Lichterman Nature Center, based out of Memphis, Tennessee, is a wedding event venue that features lush gardens, native wildflowers, scenic lake views, beautiful bridges, and a gorgeous gazebo nestled in the heart of nature. With all of these gorgeous features, this venue can serve as the perfect event backdrop for your wedding. Previous clients of Lichterman Nature Center have utilized the facilities for amazing wedding photography, and if you book time here, you'll have plenty of locations to make beautiful memories as well.
Facilities and Capacity
Located on 65 acres of lush woodland space, Lichterman Nature Center offers a variety of possibilities for your event, whether you are looking for an indoor space or an outdoor space. The venue also has convenient, ample parking and is located a few miles from both the Poplar Avenue/I 240 Poplar Avenue and the Ridgeway/Nonconnah Parkway exits. The event spaces include The William A. Loewenberg Visitor Center, which offers access to one of the five outdoor pavilions. The Visitor Center is equipped with an excellent catering kitchen with prep tables, warmers, coolers, an ice machine, and a three-compartment sink. This building also features additional spaces, including a 1,500-square-foot Learning Center with decks overlooking the nearby lake and a retractable wall that can separate this room into two smaller rooms. Couples can also utilize the 2,600-square-foot Orientation Area with 20-foot glass windows, a massive stone fireplace, and observation decks overlooking the lake. Lastly, take advantage of the 1,600-square-foot Classroom with a retractable wall that can separate this room into two smaller rooms and offers direct access at ground level to the boardwalk over the lake. Lichterman’s Davidson Special Events Pavilion is also available for couples who prefer an open-air facility. This outdoor pavilion offers 2,160 square feet of flexible event space, a stone fireplace, a serving kitchen, restrooms, and 18 picnic tables. The Nature Center is also available and features seats for up to 125 people; this space has spotlights, stage lights, and a raised stage in case you are looking to bring in live entertainment.
Lichterman Nature Center offers event services to bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and wedding ceremonies and receptions. Event services include a bridal suite, a list of outside vendors, complimentary wireless Internet, quality event rentals, setup, and cleanup. The venue also offers chairs and tables for you and your guests, and there is convenient parking as well as wheelchair access.
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27 Reviews for Lichterman Nature Center
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Brittany Humble · Married on 10/06/2019
They were real nice and very responsive. I will recommend to everyone.Sent on 05/02/2019
April · Married on 03/16/2019
If you are looking for an outdoor venue with plenty of scenery, then look no further. Lichterman is absolutely beautiful and provided the best scenery for our wedding. Patti was amazing to work with and was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the wedding planning experience. The prices are very reasonable! I would highly recommend Lichterman Nature Center to anyone thinking about an outdoor wedding and reception.Sent on 03/31/2019
Lichterman Nature Center's reply:Thank you so much April! I loved working with you and Zach and wish y'all the best of everything! Your wedding was beautiful and you looked gorgeous!
Jamie Alberta · Married on 03/02/2019
Accommodating, Great Value, Gorgeous
We had a small pop-up wedding and wanted to be married outdoors. We were concerned about weather and photography permits at local parks. When we came across the Lichterman Nature Center we knew this was a place! Because out wedding was so small, we only paid the admission fee for ourselves and our four guests. However, I was amazed at what was offered for the typical $500 wedding fee--you have an indoor/outdoor space for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. THIS IS SUCH A STEAL FOR SUCH A GORGEOUS LANDSCAPE!Sent on 03/21/2019
Lichterman Nature Center's reply:Thanks Jamie for the great review! You looked so lovely that day! Just want to mention our $500 wedding fee just covers the ceremony site, a one hour rehearsal, rooms to get ready in, and unlimited use of our grounds for photography, which is a lot, but doesn't include rehearsal dinner or reception.....Patti Walsh