly & professional staff.
Lovely, private cabin accommodations.
Fall foliage made for breathtaking mountaintop views, and beautiful backdrop for pictures.
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married here on May 22nd 2011 and it was such a beautiful day at the sky site! It was wonderful and made so many memories and good pictures! I just rented the site and reception area from them for the night which I already had the rest!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Ellen
Wedding:
3/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying thank you to Cindy who spent the extra time making this the most precious day of my life. Where to begin? First of all the ceremony was just the right length of time, not to long but not to short. The wedding cake was beatiful. When I saw Joe dancing with his little girl, not so little now, but will be his little girl forever, need I say more. It brought tears to my eyes. We will have photos to remember this special day in our lives. With the mountains and sun as our canvas, the photos turned out beatiful. Thank you Almost Heaven
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Alicia
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
This venue was amazing!! My husband and I planned a destination wedding with them. They always responded very quickly to our e-mails and concerns. For only meeting them once in person, our day was exactly want we wanted!! Cindy and Jenn set up everything from the photos, cake, catering, tuxs, ceremony, hair & make-up, and dj. We were so glad we had them to take care of everything, since we were swapped with family and friends coming into Gatlinburg.

My husband and I highly recommeded the staff and services of Almost Heaven!!
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amanda
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Jenn was wonderful and helpful for everything we needed done. We wanted a simple and beautiful wedding and that's exactly what we got. we couldn't have been happier. and I would recommend Jenn and the staff at almost Heaven to any bride to be who loves the beautiful views of the mountains.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Whitney
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
I can truly say this was one of the best days of our lives. All I wanted was a beautiful mountain view and time with family but we got so much more. The staff was there to help with every detail and everything went smoothly. We were blessed with rain and not one but two rainbows. Pictures are amazing. My family and friends still tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been too. Raves about the view for the ceremony and the the beautiful reception venue. My parents have gone back to visit and were greeted by the staff and my husband and I have been able to visit to relieve our perfect day. If you want breathtaking views and a stress free wedding day this is the place to choose!
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Victoria
Wedding:
4/29/2005
5.0/5.0
We were married in the spring and I wanted a certain flower for my bouquet. They had a very difficult time locating them but finally got them THE DAY BEFORE OUR WEDDING and stayed up late creating my beautiful arrangement! Such wonderful customer service! I recommend them to anyone looking to get married in the Smokies!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Crystal
Wedding:
12/28/2013
4.7/5.0
We started planning for the wedding this past August. We had initially emailed several wedding planners to get information about what they had to offer, but Cindi/Suzette were quick to respond and made us feel at ease with all the planning. We came up about a month before the wedding to get a feel for where everything was located. Cindi/Suzette sat down with us and made maps to help us get everywhere we needed to go that day. They would also send us a courtesy email just to check in on us to make sure that we didn't have any issues or concerns that needed to be addressed. We arrived the day before the wedding and met with Cindi/Suzette one final time. They had everything organized with no issues to deal with. They also offered hair/make-up. I (bride) went to Tonya/Inspiration Hair Design and she was amazing! She has 19+ years of experience and did exactly what I asked her too. My make-up and hair was flawless. The day of the wedding Cindi/Suzette arrived early to the wedding site (Sky view) and began putting everything into motion. I (bride) was able to go and get ready with no worries about everything running smoothly, they had it all under control. The wedding was simple and elegant. The photographer was great and had an awesome personality to navigate the family/friends to get all the shots that we desired. We also stayed in their honeymood cabin (Bright Star), which was amazing. We stayed for a total of 4 nights and had the most fabulous time! We would strongly encourage you to use Almost Heaven. They helped us make our special day one to remember.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Summer
Wedding:
3/15/2013
4.7/5.0
Our private wedding went off just as planned and everyone involved was wonderful. We got a cabin for 2 nights, photography, a minister, and a beautiful ceremony all wrapped up In a neat little package for us! We will be back for our anniversary for sure!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Lori_J
Wedding:
11/28/2009
4.7/5.0
We got married at the Sky Site and it was fantastic! Cindi and Jenn were sweethearts, and the staff that were there for the big day couldn't have been more helpful. We were treated like royalty! People ask me all time, "Where did you get married?"!! And just love love love our photos! Thanks Almost Heaven for always putting a smile on my face when I remember our Wedding Day! :)
The only reason I did 4.5 for the Service was b/c of the DJ. They might actually have someone else DJ'ing for them now, but when we were there they used "Entertainment Services". I would not use them. It was a lot of money for not so great of a DJ service.
Other than that, everything was great, the food was wonderful! I would highly recommend using their catering service. I can't say enough how helpful the staff was. Great great people!
Happy wedding planning! I hope your wedding was as beautiful as mine!
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Elicia
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.6/5.0
I loved the location and the photos of our day were absolutely beautiful. I had numerous exchanges via email and phone leading up to the big day and the staff did a great job of helping me finalize all of the details. We only had our ceremony there and went to a local restaurant for our reception, so I am unable to rate anything related to the reception services. However, our ceremony was beautiful and everyone was very friendly. It was nice for all of our family and friends to be able to stay at Cobbly Knobb in their own cabins of choice. We had a wonderful time there and created some wonderful memories. :)
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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kimberlysunshine
Wedding:
9/23/2010
4.5/5.0
Wedding was beautiful. The only downfall was that the bridal suite was extremely small and very hot.
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Kelsey
Wedding:
6/11/2010
3.2/5.0
When I told Almost Heaven about my cake and flower choices, they did not seem to listen or trust my choices. They asked the same questions over and over but I always gave the same answers. My flowers still didn't turn out quite the way I wanted. Also, I asked for the initial of our last name to be put on the top of the cake in frosting. I asked for it very clearly and multiple times, but when we got to the wedding, the top of the cake was totally blank. One of the Almost Heaven staff members showed up to the wedding in a t shirt and capris, and had to be cropped out of several pictures. Also, be prepared to clean everything up after the wedding and reception are over.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.3/5.0
I'm not saying don't get married here. Definitely do. it's gorgeous...
All I am saying is do your research and your taste tests and have your own coordinator for the day of...
PROS
- INCREDIBLE VIEW!!
-Cake was fantastic and absolutely gorgeous!
-Owners assistant Jennifer, is wonderfully helpful and should be promoted to operate the whole thing. She is the only reason why I am even giving them ONE star for professionalism.....!
CONS
-The catering was good. Not terrible but not anything special. The meat was dry and the veggies were over seasoned, but the veggie lasagna is AMAZING!!! We got it for the few vegetarian friends and family, and it turned out to be the most tasty thing on the menu!!
- The site is really difficult to get to, especially for the "out of towners". A lot of our guests left right as it got dark because of the lack of street lights, proper signs, and heavy branches that littered the road up the mountain...:-(which is a private road that Almost Heavens is responsible for)
-All the decor and the cabins are intensely dated back to 93.
- It's really sad because this place has huge potential which is why I am TOTALLY HOLDING BACK on this review. They charge you an arm and a leg here and the things that went wrong could have easily been prevented but obviously it's the people who run it. Really sad cause it's beautiful up there. Its God's country..
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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jeff
Wedding:
10/19/2012
0.0/5.0
most unprofessional leadership i have seen anywhere. at our reception they completely forgot our wedding cake for all of our guests and blamed it on the baker. (we didnt pay the baker) We started on the mountain 15 minutes late and at the end The coordinator cindy locked our stuff in the building as she was rushing to get everyone out. We paid an extra 50 dollars to have our own songs played on a little hand held radio and she didnt play but about 20 seconds of each song. 10 out of our 24 guests were joking of how rude cindy was not letting us take an extra 10 seconds to get a picture with a set of family members which we did not get. When i called in to see what could be done, they would not let me speak to the owner but instead directed me to cindy. She said because we had 24 people instead of 20 we should have paid more money. I think she treats this more as a numbers game instead of an actual wedding. We will not have photos of the bride and groom cutting the cake like 100 percent of all other weddings but according to cindy if we would have paid an additonal 350 dollars she wouldnt have locked all our stuff in the room and rushed into her car to get a smoke, nor would we have missed our cake and she wouldnt have been so rude that the entire family that i paid to come see our wedding, hadnt of been commenting about rushing everyone out. There were not wedding parties scheduled after our wedding. She offered to give back the 150 for the cake but because we had 4 more guests than expected we got a good bargain she says....
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