Southaven, MS 38671
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The wedding and reception will both take place at Spitfire Acres in Southaven, MS. The venue is located approximately 20 minutes south of downtown Memphis, TN.
Spitfire Acres is a 5 acre retreat and botanical garden in the heart of Southaven, Mississippi comprised of approximately 10,000 square feet of interior/exterior entertainment area. VERY secluded and wooded, the property is located directly north of and adjacent to Sacred Heart School on Tchulahoma at Church Road.
The building was completely refurbished in 2011 by David McCammon, General Contractor and his team of remodeling specialists. Extensive exterior renovation and guest parking began in the Spring of 2012 and continues annually. Future projects include much landscaping and planting, driveway improvements, a bridge over the pond, restoration of a Civil War era hand hewn log structure and collaboration with the Chickasaw Trails Association on placing historic markers along the old Chickasaw roadbed - still in existence wandering through the property.
Previously part of a larger tract of land including the Sacred Heart School property, Spitfire Acres is serendipitously associated with the 1996 Gregory Productions movie, The Spitfire Grill starring Ellen Burstyn, and produced by Southaven resident, Roger Courts. (Ref. Wall Street Journal 8 14-96.) Proceeds from the award-winning movie funded construction of Sacred Heart School whose cafeteria is named The Spitfire Grill. Not coincidentally, closest neighbors to the property are Roger Courts himself and his business partner, Mark Ratay, whose travel agency overlooks the school campus. Post-acquisition in early 2011 Mark asked what the property was going to be named. After several months of thought, Mark and Roger's permission was sought to call it "Spitfire Acres". Roger has been quite generous sharing movie memorabilia including: a signed movie poster, framed musical score from the movie autographed by the Oscar winning composer, James Horner (Titanic, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Avatar, A Beautiful Mind), and a movie prop apron for the kitchen.
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