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Venues in Ridgeland, MS,
(601) 856-7546

About Us

Located in Ridgeland, Mississippi, the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi is an art gallery venue that hosts weddings and other special events. This venue features a team of dedicated staff that strives to provide a great setting for your special celebrations. Surrounded by the forests of Natchez Trace Parkway, this will make a scenic locale for your wedding, one to remember in the years to come.

Facilities and Capacity

The elegantly-designed Bill Waller Craft Center, the guild’s main facility, features architectural elements such as lofty ceilings, retractable glass walls, and beautiful woodwork. Additionally, the building contains hundreds of examples of fine crafts within and scenic views without. The Center offers numerous options for your festivities, featuring over 5,264 square-feet of event space and get-ready rooms. For your wedding day, the 2,016-square-foot Lobby will serve as a welcoming space. You may enjoy your ceremony outdoors, surrounded by verdant forest, or inside the Center. The 1,024-square-foot North Guild Deck offers space and the 1,280-square-foot Harbor View Room. Furthermore, the 2,116-square-foot Guild Hall is also available along with the use of the Catering Kitchen for your caterer of choice.

Services Offered

Wedding events that are hosted at the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi include proposals, engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, elopements, ceremonies, and receptions. The venue staff offer event planning, setup, rentals, and vendor referrals for your special day. Chairs, tables, covers, audio-visual equipment, WiFi access, and a dance floor are all available for your festivities. Additionally, you and your guests can enjoy gorgeous artisan crafts handmade by talented Guild members. Abundant, well-lit parking, wheelchair-accessible features, and pet-friendly policies provide on-site convenience for all of your guests.


In 1973, then-state Governor William Waller led the effort to create what would become the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. The mission of this organization is preservation, promotion, marketing, education, and encouragement of regional crafts to the peak of excellence. From 2007, the Guild headquarters has been located in the Center. Within easy reach of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Center provides support and inspiration for over 400 artisans across 17 states.

Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$ 700.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$ 700.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$ 350.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$ 350.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite, Chairs, Event Planning, Parking, Set Up, Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue

Art Gallery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Wheelchair Access

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