Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions…
Do you allow wedding vow renewals?
Absolutely. Your vow renewal is just as important as a first time wedding, and we are happy to help you celebrate.
How many guests can you accommodate?
Our property is meant for intimate weddings, and we can comfortably host up to 25 guests.
Do you have an indoor ceremony location?
At this time, we do not have an indoor ceremony location although there is a space to change clothes. We do, however, offer several outdoor options including our adorable chapel.
Do you welcome couples-only weddings?
Of course! The Smoky Mountains are a huge destination wedding location, and we have the perfect spot for you to elope.
Can I use my own officiant?
Yes. We have plans priced both with and without a officiant.
Who is the officiant?
The in house officiant is Ian Parrott who has been ordained through both the Universal Life Church and American Marriage Ministries.
Can I rent just the venue and bring an outside photographer?
As long as your professional photographer (as with all of the professional vendors) provides proof of their liability insurance, they are welcome. Because the venue is owned by a photographer, the grounds are being cultivated with photography in mind, and any photographer should be able to capture amazing images of you on your wedding day.
Who is your in house photographer?
As you may have noticed elsewhere, we mention that the venue is owned by a photographer–that would be me. 🙂 I also own and photograph for Star Noir Photography (www.starnoirstudio.com) and have been photographing weddings since 2007.
Do you allow pets?
Yes. You are more than welcome to bring fur babies of any variety as long as they are kept leashed while you are on the property.
Do you have restrooms?
Much like many parts of Cades Cove, we do not currently have a public restroom. However, there is room inside the chapel for you to change clothes and freshen up. We do have plans to add on a restroom in the future.
Is there electricity?
Although we have plans to provide electricity in the future as we expand, Chapel in the Hollow does not currently have electricity so please plan accordingly.
What is the cell service like?
The cell service in the area is spotty, and is virtually non-existent at the chapel itself so please plan accordingly. On the plus side, this means that you don’t have to worry about someone getting a phone call in the middle of your ceremony. 😉
What items can we use on the property?
We have several setups available for your use. The chapel is, of course, included in the rental fee along with the four mini pews, blush colored fabric swag and seasonal faux flowers. There is also a stick teepee which can be set up upon request and plenty of cute woodsy spots available now. We also have some fun ideas in the works for later this season. All other chairs and tables are rentals brought in by the brides and grooms.