DeSoto County Meeting Planner Information

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DeSoto County Meeting Venues & 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 ice hockey, golfing, antiquing, 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 with 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 Venues

1 Memphis Street

2467 Memphis Street
Hernando, MS 38632

1 Memphis Street is a new special events venue off the historical Square in Hernando. It's a great place for parties, receptions and more that can accommodate up to 300 people.

This 1930's cottonseed warehouse has been fully restored and now radiates vintage glamour and offers a fresh backdrop with open space where nearly guests can gather, celebrate, party, meet or dine. Neutral cream walls lend a quiet elegance where guests enjoy the freedom to transform ideas and dreams into reality in this highly versatile venue. Skirted by a green space, balconies and porches, 1 Memphis Street allows any event to move easily indoors and out, under open skies. Our tailored consulting and planning sessions ensure each event reflects the genuine needs and nature of every client. Whether your style is trendy or classically traditional, 1 Memphis Street opens doors to all possibilities.

Andover Plantation Bed & Breakfast

9503 Bethel Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654

Andover Plantation is an elegant and romantic English Manor Inn that combines the spirit of days gone by with the comforts of today.   It is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, family reunion or romantic getaway. Appointed with original furnishings, Andover Plantation offers five guest rooms or suites that reflect grand English Manor living.  Most rooms have a fireplace and a porch with swing or rocking chairs. Guests are encouraged to stroll through the gardens or just relax by the pool.  All rooms have private baths and WIFI.  There is also a beautifully furnished private guesthouse.

Bonne Terre Country Inn

4715 Church Road West 
Nesbit, MS 38651
Fax 901-568-3917

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
Olive Branch
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.

Cedar Hill Farm

008 Love Road
Hernando, MS 38632 
Fax 662-449-3421
Email: cedarhfarm [at] yahoo [dot] com

We have several meeting spaces available. The barn and pavilion is 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.

Barn Loft
Dimensions- 24' x 72'
Square Footage-1,728
Ceiling Height 12'
--Classroom Style-128
--Banquet Style-128
--Theater Style-160
Catering and parking-on site
Technology-High-Speed Cable internet

Barn Hall
Dimensions- 48' x 54'
Square Footage-2,592
Ceiling Height 10'
--Classroom Style-160
--Banquet Style-160
--Theater Style-200
Chairs and round tables
Catering and parking-on site
Technology-High-Speed Cable internet
200-250 for reception with people walking around

Dimensions-32' x 52'
Square Footage-1,664
Ceiling Heigh-10'
--Classroom Style-128
--Banquet Style-128
--Theater Style-160
Catering and parking-on site
Technology-High-Speed Cable internet

Country Kitchen
Dinensions-24' x 32'
Square Footage-768
Ceiling Heigh-10'
--Classroom Style-40
--Banquet Style-40
--Theater Style-50
Catering and parking-on site
Technology-High-Speed Cable internet

Comfort Suites Southaven

7075 Moore Drive
Southaven, MS 38671

Magnolia Meeting Room (may require additonal cost)

  • Dimensions-26' x 32'
  • Square Footage-830
  • Ceiling Height-10'
  • Classroom Style Seating-32
  • Theater Style Seating-70
  • Catering is available

Courtyard Marriott Southaven

7225 Sleepy Hollow Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax: 662-996-1481

Courtyard Marriott's meeting room can accommodate up to 24, which includes a TV, VCR/DVD, GoBoard® Touchscreens, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. Courtyard has 78 spacious rooms and is 100% smoke free.

Creative Celebrations at The Cotton Gin

9200 Goodman Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662-671-1087 or 901-831-6320

This unique charming venue was formerly a cotton gin.  We specialize in planning weddings, showers, parties, meetings and special life events.  Our facility can host up to 125 people.  We can help you plan, decorate and manage your event so you can be worry free on this special day.  In addition, we offer party rentals, unique specialty attire, and invitations to accompany your day. For more information, call or visit our Creative CelebratioinsFacebook page.

Creative Celebrations at The Vanderburg Building

9150 Pigeon Roost Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662-874-5923 or 901-831-6320

We specialize in planning weddings, showers, parties, meetings and special life events.  Our facility can host up to 100 people comfortably.  We can help you plan, decorate and manage your event so you can be worry free on this special day.  In addition, we offer party rentals, unique specialty attire, and invitations to accompany your day.  For more information, call or visit our Facebook page.  

DeSoto County Museum

111 E. Commerce Street
Hernando, MS 38632

The museum houses exhibits on the history of DeSoto County. In addition, on the museum grounds is one of the County's oldest surviving homes, as restored log cabin from 1850. Meeting space has seating capacity for 55-75, LCD projectors, screen, lectern and easels.

First Choice Catering Banquet Hall

5905 Scott Boulevard
Horn Lake, MS 38637
Fax 662-342-2553
Email: jwoods [at] firstchoicecatering [dot] com

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. Office Hours 9am -5pm, Mon-Fri.

Fountain South Inn & Event Hall

6769 Morell Cove
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Fax 662-893-4105
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.

Gale Center

2601 Elm Street
Hernando, MS 38632

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:
Deposit: $200
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

Hampton Inn Hernando

2675 McIngvale Road
Hernando, MS 38632

Plan your next event or training session at the Hampton Inn Hernando.  Their 1,260  sq. ft. conference room can sear 100 guests theater style, 60 banquet style, 75 U-shape style and 50 classroom style. Meering room services include audio, visual and other conference room equipment. 

In addition, Hampton Inn Hernando offers catering, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center and complimentary hot breakfast for sleeping guests. 

The hotel is conveniently located just off Interstate 55 on McIngvale Road and is surrounded by specialty shops and restaurants.  

Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Southaven

6671 Towne Center Loop
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax 662-349-0278

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.

Holiday Inn Southaven

280 Marathon Way
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax 662-349-0222

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. Click here for special group tour rates information.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southaven Central-Memphis

7237 Southcrest Parkway
Reservations: 1-877-410-6667

Meeting room holds a seating capacity of 100.

Equipment available:

  • Flip Chart and Markers
  • Whiteboard
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Pens, Pencils and Pads Provided
  • Cable Modem
  • DVD Player
  • Laser Disc
  • LCD Projector
  • Lectern or Podium
  • Microphone
  • Modem Lines
  • LCD Television

Home2 Suites by Hilton

6750 Southwest Pkwy
Southaven, MS 38671

Home2 Suites Memphis/Southaven is located in exactly at the heart of Southaven Towne Center in Southaven, MS, serving as a central hub in this outdoor shopping mall that offers a wide variety of restaurants and shopping venues. 

Our meeting room can accommodate a maximum of 30 people.

  • Meeting Room- 600 Sq. Ft.
  • Ceiling Height- 9 Ft.
  • Size- 24 x 25 Ft.

We can accommodate the following attendees:

  • Classroom: 30
  • Boardroom: 12
  • Theater: 30
  • U-Shape: 18
  • Banquet: 30

Complimentary parking and WI-FI is provided to all guests. Coffee is available in the lobby throughout the day. 


4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax 662-280-5927
Email: info [at] landerscenter [dot] com

Located in Southaven, the Landers 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.

LANDERS Center Theatre

4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax 662-280-5927
Email: mhatch [at] landerscenter [dot] com

The state-of-the-art 400 seat theatre serves host to ballets, dances and plays throughout the calendar year. With all the amenities necessary to yield a full-scale theatrical production, business presentation, or academic seminar. Our house audio, rigging, video and lighting systems will enhance whatever you are trying to accomplish. 

Mussecuna Plantation Historical Events

5000 Robertson Gin Road
Hernando, MS 38632
adam.burks [at] ymail [dot] com

Mussecuna Plantation. Historical Events offers a tranquil antebellum setting for all your most special occasions. Offering indoor and outdoor accommodations for private parties ranging anywhere from just a romantic couple's getaway to several thousand invited guest.  We can help you plan Weddings, Receptions and Family Reunions, seminars or just a party. We make your dream event a reality. Visit our Facebook page.

North Creek Golf Club

8770 North Creek Boulevard
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax 662-280-5041

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. North Creek has a professional staff that offers unparalleled customer service, specializing in hosting group outings and tournament. The attractive multi-facet clubhouse features a full bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and two (2) newly renovated banquet scenic banquet facilities with views of the course. The Champions Hall holds up to 180 and The Augusta room can accommodate 85 people. 

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 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!

Call 901 849-4207 to get pricing and for appointments.

Old Style Bar-B-Que

8920 Expressway Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654

The restaurant has a full service side, a fast food side, a drive through window and a private room upstairs that accommodate up to 100 people.

Painted Pigeon Gallery

9144 Pigeon Roost Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654

Host your next party, shower or get-together at the Painted Pigeon Art Gallery, which accommodates approximately 60 attendees. There is a space in the back for food and beverages. Call for additional information or to make a reservation.

Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson

4870 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS 38671
Fax 662-349-1096 

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.

Spitfire Acres

5198 Tchulahoma
Southaven, MS 38671
Email: events [at] spitfireacres [dot] com

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!  

The Arena at Southaven

7360 Hwy 51
Southaven, MS 38671 

The Southaven Multi-Purpose Arena is located at 7360 Highway 51 in the West End District. This spacious Arena boasts an open floor plan of approximately 2 acres, lending itself to many different types of events throughout the year. The Arena currently is the year round home of the Mid South Swap Meet and Flea Market, which is held the fourth weekend of each month. The Arena also proudly hosts the lavish and much anticipated Crystal Ball, held in January of each year, raising funds for many local Charities.  Other Events held at the Arena include Forever Young Luncheons, Gun Shows, MMA Cage Fights, Local Fundraisers such as Ducks Unlimited and the Southaven Rotary Club, AKC Dog Shows, Business Expos, as well as the annual Southaven Fire Department Life Safety Event. The fun Family Event, 'Breakfast with Santa', also calls the Arena it's home, held in December of each year.

The Southaven Arena is available to the Public for daily rental on any currently open dates, subject to approval. Included with each building lease are over 600 Chairs and 80 five feet Round Tables, in addition to Bleacher Seating accommodating over 700 people.  There is also a Full Kitchen/Concessions Area which is available to each Tenant at no additional charge. 

Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center

7300 Hacks Cross Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Fax 662-895-1590
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.

For even more venues, full amenity listings and capacities, download our Meeting Planners Guide.