We Love A Happily Ever After

Plan an unforgettable wedding celebration in the Great Smoky Mountains at Fontana Village Resort. Our expansive village offers picturesque views, endless activities, and professional planning services that take the stress out of planning a destination wedding. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor settings for your celebration.

Our Wedding Event team can add all the finishing touches, including customized menus for your reception and fun-filled activities for you and your guests. We can create a wedding package that covers all the basics from lodging and entertainment to lake cruises and guided hikes, so all you have to focus on are your vows.

Dreaming of getting married in 2023?

We still have a few weekends available!

Special Winter Wonderland Wedding

December 2nd ~ December 9th ~ December 16th

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have packages?

We don’t have set packages, rather an à la carte style pricing. This allows us to completely customize the menus to your preferences!

Can I get a site tour?

Yes! We are happy to show you the resort, venue spaces and lodging options. Based on schedules and other events in progress, we do require that site visits are scheduled ahead of time.

Fill out the inquiry form and our team will be in touch!

Do you have a minimum cost?

Yes, we have a $5,000 minimum for all wedding bookings. This includes food, beverage, venues, equipment rental, event staff and more. This does not include lodging.
See below for items that Fontana Village Resort includes for your event for no additional fee!


What is included in my venue rental?

Wedding Ceremony

  • Eight different location options to choose from to say your “I Do’s” (based on availability):

    • Two outside waterfront with mountain views ceremony sites
    • Two outdoor ceremony locations with mountain views (non-waterfront)
    • Four customizable indoor ceremony spaces
  • Chair set up and breakdown at ceremony site

  • Free parking at all locations

  • Use of PA system

Wedding Reception

Let’s get this party started! Basic amenities aren’t so basic when planning an unforgettable event. We want you to focus on the memories and not the forks and plates!

Included for no additional cost:

  • Professional cleaning of the reception space both prior and after your event

  • Table and chair set up prior to arrival and based on couple’s personal consultation with our experienced event team

  • Event Tables (both rectangular and rounds available) for:

    • Dining
    • Buffet, Dessert and Wedding Cake
    • Guestbook
    • DJ
  • Event Chairs

  • Spandex liens (black or white) for both chairs and tables

  • Napkins (black, white, tan or navy)

  • Tableware

  • Parking for you and guests

  • Use of PA System

  • Use of our décor collection! From silk flowers to lamps to table numbers – you are welcome to use any item from our already established collection.

  • Access to our preferred vendor list

  • Day-of use of our beautiful Bridal Suite (Events Hall rentals only)

  • Day-of use of the Groom’s private dressing room (Events Hall rentals only)

How far in advance do I need to book?

The earlier you book the more likely you will get your desired date and space. Our summer and fall dates will book up quickly.

Do you allow outside food and beverage?

Fontana Village is a full-service resort! Our experienced chefs, bartenders, catering and events team is onsite to successfully make this a day to remember. 

Due to specific liability we cannot allow outside food and beverage, with the exception of the wedding cake.

Can I request a special drink or select alcohol be made available for my event?

Yes! Your Wedding Coordinator will work with you ahead of time on planning and budget to see that your requests for specialty items are met.
If you choose to have a bar at your event, our experienced bartenders will be fully prepared to responsibly and professionally administer your selection.

Per North Carolina State Liquor Commissions’ policies for sale and service of alcoholic beverage, outside alcohol is prohibited from being brought into events or banquet rooms. Fontana Village and its staff reserves the right to refuse service of alcoholic beverages to anyone for any reason.

Do I have to use your vendors or can I bring my own?

We have a recommended vendor list for your convenience, but you are more than welcome to use your own vendors. 

Can I get a discount on lodging for my guests?

Depending on date, availability and the number of units required we can set up a discounted group lodging block for your guests.

Is the Catering Manager/Wedding Coordinator the same thing as a Wedding Planner?

The Catering Manager/Wedding Coordinator will help you plan the aspects of your event that pertains to services provided by the resort, such as food & beverage, venue set-up, linen choices and any other aspect regarding the venue. The coordination of all other items including entertainment, flowers, bakers, etc. should be handled by the actual Wedding Planner. All special announcements, special dances and special events such as cake cutting or toasts should be orchestrated by the Wedding Planner or other designated representative.

Do you allow pets at the resort?

We want your furry best friends to be able to join in on the festivities! Our cabins are pet friendly. A non-refundable fee of $25 per pet per day will be charged to the reservation. No pets are allowed in the Lodge rooms, only in our cabins.