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.

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners  Corporate & Non-Profit Events Private Events

Hughes Pavilion

Click here for Hughes Pavilion General Information 

Click here for Floor Plan 

  • Non-moveable projector screen and unequipped AV cart (projector not provided)
  • Expansive woodland and garden views
  • Catering kitchen
  • Free parking
  • A selection of tables and chairs

Winegardner Auditorium

Click here for Winegardner Auditorium General Information 

Click here for Floor Plan 

  • Podium with microphone and lapel microphone, projector, and non-moveable projector screen
  • Gallery access
  • Catering kitchen (no access for daytime events)
  • Free parking
  • A selection of tables and chairs

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

Click here for Dixon General Venue Rental FAQs  

Click here for Approved Caterers & Suggested Vendors List

For a closer look at our two venues and property, please take our virtual tour, gifted to the Dixon by Simply Delicious Caterings in 2014 as part of a special event. Please note that that the tent frame shown at the Hughes Pavilion is a rental, and certain areas of the property have changed since then (including new carpet in the Auditorium in 2015 and the Hughes in 2016, new seating outside the main museum entrance in 2015, and semi-regular paint color changes in the Catmur Foyer).

To see a dollhouse view and 3D tour of the Hughes Pavilion, please view our Memphis Wedding Venue 3D listing, gifted to us in 2017 through the generous sponsors of this project.


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