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4.9 out of 5.0

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25 Reviews for Leslie-Alford-Mims House

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Randi

Married on 10/03/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Finding the perfect wedding venue was one of the first and most important decisions we made during the wedding planning process. It was easy to fall in love with the charm, beauty, and homeyness of the Mims House. But just as important for me, was to find a venue that would treat our family and friends like honored guests. I hoped that Priscilla and Brooke were going to take care of our guests, the same way that they poured their hearts into the restoration of the Mims House.

Now that our wedding day is behind us, I can say that I am so deeply grateful that we booked this venue. They did just that. And to top it off, they made me feel like a very special bride.

We had a great experience from the first time we toured the home. The owners talked openly and respected our budget. I loved watching the home evolve during our engagement. We were one of the early couples to book at the very end of 2014 when renovations had nearly begun. It was so cool to watch Brooke and Priscilla's vision for the Mims House come together. I adored visiting and exploring as much as I could... And was always welcomed! They even invited us to their grand opening party, and that's when we knew that our wedding wasn't only going to be beautiful, it was going to be FUN. Brook and Priscilla know how to host a darn good party!

Since our wedding, our family and friends gush about how much they LOVED our wedding venue. The bridal suite and grooms suite were extremely accommodating and comfortable. I had a bridal party of 6 and we had plenty of space to relax, spread out, and get pampered. I imagine this venue would be perfect for larger bridal parties too. Did I mention the decor? To die for.

It seemed like this venue has thought of all the small details we would need for our wedding. From extra hairspray, to stocked mini refrigerators, clean bathrooms, and extra umbrellas-- everything was covered. I could go on and on. If you are looking for an exceptional wedding venue, pick Mims!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

Oh sweet Randi. How do we ever thank you for choosing the Mims House to host your wedding and for allowing us the opportunity to get to know you? We adored your wedding. When we envision the perfect intimate wedding, yours will always be the first to come to mind. It was full of love and respect and was dripping with gorgeousness. You and your family are welcome back anytime and we are so thankful to now call you a friend. Let's please get together soon for a little girls' night!

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Grace Evans

Getting married on 03/04/2021

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Amazing!

This venue is amazing. Brooke and Priscilla go above and beyond to make sure that everything is to your liking.

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Kristen

Married on 09/08/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Priscilla and Brooke are amazing! This venue photographs so well. I fool my bridal portraits there and I was so happy with all of the different scenes created in fine house. For the wedding, it was everything we wanted. Our guest raved on how beautiful the venue is. The bridal and grooms suite is perfect for getting ready and makes for some beautiful pictures. The venue staff went above and beyond! I highly recommend this location.

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Tiffany

Married on 06/10/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Priscilla and Brooke were so easy to work with and completely brought my vision to life and beyond. Every detail was remarkable and every guest commented on how beautiful everything was. They calmed my nerves when I panicked a couple days before but they ensured we had everything we wanted and needed. I could not have asked for anything more. I love them so much for making this one of the best days of our lives.

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Tara

Married on 04/14/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I toured the Mims House 4 days after I got engaged & immediately knew it was going to be the perfect venue. It was charming, quaint, cozy & gorgeous all at the same time. Priscilla & Brooke were fabulous to work with from the start & I immediately loved their energy & style!

It was incredibly helpful that they provided a list of preferred vendors. I booked a couple meetings with some (DJ, florist, rentals, etc. ) & they each exceeded my expectations. I knew quickly that if Priscilla & Brooke recommended someone, then that vendor would be amazing. I had most of my wedding planned within the first 3 months simply because of the fabulous recommendations provided by the Mims! I had no idea that by picking a venue I would also be getting some of the best vendors in the industry.

As a bride you spend so much time planning & hoping everything comes together exactly how you wanted it. I can honestly say that it was EXACTLY the way I pictured & I owe that to Priscilla & Brooke. Priscilla met with us a few months before the wedding at the Mims and helped create a detailed itinerary of the day before/day of the wedding. This was so helpful as I was planning details with the rest of my vendors. The day of my wedding, the bridal party got ready in the bridal suite & grooms room. Both are gorgeous with everything you could need -mimosas, steamer, etc. By the time we were ready for pictures it was completely set up downstairs! No arranging tables or decorations - it was all taken care of for me! Each room in the Mims House is charming in its own way so I didn't need a lot of extra fluff/decor.

I pictured a traditional wedding that was whimsical & southern while cozy enough for my guests to feel like they were hanging out at my own house. That is exactly how my guests described it! Since then, we've been told by guests that it was by far the best wedding venue they have ever been to! I HIGHLY recommend the Mims House & it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

Well my goodness - this is the loveliest review ever. We loved getting to know you and work with you. Thank you for choosing the Mims House. Your wedding day was gorgeous from start to finish!

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Patrick

Married on 10/01/2017

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The experience for myself and husband were phenomenal. Priscilla was right on time with everything! I could not have imagined the best day of my life with out her. I would recommend this venue to anyone. It’s simply a gorgeous historic home. Priscilla and Brooke have the best test.

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Thomas

Married on 08/19/2017

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Could not have been happier with this venue. Great folks to work with, beautiful setting, wonderful facility. Highly recommend. They did a superb job with our daughter's wedding.

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Jodie

Married on 08/18/2017

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Our wedding experience here was absolutely amazing. The house looked beautiful and the staff accommodated all of our needs; we didn't have to worry about anything except showing up and getting married.

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Tessa

Married on 07/02/2017

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

It was an amazing wedding! Everything was very organized and beautiful.

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Lauren

Married on 08/06/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My wedding day at the Mims House was absolutely perfect! I would recommend this venue to any bride! Brooke, Priscilla, and all staff on board bent over backwards to make this day totally perfect for me, my husband, my bridesmaids, and my family.
On my wedding day, it started off raining, so we made the call to move the ceremony inside. After a couple hours of rain, it started to clear up, so Brooke and Priscilla made the call to move everything back outside, which included moving chairs and tables for 180 people. The Mims House staff did this no problem at all!
Not only was Mims staff amazing, their venue looks like something straight out of Pinterest. I got ready in the Bridal Suite and the salon (two of the cutest decorated rooms I've ever seen. ) My hubby got ready in the Groom's Suite - very masculine and manly - which was a nice break from all the blush and grey for him! :) The back patio and portico was the perfect spot for my intimate reception. They even had market lights already strung!
My wedding day would not have been the same without the Mims House and their amazing staff. I am truly so happy I decided to get married at this venue!

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Lina

Married on 06/05/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

If I could give The Mims House more stars, I definitely would because they deserve them 100%! From the first day we went to see the Mims House, we knew that our wedding would take place at this beautiful historic venue. All of the staff is truly amazing! They are helpful, talented, sweet beyond words, and impressively organized! We worked with Brooke throughout the entire process and I can't stress enough just how amazing and accommodating she is. Brooke bent over backwards for me multiple times throughout my planning process (at least 3 times) due to some unexpected last minute changes I had to make, and never once did she act like it was a problem for her (... When i'm sure in reality, it totally was). During my 8 months of wedding planning she kept in touch, reminded me of important details & always offered to help me with any of my other wedding tasks, especially when she could sense i was getting overwhelmed with the whole thing. In the end, the Mims House made the planning process very easy and stress free because their contract was very clear and included almost everything, and for the few things I had to do independently, they provided me with references to reputable vendors that I could use (who also did a wonderful job). Our wedding was amazing and ended up truly being... Everything I'd ever dreamed about!
Thank you to Brooke and Priscilla for making sure our day was the best day ever!

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Whitney

Married on 05/29/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The day after getting engaged I began looking at wedding venues (I was super excited! ) and the ladies at the Mims House were the first people I contacted. Brooke and Priscilla quickly set up a time for my fiancé and I come and visit, and we fell completely in love. The house is dripping in beautiful, historic details and you can tell that they poured their hearts into every inch of it's restoration.

My wedding party spent the entire day of the wedding at Mims in their awesome bride/groom suites (and unique hair/makeup room! ), and loved the relaxed atmosphere it created not having to rush over after getting ready.

The downstairs and outside spaces were perfect for our wedding (we had just over 130 guests) to feel intimate but not crowded. The backyard has an amazing paved patio which fit right under the 40x60 tent we rented - and was a lifesaver when a massive tropical storm blew through our wedding.

During our reception I had quite a few guests mention that they had never been to such a beautiful wedding, and how romantic and charming the house was. I absolutely loved having my wedding at the Mims House and working with Brooke and Priscilla. These women clearly love what they do and their creativity and passion are contagious! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing my wedding vision to life!

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Larry and Sue

Married on 05/07/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Mims House was a beautiful location for our daughter's wedding and reception. Brooke and Priscilla worked with our daughter to make sure the venue was available for the wedding portrait, rehearsal, wedding, and reception. They provided delicious food for the wedding party on the day of the wedding. Chairs were provided and set up for our many guests and a bar was set up for those who wanted wine and beer.

Mims House has an ideal location for outdoor dining and dancing. Their staff worked tirelessly to help set up before the wedding and afterward.

We HIGHLY recommend this venue for a beautiful and memorable location for a wedding and reception!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

We can't thank you enough for your kind words. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback and for encouraging others to use our property. Best wishes!

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April

Married on 05/07/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

First of all I had the most perfect wedding! Everything turned out beautiful! The Mims house was such a gorgeous location and I knew it was the place I wanted from the first time I saw it. Brooke and Priscilla were great to work with. The addition of the back patio was fantastic and was so excited that it was ready for my big day. It worked out perfect to be able to have my bridemaids and I get ready at the house. We had drinks and food available the whole day. It was just absolutely perfect and wouldn't have changed a thing :)

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Madeline

Married on 04/02/2016

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had a beautiful day at the Mims house! Brooke and Priscilla were so gracious and attentive on the day of, and their staff set up everything just perfectly. I prepared my own flowers the morning of, and they let me make a mess of the house with buckets and leaves and petals, yet somehow had it beautifully decorated just a few hours later. I had a tight budget, but compared to other vendors in the area with both an indoor and outdoor space, this venue was the best value for me. The house is beautiful, and the portico was perfect for a lovely evening of dancing. Brooke and Priscilla set up a rain plan, floor plans, and went with the flow of all my last minute changes and questions and vendor additions. If I had the chance to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

Thank you for your sweet words! We absolutely loved working with you. You are a true gem, evident by bringing home a gift for us from your honeymoon. We wish you nothing but the best and hope you'll keep in touch!

User6921216

2+ years ago

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

This venue is just absolutely gorgeous and the sweet ladies who run it are simply the best.

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Stephanie

Married on 12/19/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

The Mim's House was the most amazing place for my wedding. The owners of the Mim's house took the time to get to know me, my style, my likes and dislikes, and came up with the most beautiful wedding reception I could have dreamed of. Everything was perfect down to each detail. As a bride, there is so much to worry about, and Brooke and Priscilla took care of all those worries so I could just cherish my special day.

The Mim's House is so beautiful. All my family and friends were in amazement that I found this "secret" place located right here in Raleigh (well, in the heart of Holly Springs).

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Lauren

Married on 09/12/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I have loved the Mims House since I moved to North Carolina in 2007. It's changed hands several time through the years, but Brooke and Priscilla have finally got it right. The house is beautiful on it's own, but Brooke and Priscilla have decorated it in a trendy, yet classic and elegant way. I've always wanted to have some excuse to spend a few hours at the Mims House, and finally decided I would throw my sister-in-law's baby shower there. Brooke and Priscilla were SO accommodating in working with my special requests. They were responsive, professional, kind, and competent during the entire process, from initial contact, to the end of my event. There were approximately 30 attendees at the shower, and most of them commented on how impressed and in awe they were of the venue. Several of my fellow book club members were in attendance and commented that they'd love to have our annual Christmas party at the Mims House. Brooke and Priscilla are now working with me to schedule that event. I would recommend the Mims House to anyone for any special event, big or small. We made some incredible memories in the three hours we were there for the shower, and I finally fulfilled MY dream of spending time in this historic, stunning house. AND, it was affordable to boot!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

Thank you so much for choosing the Mims House for your event and for deciding to host another one! We can't wait to have you on the property again and are looking forward to hosting you and your friends. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so grateful.

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Lisa

Married on 05/23/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I had my husband's 50th birthday party at the Mims House. The house is beautifully decorated and has so much character. The staff is super friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I can not rave enough about their services and have had so many compliments about the party. This is definitely the first of many events we will host there.

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

You were such a delight to work with and we loved every single minute! We hope your husband loved his cake as much as we did. Please come back soon!

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Addie

Married on 05/02/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

This is the BEST venue in the Raleigh/Durham/Cary area.

The Mims-House saved our wedding! With just a few months to go before our big day, our previous reception venue backed out on us. So I reached out to my network and begged for help. A friend recommended the Mims-House and I sent them an SOS right away. Within 10 minutes I had a response from Priscilla, and within 30 minutes I had an appointment on the books to check out the space. We signed on the spot. (Note: With the many other venues we reached out to, it took days if not weeks to either get a response or get answers to our simple questions).

The venue is breathtaking - the owners, Brooke and Priscilla have gone to great lengths to maintain the house's historical integrity, but have added their own chic style to the rooms and suites - we felt like we were in the pages of a magazine spread.
I must have talked to 15 vendors before I connected with Brooke and Priscilla - each vendor had a huge price tag, crazy rules, hidden fees, confining "packages" we had to purchase for this or that etc. The Mims-House was a breath of fresh air. We found the ladies to be very flexible, there are no confusing hidden fees, no crazy rules or stipulations, and price was very affordable for our budget.
I relied heavily on Priscilla and Brooke's expertise to help me get things in order for my big day - they both have many years of experience helping brides like me coordinate and plan for a stress-free wedding - I couldn't have done it without them. They answered all of my questions quickly, professionally, and went above and beyond to help make our day a success.
I can not recommend this venue enough. We will definitely go back to the
Mims-House for our next big party or event! I know we will be in excellent hands.

Thank you ladies! We will see you soon!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

Thank you so much for hosting your wedding at the Mims House. We were extremely blessed to have you come our way and we were more than happy to pick up where the other venue left off. You were an amazing client and we so grateful to have had the chance to work with you. xoxo

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Kenzie

Married on 06/24/2017

4.8
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I knew I wanted old southern charm for my wedding venue- and the Mim's House was perfect! The value for the price is perfect! The ladies who own the house (Brooke and Priscilla) were fantastic to work with and were ready to help with any question or issue that arose!

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Mike

Married on 04/15/2016

4.8
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 4.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

What to say about the staff at the Mim's House, to start they are some of the most flexible vendors I have ever dealt with, in ANY industry! There was not a single detail they were not willing to take care of on the wedding day, all while completely blending in with the wedding party and guests. They did not have tons of questions the day of, they simply took care of everything that we asked for while throwing in plenty of flare that worked seamlessly with the venue. We were able to provide minimal direction after dropping off our decorations and they made the house look amazing! They gave Mims detail that we would have never thought of and it is all due to their imagination, tremendous work effort and pride in their great venue and company(s).

I completely recommend their in house coordinators and featured catering company, the 2 work perfectly together. We did not have to coordinate a single thing between the 2 groups and it was amazing! Everyone loved the food and how the flow of the party went. If you can help it, take advantage of the entire property! We used inside and outside and it was perfect. We did cocktail hour in the house with dinner and dancing outside on the new patio. It started to get a bit chilly so we asked to move the dancing inside near the bar and it was all handled within a few minutes, I honestly don't even remember it happening because it happened so quickly!

I will leave you all with one last thought, I am confident that the Mims will rival any other venue with their professionalism and work ethic, I will always be thankful for all they did for us and I am proud to offer our experience as a glowing recommendation.

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Megan

Married on 09/05/2015

4.8
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We toured The Mim's House while it was still "under renovation," before it was completed, so I had the opportunity to see it become the absolutely stunning venue that it is today! We worked with a wedding planner (Sweet Sarabell) who worked directly with The Mim's House for us most of the time. I worked directly with Priscilla and Brooke on several occasions and they were always very prompt and professional. They were honest and up-front so there were no surprises.

Having the ceremony and reception at the same location was a great decision. Our ceremony was held in the front yard in front of the house and we had 180 guests who fit easily with room to spare!

After the ceremony, guests came inside the house (yes, all 180 of them! ) for cocktail hour. We used the player piano inside for background music. For our regular music, we used a DJ under the covered porch so we could also use that as the dance floor (More savings! No having to rent a dance floor! ) Everyone fit easily with the bar in the center of the house so the alcohol was easily accessible.

All of the alcohol must be purchased through The Mim's House so we did spend more money on alcohol than originally planned. We had hoped to find a venue where we could purchase the alcohol separately and then be served through catering, but since the Mim's House is a historical site, they have to follow a strict set of rules where they must provide all the alcohol. The cost of alcohol was a lot more than we had planned for since they have to markup the sale price since they have to cover our costs. They also have to provide the drinks for getting ready too. No DIY mimosa bar!

One benefit they provided is they worked directly with the rental company for the tent, tables, chairs, linens, etc so we paid The Mim's House directly for those items instead of having to write two different checks but I still got to pick out all the designs and colors.

Overall we absolutely loved our wedding at The Mim's House!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

We loved working with you and your family. Thank you for choosing the Mims House! We are so glad that burying the bourbon worked for you and your wedding pictures are some of our all-time favorites! Best wishes and thank you for sharing your day with us and your experience with other potential brides!

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Katie

Married on 05/28/2016

4.6
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Responsiveness 3.5
  • Flexibility 5.0

The moment Luke and I drove up to this venue we knew it was where we wanted to get married. What a spectacular choice! The house, grounds, flowers, new patio, etc. Were spectacular and so well put together. We loved having access to the entire house for the full day, it made it so special to feel as though it was our home for our closest family and friends all day long. Each room is so well done and it was really fun to be able to bring our own items to add some special elements to our day. We appreciated the discount on the venue that was offered since we booked Priscilla as our coordinator and we really appreciated the flexibility in letting us start our day at the house a bit early than first discussed. Thank you so much for all of the love you poured into this venue, it really shows and it was so appreciated. Thank you.

User5606442

2+ years ago

3.0
  • Quality of service 3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Professionalism 3.0
  • Responsiveness 3.0
  • Flexibility 3.0

There was many points of miscommunication with this venue which did not help with bridal stress but I would still recommend this place for a wedding. It still turned out beautifully and the house is so eloquent and well kept.

Leslie-Alford-Mims House's reply:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We can only improve with constructive criticism and value your comments in regard to working with us. We agree 100% that there was a communication disconnect and that many of the terms outlined in our contract were misinterpreted. We have made it a point to now read each word of our contract with clients prior to signing so there aren't misconceived notions as to what's included and what is not. Despite the confused interperation of these items, we do at least hope you were satisfied with our willingness to absorb the cost for alcohol provided to your bridal party prior to the wedding as well as our flexibility in waiving the bartender fee. We wish you nothing but the best and are grateful you chose Mims to host your wedding.

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