9 Reviews
$13k-$20k
1-150
Guest Capacity

About Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro

Creating Smoky Mountain Memories Worth Sharing and Repeating

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is a professional wedding destination located in Townsend, Tennessee. The venue has been hosting weddings since 1996 for couples throughout the local area, including Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. It is a two hour drive from Chattanooga and features scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountain and nearby adventures for an unforgettable wedding weekend getaway.

Facilities and Capacity
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro has four event spaces and can accommodate up to 150 guests. It can host wedding-related events such as ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Couples and their guests can enjoy their facilities like the grand hall area, the patio, the vistas, and the rustic cabins.

Services Offered
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro offers all-inclusive packages that couples can choose from according to their needs and budget. The venue's services include:

  • Accomodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Set up
  • Outside vendors allowed
  • Cake
  • Clean up

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner, Travel Agent

Regions serviced: Knoxville, Jacksonville, Tampa, Naples + 1 Additional Regions

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9 Reviews for Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro

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5.0

Wedding of my daughter’s dreams. Staff was amazing. Food delicious. Christi Silliman is now a part of our family!! Venue, food and accommodations were exactly what we were looking for.

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Profile Picture Kelsey, 10/21/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Travel
Services Used: Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Accommodations, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Bridal Suite, Outside Vendors, Wireless Internet, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Open Bar, Signature Drink
5.0

We worked with Christi and her team for nearly a year on planning our wedding. Everyone was patient and responsive as we changed our wedding itinerary and budget countless times. The venue was beautiful, the food was great, and Christi made sure everything happened on time. What really sold us on the Dancing Bear was their customer service, their genuine desire to give us exactly the wedding we dreamed of. They promised and they delivered! We could not be happier.

Profile Picture Alexandra, 6/17/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Travel

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro Pricing

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Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
150
Guest Minimum
1
Event Spaces
4
Type
Barn, Hotel, Restaurant
Style
Elegant, Outdoorsy, Rustic/Country
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
May
June
July
August
September
October
Off-Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
November
December
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
1000
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
2
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Elopements
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Lighting/Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Preferred Vendors Only
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
French Service
Gluten Free
Kosher
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access
Valet
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The Property

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 ENDORSEMENTS
Dancing Bear Lodge is a beautiful event venue with great amenities. I have a floral designs business and have done several weddings her. The brides receive great service. The food is amazing like nothing else in the area!

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is one of our favorite venues to deliver cakes to! Their hospitality is bar none. Christi is so friendly and easy to work with. They have one of the most beautiful locations in East Tennessee and great food! We love working with Dancing Bear!

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7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway , Townsend, TN 37882   See On Map
800-369-0111 (phone)
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is a wedding venue from Townsend, TN servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is a professional wedding destination that has been part of the Great Smoky Mountain wedding industry since 1996 specializing in weddings, events, and farm to table cuisine.