Lush outdoor surroundings and well-appointed facilities make the Garden a perfect site for your wedding, reception, business meeting, luncheon, holiday party, or other special event.

Call 636-4106 or email for rental information, or to book an event.

Hardin Hall

Wonderfully versatile, this space will accommodate up to 350 guests for seated dinners and 600 for conference or seminars. Should you choose for your event to flow out to the terrace and adjacent Four Seasons Fountain area, this space is perfect for even larger events. Hardin Hall may also be reconfigured for smaller gatherings.

Goldsmith Room

The Goldsmith Room is part of the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center, originally constructed through a generous gift from the Goldsmith family for the people of the City of Memphis in 1964. Recently renovated, this 3,400-square-foot room will accommodate up to 150 guests, and is ideal for business meetings, luncheons, wedding receptions, holiday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and more. The Goldsmith Room may also be reconfigured for smaller meetings or gatherings.

Sara's Place

Sara’s Place is a beautiful, modern building in the heart of the garden. This building is perfect for intimate dinner parties, wedding receptions, seminars, fundraising galas, birthday parties, and reunions. With 2750 square feet of event space, Sara's Place will accommodate up to 100 people for seated dinners or 150 for cocktail receptions. Should your event flow to the adjoining terrace, or into the Garden, even more guests can be accommodated.

Water Garden Room

This elegant room offers a relaxing view of the Water Garden and accommodates up to 25 people. It is ideal for small luncheons or seminars, and is a popular venue for bridal or baby showers and children's birthday parties.

Visitors Center/Grand Gallery

The combined spaces of Hardin Hall, Goldsmith Room, Water Garden, and adjoining areas provide the ideal setting for trade shows, corporate conferences, fundraising galas, and receptions for up to 1000 guests.

Guest House

Looking for some true Southern hospitality? My Big Backyard's Guest House is not just for children! From the old-fashioned rockers on the wrap-around porch to the outdoor patio and access to My Big Backyard family garden, this special space is available for event rentals after regular Garden hours. Rental of The Guest House includes access to My Big Backyard and is perfect for cocktail mixers, small seated dinners, receptions, even whimsical weddings! Creative event ideas are limited only by your imagination!

Blecken Pavilion

In honor of donors Ann and Robert Blecken, the Blecken Pavilion was built in the spring of 2010 and serves as a beautiful destination for many springtime weddings. Constructed amid the 142-plant Hydrangea Garden, this Pavilion set on a hill is a rustic structure with a striking view of the Garden and the perfect backdrop for a special event. This area also features a restroom/dressing room building.

Lakefront Pavilion

This rustic retreat overlooks Audubon Lake and offers an ideal spot for casual gatherings, company picnics, family or class reunions, and other informal get-togethers. The Pavilion will accommodate up to 800 guests, and it's a great place for the finish line of a charity walk.

Outdoor Events

With 96 acres of specialty gardens and sweeping vistas, the Garden offers nearly limitless options for outdoor weddings, company picnics, family or class reunions, and more. Call us at 901-636-4106 to start planning your next event!

Call us at 901-636-4106 or email for information or to schedule your event.

You are welcome to view any of the available rental areas and the admission fee is waived for all site inspection.

All proceeds from rental events benefit the Memphis Botanic Garden's educational and horticultural programs.


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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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