Thomas Amis Estate

inspired by history

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Walk around and discover the history!

Start at the Big Creek Visitor’s Center and walk around the entire historic estate, stopping at all the important historic buildings. We are happy to work with you to customize your experience from senior homes, bus tour, mystery tours, church groups, corporate events, and field trips. Your group will experience history through the ancestors of Thomas Amis!


Step back into history on the Thomas Amis Estate. Originally founded in 1780 by Revolutionary War Hero Captain Thomas Amis through a 1000 acre land grant. From there Captain Amis built a thriving estate with a mill, stone dam, shops, a distillery, and the Amis Inn which housed important colonial figures that mapped out Tennessee and made significant revolutionary decisions from the Inn.


Eat Together

Amis Mill Eatery achieves that cuisine-defining balance with fresh vegetables from our garden and recipes handed down for generations

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Amis Mill Eatery specializes in Cajun, Smoked Meats and Fresh Seafood. Most of our produce is grown on the estate in our Heritage Garden and seafood is sourced from farms in North Carolina. Come enjoy some of the unique items in the region on of our Big Creek Overlook Decks.

We can accommodate parties from 8 to 200. Click on the reservations button to book your party or event today!




We have one simple goal – your total immersion in the dream day you’ve imagined for so many years.

Your guests will be pampered as they join you in the celebration of your love. We are uncompromising on this point. For us a successful wedding is one where the bride and groom are caught up in the magic of the moment along with their guests.



We help you create and craft your event, beginning to end, setup to clean up. We walk you through each step of the process assisting you with menu selection, decor, rentals, staffing, entertainment and of course the food service. Want a band? Which event space would I like? Worried about how many appetizers you will need? Worry about nothing, while we implement your vision.


Handling all the details yourself? Great! We consult with you on your needs and if required we craft a unique menu for your event.

  • We deliver to most cities and counties in East Tennessee.
  • There is no service charge for non-staffed functions.