Dixon Gallery and Gardens 4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
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Tucked away in the woodland gardens, the Hughes Pavilion at the Dixon is an elegant facility that can be transformed to fit any mood. The large skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows of the Pavilion offer ample light and a panoramic view of the gardens, and the surrounding terraces (which can be tented by an outside company) allow your event to spill into the outdoors. Our sprawling, 17 acre grounds house two garden spaces to choose from for a ceremony: the sweeping expanse of the South Lawn and the more intimate circle of the South Lawn Stage.  

The Hughes Pavilion is the perfect setting for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, and it can accommodate up to 200 for a cocktail-style reception, or 100-120 seated inside (plus 50-100 seated outside). With this beautiful space, you receive complimentary parking and a parking guard, a selection of tables and chairs for use at the Pavilion, a full catering kitchen and other amenities, and a Dixon manager-on-duty to help manage the venue.

If you're looking to host a gorgeous garden ceremony, or a reception or rehearsal dinner hidden away in the quiet expanse of the woodlands and flower gardens, the Hughes Pavilion at the Dixon is an ideal location. 


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Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite ParkingOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering Allowed
Venue Style
Fairy TaleOther Venue Style
Venue Type
Botanic Garden / ParkMuseum / Gallery