Autumn Dates Available – Smoky Mountain Weddings

Autumn Dates Available – Smoky Mountain Weddings

Posted in Blog, Christian Ceremony Ideas, Farm Weddings

Autumn can be a very special time at Sampson’s Hollow and the entire region surrounding us.  Of course, it seems no matter where you reside, autumn is just a special time of year.  As of date, 9/19, Sampson’s Hollow has three remaining dates available for weddings or vow renewals. October 13 and 20, and November 3rd are available dates for a Smoky Mountain Wedding at our century farm, Sampson’s Hollow.  Whether you are thinking an elopement, or planning for a small group, our planners can go to work to create your very own….Once Upon a Time. Choose from our Wedding Packages or create your own custom wedding. Text: 865-387-1234 for immediate questions and attention. Contact Us through our Contact Form...

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color

Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color

Posted in Blog, Farm Weddings

This gorgeous photo was snapped by one of our assistants during a quiet moment at this past weekend’s wedding.  The 100-year old red maple was planted by the patriarch of the family, Sampson Flynn, when he started farming on the land given to him by his father.  The bride is sitting on the rope swing and perhaps storing memories of her beautiful wedding to reflect upon in days and years to come.   

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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

Posted in Farm Weddings

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.

Posted in Farm Weddings

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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