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4 Reasons You Should Come Rafting Before Your Wedding in the Smoky Mountains

June 23, 2021
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The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most beautiful locations for a destination wedding in the country! With winding rivers and valleys to gorgeous mountain peaks, you are guaranteed a breathtaking ceremony when you decide to spend your special day in the Smokies. If you’re wondering what to do before the wedding, you should bring your whole group whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River! Here are 4 reasons why you should come rafting before your wedding in the Smoky Mountains:

1. It’s a Unique Bachelor or Bachelorette Activity

Instead of heading to cities like Vegas or Nashville for a bachelor or bachelorette party, come spend some time on the river in Gatlinburg. This unique experience will be something you never forget! If you’re renting a cabin in the mountains for your weekend, you’ll only be a short drive from our outpost. When you arrive, our guides will meet you and lead your group on an awesome whitewater adventure! You’ll be glad you abandoned traditional bachelor and bachelorette activities for this experience!

2. Your Wedding Party Will Love it

white water raftingBring your groomsmen, bridesmaids, friends, family and more on an awesome whitewater rafting excursion before your wedding in the Smoky Mountains! Everyone will love getting to come together as a group and spend a day on the water. If you have a group of 10 or more coming, we offer great group rates and deals! You could even bring your flower girls and ring bearers, as we offer rafting for children as young as 3! Whether you’re coming with a wedding party who are all experienced in whitewater rafting, or it’s everyone’s first time, you will all have a blast!

3. You Can Enjoy a Relaxing Day Outdoors

We know planning a wedding, especially a destination wedding, can be very stressful. That’s why we recommend spending a relaxing day outdoors on the river. Before you begin your adventure of a lifetime, come adventure with us on one of our awesome rafting trips! Don’t worry about catering, a DJ, floral arrangements, or any other wedding detail, and instead look forward to facing the next rapid. When you’re surrounded by the beauty of the Smokies, you can’t help but breathe in that mountain air and relax!

4. We Offer Various Trips That’ll Fit Your Needs

white water rafting in the smoky mountainsIf you’re worried about adventuring onto the Pigeon River, don’t be! We offer trips that cater to all experiences and age groups. From kindergarteners to senior citizens, there are trips for everyone. If you’d prefer something a little more calm, try our Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trip that offers a calm ride down the river. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out our Upper River or Extreme Upper River Rafting Trips. If you’re visiting Gatlinburg in the Spring or Fall, you can enjoy seasonal trips that provide you with scenic views you can’t find anywhere else!

Now that you know why you should come rafting before your wedding in the Smoky Mountains, you can start planning your trip! Make your destination wedding unforgettable and book one of our rafting trips today! We look forward to seeing you!