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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.

Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 4, 2016 @ 4PM

Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 4, 2016 @ 4PM

Hosted by Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, please join us for our Ground Breaking Ceremony where we'll announce the start of our business venue , opening date, and more exciting news with our involvement in the community.

Preston and Taylor Gregg, 2016 Business Start Up Competition Winners

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.