February is the month of weddings for Sevier County

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- While June is the most popular month of the year for weddings; one county in the area sees a spike in the economy during February.

It's the month of love and East Tennessee's wedding industry is feeling that love says Olga Wierbicki, President of the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association

"We see a spike in the whole month of February. According to figures in the bridal industry about 18% of all weddings are destination weddings."

Sevier County has some great destinations such as the Ancient Oaks Inn.

Co-Owner Justin Jones tells us, "It's a 5 bedroom luxury inn just under 10,000 square feet. It's on 90 private acres. There's a 3,000 square foot entertainment area which includes foosball, air hockey, and a pool table. It also has it's own night club themed basement with a fully stocked bar and theater room."

Ancient Oaks Inn also has all the luxuries for a wedding of your dreams.
"We can do them outdoor and indoor depending on the size and the other unique thing is the family can actually stay here." says Justin.

The inn is just one of the reasons there's more than 12,000 weddings in Sevier County every year.

Olga tells us "We're actually the 3rd largest place in the nation to get married. When you look out west, Las Vegas is number one. If you go up north, New York City is very popular. But when you come to the south, this is the place to come.

Good news for area businesses in East Tennessee even during a tough economy.

"The weddings have stayed as part of the tourism economy. People still want to get married and they still want that romance. says Olga.

It's a place to come for all your wedding dreams even if you're on a budget.

For more information about The Ancient Oaks Inn check out their website at http://www.myrestandrelaxation.com/


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