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Leslie-Alford-Mims House

Holly Springs, NC View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
29 reviews
Up to 225 guests

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Up to 225 guests

Based in Holly Springs, North Carolina, the Leslie-Alford-Mims House is a historic mansion wedding venue just 25 minutes from Raleigh, North Carolina. With a refreshingly chic approach to Southern charm, the elegant property has stunning backdrops and rich history. Say your vows under a canopy of Magnolia trees or dance the night away under a twinkling market lights.

Facilities and Capacity
This vintage wedding venue is a white mansion on more than an acre of land. Couples can host up to 225 guests and options are available for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. The oversized porte cochere, which was once used for horses and carriages, can double as your dance floor. Guests can explore multiple historic rooms, while the Event Patio serves as an outdoor reception area.

Services Offered
The venue is ready to help you plan a romantic and timeless celebration. They can provide a list of devoted, trusted and passionate vendors. Couples can also use the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Decor
  • Preferred vendors
  • Barware
  • Glassware
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Chair and tables


Other Facilities
Leslie-Alford-Mims House has comfortable bridal suites on the property. These spacious areas will provide enough room to relax and get ready for the celebration. On your big day, guests can take advantage of on-site parking and wheelchair access.

Other Services
To experience the charm of the historic mansion, host your wedding-related events at the venue. These celebrations include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Reception


History
The magical mansion was built in 1840. In 2014, business partners Brooke Everhart and Priscilla Erwin worked together to restore and revitalize the house. The creative duo has been hosting beautiful events ever since.

Location
Located just outside of Raleigh, the venue is 27 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It is less than 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh attractions such as North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Museum of Art and Raleigh Convention Center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 32 minutes away, while Duke University is 30 minutes away. Nearby area trails and scenic views include Harris Lake County Park, Shearon Harris Reservoir and Bass Lake Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

225

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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    Ruth R. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Great! Book Immediately!

    Let me start out this 5 star review by being completely honest here for a moment: I have never wanted a wedding. When my fiance and I got engaged I pleaded with him for a courthouse ceremony with 2 witnesses at the Santa Barbara city courthouse. My fiance wanted the wedding so we compromised on a small, intimate ceremony…cue Maddash entering the conversation.

    Let me also be vulnerable and say I am one of the most neurotic people I’ve ever met (and I’m a clinical psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology!) so it is a particular challenge for me to give up control and trust someone else…especially with such an important day as a wedding. However, I finally let go and trusted the MadDash process and have been thanking myself a million times over for doing so.

    Ok here’s the deal: if you go with MadDash your wedding will be even better than you could have even dreamed possible. You might have an idea of what “perfect” looks like in your head but Brooke and Priscilla will do such an amazing job that you realize whatever your mental image of “perfect” was before was actually just “mediocre”. They will truly show you how perfect it can be. You will be on cloud 9, showered with love, unable to form words at how incredible the decor/planning/execution will be.

    Brooke feels like a big sister looking out for you and having your back while simultaneously wanting the absolute best for you. She is engaging, genuine, kind, loving, empathetic and simply “gets it”...but also at the same time she is somehow efficient, competent, intelligent, sharp witted and a quick thinker. She is the IDEAL wedding planner and could not have found a profession more suitable for her skills. She is the type of person you wish could be your best friend and you feel proud of her even though you may not know her very well yet. Wow, her children are SO lucky to have her as their mom (I can’t even imagine how good those birthday parties and family trips must be!!). Saying MadDash goes “above and beyond” feels like a watered down version of the reality of the situation. They literally and figuratively make your dreams come true. You can tell they surround themselves with good people and likely good people are attracted to working with them because of who they are at their core. In your most vulnerable, intimate, life altering moments (about to walk down the aisle, about to do the first look etc.) you want someone like Brooke by your side. One of the most meaningful moments of the entire day was when I looked over at Brooke before the “first look” and told her I was nervous and worried I might cry-to which she responded “Stop or you might make me cry”. I could have been dreaming this up but it looked like her eyes might have been a bit misty when she said that. If after doing this for so many years and she STILL feels emotion with her brides…that right there is the sign you’ve got the right planner. Not only the right planner but THE planner. What more could you ever want?

    I’m going to end this review now-not because I want to or have even fully captured how incredible MadDash is-but because I’m starting to feel creepy with how obsessive/enamored this is sounding.

    TLDR; just book MadDash for your wedding and I guarantee it will be one of the wisest decisions you and your future spouse can make in your life.
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    Melissa K. Married on 05/22/2021
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    Amazing wedding!

    This was such a beautiful venue! Ian was extremely helpful and responsive. All the staff made sure we had everything we needed and the wedding was perfect.
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    Grace E. Married on 03/04/2021
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    Amazing!

    This venue is amazing. Brooke and Priscilla go above and beyond to make sure that everything is to your liking.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Katy Lynn Beauty Katy Lynn Beauty Wedding Hair & Makeup

I have had the pleasure of working at the Mims House multiple times and it is a beautiful spot for anyone's special event!

Ann McKenzie Ann McKenzie Wedding Officiants

This is a gorgeous historic home located in downtown Holly Springs. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and the grounds are wonderful also. The management team of Brook and Priscilla are top notch. They take care of all the details leaving the bride carefree. I would highly recommend the Leslie-Alford-Mims-House.

Rachel Abi - Wedding Photographer in Raleigh Rachel Abi - Wedding Photographer in Raleigh Wedding Photographers

Great location for a almost any event! The staff there is amazing and easy to work with... makes any planning a dream! Also great spot to capture beautiful indoor sessions if you are in need. I love the cultivated decor and friendly and knowledgeable staff!

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100 Avent Ferry Road Holly Springs, 27540
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