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Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro

Townsend, TN View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
$19k - $23k For 100 Guests

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$19k - $23k For 100 Guests

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.

Visit our website https://dancingbearlodge.com/smoky-mountain-wedding-venue-in-townsend-tn

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:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Day of wedding coordinator
  • In-house catering
  • Mobile Food Truck & Catering
  • In-house bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Set up
  • Outside vendors allowed
  • Cake
  • Clean up

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

Describe your venue:

Barn
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Decor

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
June
July
August
December
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21 Reviews

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    Hannah R. Married on 10/01/2022
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    Magical Experience

    Dancing Bear Lodge is the dreamiest place to have a wedding! We loved everything about our experience. We stayed Thursday- Sunday- with our rehearsal dinner on Friday and wedding on Saturday. I highly recommend going a day early to get settled in and enjoy time with your fiance before the weekend starts! Kristy was an amazing wedding planner- she jumped in to help with anything and everything- from finding me a tent at the last minute to running last minute errands on the day of for me to make sure my day went smoothly. Nicole was an incredible hostess when we did our food tasting- she was so knowledgeable when it came to the menu and Chef Carter's expertise! The food was INCREDIBLE. Also, having our wedding party and close family and friends stay on site made the weekend extra special and fun as well. Anna and the rest of the DBL reservations staff were so patient with me as I changed the cabin assignments multiple times. They made everything perfect for our whole group all weekend. I highly recommend it! We will be coming back to Dancing Bear to celebrate many anniversaries in the future. It is truly magical place!
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    Daiyet A. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Wedding day

    It was magnificent, I can’t think of anything that was out of place that day. Professional staff, in tune with our needs, amazing service and not to mention the food. Every detailed was in place. My husband and I had a beautiful day, just like we dreamed, and our guests did as well.
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    Nicole S. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Destination Wedding!

    The staff at Dancing Bear went above and beyond to make our destination wedding perfect! Kristy is an AMAZING wedding coordinator and our special day was exactly as I envisioned. It was such a stress free experience, even being over 600 miles away in Michigan!! I absolutely recommend them 100x over. The food was delicious and even packed our food up for us so we could enjoy the following day. We ended our evening with a relaxing bonfire as everyone slowly departed back to their cabins or hotels. Absolutely perfect.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Melissa Timm Designs Melissa Timm Designs Wedding Florists

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!

Envision Photography by April Booher Envision Photography by April Booher Wedding Photographers

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!

Art of Cakes Art of Cakes Wedding Cakes

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
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