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Graceland’s Chapel in the Woods

Choosing the right location for your wedding goes a long way in setting the stage for the type of wedding you will have. A church wedding tends to be more formal and solemn while an outdoor wedding tends to be more relaxed in tone. The venue impacts many of the wedding decisions you will make, including what style of attire your wedding party and guests wear, the flowers you select and the type of ceremony you have. Of course, size also plays a role in selecting a venue given you want to choose a space that accommodates all of your guests without anyone feeling crowded. At the same time, you don’t want to choose a large venue if you are having a small wedding, lest you feel dwarfed by such a large space. And for most – if not all – brides, price remains a primary factor in choosing a wedding venue. This could be a significant portion of your overall wedding budget, so it will help determine which venues you can and cannot afford. Thankfully, there is a lot of variety in wedding venues throughout northwest Mississippi and Memphis, so finding a location that suits your needs and budget is easier than ever. Take a closer look at these six popular wedding venues:

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Bonne Terre Inn Nesbit, Mississippi 662-781-5100 bonneterreinn.com Hosting weddings since the 1990s, Bonne Terre Inn in Nesbit is composed of a Southern Country Inn, a wedding chapel, and Ashley Hall (a Colonial Williamsburg-style reception and banquet facility). In addition, the 23 wooded acres offer many possibilities for outdoor weddings, and it’s appropriate that Bonne Terre means “good earth” in French. In fact, estate manager Nicki Sztapka says it is the property’s grounds that make Bonne Terre a unique wedding venue. “Choose any spot for your outdoor wedding, with the chapel as a backup in the case of bad weather,” she says. For indoor weddings, Bonne Terre Inn Event Resort can accommodate up to 250 seated guests; that number increases to 500 for outdoor weddings. Built in 1999, the chapel comfortably seats 200 guests and features lovely stained-glass windows. Bonne Terre hosts weddings year-round, including Sunday and Monday weddings. Not surprisingly, fall is a very popular time. “Wedding season in the South is the fall,” Sztapka says. However, for many brides, that means choosing a date

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DeSoto Magazine June 2019  

DeSoto's 2019 "I Do" Issue! … All about weddings. A go-to guide for every bride and groom.

DeSoto Magazine June 2019  

DeSoto's 2019 "I Do" Issue! … All about weddings. A go-to guide for every bride and groom.