Gulfport is Mississippi's second-largest city, located along seven beautiful miles of white sand beach at the Gulf of Mexico waterfront. The city is known as a popular tourist destination due to its coastal casinos, beautiful oceanfront hotels, and annual events such as its World's Largest Fishing Rodeo. Couples looking to travel to the region for destination weddings can enjoy complimentary or discounted accommodations at many area hotels, which also offer grand ballrooms and space for beachfront sunset wedding ceremonies. Beautiful historic venues also recreate the splendor of the region's Antebellum period, showcasing antique furnishings and gorgeous design elements.
1.The Great Southern Club
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The Great Southern Club has been a community fixture throughout the Gulfport area since 1988, offering upscale facilities and luxurious amenities with beautiful views of the region's Gulf Coast shoreline. Though many of the club's amenities are exclusive to members, wedding ceremonies and receptions can be booked by non-members at spaces such as the lovely Sunset Ballroom, which makes a perfect location for intimate nuptial events. The entire club space can also be booked for larger weddings, accommodating up to 600 guests for receptions. Couples looking for outdoor wedding venues can rent spaces on the club's lushly-landscaped grounds. An experienced culinary team is on hand to create custom wedding menus. All couples receive complimentary gifts such as a post-reception gift basket filled with bottles of sparkling wine and delicious hors d'oeuvres of their choosing.
2510 14th St, Gulfport, MS 39501, Phone: 228-865-0200
2.Gulf Coast Event Center
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Gulf Coast Event Center is a high-end modern venue that was recently constructed in Gulfport, offering event spaces that can be customized to meet any event need. Several event spaces are offered throughout the center for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including multiple ballrooms and receiving areas. All of the center's rooms offer high-tech capabilities for sound, picture, and video, perfect for reception entertainment or slideshow options. Catering can be provided by couples' choice of four preferred vendors, who can each prepare customized menus to suit individual event needs. Three hotels are also offered onsite, featuring a total of 450 rooms that can be rented for couples or guests at a discounted rate.
9475 US 49, Gulfport, MS 39503, Phone: 228-867-6322
3.Oak Crest Mansion Inn
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Oak Crest Mansion Inn is a romantic venue in Pass Christian housed within a beautiful 1920s-era historic home, offering gorgeous space for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. An intimate onsite chapel makes for a perfect venue for small ceremonies, showcasing gorgeous stained glass window backdrops. For outdoor ceremonies, an open gazebo is framed by majestic live oak trees, set on 12 tranquil acres of manicured landscaping. Indoor venue options within the mansion showcase antique furnishings and a grand sweeping staircase that can be used for saying vows or unique wedding photography. Onsite event coordinators are on hand at every step of the way to plan all details of special days. Catering is offered by an experienced onsite culinary team.
5267 Menge Ave, Pass Christian, MS 39571, Phone: 228-452-5677
4.The Almanett Hotel and Bistro
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The Almanett Hotel and Bistro is a relaxed beach hotel that is home to an onsite bistro restaurant, which serves up delicious classic seafood and Southern Gulf Coastal fare. Several lovely event spaces are offered for weddings of various sizes, which can be decorated to fit any couple's wedding theme. Catering is offered by the talented culinary staff of the Almanett Bistro, including full bar service available for receptions. Event coordinators are on hand at all times to help couples plan all details of their special event and customize arrangements for individualized ceremony and reception goals. Couples can also take advantage of deals and discounts on modern guest rooms and suites at the hotel's overnight facilities.
1514 18th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501, Phone: 228-865-9901
5.The Barn at Love Farms
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The Barn at Love Farms is a unique venue in Kiln, set on a 450-acre working historic farmstead. The charming venue is home to both indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, accommodating up to 300 guests for large wedding festivities. Spaces include a 5,000-square-foot barn that features a live entertainment area, dance floor, catering kitchenette for caterers of couples' choosing. Outdoor spaces include a large covered porch, which makes for a perfect spot for unique wedding photography. Dressing rooms and suites for the wedding party include bathrooms, kitchenettes, and onsite hair and makeup space. Wedding planners are available and can recommend vendors to help create the wedding of each couple's dreams.
16990 Old Joe Moran Rd, Kiln, MS 39556, Phone: 228-493-0983
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The Dock is a lovely venue set on the shores of Gulfport Lake, offering the largest seating capacity of any venue on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Weddings of any size can be hosted at the dock, which offers several indoor and outdoor venue spaces with customizable options. Intimate wedding gatherings of 55 or less can be held within the venue's beautiful party room, which offers lakeview floor-to-ceiling windows. Larger events can take advantage of the venue's dining room and ample outdoor event spaces, which are perfect for sunset weddings. Weddings can be customized to fit the needs and budgets of each couple, with all-inclusive packages offered for receptions, rehearsals, and ceremonies.
13247 Seaway Rd c, Gulfport, MS 39503, Phone: 228-276-1500
7.The Historic Blue Rose Mansion
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The Historic Blue Rose Mansion is a beautiful historic mansion in Pass Christian, originally constructed in 1848 for a sum of four million dollars. The mansion is a popular wedding destination throughout the Gulfport region, attracting couples from around the world for destination weddings. All-inclusive wedding packages are offered, which include use of an experienced wedding coordinator to help plan all details of couples' special day. Furnishings and decorations throughout the mansion include rare antique furnishings original to the owners and time period, making for gorgeous scenery for couples' wedding design. In-house catering and bar services are offered, including personalized wedding cakes available as part of event packages.
120 W Scenic Dr, Pass Christian, MS 39571, Phone: 228-342-2598
8.The Venue at Southern Oaks
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The Venue at Southern Oaks offers a romantic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, located on a beautiful rolling farmstead landscape with lush green trees and ample shade. A charming historic barn and farmhouse sit on the property and can be used for wedding festivities, featuring carefully-renovated design elements created with wedding purpose in mind. A large terrace at the venue is often used for ceremonies, located adjacent to the barn and offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding property. Changing rooms, relaxation spaces, and hair and makeup prep stations are offered in wedding party suites available as part of wedding packages, letting brides and grooms get ready for their big day in modern accommodations.
15461 Northrup Cuevas Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503, Phone: 228-218-1906
9.Tux Creek Inn
Tux Creek Inn is a delightful bed and breakfast retreat tucked away in the woods on 40 acres of land, which are bordered on two sides by the peaceful Tuxachanie Creek. The property offers opportunities for a unique wedding at its creekside outdoor wedding chapel, supervised by friendly staff that can held couples plan all the details of their special day. After intimate ceremonies for small wedding guest lists, couples can stay at one of the inn's five beautiful rooms, which offer en suite bathrooms and modern amenities. The next morning, couples can enjoy delicious Southern-style complimentary breakfasts and take advantage of the property's beautiful winding trails for romantic honeymoon walks.
14911 Dobson Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532, Phone: 228-324-3104
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10.Courtyard Marriott Gulfport Beachfront
Courtyard Marriott Gulfport Beachfront is a modern hotel in Gulfport, showcasing gorgeous oceanfront views, direct beach access for guests, and luxurious hotel accommodations. Indoor and outdoor event spaces are offered at the facility, including outdoor space for couples to say their vows directly on the property's beachfront. Inside, the beautiful Closta Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests, making it a great choice for large, elegant receptions. Wedding coordinators are on hand to assist couples in planning every detail of their special day. Catering is available from the hotel's onsite culinary team, serving up excellent American-style menu options. After the wedding, couples and their guests can take advantage of available onsite lodging by staying in one of the property's stylish guest rooms or suites.
1600 E Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, Phone: 228-864-4310
11.Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a unique museum and event center in Gulfport, located within a restored and renovated 1915 schoolhouse building. The center is set on a landscape of six gorgeous aces, offering a raised outdoor deck showcasing stunning views of the nearby Gulf Coast. Weddings can be hosted outdoors under tents or inside the schoolhouse, which showcases design elements such as high wooden rafter, exposed brick, and handpainted murals. Weddings of any size can be hosted at the center, from intimate ceremonies to large, lively receptions. Highly photogenic majestic live oak trees surround the property's grounds, making the perfect backdrop for dramatic wedding photography.
246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507, Phone: 228-897-6039
12.Moss Rose Manor
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Moss Rose Manor is a gorgeous Greek Revival-style building in Gulfport that reconstructs the typical Antebellum-style architecture of the region's history, showcasing unique 19th-century furnishings and period pieces such as an antique music box dating back to the mid 1800s. Multiple marble fireplaces are showcased throughout the manor, along with a stunning crystal chandelier and a custom staircase that makes a great site for wedding photography. Intimate weddings and large-scale parties can be hosted in both indoor and outdoor spaces, including dance and bar space for large receptions. Couples are welcome to choose their own vendors to customize their event to their style and budget needs.
14508 Big Creek Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503, Phone: 228-234-8253
12 Best Wedding Venues in Gulfport, MS
- The Great Southern Club, Photo: The Great Southern Club
- Gulf Coast Event Center, Photo: Gulf Coast Event Center
- Oak Crest Mansion Inn, Photo: Oak Crest Mansion Inn
- The Almanett Hotel and Bistro, Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
- The Barn at Love Farms, Photo: The Barn at Love Farms
- The Dock, Photo: The Dock
- The Historic Blue Rose Mansion, Photo: Kris Tan/stock.adobe.com
- The Venue at Southern Oaks, Photo: The Venue at Southern Oaks
- Tux Creek Inn, Photo: fuyuko/stock.adobe.com
- Courtyard Marriott Gulfport Beachfront, Photo: wideonet/stock.adobe.com
- Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- Moss Rose Manor, Photo: Moss Rose Manor
- Cover Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com