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Event Venue in Walland
1335 West Millers Cove Road, Walland, TNOpening at 10:30 AMOpen today until 10:00 PMOpening at 10:00 AM tomorrowOpening at 10:00 AMOpening at 11:00 AM tomorrowOpening at 11:00 AMOpening at 10:30 AM tomorrowSorry, we're closed
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Posted on Feb 6, 2019

Are you interested in a woodland wedding? Thoughts of an enchanted forest theme with tall lumbering trees providing a canopy of both shade and sweet romance? Sarah's Glen is one of the locations at Sampson's Hollow at which to have your wedding ceremony. This site is enclosed within the wooded...

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019

Our brides know our venue better then anyone and seriously would be the best "promoters" that we could have to tell others about our property.
If you were married or attended a wedding at Sampson's Hollow and refer a friend who books her event with us--we have a gift for you! After completion ...

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Posted on Jan 16, 2019

Valentine’s Day is only days away! How romantic would it be to elope on February 14? We would love, love to be apart of such a precious and intimate event. It’s not too late to plan—we love what we do! #sampsonshollow #smokymountainwedding #letselope #howromanticwouldthatbe #intima...

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Posted on Jan 4, 2019

We are an outdoor venue with a backup plan for less then favorable weather. Our covered front porch features a panoramic view of the mountains on three sides, as well as the pastures and flowering meadows (in season). We can accommodate up to 175 guests under cover for a chapel style layout. O...

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Posted on Dec 29, 2018

Snow or no snow? Most brides worry about rain on their wedding day--but what is your thoughts about snow on your wedding day?

Posted on Dec 19, 2018

The season is winding down and we only have one more wedding before December is over for 2018. Yes, we do winter weddings. We are an outdoor venue with a backup plan, but if the weather is such that a bride and her groom want to do their ceremony outside, we make that happen. While nature is g...

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Posted on Nov 30, 2018

I love photos with grandparents having fun. Reminds me that I need to take more chances, dance (maybe when no one is watching) and spend more time being spontaneous. This photo by Amanda May Photography shows a joyful moment, indeed.


Customized wedding packages

  • Tapestry Dreams

    How are dreams and a tapestry connected? A tapestry is typically a work of art, using both creativity and imagination, woven together, based on the plans and materials provided by the person who is doing the weaving; it’s based on the vision and dreams of the creator and the end result will be very personal and meaningful. Our Tapestry option allows for the do it yourself bride to weave together her dream of a perfect wedding, putting a very personal touch on a very important end result—her wedding day.The package will include the following:• 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 .• Choice of locations for ceremony and reception (Backup plan: can be held inside barn or on covered front porch in the event of in climate weather)• Guest count (including bridal party and vendors) not to exceed 100. Additional guests are $15.00 per person.• Six hours on property,
  • Daydreamin' Package for 125 Guests

    Most of the packages which have been designed by Sampson’s Hollow are branded, in some way, as a dream. Why? Because when we started over a decade ago, we found that all brides were looking for their very own storybook wedding. So what is a daydream? There are several different definitions, but most of them agree that a daydream is a happy thought or vision; a wishful creation of the imagination especially of the hopes or ambitions of the dreamer (or in our case, the bride), imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake. The owners and staff at Sampson’s Hollow are exceptionally dedicated in creating a dream event for each and every guest. Allow our extraordinary team assist in creating your own vision of a once upon a time wedding day. 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. This option includes: Up to 125 guests including bridal party and vendors
  • Once Upon A Dreamin' Package for up to 175

    There is no question that each and every bride and her groom dream of their very own once upon a time storybook wedding day. We can’t promise the fairy tale version, but the owners and staff at Sampson’s Hollow are exceptionally dedicated in creating a dream event for each and every guest. Allow our extraordinary team assist in creating your own vision of a once upon a time wedding day.Based on up to 175 guests.This package is designed for guests who would want to have more time on the property and to enjoy the additional features which are included as part of this package. *There are two options as to how to use the 12 hours of time; (1) Total of twelve hours on day of the event, or(2) Divide the total hours;If you want the option of using up to four of your 12 hours on the day before, For decorating and/or rehearsal dinner—does not include catering. (This option is limited during the high peak month of October—based on availability 8 weeks out from the wedding date)This
  • Elopements

    Dragonfly DreamsLegend and lore of the Appalachian Mountains spoke of the dragonfly as a “carrier of dreams.” If you make a wish when a dragonfly appears, it will come true, or so the legend suggests. Sampson’s Hollow offers a small and simple option when the ceremony is just for the bride and groom, without guests or family members attending. Starting at $575.00. Call or email for more information
  • Holly Berry Dreams

    A myth regarding the holly berry is that if you hang Holly Berry over your bed while sleeping, your dreams will come true.For a bride and groom who want a romantic ceremony with the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains with a few guests and more time, we offer a weekday or evening package (Monday through Thursday, and Friday morning) which includes the following: Two hours on the property, with a changing area for the bride. In order 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. Starting at $785.00. call or email for details of package and questions.
  • Evergreen Dreams

    Evergreens are a one of nature’s symbols of eternal life. Their branches grow upward and roots run deep. Both characteristics represent the hope for a long and happy marriage.This selection includes the same choices for locations for the wedding ceremony and three hours total on the property. Up to twenty guests, including bridal party. A ceremony held in Sarah’s Glen, on our footbridge by the meadow, at the Meadow Pergola, or on the covered front porch of our red barn (in the event of bad weather), with fresh greenery and burlap drapes, where appropriate. Three hours on property, with a changing area for bride. In order 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. Includes a minister, bridal flowers and finger foods.

Southern charm at its best

A southern wedding…transcending time and dimension—charming, romantic and uniquely your own; the beginning of your happily ever should be a magical moment to be remembered forever and captured in the windows of your soul. Our wedding venue, located in the Great Smoky Mountains makes for a perfect destination for out of state brides as well as for last minute elopements. Sampson's Hollow is an event facility that will provide the storybook location for any special event or gathering.  Recently named as a 2018 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice winner and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2018, 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.  In the event of bad weather, the porch of our contemporary barn will seat approximately 175 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.  Our newly constructed Foundry will seat an additional 40 guests with a majestic view to enjoy. 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 for more information and click on our links to Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube to see photos and a virtual tour of the property.

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1335 West Millers Cove Road
Walland, TN 37886
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue:10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 10:00 PM