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The Gin at Nesbit Nesbit, Mississippi 901-504-5264 www.theginatnesbit.com Open in 2018, The Gin at Nesbit resides in a late 1800s cotton gin-turnedsupper club. Previous to its reincarnation as a wedding venue, the building sat vacant for 15 years. When owners Stafford and Christy Houston purchased the property, it was not with the vision of making a wedding site. “My husband bought the building to expand his iron business next door,” Christy says. “But it cost too much to do what he wanted to do. We tried to sell it for about eight months, but then decided it would be a good venue.” It didn’t take long for the Houstons to realize they made a good decision. “We had a really good response right from the start,” Christy says. “There was a need for a bigger venue in this area. Also, [brides] love the industrial look.” That industrial look doesn’t come just from the building’s origins. Inside, there are reclaimed doors from a Memphis train station and bricks from Sledge, Mississippi. Outside, a newly enclosed courtyard space was just added to the facility. With more than 13,000 square feet, the Gin at Nesbit hosts up to 350 people for a wedding, and dates are going fast. “We’re hoping for two weddings a month,” Christy says. “September through November is fully booked. You should call now for dates.” Cotton House, Cleveland Cleveland, Mississippi 662-843-7733 New to the wedding scene in northwest Mississippi is the Cotton House in Cleveland, which is opening its doors this month. This new property from the Marriott Tribute Portfolio brings together elements of the old and new South to celebrate the people, places and sentiment of the Delta. The Cotton House also offers several options for wedding events. For instance, the Donelson Room accommodates up to 250 guests in 2,496-square-feet. The ballroom features industrial interiors that serve as a backdrop for weddings of every style. Directly adjacent to the Donelson Room, The Lawn provides an outdoor DeSoto 65

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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.