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Hidden Gems: Meet Priscilla Erwin and Brooke Everhart of The Leslie Alford Mims House

Today we’d like to introduce you to Priscilla Erwin and Brooke Everhart. 

Hi Priscilla and Brooke, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
We each began within the wedding industry. Brooke owned a local catering company and I owned a wedding planning business. When the opportunity presented itself to renovate and restore a historic property in Holly Springs with the ultimate goal of opening a wedding venue, we jumped at the chance. Brooke and I put our own blood, sweat, tears, and money into restoring the 7,000 square foot home built in 1840 to its original glory. Opening in 2015, we’ve now hosted hundreds of weddings and special events for couples from all over the world. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Renovating a property is never smooth. We’ve definitely had our fair share of struggles with opening and maintaining such a grand property. The biggest struggle we faced was in 2020 when Covid hit and completely shut down the events industry. We instantly faced the fear that the wedding industry and our business may never recover. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about The Leslie Alford Mims House?
The Leslie Alford Mims House welcomes all couples and provides a unique, historic space to get married. We are all-inclusive regardless of gender, race, or background. In addition to giving the couples an opportunity to plan and host the wedding of their dreams, we also offer all-inclusive options for couples including elopement and micro-wedding packages. If desired, we can provide a one-stop-shop for weddings. We are most proud of creating a safe and inclusive space for couples to get married while honoring and boasting historic character. 

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
We host events of all sizes and not just weddings. We also offer a space for life celebrations or corporate meetings and retreats. People can support our business by spreading the word and letting people know about us when they hear of someone planning an event or getting engaged. We also welcome creatives to use our space for photography sessions or branding workshops. 

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