Smoky Mountain Wedding Seasons
Love is in the air year-round in the Smoky Mountains, but the seasons can definitely play a part in planning the perfect Smoky Mountain wedding. Whether you prefer the frigid lows of winter or the sweltering highs of summer, the Smoky Mountains offer the right kind of weather for any type of wedding experience.
The beautiful flowers and natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park make it a wonderful setting for a spring wedding. The lowest average spring temperature in the Smoky Mountain region is 34 degrees in March, and the highest average spring temperature occurs in March at 77 degrees. May also brings the highest average amount of rainfall of the year with 4.7 inches, so you might also want to explore indoor options if you're planning a spring Smoky Mountain wedding.
The summer months offer the perfect chance to combine a Smoky Mountain wedding with a vacation as well. The entire region offers guests plenty of opportunities for shopping and fine dining. Average summer rainfall in the Smoky Mountain area ranges from 3.14 inches in August to 4.06 inches in July. High temperatures generally remain steady in the mid- to upper-80s, and lows generally do not go below 60 degrees.
Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains provides a brilliant wedding backdrop, with bright oranges, golden yellows, and brilliant reds adorning every mountaintop and valley. Peak color changes usually take place from mid-October through mid-November. Average high temperatures in September of 81 degrees drop to 59 degrees in October and November, with lows descending from 57 degrees in September to 43 and 35 in October and November, respectively.
The Smoky Mountain region transitions from the vibrant colors of fall to a winter wonderland filled with twinkling lights and dazzling holiday decorations. Of course, the winter months also bring colder temperatures, with the highest average temperature occurring in February at 51 degrees. Lows for December-February generally remain in the mid- to upper-20s, so you'll want to scope out an indoor locale and bring your heavy coats if you want a Smoky Mountain winter wedding.
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