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Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum

Memphis, TN View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
7 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is a stunning and historic wedding venue located in Memphis, Tennessee. At this venue space, you can plan an unforgettable event in a beautifully designed 19th-century historical mansion where weddings have been a tradition since 1871. From the antique furnishings to the iconic French Victorian design, the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum could make for the perfect setting for a wedding day celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is home to breathtaking grounds, elegantly furnished rooms, and enough space to host a wide variety of weddings and special events. For instance, the Front Lawn of the Woodruff-Fontaine House is a scenic outdoor space surrounded by historic architecture and Victorian era charm. Here, you can host an wedding ceremony that can accommodate up to 200 of your friends and family. Inside, the rustic Root Cellar provides a English-style ambiance, featuring brick, stone, four fireplaces, and space for up to 100 guests.

Services Offered
The staff at The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum provides guests with chairs, tables, and a number of event services so that they can pull off their wedding or special event without a hitch. Some of the services that they offer include:

  • Event rentals
  • Get ready rooms
  • Parking
  • Outside Vendors

History
The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum history dates back to the 19th century, when it was built into Millionaires Row in 1870. The mansion was owned by two prominent Memphis families, and was eventually passed to the city in 1959. The mansion wasn’t reopened until 1962, when the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities restored the house to its former splendor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Audrie P. Married on 04/24/2021
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    Daughter's wedding

    Jennifer and her volunteer staff are absolutely Fantastic. With the pandemic slight modifications had to be made and she was very responsive on answering the questions regarding changes. We ended up using the Gingerbread House for photo booth due to rain and was amazing..

    Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum's reply:

    Thank you, Audrie! You and Daniel, as well as Randy and Stacey were such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for choosing the Woodruff-Fontaine House and for helping to preserve such a beautiful piece of Memphis history!
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    Reena Married on 02/06/2021
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    Gorgeous Venue

    Working with Jennifer was so easy and she is so sweet.

    My fiancé and I used the Root Cellar. Because of the pandemic, we drastically cut our guest size down and the space didn’t feel empty.

    The Cellar is gorgeous and doesn’t need much decor (Some greenery and flowers on the mantles and wooden tables). We just let the architecture and the house’s natural history shine.

    We decided to use the bridal suite. It is also stunning and made the entire getting ready experience so special.

    You will not be disappointed with Woodruff and Jennifer.

    Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum's reply:

    Thank you, Reena! I wish you and Josh all the happiness in the world. Congratulations and please don’t forget to visit in the future!!
    Jennifer
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    Jodi H. Married on 10/17/2020
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    The perfect place for a wedding!

    My daughter and her husband were married in the garden, and the reception was in the carriage house. The space was versatile, and the landscaping was perfection.

    Jennifer, the onsite wedding/event assistant, is experienced, professional, and very knowledgeable.

    It's the perfect place for a wedding!

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Pricing

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680 Adams Ave Memphis, TN, 38105
9015261469
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Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum?

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum for wedding events?

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offer?

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offer for wedding events?

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum have available for wedding events?

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in average response time, 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service and 4.8 in professionalism.

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