ABOUT SPITFIRE ACRES
Spitfire Acres is a 5+ acre retreat and botanical garden in the heart of Southaven, Mississippi comprised of approximately 10,000 square feet of interior/exterior entertainment area. VERY secluded and wooded, the property is located directly north of and adjacent to Sacred Heart School on Tchulahoma at Church Road.
The building was completely refurbished in 2011 by David McCammon, General Contractor and his team of remodeling specialists. Extensive exterior renovation and guest parking began in the Spring of 2012 and continues annually. Future projects include much landscaping and planting, driveway improvements, a bridge over the pond, restoration of a Civil War era hand hewn log structure and collaboration with the Chickasaw Trails Association on placing historic markers along the old Chickasaw roadbed - still in existence wandering through the property.
Previously part of a larger tract of land including the Sacred Heart School property, Spitfire Acres is serendipitously associated with the 1996 Gregory Productions movie, The Spitfire Grill starring Ellen Burstyn, and produced by Southaven resident, Roger Courts. (Ref. Wall Street Journal 8 14-96.) Proceeds from the award-winning movie funded construction of Sacred Heart School whose cafeteria is named The Spitfire Grill. Not coincidentally, closest neighbors to the property are Roger Courts himself and his business partner, Mark Ratay, whose travel agency overlooks the school campus. Post-acquisition in early 2011 Mark asked what the property was going to be named. After several months of thought, Mark and Roger's permission was sought to call it "Spitfire Acres". Roger has been quite generous sharing movie memorabilia including: a signed movie poster, framed musical score from the movie autographed by the Oscar winning composer, James Horner (Titanic, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Avatar, A Beautiful Mind), and a movie prop apron for the kitchen.
Spitfire Acres is available for evening and daytime corporate meetings/conferences/retreats, birthday parties, reunions, weddings and other celebrations. Wi-fi Internet service, telephone, cable TV are all available on site. Other amenities available include firewood for the fireplaces, gas for the fire pit, ice service, linens and a variety of tables, chairs and accessories. Maximum interior capacity is 156 people. The deck can accommodate up to 300. Shown by appointment. Please call 662-536-3905.
Overnight accommodations and complimentary shuttle service to and from Spitfire Acres are available at a special rate. Participating hotels are conveniently located near Interstate 55 and Goodman Rd. Ask for details.
Spitfire Acres is available for evening and daytime corporate meetings/conferences/retreats, birthday parties, reunions and other celebrations. Internet service, telephone, cable TV. Contact us by phone or email for rates and availability or visit us on Facebook “SpitfireAcres” to find out about special events and activities. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Barbara B. Murray, CEO