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Our story

In 1951, Sarah Jane and J. B. Hood purchased the property that is affectionately known as “Sarah Jane Farms”. The couple raised their two children Ralph “Tiny” Hood and Christie Lynn Hood Westall on this farm instilling a strong work ethic and reverence for the land.

J.B. passed in March of 1985, leaving Sarah Jane to take the reins to carry on what had begun in 1951. Sarah Jane “Mama” lived on and took care of the farm until her passing January 2018 at the ripe old age of 96.

After their retirement from Publix Supermarkets, John and Christie Westall decided to turn the farm into a special events & wedding destination.

With our gorgeous backdrop and panoramic views of Lookout Mountain, we are thrilled to be able to share our little piece of Heaven with our community and surrounding areas.

If you are looking for a delightful and affordable place to host your special event, look no further than “Sarah Jane Farms”.

"Our goal is to make our guests feel comfortable, enjoy a great experience and create memories of a lifetime!"
John and Christie Westall

The transformation


The process began with the painstaking remodel of the “Hood House”, originally built in 1900. The preservation of as much material and antiques was on the forefront of the remodel allowing guests to share in the farm’s rich history. The remodel of the “Hood House” took 1 year to complete.

Shortly after the “Hood House” remodel, deconstruction and reconstruction of “JB’s Barn” began. Much like the “Hood House” remodel, preservation remained first and foremost. “JB’s Barn” was built with many repurposed materials, along with modern amenities.

The design allows guests to bring the outside in with 8 rollup glass garage doors. “JB’s Barn” is climate controlled and includes large men’s and women’s restrooms, a dressing room with private bathroom and a dedicated preparation area for caterers.

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