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Welcome to Friendly Falls!

Friendly Falls is — Unique. 
We are an Event and Wedding Venue, Roadside Attraction, Local Craft Store, Gem Mine, and Restaurant tucked on the side of the road in beautiful Wears Valley, TN.   And by the way, we have our own waterfall!

We Are THE Perfect Choice For Any Event

Imagine your next Group Event, Family Reunion, Corporate Retreat or Private Party by your own waterfall and gardens in the center of the Smoky Mountains.

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Fun & Unique Waterfall Weddings

Get married at our unique, beautiful, & private waterfall!  Surround yourself with the beauty of nature, the Falls rich history, and loved ones.  We have just what you need–from a simple Ceremony to full Reception packages and fun additions.

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Gnorbert's Magic Gem Mine

Gnorbert’s Magic Gem Mine is the funnest spot in Wears Valley! Gnorbert and his friendly Magic Miner Gnommies invite you to come strike it rich.

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Friendly Falls Is What You’re Looking For In The Smoky Mountains. Enjoy The Beauty Of Nature, Get Married By Our Waterfall, Host Your Reunion Or Retreat, Come Gem Mining And More At Friendly Falls!

Reunions, Retreats & Parties

For more than 100 years, family and friends have gathered at our beautiful waterfall! It’s the perfect Smoky Mountain Venue for a memorable reunion, a group retreat, or a party to celebrate a special occasion, anniversary, or birthday. Let the falls be the perfect and unique backdrop to your corporate event, private party, or family reunion. Catering and packages available!

Gnorbert’s Magic Gem Mine

Gnorbert and his friendly Gem Miner Gnommies await you at Gnorbert’s Magic Gem Mine. Grab a bucket and head for the creekside mining flume where you are sure to strike it rich. You can check out the beautiful rocks for sale in our Rock Shop where you can also grab a snack or soft drink or beer to enjoy while you work the mine.

Fun & Unique Waterfall Weddings

Choose from several wedding packages at our unique, beautiful, & private waterfall! Surround yourself with the beauty of nature and all your loved ones. We have just what you need–from a simple Wedding Ceremony to full Wedding & Reception packages complete with catering, photography, cake, flowers, and more!

Wouldn't Change A Thing!

Thank you so much for being a special part of our beautiful day! If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Beautiful wedding venue with beautiful people!

Great Place to Eat Lunch After Hiking

My wife says that it was a great place to have lunch after a morning spent hiking around Cade’s Cove because it was calm, comfortable, and serene. To which I add: and real. In a tourist region, that takes it off the beaten path.

Unique and Wonderful Stop

This place was amazing, the owner was friendly and nice, and the falls are amazing. The kids enjoyed the place very much and we spent plenty of hours there. The ice cream was delicious and the little store is stoked with unique gifts ideas. Thank you for a great experience.

Beautiful Roadside Eatery

Forest, water, waterfall, friendly people, have a picnic on a blanket, a creek side meal and walk in the water! It couldn’t have been better.