After a careful restoration, we have reopened the 1909 Dentzel Carousel at the Children’s Museum of Memphis to share with city!
At night, the carousel ballroom is transformed into an elegant and bright venue for galas, weddings, fundraising events, bridal showers, and even birthday parties! Contact our Carousel Events and Operations Manager today to schedule a tour of the Carousel Pavilion for your next event!
Click this link for a virtual tour: https://youtu.be/MsF7Yuvb4_M
Also, check out this link to a recent wedding featured in Mualuchibridal: https://www.munaluchibridal.com/classic-captivating-carousel-wedding-in-memphis/
Here is another article from Katie Allred at Persusasion Photography on hosting weddings here at the Pavilion: https://persuasionphotography.com/memphis-carousel-pavilion-wedding-venue/
Listed as Memphis Magazine's Top 6 Bluff City Wedding Venue: https://memphismagazine.com/features/theres-a-place-for-us-six-extraordinary-wedding-venues/
2 Reviews for The Memphis Grand Carousel Pavilion and Ballroom
Recommended by 98% of couples
2 User photos
Summer · Married on 09/20/2014
So much fun!
I had my wedding here in June. The staff is amazing and helpful and the venue makes for a super fun atmosphere!Sent on 12/05/2019
The Memphis Grand Carousel Pavilion and Ballroom's reply:Thanks so much, Summer! It was a beautiful night and we are honored to have been your venue for your special day!
Janessa · Married on 07/27/2019
Magical Wedding night!
My matron of honor suggested this venue because she's a member of the Children's Museum (no they do not offer discounts to members). At first I was hesitant, it was so untraditional, it didn't seem big enough. and the museum doesn't close until 5pm, which would make us have an evening wedding. But after touring other venues in the area, I could not pass up the value of the venue. The price was very reasonable and the accommodations included free parking, tables, and chairs. In addition, you can bring in your own caterer and bartender! SOLD! Throughout the 10 months of planning, the event planning staff at the museum was very responsive and was always open to ideas and concepts especially since they're a fairly new venue. We were able to hold our rehearsal there the night before and they had already set up all 28 of my guest tables and I was in total shock of how much space there was!! On the wedding day everything went smoothly and once decorated the space exceeded my expectations! The hall were our ceremony was held felt very intimate and in the reception area the lights off of the carousel created an atmosphere of love that's indescribable. Oh, and the bridal suite was huge!! My wedding day was perfect and I would highly suggest this venue to any bride seeking a venue for intimacy and character!Sent on 08/07/2019
The Memphis Grand Carousel Pavilion and Ballroom's reply:Thanks so much for the review, Janessa! It was a beautiful wedding and were honored you chose to hold your special day here at the Children's Museum Grand Carousel Pavilion --it's not often that money spent on venues goes STRAIGHT BACK to support kids in Memphis and the surrounding communities! The best wishes to you and Justin!