Posts made in March, 2013

Just a few catering and buffet ideas

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Country Wedding Ideas | Comments Off on Just a few catering and buffet ideas

Just a few catering and buffet ideas

Through the years, we have enjoyed working with many caterers in the area. We are very pleased to pass on our recommendations and experiences with various local caterers. If you already have a caterer you prefer, please just check with us to be sure they are acceptable and will work withing the constraints of our...

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Cakes, Centerpieces and Hors d’oeuvre Ideas

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Country Wedding Ideas | Comments Off on Cakes, Centerpieces and Hors d’oeuvre Ideas

Cakes, Centerpieces and Hors d’oeuvre Ideas

Our vendors do exceptional job of helping our brtides be creative and unique in fulfilling their imagination and visions for their...

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Things to Do in Townsend

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Country Wedding Ideas | Comments Off on Things to Do in Townsend

Things to Do in Townsend

About Townsend (Tips for Planning Your Stay at Country Manor Acres) The first questions tourists usually ask is how long should I plan to be there? Here is what you should know about Townsend to make informed decisions about your family vacation at Country Manor Acres. The incorporated population is only about 400, although there are several thousand in the greater Townsend area. There are no big businesses or manufacturing plants, but Townsend is filled with the needs of tourists, including: About 12 restaurants Our Own Visitor Center Two grocery stores Gas Stations and Banks Two museums – Craft Stores and Artisans one train museum and one historic museum Zip line and mountain climbing Tuckaleechee Caverns Several horse back riding stables (one of the best in the South) Overnight stables and pastures for bringing Rental companies for bicycles and tube rentals your own horse to the mountains Townsend is five miles long and the main highway, US 321 follows Little River all the way through town. The river is very popular for fishing, swimming and tubing. It is one of the cleanest rivers in the country because it comes directly from the National Park without going through any industrialized areas or farm land. The tube rental companies also provide transportation to and from the drop off and pick up areas. One side of the highway includes a 5 mile long hiking and biking trail, well off the road for safety. There are three tunnels that pass under the highway that lead to the river’s edge. There are also three swinging bridges in Townsend that pass over the river to the far side. Townsend City Limits touches the entrance to Great Smoky Mountain National Park right at the entrance that leads to historic and beautiful Cades Cover. Cades Cove is an 11 mile circle that passes through historic churches, cemeteries, original log cabins, cantilever barns, as well plenty of open green pastures filled with grazing deer, and an occasional family of bears in the woods or trees. There are plenty of places to get out of your car and take quiet and scenic trails or visit the historic landmarks. Townsend is also only 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge which is filled with music theaters, rides and amusements, including the world famous Dollywood Amusement Park. If you enter Dollywood after 3:00 pm one day, you get the entire next day for free. Gatlinburg is only 30 minutes away, and is a great attraction for shopping, sightseeing, a world glass Aquarium, and a tram to take you to great views at the ski resort area. Clingman’s Dome and Chimney Tops (the highest elevation within the park) are just a short drive away and pass by several waterfalls, river settings and picnic areas. They are good, long hikes, along with Mount LeConte which requires advance reservations. Once in the National Park, Fontana Dam is just a few hours away, and some guests love to drive or ride motorcycles on The Dragon, a very curvy road through the park. Cherokee and the Gambling Casino are on the North Carolina side of the park, just a half day’s drive. The scenic Foothills Parkway is already open to the South and will be opening soon to the route to Pigeon Forge. Just a short ways way is great rafting on the Ocoee River, and The Lost Sea is in Sweetwater, about 90 minutes away. Townsend is central to many other attractions in Chattanooga and Knoxville as well. Not even counting our own 50 acres and activities here, a reasonable vacation that will still leave you wanting...

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Elopement & Destination Weddings and Special Photo Shoots

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Country Wedding Ideas | Comments Off on Elopement & Destination Weddings and Special Photo Shoots

INTIMATE WEDDINGS FOR TWO AT COUNTRY MANOR ACRES Elopement & Destination Specials These specials are available from Sunday through Thursday. Inquire about special pricing for Saturday weddings. Package A – A wedding picnic on the farm includes: Day Time wedding ceremony at the Rock Garden or at the fireplace in the Inn in winter months. Cedar wedding arbor if rock garden is selected. Minister – non denominational ceremony. Complimentary champagne (or Sparkling Cider) toast Picnic basket for two, including seedless grapes, sliced apples with caramel dip, brie cheese with brown sugar and crackers, croissant sandwiches, bags of baked chips, brownies, bottled water and sweet tea, and a bottle of chilled wine, to enjoy at one of our picnic areas or enjoy at Cades Cove. Staff photographer to take approximately 50 pictures – including the ceremony and the couple enjoying their picnic at our picnic area if desired. Fishing or the use of the row boat or peddle boat, or hiking our private trails, plus the use of the fire ring including the wood and lighter fluid,and with complimentary marshmallows to roast after dark. Two nights lodging at our Upper Threshold Honeymoon Suite at the Country Manor Inn. By the morning of departure, we should have your photos transferred to a CD and presented for you to take home with you. A gift box of our personalized note cards or similar, to let your friends and family share your special day. Price – $1260 plus tax Additional nights at $85 per night plus tax Bring a few of your closest friends or family for the ceremony and we will provide chairs and champagne for them also and we will include them in your photos. We will prepare a picnic for them as well with sufficient notice. Price per person for the day rate $30 per person additional. Inquire about additional lodging for them also if they want to stay overnight. INTIMATE WEDDINGS FOR TWO AT COUNTRY MANOR ACRES Elopement and Destination Specials – continued Package B – The Ultimate Honeymoon Getaway Package includes same photography, photos, arbor, minister, champagne toast, and picnic luncheon as above package but you also have the option of the rock garden or the veranda at the Country Manor Inn or the fire place in winter as options for your wedding site. This package upgrades to the Octagon Suite on ground level, with more amenities for your lodging, including a full kitchen, a large deck with picnic table, barbeque grill and a private hot tub on your deck. For the second night, this package also includes New York strip steaks to grill on your own private barbeque grill and eat at your private picnic table or your dining table inside the suite, plus steak sauce and horse radish, plus baked potatoes already wrapped in foil and ready to cook, plus butter and sour cream and chives for toppings and a mixed green salad with dressing, dinner rolls and butter, sweet tea, and a bottle of wine, with cheese cake for dessert (including two topping options) – all for your second night at the suite. We even include the candles Price $1420 plus tax Private Hot Tub and View from Octagon Suite Additional nights at the Octagon Suite are $120 per night plus tax Gift note cards of scenes from your wedding…………………………….$12 additional Same additional price as package A for a couple of your closest friends and family for day picnic only……$30 per person Steak dinner option for your friends @ $50 per person – available only if friends stay and reserve include their lodging at one...

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