ABOUT SPITFIRE ACRES
Spitfire Acres is a 5.5+ acre Event Center, Retreat and Botanical Garden in the heart of Southaven, Mississippi comprised of approximately 10,000 square feet of interior/exterior entertainment areas. 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 renovated in 2011, by David McCammon, General Contractor and his team of renovation specialists. Extensive exterior landscaping, phase 1, was completed in the Spring of 2012. The following years were marked by the restoration of a Civil War era hand hewn log structure, construction of a “wedding arbor” overlooking the lake, extensive outdoor deck and bar area construction/renovation. Future projects include continued planting and landscaping upgrades and collaboration with the Chickasaw Trails Association on placing historic markers along the old historic Chickasaw roadbed wandering through the property.
Inside. The contemporary and spacious interior is fully furnished and accessorized with original artworks. The facility offers 4 bathrooms and features a banquet/buffet room and additional “flex” room for dancing, seating or table service. We offer a spacious and beautifully decorated Bridal Changing Suite, Separate 2- room upstairs Gentlemen’s Quarters for wedding events or to be used as “break-out” rooms for corporate events. Other amenities include two towering rock fireplaces, etched concrete flooring and granite counter tops and Sub-Zero fridge in the prep kitchen; wonderful traffic flow; Soaring vaulted ceilings; Lovely views; Lots of glass overlooking the pond. The main level half bath is adjacent to the pool and deck areas. The Banquet room is equipped with a 50” flat screen TV for flash drive, CD, Power Point, etc. An additional wall mounted flat screen system is also available in the Bridal area. The facility offers Internet service, telephone and cable TV.
Outside. Over 5500 square feet of deck/dock/patio space with 220 feet of wrought iron railing are right on the 2 acre stocked pond. (Wraps around two sides of the building.) Boat dock, paddle boat and small fishing boat. Gunite, lagoon-style swimming pool with weeping wall. Separate waterfall gracing the pond. Lovely gazebo style outdoor bar, mature trees protrude through the deck and sometimes anchor an old-fashioned rope hammock! Warm up a cold winter night in one of the rocking chairs beside the cozy gas fire pit in the front Courts Yard. Stroll across the front lawn. Wander across the levy. Explore nature trails, wildlife, and experience that peaceful country feeling – just a short drive to Graceland, Tunica, and the Memphis airport.
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 and other celebrations especially weddings and receptions.
Contact us www.SpirfireAcres.com
662-536-3905 and on FaceBook.
5198 Tchulahoma Rd., Southaven, MS 38671
We look forward to seeing you very soon!