Dove Release Ceremony

A White Dove Ceremony is a romantic and beautiful addition to starting your lives together. White Doves are very symbolic of the vows & covenant that is exchanged between a Bride & Groom on their wedding day. These Doves mate for life.
Both dove parents care for their young. They will fly, even through adversity, to return to their family and their home.

All Dove Releases are subject to availability. Reserve today!


Traditional White Dove Release

Two white doves are released by the Bride and Groom following their vows symbolizing the beginning of their new life together. This release may be performed by hand or from a beautiful wicker heart shaped basket.


His and Her White Dove Release

The first of its kind, the “His and Her” white dove release is one that has remained exclusive to the Smoky Mountain area. Unlike the traditional dove release, a “Tuxedo Dove” will be provided to the groom to be held alongside the brides white dove. The matching outfits of the groom and the tuxedo dove will offer a beautiful yet unique release that will keep people talking!

$275 -  Subject to availability

Full White Dove Release (16 White Doves)

The full dove release is the ultimate white dove package! This release will include sixteen white doves that can be released in a multitude of ways. This package will provide a dove for the bride and groom, as well as, a dove for each groomsman and bridesmaid if desired. The doves may also be split into two groups and released from each side of the bride and groom (during or after ceremony) providing a striking release and portrait opportunity. A larger decorated release basket can also be provided for the releasing of all sixteen doves from the center of the stage. This is the perfect package for those looking to leave your guest in amazement and/or ensure the photo of a lifetime.

$399 - Subject to availability

Additional Doves to any Package

Additional white doves may be added to any of the available packages at a discounted price. This is a great opportunity if you are looking to get photography with the doves after the ceremony release. Memorial dove(s) for passed loved ones may also be purchased and released individually as a peaceful reminder of the joy and inspiration they provided.


White Dove Release packages may be added to any existing wedding package, at any time of year.  In case of extreme inclement weather that requires your ceremony to be moved indoors, or that could jeopardize the health of the birds, your release will be cancelled, but you are still able to hold and take photos with the doves.

Laws prohibit dove release in the National Park.