Come to our Spring Open House!

Come to our Spring Open House!

Posted in Farm Weddings

You are invited to our annual Spring Open House on April 3, from 2 -4. Please rsvp to sampsonshollow@aol.com to register and be eligible for doorprizes.  This is a free event for brides and up to three...

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2016 Spring Open House at the farm

2016 Spring Open House at the farm

Posted in Blog, Farm Weddings, Promotions

Brides and Grooms:) You are invited to join us on our family farm to visit with some of the area’s finest wedding vendors during our Spring Open House on Sunday afternoon, April 3, from 2- 4. This is a free event but we ask that you RSVP by either messaging us here on FB or emailing your intent to attend at sampsonshollow@aol.com. Your RSVP will also register you for door prizes. Our experienced and amazing wedding coordinators will be there to show you the property and to answer questions about customizing your own wedding package. Some of our vendors include Andersons Rentals, LB Floral, 2Guys2Guitars, Sweet Manna, Jennabee’s Cupcakes, Sarah Myers Photography, Rachel Mobley Photography, and food samples provided through Owen’s Food Truck and Sampson’s Hollow. Make plans to come and visit, sit a while, and take in the beauty of our family...

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Introducing our expansion; The Bonny Red Barn

Introducing our expansion; The Bonny Red Barn

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Sampson’s Hollow is an event facility that will provide the storybook location for any special event or gathering.  Recently named as a 2015 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice winner and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2015, the naturally landscaped farmland has been in the family since the mid 1800’s.  It was recently recognized by the state of Tennessee as an historic Century-old farm.  Located next to Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee and fifteen minutes from the entrance to the national park, Sampson’s Hollow is easily accessible while still maintaining the privacy and seclusion which most guests desire.  There are many choices of locations for a wedding ceremony at Sampson’s Hollow.  Enjoy the vista and being surrounded by the mountains, in the true hollow of the farm at the white meadow pergola, which sits in the midst of rolling hills bordered in assorted wild flowers, or for a smaller event, perhaps the foot bridge by the creek bed.  A favorite location is within Sarah’s Glen, enclosed by a cathedral of trees, shrubbery, and vibrant flowers and greenery.  This intimate location features three wooden arbors and a stacked rock stairway.  An old gas station and 1951 Dodge Truck add another reflection of days-gone-by to the beauty of the glen.  In the event of bad weather, the porch of our contemporary barn will seat approximately 200 guests on a covered front porch, accented by a lighted chandelier in the center of the elevated roof and a full view of the beauty of the property.  The interior of the barn will seat up to 100 guests, depending on use of space.  Features include air-conditioning, a wood burning fireplace, upstairs loft for changing, three restrooms, a small kitchen and a handicap –accessible entrance. A sweetly adorned cabin provides a dressing suite for the bride and her attendants as well as a romantic beginning for the first night as husband and wife. Please visit our website at www.sampsonshollow.com for more information and click on our links to Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube to see photos and a virtual tour of the...

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It’s an icy and wintry Day at the hollow.

It’s an icy and wintry Day at the hollow.

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I never realized that I would be so bad at blogging.  I love to write; I even consider myself to be something of a wordsmith.  I thought that blogging would come naturally to me–kind of like journaling, yet some of my private thoughts and opinions would not be appropriate for obvious reasons.  I don’t know if it’s a time thing or what, but I just can’t seem to find 30 minutes per day to work on social media either.  Yes, I know it’s just something that has to be planned for, scheduled, put on the appointment book.  Something that I have come to realize from being iced and snowed in this week –I’m never going to be good at time management.  I’m never going to have a perfectly organized house or desk.  It’s just not the way I roll.  I’m not a messy person, per se–I just don’t give a lot of priority to having a place for everything and everything in it’s place.  My best friend, Debbie, who lost her battle with cancer over a year ago, taught me a very valuable lesson.  In the grand scheme of things, having a perfectly organized and clutter-free home is just not worth giving up time to do other things that you love–such as hanging out with grandbabies, going to a dinner and a movie with a friend, having a day set aside to go window shopping, making plans for weekend getaways with girlfriends–giving time to tasks that matter so much more in the eyes of heaven.  So, I’m going to try my best not to beat myself up for not being an organizing wizard or detail-oriented diva.  I’ll do what works best for me, for my family and my business and amid all of my boxes and bundles and stacks of things to be filed away,  I’ll do my best to do my best. Stay warm folks:)...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Posted in Farm Weddings

I am so excited about the adventures and opportunities of a brand new year. This will be our 10th season of doing business as Sampson’s Hollow. Prior to that, the property was (and continues to be) a section of a vast farm which has been …in the family since the mid 1800’s. The huge maple tree which is on the centermost part of our farm is kind of like the heartbeat. Sampson, my husband’s grandfather (they called him Dada), planted that tree when he was a young man and the field was just a cow pasture. If my math is correct, the tree would be about 100-years old because my youngest son, Caleb Samson, was only six-weeks old when Dada passed away. He will soon be thirty-one. The tree is deeply rooted, much like our family, our values and our beliefs. We are very grateful to the brides and grooms who have married on our farm and to those who have booked for 2015 and 2016. Our expansion is well under way and it’s so exciting to be growing! Happy New Year...

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Guests are coming to visit from across the fence!

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  Looking forward to meeting some of our neighbors tomorrow night from the properties of Blackberry Farm. Sarah Evans has a private concert next door and a few of the guests are coming over and having a get-together at Sampson’s Hollow before the show. Hope they enjoy both their time visiting at our farm and the talented artist who will be performing for their entertainment across the...

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