Marrying At the Mill

The Mill, a new wedding venue in Taylor’s Plein Air, offers brides a grand space to eat, drink and be married.

Brides have been calling Campbell McCool for years, asking if they could rent his building in Taylor’s Plein Air community. This year, he finally said yes.
“I’ve been watching the wedding industry explode in Oxford,” McCool said. “It’s become a resort destination for weddings.”
To meet that demand, McCool recently turned the building, which formerly housed Tin Pan Alley Antiques (now relocated next door) into the Mill, a 9,000-square-foot wedding and event space that can accommodate up to 500 people for seated dinners and boasts 14-foot ceilings, a full catering kitchen, exposed brick and maple floors (reclaimed from an old textile mill in Virginia, hence the name), and combination indoor/outdoor entertaining areas that include a 6-acre park and a 50-acre cotton field.
“It’s got unbelievable character,” McCool said. “I think it’s going to blow people away when they see the finished product.”
The final phase of the renovation will be complete this summer, and the venue’s first wedding is already on the books for August.
In addition to the reimagined space, the Mill will also offer wedding coordination services by Elizabeth Paine, who formerly ran a bridal boutique in Taylor, as well as an upstairs, two-bedroom loft, a couple of one-bedroom cottages and the four-bedroom Southern Living Idea House as sleeping options for bridal packages.
“That way, if a bride’s family wants to stay together for the weekend, they can do that,” McCool said.
It all adds up to a space McCool knows brides will love.
“It’s just beautiful out here,” he said. “It’s the perfect spot for a Mississippi wedding.”
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