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.
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!
Leading the Way to the Future of Chestnut Ridge!
Since May of this year, co-owner and husband, Preston Gregg has worked countless hours to prepare the road that will pave the way to the construction of Chestnut Ridge.
In order to create this beautiful escape, Preston and Taylor have worked with various local material and labor suppliers to assist in getting the road prepared for Day 1.
When will ‘Day 1’ be you ask…very soon!!! We are currently in the loan process, and once we close, we’ll release a hard opening date for late next Fall 2017.
Until then, enjoy the progress updates!!
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.
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.
A couple in Canton got a boost recently to help them turn their business dream into a reality. Taylor and Preston Gregg are the winners of this year’s...