Plan your dream Smoky Mountain wedding!

Smoky Mountain weddings are incredible for two reasons: the breathtaking scenery and the abundance of wedding services. The best wedding venues, caterers, and other wedding professionals make up the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association. No two weddings are alike, and brides have seemingly unlimited resources available as they plan their dream wedding. No matter the budget or style, a bride can find exactly what she wants. This has never been truer than at Sampson’s Hollow, an outdoor wedding venue in the Smoky Mountains. This unique and whimsical venue is ready to host your Smoky Mountain wedding. 

Welcome to Sampson’s Hollow 

Sampson’s Hollow is a faith-based, family-owned and operated business that has been hosting weddings for almost 20 years. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding in the Smoky Mountains. This 100-year-old home and farm sits in a pristine hollow offering a panoramic mountain view! 

It rests in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in the peaceful town of Walland, TN. Visitors know this area as the “peaceful side of the Smokies.” Desired for its remote location, this tranquil nook sits within the cascading Smoky Mountains. If you’re looking to get married in the peace and serenity of the Smokies, Sampson’s Hollow is a great choice. 

The venue and its team of wedding professionals is a hidden gem in the Smoky Mountains. They have a heart for hospitality and hosting couples in this incredible setting. Sampson’s Hollow offers numerous outdoor ceremony sites just perfect for a fairy-tale wedding. Just as beautiful, indoor options like the Storehouse will give you peace of mind about weather and temperatures.

Get married on the peaceful side of the Smokies in Walland, Townsend, Maryville, TN

Wedding Packages

With a variety of wedding packages available, this wedding venue in East Tennessee has all the aspects of a storybook Smoky Mountain wedding! They designed these curated packages to make a bride’s dreams come true. Removing the stress and anxiety that surrounds a typical wedding planning experience, Sampson’s Hollow designed these packages to suit any bride’s style and budget. 

Willow Dreams 

The willow tree is a symbol of flexibility, and that’s exactly what this package delivers. Perfect for the DIY bride, the Willow Dreams wedding package allows the bride to select many of her own vendors including a caterer and wedding cake baker. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will help you plan the details for your perfect Smoky Mountain wedding. This package is for up to 100 guests and allows 8 hours on the Sampson’s Hollow property. Find more details about the Willow Dreams wedding package here


The Daydreamin’ package also allows for 8 hours on the Sampson’s Hollow property, although this package is a scaled back version with its amenities and price. It allows for up to 125 guests, and this package is a basic starting point for the bride who prefers to customize her wedding day to fit her specific dream. As you daydream about your wedding in the Smoky Mountains, learn more details about this package here

Wildflower Dreams Micro Weddings 

According to Sampson’s Hollow, a micro-wedding is a petite version of a full-scale wedding. Because of the smaller size, the bride and her coordinator can plan the wedding in as little as 3 months. Micro-weddings are the perfect solution for destination weddings because they are easily planned and are best suited for parties of up to 30 guests. This package includes all the amenities you need for an unforgettable destination wedding; see them here

Smoky Mountain Dreamin’ 

The Smoky Mountain Dreamin’ all-inclusive wedding packages are based on your guest count. Regardless of your guest count, Sampson’s Hollow designed these packages to give you the fairy-tale wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Your wedding coordinator will help you understand every detail of these all-inclusive packages. How many wedding guests will you have? When you know, click here to find the package best suited for you. 

Elopement Packages 

Could there be anything more romantic than running away with your fiancé to the Smoky Mountains? Getting married in a private ceremony at Sampson’s Hollow is beyond romantic, and it will be an unforgettable experience as you begin your new lives together. There are 4 elopement packages available and each one lists the amenities and prices. If you’re planning to elope to the Smoky Mountains, check out these packages.

Smoky Mountain view from Sampson's Hollow, a wedding venue in Walland, TN.

Wedding Photos at Sampson’s Hollow 

The romantic woodland setting with fields of wildflowers at Sampson’s Hollow has welcomed over 700 weddings and events. This scenery is ideal for wedding photography backdrops! Secluded mossy areas, pine and evergreen trees, and wildflowers are some examples of the natural beauty you’ll see in the background of other bride’s wedding photos from Sampson’s Hollow. 

One of the most photographed areas of Sampson’s Hollow is the Smokehouse. This barn is the oldest structure on the property and they rescued it from a different site. The pieces were transported and carefully put back together, and it now lives another life as brides and grooms say, “I do,” within the walls of the charming barn. Photographers love this site for its various angles and textures. 

You will always remember feeling like a princess as you enjoy your wedding photos for years to come. Review this gallery and get inspired about your wedding photography.

Smoky Mountain wedding planning - Walland, TN

Get Married at Sampson’s Hollow in Walland, TN 

The Powell Farmhouse on the property at Sampson’s Hollow is a fabulous lodging option for the bride and groom as well as a few of their loved ones. The farmhouse sleeps up to 14 guests and includes modern conveniences. The house also boasts an in-ground swimming pool. Learn more about the Powell Farmhouse here. This lodging option is an example of how Sampson’s Hollow can accommodate a bride’s every need. 

If this article hasn’t convinced you to get married at Sampson’s Hollow, perhaps these reviews from other brides will. You can also find this Smoky Mountain wedding venue on Facebook, Instagram, and this helpful blog. Follow them on Pinterest and start pinning to your dream Smoky Mountain wedding board. Also, view this 10-minute virtual tour

Sampson’s Hollow and the town of Walland are within a 30-minute drive to Pigeon Forge. It is near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s entrance convenient to Cades Cove. Planning a day at Cades Cove with your friends and family is a special way to celebrate your wedding and your time with your loved ones. 

Visit the Sampson’s Hollow website to learn more about this remarkable Smoky Mountain wedding venue. Once you fall in love with this wedding idea, contact them to reserve your wedding date. Then, you can begin turning your dream wedding into a reality!

Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton

Sampson's Hollow wedding venue in East Tennessee

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