Weddings at Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel
Townsend, Tennessee

Like the wedding bands exchanged by the bride and groom, the circular wreath which hangs above the entrance of the Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel in Townsend, Tennessee is a symbol of love's eternal bond.

The Chapel: Sunlight streams through the maple trees that stand guard outside the petite venue, its mahogany doors inviting couples inside, where the bride walks down a forest green carpet that pays homage to the woodland surroundings. The stained glass windows which line the cedar interior provide a reverential touch as guests seated at rows of wooden pews bear witness as the bride and groom are united in matrimony amid the glow of candlelight.

Wedding Packages: The chapel offers a virtual cornucopia of ceremonial options to choose from, starting with the cost-conscious "I Do," a weekday wedding conducted either in the chapel, at the gazebo or the River Room. This package, which can also be booked for Saturdays for an addition fee, offers both a commemorative wedding certificate and a "Just Married" bumper sticker, so newlyweds can proudly display their new marital status as they drive through the Smoky Mountains.

During a "Cherished Memories" ceremony, the venue's most elaborate expression of devotion, candlelight illuminates the interior of the small cedar chapel as an ordained minister pronounces that two souls have joined as one.

As in the beginning of the service, traditional music accompanies the bride during her walk up the aisle, this time on the arm of her new husband, who is dressed in formal wear provided by the chapel.

The service, which includes a unity candle ceremony, is captured for posterity in a video presentation, of which the couple receives one copy for themselves and two for family members. A series of portraits, including 24 wallet size, four 8X10 black and white photos, and the couple's choice of either 30 8X10's or 48 5X7's are displayed in a complimentary wedding album.

At a banquet hall reception, up to 60 guests guests can sample slices of a three-tier wedding cake and an assortment of finger foods served on china as the newlyweds drink to their happiness from two engraved champagne toasting flutes. At the conclusion of the two hour post-nuptial festivities, the bride exchanges her fresh or silk wedding bouquet for a silk toss bouquet, which she joyfully throws to her bridesmaids, (who carry fresh or silk bouquets during the ceremony), as a white, horse-drawn carriage whisks the lovebirds away to their "happily ever after".

When it is time for the newlyweds to return to daily life, a "Just Married" bumper sticker announces the couple's happy news to passersby on the drive home, where memories of their nuptials will live on in a 16 X 20 print of an artist's rendition of the Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel.

Honeymoon Accommodation: The intoxicating perfume of rose petals resting atop the bed greet the newlyweds as they enter Sarah's Meadow Cabin, a romantic retreat complete with a wood-burning fireplace, an outdoor hot tub and a screened-in front porch offering a view of eight acres of secluded woodland.

For more information:

Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel
7765 River Road
Townsend, TN 37882-4017
1-800-448-8697 Toll Free or 865-448-9432 Local

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