Triple J Manor House opens as events center

Published 9:28 am Thursday, November 17, 2016

A historic Davie County farmhouse is getting a new lease on life as an event center.

Originally built in the early 1800s for Benjamin F. Holton, the farmhouse has been transformed into a 6,000 square-foot venue for weddings, private events, receptions, meetings, showers, dinners, and more.

With its wrap-around porch overlooking landscaped grounds, the Triple J Manor House is a location for inside and outside events. The Manor House will seat 300 inside and 100-200 outside. It also features a bridal suite and a twin staircase.

Although it has already hosted its first few events, Triple J was opened to the public on Thursday, Nov. 10 for an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. Around 250 people admired the new venue while enjoying appetizers, desserts, drinks, Italian ice and music by The Happy Ones.

Mocksville Mayor Will Marklin thanked the Junker family for adding the asset to Davie County.

“It’s been a busy year since Deitre and Madison (Junker)  loaded me into the car to go  look at event centers, but it is rewarding to have this opportunity to be in business with the second and third generations of my family,” Bill Junker said.

Junker, owner of Trailers of the East Coast, purchased the property about five years ago from Dee’s Antiques since it borders the trailer dealership, but he didn’t want to tear down the old farmhouse.   

Last January, the Junker family put their heads together to decide what could be done with the property. They decided to create an event center that would be managed by the mother and daughter team of Deitre and Madison Junker.

“Something like this has always been a dream of mine,” said Madison, who graduated in May from Meredith College with a degree in event planning. “So far it has been a lot of fun and I’ve loved every minute of it.”

Deitre agreed. “I’ve always enjoyed throwing parties and planning events, so this something I got really excited about.”

Family members visited many special event venues to get ideas and to help develop a vision for the Manor House.

“The Manor House has really come together nicely as a family affair,” said Deitre. “We all shared the same vision and the result has been amazing.”

All agreed that they wanted to retain the farmhouse’s rustic charm while adding modern amenities like Wi-Fi and the technology for music and videos.

Although Deitre and Madison will handle the day to day details, the Triple J Manor House has truly been a family affair.

To maintain the rustic theme, Will Junker, Deitre’s husband and Madison’s dad, hand-crafted rustic bar stands. Bill, who Deitre credits with having an eye for detail and a wonderful sense of style, served as project manager.  The entire family was on hand to set up for the first wedding a couple weeks ago, with everyone chipping in, setting up tables and chairs, decorating … whatever needed to be done.

Unlike most event centers, the Triple J Manor House offers a list of experienced caterers and vendors, but also allows clients to bring in their own.

“We’ve tried to create an affordable, laid-back environment where the customer’s event can truly be their event,” said Madison. “We want this to be a venue for making memories.”

The Triple J Manor House is at 362 Interstate Drive in Mocksville, 30 minutes from Winston Salem, 45 minutes from Greensboro, and one hour from Charlotte. For more information, visit Triple J Manor House or call (336) 407-4826 or (336) 909-5764.