Gretsch Events

The Delta Crossroads RoundUp 2015

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It appears very likely that we will be unable to hold the 2015 Nashville RoundUp at Hachland Hills Farm. The cost of the venue is becoming prohibitive and the fact is that Phila and Joe Hach can make much more money hosting weddings than they can from us.

We're (Steve, Dave, Tim and I) are working on a couple of alternate venues, and as soon as we have a short list, we'll post the candidates.

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Well, we were looking for a place when you found that location, loyalty sucks I guess. Here we've been loyal to them and now they're all 'bout the money, a shame it is.

EDIT: I noticed that Joe Hach seemed to have a different agenda than Phila, I took a good walk around last year because I had a feeling.

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Shucks! I understand the need to make money, but it will be hard to find a more ideal (and beautiful) place .

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I wish Phila all the best.

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That's a shame. I hope it's not all about the money, but you guys are closest to the action so I have to respect your point of view, I guess. By the same token, the other thing it could be is Miss Phila's health, so in that sense I'd rather it was about the money...

Can they really not spare us a coupla nights in late September...?

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I'm just sayin'...

– Deed Eddy

That is actually a pretty great price if, for example, you can get 40 attendees. $32.50 per night, plus meals. There would have to be a kitchen in the Lodge (which it says that there is), however, so that you can hire someone to cater the meals.

Doug, this is the precise same issue that I am dealing with for the Northern California Roundup. New management (just like Doug) comes in and wants to make a ton of money with weddings, so we are the odd man out.

Deke, as I am sure you understand, it is a business they are operating, rather than a social club. If they have the opportunity to make $3000 more on a weekend than with the Gretsch Roundup, it is pretty easy to understand why they would choose the one that produces the greater revenue.

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Someday I will make it to a roundup - I just don't get "vacations" very often in my line of work. I think the Five Star retreat that Deed posted the link for is less than 10 miles from my brother's home (near Burns, TN) too. (sigh...)...someday I'll make it. I really like that part of the world!

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Great place - but weekends are booked September and October.

– fieldhdj

Date isn't set in stone is it? How about early spring?

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We were trying to keep the dates close to the traditional dates - mostly because people have planned their vacations for that time.

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A good girlfriend of mine is a specialist in the corporate retreat/convention area. She's a local and is always full of great ideas...I left a message about a bunch of crazy guitar players who needed a place to run amok.

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A good girlfriend of mine is a specialist in the corporate retreat/convention area. She's a local and is always full of great ideas...I left a message about a bunch of crazy guitar players who needed a place to run amok.

– Deed Eddy

If there is one place I like to run, it's amok.

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Good luck in locating a new venue. I sure miss going to the Nashville Roundups, but I have a ton of wonderful memories.

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Guys, this is America, the land where money talks! I'm sure that if it was a difference of a few hundred dollars, things wouldn't be an issue, but weddings are big business and prime weekends in the cooler months are few. I work in the hotel industry, and its pretty par for the course that every few years, prices go up. There's always someplace that's hungry for the business... Its just a matter of finding that entity

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I've been unable to attend in the past but was looking forward to this year. Hopefully it will work out and a new place will be as good.

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Deed, i hope your talking about dolly wood. I once was clark grizwald, and went there on a tuesday......never opened. Ugh! Our schedule never allowed me to return. Maybe we should have the party at bears!

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An encouraging note to my fellow Roundup organizers: I moved Balto-DC to a new venue this year, and it improved the event.

Make it a new adventure for everyone. It'll be fine.

Paul/FF909

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Guys, this is America, the land where money talks! I'm sure that if it was a difference of a few hundred dollars, things wouldn't be an issue, but weddings are big business and prime weekends in the cooler months are few. I work in the hotel industry, and its pretty par for the course that every few years, prices go up. There's always someplace that's hungry for the business... Its just a matter of finding that entity

– mikep13p

The only issue is that when Phila ran the show she would make us promise that we would come back next year and she did that since year one. She's shrewd but this isn't her doing, it's her sons I'm sure. I would guess that he's not thrilled running this place so if he's going to do it he needs to hit a home run every time.

As far as venues and roundups in general this is the quintessential event and venue for what we do and we'd be hard pressed to find an equal. We have other events but nothing comes close, it's sad to see the end of an event especially when $$ is the reason.

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I'm gonna keep an eye on this thread. location and time could work to my being able to attend this year.

Doug, what about something there in the Bentonville area where you're at. it's a very scenic area. maybe even Bueno Vista ?

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Thanks, Deed.

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The only issue is that when Phila ran the show she would make us promise that we would come back next year and she did that since year one. She's shrewd but this isn't her doing, it's her sons I'm sure. I would guess that he's not thrilled running this place so if he's going to do it he needs to hit a home run every time.

As far as venues and roundups in general this is the quintessential event and venue for what we do and we'd be hard pressed to find an equal. We have other events but nothing comes close, it's sad to see the end of an event especially when $$ is the reason.

– Curt Wilson

I have to say this was on my mind too. Phila always said we were family to her and I do believe that to be true. It's sad to think Nashville roundup wouldn't happen at Hachland Farm, it is quintessential in many ways. Perhaps something can be worked out or fate will play a part, but if change must come, I'll look ahead to a future that has good possibilities… after all it is the "Us" factor that really makes it special.

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One of these days I look forward to getting to a Nashville Roundup, wherever it's held. It'd be nice to meet some of east coast GDPer's.


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