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These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Dec.
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar
$15 starting price
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar
$15 starting price

About

On WeddingWire since 2017

Memphis Botanic Garden is a stunning wedding venue located in the heart of Memphis, TN. Featuring 96 acres of specialty gardens, an arboretum, and plenty of indoor and outdoor event spaces, this venue is a beautiful location for weddings of all kinds.

The Garden was first established as Audubon Park in 1947 by Edward Crump and then-mayor Sylvanus Polk out of a desire to develop a sizeable outdoor space in Memphis. Since its inception, the park has grown into a collection of beautiful gardens due to contributions from various benefactors, including the Memphis Area Wildflower Society. The park was renamed Memphis Botanic Garden in 1966 and has served the community as a place to connect with nature since then.

When hosting a wedding at the Garden, there are plenty of options for ceremony and reception sites. You can have your ceremony outdoors in one of the many gorgeous gardens before heading into an indoor reception venue. The largest of the spaces, Hardin Hall, can accommodate up to 350 guests seated at round tables. This space includes a dance floor and access to a romantic terrace. The Goldsmith Room can accommodate up to 150 guests seated and opens up to a beautiful sculpture garden. The most intimate reception venue, Sara's Place, can host 100 guests seated. Regardless of which site you choose, their professional event coordinators will work with you throughout the planning process and provide you with a list of their approved caterers and vendors. Wedding ceremony packages are available and can be either standalone or added to any venue rental. The event staff will take care of the setup, break down, and clean up of included items so that you can relax and enjoy your special day.

Our Rentals team is ready to make your dream a reality; schedule a tour today to find your perfect space at the Garden.

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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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Garden
Museum
Park

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
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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80% Recommended by couples

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36 Reviews
Krista
Krista Married on 10/17/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Place

There seems to be some problems with the responsiveness of the event coordinator in the past. The current coordinator, Robert, is very responsive to any calls and emails I had in the year leading up to the wedding.
The Botanic Garden itself is a beautiful venue. There are a lot of places to have lovely pictures taken. We had our ceremony at the Blecken Pavilion and the reception at the Goldsmith Room and Sculpture Garden. There鈥檚 a good distance between the 2 places so we were able to rent 2 trams. It was very helpful. I, also, liked that they had certain caterers you had to use. It made it easy to choose one we liked.
Crystal
Crystal Married on 09/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Venue

Robert and his team were awesome! They have great communication and various options with the type of wedding you would love.
The downfall of the venue is the bridal suite needs a major update in decor. I kept bumping my head on the chandelier. I'm only 5'1. Also, they need to update their catering list. Most of the cateres are out of business due to COVID. It's not a lot of options. Besides that it was an amazing wedding for us!
Roshaun
Roshaun Married on 05/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful scenery

The scene sets itself! Saved me tons of money on flowers because we literally got married in a beautiful garden! The Blecken and Sara鈥檚 Place were amazing! Would definitely recommend!
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Real Weddings

Denzel & Alicia & Lewis
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Katie & Paul
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Lesley & Jimbo
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Team

Robert Stice
Robert Stice
Assistant Director of Rentals

Our experienced Rentals team is here to assist you in planning your next event at the Garden. From creating a personalized layout specific to your needs to helping you pick the perfect linens and catering, they're here to bring your vision to life. Schedule a tour today to find your perfect space at the Garden.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
DeepBlu Entertainment DeepBlu Entertainment Wedding DJs

Few venues in the Memphis area have the eclectic flair that MBG has. With their many gardens, you can hold a wedding ceremony that suits your style and set the mood that you are trying to create. Also, they have great options for hosting your reception that are hard to match. Plus, Haley Williams provides so much support for her fellow wedding pros to the point that it would be almost impossible for any of us to fail. She treats you like you are family each and every time, and she is eternally there when you need her. From the board room to the garden grounds, you will have a hard time finding someone there that cannot give you answers to your questions and offer help when you need it. The team here at DeepBlu always enjoys performing at MBG, and we look forward to many more years of working with Haley and her team!

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