Artful Entertaining

Plan your next event at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Whether you are looking for a unique location for an office meeting, an elegant venue for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, or a stylish space to host a special party, our facilities offer the opportunity to experience the lush gardens and stunning artwork for which we are known. We offer two facilities, the Hughes Pavilion and the Winegardner Auditorium, either of which we can recommend based on your event’s needs.

Hughes Pavilion

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Tucked away in the woodland gardens, the Hughes Pavilion is a beautiful facility that can be transformed to fit any mood. The large skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows of this attractive brick building offer ample light and a panoramic view of the gardens, and the surrounding terraces allow your event to spill outdoors. The Hughes Pavilion is ideal for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, luncheons, dinner parties, and special corporate meetings and events.

Capacity: 100 seated, tables; 100 seated, theater-style; 125-150 standing

Use of the outside, uncovered terrace space allows for approx. 200 total for a standing reception, or approximately 150 to 175 seated.

Amenities: Projector screen and AV cart (projector and AV equipment not included or available), 100 chairs and a selection of tables, full catering kitchen, parking, and security.

*Chairs shown in the picture above are rentals from an outside company and they are not the chairs included with rental of the space.

Winegardner Auditorium

**The Winegardner Auditorium will be unavailable from mid-April 2015 until early November 2015 due to renovations going on in the museum building.**

The Winegardner Auditorium is an elegant facility located within our museum space that offers guests access to the galleries. With its high ceilings, as well as its sleek, gray walls featuring our Adler Pewter Collection, this space offers a sophisticated location for corporate events and large gatherings. This space is not available for wedding events.

Capacity: 130 seated, tables; 200 seated, theater-style; 250 standing

Amenities: Projector screen, AV equipment, podium with microphone, piano, stage, 200 chairs and a selection of tables, full catering kitchen, parking, and security.

Whether you would like to host a cocktail party, celebrate your wedding, or escape from the office for an off-site meeting, our two facilities serve as beautiful and unique spaces for a variety of events.

For a closer look at our two facilities, please take our virtual tour.

If you are interested in renting a space or learning more about facility rental, please fill out and submit the form below. For detailed inquiries or to schedule a facility tour, please contact Sarah Schiavoni, Rental Coordinator, at or 901-761-5250 ext. 101

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