When it comes to planning a wedding, the decisions to make are overwhelming. Where to buy your dress and invitations, what kind of cake, what is your wedding budget, what bridal registries should you sign up for–the questions seen never-ending.
While all are important, you probably need to start with the venue. The most common place to look for a venue is on a wedding website. But, they want you to create a profile and answer a million questions before you can even look through their database. Who has time for that? That is why we have comprised a list of the best wedding venues in Mississippi.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful outdoor space to say “I do” or all-inclusive pricing, here are our recommendations for the best wedding venues in Mississippi, in no particular order.
The Henry Smith House
Nestled in the woodlands of Picayune, Mississippi, is The Henry Smith House. This spacious two and a half-acre estate is a unique paradise, offering a serene and secluded wedding day.
There are several gorgeous options for your on-site ceremony, reception, and overnight accommodations at The Henry Smith House, taking care of your wedding needs from beginning to end.
Select your wedding ceremony location from the Garden Lawn with a beautiful archway and brick aisle, inside of the Chapel with stained-glass windows, or on part of the property’s immaculate grounds. Receptions are hosted on the stunning 4800 sq. ft. covered pavilion. On-site accommodations (perfect for the bridal party and/or your family over the weekend) include spacious suites in an authentic 1900s Victorian House and Log Cabin.
Looking for a low-key wedding? The Henry Smith House offers Elopement Packages, too.
While The Henry Smith House is one of the best wedding venues in Mississippi, it’s a lot more than just a venue. With access to the entire property and tenured staff, couples are able to choose from a variety of amenities, events, food, and accommodations to make their wedding absolutely perfect.
The Reed House at Live Oaks
Ten minutes northwest of Jackson, is The Reed House at Live Oaks. Situated on the grounds of the 130-acre Live Oaks Golf Club, couples can enjoy an intimate and private setting for their wedding, while still being close to city amenities.
The venue is comprised of a 1500 sq. ft. open formal pavilion (high arched ceilings embellished with magnificent black chandeliers and white painted brick interior), outdoor ceremony area (among the oak trees), and 10,000 sq. ft. event hall (with large windows and a glass garage door to let in natural light and enjoy the view). All three reside underneath a canopy of 250-year-old live oak trees, providing an atmosphere unlike anywhere else. The trees and pathways are illuminated at dark, making this an exquisite choice for a daytime or nighttime event.
The Reed House at Live Oaks strives to bring their guests’ dreams to life. One way they do this, is by allowing couples to work with any vendor they would like (as long as they are licensed and insured). They also include many wedding necessities in pricing, like tables, chairs, outdoor seating, passenger golf carts, and more.
Create your own unique vision for your special day at The Reed House at Live Oaks.
The Gin at Rasberry Greene
The Gin at Rasberry Greene is a historic wedding venue centrally located between Jackson and Hattiesburg, a few minutes outside of Laurel. Inspired by stories of memories, gatherings, experiences, and cherished beginnings, it was created to be a place of peace, quiet, excitement, and of new stories beginning beneath the trees.
Stepping on to the property, you will feel like you have come home. Nestled in a breathtaking pine forest, The Gin has a nostalgic 1930’s vibe that is sweet and graceful, accentuated by wood panels and a wrap-around porch overlooking a gorgeous, tree-lined lake. It’s equal parts old-fashioned and modern-chic. Antique church pews and rocking chairs only add to the charm.
To ensure couples have all the time they need for wedding set-up, The Gin at Rasberry Greene allows extended access to the venue and grounds before (and after) the wedding. There is also a Bride’s dressing suite (with large mirrors, private bath, and hair/makeup area), Groom’s dressing suite (with plenty of seating, TV, private bath, and lake views), and tons of natural light for stellar photography.
Choose The Gin at Rasberry Greene because your wedding is more than an event–it is the celebration of the moment your story begins.
Levee Street Warehouse
One of our rustic wedding space recommendations is Vicksburg’s The Levee Street Warehouse. Right beside the Louisiana/Mississippi state line, this historic warehouse event venue is a great spot for couples in both states.
Your wedding theme can be fully carried out at The Levee Street Warehouse, as the large open warehouse provides a blank canvas. When it comes to colors, flowers, decor, table setup, live band, sparkler exit, and more, the possibilities are endless here.
Wedding parties can get ready on-site, in the Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room. This venue allows you to bring in the caterer of your choice, a big plus in the wedding world. Since Vicksburg sits on the Mississippi River, opt to take outdoor pictures with the beautiful river in the background or down the street by the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals. For an unforgettable entrance or exit, add on one of The Levee Street Warehouse’s vehicles, like a horse and carriage or Sheffield Trolley.
When it comes to your big day, The Levee Street Warehouse will help make your dreams come true, which is why it makes our list of best wedding venues in Mississippi.
The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate
The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate is an all-inclusive wedding venue in Monticello, Mississippi.
This 250-acre working cattle farm has a multitude of ceremony locations: The Brown Barn (natural-wood reception barn with rustic appeal and modern amenities), The Chapel (stained-glass windows), The Cypress Barn (indoor/outdoor barn with a man cave, lady lair, and scenic views), The Meadows (water views and flowing fountain), The Red Barn (surrounded by a classic white fence and adjacent to a lake), and The Wooden Cross (larger-than-life cross for those looking to add more tradition to their outdoor ceremony).
Wedding Packages include tables, chairs, linens, decor—everything you need for your big day.
Your wedding can be a typical one-day ceremony, or turn it into a weekend-long event. Weekend packages give you exclusive access to the property Friday through Sunday. Stay on-site in The Cottonwood Cabin (sleeps six, has a full kitchen, plus washer and dryer) or a One Bedroom Cabin. Your guests can stay in a cabin, too, allowing them to join in on the fun. There are also six camper sites available for rent on property.
You’ll find that Southern elegance meets rustic charm at The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate.
The venues in this post paid for inclusion. All opinions and reviews are 100% mine and unbiased.