We absolutely loved this venue! We used the Faulkner and Lakeside rooms for our wedding reception (approximately 250+ guests). It was gorgeous, spacious, and incredibly accommodating!
— Emily Dean 6/21/17

Not only is our setting beautiful, but our building has been designed with amenities that will delight event planners, caterers, and the mother of the bride.  From elegant receptions for more than 1500 guests to intimate fireside dining for 50, The Jefferson offers distinctive event spaces overlooking an eight acre lake. Our 18,000 SF venue includes a 7,200 SF column-free Grand Hall along with two additional large rooms suitable for wedding ceremonies, receptions, formals, or parties. 

The Jefferson takes its name from the fictional town in many William Faulkner novels and short stories.  Contact us for a tour of Oxford's premier event venue.



  • Rooms, bars, & outdoor space are flexible to suit your needs
  • All rentals include the 1875 SF covered porch, the waterfront patio, & the 2400 SF Faulkner Room,
  • Full bar service available
  • 40' bar in the Grand Hall & 3 portable bars 
  • 1 catering kitchen & 1 kitchen with Elizabeth Heiskell Catering in residence.  West Kitchen is available to approved caterers.
  • Built-in 20' x 16' stage in the Grand Hall
  • Bride's Room & Groom's Room
  • See-through fireplace
  • Crafted from unique reclaimed wood, brick, beams, & barn doors
  • Overlooks an 8 acre lake
  • Waterfront patio & lawn are ideal for an outdoor ceremony
  • 5 miles from the Square
  • Parking lot holds 650 cars, 500 overflow spots are also available
  • Easy bus access & turnaround
  • 30' wide porte-cochère for valet parking or bus drop off
  • Spacious restrooms & coat check room
  • Green Room for musicians
  • Private restroom & shower for vendors & staff
  • Flexible space to accommodate groups of 50 to 1500
  • Bar Service option until 1 a.m. Monday - Saturday, 9 p.m. Sundays

Floorplan & 360 Tour

Our venue is a spacious 18,000 square foot building.  You can relax knowing that your event will have the space that you need to spread out, dine, dance and have fun.

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall is 7,200 square feet of column-free space. The room includes a large bar area, permanent stage, bench seating along 2 walls, and views of the lake.

The Lakeside Room

The Lakeside room is perfect for a cocktail party or an indoor ceremony with a focal point fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the covered porch and lake.