Ok... I know we have been away from the blog a while :( We have just been busy with work, school, life, and all that. But we just have a bit of time before Josh has to go work a wedding at Heartwood Hall so we thought why not do a little update about that... so here you are:
Built in 1840, Heartwood Hall was originally part of 5,000 acre plantation estate. It now sits on 25 beautifully wooded acres. Listed as "The Miller House" on the National Historic Register, Heartwood Hall was built by the Miller family as a gift for their daughter. The Heartwood Hall residence as well as the grounds are on the National Register. The grounds are on the Historic Register due to the fact that during the Civil War, the Union soldiers camped on the front lawn and occupied Heartwood Hall as a Hospital. Luckily, the Union Soldiers chose to preserve Heartwood Hall as their residence. A similar estate, also built by the Miller family as a wedding gift to another daughter, was burned to the ground.
John and Denise Suthoff bought the house 8 years ago. Since acquiring the house, they have added on an additional 3500 square feet to the original residence for a total of 7000 square feet. During renovation the Suthoff's added a gourmet kitchen, courtyard, large garden, and pool area. They also joined several servant houses scattered across the property to create an 1800 square foot Guest House updated with modern amenities located at the back of the property.
John and Denise went to extensive planning and pains to maintain the original character and integrity of the property during renovation by using reclaimed wood, brick, and glass. The flooring used in the addition to the original Plantation Home was salvaged from a New Orleans cotton gin built during the 1800's. They recently finished renovation to the Barn which was constructed from reclaimed wood derived from the property. With housing tons of air and heat, full kitchen, various amenities such as a coat check and bar area, as well as the ability to seat up to 360 guest, the Heartwood Hall Barn is unlike any other in Western Tennessee.
The Suthoff's held their niece's wedding on property after the first major renovations. It was at this point they saw how beautiful and relaxed the environment was and knew it would be the perfect place for weddings. Since then, Heartwood Hall has been featured throughout the mid-south and has become a highly sought after venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
See below for a video of pictures taken earlier this year during some of the Barn renovation.
For more information check out www.heartwoodhall.com or www.facebook.com/heartwoodhall