Blackberry Farm Est. 1976

Blackberry Farm, West Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN, United States

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What started with a wild blackberry bramble, blossomed into this completely luxurious, farmstead on the range, where master gardeners share their craft, fragrant earthy truffles are found and delicate, smoky whiskeys are tasted aplenty.
With a beautiful bounty of recently harvested crops and a plethora of perfect beverage pairings nestled at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, answer the call of this ideal idyll for your next intimate gathering, wedding, getaway or seasonal holiday party.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Boutique Hotel
Garden
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Creek
Farm View
Forest
Garden
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Mountains
Style
Classic
Country
Romantic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Situated on a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is one of the most highly acclaimed small luxury hotels in the world. This unique resort redefines Southern hospitality with gracious service and attention to every detail. For bon vivants seeking the ultimate epicurean experience, for world-class travelers who prefer lavishly romantic accommodations or adventurers searching for their next challenge, a stay at Blackberry Farm is a sumptuous experience.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $125 to $500

Additional Charges

A minimum of five (5) guestrooms per night is required to reserve any of our venues. Our nightly guestroom rates are inclusive of meals, starting with dinner on the night arrival continuing through lunch on the day of departure. Rates vary based on room type and time of year. Taxes and service charges apply to our nightly rates and our venue rentals, currently 9.75% state sales tax and 19% service charge.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
200
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1976
Curfew
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
67 guestrooms including multi bedroom homes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
In 1939, Mrs. Florida Lasier of Chicago snagged her silk stockings on a wild blackberry bramble while exploring the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, and the name Blackberry Farm was born. Thirty-six years later, the Beall family invested their hearts and souls in the same romantic site that has become their family home and lifelong passion. Today, one of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm will show you the many reasons why it is one of the top rated properties in the world.
Design:
Kreis Beall was 23 years old and had one child and another on the way in 1976 when she and her husband Sandy purchased Blackberry Farm as their family home. Incapable of suppressing either her southern hospitality or her design sense, Kreis has, in the subsequent years, transformed the nine-bedroom farmhouse into a Relais & Chateaux estate and restaurant. She has also minted Blackberry Farm's acclaimed high country style and created a design studio whose work has been featured in Southern Accents, Southern Living, Bon Appetit, Town & Country and Travel & Leisure, and on HGTV and PBS.
Extra Perks:
Venue rentals include our standard setup which vary based on the venue: Yallarhammer Pavilion - rustic cypress picnic tables and benches, seasonal floral, charming bistro lighting, china, silver, glassware and linens (if round tables are requested). Main House Lawn - rustic cypress picnic tables and benches, seasonal floral, charming bistro lighting, china, silver, and glassware The Barn - white and khaki specialty linens, custom Bernardaud china, silver, glassware, and seasonal floral.
Awards & Notables 2014 James Beard Foundation - Andy Chabot - Outstanding Wine Program 2013 Bon Appetit - #1 Hotel for Food Lovers James Beard Awards Foundation - Executive Chef of the Barn Joseph Lenn- Best Chef Southeast 2012 Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report - #1 Food and Wine Resort in the World and #2 Hideaway in America Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards - #1 in Service in the U.S. James Beard Foundation - Nominated Best Chef Southeast and Nominated Outstanding Wine Program Condé Nast Traveler Gold List - Platinum Member Travel+Leisure 500 Best Hotels and Resorts - Ranked in the Top 25
Celebration Locations
The Barn:
The Barn, housed in a turn of the century bank-style barn located in the center of our FarmStead. Completed in 2007, the Barn provides multi-course menus which focus on not only the freshest farm products harvested just a few feet from the front door. Alongside the antique linens, custom chairs, and sterling silver is a style of cuisine that is more formed and delicate, and expresses the essence of our food from the farm
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Yallarhammer Pavilion:
Enjoy the majesty of the Foothills next to the babbling stream at the Yallarhammer pavilion with the sound of relaxing blue grass music in the background.
- View: Mountains
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Main House Lawn:
Savor a farm fresh plated meal or family style BBQ under the canopy of a magnificent magnolia tree overlooking the majestic Foothills.
- View: Mountains
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The Main House - The breakfast and lunch experience is set in the Main House Dining Room, the original home on property which captures the warmth and pleasure of family and friends gathered around the table to share their favorite foods. The cuisine is Southern in every way. Discover the same commitment to local, fresh ingredients and the customs of the foothills, but enjoy in a more relaxed setting The Barn - Fine dining, multi-course, highly and elegantly serviced, the Barn is the quintessential dining experience at Blackberry Farm. The Barn offers guests a facility that has been designed with the most unique dining setting in mind.
Bars & Lounges:
Dogwood Bar - The Main House has been the heart of Blackberry Farm since its beginning in 1939. Quietly tucked within, the Dogwood Bar is a favorite gathering place for mid-afternoon to early evening. Whether relaxing on the veranda and admiring the mountain view, or sitting with a book by one of the two fireplaces, you’ll find the Dogwood Bar the perfect place to enjoy one of our signature cocktails, a handcrafted whisk(e)y, a glass of wine or a cold beer. The Dogwood opens each day at noon. The Barn Bar - The Barn, opened on September 11th 2007, stands as a symbol for the commitment to food and wine that Blackberry has made to its guests. It is the centerpiece of the Farmstead and it is what brings all the aspects of Blackberry Farm together for an inconceivable gastronomic experience. The Barn Bar, nestled in the Gambrel of the Barn, overlooks the green pastures of Blackberry filled with our East Friesian sheep. There is no better place on property to sit beside a fireplace and enjoy a sunset view with a cocktail. Libations begin at 6:00pm. While both of our bars sport an unrivaled selection of premium liquors, they specialize in whisk(e)y. After all, we are surrounded by the core of American whiskey production. Of course our collection is comprised of both American and international whiskies. However, the one closest to our hearts are the ones produced closest to our homes. We like to believe that our region is at the forefront of the American whiskey revival, and the amber glow that emanates from within our bars clearly represents our passion for brown spirits.
VENDOR VERIFIED TIPS

Our verified and highly qualified Vendors that have hosted, designed, photographed, coordinated an event here would love to give you a few tips for your event here. We allow for Vendors reviews and tips, but do not allow any negative comments. If we receive 3 verified negative reviews the venue will be removed.


No request is too big or too small for the top notch staff at Blackberry Farms! Loved photographing a wedding here! Sarah, our venue coordinator for this event, was wonderful - she went above and beyond! Every need was met, from waders for a river shot, to golf carts for scouting, 2 am expressos and pizza for late night editing... and even a wonderful boxed lunch for the ride to the airport. Absolutely an honor and a pleasure to work with such a great team!

Dec 2nd, 2014
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Photographer
Texas, United States

International wedding photographer, Koby Brown, lives in a happy little place on a barrier island off the coast of Texas. He travels around the world to capture his client's stories. Brown’s photography has been featured globally in publications; including the cover of People Magazine, and editorials in Cosmo, Glamour, Rolling Stone, Good Housekeeping, The Knot, the New York Times, and more.

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Kelly Clarkson’s Intimate Elopement at Blackberry Farm
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Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm, West Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN, United States

The Scoop

Koby and Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio captured the intimate nuptials of pop superstar Kelly Clarkson to Brandon Blackstock in the fall of 2013. The couple had originally planned a grand celebration for 200 guests, but as the date drew closer, they decided an elopement was more their style. They chose Blackberry Farm as their “I do” destination: a sprawling 9,200 acre estate and working farm in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, which Clarkson referred to as “the most beautiful place ever.” No arguments here!

 

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Blackberry Farm : Walland, Tennessee
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Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm, West Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN, United States

The Report

Farm food is food to live by and farm celebrations are purely unbeatable. Especially at Blackberry Farm, where luxury meets acres of farm land, barns, goats, horses and cows. From homegrown heirloom produce, wild flower honey, and farm-fresh eggs, to artisan cheeses from East Friesian sheep, you will indulge in the farming lifestyle without having to roll your up your sleeves. Sustainably harvested ingredients are the essence of the celebrated Foothills Cuisine served here, and the Farmstead is the ideal gathering place for both getaways AND celebrations.  Whether you're planning a corporate retreat, a getaway, wedding, reunion or other special event, Blackberry Farm offers an idyllic setting. From small intimate gatherings to big blowout bashes, the award-winning staff will assist you in every aspect of creating a successful soiree.

PILLOW TALK: Blackberry Farm offers accommodations for 116 guests with a selection of luxurious accommodations from Estate Rooms, to Cottages, to Multi-Bedroom Homes. Depending on the size of your group, you may reserve individual guestrooms or all 58 accommodations and the entire 9,200 acre estate. *Events requiring five or more rooms may be eligible for preferred pricing.

STORY TIME: "In 1939, Mrs. Florida Lasier of Chicago snagged her silk stockings on a wild blackberry bramble while exploring the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, and the name Blackberry Farm was born. Thirty-six years later, the Beall family invested their hearts and souls in the same romantic site that has become their family home and lifelong passion. Today, one of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry will show you the many reasons why it is one of the top rated properties in the world."

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Blackberry Farm is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee. We are within a 3 hour drive from many southern cities as well a short 25 minute drive from the Knoxville airport which has direct flights from more than 19 different cities.

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