Kelly Bell is our venue manager. 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. When asked about her role 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!”
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,”
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.
Anthony & Ashley staffing the outdoor bar spring 2019.
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