NC Wedding Venue

Wedding - Kristen + Sean

Like every other bride and groom, Kristen and Sean were thrilled about their big day on May 22, 2016.  But their wedding was more bittersweet than most as Sean was preparing to leave for deployment.  In our opinion, this just made the wedding that much more romantic.

Simple yet beautiful.  This is the best way to describe Kristen and Sean's wedding.  From the pearls around Kristen's neck, to the blush and white bouquets her bridesmaids carried down the aisle, this wedding screams elegance.

Photography:  Live View Studios / Venue: Leslie-Alford Mims House / Coordination: Orangerie Events / Floral Design: Daniel Wakeley / Cake: Mama Corie’s Confections / DJ: Nina Russo, All Events DJs / Makeup: Charlotte Ward / Hair Stylist: Lily Beck / Rentals: CE Rentals / Officiant: Reverend Kevin Johnson / Bridal Boutique: NY Bride & Groom of Raleigh / Bridal Gown: Mori Lee / Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung / Groom + Groomsmen Formal Wear: Jos. A. Bank, Traveler’s Collection / Lighting: Joe Colafrancesco, Vivid Lighting / Caterer: Catering by Design

Monday Maven - My Way Tavern

It's 11 pm and you've just wrapped up a day of celebrating a wedding at the Mims House. You're not quite ready to go home yet, but you can't stay here. Where do you go?

We know! Head right across the street to My Way Tavern. This local eatery is a hotspot for late night wedding goers. 

My Way offers a variety of appetizers, entrées, and beers to satisfy any craving you may have. Enjoy any of the 14 drafts, including 11 North Carolina brews, that they have on tap. 

Feel free to sit outside in their outdoor seating area or take a load off at their unique horseshoe style bar located just inside the entrance. My Way Tavern is a local favorite for the residents of Holly Springs and we are certain that it will quickly become a favorite of yours as well!

My Way Tavern
301 W. Center Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540

919-285-2412

Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 2 am
Sunday & Monday: 11 am - 1 am

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Friday Feature - Cassie & Ranganathan

We always love when we can be a part of couple’s big day, but we especially love it when they happen to be friends of Mims. Such is the case of this week’s #FridayFeature. We were so excited to host our good friend, Ranganathan Rajaram (aka DJ Rang), and his lovely bride, Cassie, on their wedding day.

Joined by an intimate group of family and friends, Rangathan and Cassie celebrated in a simple and elegant way. They choose to have the ceremony in the middle of our ballroom underneath a gorgeous chandelier and floral arrangement. The natural sunlight poured through the house, adding to the dazzling glow that highlighted the couple’s excitement. 

After their ceremony, the couple was joined by their family members to take photos. The beautiful colors in their guests' attire complimented the bride and groom's decor and atmosphere. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this day?!

Cassie and Rangathan serve as a perfect example of just how beautiful weekday wedding ceremonies can be! Thanks for choosing to spend your day at Mims! 

And a big shout out goes to Tesh Parekh at IWP Photography for capturing the big day!

Wednesday Wisdom - To Have Kids or Not To Have Kids

You’re planning your wedding and getting ready for the happiest day of your life when it happens. That dreaded topic is brought up. The question that tears families apart, causes strife among friends, and creates headaches. 

Are you going to allow children to attend?

It’s the last thing you want to worry about but the thing that can cause some serious stress. Of course you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but you also don’t want a lot of kids running around. Don’t feel bad; it’s something all brides have to think about! 

Here’s the beautiful things about the Mims House; we can solve that problem for you. We have a simple solution that allows you to invite children to your special day but also keeps them from running amok. 

Let us introduce you to our Kids Room! Tucked away on our second floor, the Kids Room is a great space for the little ones to hang out, play games, and nap while you and your adult guests enjoy the ceremony and reception below. 

All you have to do is hire a babysitter for the event and voila! You’re happy, your guests are happy, the kids are happy!  

Ultimately, it’s YOUR day and you get the final say, but if the only thing that is stopping you from inviting children is not having a place for them to stay during your wedding, fear not! Mims has you covered!