Explore the unique benefits of hosting a weekday wedding for an unforgettable celebrations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Enjoy substantial savings, greater availability, and the opportunity for extended family getaways, making weekday weddings an increasingly popular choice for couples of The Trillium venue. Dive into the benefits, expert advice, and success stories below to see why Wednesday might just be the new Saturday for tying the knot in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Benefits of Weekday Destination Weddings

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Guests can turn your wedding into a mini-vacation extravaganza! With so much to see and do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, from hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains to marking Dollywood off the bucket list, they’ll have a blast exploring the area. It’s a chance for them to add an extra layer of fun to your already memorable destination wedding celebration!

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Couples saying "I do" on weekdays, say, a Thursday, get to kick off the celebration with a whole weekend ahead! This means more time for fun activities and quality moments with loved ones. With an extended celebration, you can plan multiple events like a welcome bash, the big day itself, and a cozy post-wedding brunch. It's all about building stronger bonds and making memories that will last a lifetime!

Extended Celebrations

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Weekday weddings make travel a breeze for your guests! With less traffic and more flight options, they can arrive feeling relaxed and ready to celebrate. Your guests will also appreciate the lower travel and accommodation costs, making their trip more affordable and enjoyable. Plus, weekday celebrations allow your guests to arrive a bit early, giving them time to unwind and fully enjoy every moment of your special day.

Travel Perks

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Weekday weddings often lead to smaller, more intimate gatherings, making your celebration feel extra personal and meaningful. A smaller guest list creates a cozy, relaxed vibe and can cut down on costs significantly. With fewer guests, you’ll have less stress and pressure, and more time for meaningful interactions, letting you fully enjoy every moment of your special day at The Trillium in the Smokies!

Intimate Vibe

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Booking your wedding on a weekday at The Trillium means you’ll have more options for your preferred time of year or month. You’ll also have a better chance of snagging your favorite vendors, since fewer couples are vying for the same dates. This makes for a smoother and more enjoyable planning process!

Prime Availability

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Weekday weddings can drastically cut down your overall wedding expenses. Many venues, including The Trillium, offer special rates for weekday celebrations. Plus, vendors are often more available and some even provide better pricing, allowing you to stay within budget without sacrificing quality. Your guests will also appreciate the lower travel and accommodation costs.

Significant Savings

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Explore the Benefits

On average, a couple can save up to 25% on their overall cost by having a mid-week wedding!

Weekday weddings are catching on at The Trillium! A quick look at our calendar will show you how popular they’re becoming. Even if you're planning a mid-week celebration, it's smart to book your preferred date at The Trillium Venue as soon as possible, as they move quickly.

Give your guests plenty of notice about your weekday wedding to allow ample time for planning. Send save-the-dates with a link to your wedding website as soon as you secure your date, then follow up with formal invitations. You can even highlight the benefits of a weekday wedding in your communication with guests, such as potentially lower travel costs, less crowded attractions, and the opportunity for an extended stay.

At The Trillium, we provide The Guest Hub—a comprehensive resource for all your guests' needs. From transportation details to accommodations and local attractions, The Guest Hub is the perfect complement to your save-the-dates and invitations. It ensures your loved ones have easy access to all the information they need for an unforgettable trip. We’re dedicated to making your experience, and that of your guests, truly extraordinary.

The Magnolia provides you with yet another great resource - The Guidebook App, which makes it easy to check this task off your list! This mobile-friendly app encourages your guests to turn your wedding into a mini-vacation. It connects them to the best accommodations and must-visit attractions in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, TN, ensuring everyone enjoys an extraordinary stay.

Extend the celebration with additional exciting activities like a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, and/or post-wedding brunch. This gives you more time with your friends and family, making the occasion even more memorable. Our sister venue, The River Place, is a great fit for special events!

Use the savings from booking a weekday wedding to enhance other aspects of your celebration. Upgrade your menu, add special decor from The Shop, plan extra events, or splurge on that dream honeymoon—all while staying within budget and having the wedding of your dreams at The Trillium atop the Great Smoky Mountains!

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Use the savings from booking a weekday wedding to enhance other aspects of your celebration. Upgrade your menu, add special decor from The Shop, plan extra events, or splurge on that dream honeymoon—all while staying within budget and having the wedding of your dreams at The Trillium atop the Great Smoky Mountains!

Take advantage of cost savings

Extend the celebration with additional exciting activities like a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, and/or post-wedding brunch. This gives you more time with your friends and family, making the occasion even more memorable. Our sister venue, The River Place, is a great fit for special events!

Plan Multiple Events

The Magnolia provides you with yet another great resource - The Guidebook App, which makes it easy to check this task off your list! This mobile-friendly app encourages your guests to turn your wedding into a mini-vacation. It connects them to the best accommodations and must-visit attractions in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, TN, ensuring everyone enjoys an extraordinary stay.

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At The Trillium, we provide The Guest Hub—a comprehensive resource for all your guests' needs. From transportation details to accommodations and local attractions, The Guest Hub is the perfect complement to your save-the-dates and invitations. It ensures your loved ones have easy access to all the information they need for an unforgettable trip. We’re dedicated to making your experience, and that of your guests, truly extraordinary.

Take advantage of the Guest Hub

Make sure to give your guests plenty of advance notice about your weekday wedding so they have time to plan. Send out save-the-dates with a link to your wedding website as soon as you lock in your date, and follow up with formal invitations. Highlight the perks of a weekday wedding in your communications, like lower travel costs, less crowded attractions, and the chance for an extended stay.

Notify Your Guests Early

Weekday weddings are catching on at The Trillium! A quick look at our calendar will show you how popular they’re becoming. Even if you're planning a mid-week celebration, it's smart to book your preferred date at The Trillium Venue as soon as possible, as they move quickly.

Book Early for Best Availability

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"We couldn't have been happier with our weekday wedding at The Trillium Venue! From the breathtaking views of the Smokies to the incredible service, everything was just perfect! Choosing a weekday allowed us to stay in budget and still take the honeymoon we'd been dreaming of. We highly recommend The Trillium for any couple considering a destination wedding in Tennessee!"

 - Mari & Mason, North Carolina

"Our Thursday wedding at The Trillium was absolutely perfect. The venue’s beauty and the team’s attention to detail made our day so special. We were able to spend the entire weekend vacationing with our friends and family, exploring Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Huge thanks to The Trillium for the awesome recommendations and for making our entire wedding weekend so magical!"

- Georgia & Hank, Florida

"We were a bit nervous about booking our wedding on a Wednesday, but it turned out to be the best decision ever! The Trillium was our dream location, and choosing a weekday made it affordable for us. The views were breathtaking, and the entire team was so supportive and attentive to every detail. Our guests absolutely loved the mid-week celebration and the chance to explore the Smoky Mountains. Everyone is still raving over our wedding. If you're on the fence about a weekday wedding, go for it!"

- Alex & Travis, New York

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What Sets Us Apart

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Offering an impeccable level of personalized service, The Trillium wedding venue delivers a decidedly different experience for couples and guests alike. From your first virtual tour through your grand exit on wedding day, our expert team is dedicated to providing a seamless, turn-key and joyous experience. No details are too small, no ideas are too big.

Amongst the hundreds of 5-star reviews of The Trillium, the remarkable views of the Smoky Mountains are a common thread that couples and guests regularly rave about and will undoubtedly remember for years to come. The views are simply unrivaled. One of many reasons The Trillium is considered one of Tennessee's most sought after wedding venues. 

The Trillium boasts an unbeatable location, offering you and your guests the best of both worlds. While at the venue, high atop the Smoky Mountains, you'll enjoy the ultimate views and privacy; yet, you are only minutes away from accommodations, activities and entertainment in nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Most couples turn their destination weddings into a vacation!

Ready to see what all the talk is about? Book your private, guided virtual tour or in-person tour today. We can't wait to meet you and show you this amazing wedding venue and picturesque Smoky Mountain property!

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