Amongst the largest and most cherished urban parks in the USA, Shelby Farms Park is a unique wedding destination in Memphis, Tennessee. The Park proposes an escape from the bustle of downtown life for a serene and picturesque wedding celebration amongst verdant vistas and stunning sunsets over Hyde Lake. Complemented by thoroughly cutting-edge facilities, Shelby Farms Park is an ideal location for wedding parties of all sizes seeking a versatile, and distinct setting.
Facilities and Capacity
At the heart of the Park's rolling pastures lies the FedEx Event Center, a multi-purpose space that offers itself as a spacious, modern wedding venue, surrounded by nature. Entering the center’s lobby, guests are greeted by an aesthetic of textured stonework which strikes a natural, tone. The central ballroom is open-plan, creating a sense of boundless space with high cedar-clad ceilings, minimalist décor, and wrap-around windows. Filled with natural light, the room offers spectacular views of Hyde Lake, which guests may enjoy from the venue’s covered porch. The FedEx Event Center’s staff is happy to provide furniture rental, and couples can use their imagination to decorate the space as they wish. There is a bridal suite with private bathroom, floor to ceiling mirrors, and closet space. For couples who wish to marry in the midst of Shelby Farms Park’s natural splendor, the property’s manicured lawn is ideal for a romantic garden ceremony, with a beautiful sunset backdrop. The wedding party may also wish to set up a tent in this private space, and celebrate their reception under the night sky. There is ample parking available on-site, and the center is wheelchair accessible.
The venue’s staff provides an array of services to help those marrying to plan and celebrate their big day with ease. They welcome outside vendors, and have strong links with some of Memphis’ most reputed wedding professionals. They help organize bar services, and work with some of the best caterers in town.