Planning Your Wedding in the Mountains?

Here's all the information you need to plan – and enjoy – your special day!

Scroll down for a Directory of Wedding Venues and Services

Quick Tips

Getting Your License
Swain County Administration Building
Register of Deeds
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Issued: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $60. No waiting period

Required Identification
You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina, however you must have proof of age and your social security card.

If you are under 21 you have to have a certified copy of your birth certificate, your Social Security card and a picture ID. If you are over 21 you just need your Social Security card and a picture ID.

Licenses from other Counties in NC
Licenses are valid if issued in any county of North Carolina; however they must be returned for filing to county of origin. If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse’s death must be supplied. If the divorce was within 90 days, a signed copy of the divorce decree will need to be shown.

Public Wedding Venues

Courthouse Ceremony Performed by Magistrate. Cost: $20

Weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Deep Creek Office: 828-488-3184 or Oconaluftee NC Headquarters 828-497-1900

Weddings at Riverfront Park
Swain County Administration 828-488-9273

Weddings on Island Park
Bryson City Town Office 828-488-3335


The Grove Church

Contact: Jeff Helpman


1127 Franklin Gove Church Rd.

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-488-6164

Phone 828-361-6092

Family and community focused non-denominational church. Numerous activities throughout the year to recharge the body and spirit. Special groups for all ages.

First Baptist Church of Bryson City

Contact: Pastor John Tagliarini


PO Box 247

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-488-2679

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Contact: Father Shawn O'Neal


316 Main St

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-488-6766

Mass 7PM Saturday and 11:15AM Sunday

Saint Augustine's Anglican Church

Contact: Father Rusty Marts


170 Watkins Rd

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-506-3957

Orthodox Anglican Church:
Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School & 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Wednesday - 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Deep Creek Baptist Church

Contact: Mike Cogdill


40 White Pine Lane

Bryson City, NC 28713

Local 828-488-9598

A family friendly church in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.


Service Times

Sunday School - 9:45am

Morning Worship (Sun.)- 11am

Evening Worship(Sun.) - 7pm

Eveing Worship and Youth Classes (Wed.) - 7pm

Arlington Baptist Church


670 Hughes Branch Rd

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-488-3358

Victory Baptist Church


1275 New Fontana Rd

Bryson City, NC 28713

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Phone 828-488-6717

Bryson City United Methodist Church

Contact: Wayne Dickert


76 Main St

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-488-2680