10 Unique Memphis Wedding Venues for Your Big Day
If you don’t envision a traditional ceremony site, consider these Memphis wedding venues instead.
Chimes and Occasions
With the look and feel of an old French chapel, this is one of the most versatile Memphis wedding venues for any theme. When you see the outside of the chapel at Chimes and Occasions, you’d be surprised by its ceremony setting when you open the doors.In the Chimes, you’ll find a beautiful foyer and Victorian antiques throughout for a grand vintage setting. Follow your ceremony with some elegant outdoor wedding photos and a unique reception at the Occasions, its European inspired counterpart.
A rustic wedding doesn’t have to be set in a barn, nor does a garden wedding actually require a backyard to complete the theme. If you want to break free from the norm, consider getting married at the Palladio Group’s Memphis Waterworks. Within this local nursery, you can exchange vows in an indoor space full of outdoor ambiance. From stone fountains, colorful florals and hanging greenery from the rafters, the mismatched elements create a rustic-meets-modern vibe for a unique ceremony.
National Ornamental Metal Museum
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, look no further than the National Ornamental Metal Museum for a unique celebration. Tie the knot with a gorgeous view of the Mississippi River followed by a casual picnic-style or fancy tented reception on the museum grounds. For an extra special detail, you can even make your own wedding rings here, but if that doesn’t sound appealing, opt for one of their large cast-iron stones for guests to sign in. No matter your style, this Memphis wedding venue offers plenty of nontraditional options for your big day.
For all you perfoming arts enthusiasts, is there any better place for a wedding ceremony than a romantic opera house? At Opera Memphis, you can say “I do” in the same space as local productions of The Marriage of Figaro. Decorated with bistro style details and elements, dramatic overhead lighting and gorgeous drapes, we love the modern-meets-classic vibe of this venue.
Pink Palace Museum
For a more vintage, theatrical setting, this Memphis wedding venue offers more than just a unique ceremony space. Within the walls of this mansion, you’ll find sophisticated decor and details fit for more elegant events. The whole museum flaunts a historical castle-like ambiance unlike any other in the area.
Memphis Cotton Museum
Located downtown near the Peabody Hotel, the story behind this Memphis wedding venue is pretty unbelievable. Built in 1922, this building served as a major trading space in the cotton industry. Today, the Cotton Exchange Trade Floor’s arched windows, 30-foot ceilings and charming details create the space for some seriously stunning weddings.
Dixon Gardens & Gallery
If you’re not from around Tennessee but you’re eyeing Memphis for a venue full of Southern charm, consider the Dixon Gardens & Gallery. Originally the residence of two prominent Memphis philanthropists, this 17-acre wooded site and museum celebrates the history of the region dating back to 1939 through its art. Its event space has floor to ceiling windows that overlook garden terraces, making it an exceptional spot for an artsy Americana wedding.
409 South Main
Bare brick walls, slightly scuffed up floors and rustic wood beams set the scene for a shabby chic wedding theme at this Memphis wedding venue. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the South Main Arts District, this wedding venue is the perfect spot for an urban chic ceremony. Afterwards, see what the neighborhood has to offer for your wedding photos – seriously, how sweet is this vintage sign for a backdrop?
While sweet country weddings are appropriate to the region, it’s also fun to see Southern weddings incorporate more royal and regal details. If you agree, then maybe the Cadre Building is just the place for your ceremony. This wedding venue has that cathedral-esque atmosphere combined with luxury for something totally different. Out of all the Memphis wedding venues, this one takes the cake for a formal black tie party with Art Deco ambiance.
Big Cypress Lodge
Out of all the Memphis wedding venues we’ve seen, this one is definitely one of the most unique. From sitting on the observation deck to riding the world’s tallest free standing elevator, you’d be surprised at the amount of things there are to do at Big Cypress Lodge. Inside this giant glass pyramid (yes, you read that right), you’ll find duck lodges, tree house suites and a Governor’s Suite all overlooking the swamps and city of Memphis. If this place doesn’t fit your style, maybe one of these Memphis wedding venues will.