On the long list of elegant and historic wedding venues that Mississippi has to offer, the King Edward Hotel stands proud as one of the most unforgettable. A landmark of the state, the hotel embodies the southern contemporary style of downtown Jackson that we all know and love. Listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1976 and declared a Mississippi Landmark in 1990, this venue holds a special place in the heart of many Mississippians.
Since its conception in 1861, the hotel has had an exciting life. Through the late 1800’s, the 1920’s, and into the 1950’s, the iconic site remained the go-to spot for southern socialites and politicians. The hotel was closed in 1967, but, thankfully, this was not the end of its story. After over forty years, the King Edward Hotel was repurchased and restored in 2007, with the ninety-million dollar project finally coming to completion in 2009.
Newly Added Amenities
Now a Hilton Garden Inn, the extravagant hotel has new features to perfectly accommodate you and your wedding party. On top of that, this classic location is more beautiful than ever. The beloved landmark has 186 gorgeous rooms and suites, as well as 64 luxury apartments. The hotel also offers plenty of amenities to make you and your loved ones feel like royalty, including the King Edward Grill, the King Edward Bar, a fitness center, and a swimming pool.
While restored and made-over, the old, southern elegance of the King Edward Hotel has been preserved. Even some of the original architectural elements remain embedded in the historic structure. Complete with wrought-iron and marble accents, the lobby of the hotel is the perfect backdrop for elegant and timeless wedding photographs. A prominent feature of the lobby, the stunning marble staircase adds to the sophisticated charm of the hotel. A classically beautiful venue, the King Edward Hotel is perfectly balanced with both vintage and modern elements. With over 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, this lavish hotel is sure to keep your guests talking for years to come.
To learn more, visit the King Edward Hotel online.