Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117 Map · Phone number
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About Dixon Gallery & Gardens

[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:

  • 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
  • A catering kitchen
  • 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 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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18 Reviews for Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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

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    Brittney · Married on 10/05/2019

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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    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

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      5.0
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      5.0
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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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    Adam & Sydney · Married on 06/16/2018

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    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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Dixon Gallery & Gardens Pricing

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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? $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,500.00
  • 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? $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 600.00
  • 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? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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? Clean Up, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • 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

Real Weddings

1 Event

  • Oct Sat

    Art on Fire

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    • When:
      Oct 19, 2019 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Location:
      4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, Memphis

    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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

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

  • GOD Squad Wedding Ministers
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    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
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    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, Tennessee, 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. Museum property open to the public Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1pm-5pm.

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