Dreaming about 2018 weddings…. Woodsy Farm Trends in Wedding Planning for 2018

Dreaming about 2018 weddings…. Woodsy Farm Trends in Wedding Planning for 2018

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As we study the trends for wedding planning for 2018 and beyond we can’t be more excited that brides are choosing magical locations like Sampson’s Hollow more and more.  Couples are choosing a back to nature experience whether it is justs the two of them on a romantic elopement, or they have gathered friends and family for a special celebration. Vintage trends are strong and are driving dress and color choices for the bridal party and the following reception!  Brides are loving the looks of the 70’s, (we adimt we do also!) and choosing ivory, cream, chamgagne and off white more often than white for their special dress.  Have you been dress shopping yet?  When the time comes we will want to hear all about it! Reception trends tend to work to knit guests in to the vow exchange with an emphasis on the importance of the guest.  Favorite scriptures are shared, recipes are requested as gifts, colors for receptions combine rustics with coppers and silver. Our favorite of the trends is to choose somewhere “Woodsy.” Woodsy is the new Black!  What could be more exciting for Sampson’s Hollow?  We provide a century old farm that is full of stories, trees who have witnessed a special kind of love over and over, and settings ready to take you and your spouse to a fairy tale world where you create your very own Once Upon a Time.  Visit our Photo Gallery or Book a Venue Tour to experience Sampson’s Hollow for yourself. Whether you are considering an elopement for just the two of you, or a wedding celebration with your family and friends, Sampson’s Hollow’s coordinators are second to none.  We look forward to hearing all about your upcoming wedding date and your dream come true…Once Upon a Time. Sampson’s Hollow. Janice Livingston (865)...

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Once Upon a Time Package

Once Upon a Time Package

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This outline is a guide and most any event can be customized based on each individual guest and the needs and preferences of their special day. The capacity for the property is 175. Bonus of services included in the Daydreams and Once Upon A Time package: • Use of The Barn (heated and air-conditioned), Sarah’s Glen, meadows and white pergola, wet-weather spring and footbridge • Chairs set up for both ceremony and reception • Tables to accommodate the number of guests in your selected package. • Plus our signature services including; • Use of crystal chandelier and brass chandelier to decorate the arbor or pergola at the ceremony site • Use of chauffeured golf carts to assist in transporting guests with special needs (such as grandparents) to ceremony site • Assisted transportation for bride and groom and their photographer to various sites on property for photographs • Fresh greenery and baby’s breath on arbor at ceremony site. • Use of two whiskey barrels and antique door for cake or favor display. • Chilled bottle water on ice and hand fans to enhance comfort of guests, provided for the ceremony only. • Assisted/Valet parking (at no additional charge) • Spraying the ceremony location to minimize the presence of flying insects. • Use of bonfire pit privileges, in season (wood and starting log is provided) Once Upon A Time Package: This package is designed for guests who would want to have more time on the property and additional features as part of the package. Total of 12 hours. Based on 100 – 150 guests. • The services of a Sampson’s Hollow approved minister to perform the ceremony. • Three hours on Friday between the hours of 3:30 and 10:00 which can be used for decorating, rehearsal, and time for the rehearsal dinner; • Choose 9 hours on Saturday, between 12:00 and 11:00 for wedding/reception ** • Wedding Coordinator for Friday evening and Saturday • Heavy rose petals for ceremony site; based on availability of colors • Mason jars on fence row • Use of wooden tree rounds as centerpieces for guest tables • Day of wedding/night of wedding in Little Farmhouse Cabin ** • Arrival time in cabin begins with the arrival time for the package** • Sparkler exit for bride and groom Not available for Sunday events Pricing for this package is based on day of week and season of the year. Please contact Janice at sampsonshollow@aol.com or text/call 865.387.1234 Additional guests up to 175 maximum can be added to any plan. This number includes the members of the wedding party and immediate family. Book a Venue Tour...

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Daydreamin’ Package

Daydreamin’ Package

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This outline is a guide and most any event can be customized based on each individual guest and the needs and preferences of their special day. The capacity for the property is 175. Bonus of services included in the Daydreams and Once Upon A Time package: • Use of The Barn (heated and air-conditioned), Sarah’s Glen, meadows and white pergola, wet-weather spring and footbridge • Chairs set up for both ceremony and reception • Tables to accommodate the number of guests in your selected package. • Plus our signature services including; • Use of crystal chandelier and brass chandelier to decorate the arbor or pergola at the ceremony site • Use of chauffeured golf carts to assist in transporting guests with special needs (such as grandparents) to ceremony site • Assisted transportation for bride and groom and their photographer to various sites on property for photographs • Fresh greenery and baby’s breath on arbor at ceremony site. • Use of two whiskey barrels and antique door for cake or favor display. • Chilled bottle water on ice and hand fans to enhance comfort of guests, provided for the ceremony only. • Assisted/Valet parking (at no additional charge) • Spraying the ceremony location to minimize the presence of flying insects. • Use of bonfire pit privileges, in season (wood and starting log is provided) Description of Packages: • Up to 125 guests including bridal party and vendors • The services of a Sampson’s Hollow approved minister to perform the ceremony. • Staff management to assist for one hour of rehearsal and day of wedding. • Includes all basic and signature services described below. • Eight hours on day of event; choose 8 hours between 11:00am and 10:00pm** • Sixty minutes for a walk-through, offered sometime during the week of, or the day of, based on availability (is not guaranteed for day/evening before and cannot be added to day of event) • Use of farmhouse cabin for day/night of wedding Arrival time in cabin begins with the arrival time for the package** These packages do not include catering or photography. Off-Peak = January, February, first two weekends of March, August and December Pricing for this package is based on day of week and season of the year. Please contact Janice at sampsonshollow@aol.com or text/call 865.387.1234 Book a Venue...

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Smoky Mountain Dreamin’

Smoky Mountain Dreamin’

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Smoky Mountain Dreamin’ 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. This package is not available on Saturdays during May, June, September, October or the first Saturday in November Wedding and Reception for up to 30 people. For a guest list that will accommodate up to 30 people with a buffet service reception of foods (3 menu options) and 5 hours on the property (up to 60 minutes of this package can be exchanged for guaranteed rehearsal time—based on availability). The package will include the following: • Choice of locations for ceremony and reception (can be held inside barn in the event of inclement weather). • Minister or officiate for the wedding ceremony. • Wedding director to organize ceremony. • Mason jars on fence row OR heavy rose petals for aisle. • Fresh-flower wedding bouquet for bride; boutonniere for groom. • Decorations at the wedding site including fresh greenery. • Use of crystal and brass chandelier to hang from arbor at ceremony site. • Use of burlap overlays and mason jars with baby’s breath, on wooden tree rounds. • Decorations of inside of reception area (miniature lights, candles, greenery, table linens). • Use of escorted golf-carts to assist guests to location for ceremony. • Three tier wedding cake with butter cream icing for 30 guests. • Reception, including food, for your guests; choice of 3 options. • Sparkler exit. • Use of fabric linens and catering quality disposable serving ware. • Use of cabin for changing and for overnight stay on the night of the wedding including rose petal turn-down. Please call 865.387.1234 or email sampsonshollow@aol.com for pricing. Tennessee Sales Tax and a 15% food service gratuity will be added to total.  Choice of the following three options for menu: Option #1. • Tossed salad with assorted toppings and dressings. • Pork tenderloin with gravy. • Choice of two vegetables. • Assorted bread basket. • Tea, punch and coffee. Option #2 (finger foods). • Sweet honey barbeque meatballs. • Chicken and pimento cheese croissants. • Chips with salsa and queso. • Pasta salad. • Tea, punch and coffee. Option #3. • Tossed salad with assorted toppings and dressings. • Cheese and fruit tray. • Baked lasagna or baked spaghetti. • Bread. • Tea, punch and coffee. Please note that these packages do not include photography, but a professional photographer can be added. Rates begin at $450.00 for 90 minutes and include a CD of edited images with the copyright release.   Book a Venue Tour...

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