Autumn Dates Available – Smoky Mountain Weddings

Autumn Dates Available – Smoky Mountain Weddings

Posted in Blog, Christian Ceremony Ideas, Farm Weddings

Autumn can be a very special time at Sampson’s Hollow and the entire region surrounding us.  Of course, it seems no matter where you reside, autumn is just a special time of year.  As of date, 9/19, Sampson’s Hollow has three remaining dates available for weddings or vow renewals. October 13 and 20, and November 3rd are available dates for a Smoky Mountain Wedding at our century farm, Sampson’s Hollow.  Whether you are thinking an elopement, or planning for a small group, our planners can go to work to create your very own….Once Upon a Time. Choose from our Wedding Packages or create your own custom wedding. Text: 865-387-1234 for immediate questions and attention. Contact Us through our Contact Form...

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Planning a Christian Wedding in the Smokies

Planning a Christian Wedding in the Smokies

Posted in Christian Ceremony Ideas

Congratulations on your engagement. Obviously this is a very special time in your life. At Sampson’s Hollow we recognize the importance of two becoming one and want to work with you to show, in every way, your love for one another and for those who Christ who first loved us. We work with couples to plan a Christian wedding ceremony. Do you need ideas to begin your planning? Our wedding planners are ready to make your ideas a reality. Although each ceremony is different, when celebrating a Christ centered wedding the proclamation of the Gospel is the highlight of the ceremony, and the focus is on Christ and all who are gathered in His Name. We encourage our planners and our couples to server one another as we are served. Spend time in prayer. It is our desire to share help you plan the greatest reflection of His love in your ceremony. We look forward to this opportunity. The Staff and Family of Sampson’s...

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Unique Ideas for a Christian Ceremony at our Farm, Sampson’s Hollow

Unique Ideas for a Christian Ceremony at our Farm, Sampson’s Hollow

Posted in Christian Ceremony Ideas

Sampson’s Hollow holds the principles taught by Jesus dear and we serve our couples and their families as the we best can follow our Lord’s teachings. Why not try a few clever ideas at your wedding to bring Christ to the center of the occasion and help to create memories and God’s Living Word as part of your every celebration.     One idea we love is to have a special Bible at the Welcome Table. Ask guests to highlight a favorite verse for the Mr. and Mrs as they begin their journey! Another idea we often see that is precious is to use a Bible in place of a pillow to tie the wedding rings on. This can also be a special family Bible or one special to the couple. Lastly why not show your love with a foot washing before the ceremony. Our Lord showed us this act as a way of showing love and service above all in love. Before your ceremony or after, with those most special, we can plan a foot washing place for a special bonding moment with Christ in the center of your love. We welcome your ideas also as you come to Sampson’s Hollow and plan your wedding. We want your dream Once Upon a Time to be meaningful and Christ centered as you come together at this special time. Visit our other websites for further ideas at: http://www.weddingsnearcadescove.com...

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Tapestry Dreams

Tapestry Dreams

Posted in Wedding Packages

Tapestry Dreams For the DIY (do it yourself) Bride Description of packages/plans: Choice of sites including pergola, footbridge or Sarah’s Glen (wooded area). If raining, ceremony can be moved to front porch or inside of barn Property for up to 100 guests This package is created for the do-it-yourself bride who just wants the basics with the option of customizing other services offered by Sampson’s Hollow. It is not required that the guest use our in-house catering for their event. This package does not include food, photography or flowers. The package will include the following: • Choice of locations for ceremony and reception (Backup plan: can be held inside barn or on covered front porch in the event of inclimate weather) • Guest count (including bridal party and vendors) not to exceed 100. Additional guests are $15.00 per person. • Six hours on property, choose time between 1:00 and 10:00 (includes time needed for decorating, clearing and cleaning). Additional hours may be purchased. • Minister or officiate for the wedding ceremony. Guest may still, if they choose, use their own minister. Our minister must be a witness and sign the marriage certificate. • Up to 125 basic white fan back chairs. If additional chairs are needed, the guest will be responsible for moving from ceremony site to reception site or renting additional chairs. • Up to 15 round tables to be used for guest seating and cake table. Each table will seat up to 8 guests • Use of three rectangle tables (6 ft.) to be used for food service and/ beverage table. • Staff management will be on property to assist but will not coordinate event. • Assisted parking staff • Assisted transportation to ceremony site in staff-driven golf carts (2) • Use of kitchen with paid damage deposit on file. • Friday and Saturday (Peak months) $2500.00 • Saturdays (High-peak months of May and October) $3000.00 • Friday and Saturday (Non-peak months) $2100.00 • Sunday (Any month) $1800.00 • Monday through Thursday (Any month) $1500.00 Peak months are April, June, July, September and November.  High peak months are May and October. Tennessee sales tax of 9.25% to be added to package total. Sampson’s Hollow provides these options or services which can be added to the Tapestry Dreams package at the price listed: • SH Wedding Coordinator $500.00 ( Please ask for list of coordinator responsibilities ) • White garden chairs $2.00 each Upgrade to padded garden chairs $3.50 each • Rectangle or round tables $10.00 each • Fresh greenery and baby’s breath for ceremony arbor $100.00 ( Our staff will decorate arbor if added ) • Burlap drapes or white scarves for ceremony arbor $25.00 ( Our staff will hang them if added ) • Brass/crystal chandelier for ceremony arbor $25.00 ( Our staff will hang if added ) •  (2) Whiskey barrels and antique door for...

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color

Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color

Posted in Blog, Farm Weddings

This gorgeous photo was snapped by one of our assistants during a quiet moment at this past weekend’s wedding.  The 100-year old red maple was planted by the patriarch of the family, Sampson Flynn, when he started farming on the land given to him by his father.  The bride is sitting on the rope swing and perhaps storing memories of her beautiful wedding to reflect upon in days and years to come.   

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