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.
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:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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leah · Married on 05/19/2018
Amie and Dancing Bear Lodge were a fantastic venue for our wedding. Amie worked with us for a year, keeping in touch, checking in, and following up when necessary. I felt very confident in both the wedding planning and the restaurant to produce a fabulous dinner. We went with family style dinner and gave Chef Shelly very little direction other than the proteins and she produced a delicious and seasonal meal that our guests loved! We have had a number of guests tell us that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. It was important to me that our wedding be low-stress for everyone and Amie made it so. The week of, and more importantly day of, she took care of every detail, didn't bother us about any problems or details, and everything was beautifully set up when the guests began to arrive. The service during the dinner and cocktail hour was fabulous and everyone had a great time.
Kahlin · Married on 10/10/2018
I can’t even being to describe how mangical The Dancing Bear Lodge is and how truly special they made me feel on my wedding day! I worked with Amie from the very beginning. I got engaged in January 1st, contacted the Dancing Bear on the 3rd and booked on the 8th. Amie answered all my emails and text messages. She arranged for a food tasting that we traveled from Central Florida for. Anna joined our team over summer when I was having a floral heart attack and she made the whole situation better. The week we arrived both ladies had everything under control . Every guest raved about the property and Chef’s food! It was the best expierence of our lives! We couldn’t have picked a better location or team! We love everything about Dnacing Bear. We can’t wait to return for our 1 year anniversary.
C · Married on 08/10/2018
August wedding in the Smokies
Our August, 2018 can be summed up in one simple phrase......a most memorable and wonderful event!
Our guests are still raving about the food served throughout the weekend! Chef was amazing! The staff at the lodge was superb, and both Amie and Anna were so reliable and innovative. Each detail was meticulously handled!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro Price Rates
Save $500.00 on a Traditional wedding package for any weekday ( Sunday through Thursday) wedding in 2019!
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!
I photographed a beautiful wedding at Dancing Bear Lodge in the Fall and it was spectacular. The staff was amazing and super helpful, definitely recommend!
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!