Host Your Special Day at our Beautiful Smoky Mountain Wedding Venue in Townsend TN
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro welcome you to explore our rustic, spacious estate here in the heart of the idyllic Great Smoky Mountains. Our spaces can be arranged to accommodate a variety of seating and service options to personalize your event, whether you're planning a small, intimate elopement or a grand event.
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is a rustic luxe wedding destination located in Townsend, Tennessee that offers a truly unique wedding experience. 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.
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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:
17 Reviews for Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Kim H. · Married on 07/12/2020
Highly recommend this venue!
After moving my daughters wedding 3 times due to Covid and having to change venues from NC to TN due to NC governor we were so fortunate to find Dancing Bear Lodge and Bistro. They really did everything to work with us knowing what we had gone through and having lost part of our budget to NC deposits. Lara was our coordinator who was so efficient and worked so hard the day of the wedding helping me decorate and waited hand and foot on the bride and groom and made sure everything pulled off without a hitch. The food was out of this world and a far cry above most wedding menu’s. We booked the whole place: gazebo, pavilion, event center and restaurant and we can’t say enough on how the excellent staff there provided my daughter the wedding of her dreams. Highly recommend this wedding venue!Sent on 07/24/2020
Heather K. · Married on 05/09/2020
We were so fortunate to book Dancing Bear, after replanning our wedding three times and moving it from NC to TN due to Covid restrictions. We booked with DB 40 days out for our wedding. I genuinely cannot imagine our day turning out any more perfect and wouldn’t have changed one thing. I truly thank God for this blessing. Dancing Bear was so accommodating to the plans we already had in place and needed to fit in, and were so helpful in picking up the reins and making a plan come to life quickly. We were so burned out on wedding planning at this point. Lara and Dancing Bear were such a Godsend. We cannot say enough great things about Lara. She was experienced, professional, great communicator, and ultimately wanted me (the bride) to be happy. She bent over backwards to make our day special! So many of our guests say this was the best wedding they had ever been to! and several commented on how things just seemed to flow perfectly. The various spaces made it possible to socially distance, and DB was great about following all the necessary guidelines. Even in a time like this - you can have it all on your special day! Thanks to this wonderful venue. They provided an all inclusive feel, but allowed me and my mom to take over as much as we wanted. The food - wow! Guests said (and we agreee) this is the best food they will ever eat at a wedding. We can’t wait to come back and celebrate our anniversaries at the Bistro. We loved how Chef wanted to get to know us and our preferences. The night of our wedding, one guest told the servers she was vegetarian and they whipped her up a vegetarian option! She felt so taken care of! Another guest couldn’t eat our options for allergy reasons, and requested a steak. To everyone’s amazement, they brought him one no questions asked! Who does that?! This place is first class, and will do anything to make sure the couple and their guests have nothing short of the best experience. We will always recommend Dancing Bear!Sent on 07/31/2020
Kelcey · Married on 07/29/2019
Dancing Bear was perfect!
Dancing Bear went above and beyond for us each step of the way! They were always willing to meet and answer any questions we had. The venue was perfect for our wedding with 30 guests. The food, including wedding cake, was beyond amazing! We, as well as many of our guests, stayed at the cabins on the property and had wonderful experiences! The main reason I like Dancing Bear was how easy they made planning. They had great recommendations for other vendors, such as photographer and flowers, and offered great ideas for how things for look for both the ceremony and reception. I highly recommend this Dancing Bear for anyone wanting to get married on the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies!"Sent on 09/28/2019
Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro Price Rates
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!