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.
2 Reviews for Shelby Farms Park
Recommended by 96% of couples
Caroline N. · Married on 11/10/2020
Love the Park! It's such a beautiful space!
Love the Park! It's such a beautiful space! The folks were incredibly helpful & responded quickly to all my questions.Sent on 02/22/2021
Susan S. · Married on 11/07/2020
Beautiful venue for a wedding reception
The setting was beautiful for some of the wedding pictures by the water. The ballroom was perfect for a Covid reception. The staff was more than knowledgeable and helpful in planning. I loved being able to see all the pictures of past events. This helped with decorating ideas. My only complaint is the alcohol service. It is too expensive. We had a problem with having to buy all that alcohol and not be reimbursed for all the extra wine, etc that was left over. In our case, we had a lot left over. It made us wonder how many times all that wine has been paid for again and again from other events.Sent on 03/17/2021
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