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Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Memphis, TN View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
23 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

[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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$7,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,000

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

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

23 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Betsy K. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Best in Memphis

    The Dixon is the most beautiful and romantic wedding venue in Memphis. The grounds are gorgeous and well-kept, and all our guests commented on how amazing the venue itself was. We also loved the indoor/outdoor aspect of the venue.
    My original wedding was planned for June 2020 and the coordinator at the Dixon kept us updated with COVID, gave us options, and made the rescheduling process easy. She is very helpful and responsive to all messages and questions. They also provide so much information in their information packets and can give examples of layouts, etc.
    I would 1,000% recommend and 1,000% have another event at the Dixon!

    Dixon Gallery & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We know COVID really changed plans, and shifting into 2021 was a tough call to make, but you and your vendors were so understanding, gracious, and patient through the whole process and, in the end, y'all had such a fun and beautiful celebration! We're so happy we were able to be a part of it and we wish you the best!
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    Kare W. Married on 05/08/2021
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    Magical Wedding Reception

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

    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
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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!

    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!

Awards

  • 23
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Hall & Alex
    33 photos · 05/13/2018

Pricing

Team

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Tiger City Entertainment Tiger City Entertainment Wedding DJs

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

GOD Squad Wedding Ministers 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 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.

Preferred Vendors

Map

4339 Park Avenue Memphis, TN, 38117
9017615250

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 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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