DeSoto County Meeting Centers
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DeSoto County Meeting Centers & Meeting Planner Resources
You know what it takes to make a great meeting, and right here you’ll find the DeSoto County meeting centers where the greatest meetings and events take place. DeSoto County: Where the attractions are as endless as they are entertaining–from festivals to arena football, from golfing to antiquing, from pro hockey to historic town squares. Our gorgeous lakes are well stocked, and so are our malls, while our dining is deliciously diverse, and DeSoto County meeting centers are nothing short of superb. There’s plenty to do, and plenty of room: 2,700 guest rooms in DeSoto County alone.
Download our Meeting Planners Guide for full amenity listings and capacities or request one by mail(info [at] sodesoto [dot] com).
Whatever you’re looking for in a meeting, you’ll find it here in DeSoto County.
DeSoto County Meeting Center Venues
LANDERS Center (DeSoto Civic Center)
4560 Venture Drive
Email: info [at] landerscenter [dot] com
Located in Southaven, the LANDERS Center (DeSoto Civic Center) is one of the biggest DeSoto County meeting centers. It can smoothly handle anything from an executive board meeting to a rousing rally for 10,000 to a wedding-day dream. With flexible meeting space accommodating small breakout rooms alongside general presentations for larger audiences, the LANDERS Center provides an environment that can easily match your demanding business goals; our in-house staff can efficiently handle all your lighting, sound and rigging needs. And, we have the power, adjustable lighting, and audio systems in place to suit trade shows, expositions, and gatherings large and small. Flawless catering services include flexible options for breaks as well as banquet and buffet service. And, as always, our experienced staff stays alert to anticipate and fulfill your every need for a successful professional gathering. The LANDERS Center provides 3,000 parking spaces.
Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center
7300 Hacks Cross Road
Email sales [at] wwconferencecenter [dot] com
Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center features more than 47,000 square feet of flexible event space in Olive Branch, MS. With 24 individual meeting rooms including four ballrooms, the hotel can seamlessly accommodate up to 600 people for your seminar, corporate training, industry conference or sales meeting. Additionally, Whispering Woods offers distinctive guestrooms and suites, creative banquets and catering and outstanding conference services at our convenient Olive Branch location.
Conveniently located to Memphis International Airport, East Memphis and major highways, Whispering Woods has a long history of delivering memorable meetings and events. For more information about having your corporate, association or industry meeting at Whispering Woods, please visit our website facilities page, and contact us at 662-895-2941 or toll-free at 1-866-851-0393 or request information online through our secure site.
Holiday Inn Southaven
280 Marathon Way
Email: dsmith [at] hamisterhospitality [dot] com
Holiday Inn Southaven is the perfect place to host your next business meeting, banquet, wedding or event. The Elegant Grand Ballroom seats up to 250. For business events, we offer state-of-the-art Audio Visual technology, over 2,800 square feet of meeting space, high-speed Internet access, 121 comfortable guest rooms and an Executive VIP Level offering the exceptional service you’d expect from InterContinental Hotels. We are conveniently located off I-55 at exit 289. The hotel is just minutes from the Memphis International Airport, downtown Memphis, Graceland, Tunica casinos, Southaven Towne Center Mall with retail stores like Dillard’s and JC Penney’s and numerous restaurants. Allow our experienced and professional team to host your next event and it is sure to be most memorable.
Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Southaven
6671 Towne Center Loop
Email: kimberly.jefferson [at] hilton [dot] com
Hilton Garden Inn Memphis/Southaven is a full service 117 room hotel located off I-55 adjacent to Southaven Towne Center Mall and just minutes from Memphis International Airport and Tunica, MS. The meeting room can seat 50 banquet style or 70-theater style. The state-of-the-art business center is accessible 24-hours a day. Our restaurant offers breakfast from 6am to 10am and dinner from 5pm to 10pm. An indoor pool with whirlpool and fitness center is also available.
Bonne Terre Country Inn
4715 Church Road West
Email: bonneterre.mississippi [at] gmail [dot] com
Set on 23 stunning acres in the North Mississippi, nestled in what was once a large grove of beautiful pecan trees. This unique venue includes two lakes, lovely grounds, walking paths, 15 enchanting rooms and a wedding chapel. There is an elegant conference facility, Ashley Hall, a Williamsburg style building with a capacity of up to 250 people, offering a sweeping view of the grounds including a lovely lake with fountains. The Fountain room, a smaller conference facility, will seat up to 40 guests and also offers a beautiful view of both lakes, surrounding gardens and sweeping grounds.
Brigadoon Farms Retreat & Conference Center
350 Hwy 305 South
Email: jjmart2 [at] hughes [dot] net
Brigadoon Farms Retreat and Conference Center is a combination of recreational and outdoor centered activities and meeting facilities. This small conference center hosts day functions, extended stays and occasionally small groups. Brigadoon has 11 guest rooms, a cottage and a bunk house, which can accommodate 30.
The Fountain South Inn & Event Hall
6769 Morell Cove
Email- annettenelson1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Two suites (very private) with living room, bedroom, bath, and breakfast room in each. Beautifully decorated, adjoining the city park with access to fishing, tennis, walking trails, and playground. Our event hall can seat 100-150 with overflow outside or under a tent.
Offers a unique indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Two indoor meeting rooms, 1,650 square feet, can accommodate up to 150. Outdoor meeting space is landscaped on 1/2 acre, with a stage and power.
4870 Venture Drive - Southaven
Phone (662) 349-1099 - Fax (662) 349-1096
Email - hedwards [at] southernthunderhd [dot] com
Web - www.southernthunderhd.com
The city of Southaven multi-purpose arena offers over 87,800 square feet of open space that can be customized to suit an array of events. The center of the arena is 150’ x 250’ ft. with additional space available on the outskirts. Seating for 636 is available in the permanent bleacher areas surrounding the arena. In addition, the arena has 500 metal chairs and 60 round tables that can be used for seating on the arena floor easily accommodating 480. The entire arena is climate controlled by a computer heating and air conditioning system to guarantee a comfortable meeting area. An additional meeting room, small kitchen and sound room are also available upstairs. Ample parking for cars and trucks. Trailer space is also available.
7360 Hwy 51 - Southaven
Web - www.southaven.org
Are you looking for somewhere to hold your next holiday party, wedding, birthday party, shower or corporate event? Look no further than North Creek's beautiful banquet facilities! We offer great rates for great space with scenic views. The attractive multi-facet clubhouse features a full bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and two (2) scenic banquet facilities with views of the course that can accommodate events of any size. North Creek has a professional staff that offers unparalleled customer service, specializing in hosting group outings and tournament.
North Creek now has an in-house catering service. Our caterer, John Woods, with First Choice Catering is well known and respected in this area and around the U.S. Please visit First choice Catering's website at www.firstchoicecatering.com to view menu items and contact information. With North Creek Golf Course and First Choice Catering joining forces, you will not find a better place for your next event!
8770 North Creek Boulevard - Southaven
Phone (662) 280-4653- Fax (662) 280-5041
Web - www.wwncgolf.com
A barn and pavilion used mainly for company picnics, family reunions, private parties and wedding receptions. Also can be used for weekday meetings and luncheons. Cedar Hill Farm also has a unique restaurant with seating for up to 160 under the pavilion, seating for up to 40 in the main Dining Room and seating for an additional 160 in The Loft. The restaurant is located in a big barn and it is decorated with antiques and country decor. The restaurant is available to rent for Private Events: such as Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions & Company Parties with settings ranging from country casual to very formal.
008 Love Road-Hernando
Phone (662) 429-2540 - Fax (662) 449-3421
Email- cedarhfarm [at] yahoo [dot] com
Web - www.gocedarhillfarm.com
First Choice Catering Banquet Hall
5905 Scott Boulevard
Email: jwoods [at] firstchoicecatering [dot] com
Office Hours 9am -5pm, Mon-Fri
Ideal for private meetings, seminars, parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions, First Choice Catering offers an elegantly decorated banquet room, which can seat 250, with large chandeliers and etched windows with beautifully stained concrete floors ideal for dancing. One of the leading catering companies in the area, First Choice Catering has won numerous awards over the past 10 years.
Spitfire Acres is a 5.5+ acre retreat and botanical garden in the heart of Southaven, Mississippi comprised of approximately 10,000 square feet of interior/exterior living and entertainment areas. VERY secluded and wooded, the property is located directly north of, and adjacent to, Sacred Heart School on Tchulahoma at Church Road.
Spitfire Acres is available for evening and daytime corporate meetings/conferences/retreats, birthday parties, reunions and other celebrations. Internet service, telephone, cable TV. Contact us by phone or email for rates and availability or visit us on Facebook “SpitfireAcres” to find out about special events and activities. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Visit our website www.spitfireacres.com. For more information, call 662-536-3905 or email events [at] spitfireacres [dot] com.
Old Style Bar-B-Que
8920 Expressway Drive
The restaurant has a full service side, a fast food side, a drive through window, and a private room upstairs, for 100 people.
The menu includes ribs, ½ BBQ chicken, steak, Bar-B-Q pork shoulder and other sandwiches. Sides include Bar-B-Q beans, cole slaw, potato salad, mixed vegetables, fries, turnip greens, baked potato salad, and green salad at an extra charge.
Old Style Bar-B-Q has been voted best Bar-B-Q in DeSoto County for eight of the past ten years.
This center has 6,300 square feet of meeting space with a full size kitchen, 2 projection screens, ceiling mounted projectors, sound system with microphones, and tables & chairs. The entire facility can seat approximately 425 people.
Last door on the right that faces South Street; our parking lot is on the West side of the building. The Gale Center can be rented out by contacting the parks department.
Gale Center Rental Rates:
Individual meeting spaces: $200 for 4 hours, $50 for each additional hour
Daily fee: $350 (8 hours)
Entire facility fee: $500
Kitchen fee: $75
Projection fee: $35
Non Resident fees: $100 additional
Non Profit fees: $100 subtracted from fees
For Profit fees: $200 additional
Click HERE for Rental Agreement
For even more venues, full amenity listings and capacities, download our Meeting Planners Guide.