You know you want to elope in Chattanooga, TN. You've decided on your elopement package. Now you have to decide on a location for the most important day of your life. But where? One thing you do know is that you want a beautiful location. Will you say "I do" by the Tennessee river, by the lake, on a rooftop with the city skyline, starry skies and moonlight as your backdrop? Will it be a serene mountain ceremony with the soundtrack of the birds as your orchestra? A secret garden in the midst of an urban oasis with overgrown greenery? Where Will You Celebrate?
Our Exclusive Elopement Location Report℠ will help you select the perfect Chattanooga wedding ceremony site. We're happy to provide photos, links to websites, brochures, social media, review sites & videos, detailed information, maps and permit info on over 50 beautiful locations in our exclusive Elopement Location Report℠. We'll work with you regarding the benefits & draw backs of each site until you're comfortable choosing a site that best fits what you're imagining for your intimate wedding.
Are there any permit fees? Many sites are free; others have permit and fee requirements. Our listing of elopement sites will indicate whether or not a site requires a permit, how much & how to apply. Most locations are free for our "No Frills" & "I Do" Elopement Packages, however adding any decor will usually require a permit.
You may feel overwhelmed, you may live out-of-state, or your may simply not have the time with a busy schedule to research locations. This is a great option for you to find the perfect location suited to your needs. There's no charge for this report, however it is only available for our couples after your date is secured.
Permit FAQ: Some packages may not be allowed at certain locations, based on the location regulations. Some locations may require a permit which is not included in our packages (exception Luxury Elopement Packages) and would be payable directly to the city. We will assist you in obtaining a permit if required, however we can not include any permit fees in your package. We will make necessary recommendations and provide information; however no refunds will be issued for failure to obtain legal documents.
Does a permit guarantee that my ceremony will be private? Will we have restricted access to the site? A permit does not give you restricted access to any public venue (such as a park or lake). A permit means that there will be no other events scheduled at your specific location on your date and time. You cannot require that people vacate the entire park, lake, etc. This is considered infringement on their use of public property. With a permit they are however required to vacate your permitted spot, such as a gazebo, pavilion, etc. We have always found that people are very respectful when they see a wedding taking place on public property. You can usually expect applause and cries of "Congratulations!" when you share your first married kiss. If you want a site with exclusive rights, then we'll recommend a private venue.
Does all decor require a permit? No, permits are required if there is any setup of wedding equipment, chairs, arches, canopies or large decorations.
Are permits included in packages? Permits are included in our luxury elopement packages. If your selected package does not include a permit, we will act as your liaison & assist you to obtain permits (if required) at no additional fees due to us.
What locations are included in the report? There are over 50 locations listed to elope in Chattanooga, and the surrounding area, to include: 28 Outdoor, 6 Venues, 11 Remote (waterfalls, overlooks, natural wildlife), 8 local attractions, overnight, etc. Several of the locations have multiple choices of sub-locations to include a reception.
What if we select an outdoor location & it rains? Most locations have an indoor venue option & the ceremony can be moved, if not we can move the ceremony to another park/venue. We begin monitoring the weather for your wedding day 1 month before & will know if we need to discuss moving. We are very proud to say that in 13 years we've NEVER had a ceremony rained on!
Can we look over the report before securing our wedding date? No, this report is only available to our clients, after a contract has been signed & deposit made. We would love to provide complementary wedding planning services, however we are unable to do so. Also, we provide the same exemplary service no matter where you decide to have your wedding. You are hiring us to provide a service, the location is always up to you.