The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Great Southern Club, located in Gulfport, Mississippi, is a wonderful place for couples looking to tie the knot in style. This centrally located venue welcomes any size party, from an intimate lunch for two to an elaborate fete for 550 of your nearest and dearest. The Great Southern Club is located on the 15th floor of the Hancock Bank Building. There you enjoy professional, courteous service, spectacular food and amazing views.
The Great Southern Club has been operating as a private dining club since 1988. It provides both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and several indoor venues for your reception.
Harbor Square Plaza. Harbor Square Plaza is available for outdoor ceremonies. This brick-paved patio is a great place for couples who want to exchange their vows in an outdoor setting, but don’t want to travel too far to the reception hall. After you say "I do," you and your guests can head straight up to the Great Southern Club to start celebrating.
Pinnacle Dining Room. The Pinnacle Dining Room is ideal for small brunches. It's the smallest event space at the Great Southern Club and it offers views of the lovely white sands of the gulf beach and downtown Gulfport. It measures 306 square feet and accommodates two to eight guests.
The Admiralty Room. The Admiralty Room also offers views of downtown Gulfport. It measures 500 square feet and holds up to 16 people. The Admiralty Room is great for showers and bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Harbor View. Harbor View offers just that—beautiful views of the harbor. It accommodates 36 guests for meal service and 55 guests for receptions. It measures 848 square feet and is great for weddings with shorter guest lists and for rehearsal dinners.
Sunset Ballroom. The Sunset Ballroom offers sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and downtown Gulfport. It measures 2,052 square feet and holds up to 350 people for meal service and 450 guests for receptions. The Sunset Ballroom is a good choice for those with larger guests lists.
The Entire 15th Floor. For those who plan to have a big Mississippi wedding, the entire 15th floor of the Great Southern Club is available. This space measures 4,920 square feet and accommodates up to 400 guests for meal service and 550 guests for receptions.
What You Should Know
You must confirm your guest list three days prior to your wedding. No additional tables or chairs can be added after the event has started. Saturday weddings must have a final bill of at least $5,000. There is a nonrefundable deposit for all events.
You may decorate the event space as you please, but the Great Southern Club requests no tape, tacks, nails or fasteners be used on the walls or doors. No throws may be used in the club. Birdseed is allowed in Harbor View plaza only. You are responsible for the removal of all decorations and equipment after your event.
The Great Southern Club does not allow outside food or beverages, except wedding cakes, to be brought into the club. All prices are subject to change.
In addition to breathtaking views and fabulous service, the Great Southern Club offers a few extra perks including:
- Packaging of leftovers
- Delicious specialty martinis
- Deluxe mashed potato bar
- Event coordination services
From the Vendor
Where Eleglance Meets Fun
The great Southern Club is the Gulf Coast's premier dining club at the top of the Hancock Plaza in Gulfport. Located high above the city on the 15th Floor, the Great Southern Club offers unparalleled coastal views. The experienced and well trained staff are groomed to attend your every need.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Country Club
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Beautiful Venue and Perfect DayReviewed on 3/13/2014 Gina C
My new husband and I chose to have a brunch reception the morning after we married. The Great Southern Club was beautifully arranged, the food was outstanding, service was fabulous, and our guests raved about the entire venue. We were sent away with a shopping bag of goodies to share later in the day. We would recommend this location to anyone looking for a classy, open location. We will use this venue again.
WonderfulReviewed on 3/31/2011 Christina B
I was married at The Great Southern Club. Yes, the price was very high but the beautiful surroundings amazed all of my guest. The venue was a hit for sure.
Awesome venue!Reviewed on 8/11/2010 Carrie W
The service was spectacular and Mary (events manager) was so much help!