The Top 10 Wedding Venues in Memphis
We get it. Choosing a wedding venue can be overwhelming. It’s easily one of the biggest wedding decisions a newly engaged couple has to make. It’s not only a pricey slice of your wedding budget, but it also sets the stage for your entire Big Day, dictating everything from the tone of your décor to the number of guests you can actually invite (no pressure, right?).
But, if you’re getting married in Memphis, you’re most definitely in luck. This charming, riverside city is chockfull of venue choices for the soon-to-be bride. Grab your wedding binders and get ready to take some notes, because we’ve gathered some of our top picks to help you select the perfect wedding venue in Memphis.
Driving through the gates and up the tree-lined drive of this 1850s Ilalianate villa will take you back to the antebellum South while simultaneously taking your breath away. Home to hand-painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers as well as seven and a half acres of lawns and gardens, this truly unique wedding venue brings all of the ambiance you need for a romantic ceremony and celebration.Photo by Kelly Ginn Photography Learn more about Annesdale Mansion.
The Peabody Hotel
If your Pinterest board is full of beautiful reception ballrooms, The Peabody Hotel is your perfect match. An iconic downtown Memphis feature, The Peabody Hotel boasts a variety of elegant ballrooms, each a different size and full historic character. If you’re from the Bluff City, you know many a Memphis family with history and found memories in this landmark space. Why not add another monumental moment to such a special place?
One of the oldest properties in Bartlett, Tennessee, Cedar Hall is a Southern bride’s dream. Full of antebellum architecture and allure, this 1846 home has antique rooms for you to get ready in, an English garden for your ceremony, and a sizeable, chandelier-filled stable for a truly Southern reception.
Photo by Kelly Ginn Photography Learn more about Cedar Hall.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Both an art museum and event venue, Dixon Gallery and Gardens offers an intimate space for your special day. The handsome woodlined property hosts scenic spaces for an outdoor ceremony (if you’re a springtime bride, you just might get to toast next to an dazzling tulip display!), and provides a beautiful pavilion for your reception.
Memphis Botanic Garden
The stunning sights and sounds of the Memphis Botanic Gardens goes far beyond just creating a backdrop for your Big Day. It creates a serene outdoor sanctuary. The site offers many areas for garden weddings, but we think its standout space is an enchanting wooden home nestled in the trees and ready for your nuptials.Photo by Kelly Ginn Photography Learn more about the Memphis Botanic Gardens.
Nested on 25 wooded acres about 45 minutes outside of the city, Heartwood Hall is a historic estate filled with both refined and rustic charm. The property is home to a stately main house, beautiful ceremony garden, private grooms quarters, and of course, a breathtaking, reception-ready barn.Photo by Kelly Ginn Photography Learn more about Heartwood Hall.
The Cadre Building
High ceilings and history are just the beginning at this classic Memphis venue. A glamorous downtown landmark, The Cadre Building is a wedding venue that offers everything you need in one space – a long, magnificent aisle for your ceremony, a balcony for cocktail hour, and a vast reception space that will definitely leave room for dancing. And, since the space is in the heart of downtown, guests are just steps away from their favorite after party location.
Spring Creek Ranch
Perfect for the modern bride with a vision, this warehouse space is a blank canvas ready for your imagination. Propcellar’s concrete floors, tall ceilings, and countless windows offer a bright, airy space that’s eager for fun rental pieces and creativity.Photo by Jon Sharman Photography Learn more about Propcellar.
5 Things You'll Find At Southern Weddings
If you don't see the groomsmen in seersucker suits, we bet that you'll find a guest (or twenty) in pale blue stripes and a bowtie. From our large bridal parties to monogrammed everything, Southern weddings have some special charm. And, of course, you're sure to have a great time.
Host to many a president in its heyday and full of civil war history, Hunt Phelan is a beautiful Greek Revival mansion in downtown Memphis. Even though it’s just steps away from the action of Beale Street (rather convenient for after party fun, we think!), this private, historic estate takes you back in time and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.Photo by Kelly Ginn Photography Learn more about Hunt Phelan.