Experience a wedding venue like no other at Bear Pen Gap Resort!

An open aired cathedral with a waterfall and beautifully landscaped free-form pool. You bask in the glow of the only open-aired cathedral in the Smokies, beautiful cathedral ceiling, with stained glass accents. A beautiful hand crafted stained glass cross and a beautiful glass with the doves of love. The custom designed wrought iron wedding arch, wrought iron candelabras, and wrought iron lanterns add to the uniqueness of the cathedral. Imagine the sun shining through the stained glass and the candle light glowing, the rush of a waterfall, spilling into a beautiful pool, the majestic view of Mt. LeConte as a background, while surrounded by the outdoor beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

We hosts weddings from a couple to a 100 guest

It is your day make it your way!  

We are unique.  Leisure wedding days instead of a few hours,  the only open-aired cathedral in the Smoky Mountains, relax in our 4 cabins for as long as you want, and have private access to the resort for your entire stay.  Wedding planning services offered free of charge.  

Pre-wedding Provisions :  

Rental of all 4 cabins :  Bear Bliss, Bear Paws, Bear Naked, Three Bears 

EXCLUSIVE USE OF  all amenities offered at BEAR PEN GAP RESORT:

Private use of Game Room

Private use of Swimming Pool

Private use of Outdoor Cook Station

Wedding cathedral for decorating

Wedding cathedral and pool for any activities you would like to plan

Wedding cathedral for rehearsal

Wedding Ceremony:

Open-aired cathedral: wrought iron chandeliers, arch, candelabras, lanterns 

Bose sound system for Bride’s use

White fan wedding chairs

Red carpet runway for Bridal Party and Bridal Stage


Reception area, pool side, or cathedral area

Head table provided for Bride and Groom

Cake table provided 

Wrought iron tables and chairs

Area for DJ/ live music

Portable bar with copper ice containers

We will work with you to provide the following ammenities or may choose to do any or all of them yourself

Catered meals from Rehearsal Dinner to Reception

Wedding cake






$500 to reserve your date and/or cabins

Remainder of wedding cost can be divided into payments, with final payment due 1 month before wedding