Cades Cove Dreamin’

Cades Cove Dreamin’

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Cades Cove Dreamin’

Elopement to the Peaceful Side of The Smokies

The first question that many of our potential brides will ask is if we are actually located in Cade’s Cove. We are not. Our property is approximately 15 minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the peaceful, less trafficked side of the mountains. Our ancestors were from Cades Cove and our farmland is framed by the majesty of the mountain range from three sides. You won’t have to deal with the restrictions that place limits for your wedding ceremony if you were having it in the national park. That’s an advantage that we offer—the beauty of Cades Cove and more privacy.

The smaller ceremonies have been designed for destination and/or elopement types of weddings.
The garden ceremony can only be booked for weekdays or weeknights (not to include Friday) afternoons during peak season. However, if you have a last-minute decision to have a wedding in our area, give us a call at 865.387.1234 or email at sampsonshollow@aol.com to check to see if we have availability for a Friday afternoon or Saturday.


Option A:

For a bride and groom who want a simple, romantic ceremony with the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains as the canvas for gorgeous photographs, we offer a weekday or evening package (Monday through Thursday, Friday mornings, or Sunday afternoons) which includes the following:

• A ceremony held in Sarah’s Glen, on our footbridge by the meadow, at the Meadow Pergola, or in our barn or on the front porch (in the event of in-climate weather), decorated for the occasion.
• Includes a minister who can customize your vows or add sand or candle ceremony
• Traditional wedding music for the ceremony
• Fresh flowers in your choice of colors for bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
• And a one-tier cake with sparkling spider, for up to ten guests.

Option A is priced at $695.00 for 90 minutes;
Up to two additional hours can be added at $200.00 per hour.
Our sweetly decorated and very romantic cabin can be added for $125.00 per night, based on availability.


Option B:

This selection includes the same choices for locations for the wedding ceremony as well as the features listed in Option A. This enhanced package includes 2 ½ hours on the property.

• Finger foods of cheese and fruit with crackers, barbeque meatballs, chips and dip, and lemonade or sweet tea
• Two-tier wedding cake in your choice of vanilla bean, chocolate, red velvet or strawberry
• Tables, chairs and white linens are also provided.
• Use of two whiskey barrels and antique door for cake display
• Mason jars with baby’s breath for guest tables.
• One additional bouquet for bridal attendant and one additional bout

Option B is priced at $1295. 00 for up to twenty guests, including bridal party
Additional guests can be added at $18.00 per guest
Up to two additional hours can be added for $200 per hour.
Our sweetly decorated and very romantic cabin can be added for $125.00 per night, based on availability.


Option C:

Gracious Simplicity; for our classic elopement package, Sampson’s Hollow offers a smaller package for just the bride and groom, with the minister and one hour (total) for $485.00. The flowers are not included, but can be added.

This option is priced for a Monday through Wednesday, or Thursday or Friday mornings. Not available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday after 12:00; some exceptions apply if date is available and booking not more than 30 days from the requested date. Add our one-bedroom, farmhouse cabin for $125.00 plus taxes and extend your time with your photographer for up to two additional hours, if desired. Based on availability.


*  Please note that these packages do not include photography, but a professional photographer can be added. Rates begin at $400.00 for ninety minutes with a cd of the edited images and copyright release. A wedding director, can be added to assist with ceremony, if needed. Please request information concerning this service or any other services that we can offer for your wedding day.

Tennessee Sales Tax of 9.25% will be added to the price of all packages.


Ala Carte Services (Design your package)

Wedding coordinator; beginning at $500 for a total of ten hours (rehearsal + day of event) for up to 125 guests or $600 for 150 – 175 guests. The price will be adjusted for additional guests or additional hours needed to help with planning and pre-wedding day activities. Please refer to our list of the responsibilities of a director, coordinator and/or planner when making your choice.

• Additional guests for Daydreamin’ or Once Upon A Time package = $15.00 each
• DJ / 2 Guys 2 Guitars professional musicians = $475 for 3 hours and $75 for each additional ½ hour.
• Bell jars (60 jars) with tea lights on fence row = $175.00; a Sampson’s Hollow signature service
• Use of farmhouse cabin for additional dressing space which includes use of cabin for overnight stay = $125.00
• Heavy rose petals for each side of the ceremony aisle = $125.00 (a Sampson’s Hollow signature service)
• Wooden rounds cut from pine and/or cedar trees (used for centerpieces) $4.00 per table—Complementary in packages which SH provides in-house catering
• Wooden tree stumps which can be used for aisle decoration = $40.00 for six stumps
In-house catering: please ask for a catering menu from your contact person.


Payment Policies and Options 2017

1. If your date is available and you wish to retain that date prior to finalizing your
package or plan, you may secure the date with a $500.00 deposit. The balance of a 50% deposit (of the package) is due within 21 days (three weeks) of the $500 payment. Should you (the guest) decide to cancel that date before the end of the 21 days, you will forfeit 70% ($350) of the $500 retainer, unless someone else books that same date within 30 days of your cancellation, upon which time you will instead receive 80% of the $500 ($400.00) paid. If you do not make another payment within the original 30 day period, or make plans to do so with the sales manager of Sampson’s Hollow, the date will be released and you (the guest) will forfeit the retainer.

2. We offer a 4% property discount when the FULL 50% is paid upon booking the date. The amount is increased to 5% if the full package price is paid upon booking the date. This discount applies to the value of the property within the package and not added-on/contracted services from outside vendors. This discount does not apply to the balance of the package price.


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