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Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Takes Ownership of ‘Southern Style’ To Create Signature Wedding Package
Here in the heart of the South, home of the Grand Ole Opry and famous for its gracious hospitality, regional culture and traditions are taken seriously. Mint juleps, magnolias and croquet on the lawn are more than the sum of their parts; they are ingredients of a unique American Southern style recognized the world over but most appreciated right at home.

The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, one of the city’s most endearing landmarks, believes that one of the most important events in a man or woman’s life – a wedding – deserves everything that Southern style stands for; hence the concept of the hotel’s Signature Southern Wedding Package.

Pre-wedding amenities and specialty ‘Southern’ cocktails mark just the beginning of this extravagant wedding deal. The package covers everything from “Getting Ready in Style” to spending the night in the hotel’s most luxurious suite.

From an elegantly memorable wedding to the “over-the-top” gala reception and dinner to the smallest detail of decoration, nothing is overlooked in the Signature Southern Wedding Package. Banquet staff, dressed in antebellum attire, greets guests as they arrive. In preparation for the big event, the bride’s hospitality room offers manicures, pedicures, massages and high tea, while butler service and massages are provided to the groom as he and his groomsmen prepare.
Magnolias, hydrangea and white roses, sprinkled rose petals, candelabras, twinkle lights and large candle globes set the tone of the wedding itself, held in the hotel’s romantic outdoor pavilion and accompanied by live music from a string quartet. One of the most enchanting symbols of southern style – a white parasol – is provided as a take home gift for each guest. The hotel also provides the services of a clergyman as well as an experienced audio/visual technician to help capture the moment.

The Maxwell House wedding reception begins with an exclusive one-hour cocktail party in the Crown Ballroom overlooking the Nashville skyline. White gloved butlers mingle with the guests, offering such tantalizing tidbits as cucumber sandwiches, snow crab salad and asparagus and herb cheese phyllo rolls and strolling musicians play. Cocktail tables are carefully decorated in beautiful linen to match the bride’s color scheme. Cameras are provided for guests’ use.

And then, the culmination of a perfect day: a three-course, gala dinner in the Grande Ballroom, with exclusive patterned crystal and china, specialty linen, gorgeous flowers, and live chamber music. Needless to say, the bride and groom can choose their favorite dishes for their bridal dinner but Chef Kevin Randolph suggests his gourmet dual-entrée menu that features beef tenderloin and vol-de-mer, a combination of lobster, shrimp, scallops and lobster cream sauce, and the bride’s choice of wines. Topping it off is the quintessential Southern Style wedding cake, a champagne toast and dancing. The hotel can also provide an emcee for the occasion and a photographer.

Following the reception the blissful couple is whisked away in a horse drawn carriage ride through Centennial Park before beginning their honeymoon in the hotel’s plush suite. To further enhance the moment, the hotel will provide romantic lighting and music CD, the chef’s signature chocolate-dipped strawberries and Champagne; rose petals sprinkled throughout the suite and breakfast in bed the next morning.

The price tag for this extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime occasion? An exceptional value at $50,000 for 250 guests.

About the Millennium Maxwell House
Since the 1860s, the Maxwell House name has epitomized Southern elegance and hospitality in Nashville, providing a welcoming “home away from home” for Music City visitors, ranging from inventor Thomas Edison to singer Alicia Keyes. Located in the Metro Center Business Park, the Millennium Maxwell House is just five minutes from downtown and offers fantastic views of the surrounding city. Guests can take advantage of free, scheduled transportation to the airport and a number of top entertainment, dining and shopping attractions. Additional highlights include Praline’s restaurant, which offers casual dining in a welcoming and authentic Southern setting, Maxwell’s Lounge, 26,452 square feet of banquet space for up to 1,000 guests, including a 10th floor ballroom with 20-foot ceiling.

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts
Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 19 holdings in The Americas, and the company operates properties including: Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport Hotel, Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St. Louis; Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House, Boulder; Millennium Hotel, Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Anchorage; Millennium Resort, Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch; and the Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville. MLC holdings outside of the Millennium brand include the Millenium Hilton in New York City. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, call 866-866-8086 or visit www.millenniumhotels.com.

Millennium and Copthorne Hotels comprises of over 110 hotels with over 29,000 rooms worldwide. Our marketing alliance partner Maritim Hotels has 47 hotels with 13,069 rooms in 9 countries. For more information please visit www.millenniumhotels.com or www.maritim.com.