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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:
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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Kare W. · Married on 05/08/2021
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!
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!
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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.
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.