Built in 1840, Heartwood Hall was originally part of a 5,000 acre plantation estate. It now sits on 25 beautifully wooded acres near Memphis, TN. Listed as "The Miller House" on the National Historic Register, Heartwood Hall was built by the Miller family as a gift for his daughter. The Heartwood Hall residence as well as the grounds are both on the National Historic 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.
Originally built by the Miller family, Heartwood Hall and a similar estate were constructed as wedding gifts for Mr. Miller's two daughters. Luckily, the Union soldiers chose to preserve Heartwood Hall as their residence during the war because Mr. Miller's other estate was burned to the ground.
John & Denise Suthoff bought the house 8 years ago. Since acquiring the house they have added on an additional 3500 square feet to the residence for a total of 7000 square feet. During the renovation the Suthoff's added a gourmet Kitchen, courtyard & pool area. They joined the servant houses scattered among the property to create an 1800 square foot Guest House updated with modern amenities located at the back of the property.
In addition to the Guest House & Courtyard, John & Denise added a gorgeous garden. They went through great pains to maintain the original character and integrity of the property during the renovation by using reclaimed wood, bricks and glass. The flooring used in the addition of the Main House was salvaged from a New Orleans cotton gin built in the 1800's. The Barn which is currently undergoing renovation will also be constructed from reclaimed wood derived from trees located on the property.
Once renovations to the Main House were complete the Suthoff's hosted a wedding on the property for their niece. It was during the wedding planning, that the Suthoff's saw how beautiful and relaxed environment Heartwood Hall provided for the ceremony and they knew it would make the perfect place for weddings. Since then, Heartwood Hall has become a highly sought after wedding venue in Memphis for ceremonies and receptions.