Weddings & Catering
McClain Lodge is your home away from home. With 26 different unique rooms, we offer the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenic views. It’s not uncommon for wedding parties to arrive on Thursday and enjoy a relaxing weekend in comfort and style. Looking for your next corporate retreat? Let McClain make it easy for you.
Have you ever wanted to pet a zebra? Ever wondered what a buffalo looks like up close? Ever wish you were surrounded by exotic animals that you could never see in Mississippi? McClain Safari Tours is the answer for you! With hundreds of animals to view and over 40 different exotic species, we offer an experience like no other.
Weddings & Catering
Where family and friends gather, love abounds. Weddings at McClain range from quiet, intimate affairs to boisterous celebrations of life and love. Whether your planning your wedding or looking for someone to cater your next event, our catering team can create a menu to fit any theme. No matter how you envision your special day or event, let us help you make it a dream come true.
With everything either grown on the McClain farm or locally sourced, it just doesn’t get any fresher. With seasonal offerings of ripe-off-the-vine veggies, freshly harvested honey, hand-picked fruits, or the jams and jellies made from them to everything you need to grow your own garden. Our Farmers Market is stocked with unique items and seasonal essentials that is certain to delight anyone.
General Store & Outfitters
Hand-crafted gifts, locally sourced goods, and unique items to set your home apart. Plus, our fully stocked Outfitters shop will get you ready for a hike or hunt in the great outdoors. Browse before your meal. Or stop by anytime to shop ’til your heart’s content!
Guests can enjoy our delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner Buffet, or order from our menu of savory specialties in the main dining room. Wanting an intimate gather with family or friends? The Steakhouse is for you! Our staff will cater to your every need while giving you a dining experience like no other. After the plates are cleared, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail in our Tavern and enjoy the ambiance of McClain.
Your staff was courteous, professional, friendly, and responsive. We’re still receiving emails and texts from our guests raving about the outstanding buffet - the food was truly exquisite and creatively presented. I can see why McClain’s Lodge is a sought after wedding and event venue - you’re a class act and you helped make our party memorable. Thank you
Had our wedding here and loved the experience! they were able to handle my special requests and made our big day easy! Everyone loved the food and the Lodge was a great place to stay for our wedding night!
Great place for ANY event! They ROCK!
Everything was absolutely perfect! I don't think I'll ever get tired of mentioning this place or visiting. The venue itself is breathtaking, and there are so many natural sights to take in and explore. The catering was the best I ever had; I wonder if we can just come back to eat? HA! The value was phenomenal for everything that we were able to receive (a beautiful venue, the best customer service, delicious food, and did I mention: zebras?)! & Thank you, Mrs. Angela, for being with us every step of the way, even when Roosevelt was being a Groomzilla.
It's Beautiful! A place that you can Just lose yourself in the elegance of the atmosphere .
My husband and I had the pleasure of attending the 30th Annual Charity Ball of the Rankin County JA's. It was wonderful. We also had a cabin to stay the night. So nice and cozy, very accommodating, a bed to die for, very roomy. Have made plans already to attend next year. Thanks McClain Lodge.
Very nice, peaceful, calming, serene place set way back on a huge acreage with several unique & exotic animals roaming the grass lands at the edge of the woods. The lodges and cabins are very well appointed in a rustic but elegant stained wood. You just feel at home as soon as you arrive. Trees, stream, Chapel in the backdrop with a wooden walking bridge from the lodges. The staff was wonderful! The catering was very nice and delicious!
Angela and the staff at McClain Lodge were nothing short of AMAZING! They made our wedding weekend absolutely PERFECT! The food at the rehearsal dinner & reception was DELICIOUS! The property was breath takingly GORGEOUS! The reception hall was BEAUTIFUL! I cannot say enough how sweet and polite the staff was! They made the weekend flow so smoothly! They truly went above and beyond anything I ever expected! It was such a wonderful experience! Thank y'all so much!!A testimonial would go here
McClain Lodge is the perfect atmosphere for a perfect wedding. As the father of the bride I wanted to be sure Lauren had everything she dreamed of on her special day. Angela and her staff helped to make it come true. The lodge is beautiful. The food was delicious. It was a good as it can get. Thank you McClain Lodge for helping us make her dream come true.
McClain Lodge truly gave my husband and I the "fairytale wedding." From the beautiful scenery, to the elegant atmosphere of the reception hall, our day was absolutely perfect. The staff went above and beyond to make everything wonderful. Thank you could never be enough.
We've had a long and fruitful relationship with McClain Lodge, hosting on average two student events each year. The facilities are fabulous and the level of service we receive from their staff is exceptional.
The food by McClain Catering was delicious as usual. We have so much fun out there. It’s just beautiful. Each year we say that was the best party then the next year no that was the best party and on and on... We loved the bench around the fire pit - that was perfect!
Thanks so much for the delicious food! McClain Catering is getting top notch reviews from my senior adults for our Valentine's Banquet.
Tony, Thank you for the wonderful food at our March 27th Board Retreat. We had a wonderful experience - the food was amazing! And, the hospitality was overflowing. I am coming back one day to make fluffly biscuits with you! Thanks again.
Angela, Thank you for your work in organizing our rehearsal dinner. Debbie and I got so many compliments from family and friends on McClain Lodge, to the food and the service. Everything was well done! Please thank your staff: especially Tony, Leroy and Melissa. They all made this special occasion even more memorable.
We just wanted to say thanks for everything. It was a wonderful event and our Mom thoroughly enjoyed herself as did our guests. The food was great and so was your staff. Thanks again!
Please accept my sincere appreciation for your help for our Hearts for Heroes awards ceremony. Our sixth annual event was one of our best yet! This year, we recognized firefighters from Brandon, Cleveland, Columbus, Flowood, Gulfport, Greenville, Diamondhead, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake and Olive Branch. In addition, we were honored to have Governor Bryant in attendance. Thank you for your commitment to the Mississippi Burn Foundation. We look forward to having our event at McClain Lodge next year!
Thanks so much for everything and for letting us use your beautiful property. You guys do an amazing job and we will tell everybody we know how highly we recommend it. Everybody at the wedding had a great time and kept commenting on how nice of a location we picked. Sarah and I are both very thankful for all of your help and hard work. We appreciate McClain Lodge very much!
Angela, thanks so much for all of your help… from day one until the end on Saturday! We could not have asked for a better staff to assist us with all of our needs. Hats off to Chef Tony… he was wonderful!
I work at TempStaff and have the honor of being in the Rankin County Leadership Class this year. I just want to thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful property for our overnight retreat! It was absolutely breathtaking and a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work preparing for, setting up, & working the event Tuesday night to make sure it was a success. We had countless compliments how great the food was. I don't think anything could have been any better. I hope to have the pleasure of working with ya'll again.
I just wanted to tell you again how much we appreciate everyone yall did to make Brandi and Michael's wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner the type experience it was. All your staff was great to work with and so particular with things, making sure everything was covered for everyone. And - the food was GREAT! I cannot tell you how many compliments I heard on the food, place, staff and everything. Please tell Tony and everyone we said thank you!
Elegant, beautiful setting, beautiful sunset, immaculate grounds. I didn't see one glitch in the evening! It was spectacular! I would recommend this venue for anyone planning a wedding or other function! So glad I was there to experience it!
5 Star Beautiful place for any event! The staff is the best I have ever worked with. And I must say Angela is the BEST; she did everything possible to make our wedding everything we asked for ..... thank you Angela and thank you McClain Lodge.