The Plant Venue in Jackson MS

An Honest Review on the owner, grounds, and wedding potential

The Plant Venue: The perfect juxtaposition of natural beauty & industrial aesthetic

Hey there!  We’re Des and Dan, Mississippi wedding photographers, and we recently went to tour and experience what The Plant Venue in Jackson, MS is all about during a styled shoot!  We know the importance of choosing your wedding venue cannot be overstated, so we wanted to offer our opinion as a couple married in Mississippi ourselves and as wedding photographers.

We’ve seen what can make or break a wedding experience and how it can be transformed into a luxury experience.  As such, we wanted to share with you our thoughts on The Plant Venue in Jackson, MS as well as offer some helpful tips when considering this venue!  You’ll hear our first impressions as well as an introduction to the space.

*Disclaimer: We were not asked by The Plant Venue to provide this extensive review.  These are our raw and unfiltered thoughts. 🙂

And don’t forget to see our list of the Top 6 Luxury Mississippi Wedding Venues once you’ve read this review til your heart is content.

The Plant Venue in Jackson MS – Our honest first impression

While being born and raised Mississippians ourselves, we’ve heard the importance of choosing the right area of the state to get married in.  On our trip down to Jackson to view The Plant Venue, we drove highways almost up until we arrived at the venue making for an easy drive for any potential guests.

When turning off the highway and within 10 minutes of the venue we noticed fun, funky restaurants all around.  Not to mention some food trucks and different lodging options.

The area felt industrial and storied–but in a good way!  The area was rich with culture that we could appreciate!

Once we parked in the clearly marked parking areas, we walked up to the front of the venue.  My first impression was, “Wow–this place is HUGE!”  And I was only in the entry walkway.  I was truly in awe considering the potential guest capacity you could utilize at The Plant Venue in Jackson MS.

We’d even recommend this space for your Luxury Elopement in the south!

Follow along as we showcase our honest review on 

The Plant Venue in Jackson MS.

Not to mention we’ll get into our photography packages & all the goodies they include too!

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bride and groom look out at leigh lake montana

A quick quote

About our photography service:

“We cried when we got our images! They were absolutely breathtaking and 1000% us. We were SO blessed to have Des and Dan. They are so much more than photographers.” -S+K

The Plant Venue in Jackson MS – Meeting the owner

 

Upon walking into The Plant Venue in Jackson MS during a busy event we were instantly greeted by the owner.  Being a photographer and regularly attending large events like the one hosted at The Plant Venue that day, we know it’s truly rare for a venue owner to make themselves available to greet guests and attendees.  We were greeted by Ansley with a smile and a handshake.  She even knew who we were ahead of time.  It was truly southern hospitality at its finest.

Read more of their story here.

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The Plant Venue in Jackson MS – A truly romantic, modern, and sexy place

As we continued to enjoy the day, we were introduced to the various areas that are utilized for weddings.  Again and again we were inspired by the sizes and shapes of the rooms.  Plants adorned the walls and were clearly worked into the design.  

The plant life paired with the formerly industrial space creates an interesting juxtaposition of concepts.  This easily makes it one of the most unique Mississippi wedding venues in the entire state.

We were most in love with and impressed by the bride’s and groom’s suites.  The bridal suite, known as The Parlor, exudes feminine and bright aesthetics for you and your party to enjoy on the morning of your wedding!  The groom’s suite, known as The Retreat, is stunningly masculine and sexy.  These two areas offer endless photo opportunities on their own, but let’s continue to the other areas to explore.

If you are hoping for a wedding that is effortlessly modern and interesting–consider this venue heavily.  

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About our photography service:

“Des was so so so helpful! She provided us with so much information and made the experience & planning so effortless for us. Des is so much more than a photographer and planner, she is a friend. She makes you feel so comfortable and like you have known her for years.” -J+J

The Plant Venue in Jackson MS – Endless variety and proximity to the most visually interesting portrait opportunities

This is truly a photographer’s dream when considering portrait locations!  Every room has a minimum of 5 areas you can utilize for portraits that will create variety within your gallery.  The unique direction of light in each room offers a cinematic approach to photos with lighting lending itself to gorgeous saturation of color.  

 

Do you need plant life in abundance? Check.

Do you need a solid white canvas to a minimalist approach? Check.

Do you need dark and wooden tones for a vintage vibe? Check.

Do you need something light and airy for added elegance? Check.

Do you need bohemian tones to be effortlessly on trend? Check.

 

If photos are high on your priority list for your Jackson MS wedding venue, The Plant Venue is a no brainer.

The Plant Venue in Jackson MS – What about the potential guest experience and amenities?

 

Now, now.  We believe your wedding day is ENTIRELY about you.  What you love & what makes you comfy.  

But your guests’ experience is important to you as well, so let’s talk through how your guests will experience this Jackson MS wedding venue.

 

Travel to the venue

Travel in and out of Jackson to The Plant Venue is incredibly easy due to the accessibility to highways.  Once you turn off of major highways, The Plant Venue is a quick drive.

 

Parking at The Plant

Parking is clearly marked and easy to navigate with oversized vehicle spacing.

 

Restrooms

Guests will find clearly marked restrooms located inside the left of The Atrium.  Stalls were a comfortable size, and the restrooms were cleaned and well maintained.  Hand towels and handsoap were readily available.

Their FAQ page has even more information about the potential for guest experience!

 

Now for the fun!

Guests will have plenty of room to move around and enjoy the space!  With the 15,000+ square feet of event space to roam, your guests will feel at ease while celebrating.  We loved the built in bar.  It proves to be lengthy ensuring many guests can be served at once.

The Plant Venue in Jackson MS – The ceremony & reception potential

 

Truthfully–The Plant Venue in Jackson MS strikes the perfect balance of flexibility and design meaning there are various spaces within the venue that could function practically and aesthetically as the ceremony or reception area.

The ceremony could potentially be held in The Courtyard, The Atrium, or The Sunset Lounge.  You’ll want to consult your planner for which may work best considering your celebration afterwards.  

As far as the reception is concerned, there is ample seating to have guests seated for a formal dinner or create a less formal reception space by letting guests mingle while standing.  The space is so gorgeously curated you’ll find guests love to wander and glance at the unique juxtaposition of plant life and industrial architecture.

You will want to note for The Courtyard in particular that it is an open air ceremony space.  You’ll want to consider the likelihood of rain or HOT Mississippi sun during your ceremony time and discuss potential alternatives and troubleshooting with your planner.

Speaking of planners, here’s some wisdom from planners who have worked at The Plant Venue!

  • “Less is more. You don’t need a ton of over the top decor at The Plant Venue. They have a unique vibe that speaks for itself.” – Kim, Kim Sharp Wedding Planner
  • “The Plant Venue is beautiful inside and out. If you are planning for an outside ceremony in The Courtyard, make sure you discuss plan B if rain showers are in the forecast. You can still pull off a wonderful ceremony in The Atrium.” – Nicole, Purple Door Planning
  • “The beauty about the Plant venue is that it is extremely versatile. Each space/ room is unique and can create a totally different feel and experience for the guests that attend!” – Jennifer, Jennifer Mullens Events and Designs

 

Our approach while photographing your wedding day at The Plant in Jackson MS:

 

The Plant Venue truly stands out among the rest, and you’ll no doubt need to vet your photography team before hiring to ensure this wedding experience is captured in all its glory.

And we thought it would be a great idea to share a bit of our philosophy on photographing The Plant Venue weddings so you can start to see if we’re a great fit in the meantime!

 

We may be a great photography fit for you if:

  • You value experience over things.  You understand life is about living to its fullest.
  • You find yourself a driven couple knowing you work hard and play possibly even harder.
  • You have been described as unique, stand out individuals who truly care about doing things well and to the best of your abilities.
  • You believe your entire wedding experience should be stress free and curated.
  • You are drawn to imagery that tells the authentic story of yourselves and your relationship.
  • You get excited thinking about not only the moments captured on your wedding day, but the true art that can be made in photos using your unique vision.

 

Don’t take it from us!

Here’s your proof:

 

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We cannot say enough good things about Des and Dan. To put it as simply as we can – if we were to do our wedding all over again, they would be the absolute first call we made. If you read nothing else, I cannot think of a better endorsement than that. Now, if you want details…

Where do we start? When you hire Des, you get so much more than a photographer. She was incredibly thoughtful in how she approached our wedding and made it the perfect expression of us and our relationship. Within the first couple conversations, she was able to get a solid grasp on who we are as a couple and as people and what was important to us. From there, she laid out our options to help us select the best sites for our ceremony and photos and then was able to work with us to create OUR perfect day. Des laid out the initial timeline for us, and then worked with us over the course of several months to make tweaks to it, making sure it was exactly what we wanted.

-Margaret & Mike

So now you’re wondering:

What comes in our photography packages?

 

We’re Des & Dan, and we’ll be stoked to share with you not only our wedding photography approach, but the packages that make it possible.

 

Every single photography package includes:

–> Unlimited planning consultations

–> Award winning photographers

–> Timeline assistance

–> Customized planning and inspiration guides

–> Engagement session

–> Unlimited online, high resolution gallery

–> Personalized print store

–> and some more goodies we can’t get even get into here 😀

 

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About our photography service:

“Des and Dan are everything you didn’t know you needed in wedding photographers! These two give 110% to helping you plan your day making sure you and your spouse feel totally comfortable, and being your personal cheerleaders through all of it! I really had no idea how the events of a wedding day flowed together until Des and Dan helped me figure out the best ways to fit everything we wanted!” -E+M
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