Leslie-Alford-Mims House

Join Our Team - Mims House is Hiring

Photo Credit: AJ Dunlap Photography

Photo Credit: AJ Dunlap Photography

We are looking for a part-time Venue Coordinator to join our team. This position is based in Holly Springs, North Carolina.  The Venue Coordinator will work directly with the Venue Curators to conduct on-site venue tours, manage client and vendor communication, coordinate and orchestrate on-site events and weddings and provide administrative support including developing marketing campaigns and social media management. This role will play an integral part in the growth of our venue and the mission to provide impactful and passionate customer service.

Oversee the coordination and administration of all Mims House bookings

Provide on-site facility tours and assist with our weekly Open House

Attend to all inquires in a prompt manner

Provide expert event advice and support ensuring events are successfully coordinated and managed

Arrange and supervise the provision of caterers and other wedding vendors

Set-up and break down of functions and events

Assist with administrative tasks as required

is friendly and positive

is deadline and detailed oriented

is a self starter

is able to thrive in a fast paced environment

has strong written and oral communication skills

is an early adapter of new technologies and techniques

is able to create independently and with lead with direction

has a strong desire to serve and engage with our community

has extensive planning and coordination experience

has the ability to stand for long hours

enjoys impromptu office dance parties

always says yes to a glass of bubbly  

2 years experience in the wedding industry or in a creative field

be local to Raleigh and willing to work in Holly Springs

have a flexible schedule 

photography, lettering or design skills a plus

Please send the following to info@raleighweddingvenue.com with the subject line “Venue Coordinator - your first and last name". Creativity is a plus.

cover letter


desired hourly pay requirements

link to your Instagram

Please note you will not be considered for this position if the instructions for applying are not percisely followed. 

Friday Feature - Mary Rachel's Bridal Portraits

When Graham Terhune walks through the doors of the Mims House to take pictures of a bride, you can be certain the outcome is going to be breathtakingly beautiful. You can also be certain you’ll love being in his presence because he’s just one of those down-to-earth, relatable, genuinely nice type of guys.

We were so elated when he shared the pictures from a recent bridal portrait shoot and we hope you’ll enjoy looking at how perfect he showcased this beautiful bride in our venue.  Don’t worry. The bride is officially off the market so it’s safe to share these stunning pictures.  

We also want to thank Graham for recommending our little slice of heaven to the Southern Weddings gals. Because of his referral, we were able to host their annual team photo shoot a few weeks ago and we can’t wait to see their pictures in the next issue of Southern Weddings.

We’ve had a flood of bridal portrait shoots recently and we can’t wait to show them off. But for now, let’s admire Graham’s talent and Mary Rachel’s beauty.

Mims House Bridal Portraits
Mims House Bridal Portraits
Bridal Portraits at Mims House
Mims Bridal Portrait Shoot

Friday Feature - Nicole + Jordan Engagement Pictures

                                     Photo Credit: Three Little Birds Studio

                                     Photo Credit: Three Little Birds Studio

Although we really enjoy sunny weather, we can’t complain about how rainy and wet Raleigh has been lately because it has given us the opportunity to host some incredible photo shoots.  And while we always enjoy a beautiful bridal portrait shoot, it was so exciting to see something different.

We had the delight of being the back up plan for a recent couple who drove all the way from New York for their engagement shoot with Three Little Birds Studio. When the weather didn’t cooperate with their outdoor plans, we were happy to provide an indoor and dry option for their pictures. 

Nicole and Jordan knocked this session out of the park, as they always do, and we loved seeing how they used our side porch and groom’s suite to snap some stunning pictures of Laura and Adam.

Don’t let a little (or a lot of) rain dampen your photo shoot plans.  Reach out to us! We are happy to accommodate last minute requests. A huge thanks to Three Little Birds Studio for thinking of us and sharing these awesome pictures!

Mims Weekly Open House

                              Photo Credit: Silver Feather Studios

                              Photo Credit: Silver Feather Studios

To say we’re juggling a lot is a complete understatement. Between the two of us, there are two large male children, three tiny tots, six four-legged fur balls and three small businesses. It’s a blessing that we are able to read each other’s mind because sometimes we stop conversing mid-sentence and struggle to formulate the rest of our thought. 

Given our schedules and priorities and desire to conquer the world, it’s impossible for us to meet with every vendor or local business.  And sometimes brides can’t tour a venue during normal business hours because they are rightfully focused on their careers and would prefer to not get fired over planning a wedding. So we came up with a solution. 

Each Wednesday the Mims House will be open for an informal Open House from 4pm - 7pm.  Anyone and everyone is welcome. We’ve already thoroughly enjoyed meeting those who have stopped by to admire the grandeur of the property and especially those who have offered their personal stories of history with the house.

So mark your calendar and stop by to see us and say hello.  We can’t promise that each week will feature live music or fresh florals from a local vendor, but we can promise you’ll find a cute display with refreshments and you’ll have an all-access pass to explore the 30+ rooms. 

We hope to see you at one of our Open House Wednesdays soon!  We would like to send a special thanks to Steve Stowe from Bunn DJ Company, Flowers on Broad Street and Brides & Bouquets for their participation recently. You guys rock!


Brooke Everhart & Priscilla Erwin
Venue Curators