Rich in culture and history and less than an hour away from the DeSoto County area, Holly Springs, Mississippi, offers a bevy of options for couples looking for the kind of attention to detail and personalized experience that only a small Southern town can offer.
“The thing about getting married in Holly Springs is that you can really do it all down here,” says Lisa Childers, Wedding planner. “When you look at the resources we have on hand, it really is a one-stop show.”
Floral Arrangements: Flower Power
Regel & Company: This quaint wedding and event planning service offers event rentals for the Mid-South area in addition to flowers, bridal registry, linens, napkins, tables, cakes, tents and more.
150 East College Ave
The Village Market: With an array of floral pieces ranging from beautiful bouquets to boutonnieres, corsages and a selection of stunningly stylish Vera Wang wedding flowers, owner Bobbie LeSure and the rest of the Village Market crew offer a plethora of all things floral.
127 North Memphis Street
Venues: Where to Wed
Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages: Rolling hills and fantastic lakeside scenery are just a few of the highlights of this venue situated on Kirkwood golf course. Receptions at Kirkwood are hosted in a banquet room that seats around 150 with a spacious nearby dance floor.
277 Palmer Lane
Montrose: This Antebellum mansion was built in 1858 as a wedding gift from Albert Brooks to his daughter, making it a fitting venue for any modern-day romance. Beautiful inside and out, this historic home captures the spirit of the Southern wedding.
335 East Salem Avenue
The Davis Home at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center: Originally built on a cotton plantation in 1851 by Ebenezer Nelms Davis, this Antebellum home just recently began hosting weddings. Experience old-world style abound with surroundings that include a flour mill, blacksmith shop, carriage house, and cotton gin.
285 Plains Road
The Depot: This big red building once hosted the headquarters of the Mississippi Central Railroad. Today, the building has been recently renovated and now offers an iconic, one-of-a-kind backdrop for the big day.
540 East Van Dorn Avenue
Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery: This gallery-turned-wedding venue offers a slightly smaller, more intimate experience for bride, groom and guests. Lauded for its simple elegance, hospitable ambiance and beautiful artwork, this venue plays host to more than 1,2oo pieces of art.
300 East College Avenue
Wall Doxey: This picturesque state park offers an unexpected and outdoorsy take on the traditional Southern wedding. With a reputation for beautiful sunsets across a rolling 60 acres, a Wall Doxey wedding makes for a memorable experience.
3946 Hwy-7 South
Catering: Memorable Meals
Southern Eatery Catering: This local buffet-style restaurant, as its name suggest, deals in Southern standbys like pot pies, sweet potatoes and chicken tenders.
130 East College Avenue
JB’s on the Square: JB’s offers a selection of sandwiches, salads, desserts and seafood dishes.
111 East Van Dorn Avenue
Kings Restaurant & BBQ: In addition to barbecue, King’s offers locally renowned steak and spaghetti dishes.
1598 Mary Vance Loop
Clancy’s: Owner Tyler cooks up a wide variety of upscale Southern dishes including flash-fried oysters, shrimp and grits, and duck gumbo.
4078 Hwy 178 East
Where to Stay: Just Like Home
Court Square Inn Bed & Breakfast: This second floor of this inn offers a trio of distinctive luxury suites right in the heart of Holly Springs Courthouse Square. We recommend Suite #1’s spacious and cozy “room with a view” overlooking the Marshall County Courthouse.
132 East College Avenue
The Wynne House Inn: This historic home-turned-bed and breakfast was built in 1872 and offers a variety of locally sourced dishes. In addition, the Wynne House also offers its Hummingbird Cottage for short term lodging, a quaint two-bedroom cottage within walking distance of historic Holly Springs Square.
195 North Randolph
The Hummingbird Cottage, Colonsay Cottage, The East Room in Holly Springs: This trio of popular Airbnb rentals offers an authentic, rustic experience in the heart of Holly Springs.
Hummingbird Cottage is a charmingly decorated 2 bedroom/2 bath guest house with a country- cottage feel, perfect for sipping sweet tea on a nearby porch swing. Colonday Cottage is a with a common breakfast area that is part of a renovated antebellum home, circa 1839, in the museum district of downtown Holly Springs. The East Room in Holly Springs is an Antebellum planters townhouse featuring 1 bedroom/1 bath and boasting wonderful old-world style.
Destination: Holly Springs
Your resource guide to the South’s burgeoning destination wedding capital
Story by Casey Hilder