Parish Patch Farm & Inn
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For Reservations at the Parish Patch Farm & Inn call(931) 857-3017 or (800) 876-3017
For Reservations at Cortner Mill Restaurant call
The morning mist hovers in the valley. Huge hay stacks cast long shadows across the quiet meadows. You can almost see the garrison of gray-coated Confederates going in and out of their tents that once stretched along the banks of the Duck River running through the farm.
Standing outside the Inn, filled with a breakfast worthy of a general and a cup of hot coffee, you have a panoramic view of wooded hills splashed with color and myriad shades of green, the silos, the fences, the Beefalo cattle moving from the rustic barn to the quiet fields that surround the Inn--it is a time, a moment you have dreamed about.
Executive Conference Center
From the outside it resembles one of the barns on the farm, but inside is a modern meeting facility equipped with all the equipment and resources you need for a corporate retreat, reunion, or church retreat.
- Meeting space for 2 to 62
- Comfortable lean-back swivel chairs with flexible room setups
- Executive board table for twelve
- Meet informally around the Great Room fireplace
- AV equipment, flip charts, marker board included
Innkeepers David, Claudia and Whitney Hazelwood invite you to share the peaceful privacy of their country estate. Relax by the Great Room fireplace in the winter. Swim in the pool in summer. Retreat to the Library for a quiet moment alone or with friends.
- 21 rooms and suites to sleep 62
- Each furnished with antiques, TV, and private baths
- Full country breakfasts "made from scratch"
- Rates for individual getaways or group retreats
Dine at the historic Cortner Mill located on the farm overlooking the Duck River with tons of water cascading through the Mill.
- Elegant country menu
- Featuring entrees from the farm and river
- Fabulous wines from our cellar selections
- One of America's most unique dining rooms
- Look in on daily chores of a working farm
- Tour Jack Daniels and George Dickel, and Pritchard's Distilleries
- Visit a Tennessee Walking Horse farm
- Stroll Bugscuffle, Wartrace, Lynchburg, or Bell Buckle
Swimming, trout fishing, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, jogging, and bird watching are all favorite things to see and do without leaving the farm.
Whitney Wedding Chapel
The 120 seat chapel at Parish Patch was built by the owners to celebrate their daughter's wedding in 2004. It was their gift to her and thus bears her name. It is nestled in the trees on a hill as you drive into Parish Patch and overlooks the meadows and Tennessee hills.
Limestone from a Civil War era fence on the property was used for the exterior, giving the chapel a timeless connection with its natural surroundings. The interior is of natural wood planks with windows that look out onto the world. Benches were made by local craftsmen using aromatic cedar logs cut from the property.
For more information about Whitney Chapel
Away But In Touch - Corporate or Board Retreat, Reunion, Church Retreat
Getting away from the rush and pressures of the daily routine is essential to clear thinking whether you're the CEO needing to solve a problem or the board of directors needing privacy to focus on strategic planning. All the great thinkers of the world sought solitude to do their work. Come to the country and work on your great thoughts!
The Executive Conference Center at Parish Patch is tucked away in the peaceful privacy of a 230 acre working farm in the hills of middle Tennessee just 60 miles from Nashville. Meet in the Executive Conference Center with a classroom set up for 60 or circle the leather chairs in the Great Room for an informal team building session by the fireplace. Send a break out group to the Inn's Patio Room or find the hammock to be alone with your thoughts. For the really important sessions meet around the executive board table.
You won't have to leave the comforts of home when you retreat to Parish Patch. Our 21 bedrooms are furnished with plush beds, fine antiques, private baths, televisions, and running water!
Start your day with a full country breakfast that is included in our room rates. For lunch have a fried chicken boxed lunch in your meeting room or graze at a deli bar in the Inn Dining Room. For dinner we suggest fine dining at our historic Cortner Mill Restaurant here on the farm. Whether you choose rack of lamb, baked trout, or Buckhead steaks, you will find a fabulous wine from our cellar to complement it.
"Everyone was complimentary of not only the beautiful location, but the extra efforts put forth by Carolyn and David. Your attention to detail and the seclusion of your facility make it a perfect location for our marketing planning meeting. We look forward to our next opportunity to be your guests." Dorothy Foster - Brown-Forman Beverages - Louisville, KY
"The privacy of your conference center was just what we needed for our annual summit meeting." Fran Marcum - MicroCraft - Tullahoma, TN
"I think we were wise to go on this retreat, because it was the only way to really get time to write. I think it gave us a head start and the writing flowed more freely. We were ready to record again, to get some more music down on disc, because we wrote so much." Martie Seidel - Dixie Chicks - CMA Album of the Year, 6 million sold
Take the afternoon off for some recreation! Without leaving the property you can jog or hike for miles, swim, fish for trout, plan a game of volleyball, horseshoes, badminton, or cards. Golf at one of seven courses within 30 minutes. For the evening we can help arrange entertainment from musicians to storytellers!
Need a meeting facilitator? If you just need to getaway and be alone with your thoughts, we recommend you meet with Lane, our Golden Retriever. She's a great listener and never tells secrets. But if you need help keeping the staff meeting on track, David Hazelwood, the owner, is a professional meeting consultant with more than 35 years experience in all 50 states and can keep things moving. He specializes in team building, strategic planning, board and organization development. Plus he and Lane are already here!
Executive conference table for 12 or classroom tables for 60. Equipped with DVD, overhead, flip charts, and marker board. Complimentary with four lodging rooms.
- Five hours - $200
- Daily rate - $300
A $50 per unit deposit is required with the reservation and is fully refundable until 30 days before arrival date. The balance will be billed directly to your organization.
Cortner Mill Restaurant
Elegant Country Dining in the Scenic Historic Atmosphere of an 1825 Grist Mill
As early as 1825 grain travelled across the mill stones at Cortner Mill on its way to feed the community. The mill stones are now embedded in the threshold of the front door and the community travels across them on their way to be fed. Corn meal and flour have given way to elegant country dining. Miller's aprons have been traded for chef jackets.
Food and Wine to Celebrate!
The community comes to Cortner Mill when it wants to celebrate. Couples come to celebrate an anniversary. Families come to celebrate weddings and birthdays. Businesses come to celebrate retirements and the end of another successful year. Friends bring their out of town guests to show off a community treasure.
Elegant Country Menu -
Sorry, no California tofu or alfalfa sprouts here. Most of our entrees come from a river or a farm and are prepared with a special touch of the country.
- Grilled Rack of Lamb
- Hand-cut Ribeyes and Filets
- Baked Rainbow Trout
- Carolina Country Quail
- Grilled Chicken Breast
- Grilled Duck Breast
- River Bank Frog Legs
- Shrimp and Grits
- Salmon with Sherry Sauce
- Macadamia Nutcrested Mahi Mahi
One wine expert declared our wine list "fabulous". Select your wine, champagne, or port from a list that takes you from California to France and back through Spain, Portugal, and Australia. Maybe you will start your meal with Brie cheese and fresh fruit along with a glass of our varietal house wines. Make a special occasion more memorable with a champagne toast. Our selections satisfy your range of tastes from fruity zinfandels to a powerful Chateaunef du Pape.
Some cellar selections valued highly by our guests include:
- Vueve Clicquot Brut Champagne
- Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Leflaive Puligny Montrachet
- Stag's Leap Merlot
- Kistler Chardonnay
- Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
- Cockburn 20 Year Tawny Port
Holiday and Sunday Buffets
While dinner menu service is offered every day except Sunday and Monday our antique flour sifter becomes a hundred square foot buffet table on Sundays and holidays. We're even open on Christmas Day, but you had better make a reservation early because I promise we'll be too full for even Santa.
- Easter Sunday - Spring Leg of Lamb
- Mother's Day - Baked Sugar Cured Ham
- Father's Day - Steamship Round of Beef
- Thanksgiving - Roasted Tom Turkey
- Christmas - Baked Country Ham
- New Year's Eve - Pork Loin Medallions
- Every Sunday - Champagne Brunch
Specialties of the House
We make it special because we start with fresh fruits and vegetables and everything we serve is made from scratch in our kitchen.
- Flaming Banana's Foster Made Tableside
- Chocolate Desserts with Ghiradelli Chocolate
- Sour Dough Bread Baked Daily
- Fresh Churned Ice Creams
Reservations and Hours
Reservations are required. Cortner Mill is available for private parties, receptions, or weddings. Cortner Mill is a no smoking facility.
- Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 - 9 p.m.
- Sunday Champagne Brunch 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
- Reservations (931) 857-3018
- GPS Address: 200 Cortner Mill Road, Normandy TN 37360
Individual Dinner Menu
We look forward to entertaining you in our elegant country manner. These menu items have been the favorites of our guests. Please ask if you have a special request not listed here. We offer a complete line of food and beverage services and do not permit groups to bring their own food or beverages. The enclosed prices do not include the 15% service charge and 9.75% sales tax. Menus and prices may vary due to a seasonal or market supply change.
Gourmet Cheese Tray and Fresh Fruit for Six - $27
Boursin, Gouda, Port Wine Cheddar, and Goat Cheeses with Fresh Fruit and Crackers
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - $9 1/3 pound
Baked Brie Cheese and Fresh Fruit for Two - $15
Oysters Rockefeller- $9
Baby Back Dry Rub Ribs - $9 1/2 slab
Fried Frog Legs - $6 3 pair
Our Homemade Soup - Bowl $6, Cup $4
All entrees are served with freshly made soup or crisp house salad, vegetable, and freshly baked sourdough bread. Steaks, lamb, or pork cooked beyond medium not assured of tenderness.
Stuffed Potato - $2 (instead of wild rice)
Caesar Salad for Two - $6 (instead of house salad)
Carolina Country Quail - $29
Sauteed in a rosemary wine sauce and served on a bed of rice
Duck River Duck Breast with Muscadine - $28
Chargrilled and accented with a splash of muscadine sauce before nesting on a bed of rice
Memphis Style Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs - $25
Whole rib slab cooked with our spicy, dry rub seasonings and stuffed potato
Barbecue Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop - $22
Marinated in citrus chili sauce, topped with cherry barbecue sauce, with potato.
Cortner Mill Fisherman's Platter - $21
Can't decide? Have it all! Get ready for eight frog legs, a catfish filet and stuffed potato
Fresh Salmon - Blackened or Grilled with Basil Sherry Sauce- $20
Grilled with basil sherry sauce or blackened with dill sauce on a bed of rice.
Cortner Dam Rainbow Trout Amandine - $22
Seven ounce filet baked in lemon butter with almonds, served on bed of rice.
River Bank Frog Legs - $22
Eight pair,batter fried, served with stuffed potato
Hungry Fisherman Corn Rolled Catfish - $18
Eight ounces of catfish filets served with hush puppies and stuffed potato
Sauteed Chicken Breast with Sauce Marsala - $16
With fresh mushrooms in wine sauce and served on a bed of rice
GROUP DINNER AND DINNER BUFFETS
Seven Course Dinner includes gourmet cheese assortments, fresh fruit and champagne, soup, Caesar salad, sorbet, fresh-baked sourdough bread, premium wine, flaming dessert or Belgian chocolates, and tawny port, coffee or tea. Add $27 to the entree of your choice.
Dinners include homemade soup or salad, entree, two fresh vegetables, fresh baked whole wheat bread, dessert, and beverages. Total dinner price is determined by the entree chosen. For both soup and salad, add $2 per person. Choose one dinner entree for entire group.
Cortner Mill Dinner Buffets include two entrees, four vegetables or starches, salad bar, dessert tray, and beverages. Make your selection of two entrees and add their prices to determine total buffet price. * To include soup, add $2 per person. Minimum of 35 required for buffet.
ENTREES DINNER BUFFET *
Roast Pork Loin
Roasted Tom Turkey Breast
Baked Sugar Cured Ham
Chicken Breast Marsala
Fried Catfish Filets
Roasted Leg of Lamb
Roast Round of Beef
Broccoli Stuffed Chicken
Baked Cornish Game Hen
Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi
Petite Beef Tender Medallion
Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop
Fried Frog Legs
Baked Rainbow Trout
Prime Rib of Beef
Baby Back Dry Rub Ribs
Hand Cut Rib Eye Steak
Grilled Duck Breast
Grilled 1/2 Rack of Lamb
Grilled Hand Cut Filet of Beef
Vegetable Beef Barley
Cream of Asparagus
Zucchini (cold or hot)
Cream of Potato
PIES & OTHER DESSERTS
Fudge Brownie w/Ice Cream
Blackberry (Cold or Hot)
Angel Food w/ Fresh Fruit
Fresh Churned Ice Creams
Zucchini Tomato Parmesan
Hot Fruit Compote
Cream Noodle Casserole
Potatoes au Gratin
Zucchini & Mushrooms
Green Peas & Carrots
Yellow Squash Casserole
Squash with Rotels
Green Beans and Mushrooms
Green Beans Provence
Green Beans Country Style
Dessert Tray - Add $2/person - Ala Mode- Add $2/person
PARTY APPETIZERS & RECEPTION TRAYS HORS D'OEUVRES Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Smoked Salmon Check Market Price 2 pounds $60 Boiled Shrimp (26-30 per lb) Check Market Price 2.5 pounds $70 Marinated Herring - 8 pounds $143 Frog Legs - pair $3 Baby Back Dry Rub Pork - 12 rib slab $14 Carving Station: Beef Tenderloins & Hard Rolls ... ... $206 $307 Carving Station: Roast Beef & Hard Rolls ... ... $137 $253 Carving Station: Turkey Breast & Hard Rolls ... $59 $110 $166 Chicken Wing Pops ... $36 $67 $100 Bacon Wrapped Scallops ... $118 $220 $330 Flaky filo Pouches w/ Sundried Tomato Basil or Seasoned Wild Mushrooms ... $76 $142 $211 Mozzarella Artichoke Hearts in Filo Pouch ... ... ... $211 Quiche Assortment - Spinach, Monterey Jack, Vegetable, & more) ... $64 $117 $175 Spinach Dip w/ Sourdough Bread ... $33 $61 $92 Cortner Mill Meatballs ... $25 $47 $71 Mashed Potato Bar ... $51 $94 $143 Tea Biscuits & Ham (Country or Sugar Cured) ... $45 $83 $125 CANAPES Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Cold Canapes Assortment -Festively decorated shrimp, salmon, turkey, chicken, asparagus ... ... $188 $279 Supreme Canapes Assortment - Works of art with lobster, caviar, prosciutto ... ... ... $498 Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms ... ... ... $231 Herb Stuffed Mushrooms ... ... ... $77 Open Faced Finger Sandwich ... ... $72 $134 Deviled Eggs ... ... $58 $87 Shrimp in Filo ... $89 $166 $248 Asparagus in Filo ... $80 $149 $223 Salmon in Filo ... $116 $215 $321 Turkey Florentine ... $109 $204 $304 Pineapple Chicken ... $107 $198 $296 BAKERY Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Cheesecake Assortment (Cherry, Chocolate, Macadamia Nut, Blueberry & more) ... ... $238 $354 Brie Stuffed Filo w/ Raspberry & Almond ... $92 $171 $250 Puff Pastry Assortment (Potato Puffs, Spinach & Potato, Beef Turnovers & more) ... ... $82 $115 Bakery Assortment Tray (Cherry & Pecan Tarts, Brownies, & Cookies ... ... $103 $144 FRUIT, CHEESE AND VEGETABLES Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Fresh Fruit, Cheese, and Cracker Tray (people served) ... $63 $95 $164 Cheese Assortment and Cracker Tray (people served) ... $62 $92 $131 Vegetable Tray w/ Herb Dip(people served) ... $46 $85 $119 Melon Basket $71 (refill $35) Fruit Dip $14 Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tray (number of pieces) ... $17 $31 $43 WEDDING CAKES, MINTS, AND NUTS Bride's Cake $6.35 per person + special decorations Groom's Cake $6.35 per person + special decorations
Cake Service on Outside Cakes $2.80 per person Gratuity calculated on cost of outside cakes)
Wedding Mints (2.5 pounds) ... ... ... $17 Mixed Nuts (2.5 pounds) ... ... ... $44 Honeymoon Snack Basket ... ... ... $33 Chocolate Fountain ... $91 $136 $228 Milk Shake Bar $1.00 per person BREADS AND SNACKS SNACKS Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Tortilla Chips and Salsa - (people served) ... $25 $47 $67 Snack Mix - 2 pounds............$19 Popcorn Bowl - 2 gallons............$8 Homemade Ice Cream - per person............$6 Seasonal Fresh Fruit Basket ... $23 $44 $65 BREAD AND BISCUITS Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Fresh Baked Muffins: Bran Oatmeal, Blueberry, or Poppyseed (1 doz. min. per type) $12 Special Breads Sliced: Banana Nut, Pumpkin, or Pound Cake $11 Mini Bagels and Creamed Cheese $15 Biscuits and Sausage, Country Ham or Sugar Cured Ham $26 Biscuits and Preserves $17 BAKERY Number of Pieces 12 25 50 100 Fresh Bakery Assortment Tray (Cherry and Pecan Tarts, Brownies, and Cookies) ... ... $103 $150 Homemade Cookies (Sugar, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter) 2 dozen minimum per type $13 Fudge Brownies $17 Cherry Tarts $14 Pecan Tarts $21
All lunches include today's homemade soup or salad, fresh baked sourdough bread, dessert, and beverage. Choose one entree for the entire group. Lunches menus are served at Cortner Mill or Parish Patch.
For both soup and salad add $2.00 per person.
Deli for Grazing Choice of 2 meats (roast beef, chicken salad, turkey or ham) and cheese, soup and salad or two salads $16 The Hearty One Baked lasagna with garlic bread $16 Chunky Chicken Salad Marinated chunks of chicken breast on bed of crisp salad greens $15 Our Summer Choice Fresh tomato stuffed with chicken, cream cheese sandwich $16 Farm Manager Special Hot roasted beef sandwich, rice pilaf and mushroom gravy $16 Beef Lover's Delight Roasted prime rib of beef, rice pilaf and vegetable $23 Preacher's Choice Grilled chicken breast, rice pilaf and vegetable $18 Southern Fried Chicken Potato salad, green peas and mushrooms $16 Caesar Chicken Salad Grilled chicken strips on bed of crisp salad greens $18 Dessert Tray - Add $2 per person - Ala Mode - Add $2 per person SPECIALTY MEALS
Meals are not served at the conference center; only snacks and boxed lunches
Chicken Boxed Lunch Fried chicken breast, bean salad, banana nut bread, deviled egg, and pecan pie. $13 Turkey Boxed Lunch Roasted turkey breast on sourdough bread, marinated salad, veggie sticks, apple, and chocolate fudge brownie. $13 The Burger Party Grilled Beef Burger, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Fudge Brownie ala Mode, Beverages $17 Grill Me Some Steaks !
Crisp House Tossed Salad
Ribeye Steak - 12 oz.* - $36
* (add $1/oz for larger cuts)
Prime Rib - 8 oz.* - $30
* (add $1/oz for larger cuts)
Petite Beef Tender - 6oz. * - $25
* (add $1/oz for larger cuts)
Chicken Breast - $21
Sauteed mushrooms for any above - add $2
ICE CREAM SUNDAES ! Start with our homemade ice cream and help yourself to all the trimmings you can pile on top to create a gastronomic masterpiece. $7
Bar Service - $60 per Bar location for 4 hours Without set-up With $3 set-up
Event under 2 hours
With $6 set-up
Event 2-4 hours
Bottled Beer Domestics $4 $2 $1 Imports $6 $2 $1 Beer Kegs - Michelob or Budweiser 1/2 keg - 160 - 12 oz. glasses $466 $180 $126 1/4 keg - 80 - 12 oz. glasses $281 $109 $76 Liquor set-ups and mixers * $3 $6 * Set-up charge includes providing bartender for 1-4 hours.
Extended bar service is available for $60 per hour.
House Selections (By the Glass/ By the Carafe)
Delicato Chardonnay California $5 / $22
Talus Pinot Noir California $5 / $22
Domino White Zinfandel California $5 / $22
La Terre Merlot California $5 / $22
Sparkling and Champagnes (By The Glass / By The Bottle)
Seaview Brut Australia $5 / $26
Paul Cheneau Cava Brut Spain na / $27
Pommery Brut Royale France na / $83
Vueve Clicquot Brut France na / $94
Cassella Yellow Tail Chardonnay Australia na / $20
Bolla Pinot Griglo Italy na / $21
Stephen Vincent Sauvignon Blanc California na / $23
Hess Chardonnay California na / $26
Paul Jaboulet Aine Parallele 45 Rose France na / $27
Toad Hollow Chardonnay Sonoma $8 / $28
Michel Picard Pouilly Fuisse France na / $36
Laboure Roi Pouilly Fuisse France na / $36
Bouchaine Chardonnay Caneros na / $39
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc Napa na / $51
Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma na / $98
Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Napa na / $46
Leflaive Puligny Montrachet France na / $79
Red Wines (By The Glass / By The Bottle)
Michel Picard Syrah France na / $23
Talus Pinot Noir California na / $23
Laboure Roi Beaujolais St. Armand France na / $24
Bolla Chianti Italy na / $24
Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon California na / $25
Hawk Crest Merlot California $8 / $29
Toad Hollow Cacophony Red Zinfandel Sonoma $8 / $29
Sebastiani Sonoma Merlot Sonoma na / $38
Frog's Leap Red Zinfandel Napa na / $53
Chateau Moulin de Duhart France na / $61
Michel Picard Chateauneuf du Pape France na / $68
Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa na / $68
Bolla Amarone Italy na / $71
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa na / $80
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot Napa na / $81
Paul Hobbs Hyde Cabernet Sauvignon California na / $86
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon Australia na / $127
Dessert Wines and Ports (By The Glass / By The 1/2 Bottle)
Paul Jaboulet Beaumes de Venise France na / $19/p>
Seppelt Old Trafford Tawny Port Australia $7 / na
Cockburn 20 Year Tawny Port Portugal $15 / na
- Chair/Table Rental $50 plus price each
- Table Skirts $2 per foot
- White Wood $3
- Maroon Padded $3
- White or Gold Plastic $2
- Round Tables 5' $12
- Round Table Linens $14
- Setup/tear down of tables or chairs from outside vendors: $.65/table $.35/chair
Cortner Mill Facility Rental
Facility fees include providing china, glassware, flatware, napkins, tables, tablecloths, and servers. All Food and beverage must be purchased from Cortner Mill.
Wedding & Reception
Food & Beverage of: Lunch Dinner Lunch Dinner $1,000 or more $660 $890 $440 $660 $500 - $999 $660 $1,330 $440 $1,090 less than $500 $990 $1,530 $760 $1,330 additional hours $100 $100 $100 $100 Private Groups With Food & Beverage Bill of: 4 Hours Lunch 4 Hours Dinner $1,000 or more No Charge $310 $500 - $999 No Charge $570 less than $500 $370 $690 additional hours $100 $100 Meeting Rooms: Complimentary with 4 units lodging Conference Center Great Room Cortner Mill without lodging 4-8 hours $290 $290 $515 without lodging 1-3 hours $175 $175 $310
- Chapel Weddings $500 (non-refundable)
- Lunch Events $100
- Group Lodging $50/room
- Dinner Events $200
Parish Patch Inn Facility Rental
Rehearsal Dinner Facility Fee 4 hours - $265
Includes use of Great Room, Dining Room, and Bar
Small Wedding/Reception Facility Fee per day - $425
Includes use of Great Room, Bar, Patios, Dupps and Dickel Rooms.
Large Wedding/Reception Facility Fee per day - $1,200
Includes use of Great Room, Bar, Patios, Dining Room, Library, Kitchen, Parish Suite, Dupps Room, Dickel Room, Daniel Room, Pool, and Lawns.
Rent the Inn - $5,180
All lodging rooms for two nights with breakfast
We offer a full line of food and beverage services and do not permit groups to bring their own food or beverages. Your menu selection should be submitted to Parish Patch-Cortner Mill no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled function.
To assist us in planning your meal events, we require a minimum attendance guarantee two days prior to your event.The guarantee is not subject to reduction. If no guarantee is received we will assume the guarantee is to be the estimated number on the special event contract. We cannot be responsible for service to more than 5% over the guarantee. When guaranteed attendance count falls below 75% of contracted estimated attendance, 75% of contracted estimated attendance will be used for billing. Events extending beyond the scheduled hours of the contract will be charged an additional $100 per hour.
On the total sales of food, beverage, setups, and corkage a 15% service charge will be applied. Applicable state sales tax will be charged on food, beverage and facilities fees. All prices are subject to change. No food or beverage will be allowed to be taken off the property, unless authorized by Parish Patch-Cortner Mill. Meeting room rental may be reduced or waived depending on the type of food function held or number of sleeping rooms used by your group in the inn.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS
If your group is tax exempt, we are required by the State of Tennessee to have a copy in this office of your Tennessee State Sales Tax Exempt Certificate and Number issued by the Revenue Department.
BILLING AND DEPOSITS
We ask that payment be made in advance for all functions, unless credit has been satisfactorily established and accepted in writing by the General Manager. A deposit of $200 is required at the time of signing the contract for Mill events or $50 per room for lodging. The balance of the account is due and payable at the completion of your function. Weddings require a second non-refundable deposit of 1/3 of the contracted price made 30 days after booking. A third non-refundable deposit is due one week prior to the wedding.
Wedding event deposits are non-refundable. If cancellation of other events becomes necessary, the deposit is fully refunded if written notice is given 30 days prior to the event. A 50% refund of the deposit is given for events canceled between 30 and 14 days prior to the event. No refund is made for events canceled less than 14 days before the event. Events canceled within 48 hours of the event are billed 25% of the contracted price. Cancellation of events scheduled between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day require a 30 day written advance notice to avoid forfeiture of entire deposit. If Parish Patch-Cortner Mill cancels an event due to property damage, lack of utilities, or change of ownership, the full deposit will be refunded.
ROOM RESERVATION REDUCTION (length of stay or number of rooms)
30 days or more before event - Room deposit fully refunded for reduced number of rooms.
7 - 29 days before event - Room deposit forfeited for reduced number of rooms.
Less than 7 days before event - Reservation billed in full.
BANDS, FLORISTS, or CAKE SETUPThe facility fee includes 2 hours for vendors to set-up and 1 hour for tear down. Floral arrangements or cakes can be delivered 2 hours before your event and need to arrive arranged.
The facilities are decorated with many one-of-a-kind historic items and antiques. Activities should be planned to avoid damage to these and other parts of the property. Any damage or loss incurred will be billed to the contracting group or individual. Any furniture to be moved requires the permission of the Manager when the event is planned. Only our staff is to move furniture.
SAFETYCandles must be in a holder and have a liner that is larger than the size of the holder to prevent fires and wax damage. Flower containers must be in waterproof containers. Electrical cords must be placed in a manner to avoid being a hazard to guests. Small children should be supervised at the pool and river. Hunting or other use of firearms is not permitted.
Decorating and removing decorations must be done within the time period agreed upon in the event planning session. Rental chair setup can be done 2 hours before the event and tear down within 1 hour of the event. There is a $100 per hour charge for use of the facilities beyond the agreed upon schedule. Neither tape, pins, nor tacks may be used to fasten signs, banners or decorations to the walls or ceilings. All flower arrangements must be complete before arrival.
The Innkeeper will arrange for rental of audio-visual equipment required for meetings or program activities. Rates are quoted on request. Parish Patch-Cortner Mill cannot be responsible for storage of audio-visual equipment brought into the facilities by guests.
We offer a broad selection of beverages to compliment your function. Please note that alcoholic beverage sales and service are regulated by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Bedford County Beer Board. The Inn and Restaurant as a licensee are responsible for administration of wine and beer regulations. Therefore it is our policy that no wine or beer may be brought into the facilities from outside sources, unless approved by management. Parish Patch-Cortner Mill will provide bartenders and set-ups for liquor at a reasonable charge. Bar set-up charges are figured on total event attendance. Guests are responsible for purchasing liquor. Hosts of the event are responsible for limiting alcohol consumption to prevent excessive intoxication and resulting liabilities to them.
Smoking is not permitted inside the Cortner Mill building or in public areas of the Inn. Smoking is permitted on decks and porches and in specified guest rooms at the Inn.
Things To See and Do
Something Paced for Everyone to Do - Or Not Do!
- Take a nap in a hammock
- Read a book in the Library
- Sit in swing under shade tree.
- Keep fire burning in fireplace.
- Check out our video tapes.
- Play cards in the Great Room.
- Read newspaper with a second cup of coffee.
Explore the Farm
- Look in on the farm chores.
- Pick blackberries and chiggers.
- Watch the cow's graze.
- Watch for deer and wild turkey.
- Go for a walk with Lane.
- Jog or walk our miles of trails.
- Team up for volleyball/badminton.
- Take aim at the horseshoe pits.
- Are you old enough for shuffleboard?
Head for Water
- Sun or swim at our pool.
- Fish for trout in our Duck River.
- Canoe through the farm on the Duck River.
- Wade the creeks.
- Fish or boat at four area lakes:
- Tims Ford
- Woods Reservoir
- Cortner Mill established 1825
- Jack Daniel's, George Dickel and Pritchard's Distilleries
- Tennessee Walking Horse Museum
- Old Stone Fort Archaeological Site
- Normandy Fish Hatchery
- Staggerwing Airplane Museum
- Monteagle and Bean's Creek Wineries
- Arnold Engineering Rocket Testing Center
- Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
- 10 days before Labor Day in Shelbyville
- Webb School Crafts Fair
- Second weekend in October in Bell Buckle
- Jack Daniel' BBQ Cookoff
- Fourth Saturday in October in Lynchburg
- Seven golf courses within 30 minutes:
- 2 in Shelbyville
- 1 in Tullahoma
- 2 in Manchester
- 1 at Henry Horton
- 1 at Murfreesboro
I can't stomach it any longer! I need to tell my side of the story or I will be sick with guilt. This confession actually starts with my stomach. Guests who come here many times over the years often ask David and Claudia, "what ever happened to Sneaker?" I'll tell you straight out. I ate him! There! I feel better already. Sneaker was a rooster who lived here before I was born. David can tell you how he got such a ridiculous name. He was kind of a mascot and a favorite with the guests. You might say he had this job before me. He would perch on the window sill at breakfast and crow as if begging for biscuits. The first day I saw him, I knew he was competition. I was just six months old and had run down the hill from the house to the Patch when I saw this big bird. I'm a bird dog, right? There you have it. Ask about Sneaker if you want, but please don't do it around me. It just makes me feel bad.
This regular column is from Lane, the golden retriever who owns the Hazelwoods, Parish Patch, and who knows what else. Send Lane a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Find Us
All Roads Lead To Parish Patch and Cortner Mill
61 miles from Nashville:
Take I-24 East to the Beech Grove-Shelbyville Exit 97. Turn right onto Highway 64-W, go 9.3 miles to Wartrace. Turn left onto Highway 269 East and go 5 miles to the entrance of Parish Patch on your left or 2 more miles to Cortner Mill on your left.
61 miles from Huntsville:
Take Highway 231 North to Fayetteville. Turn right onto Highway 64 East, then left onto Highway 50 and go to Lynchburg. From Lynchburg take Highway 55 North to Tullahoma. Turn left onto Highway 41-A and go 1 mile. Turn right onto Highway 269 North beside K-Mart and go 7 miles to Cortner Mill on your right or 2 more miles to Parish Patch on your right.
86 miles from Chattanooga:
Take I-24 West 61 miles to the Tullahoma exit 117. Go 13 miles and turn left onto Carroll Street. Go 3 blocks to Highway 41-A North and turn right. Go 2.5 miles to Highway 269 North and turn right onto Highway 269 North exactly beside K-Mart and go 7 miles to Cortner Mill on your right or 2 more miles to Parish Patch on your right.
10 miles from Shelbyville:
Take Highway 41-A South for 5 miles to Normandy Road. Turn left and go 3 miles to Dement Road. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to Cortner Road. Turn left and go 1 mile to Parish Patch entrance on your right or turn right and go 1 mile to Cortner Mill on your left.
43 miles from I-65 South:
Take I-65 North to the Lewisburg exit 22. Turn right and follow Highway 31-A North through Lewisburg to Highway 64 East. Turn right onto Highway 64 East and go 15 miles to Shelbyville. In Shelbyville turn right onto Highway 41-A South. Go 5 miles to Normandy Road. Turn left and go 3 miles to Dement Road. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to Cortner Road. Turn left and go 1 mile to Parish Patch entrance on your right or turn right and go 1 mile to Cortner Mill on your left.