Mississippi couples are genuinely spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the ideal location to say “I do.” The region boasts more than its fair share of elegant and historical plantation homesteads, which are ideal for more formal weddings, while couples who prefer a more rustic theme will find several excellent farm settings complete with rustic barns and wonderful gardens for indoor/outdoor weddings. In addition, there are a number of delightful boutique hotels that also host intimate weddings. Some of the venues also have accommodation and can be hired for two days if you prefer to host a weekend wedding complete with rehearsal dinner and farewell breakfast.
1.Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Natchez
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Conveniently located close to Natchez, Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the state. The Main House dates back to 1818 and is a shining example of old Southern elegance. The venue can accommodate every type of wedding, from an intimate elopement to a grand extravaganza for up to 200 guests. The gardens are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and you can choose from the gazebo, the Wisteria Pergola or the Sanctuary, all of which are surrounded by beautiful plantings. The Main House offers a selection of elegant spaces where you can host your reception. The cherry on the top are the beautiful luxury rooms and suites where you and your guests can spend the night.
Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, 1358 John A. Quitman Boulevard, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-442-5852
2.Duling Hall, Jackson
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Duling Hall started life as an elementary school back in 1928 and is now one of Mississippi’s premier events venues. If you would like to celebrate your wedding against an historical backdrop of beautiful arched entrances and stained-glass windows, Duling Hall would be ideal. The venue is also a popular music hall and can be dressed up or down to suit your fantasy. The hall includes a beautiful outdoor courtyard (which can accommodate up to 350 guests) where you can exchange vows and/or host your reception. Your rental fee includes tables, chairs, and audiovisual equipment, and the venue will supply you with a list of trusted vendors to supply everything else.
Duling Hall, 622 Duling Avenue, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: 601-292-7121
3.The Chancellor’s House
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If you are looking to tie the knot surrounded by genteel elegance and the charm of yesteryear, the Chancellor’s House in Oxford is sure to strike the right note. Marble-tiled floors, crystal chandeliers, and superior service and food set the scene for an unforgettable Southern wedding at this luxury boutique hotel. The hotel does not offer conventional wedding packages, preferring to work with the happy couple to orchestrate their perfect dream wedding. You can choose to spend the entire weekend at Chancellor’s House with your closest friends and family or opt for a single-day wedding and a romantic luxury overnight stay for the bride and groom.
The Chancellor’s House, 425 Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, Phone: 662-371-1400
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Nestled in the heart of a 2,000-acre property that encompasses beautiful mature gardens, a lake, a rustic timber chapel, and several other delights, McClain Lodge is a perfect wedding venue close to Jackson. You can exchange vows in the chapel or in a number of beautiful outdoor spaces, while receptions can be staged in the banquet hall, the lodge or, outdoors under the oaks. Your photographer will have unlimited inspiration for memorable photos in the extensive grounds, and the lodge offers fully inclusive wedding packages so that you can relax and enjoy this important day of your life. The McClain caterers are known for providing delicious food served with style and flair, and there is on-site accommodation available.
McClain, 314 Clark Creek Rd, Brandon, MS 39047, Phone: 601-829-1101
5.Brookside Barn, Ellisville
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Brookside Barn believes that each and every wedding should be unique and can provide everything you need to personalize your dream wedding under one roof. Most couples choose to exchange their vows outdoors in the lovely garden before moving into the spacious barn for a country-chic reception to remember. Brookside offers couples a variety of inclusive wedding packages, which include a 2-day venue rental and use of tables, chairs, linens, and décor props. You can then choose from a long list of “extra charms” (such as vintage vehicles, pavilions, etc.) to make your day unique. There are three cabins on the property where you can stay overnight, and you can easily add-on a rehearsal dinner package.
Brookside Barn, 55 Blackwell Loop, Ellisville, MS 39437, Phone: 601-335-4926
6.Castle Hill Pavilion, Florence
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The delightful Castle Hill Pavilion offers brides and grooms the ideal spot to tie the knot in a beautiful wedding pavilion set amid rolling hills and verdant woods. The events coordinators at Castle Hill have years of experience in orchestrating perfect weddings and can provide all the assistance you need to ensure your big day is everything you have always dreamed of. There are indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception, a bridal suite where you can get dressed, kitchen and restroom facilities, and loads of wonderful photo opportunities in the gardens. Castle Hill offers various décor packages and on-site catering is available with options to suit most budgets.
Castle Hill Pavilion, 285 Old Enoch’s Road, Florence, MS 39073, Phone: 601-845-1445
7.Cedar Ridge Events
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Couples who are seeking the ideal country venue for their wedding should look no further than Cedar Ridge Events in Coldwater. The venue is family run and has been hosting unique indoor/outdoor weddings since 2008. There are several options for your ceremony both indoors and outside on the spacious patio, and your photographer will find amazing backdrops for your photos in the lovely mature gardens. You can relax and leave all the details to your experienced wedding planner, who is there to realize your dreams; she will coordinate the décor, food, flowers, and everything else required to make your day special.
Cedar Ridge Events, 1600 Scott Rd, Coldwater, MS 38618, Phone: 662-292-2354
8.Chapel in the Pines, Senatobia
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The Chapel in the Pines offers couples in northern Mississippi a wonderfully rustic wedding venue, surrounded by nature. The venue encompasses a rustic timber chapel for indoor weddings and a soaring, natural outdoor cathedral for romantic outdoor ceremonies. The venue offers a large range of wedding options to suit all budgets, and you can opt to leave all the planning and details to their wedding coordinator, who will work with you to orchestrate the wedding of your dreams. Packages include ceremony-only functions or fully inclusive weddings that include absolutely everything except the invitations and photographer. You also have the option of hiring the venue and doing all the planning yourself if you have a tight budget.
Chapel in the Pines, 354 Gravel Springs Rd, Senatobia, MS 38668, Phone: 901-786-4757
9.Cotton Market Venue, Richland
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The Cotton Market Venue near Richland forms an ideal setting for a rustic country-style wedding. The property is situated on a large estate, which offers a brand-new indoor venue with wrap-around verandas as well as a rustic, old barn, both of which can be dressed up or down to perfectly fit in with your theme. Couples have the choice of holding their ceremony outside in the gardens (or indoors if the weather is less than perfect) and then dancing the night away in either the barn or the main building. The venue can host up to 300 guests and chairs and tables are included in your venue rental. The event planner will be happy to suggest trusted vendors to supply catering, flowers, and everything else you require.
Cotton Market Venue, 2644 S Pearson Rd, Richland, MS 39218, Phone: 601-906-5499
10.Fairview Inn, Jackson
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The Fairview Inn is a small, luxury boutique hotel located in downtown Jackson that offers everything you need for an elegant and intimate wedding. The venue has both large and small reception spaces and is ideal for indoor/outdoor weddings for up to 200 seated guests – larger numbers can be accommodated for cocktail receptions. In addition to your ceremony and reception, you can also host your rehearsal dinner at the inn, and there is a choice of luxurious rooms and suites to accommodate the bridal couple as well as out-of-town guests. Catering and bar service is provided by the inn, and you can hire everything else you require from a list of trusted vendors. Fairview Inn also offers elopement packages from Monday to Thursday.
Fairview Inn, 734 Fairview Street, Jackson, MS 39202, Phone: 601-948-3429
11.Hollow Creek Plantation
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Hollow Creek Plantation is nestled in the heart of Pontotoc County, offering an idyllic location for a country-style wedding. The venue lends itself to both rustic and more elegant themes and you can choose to hold your ceremony outdoors beside the lovely lake or indoors in the large covered pavilion. The garden is packed with beautiful backdrops for your photos and you can even choose to make your grand entrance in a vintage horse-drawn carriage. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests, and they can also provide many rustic country props such as hay-bale seating and more. The bride and her attendants will have the use of a beautiful rustic bridal cottage to prepare for the event.
Hollow Creek Plantation, 1500 Cairo Loop, Ecru, MS 38841, Phone: 662-397-1488
12.The Ice House, Jackson
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The Ice House is one of the most unique and romantic wedding venues you can hope to find, offering historical charm combined with modern facilities. The venue has beautiful wood floors, lots of brick and ironwork, and offers a stunning spiral staircase for photos and perhaps a grand bridal entrance. The beautiful brick courtyard, surrounding an impressive iron fountain, is a perfect spot for couples to exchange vows. The venue will assist you with every aspect of your big day, including coordinating your event and providing décor and flowers. They also offer on-site catering and bar service as well as all your tables, chairs, flatware, and glasses.
The Ice House, 251 W South Street, Jackson, MS 39201, Phone: 601-398-3200
13.Knox House, Kilmichael
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Knox House is a beautiful 150-year-old mansion surrounded by 6 acres of manicured garden that lends itself perfectly to gracious Southern weddings. You can exchange vows under the shade of the ancient oak trees and then host your reception in a tented pavilion or on the spacious deck. Your venue rental fee includes access to the property for the entire day so that friends and family can help you with the décor and flowers, or you can leave all the preparations to the Knox House staff. The bride and her bridesmaids have the use of a lovely bridal suite for pre-wedding dressing and make-up, and the groom and his entourage can use the guesthouse for preparations. You are free to choose your vendors from an approved list.
Knox House, 303 S Depot Avenue, Kilmichael, MS 39747, Phone: 662-508-0020
14.Brandon Hall Plantation, Natchez
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Stately and elegant, the beautiful Brandon Hall Plantation dates back to 1856 and is surrounded by peaceful mature gardens, shady trees, and a calm pond, which makes it the perfect setting for an elegant Southern wedding. The estate is set on 45 acres, and the lush, two-level garden is the perfect spot to exchange vows under the moss-clad 300-year-old oak trees. If the weather is less than perfect, your ceremony can be held in the elegant Grand Foyer of the hall. Brandon Hall will assist you with all the arrangements and make sure every detail of your big day runs according to plan. There is also a lavish bridal suite where you and your attendants can get dressed, and there is on-site accommodation for the bridal couple and some of the guests.
Brandon Hall Plantation, 73 Natchez Trace Parkway, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-304-1040
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The Gin at Rasberry Greene is a large purpose-built timber venue nestled amongst pine trees and a beautiful lake. The building has a wonderful wrap-around porch that is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails, and the interior of the Gin provides the ideal blank canvas for your imagination to run wild. There are several lovely outdoor spaces where you can exchange vows – the venue can supply antique church pews for your guests. The venue will provide tables, chairs, lighting, and sound equipment and will happily recommend trusted vendors to provide everything else you require. Both bride and groom have the use of a comfortable suite for pre-ceremony preparations.
Rasberry Greene, 179 Bernis Hill Rd, Soso, MS 39480, Phone: 769-208-3802
16.River Hills Club, Jackson
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Elegant and stylish décor together with a choice of indoor and outdoor spaces make the River Hills Club a popular wedding venue in the Jackson area. The club has an events director as well as a food and beverage director, who will work hand in hand with you to tailor the venue to fit your dream wedding. Depending on your guest list, there are several elegant rooms that can be used for your reception, and you also have the choice of outdoor covered or uncovered spaces for both your ceremony and your reception. There is a bridal suite where the bride and her maids can get ready, and the catering team can serve anything from simple hors d’oeuvres to multi-course plated dinners.
River Hills Club, 3600 Ridgewood Rd, Jackson, MS 39211, Phone: 601-987-4450
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17.The Antler, Tupelo
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The Antler wedding and event venue effortlessly combines elegance with rustic Southern charm to provide the ideal backdrop to your dream wedding. The venue is nestled amidst 65 acres of mature, shady trees and a beautiful lake, offering several romantic settings for your ceremony as well as endless photo opportunities. You can choose any combination of the Grand Hall, the courtyard, and the Grey Manor to stage your big day, and the charming four-bedroom cottage is the ideal place for the happy couple and/or out-of-town guests to spend the night. Both the elegant indoor reception halls form a perfect blank canvas – let your imagination run wild and treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable occasion.
The Antler, 1329 Road 41, Tupelo, MS 38801, Phone: 662-419-7980
18.The Henry Smith House
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Surrounded by the woodland of Picayune, the Henry Smith House is a genuine 1900s plantation house nestled amidst 2.5 acres of beautiful gardens. Romantic country-style weddings are hosted in the gazebo and garden pavilion, surrounded by mature trees, fountains, and colorful flowering shrubs. Brides can make a grand entrance down the 60-foot brick-paved aisle to exchange vows under the jasmine-draped wedding pergola, before moving on to dance the night away in the covered pavilion. There are endless photo opportunities all over the estate, and the venue provides everything from tables and chairs to delicious catering and bar service. There is limited on-site accommodation for the bride and groom and some of the guests.
The Henry Smith House, 99 Henry Smith Rd, Picayune, MS 39466, Phone: 601-749-8606
19.The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate
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Lucky couples who choose to hold their wedding at The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate are spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting the ideal setting for their ceremony and reception. The lovely Brown Barn combines a rustic ambiance with all the modern amenities and can accommodate up to 350 guests. The Meadows offers even more space for outdoor ceremonies and receptions and boasts wonderful views, while the Red Barn is yet another choice for an indoor reception. Ceremonies are usually held in front of the quaint wooden chapel or lakeside, against the backdrop of a traditional, large wooden cross. You can choose from single-day or weekend wedding packages, which are fully inclusive of venue and props, or less expensive budget packages in the Red Barn.
The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate, 950 Pleasant Grove Dr, SE Brookhaven, MS 39601, Phone: 601-823-4191
20.The Jefferson, Oxford
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Whether you are planning an extravagant gala wedding for over a thousand guests or an intimate soiree for 50, the Jefferson Oxford has an ideal space that can be tailored to suit your dream. Beautifully sited on the shores of a large lake, the venue’s multiple flexible spaces can offer either a rustic or elegant backdrop, depending on your theme, and the gardens and lakeside area are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and those all-important photos. You will have the services of an experienced event coordinator to make planning easy and to help you choose trusted vendors for all your requirements, from catering and bar to décor, music, flowers, and photographers.
The Jefferson, 365 Highway 6 East, Oxford, MS 38655, Phone: 662-801-5602
21.The Mill at Plein Air
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Situated close to Oxford, the village of Plein Air is a small, picturesque Southern village that offers the ideal backdrop to a country wedding theme. The Mill at Plein Air is a brilliant wedding venue that oozes elegance and style, with a park-like setting ideal for indoor/outdoor weddings. Couples can choose to exchange vows out in the gardens or in the quaint chapel, which has been constructed using reclaimed materials to resemble a 100-year-old Mississippi church. The Mill offers a full catering kitchen, loads of atmosphere, and even a two-bedroom apartment where they family can stay before or after the wedding. In addition, there are several other accommodation options for friends and family within walking distance of The Mill.
The Mill at Plein Air, 4 Town Square Lane, Taylor, MS 38673, Phone: 662-234-3151
22.The Nests, Oxford
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The Nests is a charming B&B establishment that boasts country-style accommodation as well as a traditional big red barn that has been carefully renovated to provide modern amenities without losing any of its rustic charm. The barn opens out onto a lovely large porch overlooking meadows and a beautiful gazebo where couples can say “I do.” For larger weddings, you can have the use of the barn, patio, and gazebo for your reception, while for smaller groups the great barn doors can be closed to provide a more intimate space. You are welcome to personalize the venue with your own décor and use the venue props, which include a vintage couch, antique pews, and a heritage wooden table for your buffet. You are free to choose caterers and vendors of your choice.
The Nests, 81 Country Road 231, Oxford, MS 38655, Phone: 662-236-7733
23.The Venue at Roseoak, Petal
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Imagine a lovely bridal gazebo set at the edge of a pond against a backdrop of beautiful, mature trees and you will begin to get an idea of what your ceremony space could look like when you choose The Venue at Roseoak for your big day. If you prefer, you can choose to say “I do” in several other beautiful spots on the estate (or indoors) before hosting your reception poolside or in the lovely indoor reception hall. The venue offers a variety of wedding packages that can be tailored to suit your needs, and you will have the service of a dedicated event planner to pull it all together for you. On your big day, the bride and her attendants can get ready in the bridal suite while the nervous groom and his entourage enjoy the man cave.
The Venue at Roseoak, 904 Sunrise Rd, Petal, MS 39465, Phone: 601-606-6810
24.The White House Hotel, Biloxi
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The White House Hotel is situated right on the Biloxi beachfront and boasts a large manicured garden that makes the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding with Gulf views. You can exchange vows under the shade of the giant oak trees, and the beautiful garden setting of the boutique hotel offers numerous wonderful photo opportunities. Receptions can be held in a tented pavilion in the gardens or inside the historical building in the elegant Pink Ballroom or on the rooftop terrace. The hotel offers several catering and bar packages, and there is on-site luxury accommodation for the wedding party.
The White House Hotel, 1230 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530, Phone: 228-233-1230
25.The White Rose at Waterloo Farms, Hattiesburg
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The White Rose at Waterloo Farms is a delightfully charming venue for a rustic country-style wedding. The venue includes the vintage 1940s barn, a vintage homestead, and various other sheds and structures that add to the ambiance. The gardens are filled with colorful plants, and you can tie the knot under the shade of the massive 100-year-old oak trees. Behind the barn there is a terrace and outdoor fireplace, which is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails before you move into the barn for your reception. When you book The White Rose for your wedding, your venue rental fee includes use of the bridal suite, all the tables, chairs, linen, crockery, and flatware, and catering packages are available to suit your budget.
The White Rose at Waterloo Farms, 73 Duval Stuart Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, Phone: 601-228-3133
25 Best Wedding Venues in Mississippi
- Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, Natchez, Photo: Courtesy of nagaets - Fotolia.com
- Duling Hall, Jackson, Photo: Courtesy of prostooleh - Fotolia.com
- The Chancellor’s House, Photo: The Chancellor’s House
- McClain Lodge, Photo: Courtesy of bondpuoq - Fotolia.com
- Brookside Barn, Ellisville, Photo: Courtesy of nd3000 - Fotolia.com
- Castle Hill Pavilion, Florence, Photo: Courtesy of satit - Fotolia.com
- Cedar Ridge Events, Photo: Courtesy of anatoliycherkas - Fotolia.com
- Chapel in the Pines, Senatobia, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan1117 - Fotolia.com
- Cotton Market Venue, Richland, Photo: Courtesy of Roman - Fotolia.com
- Fairview Inn, Jackson, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Hollow Creek Plantation, Photo: Courtesy of Angelov - Fotolia.com
- The Ice House, Jackson, Photo: Courtesy of Olga - Fotolia.com
- Knox House, Kilmichael, Photo: Courtesy of Olga - Fotolia.com
- Brandon Hall Plantation, Natchez, Photo: Courtesy of shatkhin - Fotolia.com
- Rasberry Greene, Photo: Courtesy of Worapoj - Fotolia.com
- River Hills Club, Jackson, Photo: Courtesy of ctvvelve - Fotolia.com
- The Antler, Tupelo, Photo: Courtesy of anatoliycherkas - Fotolia.com
- The Henry Smith House, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate, Photo: Courtesy of anatoliycherkas - Fotolia.com
- The Jefferson, Oxford, Photo: Courtesy of korchemkin - Fotolia.com
- The Mill at Plein Air, Photo: Courtesy of Worapoj - Fotolia.com
- The Nests, Oxford, Photo: Courtesy of VlaDee - Fotolia.com
- The Venue at Roseoak, Petal, Photo: Courtesy of Stefano - Fotolia.com
- The White House Hotel, Biloxi, Photo: Courtesy of Rawpixel.com - Fotolia.com
- The White Rose at Waterloo Farms, Hattiesburg, Photo: Courtesy of s1208tan - Fotolia.com
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