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Blackberry Farm Hosts Kelly Clarkson's Wedding

By: Five Star Alliance

Blackberry Farm recently played host to one of the biggest celebrity weddings this year, and it was a low-key affair.  The original American Idol Kelly Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock at the luxury hotel on Friday. Blackstock is also musical royalty, as his stepmother is none other than Reba McEntire.

Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm is a 62-room Relais and Chateaux and Relais Gourmand property situated on 9,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. The gorgeous tranquility of the property is perfect for private nuptials. Best wishes to the happy couple!

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August is Garden Month at Blackberry Farm

By: K. Clare Johnson

Blackberry Farm

Got a green thumb? Or just love walking through beautiful gardens? This August, you'll want to travel to Blackberry Farm to enjoy their annual Garden Month. The luxury retreat, located at the foothill of the Smoky Mountains has made celebrating the bountiful produce that comes from their fields an annual event. Brimming with tomatoes, okra, beans, corn and the like, the plot of land on the farm inspires guests to look between the rows, gather round the garden shed, and talk seeds. 

Guest of the farm can interact with the master gardener as well as with the culinary teams. Guest can learn techniques for improving their own gardens, cocktail recipes, garden inspired stories and more all centered around growth.

There are also garden dinners held every Wednesday Night. Joseph Lenn, executive chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm, is the 2013 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southeast and Bon Appetit named Blackberry Farm the #1 Food Lovers Hotel in America.

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Posted in: Knoxville, TN