A Piece of Small-town History, Now a Place of Celebration
For over 60 years, the corner of West Prairie Street and Boulevard served the village of Vicksburg as a car dealership and a landmark. Ask anyone in our small town for directions and they still might include the phrase “cross the tracks and turn at the old car dealership.” Generations of families have visited this building to buy their first car or to get their oil changed, but after being a part of the community for over half a century, the dealership moved. The building laid vacant for several years and our father, Dan Oswalt, went from thinking “someone should do something to that old building” to “we should do something.”
So we did. Our name pays tribute to the countless cars that drove through this lot and to the history of the railroads in our small town. With lots of help from family, friends and our amazing community, a massive renovation project turned an abandoned car dealership into a place where memories are made and love is celebrated. R&R was planned and built by our family and friends over the course of two years. We hosted our first couple in September of 2018 and we are honored by the many other couples who have chosen us for their wedding day.
R&R Weddings and Events is owned by Dan and Kelly Oswalt, two lifelong Vicksburg residents, and the venue is managed by their daughters, Megan, Emily and Katie. From the beginning, our goal was to design a venue to accommodate your unique style: romantic, industrial, rustic, vintage, or chic - you can transform the space to your vision. Our passion is serving couples who use our space to celebrate their love.
From your first visit to the venue to your first dance on the dance floor, we are here to support you. We offer a R&R Planning Guide, regular open houses and online resources, we are here for you every step of the way.