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      Chestnut Ridge has been so blessed to have the local and greater community surrounding us with support for our event venue that we wanted to say:  We are so thankful for you! Your ongoing confidence and support is our greatest achievement and we are forever grateful to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today. Our business is growing and our love is spreading, all of which wouldn't be possible without you!  From the Chestnut Ridge family to yours, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving filled with blessings, family, friends, & of course, turkey!   

Chestnut Ridge wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Chestnut Ridge Feature Post: Fall & Winter Weddings That Wow

Chestnut Ridge Feature Post: Fall & Winter Weddings That Wow

 Welcome to Chestnut Ridge Feature Posts, where we share tips, tricks, and tools of the trade to help you narrow down ideas and choose wedding features – from décor to dining, entertaining guests, and ensuring your wedding dreams come true – we’re here to help you create the most memorable day of your life during whatever season you choose.

A Chestnut Ridge Love Story: meet Noah and Brittany

A Chestnut Ridge Love Story: meet Noah and Brittany

Here at Chestnut Ridge, we’re excited to feature the love story of our first very-in-love couple, Noah and Brittany, who will tie the knot in October of 2017. Stories like Noah and Brittany’s – full of inspiration, friendship, and romance – are exactly why we’re in the business of weddings. We look forward to sharing the love with you and hope you’ll check back often for updates on venue progress, special features and guest bloggers, wedding tips and suggestions, and most importantly of all – the love stories of couples who’ve chosen us for their big day! 

Entrance to venue...

Entrance to venue...

We recently put in a boulder retaining wall, which will be a focal point as you make entrance to our 6500 square foot reception barn and pavilion!!! It will soon be complete with custom metal art light fixtures, and of course pretty flowers. More to come, stay tuned! 

 

Here's my husband and co-owner Preston, and of course his sidekick to all things that happen on the farm, Finley. We consider her the venue mascot, greeter, lover of all humans... 

Here's my husband and co-owner Preston, and of course his sidekick to all things that happen on the farm, Finley. We consider her the venue mascot, greeter, lover of all humans... 

Capital at Play: Because Memories Should First Be Experienced

Capital at Play: Because Memories Should First Be Experienced

Capital at Play: August 2016 | Briefs | Haywood County

Taylor and Preston Gregg are this year’s winners of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Start-up Competition. They were awarded $10,000 to establish a wedding venue, to be known as the Ridge on Chestnut Mountain, in Canton. Taylor says she isn’t going into business to process customers; she wants visitors to stay, relax, and soak in the ambience. A wedding, she says, should be an experience and not a production scheduled for a specific time.

The Greggs themselves were married on the property, it being Preston’s family farm. The concept had its inception six years ago on a scratch piece of paper. In the following years, the couple traveled up and down the Eastern United States researching what they liked and didn’t like about similar establishments. If all goes as planned, the Ridge will open next year and will feature a 6,400 square-foot reception barn with a bridal loft and groom’s den. It will have a rustic appearance, furnished with Amish farm tables and wooden cross-back chairs. Ceremonies for groups of up to 299 will be held in a 2,400 square-foot pavilion furnished with church pews. Patrons will be able to rent the space or purchase a package that provides all the trimmings, which will be provided by local vendors. Extras can include fireworks, yoga classes for the bride’s entourage, and skeet shooting for the groom and his pals.

Couple Works to Open Wedding Venue at Family Farm

Couple Works to Open Wedding Venue at Family Farm

Nearly five years ago, Taylor and Preston Gregg stood on top of Chestnut Ridge and recited their wedding vows.

Taylor couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular view on her wedding day, and she knew then that the secluded mountain views from Preston’s family farm off Dutch Cove Road would make an ideal wedding destination for others.

Since then...