Smoky Mountain group cabinsTop Cabin Rentals specializes in Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins. We have a variety of log cabins and chalets in locations near Gatlinburg , Pigeon Forge , and the Great Smoky Mountains. If you’re planning an exciting family reunion, wedding, or corporate retreat, visiting Dollywood and the Aquarium and hiking some of the wonderful trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, why not pamper yourself in one of our Gatlinburg cabins to complete the experience! Or, Plan the perfect getaway with someone special in one of our romantic secluded and private Pigeon Forge cabins and Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!!

Vacations in our Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins offer a variety of amenities you just don’t find in other types of lodging like private hot tubs, private indoor pools, pool tables, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, grills and mountain and river views. Call our toll free number (800) 223-6264 and let our vacation specialists help you choose one of our Gatlinburg cabins or Pigeon Forge cabins that’s best for you!

Weddings & Honeymoons

large cabins for weddings and receptionsGatlinburg & Pigeon Forge are two of the top spots in the Southeast for honeymooners, because these Smoky Mountain towns offer visitors so much to see and do. And, thanks to Tennessee’s marriage laws, getting married is surprisingly easy with little red tape. While a Tennessee marriage license is required, blood tests are not, and there’s no waiting period to obtain a license. There are a variety of wedding chapels, each with its own unique personality. Several are conveniently located in town, while others can be found tucked into romantic mountain settings. Wedding services are available year round, and while “walk-in” weddings are possible, it’s wise to make reservations at the chapel of your choice prior to arriving. You can even have a cabin wedding at Top Cabin Rentals. From secluded mountain cabins complete with hot tub, fireplace and beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery, to upscale and economy chalets, you’ll have a wide range of accommodations from which to choose for your special trip at Top Cabin Rentals.

Tennessee Marriage Certificate Requirements

  • Both participants must be over 18 years of age
  • Present a valid driver’s license, or certified birth certificate
  • Present a social security card if not on drivers license
  • If not a United States Citizen, you must present a valid passport
  • If either of you have been divorced or widowed, you will need to know the exact date that the divorce was final, or date of death. If the bride has had a name change in her divorce and has not had her name changed on her driver’s license, she will need to provide a certified copy of her divorce decree.
  • There is no blood test
  • There is no waiting period
  • License must be used within 30 days if issuance
  • License can be used same day as applied for
  • Fee is $38.50 cash only and correct change is appreciated
  • Marriage License Centers
  • Gatlinburg Shilling Center
  • Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg
  • Monday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (865) 430-3404

Marriage License Centers:

Sevier County Courthouse
Court Avenue, Sevierville
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. (865) 453-5502

Pigeon Forge City Hall
Pine Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays only. (865) 908-6613

Gatlinburg Cabins and Pigeon Forge Cabin Reunions

large cabin rentals for reunionsGatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, & Top Cabin Rentals offer the perfect destination for any family reunion, corporate retreat, church group, golf outing or wedding. The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN areas offer a wide variety of activities that allow your Smoky Mountain cabin getaway to be a success. Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge chalet rentals allow you the flexibility to add more people while also giving people time to relax or do whatever they want. The Smoky Mountains is a great location offering the convenience of an airport close by or within a short drive of anywhere in the Midwest, Southeast, or East Coast. Our Large Group Cabins, Chalets, and Luxury Lodges located in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, & Sevierville can host 2-250 people.

Reunions. They’re for families, classmates, armed forces veterans, and other groups who want to come together to re-connect on a special level. In our ever-changing world, reunions have become more important than ever. People today feel an even stronger need to stay in touch with family and friends. And while there are dozens of locations where reunions can take place, Top Cabin Rentals offers cabins in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge appealing to a wide variety of social gatherings.. Whether you’re gathering with your family, your graduating class, or your military unit, you’ll find that Pigeon Forge offers everything you’ll need to enjoy your time together.

Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN ,gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offer groups non-stop four-season fun nestled in one of the last tracts of unspoiled wilderness in the eastern United States.. Located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the American population east of the Mississippi River, Top Cabin Rentals features luxury cabin rentals and economy chalets that cater to any size group with spectacular mountain and river views. Some of the cabins are even pet-friendly for your little canine buddies.

Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, various restaurants, attractions, shop at the outlet malls, galleries and boutiques or travel the 8-mile loop of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest gathering of independent artisans in the country.

Family Reunions

Family is the one constant in your life. And if you family is like many today, you’re spread out all over the country. Sure, you can keep updated with a family newsletter, family websites, email and phone calls, but there’s really nothing that equals that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you attend a family reunion in a great cabin community or lodge in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge Tennessee. It feels great being in the company of a co-worker, relative, or buddy. It’s a chance to reminisce about the old days, and bask in the warmth of togetherness. And there’s no place better to experience a family reunion than with Top Cabin Rentals- the perfect perfect place for an unforgettable family reunion, retreat or corporate meeting with the finest of lodging facilities in the Great Smoky Mountains. Why stay in a Gatlinburg hotel when your whole family can stay in a beautiful, spacious log cabin as your lodging choice. Staying with Top Cabin Rentals allows you offers affordable deluxe cabins & economy chalets to suit your family’s needs and vacation budget. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family fun, make your next family reunion with Top Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN.

Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Corporate Meetings & Corporate Retreats

large cabins for company and corporate retreatsLooking for an off-the-beaten-path location for your corporate meetings, corporate retreats or company conventions? Then take a look at Top Cabin Rentals large luxury cabins located in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, & Sevierville.

Beautiful mountain scenery, exciting attractions, and state-of-the-art meeting venues — your organization will find it all in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. With thousands of square feet of meeting and exhibit space at different convention centers, the Smoky Mountains offers big city amenities with small town charm. Convention facilities for corporate meetings have the latest in audio-visual equipment. Several of our theatres are available for use for corporate retreats and meetings as well . Our many restaurants, caterers and banquet facilities can satisfy the most discriminating palate with a wide array of meal and banquet offerings for your corporate meetings and retreats.

With live music and comedy shows, star-studded variety shows, Dollywood , Ripley’s Aquarium, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll be ready to extend your corporate retreats and bring the family along . Remember, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, & the Smoky Mountains are the places where business and pleasure really do mix. Plan your corporate meetings in our area today and relax from it all in the finest of lodging facilities at Top Cabin Rentals!

Military Reunions

cabin rentals for military reunionsThere’s a special bond that develops among military veterans, especially those who have served in combat. Maintaining that special bond is important. Top Cabin Rentals, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg recognize the importance of that bond. What better way to catch up on old times than by staying in a big luxury cabin, chalet, or lodge with Top Cabin Rentals. Gatlinburg will kick off America’s Independence Day celebration with the nation’s first parade, which will lead off at midnight to the cheers of 70,000 to 100,000 spectators. A tribute to our five branches of military service will be one of the many highlights. In August Pigeon Forge hosts Celebrate Freedom, Pigeon Forge Salutes America’s Veterans – an event tailor-made for military reunions. Canteen dances, special musical concerts, guest lecturers and open microphone sessions where veterans can share their personal experiences, are just a few of the event offerings that can make your military reunion even more memorable.

Religious Retreats & Meetings

large cabins for church groups and retreats in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, TNNestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg are the perfect destinations for your spiritual retreat or religious conference. What better way to renew your spirit than by experiencing the majesty of these spectacular mountains in some large group luxury cabins! With the finest of furnishings, you’re sure to find an ideal location for your religious retreat with Top Cabin Rentals far removed from everyday hustle and bustle. Many of these facilities have special amenities just for church groups. And when it’s playtime, the number of attractions and theatres where your attendees can kick back will amaze you. In addition to the charming and entertaining Dollywood & Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, there are over 40 other attractions and activities; 200 plus outlet and factory direct stores; Appalachian arts and craft stores and more music, comedy and variety shows than ever before. All of this plus the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, make Top Cabin Rentals the ideal destination for your next religious conference or spiritual retreat. No matter what type of social event you’re planning, from a Tennessee wedding to a corporate retreat, having it with Top Cabin Rentals will make it memorable.

Steps to a Successful Family Reunion

With some creativity and advance planning, you can organize a memorable family reunion that everyone will talk about for years.

  1. Which family? It may seem obvious, but the first step for any family reunion is to decide who is family. Which side of the family are you inviting? Do you want to include only close relatives or all descendants of Great Grandpa Jones (or other common ancestor)? Know your limits.
  2. Create a guest list. Start by assembling a list of family members, including spouses, partners and children. Get in touch with at least one person from each branch of the family to help you track down contact information for each person on your list. Make sure to collect email addresses for those that have them – it really helps with updates and last-minute correspondence.
  3. Survey attendees. If you’re planning to include a lot of people in your family reunion, consider sending out a survey (by postal mail and/or email) to let people know that a reunion is in the works. This will help you gauge interest and preferences, and ask for help with the planning. Include possible dates, proposed reunion type, and a general location (discussing possible costs early on can discourage a positive response), and politely ask for a timely response to your questions. Add the names of interested relatives who return the survey to your reunion list for future mailings, and/or keep them up-to-date on reunion plans via a family reunion Web site.
  4. Form a reunion committee. Unless this is a get-together of five sisters at Aunt Maggie’s house, a reunion committee is almost essential to planning a smooth, successful family reunion. Put someone in charge of each major aspect of the reunion – Cabin Lodging, social events, budget, mailings, record-keeping, etc. Why do all the work yourself if you don’t have to?
  5. Select the date(s). It’s not much of a reunion if no one can attend. Whether you plan your family reunion to coincide with a family milestone or special day, summer vacation, or a holiday, it helps to poll family members (see step 3) to avoid time and date conflicts. Since family reunions can encompass everything from an afternoon barbecue to a large affair lasting three or more days, you’ll also need to determine how long you plan to get together. A good rule of thumb – the farther people have to travel to reach the reunion location, the longer the reunion should last. Most importantly, remember that you won’t be able to accommodate everyone. Choose your final date(s) based on what’s best for the majority of attendees.
  6. Pick a location with Top Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Aim for a family reunion location that is most accessible and affordable to the majority of people you want to attend. If family members are clustered in one area, then select a reunion location that’s nearby. If everyone’s scattered, then choose a central location to meet up or schedule activities for a get-together.
  7. Develop a budget. This will determine the scale of the food, decorations, accommodations and activities for your family reunion. You can choose to have families pay for their own cabin rental accommodations, bring a covered dish, etc., but unless you have another source of income, you’ll also need to set a per-family registration fee to help with decoration, activity and location costs.
  8. Reserve a reunion site. Once you’ve chosen a location and set a date, it’s time to select a site for the reunion. Depending on the size of the reunion, you may be able to find a park, clubhouse, restaurant, cabin, or banquet facility. If you’re planning a multi-day reunion, then consider a resort location where people can combine reunion activities with a family vacation.
  9. What about a theme? Creating a theme for a family reunion is a great way to interest people and make them more likely to attend. It also makes things more fun when it comes to being imaginative with food, games, activities, invitations and just about every other aspect of the reunion. Family history themes are especially popular, as are reunions which celebrate a very special family member’s birthday or anniversary, or the family’s cultural heritage (i.e. Hawaiian luau).
  10. Determine the menu. Feeding a large group of people with different tastes is perhaps one of the trickiest parts of planning a reunion. Make it easy on yourself by selecting a menu that relates to your theme, or perhaps one that celebrates your family’s heritage. Organize a group of family members to prepare the food for the family reunion or, if you have a large group and your budget allows, find a caterer or restaurant to do at least part of the work for you. A tasty menu makes for an unforgettable family reunion.
  11. Plan social activities. You don’t need to occupy everyone all the time, but planned activities and ice-breakers at your family reunion will provide an easy way for people who do not know each other well to comfortable spend time together. Include activities that will appeal to all ages and further family knowledge of shared heritage. You may also want to award prizes for special distinctions such as oldest family member or longest distance traveled to attend. With so many activities in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, & Smoky Mountains area, your reunion will be sure to be a success.
  12. Set the stage. You’ve got a bunch of people, now what do you plan to do with them? It’s time now to make arrangements for tents (if an outside reunion), chairs, parking decorations, programs, signs, t-shirts, goodie bags and other reunion-day requirements. This is the time to consult a family reunion checklist!
  13. Say cheese! While many family members will no doubt bring their own cameras, it helps to also make plans to record the overall event. Whether you designate a specific relative as the official reunion photographer, or hire a professional photographer to take photos or videos, you should prepare a list of the people and events that you want recorded. For spontaneous “moments,” purchase a dozen disposable cameras and hand them out to volunteer guests. Don’t forget to collect them at the end of the day!
  14. Invite the guests. Once you have most of your plans in place, it’s time to invite the guests by mail, email and/or phone. You’ll want to do this way in advance to make sure and give everyone time to get it on their calendar. If you’re charging admission fees, mention this in the invitation and set an advance deadline by which at least a percentage of the ticket price is required (unless you’re wealthy enough to cover all of the costs yourself and can wait until the actual reunion for reimbursement). Tickets purchased in advance also means people will be less likely to cancel at the last moment! This is also a good opportunity to ask people, even if they can’t attend the reunion, to provide family trees, photos, collectibles and stories to share with other family members.
  15. Print up a program. Create a program that outlines the lineup of scheduled reunion events to provide to family members as they arrive for the reunion. You may also want to send this out via email or your reunion Web site in advance of the reunion as well. This will help serve as a reminder to people of activities which may require they bring something with them, such as a photo wall or family tree chart.
  16. Decorate for the big day. The big day is almost here and now it’s time to make sure it goes smoothly. Create catchy, easy-to-ready signs to point arriving guests to registration, parking, and important locations such as bathrooms. Purchase or make a guest book to collect signatures, addresses, and other important information, as well as serve as a permanent record of the reunion. Purchase pre-made name badges, or print your own, to facilitate mixing and mingling between unacquainted family members. Family tree wall charts are always a big hit as reunion attendees always want to know where they fit in to the family. Framed photos or printed posters of common ancestors or past family reunions are also popular. And, if you want to know what everyone thought of all your reunion planning, print up some evaluation forms for people to fill out as they leave.
  17. Keep the fun going. Designate a volunteer or volunteers to create and send out a post-reunion newsletter with stories, photos and news items from the reunion. If you collected family information, send along an updated genealogy chart as well. This is a great way to get people excited about the next reunion, as well as include less fortunate family members who were not able to attend.

Tips for Planning a Gatlinburg Cabin or Pigeon Forge Cabin Reunion in the Great Smoky Mountains

Twelve months before:

  • Form a committee
  • Choose location
  • Develop budget
  • Start mailing list
  • Set date
  • Visit area. Select and reserve cabins and meeting venues
  • Arrange for and hire entertainment, caterer, etc.
  • Send initial mailer announcing date and location of reunion
  • Mail reunion registration materials
  • Provide information on reunion to all Web sites that post reunion dates
  • Plan leisure activities (sightseeing tours, etc.)
  • Pay deposits

Six months before:

  • Confirm all reservations, caterer, entertainment, etc.
  • Select menu
  • Make payment arrangements with all suppliers for group functions (meals, tours, etc.)

One month before:

  • Finalize any last minute details