The Rustic Cypress

​"Where Southern Tradition Meets Timeless Beauty" 

The Rustic Cypress (formerly Dennan's Steak House and the Root beer Saloon) is located on beautiful acreage scattered with hardwood trees in Sumrall, MS.  With a combination of Rustic and Chic Décor, this venue is perfect for a diverse range of taste. Our vision is to provide a beautiful venue with all the amenities of a larger venue without the expense that comes with the larger venues.  We offer very affordable packages and work hard to accommodate everyone according to their needs.  

Built from rustic hardwood cypress, this is a venue for all occasions: weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, small proms, family reunions, business meetings, work-shops and conferences.

The building is over 2,800 square feet and can accommodate up to 200 people. An attractive wrap-around porch with rocking chairs and cypress bench adds character to the building front. 

With three reception areas, you have several options in deciding how you want your event set up.  The bar, located in the front of the building, is ideal for coffee and drinks.  It also provides additional space for a dessert bar.  The reception/party room is strung with lights and has a one- of-a-kind barbed wire chandelier.  This room has a stage that is great for a band or DJ.    
A large variety of props and decorations (including an oak arbor and photo booth) are available.  A large suite provides a comfortable space for the bride and her party.  It also serves as a meeting area.  A loft with a privacy curtain overlooks the main entrance.  This area is for the groom and his guys. 

We have the picture perfect location for an outdoor ceremony!  The oak arbor is set up in front of the large pecan tree.  The pews and chairs are arranged and accented with your personal touches.   With lights strung in the trees and hanging in the back, an outdoor reception is beautiful! 


David and Kimela Runnels​