Can you elope in Cades Cove?September 10, 2017
Elope to the Smoky Mountains at Sampson’s Hollow in East TennesseeOctober 9, 2017
The wedding season on the farm does not end when the leaves turn and the flowers in the meadow are sleeping for the season. Winter weddings are only limited by the rare occurrence of ice and deeper snows. The view of the mountains from the hollow of the property takes on a different color palette which is often enhanced by the blue mist of the morning or the occasional dusting of snow on the mountain tops at higher elevations. Outdoor ceremonies can still be held outside, since most of the traditional ceremonies are often brief.
In case of really cold weather, a wedding for 75 or less can be held on the interior of the contemporary barn, complete with hundreds of miniature lights, climate controlled temps and a wood burning fireplace. Should the bride prefer an outdoor ceremony, but the temps are too cool, the covered front porch with a vaulted cathedral ceiling and stunning chandelier and exterior lighting, can be transformed into a lovely chapel setting with a panoramic view of the mountains in the background. Burlap drapes are hung from the center of the porch with fresh greenery and baby’s breath in the tiebacks.
Very minimal decoration is needed when the view is so spectacular. Patio heaters are used, when necessary, to provide additional warmth for the ceremony. Winter weddings are typically limited to no more than 100 guests.
Elopements are our specialty during the relaxed months of winter, typically from December through the first of March. Customized packages are our specialty and attention to detail and service separate us from the multitude of venues in the Great Smoky Mountains area.