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1 Memphis Street. Anna and Austin by Jon Sharman Austin was recenty called up to the Atlanta Braves and hit a home run on his debut MLB game!

More recently, a couple who worked together on the upcoming Hallmark Movie “Wedding at Graceland” tied the knot in the chapel. Their first dance song? The Elvis hit “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” When it comes to booking a wedding at the Chapel in the Woods, it might be easier than you think. “For couples looking to get married at Graceland, depending on availability, we can actually accommodate requests about a week in advance,” Ross says. “This gives us enough time to confirm a minister.” Graceland’s Chapel in the Woods also is within walking distance to The Guest House Resort & Hotel, so couples, the wedding party and wedding guests can stay nearby for the big day. 1 Memphis Street Hernando, Mississippi 901-550-5632 1memphisstreet.com For 16 years, Piet Zee drove by the old 1930s cotton seed warehouse sitting on the square in Hernando and knew he wanted to buy it. In 2014, he and his wife, Gina, finally purchased the building. “We bought it knowing we wanted to do something to give back to Hernando,” Gina says. However, they also knew they weren’t prepared to do it alone, so they enlisted the help of Dale Wilson, who would become their business partner. “He was the one with the style and design,” Gina says. “Piet had vision for the space.” 64 DeSoto

In restoring the building, the trio incorporated reclaimed items, such as bricks from a former building in Memphis, 1902 windows from a retired industrial building in Cullman, Alabama, and vintage doorknobs on the ladies’ room doors. The restoration caught the attention of area brides, who started reaching out to the Zees about events. “Brides came before the doors were open,” Gina says. “We opened in 2015, and they just kept coming.” 1 Memphis Street can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests with the ceremony set up in the same room as the reception. Depending on the setup, the space will hold between 140 and 165 for a seated reception with dance floor and up to 292 for a mingling reception. There’s also a patio out back and in the front. For brides wanting a specific date, they should book a year out; less time is required for those with more flexibility. Fall remains the most popular season, but the venue also is booking a lot of Christmas weddings.

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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.