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The Wedding Season of 2020

We believe that each person on this earth can agree that the world is topsy-turvy and nothing is as we anticipated it to be when beginning 2020. The coronavirus pandemic

Townsend Places to Dine

Building on the concept of our last blog post, in this one we want to introduce newly married couples and couples betrothed who are looking for restaurant recommendations in our

Ideas For Couples’ Outings After the Wedding

After the big wedding day and the big wedding party at night, many of our newly married couples want to know what Townsend might provide them for further honeymoon bliss

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So Many Wedding Settings to Choose From. What is your style?

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

Elope to the Smokies

The Rise of the Micro Wedding for 2020, 2021 and beyond!

Micro Weddings were becoming popular before large group gatherings were discouraged in 2020, however, now they are an awesome choice for your upcoming wedding and there are so many reasons

Micro Wedding Smoky Mountains

Sampson’s Hollow… What is old is new again and again…..

Certainly the times change.  They change no matter what is happening in our world, and sometimes there are things that happen that tend to make those changes speed up or

What’s to do After the Wedding?

Obviously our area is filled with ideas and attractions that catch the eye of all who visit.  Certainly everyone has their own tastes in adventure and the Smokies doesn't disappoint. 

Smoky Mountain Farm Weddings

Choosing a Farm Venue in the Smokies

When choosing a venue for your wedding, you will find there are many choices.  There are many wedding venues in the area, all of which have a unique flavor and

Elope to Pigeon Forge

Tips for Planning the Perfect Elopement

Couples are choosing to elope and we can see why!  From the couple's only weddings to the micro wedding, smaller weddings are in. In the past an elopement was considered

Take a Virtual Tour of Sampson’s Hollow

Even at our century farm we are learning to embrace the technical world more and more. Of course we have a website and a Facebook and Instagram and don't forget

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Where is the Most Romantic Pigeon Forge Elopement?

One thing we hear over and over is how romantic an elopement is for the couple. With the focus on just the two of you, the romance can be even

Enchanted Forest Wedding Smoky Mountains

Enchanted Wedding Packages & Elopements Pigeon Forge

Enchanted themes are very popular with today's couples as they choose a wedding setting.  Intimate settings with dramatic natural light and the sights and sounds of the forest are not

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Should you begin planning EARLY?

When it comes to selecting a wedding date, the various methods are as unique as the couples selecting the date!  Often the date holds special meaning.  A date may be

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Choose a Farm Wedding Instead

Things are very different in our world with recent events.  The challenges we are facing affects every aspect of people's lives, including weddings, engagements, special events and wedding planning.  Every

2021 Wedding Dates to Reserve Now!

Is it too early to be considering a 2021 Wedding Date?  Not at all.  We are currently receiving wedding requests for dates in 2020, 2021 and !  Sometimes wedding dates

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The Language of Flowers

If you have ever been to Sampson's Hollow and seen the flowers you know that when we came across the article in the Farmer's Almanac about the language of flowers

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Weddings

Where can we elope near Knoxville and Maryville, Tennessee?

Although Sampson's Hollow is recognized as a Smoky Mountain Wedding Venue, we are convenient to Knoxville, TN and Maryville, TN and we host many local brides, or those brides who

Smoky Mountain Destination Wedding

What Does the Groom Want in His Wedding?

Our planners are often working with the bride and family when planning the wedding, but one popular question is how to work the tastes and likenesses of the groom into

What is a Micro Wedding?

Have you heard the term?  Micro weddings are all the rage and we can see why.  As you review our wedding packages you will see we have micro weddings included

Sampson's Hollow Open House

Winter Open House at Sampson’s Hollow

We are so excited to host our very first Winter Bridal Event for newly engaged brides-to-be. Our amazing team decided, “why wait til Spring?” The coordinators are making plans to

January & February Cades Cove Weddings

As of this writing, Cades Cove is open for it's last day until March of 2020.  Couples who are hoping to plan a Cade Cave Wedding in January or February

Elope in the Smoky Mountains

Engagement Season is Here! Selecting Dates!

There is something about the holidays that seem to be the season for engagements.  Many proposals happen around a Christmas tree or during a family tradition at holiday time.  Guys

Cades Cove Campground

Cades Cove Elopement Alternative January and February 2020

Have you heard that the tunnel that leads to Cades Cove will undergo renovations in 2020!  This is excellent news for the Smoky Mountains as this is an area that

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30 Days of Grateful – A Story of Sampson’s Hollow

Thirty Days of November. Day 1. Bing Crosby sang a song in a movie called Holiday Inn. The song was called, “Count Your Blessings.” It’s my fav song in the

Sampson's Hollow Review

The Autumn Enchanted Forest

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

Wedding Venue in the Smokies

The Wedding Planners <3

We are blessed with some of the best, of that I have absolutely no doubt. Our venue has been very busy and we have just finished 9 weddings in 12

Should You Marry on a Holiday?

Smoky Mountain Weddings There are so many decisions to make as you begin to plan your wedding and one of the main first decisions is the

Elope to the Smokies

Awesome Considerations When Choosing a Winter Wedding Date

Considering a winter wedding is a great idea!  There are so many reasons why and how a winter wedding can be so very romantic and cool in everyway.  If you

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Most Popular 2020 Wedding Dates

Congratulations on your engagement! Let the planning begin! Elope in the Smoky Mountains Requests for wedding dates are often made up to two years in advance,

Gorgeous Smoky Mountain Wedding

Best Farm Wedding Venue in the Smokies

Welcome to the Farm at Sampson's Hollow! As you begin to search for your perfect wedding location, you will find many wedding venues to choose from.  For over 10 years,

Wedding Venue in the Smokies

Winter Elopements in the Smokies

We love Christmas weddings! So many gorgeous textures, ways to do romantic and intimate lighting, lots of options for decor-it’s just a special and lovely month to say I do.

Serving Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, Maryville

Winter Bride and Groon Only Weddings – Winter Elopements

Sampson's Hollow is a beautiful location for a Bride and Groom only wedding.  Weekdays provide wonderful times for elopements, smaller weddings, even last minute weddings.  We are not a wedding

Once in a Lifetime Bridal Event Sept. 8th

Oh my, yes! We have mountain views. All around our peaceful hollow on the farm. No sounds of traffic here. Our guests have been impressed by these views since we

Smoky Mountain Elopement

ABC’s of a perfect Smoky Mountain Wedding

Elope in the Smoky Mountains Are you getting ready to plan your dream wedding? Have you fantasized about your storybook wedding?  Now the time is here. 

Destination Weddings Smoky Mountains

The Bonny Red Barn | Farm & Barn Weddings in the Smokies

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

Winter Weddings Smoky Mountains

Winter Weddings in the Smoky Mountains

Is it too early to be thinking about winter weddings?  Not at all. While peak wedding season will have passed with incredible beauty of fall foliage for October and the

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What Do Your Wedding Accessories Say About You?

  At Sampson’s Hollow, we know it takes more than just a dress to make a bride. While most emphasis is focused on finding the perfect gown, other accessories can

Pergola in the Meadow

A Storybook Wedding and Budget

Good wedding planning means a budget.  Can the planners at Sampson's Hollow work with your budget?  We absolutely want to work with couples to establish their storybook wedding within their

Autumn and Holiday Wedding Dates

We are Sampson’s Hollow—a 120 acre family farm in Walland, Tennessee. Whether you are planning an elopement for two or more of a family and friends gathering, Sampson's Hollow you

Where Can We Elope in Pigeon Forge?

Sampson's Hollow is a beautiful wedding venue located near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Sampson's Hollow hosts weddings and elopements year round at their beautiful Century Farm Venue near Cades Cove and

Smoky Mountain Farm Weddings

A French Country Ambiance…. Panoramic Views between two Valleys.

Sampson's Hollow is often considered a rustic venue but we can be as sophisticated as we can be rustic.  Our farm venue can be classic and sophisticated, soft and romantic

Smoky Mountain Elopement

Birds and Bees & Flowers and Trees

Each year I forget how God's handiwork touches the farm, with each season that passes, I forget how beautiful each season can be until it arrives.  The Creator is at

Outdoor Smoky Mountain Elopement

Whimsical Wedding Settings

Do you have a whimsical soul and long to have a romance in the woods ceremony, perhaps at twilight, and surrounded by tall timbers and the privacy provided by nature.

5 Ways to Incorporate Color Into Your Wedding Day

5 Unexpected Ways to Incorporate Color into Your Wedding Day (and 1 to Avoid)

You’ve picked out all your decorations and accessories to coordinate with your wedding colors. Flowers – check, shoes – check, and even your napkins match.  However, there may be some

The Roots of a Father’s Love

If you have been reading about Sampson's Hollow, the family that this land has been a part of for now over a hundred years, our love of the land and

Smoky Mountain Farm Weddings

Getting Married in the Smoky Mountains | Summer Wedding at Sampson’s Hollow

June has arrived and the season is filled with weddings at Sampson's Hollow.  Our flowers are all blooming and the meadows are alive with nature's many gifts.   Our enchanted forest

Destination Wedding Smoky Mountains

Does the idea of a destination wedding mean the islands or an exotic country far away? Not always! Most people consider a wedding 100 miles from the bride's home address,

Honoring Joseph Flinn (Flynn) on Memorial Day.

The patriarch of the family, Joseph Flinn (now spelled Flynn) is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery. The remains of more then 36,069 soldiers are buried here. Joseph enlisted as

Get Married in the Smoky Mountains | Magical Weddings at the Farm

Do you have visions of a romantic wedding in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Planning a wedding in the woods can make for an enchanting and romantic vow exchange

Sampson's Hollow Review

Reviews of Sampson’s Hollow

We are so grateful for every couple we are allowed to serve. It is very satisfying when we see reviews that are favorable, knowing their dream has come true. Please

Wedding Packages

Tapestry Dream

Elope to the Smokies

Daydreamin’ Package

Micro-Weddings

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Smoky Mountain Dreamin’

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