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Situated in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the Metal Museum is a scenic wedding venue. Nestled on the Mississippi River, this venue invites you to celebrate in its atmosphere of intimacy. It sits just south of Memphis’ downtown area and so maintains a sense of vibrancy alongside its position surrounded by nature. The grounds are dotted with century-old trees for an elegant backdrop to your wedding. This venue offers numerous outdoor sites for ceremonies and receptions, alongside pre-wedding gatherings like engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. It also welcomes elopements, for more intimate gatherings.
Facilities and Capacity
The Metal Museum offers a unique space in its gazebo, which is constructed of historic casings. It can be used as a ceremony site or a focal point throughout your day. The river bluff terrace can be tented for shelter from the weather, and it can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests. In the past, couples have carefully planned their ceremonies to take place as the sun sets over the Mississippi River for an unforgettable celebration of your love. For larger celebrations, all of the grounds are available for you to reserve for your wedding day. These can then be tented and can fit up to 800 people. Some of this space can also be used as a dance floor, so you can dance the night away. Parking is available for your guests’ convenience.
Rental rates for the Metal Museum include the attendance of a staff member to ensure your use of the property runs smoothly. Across its numerous acres, the grounds contain a sculpture garden which you are welcome to browse and use for wedding photos. Should you wish, you can arrange for bar service to attend your reception, perfect for if you are hoping for a sophisticated cocktail hour. The team welcomes you to choose your vendors from their list of trusted businesses to complement your vision for the day.
The museum is conveniently located in the city of Memphis. A selection of hotels is close at hand, for those who need somewhere to stay. Chickasaw Heritage Park is within walking distance of the museum if you or your loved ones are hoping to explore the area. If you have guests flying in from out of state, Memphis International Airport is less than a 20-minute drive away.
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Sunset Wedding on the Bluff
As far as value goes, we chose the Metal Museum for the reasons I just mentioned but as we got into the process, we realized what a value the venue is too. I'd recommend the Metal Museum as the perfect place for any sort of celebration but you can't beat the romance of the river, the old trees, and the perfect sunset for a wedding. Our guests still talk about the perfect party that took place that night.
Fantastic spot! No decor needed, the scenery speaks for itself.
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