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

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

Elopement and Destination Wedding Packages Our top seven elopement and destination packages range from $650 to our most lavish package at $5,500.00 Including your Smokies honeymoon. 1.  A perfect Setting…………………………………………………….$650.00 (see inclusions below)         With Professional Photographer added…………………………$1050.00 2.  Picnic on the Farm…………………………………………………$1200.00 (see inclusions below)         Upgrade to include 2 nights at one of the Guest Suites         at the Country Manor Inn…………………………………………$1350.00 Upgrade to include honeymoon accommodations         at the Hide Out Honeymoon cabin………………………………$1450.00 3.  Mountain Splendor Getaway…………………………………….$1750.00 4.  Winter Wonderland………………………………………………..$2030.00 5.  Starlight Winter Wedding………………………………………..$2330.00 6.  Country Charm……………………………………………………..$3980.00 7.  Boots and Blue Jeans Affair………………………………………..$5500.00 *All prices are subject to tax. *By appointment only – No walk-ins. *All prices are based on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday affairs.  Weekend weddings are higher priced. *Most packages are based on up to a 2 hour, on-site property usage between the hours of 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, except where specifically mentioned for another time. *Restroom and dressing room are included in all options *Based on one of our 5 outside garden locations, except where specifically mentioned otherwise. *Outside packages are for Spring, Summer and Fall only.  Winter packages available where specifically indicated. *All packages are priced based on 2 people only, but we can add chairs, food or lodging for your guests to most packages.  Just inquire about imitations and costs. *Some packages already include lodging for the wedding couple.  However, we can provide additional lodging to almost any package.  Just inquire about price and availability. 1.  A perfect Setting…………………………………………………………………$650.00 *Two hours on property *Bathroom and dressing facilities included *Select from 5 different but beautiful sites *Choice of 3 different arbor choices (white, cedar or cross) *Available any 2 hours between 10:30 am to 4:00 pm      *Minister Included (based on availability)      *One night lodging at one of our guest Suites at the Country Manor Inn (based on availability)      *Professional photographer can be added for $400.00 for a package total of $900.00 2.  Picnic on the farm……………………………………………………………….$1200.00      *Includes everything listed in #1 and also includes:      *Professional Photographer (3 hours)      *3 total hours on property      *Picnic lunch including basket and sparkling cider for toast after ceremony.      *Includes 1 night lodging at one of the Guest Suites at the Country Manor Inn.      *Upgrade to include 2 nights lodging for an additional $150 or $1350 total.      *Upgrade to our authentic log cabin for an additional $100 or $1450 total. 3.  Mountain Splendor Getaway………………………………………………..$1750.00      *Includes everything in #2 and also includes:      *2 nights lodging at the Hide Out Log Cabin (based on availability)      *Steak dinner for two one evening to grill on your private deck      *Includes 6″ wedding cake and sparkling cider toast 4.  Winter Wonderland…………………………………………………………..$2030.00      *This package includes 3 nights lodging at our Hide Out cabin, based on availability, to provide for           in-cabin ceremonies, protected from inclement weather.      *Includes gift basket of fresh whole fruits and snacks to welcome you.      *Since this cabin has a hot tub, we include 2 complimentary, cozy bath robes for you to keep.      *Because this package includes 3 nights lodging, we provide the picnic lunch on the 2nd day and           the steak dinner on the third night.      *Includes 2 – 6″ wedding cakes – one to eat and one to take home for your first anniversary. 5.  Starlight Winter Wedding…………………………………………………..$2330.00      *Includes everything in #4 and also includes:      *Ceremony and dinner time from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, late enough to enjoy the winter starlight.      *Includes an extra hour of photography with special lighting and...

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