Recommended Vendors For A Lakeside Wedding


Douglas Lake has the inherent advantage of having two gorgeous natural wonders of East Tennessee at once – the Smoky Mountains and the lake itself. It is little wonder that so many want to come to Douglas Lake for their weddings, ceremonies and honeymoons.

If you’re looking towards Douglas Lake for your upcoming nuptials – congratulations! You made an excellent choice for location. Now to get going on the other necessary items for getting everything together – photography, catering, all that.

Here’s who we recommend looking into for wedding vendors:

Regina Starkey Photographic Portrait Art – Regina Starkey is one of the highest decorated photographic artists in the state of Tennessee, and uses her decades of experience and incredibly high standard for quality to make sure you have the family, wedding or any other kind of portrait you deserve.

Team 22 Portraits – We’ve all heard the saying, but these days pictures are worth more than a thousand words – they’re worth a lifetime. Team 22 Portraits brings out the lifetime of art in each photo we take both in the photography itself and the custom framing we provide. We don’t specialize in wedding, family, reunion, etc., we give each and every artistic effort the same consistently high quality approach. We can photograph you in our studio or your place of choice.

D&P Photography – Specializing in reunions and weddings in the Smoky Mountain Area, D&P Photo Service will come to your location and help you to create memories for everyone to share in. Reasonably priced photography, excellent quality prints along with stellar service make us the one people refer to their friends over and over. Call us today for your special occasion. We also do cabin and commercial photography!

Chef Tony Catering – Catering for your wedding reception, corporate event, special occasion dining, or any event celebration. Enjoy gourmet recipes from experienced Chef Tony and professional staff in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and other areas surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Choose from our gourmet sit-down dinner packages, buffet and hor d’oeuvre packages, or choose a custom menu to suit the taste of your guests.

Shear Madness – Specializing in custom style and cuts for men, women and children, Shear Madness offers something unique for each individual. Color, dimensional color, highlights and lowlights are all available in affordable color packages. Allow us to change your outlook with a fresh new look from one of our stylists. Located at the corner of Veteran’s Blvd. and Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville we are easy, traffic free access to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Newport and Kodak.

Fantasy Bridal & Formal Wear – We stock over 1,500 of the newest and latest styles of rental wedding gowns you can find and over 800 tuxedos for your special day. Our 4,000 sq. ft. boutique is the largest in the Smoky Mountains. We have free parking in downtown Gatlinburg. Toll Free:  800-295-5602.

And of course, the actual location and honeymoon can be handled right here at Douglas Lake Vacations! See our cabin list here.