Thinking of a last minute wedding? Can you imagine the awesomeness of having fireworks for your celebration? We still have Thursday, July 4, 2019 available for an intimate, last minute wedding and reception. Consider even the possibility of a family gathering and surprise them with a wedding! ...

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Once upon a time, in a not so far away land, a lovely bride paused to reflect while sitting on an old rope swing. The swing hangs from a hundred year old red maple which is deeply rooted in the center of the rolling meadows. The shadows of majestic mountains frame her view as she anticipates he...

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It's not too late to plan a summer 2019 wedding!! It doesn't have to be as stressful as you might think. Our wedding coordinators can put a last minute destination wedding together for you in a month or less. Mention this post for a summer 2019 wedding and let us customize a wedding for you at...

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Oh Monday morning! I know that most people dread the start of the work week--but we do not! It's the beginning of a new week of adventure and opportunities. Granted, I am retired from teaching, so I have a different outlook on Monday now. Mondays for me mean time to make new checklists, often mak...

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"Something tells me I am going to love him forever."
Sweet moment between a newlywed bride and groom, standing in quiet reflection and with a demonstration of their faith. Photo by ST Photography #sampsonshollow #smokymountainwedding #weddingvenue #elope #outdoorvenuewithabackupplan #rusticfarm...

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The mountains are calling--and I must go. Who is the author of this quote--not sure, but I know exactly what was meant. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Everything is so fresh and green and newly awakened from nature's dormant state. It won't be too long until the heat of summer s...

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Reviews are important in every single industry. I don't buy anything from Amazon, or book hotels, or make major purchases without checking out the reviews. Most of the time this process serves me well. Weddings are no different--in fact, reviews are even more important to brides and within the...

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We are only taking one more booking for October 2019!

Fall weddings have always proven to be the busiest time of year on the farm at Sampson's Hollow. That's probably true for most all venues in this area. Combine the beauty of the foliage with dramatic jewel-tone colors, textures found in corns...

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Here is a Monday Morning Once Upon A Time story--decades before Meghan Markle was born, Wallis Simpson was a divorced American woman who fell in love with British King Edward VIII, and in 1936 he abdicated the throne to be with her. They got married and lived happily ever after. Wow. That's a pre...

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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.


2 weeks ago
My husband and I had our wedding on May 27, 2019 at Sampson’s hollow. We live in FL but found Sampson’s hollow online. After seeing the venue and reading their outstanding reviews we booked them! We like other couples who have left glowing reviews, had the most amazing wedding day at Sampson’s Hollow. I can not describe how perfect our day was. Sampson’s hollow is a beautiful, secluded, intimate venue with stunning views of the mountains and foothills. We received so many compliments from guests on how beautiful the property was. Every detail of our day was perfect. The location was picturesque. Our wedding coordinator, Lesley, worked so hard and knew every detail of our day so that we could relax and enjoy while she made everything happen. The food was delicious. And the cabin we stayed in the wedding night was so cozy, comfy and lovely. This venue is top notch. The staff are INCREDIBLE. Lesley, we cannot thank you enough.
- Veronica L
a month ago
We just got married there the other day and it was absolutely perfect! I went and saw the venue in the winter so it was pretty barren and there wasn't much greenery. But I still had a vision of what my outdoor spring wedding would look like and I loved it. When I got there the ceremony and the reception area blew me away! I thought I loved my vision but Lesley took it to another level. I didn't think I could get anything so gorgeous for the price and it was worth every penny. She took what I had in my head and made it more than I could of ever imagined was possible. Everybody loved it and thought Lesley was just amazing and so efficient. 10/10 would recommend!
- Sierra M
2 months ago
Wow what an amazing place, and staff. Our daughter had her wedding there and we couldn't have been more pleased at how it came together. Leslie and her staff made everything flow so smoothly and made my daughter feel so special and comfortable. The venus itself is gorgeous. The staff incredible. I would highly recommend Sampson's Hollow to anyone wanting a very special place for their event. To Leslie and staff, Thank You so much. You made Rebecca's day amazing.
- Sue H

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 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 property.

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1335 West Millers Cove Road
Walland, TN 37886
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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
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