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Once you decide on the Fairview Inn for your Mississippi reception site in the Jackson, MS area, the following will help you in planning your special day.

If you have not already done so, consider getting a wedding checklist to help guide you through all the things you need to plan for to make your wedding day go smoothly.

  • Selecting your wedding and reception location and locking in the date (by making a deposit) is the most important first step.
  • Deciding on an overall budget and what is important to you will help you prioritize each of the elements that go into an ideal wedding. Remember, while it is your wedding day; don't forget to take into consideration your invited guests and their needs.
  • Enjoy the process. Don't let anyone stress you out over the decisions that have to be made. Communicate your desires and be reasonable.

Fairview Inn Guidelines for Wedding Receptions

» We can accommodate up to 800 people for receptions and up to 200 for seated dinners. Fees for receptions vary depending on the number of guests, ranging from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $2,500. Please speak with the catering events coordinator for more details on pricing.

» Menus and all other arrangements should be planned in advance. Please contact the catering events coordinator for an appointment at your convenience.

» Food charges are on a per person basis, and price is determined based upon the selections you make from our menus. Food & beverage prices are subject to 9% tax and 20% service charge. All food preparation is done on-site by our chefs. Outside caterers are not permitted. All buffet foods left over will remain the property of the Inn for health safety.

» The Fairview has a wonderful cake designer/decorator equipped to make cakes upon your specifications. Should you choose to select a cake from an outside vendor, a 50 cent per person cake cutting fee will apply. Please speak with the Events Coordinator to set up a time for a cake tasting.

» Alcoholic beverage selections are available. The alcohol beverage permit requires that such beverages may only be consumed on the designated property and that no beverages may be brought onto the designated property. Cooperation of the hosts is requested to insure that guests respect this legal requirement. Underage drinking is neither permitted nor tolerated. Beverages are sold on a per-drink basis. A tally and final bill for beverages is prepared at the completion of the event and final payment is then due in full.

» A non-refundable deposit of the total facility fee is required to "hold" the space on the date requested for the event. This deposit is applied against the total bill. A proposal and final cost estimate may be established once the client has selected the menu, advised as to the expected number of guests, and decided on beverage service. A periodic payment plan may be agreed upon leading up to the final payment due date.

» A final guarantee as to the expected number of attendees is due two Mondays prior to the event. Full payment is then due in advance for food, miscellaneous charges, taxes, & service charge. Beverages are paid for at the completion of the event. A credit card is required as deposit for beverage service.

» Ample off-street parking is available in the 1600 Baptist Building parking lot adjacent to the inn for a fee of $150. Security officers will be on duty to assist. For reasons of photography and the convenience of all guests, no vehicles should be parked in the driveway except for the car or limousine in which the bride and groom expect to depart.

» Fairview Inn is a non-smoking facility. Ashtrays are provided on the open decks and terraces.

» At the time of departure, tossing of the bride's bouquet and garter take place on the front portico. Rice, birdseed, and large sparklers are dangerous. Instead; flower petals, bubbles or some other alternative should be provided to your guests.

» It is the bride's responsibility to make arrangements for a wedding coordinator (for ceremony), entertainment, and/or floral decorations. We can assist in making recommendations as to available vendors.

» The beginning and ending time of the reception should be agreed upon in advance. Rental of the facilities is for a 3-hour time period for receptions. Food & beverage service will cease upon the departure of the bride & groom.

» It is recommended that all items to be used at the reception be dropped off 48 hours in advance (i.e. napkins, cake knife, champagne glasses, guest book, etc.)

» If we have failed to answer any questions or there is anything you need to discuss further, please give us a call. We appreciate the opportunity to help make your wedding and/or reception memorable, and we look forward to assisting you in the planning of this very special event.

The Fairview Inn offers the following options for receptions:
» Cocktail receptions with package price buffet hors d'ouevres selections
» Cocktail receptions with a la carte buffet station selections
» Seated, served lunches or dinners

We encourage you to discuss these options with our wedding coordinator to personalize your wedding day. They will assist you in selecting the menus and service that best meets your desires and budget.

Use these quick links for other information you may need:
Ceremonies
| Receptions | Bridesmaid Packages
Honeymoon Packages | Wedding Partners | Reception Menus