Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings
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!!
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!!!
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!
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....
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!
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.
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.
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...
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!!
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
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!!
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...
- 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.....!
-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..
Wedding was beautiful. The only downfall was that the bridal suite was extremely small and very hot.
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.
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. :)
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.
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!
Great location!!!! amazing view of the mountains
Almost Heaven is such a beautiful place for a wedding! The views are incredible and provide great opportunities for gorgeous photographs!
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!
Chapel by the Stream - 1 Bathroom.