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Haley H. · Married on 12/07/2019
Stunning and perfect for a wedding with a view of the mountains. Staff is responsive and very helpful. Not one complaint!
Beautiful and so glad I used this venue! Very responsive and helpful and everything I could have wanted for a winter/Christmas/mountain destination wedding.Sent on 12/10/2019
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Tara M. · Married on 11/07/2020
Perfect Wedding Day!
The view was breathtaking from our cabin and pavilion. All of the staff were extremely kind and helpful with whatever was needed. The event coordinator Lauren was amazing! She was helpful and quick to respond to all my questions from the very beginning and all throughout our wedding day. She went above and beyond to make our day wonderful in coordination with our awesome wedding planner Misty (Simple Bliss Events). I cannot say enough great things about how special and perfect our wedding day was.Sent on 11/09/2020
Maria · Married on 05/25/2019
Everyone was so accommodating and friendly! Everyone had a great time and everything you need is on site!! Not to mention a great deal! Indoor and outdoor pool with a grill ! Loved this place and will be going back soon!Sent on 04/29/2019
Lindsay · Married on 09/29/2018
Skyview Lodge and Pavillion
We used Skyview Lodge and Skyview Pavillion for our wedding location and it was absolutely perfect for our small, intimate wedding!!! It was a perfect, secluded area that met all of our needs. Parkside Resort staff were friendly and very accommodating and our Event Coordinator, Lauren, was simply amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better resort, location and team. Our guests loved the resort so much, that they are planning to reserve their own stay for next year. Thank you Parkside Resort!Sent on 10/17/2018
Lauren · Married on 05/19/2018
We had our wedding and reception at the Skyview Lodge and Pavilion at Parkside, and it was the best decision we could have made! The lodge was a convenient place for us to stay and get ready for our wedding, and Parkside gave us the freedom to decorate and set up the pavilion the way it worked for us. Everything was beautiful and perfect! You have to rent the lodge to rent the pavilion, but it's totally worth it. Four nights in the cabin (sleeps 14) plus the cost of renting the pavilion was less than $6,000! Note: Price varies by date - We were there the weekend before Memorial Day, which is still considered the low season, so it was slightly less expensive than holiday or high season prices.Sent on 06/11/2018
Accommodations By Parkside's reply:Thanks for the review, Lauren! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and wish you many years of a prosperous marriage!
Sarah · Married on 08/28/1996
Incredible Smoky Mountain Lodge and Pavilion
We are from out of town and were looking for an intimate wedding venue with a beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. We also wanted a lodge big enough for our group of 22 to stay. We found everything we were looking for and more when we rented the Smoky Mountain Lodge and Pavilion for the weekend. It was absolutely perfect!
There was more than enough room at the lodge for everyone to comfortably stay together but still have their own space. There were lots of things to do in the cabin (theater, game room, hot tub, etc) and resort that we had plenty to do without leaving.
The two story, open air Smoky Mountain Pavilion was beautiful and perfect for our intimate wedding and reception. The best part was that it was only a couple feet from the lodge so we didn’t have to tote our decorations far or worry about how our guests would get there. And since the pavilion was covered and could be closed up at a moments notice, we weren’t worried about inclement weather. It had everything we needed, plus a beautiful mountain backdrop.
Aside from us thinking the lodge and pavilion were amazing, we overheard so many nice comments from our guests all weekend...how beautiful and new the lodge looked and how the pavilion was just perfect!! We really struck gold when we found this place!!
Also, we worked with Lauren King from our first inquiry to our wedding day and she was the best!! She’s such a genuinely, sweet and caring person. She made us feel like we were family and she really wanted us to feel comfortable and make sure everything went smoothly. It meant a lot because we were planning this from out of town, and while that can be difficult, she made it feel seamless. She was there to answer all of our questions, take measurements and send us pictures, and was very prompt with her responses. Lauren was a pleasure to work with and it’s clear that she loves her job!
I would recommend the Smoky Mountain Lodge and Pavilion to anyone looking to get married in the area. If not, there are tons of smaller cabins on the resort that are nice for a weekend getaway, too. It’s a wonderful resort and a great place to stay!
Sent on 10/01/2019
Accommodations By Parkside's reply:Sarah & Tim, thank you so much for your generous review! We absolutely LOVED having you and your family here at Parkside. You both were such a joy to work with! Congratulations on a beautiful marriage. We wish you and your family all the best!
Samantha K. · Married on 06/05/2021
Beautiful wedding day
I recently got married at Parkside Resort in the Sky View Pavilion. We worked with Lauren, the wedding coordinator at the resort, and she was great! She made sure everything went smoothly day of, and met with us twice in the days leading up to the wedding to go over any questions we had (we were from out of state, so we couldn't meet up before then). The setting itself is absolutely gorgeous, and it was very nice and private (tucked away up the mountain!). The pavilion barely needed any decor, because it is SO naturally beautiful on its own. We had 32 people and fit very well in the pavilion. Even with the guest tables set up, we still had plenty of room for bar setup, DJ set up, sweetheart table, and dance floor! My experience with Parkside was great, and I definitely recommend this resort to others!
Only two small downsides to note: everyone has to use a bathroom inside the neighboring cabin (no bathroom inside actual venue), and the linens were not steamed before the wedding. We had to steam them ourselves, which took a little bit of time! Otherwise, everything was great!Sent on 06/11/2021
Accommodations By Parkside's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words, Sam! We greatly appreciate any and all feedback on our cabins/venues. We are SO glad you enjoyed the Sky View Pavilion for your big day. Best wishes to you and Kelby!
Becky · Married on 06/26/2018
We appreciate being able to coordinate with Lauren for our special day. The changeover from the first wedding planner whom we booked with to Lauren was refreshing and welcome. Our day was perfect!Sent on 07/04/2018
Accommodations By Parkside's reply:Becky, thank you for your review. I'm so glad the weather held off for most of the day for you and Ben! We wish you many years of love and happiness!
Kara · Married on 05/12/2018
We had our wedding and reception at the Sky View Pavilion at Parkside Resort in May 2018 and it was beautiful. With that being said, the process of working with Parkside was not ideal. The event coordinator at the time was terrible at communicating and would rarely get back to us. Just a few months before our wedding, after weeks and weeks of not hearing from her, we were told she was no longer there. Luckily for us, they reached out to a local wedding planner to help handle their existing weddings while they looked for a new event coordinator. She was amazing, but the Resort still was not great at getting back to us about simple things or getting us answers in a reasonable time.Sent on 06/11/2018
They advertise that Sky View fits 70 guests, but that would be extremely tight for reception seating. We had 50 guests. So we had six 60" round tables, a sweetheart table, a 6 ft. cake table, two 6 ft. food tables and a small bar and that was as full as possible. You wouldn't be able to fit round tables for 70 people, plus food tables or a gift table.
The nice thing about Sky View is that it is very private and tucked away. My family also stayed at the Sky View Lodge and really enjoyed the cabin.
At the time of our wedding in May, they had a very new replacement event coordinator who was nice and helpful... so maybe things will improve. But our experience was stressful and often made us regret choosing them.
Accommodations By Parkside's reply:Kara, thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate any feedback we can get. On behalf of Parkside, I want to apologize for the lack of communication and any inconvenience we might have caused leading up to your wedding. We are trying to improve our process every day. Any suggestions you might have can be emailed to email@example.com.
Britney W. · Getting married on 09/30/2021
Poor customer service
I would have absolutely loved to recommend Parkside as it is stunning, close to a lot of attractions, and has great accommodations. But sadly, their lack of attentiveness and flexibility leaves it lacking for me.Sent on 09/04/2020
After touring the property we decided it wasn’t the right venue for us due to guest count, but we did want to book 3 large (and possibly more) cabins for our guests to stay.
After reaching out to our original contact via email 3 times and getting no response I called.
I had gotten 3 different answers about our emotional support animal. Offered to pay a massive deposit or even additional cleaning fees but was told no after receiving some insure answers. It wasn’t even the ‘no’ that was problematic, but the rude tone and lack of professionalism that got me. I didn’t think it would be that difficult to spend $13,000 on cabin rentals. Luckily we have found others in the area where our entire guest list will be staying.
Beautiful venue, beautiful cabins, rude and unhelpful employees