Express yourself at your wedding. There is never a better time to create an environment that is suited to your romance and your future. Maybe the setting has a bit of the past……….. where you in love with fairies and enchanted gardens? At Sampson’s Hollow we have created many settings on our century farm that help you express your love in that dream come true setting. Allow us to tell you about them:
One of the major concerns of any bride choosing to do an outdoor wedding venue is “what will we do if there is bad weather?” Our recently renovated barn has allowed Sampson’s Hollow to offer a back-up plan without the need to add a tent and to assure that guests stay dry during the ceremony and reception. Our newly designed covered front porch will now seat up to 175 guests in a traditional chapel floorplan with a panoramic view of the mountains and green pastures serving as a backdrop for the altar.
For the bride who has dreamed of being married in the mountains and is enamored with the appeal of Cades Cove, Sarah’s Glen offers a natural setting located in the woodland area of Sampson’s Hollow. The glen offers an even more private and secluded location, cooler in warmer temperatures, surrounded by nature and nested among a tall stand of pine and evergreen trees.
This location is truly located in the hollow of the property and offers a breath-taking view of the Great Smoky Mountains as guests are seated in the green pasture of farmland. The white pergola is landscaped with trees and shrubbery and overlooks the meadow which blooms seasonally with wildflowers and grasses. Our meadow location can seat up to 200 guests on a natural incline which allows an unfettered view to all in attendance of your special day.
Probably the most popular background on the farm for photography, our little barn is the oldest structure on the property. Originally located on another piece of property, the barn was falling apart and about to be burned. The structure was carefully disassembled, transported and rebuilt where it now stands on our farm and strongly serves to represent the tradition and daily life style of our Appalachian ancestors. Photographers love the little barn and all the angles and textures and possibilities for capturing memories and moments of your event.
Perfect for smaller events, accommodating up to 30 seated guests, the Footbridge is a shaded area, adjacent to the wildflower meadow and the wet-weather creek. Enhanced by a man-man feature of a cascading pond, designed in river-stone, this area provides an intimate setting for a private ceremony for the bride and groom and their immediate family and friends. The wooden Cross, crafted in barnwood, is located at the top of one of our hills and can either be used for smaller weddings or will provide an inspirational background for captivating photography.