OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Inn at Ole Miss has been approved for qualified resort status giving it the ability to serve all types of alcohol.
The state granted The Inn resort status on July 25.
Ole Miss Alumni Association Executive Director Kirk Purdom says this shift in status was essential due to the given demand by customers and guests to have the option to serve all types of alcohol at special events held at The Inn.
The Inn was previously able to serve wine and liquor using third-party vendors, but beer was not an option.
“This will allow us to better serve our groups and events, and any existing groups that are already booked at The Inn can now add beer to their bar service,” said Gaye Bukur, the facility’s general manager.
Purdom says this designation will focus on enhancing the stay of guests and alumni.
“We’ll also have the ability to serve beer in addition to wine and liquor at wedding receptions and other events held on the premises – an amenity that we believe will entice more families and groups to choose The Inn as they look to be able to eat, meet and sleep under one roof,” he said.