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The Cadre Building--based in Memphis, Tennessee and providing services to wedding couples in the Memphis, Jackson, and Jonesboro areas-- is a historic wedding ceremony and reception venue. With charm, sophisticated elegance, and an opportune location, this Memphis wedding venue is an outstanding choice for your special day. The entire space is available to you when you rent the Cadre Building; the venue offers an elegant 36,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom with an overlooking 2,500-square-foot mezzanine. This space is accented with brilliant chandeliers, intricately crafted columns, and champagne-hued drapery, which means you鈥檒l have plenty of gorgeous locations for stunning wedding photography.

Facilities and Capacity
Built in 1928, The Cadre Building offers 36,000 square feet of Grand Ballroom event space. No matter the size of your event, whether you have 50 guests or up to 1,000, The Cadre Building will be able to accommodate your group. The venue welcomes combination ceremonies and receptions with historic charm, rustic elegance, and a convenient location; your ceremony and reception will have a classic, unrivaled elegance for you to boast about thanks to the accents of the brilliant crystal chandeliers, intricately crafted columns detailed with hand-painted, gold-leaf molding and champagne-hued drapery. All of this beautiful space is available when you book time at The Cadre Building.

Services Offered
The Cadre Building has an experienced staff who will work with you to coordinate your special event. This staff has experience with all types of events, including wedding receptions and ceremonies, corporate cocktail events and luncheons, rehearsal dinners, social gatherings, formal events, proms, birthday parties, baby showers, fashion shows, vow renewals, concerts, non-profit events, and more. The venue offers a variety of services to couples, including setup and cleanup, event planning services, event rentals, preparation rooms, and more. The Cadre Building also has several event items available, including altars and arches, chairs, tables, and lighting. Valet parking is also available to you and your guests.

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Banquet Hall
Historic Building

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

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Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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4.7 out of 5 rating
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94% Recommended by couples

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45 Reviews
Taylor O. Married on 10/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience

Beautiful, large venue. You have plenty of space social distance tables during a Covid-19 wedding and you have an upstairs that you can reserve for people who don鈥檛 want to be around crowds. Staff was very nice and accommodating. You have to purchase alcohol through the Cadre, which was the largest expense we had overall. However, we chose an upper-end open bar package. There are other lower-cost options. This was not a secret or a surprise to us - we knew exactly what we signed up for lol. It just is a lot more than what you might pay a venue to bring your own alcohol. We loved the venue so much that we were willing to take on the extra expense. (I鈥檓 just trying to think of potentially helpful information. This was not a negative thing.)
Stephanie D. Married on 08/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous and Professional

I鈥檓 not one to write many reviews, but if you plan on getting married in the TN area (or even if you鈥檙e from out of town), this is the place to have it! It is an absolutely gorgeous venue, with amazing event planners if you need one! The architecture speaks for itself and honestly doesn鈥檛 even need decor to stand out. It鈥檚 so classy and beautiful, I would make the same choice if I had to do it over again!
Alexandria Married on 11/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Very helpful and loved the venue

Always had someone quickly answering questions and helped us to make it our dream wedding!
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Betsy  McKay
Betsy McKay
Director of Sales

Betsy has been the Director of Sales for The Cadre Building for seven years. She handles the sales and marketing processes for the building and leads site visits of the space. Betsy walks clients through the online reservations system, handles all food and beverage quotes, event enhancement items, and is in charge of client billing.

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Elizabeth Hoard Photography Elizabeth Hoard Photography Wedding Photographers

The Cadre Building is stunning. Staff is wonderful. Always look forward to shooting there!

GOD Squad Wedding Ministers GOD Squad Wedding Ministers Wedding Officiants

What a terrific venue for couples looking for a romantic setting in the Memphis area. The God Squad loves performing weddings at The Cadre Building, with their expert, knowledgeable staff to guide a couple through the most important day of their loves. your wedding is in excellent hands at The Cadre Building. We HIGHLY recommend! The GOD Squad Wedding Ministers

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The Cadre Building frequently asked questions

The space offered by The Cadre Building for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
The Cadre Building offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Cadre Building offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
The Cadre Building offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
The Cadre Building offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Cadre Building is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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