[Please contact the Dixon for the most up-to-date availability. The WeddingWire calendar is not updated regularly and does not necessarily show the latest open and booked dates. The Dixon can book weddings (ceremony-and-reception, reception-only, and rehearsal dinners) up to a year in advance; ceremony-only events may be booked up to 3 months in advance and vow exchange booking times vary.]
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 woolands, and the surrounding terraces (the largest of which can be tented by an outside rental company) 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 newly renovated (early 2019) 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 terraces, or 80-120 seated inside (plus 50-100 seated outside) for a sit-down/served meal. Wedding rental includes:
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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Brittney · Married on 10/05/2019
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!
Megan · Married on 05/26/2019
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!
Adam & Sydney · Married on 06/16/2018
Sarah Catmur rocks! We walked in and fell in love with the entire atmosphere and staff! We cannot wait to have our wedding here and share the secret beauty of Memphis with all our loved ones.Sent on 07/07/2017
Dixon Gallery & Gardens's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so looking forward to working with y'all!
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Join us for the hottest night of the year. Art on Fire is the Dixon's annual education fundraiser-- complete with an auction, fire dancers, food, drink, and so much more! More details to come!
For tickets please call (901) 761-5250 or visit https://www.dixon.org/default.aspx?p=120688&evtid=1447941:10/19/2019.
I've played the Dixon many times! What a beautiful venue and lovely staff.
Great location staffed by caring personnel who are committed to making your wedding ceremony memorable. Convenient, professional, and Bride-friendly. We HIGHLY recommend! A+++
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.