Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117 Map · Phone number
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 1 to 200
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About Dixon Gallery & Gardens

[Please contact the Dixon for the most up-to-date availability and pricing. The WeddingWire calendar does not necessarily show the latest open and booked dates.]

Tucked away in the Woodland Gardens, the Hughes Pavilion at the Dixon is an elegant venue that can be transformed to fit any style. The large skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows of the Pavilion offer ample light and a panoramic view of the woodlands, and the surrounding patios allow your event to spill into the outdoors. Our sprawling 17 acre grounds house two garden spaces to choose from for a ceremony: the sweeping expanse of the South Lawn and the more intimate circle of the Bowlin Stage.

The Hughes Pavilion is the perfect setting for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, and it can accommodate up to 200 for a cocktail-style reception using both the inside and the patios, or ~80-120 seated inside (plus
~50-100 seated outside) for a sit-down/served meal. Wedding rental includes:

  • Complimentary parking and a parking lot guard (valet services not offered)
  • A selection of tables and chairs for use at the Pavilion, as well as setup and breakdown of those tables and chairs
  • Ceremony rehearsal time (if applicable) and engagement photo time
  • A Dixon manager-on-duty to help manage the venue during your event (please note, the Dixon does not provide wedding coordination services)

The Dixon is also partnered with Park+Cherry by Chef Phillip Dewayne to provide onsite catering; catering costs are separate from the venue rental fee and more information is available at http://www.dixon.org/venue-rental.

The Dixon is perfect for lovers of classic architecture, beautiful gardens, and lush woodlands, and its unique role as a garden and gallery open to the community means you can visit and enjoy the place where you said "I do!" for years to come. Please visit http://www.dixon.org/venue-rental for more information.

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21 Reviews for Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kare W. · Married on 05/08/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Magical Wedding Reception

    Could not have been a more perfect location and night for our reception! Staff was great too!

    Sent on 05/11/2021

    Dixon Gallery & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! Y'all really did have the perfect night and everything was beautiful!
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    Brittney · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The BEST of Memphis and Mid-South

    We wanted an private, intimate formal garden wedding. Dixon was all of that and some. The venue is naturally beautiful. The grounds are well kept and the staff is absolutely the best. Sarah Catmur does a masterful job as event manager. The cost of venue rental also includes membership for 1 year to the Dixon. WELL worth it. Awesome events throughout the year and networking. Love, Love, Love. Not so hidden gem that is fabulous for weddings!

    Sent on 10/11/2019

    Dixon Gallery & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Brittney! Your wedding was absolutely stunning and a pleasure to host. We loved the way you chose to set up the reception space with an elegant seated meal outside and music and dancing inside--unique and a great fit! Thank you for choosing the Dixon!
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    Megan · Married on 05/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    The best venue in Memphis

    I can't imagine having my wedding at any other venue in Memphis. The Dixon is SO beautiful, we hardly did any decorating -- it wasn't needed. Sarah Catmur was incredibly thorough and professional. I don't have any complaints. If we could do it all over again, we'd pick the Dixon every time. It really made our wedding special.

    Sent on 08/16/2019

    Dixon Gallery & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! Y'all's wedding was absolutely gorgeous and we're so happy we got to be a part of it. Best wishes!

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Dixon Gallery & Gardens Pricing

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Price Rates

Dixon Gallery & Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 7000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tents
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    July
    August
    December

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Team of Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Sarah Catmur

Sarah Catmur

Venue Rental Coordinator

Sarah started at the Dixon in July 2013 in an admissions position, and moved into her current role as Venue Rental Coordinator in February 2014. She's been on both sides of the table--as bride and as vendor--having gotten engaged at the Dixon in April 2015 and married there in April 2016--so she knows the ins-and-outs of Dixon weddings from all vantage points.

Profile photo by Madi for Kelly Ginn Photography, 2020.

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9 Endorsements

  • Tiger City Entertainment Wedding DJs

    I've played the Dixon many times! What a beautiful venue and lovely staff.

  • GOD Squad Wedding Ministers Wedding Officiants

    Great location staffed by caring personnel who are committed to making your wedding ceremony memorable. Convenient, professional, and Bride-friendly. We HIGHLY recommend! A+++

  • Rockin' Robin DJs Wedding DJs

    We love working special events with our trusted friends at The Dixon. Rest assured if you host your event at the Dixon, you will be in good hands and a wonderful location.

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  • 4339 Park Avenue Memphis, TN, 38117 See on map
    9017615250 (101) (Phone number)
    9016820943 (Fax Number)
    Offices open Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm; the Venue Rental Coordinator is normally in the office Mon.-Fri., during office hours, depending on the event schedule. Museum property open to the public Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1pm-5pm.
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Dixon Gallery & Gardens?

Dixon Gallery & Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Dixon Gallery & Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Dixon Gallery & Gardens for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Dixon Gallery & Gardens for wedding events?

Dixon Gallery & Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Dixon Gallery & Gardens offer?

Dixon Gallery & Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Dixon Gallery & Gardens offer for wedding events?

Dixon Gallery & Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Dixon Gallery & Gardens have available for wedding events?

Dixon Gallery & Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Dixon Gallery & Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Dixon Gallery & Gardens is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in average response time, 5.0 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.