Country Wedding Ideas

Join us on our Country Ventures from engagement photo shoots, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, honeymoons, Southern/vintage decorating ideas, menu and buffet ideas, original centerpiece creations, music selections, country honeymoon photo shoots, elopements and more. We tell the stories in pictures of the happy events that mark the couples ventures as they begin their “Happily Ever After” journey. Be watching as we posts the pictures for Caroline and Andrew’s wedding activities and each wedding event thereafter. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest as well..

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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...

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