The Jefferson, the new 18,000 square foot event venue about two miles outside Oxford city limits off Hwy 6 east, has been granted “Qualified Resort” status by the Mississippi Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.
This means that the resort itself can serve beer, wine and spirits rather than hiring a third-party vendor with a license to serve alcohol. The venue was initially denied resort status in February but appealed to the state to gain approval.
The venue features reclaimed materials, including exposed steel beams, wood floors throughout, a 40-foot bar, old brick and entire walls made of barn doors.
The reclaimed materials have been acquired over the years, as owner Tom Green is in the business of dismantling old structures and reclaiming the materials. The venue is modern in its structure and amenities but has the character of an older building inside. There are several spaces which can be used separately or together, and it overlooks an eight-acre lake. It was the site of this year’s L-O-U Chamber gala event in May, which doubled as The Jefferson’s grand opening.
“We very much appreciate the warm welcome The Jefferson has received from the Oxford community. Having resort status is a critical step in becoming a premier event venue in Oxford,” said owner Tom Green. “We anticipate that many local businesses such as hotels, restaurants, caterers, florists, event planners, party supply companies, and others in the hospitality industry will also benefit as we host events.”
From Staff Reports