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The jersey retirement of two time Super Bowl and four time Pro Bowl champion Eli Manning deserved only the best celebration - especially in the home of his alma mater.

Oxford's elegant Graduate Hotel sought to deliver their guests three days of receptions and activities to honor the retirement of Ole Miss Football's #10 jersey and the career of one of college football and the NFL's most prolific quarterbacks.

Behind the Scenes and our partners met the challenge with spirit, color, and unmistakable Ole Miss flair. 



With the audiovisual experts at Nolan, Inc., we took advantage of the generous natural light and rich acoustics of The Coop, with additions to the terrace lounge that complemented the décor in subtle and inspiring ways. The Number 10 LED lights on the terrace, provided by Alpha-Lit, were a particular guest favorite.

Our team decorated the space with Ole Miss red, white and blue colors, from the red carpet ropes to the rich blue ribbons wrapping The Painted Cookie's delectable treats. We added inviting and conversational seating spaces for guests both inside and outside. And we topped off our work, literally, by designing an evening cocktail reception for private, VIP guests on the hotel's roof top. 






Laughter, memories and clear skies were the highlights of our celebration of Eli Manning, with guests describing the three-day event series as the perfect commemoration of such an inspiring career.


"Everyone who ever saw or encountered Eli Manning was inspired by his energy," said one attendee. "On and off the field, he's left an incredible legacy, and really embodies what Ole Miss is about. What better place than this beautiful event on The Square to celebrate that?"

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