Fairview Inn: Lodging, Restaurant, Day Spa, Events

734 Fairview Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Innkeeper(s): Peter and Tamar Sharp

 12 Nov 2014, 4:00 am


For today's post we decided to pick our Event Coordinator, Emily Sanders, mind to see in her expert opinion,why YOU should have your wedding at the Fairview Inn. 

1. In your  opinion what's the best feature the Fairview Inn has to offer brides?
Emily: SERVICE. There is no where in town with the level of day service in regards to setup, food, and experienced wait staff.

2. Share with us one of you favorite decoration pieces a bride has used at the Fairview Inn? 
Emily: My personal favorite wedding decor is lush floras. I'm a sucker for beautiful flowers. Luckily the Fairview Inn is such a beautiful space that it doesn't take much to create a stellar wow factor. 

3. What is your favorite thing on the new catering menu? 
Emily: Gary is an expert in the kitchen and has created a very innovative menu. It's the south..the food always makes a lasting impression on your wedding guests. You simply can't go wrong with anything on any of Gary's menus.

4. What's the best part of having a Fall wedding at the inn?
Emily: The gardens when the leaves begin to change..we have amazing grounds that make for amazing photos.

5.Tell us a little bit about the new 'Bridal Suite' that's coming soon?
Emily: Its a classic, comfortable room with ample space to spread out dresses, makeup, and hair. It also has wall to wall mirrors to make getting ready easy & convenient. 

Happy #WeddingWednesday to you! 

Happy Veterans Day from the Fairview Inn 11 Nov 2014, 7:15 am

Today we are THANKFUL for our veterans, who are serving and have served this great nation we call home. 
Each year the Fairview Inn gives away five rooms on a first come, first serve basis to veterans who have served their country. We couldn't be more excited to continue this tradition this year. We are looking forward to their arrival, and hope they each enjoy their stay at the Fairview Inn as a small thank you for their service.


The flags are flying high here at the Fairview Inn.

Jackson, Mississippi November Can't Miss Events 3 Nov 2014, 8:05 am

Who else cannot believe that it's NOVEMBER?

We sure can't, but regardless, we are ready to dress the turkey then whip out the Christmas decorations in the next few weeks. To help get us in the spirit of this cool weather, upcoming season, and just make Monday a little bit better, we're sharing a few upcoming events .
 (Also, consider this your friendly reminder to book your holiday party and holiday stays before we are all booked up!) 

While we are excited about Christmas, let's not overlook November! 
Here are our TOP TEN can't miss events this month:

1. Mistletoe Marketplace (November 5-8)
Mississippi Trade Mart

3. Keb' Mo Band (November 3rd)
Duling Hall, Fondren

     Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

5. November Birthday Bash (November 12)

6. Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove (November 12-16)
Mississippi State Fairgrounds

7. Handworks Holiday Market (November 21-22)
Mississippi Trade Mart

8.Harvest Festival (November 23)
Jackson Zoo

9. Red & White Flight Wine Tasting (November 18)

10. FREE How to Dress a Turkey Class (November 19)

Cheers to November!

10 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Venue 29 Oct 2014, 7:27 am

"The Ultimate Southern Wedding Venue"

1) Intimate Residential ambiance accommodating wedding ceremonies and receptions from 30-800 people with adequate on-site parking

2) Full service one-stop-shopping including floral, cakes, catering, tables, chairs, linens, food, beverage/bar service and staffing

4) Destination wedding location for Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception 
and post wedding Sunday Brunch

5) Twenty-eight year reputation for quality food 
and exceptional service

6) Competitively priced with outstanding value

7) Personalized service from experienced Catering Manager

9)Hospitality/Dressing Room available on site, coming soon!

10) A true Southern experience with modern amenities 


Happy #WeddingWednesday &
Happy Planning from the Fairview Inn!

Haunted Stay with the Ghost in the Attic 27 Oct 2014, 7:57 am

Guests frequently extend their stay at the Fairview Inn, but none have loved it here quite as much as "Richard" the Civil War confederate who has taken up residence in the Fairview Inn's Third Floor Suite, which was actually part of the attic in the original house. Richard is quite the mischief maker and has been known to tease housekeeping by moving mops & buckets around and making sure his presence is known. 

 “We don’t like cleaning the Third Floor Suite,” says housekeeper Lillie Washington. “Immediately walking up the stairs, the hair on your arm stands up and you get an eerie feeling."

Although he is quite the little trouble maker, Richard is harmless and keeps his haunting quite simple. The Fairview Inn was built in 1908 so it can only be assumed that Richard has been here for over 100 years and must have taken up residence shortly after the home was built. 

Whatever his reason for deciding to stay with us might be, we don't mind. He keeps things interesting as far as we're concerned, however he has been known to keep the occasional downstairs guests awake at night. 

"Sometimes the guests staying in the room below the attic will call me and complain about the guests above them stomping around and ask if we'll get them to keep it down...I don't like to tell them that there isn't anyone staying in the room above them" says Guest Services Manager Ellery Stricklin.

Third Floor Suite
 So, this Halloween weekend if you're looking to visit with a ghost, look no further than the Fairview Inn's Third Floor Suite. On behalf of Robert, we look forward to seeing you!


To celebrate the spooky season, we're giving away CASH prizes at The Library Lounge for

10 Reasons to Plan Your Weekend Get Away NOW! 24 Oct 2014, 12:47 pm

Spa Day. Two of a woman's favorite words to hear, right? 

Better yet, how about a weekend get away with a little spa action? With the holiday season right around the corner, your mind and body could use a break to mentally prepare for the craziness of the upcoming season, trust us. 

1. It's a weekend at the Fairview Inn...need I say more? Let someone else clean the room and make the bed while you sit back and enjoy the Fall weather and have a cocktail in The Library Lounge.  

2. The Fairview Inn has a full service nomiSpa on site to help soothe all your cares away. 
Check out all the amazing package offerings here.

3. With an onsite restaurant, 1908 Provisions, you can hide in the Inn and avoid cars, traffic, and chaos for as long as you like. We won't ask you to leave or rush you, we promise!

4. Oh, and that fore-mentioned restaurant, 1908 Provisions, boasts an award winning chef, brand new dinner menu just released this week, and they're serving up Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner + Sunday Brunch. BAM!

5. The Fairview Inn is a pet-friendly facility, so if the boarding fees are making you wary..no worries, just pack fido a leash and bring 'em with you!

6. IT. IS. FALL.
That really should be excuse enough, Fall is here, and it is simply breath-taking. The Fairview Inn is located in Greater Belhaven Neighborhood, within walking distance of restaurants and the Eudora Welty House, just to mention a few.

7. Oh, and because it's Fall we're offering a fabulous Fall Special on Rooms - get more details here.

8. The Fairview Inn is located in central Mississippi in Jackson. The area here has tons of options to keep you busy all weekend (or week)! Here's a list of TWENTY-FIVE of our favorite things to do locally

9. One of the best parts of the Fairview Inn is the history and 'southern-ness' of the Inn. What better way to experience the history and get a little southern culture in that visiting a historic inn & rocking on the front porch while sipping on a southern crafted cocktail? Not much.

10. Last, but most certainly not least, because you my friend are over-due for a weekend. Studies prove that at times we all need to unplug and recharge. It's good for the soul. So plan your trip now and let us help you rejuvenate while you relax tucked away at the Fairview Inn for a few days.

We'll see you soon! 

Sweet Tea and Southern Sayings 24 Sep 2014, 10:27 am

Being in the Deep South we often say things or hear things that don't sound odd to us but when heard by someone else might sound very strange.

One example would be when we ask for tea- we either ask for sweet or unsweet. This is strange because unsweet (when you really think about it) means that the tea was sweet to begin with and then went through an unsweetening process that resulted in the tea no longer being sweet. This is something that doesn't sound odd until you start thinking about it!

A second commonly used phrase is "Oh! Bless your heart..." This expression is commonly used when Southerners need an excuse for speaking ill of someone. Example- "She's as ugly as a mud fence, bless her heart." Even though the line was an insult it is made better by showing that you, in a way, feel sorry for the person.

These are a few others that are our favorites:
"He could sell a ketchup Popsicle to a lady wearing white gloves." Meaning the individual is so good at persuasion that he or she could talk his or her way into anything.
"You can't get blood from a turnip." Meaning you can't get something from someone who doesn't have it.
"She's as crazy as a Betsy Bug." Meaning just plain crazy.
"Madder than a wet hen." Meaning just plain mad.
"He's like a bull in a china shop." Meaning that he destroys everything he touches/makes lots of noise.
"We were just sittin' around chewin' the fat." Meaning talking about nothing really in particular- just chatting.
"Don't count your chickens before they hatch." Meaning a risky act of assuming the outcome.
"She was all over him like white on rice." Traditional Southern saying about something that cannot be separated or that traditionally go together.
"You can't see the forest for the trees." Meaning you can't see the big picture because you're looking at all the wrong things.

So, next time you find yourself sittin' around chewin' the fat and sippin' on some sweet tea (or unsweet) try to use a few of these sayings!
Check out more sayings here: Southern Sayings or More Southern Sayings

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

New Stage Theatre 2014-Jackson MS 5 Sep 2014, 10:13 am

New Stage Theatre 

The city of Jacksons' talented production company is ready for the spotlight starting September 9th. New Stage Theatre is 50 years of age and still counting. The company emphasizes contemporary works and classics, providing high standards of quality and professionalism. The New Stage department offers very impressive programs, internships, curriculum, and much more.
The company produces 5 shows per year in addition to others, including a Christmas and children's show. The staff is truly remarkable. Although the stage may be known for classics, there are a number of promising new works in the making. 
Go ahead and purchase your tickets for a New Stage showing,(you won't be disappointed) and stop by 1908 Provisions for a "Before the Show Dinner Special!" Make your reservation now!

Appetizer & Entree
Entree & Dessert

Tuesday-Friday & Sunday Brunch

For more information on New Stage Shows/Tickets, click here!

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2014- Jackson, MS 22 Jul 2014, 8:48 am

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights

August 16, 2014 

                 It's that time of year again when local friends and family swarm the streets of Belhaven. The hottest festival in town is celebrating its 10th Anniversary the night of Saturday, August 16. This event has been named Top 20 Event in the Southeast. 
                  Live music, amazing food, local handcrafted art, children's activities, silent auction and a raffle will be expected. Did I mention 5 stages of live music? Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Indie Rock and Acoustic will be heard. The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation is who will take credit for this magical night. The Foundation focuses on historic preservation, economic restructuring, green space enhancement, and safety. With future things in store, this Foundation has made a name for itself and they only plan on going up from here. 
                The Fairview Inn has been fortunate to participate in the event for the past few years and look forward to the years to come. If you know anything about having fun, you'll be sure to attend this Summer tradition. Come out, have a ball, and support the city of Belhaven.                                                 

For more information on the festival, click here
Follow Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights on Facebook for updates. 

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

"The Hollars" Movie- Jackson MS 9 Jul 2014, 2:13 pm

The Hollars Movie

Jackson, MS

Once again, Jackson, MS has been chosen as another set location for an upcoming film. Jackson native Tate Taylor, director of the film "The Help" and latest "Get On Up," truely sees stardom in his hometown city. Actor and director of "The Hollars" film, John Krasinski, must share a similar vision in the city of Jacksons' screen potential.

"The Hollars" producer Tom Rice described the comedic film as," blending the emotion of Steel Magnolia's with the youth-oriented relevance of Garden State." John Krasinski will star as the main character, a New York artist who has to return home when his mother requires brain surgery. Pitch Perfect actresss, Anna Kendrick, will play Krasinski's girlfriend as he reconnects with old and quirky family and friends. "This is one of the best scripts I've read, period," Krasinski says in a statement reported by Screen International. "James has written one of the most tough-minded, sweet, funny and accurate stories about family I've seen. I am lucky to have a script  like this to direct... and to have this cast is simply surreal."

The film is set to begin shooting very soon. "The Hollars" can join the list of set located Jackson, MS movies such as: "O, Brother Where Art Thou, My Dog Skip, A Time to Kill, The Help, and Get on Up." The Belhaven district and city of Fondren are thrilled that their small town is to represent another upcoming film. Jacksonian's are looking forward to "The Hollars" debut.

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

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