Lisa will be your primary contact for the venue during your event planning stages and will be onsite the entire day of your event. If your event calls for a bar, Lisa will help you plan all the details.
Oxford is Lisa's hometown. Whether you are a local bride or one returning to Oxford for a wedding weekend, Lisa loves helping each bride make the dreams for her wedding day come true. After graduating from Ole Miss, Lisa worked in marketing for a Fortune 100 company. Since returning to Oxford, she has worked in the hospitality industry in a variety of event management roles. She joined The Jefferson team prior to its opening in the summer of 2016 and has successfully managed dozens of memorable events at The Jefferson since then. Lisa enjoys her family, dogs, and a good round of golf.
Lisa’s family owns Cobra Security and she will also help coordinate your security and valet needs through Cobra.
Look what's growing at the Jefferson! When Elizabeth isn't picking tomatoes or cooking up a storm at the Jefferson, she is also the Today Show Food contributor, Guest judge on Chopped, and peddling her very own Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix. Elizabeth’s most recent cookbooks are “The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering” & “What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up,”
Kelly Bell is joining our team for the summer to assist Lisa and Margie. Kelly grew up in a military family and enlisted in the Air Force after high school. While serving for 4 years, her favorite assignment was coordinating events for the Base Commander. Kelly moved to Oxford with her husband, Jeff, and their 3 children when Jeff retired from the Air Force. Kelly is an active volunteer in the Oxford community and loves meeting new people, a good hike outdoors, and a new book with a cup of coffee. In recent months Kelly has been bartending during Jefferson events. When asked about her summer assignment Kelly stated, “I am beyond excited to be a part of the team and look forward to creating memories and serving all those that pass through the doors of The Jefferson!”
Sarah Kate Purvis leads our team of bartenders. She and Amanda are shown here setting us a special Bourbon bar for a December 2018 wedding.
Elizabeth Heiskell pours the champagne tower to bring in the New Year!
Ashley, Casey, Jeff, & Kelly bartending in the Faulkner Room.
Hand-carved ice sculpture truly makes this seafood station spectacular. Gage / Thames Wedding. Morgan McNeel, Elizabeth Heiskell Catering.
Kyle, Anthony, & Chris working the outdoor bar - New Year’s Eve 2018
Margaret, Amanda, Anita, Aaron, & David bartending at the circular Lakeside Bar. New Year’s Eve 2018. Bar from Details Specialty Rental.
Bar staff Jessica & John on the covered porch overlooking the lake with a portable bar