Micro-Wedding Packages

MICRO CEREMONIES in the Great Smoky Mountains
What is a micro-wedding?
A micro-wedding is a “petite” version of a full-scale wedding that can be planned in three months or less. It is not an elopement. An elopement is more of a spur-of the moment, intimately romantic and secretive option for the bride and groom who want to concentrate on each other, and a few great photographs. It usually includes the couple and perhaps a few (10 or less) friends. A micro-wedding allows the couple to personalize their wedding and have all the amenities that they envisioned (not included in an elopement) but at a lower price then a full-scale wedding.

Many of today’s brides are uncomfortable with inviting 100 or more guests to their wedding for fear of someone getting sick. A micro-wedding allows the bride and groom to focus more on the details of their special day. The couple will be able to spend more money on flowers, better wine, décor, the guest experience, and theme for their wedding day. It is all about the details! The expense of providing food and drink for their original guest count of 100-plus individuals would be downsized as well. A micro-wedding can be as informal or formal as the bride and groom choose for it to be. Whichever, it should prove to be more of a meaningful experience for everyone involved.
Sampson’s Hollow has two options for this year’s trending alternative, introducing the micro-wedding.

Wildflower Dreams

There are many legends and myths concerning wildflowers. Wildflowers, including black-eyed Susan, Sweet William, and Forget-me-knots, represent stories of mountain lore and romantic love. Consider the wildflowers and how they grow from tiny seeds. A long and happy marriage begins in such a way as this.

For a guest list that will accommodate up to thirty people with ceremony and reception

• Four hours on the property (including arrival and departure); To maximize time, the bride and groom should arrive dressed and ready for their ceremony unless choosing to use part of the included property time for changing. Additional time will need to be charged if needed if adding personal decorations or more time with your photographer.
• Use of The Barn (heated and air-conditioned), Sarah’s Glen, The Pergola in the Meadow, the Little Arbor at the Footbridge, wet-weather spring, and The Foundry.
• Wedding Director to assist with day-of timeline and ceremony.
• Chairs set up for both ceremony and reception
• Set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs
• Two-tier wedding cake, choice of flavors includes traditional vanilla bean, chocolate, strawberry, or red velvet with buttercream icing with flowers as a cake topper.
• A minister to perform traditional Christian ceremony
• One fresh flower bridal bouquet (in brides’ choice of colors) and groom’s boutonnière (which include roses, baby’s breath, wildflowers, greenery, sunflowers, and hydrangeas) in our selections of styles); or add your choice of colors in floral to be added to ceremony site – up to $100 in value.
• Use of vintage-inspired lanterns with LED candles on as wooden tree round and greenery.
• Ceremony will be decorated with fresh greenery on arbor/pergola or front porch.
• Fresh greenery for tiebacks on front porch.
• White or chocolate brown table linens
• Additional hours, up to two additional, would be $450.00 per hour.
• Use of cabin for changing and overnight stay; check-in begins at property time
• Music is the responsibility of the client. Sound equipment is not provided.
• A DJ can be added for three hours for $300.00
• Garbage removal service.
• Ceremony site will be sprayed for flying pests, in season.
• Use of bonfire pit, in season. The fire will be maintained by our staff and wood provided.
• Package price for weekdays or afternoons is $4485.00; with the price of a Sunday event at $4785.00 plus Tennessee sales tax. If a peak Saturday is not booked eight weeks away, then that date can be booked at $5285.00. Not available for high-peak Saturdays in May, June, September; Fridays and Saturdays in October and the first two weekends in November are also high-peak.

Choose from the menus below:

• Slow-roasted BBQ pulled pork with buns
• Coleslaw
• Baked beans OR Southern-style green beans or Mac and Cheese with three cheeses
• Tea, lemonade, and water
• Coffee, upon request

Or,

• Baked Lasagna with ground chuck or Chicken Alfredo
• Tossed salad with toppings
• Sweet whole kernel corn
• Warm rolls with real butter
• Tea, Lemonade and Water
• Coffee, upon request

Please note that these packages do not include photography, but a professional photographer can be added. Rates begin at $450.00 for ninety minutes with a USB drive of the edited images and copyright release. Please request information concerning this service or any other services that we can offer for your wedding day.

Tennessee Sales Tax of 9.75% will be added to the price of all packages.

A 20% administration/service fee is added to those packages including catering services and will only be charged on the value of the food.

Blue Smoke Dreams

The Great Smoky Mountains has been referred to as the ‘land of the blue smoke.” Shaconage (Sha-con-a-hey), the Cherokee name for this area, means “blue, like smoke.” A smoke-like natural bluish haze, and mist-like clouds that rise following a rainstorm, provide the inspiration. While most brides prefer not to have rain on their wedding day, according to myth, it is a sign of good luck and fortune in the marriage. And hopefully, while visiting the area, the mountains will show off the blue mist for which the Smokies are well known.

For a guest list that will accommodate up to forty people with ceremony and reception

• Five hours on the property (including arrival and departure). Additional time will be charged if needed for adding personal decorations or more time with your photographer
• Choice of ceremony locations; Use of The Barn (heated and air-conditioned), Sarah’s Glen, The Pergola in the Meadow, the Little Arbor at the Footbridge, wet-weather spring, and The Foundry
• Wedding Director to assist with day-of timeline and ceremony.
• Use of cabin for changing and overnight stay; check-in begins at property time.
• Services of our in-house DJ for up to four hours; can be used for ceremony and reception
• Fruit wood or natural wood chairs set up for reception; traditional white fan back chairs will be used for ceremony.
• Set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs
• Two-tier wedding cake, choice of flavors includes traditional vanilla bean, chocolate, strawberry, or red velvet with buttercream icing with flowers as a cake topper.
• A minister to perform traditional Christian ceremony
• One fresh flower bridal bouquet (in brides’ choice of colors) and groom’s boutonnière (which include roses, baby’s breath, wildflowers, greenery, sunflowers, and hydrangeas) in our selections of styles); or add your choice of colors in floral to be added to ceremony site – up to $100 in value.
• Use of vintage-inspired lanterns with LED candles on as wooden tree round and greenery
• Ceremony will be decorated with fresh greenery and baby’s breath on arbor/pergola or front porch.
• Use of white sheer fabric and/or burlap drapes to add color and texture to arbor.
• Fresh greenery for tiebacks on front porch.
• Choice of colors for linens for up to five guest tables plus bride and groom table linen. (Total of six);
• Linens will be provided through Anderson Rental and must be current inventory.
• Additional hours, up to two additional, would be $450.00 per hour
• A rehearsal for one hour, based on availability
• Garbage removal service
• Ceremony site will be sprayed for flying pests, in season.
• Use of bonfire pit, in season. The fire will be maintained by our staff and wood provided.
• Package price for weekdays or afternoons is $4985.00. The price for a Saturday or Sunday event is $5585.00 plus Tennessee sales tax. If a peak Saturday is not booked eight weeks away, then that date can be booked at the Sunday price. Not available for high-peak Saturdays in May, June, September; Fridays and Saturdays in October and the first two weekends in November are also high-peak.

Choose from the menus below:

• Slow-roasted BBQ pulled pork with buns
• Coleslaw
• Baked beans OR Southern-style green beans or White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
• Tea and lemonade
• Coffee, upon request
Or
• Baked Lasagna with ground chuck or Chicken Alfredo
• Tossed salad with toppings
• Sweet whole kernel corn
• Warm rolls with real butter
• Tea, Lemonade and Water
• Coffee, upon request

Served in a traditional buffet option (served by catering staff)
Tennessee Sales Tax of 9.75% will be added to the price of all packages. A 20% administration/service fee is added to those packages including catering services and will only be charged
on the value of the food.

Off-Peak = January, February, first two weekends of March, July, August, and December. The following holidays will be priced as a peak Saturday.
Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day weekend and the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
Closed on the following holidays.
Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, October and first two weekends of November are High-Peak season

Sampson’s Hollow

1335 W. Miller’s Cove Rd.
Walland, Tennessee 37886
Phone: (865) 803-7075 or (865) 387-1234
sampsonshollow@gmail.com

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