Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Avenue

Gulfport, MS 39507

Phone: (228) 897-6039

Make “once upon a time”, “happily ever after”, and everything in between come true for your wedding and/or reception at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Picture seven and a half oak-canopied acres with a beach view to fulfill that fairy tale from your dreams. Indoor and outdoor space available for up to 500 guests complete with a state of the art Viking kitchen.

Facility Info
  • Description Lynn Meadows is the unique venue for your special occasions or events! The Frank House, the grounds and the museum make this place the most magical place for any occasion. The area can accommodate from 2–400. The Grounds offer six acres with beautiful oak trees and a breeze from the Gulf. Use of the grounds includes The Pavilion, and The Tree Houses - access to the actual museum is not available. Weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and company gatherings are just a few examples of events that can be hosted on the grounds. Discovery Center and Grounds has capacity for 300 indoor seating and 500 standing reception. When you rent both the grounds and the museum you get the use of the six acres as well as access to the museum. Your guests will have a enjoy attending a cocktail reception inside this unique venue and on the grounds.
  • Largest Room 4200
  • Reception Capacity 400
  • Theatre Capacity 400
  • Audiovisual equipment on-site
  • Days & Times Available for Rental
  • Catering services on-site
  • Furniture available on-site
  • Linens Available on-site
  • Outdoor access (Patio, Gazebo, etc.)
  • Banquet Capacity 400
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 400
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

  • Apr 29, 2017

This class is hosted by Harrah’s Gulf Coast and Magnolia House by Kelly English. Kelly English is a James Beard Award semifinalist and was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine in 2009. English’s reputation proceeds him, thanks in part two of his award-winning restaurants, Restaurant Iris and The Second Line. Both are both in Memphis, TN, and have created quite a stir on the local culinary scene. Chef Josh Mitchell leads the Magnolia House team in its daily operations, and was hand-selected and trained by English. He looks forward to wowing you with a menu “rich in flavors from Southern-Louisiana,” all taken from the Magnolia House menu. Come prepared for a hands on class and then enjoy a Kelly English inspired meal. 

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport

  • May 6, 2017

Join Mississippi food writer and photographer Julian Brunt and partner Kim Wilson as they welcome guest Dr. Marie Leonard. She is a French sociologist busy writing a book about social issues in modern France, but  is an avid cook and a vegetarian to boot. She is from Provence, perhaps the culinary epicenter if Europe and todays menu is all about some of her favorite foods from home. We start with a classic pairing of goat cheese, and a crusty baguette, it’s about as simple a pairing as you might imagine, but with Marie’s special touches, delicious. We move on to a classic ratatouille, made with garden fresh onions, peppers, zucchinis, and tomatoes. We will end with a classic French dessert, madeleines, a buttery sponge cake you will never forget.