You’ve been dreaming of this day since you were just a girl, and now you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue in Oxford, Mississippi to bring your fairytale to life. Look no further than Isom Place Oxford. Just steps away from the Oxford Square, this historic boutique wedding venue boasts the ideal location for your Oxford wedding. This beautiful home rich in intricate details provides you and your groom with an exquisite backdrop for a quintessential Southern wedding. Whether you’re planning a small, intimate gathering or a large, lavish extravaganza, here’s the breakdown of essentials every bride needs to know about Isom Place Oxford.
Brief History of Isom Place Oxford
Walking through the carved wooden front doors at Isom Place feels like stepping back into times past. The Isom Place (circa 1835-1836) dates back to the Civil War, and its foundation initially supported a three room log cabin. Between 1840 and 1862, the original two story home was erected. The home’s occupants played an important role in Oxford’s history, and Dr. Thomas Isom was Oxford’s first settler and the one who named the town. Scholars suggest that the walls of the current dining room witnessed the signing of the University of Mississippi Charter. Interestingly, Dr. Isom would later bear the honor of watching his daughter Sarah McGehee Isom become the first woman faculty member of the University of Mississippi, living in the home where the university’s beginnings originated until her death in 1905. Oxford native William Faulkner, regarded as one of the greatest American writers of all time, visited Isom Place often, and the home inspired the fictional setting for his short story, “A Rose for Emily.” In the year 2000, the home returned to its roots and was donated to the University of Mississippi, where it housed the Barksdale Reading Institute for several years. Officially opened as an event venue in April 2021, Isom Place continues to beckon visitors to enter its doors and write their own chapter of history.
Isom Place has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, welcoming the bride and groom not just to celebrate their wedding day but to stay the entire wedding weekend. As for decor, the home boasts period antiques throughout, and majestic chandeliers hang proudly from the ceilings. Intricate four poster beds covered in silk canopies and bed crowns flowing with beautiful fabric adorn the bedrooms.
This impeccable attention to detail coupled with light walls and large windows throughout the Isom Place provide abundant natural light for stunning wedding imagery. A beautiful front porch and a private garden out back invites guests to sit a spell and enjoy the in-between moments of the day.
Pricing and Packages
Although wedding packages vary, wedding day coverage starts at $2500 for a weekday wedding and caps at $7000 for the full wedding weekend experience. This does not include flowers, entertainment, additional rentals or decor, photography, or transportation, but it does include complimentary champagne. For specific details about wedding packages at Isom Place, visit https://www.isomplaceoxford.com/,
Better yet, meet Kelly Bell, Isom’s venue manager, during open house on Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m. where she loves telling the history she’s unearthed regarding Isom Place. Kelly’s love for people and unbridled joy is palpable and will make you feel right at home.
Accommodations for Ceremony and Reception
Isom Place provides a wedding coordinator on site, which helps create a stress free wedding experience. The venue accommodates 99 guests inside and 200 guests outside. If inclement weather is a concern, Isom Place allows tent rentals which may be set up in the courtyard area.
Isom Place provides a wide variety of preferred vendors, such as florists, caterers, and cakers to take the guesswork out of planning your perfect day. Perhaps your most crucial vendor is the photographer you choose to capture your once-in-a-lifetime day. After the flowers fade and the food is savored, all that remains from your wedding day are your photos. We hope you choose Legacy Photography so your once-in-a-lifetime memories will be preserved for generations to come. Contact us to learn more about our customized collections uniquely tailored for every couple.