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Weddings and Special Events

Plan your Mississippi Gulf Coast wedding or special event with Grand Magnolia Events. Providing services including ballroom set-up, linen rentals, full-service catering, and more, Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites makes the process of planning your next event a breeze. Our venue caters to events of all styles and sizes including small, intimate showers, weddings or corporate dinners as well as larger receptions, holiday parties or annual celebrations. We would be pleased to give you a tour of our property and venue to see if we would be a good fit for your Gulf Coast event. Property viewings are available only by making an appointment with our Event Specialist, Amy Chenoweth. If you would like more information, or to make an appointment, you can reach us in the office at 228-696-1894. We are constantly showing our property as well as checking in clients at our boutique hotel, so please email us for an alternate form of communication.

General Information

Arranging and Reserving a Date

Please call us at 228-696-1894 or email to determine whether your date is available on our calendar. We require a non-refundable deposit and signature to lock in your date. The $500 deposit will come off of the GM services that we will work up on your initial estimate once we get more details concerning your event. In lieu of a refundable security deposit, we require that a credit card be held on file to cover any damages that may occur during your event.

Grand Magnolia Venue Fee

The cost of the ballroom varies depending on the day of the week.

  • Sunday-Thursday: $600/first day; $400/additional weekdays.*
  • Friday & Saturday: $1,500/first day; $1,000/additional weekend days.*

We do offer additional outdoor and indoor event spaces for your event. Additional charges apply. Deposit information is located above in the section titled “Arranging and Reserving a Date.”  *Rates above do not include 7% state tax

Food and Beverage Services

Grand Magnolia Events are outfitted exclusively with Scranton’s Catering. Scranton’s provides custom, full-service catering including professional service staff, disposable plates and utensils OR glassware packages, alcohol services, and much more.  Please discuss these services with your Event Specialist to receive a customized menu and proposal for your special event at Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites. We do not allow outside caterers.

Linen Services

Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites offers linen rentals for use with the tables and chairs utilized in the ballroom. Options are white or black linens and/or chair covers. This service runs $12/table for linens and $2/chair for chair covers. Custom linen rentals are available through Grand Magnolia. We do allow you to bring in your own linens but require that you provide ALL linens for the number of tables and/or chairs needed for your event. We do not allow mixing GM linens with outside linens brought in – with exceptions for table runners, overlays, or chair sashes.

Click Here for a Printable Diagram of our Ballroom

Alcohol Services

We carry ABC licensing as well as full liquor liability insurance on our ballroom at Grand Magnolia. All alcohol served on property must be controlled by our certified bartenders and security personnel is required for the duration of your event. These professionals will be included in your proposal with Scranton’s Catering based on final headcount and the details of the bar services requested.

Click Here for Guidelines on How to Stock the Bar at Your Wedding

Closing Time

All bands or DJs must finish their last set by 12:00 a.m. The event space must be vacated by 12:30 a.m. Last call will be given on all cocktail services no later than 11:30 p.m. Although the times for closing are set above, most of our events at Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites run approximately 4-5 hours from start to finish. Grand Magnolia reserves the right to control all functions held on the premises and to discontinue the service of alcoholic beverages at any time, if, in the judgement of management, it would be in the best interest of the Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites, the event hosts, and guests, to do so.

What if we need to rehearse the day before our wedding in the ballroom?

Due to booking constraints, additional costs will be incurred for booking two nights in a row.  Please see “Costs Associated with the Rental of the Grand Magnolia Ballroom” or contact our Event Specialist for more information.

Do you have any smaller spaces available for my event?

Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites does utilize the dining hall located in the main house for smaller, more intimate events.  We can seat approximately 30-40 people in the main house but not all in one space.  We recommend the main house dining hall for corporate meetings, dinner parties, celebratory showers, cocktail events, and other smaller functions.  The cost associated with renting the main dining hall is $400 and includes tables, chairs, linens, and use of our parlor areas and breakfast room for food service through our in-house caterer. All events in the main house must end at 9:00 p.m., unless otherwise coordinated with your Event Specialist. Please see “Arranging and Reserving a Date” for additional information on booking the main house dining hall.