What types of events can I hold at Memphis Botanic Garden?

We can accommodate any type of event, large or small. We have experience with wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal luncheons, corporate meetings, holiday parties, dinner parties, celebration of life and more! If you need a space for any event, we can accommodate you!


What all is included with my garden wedding fee?

We include the garden space of your choosing for 1 hour of time for your ceremony and 1 hour of time the day beforehand for your rehearsal. Ceremony chairs are an additional rental to be coordinated by Memphis Botanic Garden.


What is included with my rental fee for Hardin hall, the goldsmith room, or Sara's place?

We include the space for 4 hours of event time, tables, and indoor chairs. All other linens or rental items are an additional rental fee to be coordinated by Memphis Botanic Garden.


Can I bring in my own rental items? (chairs, linens, tents, etc.)

No, all rental items must be coordinated by Memphis Botanic Garden.


How long before the event do I have access to the space?

Typically you will have access to the space at least 3 hours before the start time of your event. At this time, the tables, chairs, and any rental items provided through the Memphis Botanic Garden will be set according to a layout you have approved.


Can I have the space for more than 4 hours for my event?

Additional fees apply


How late can my event last?

All events must end by midnight.


What cleanup is required after my event?

You must take out any items that you brought in. Memphis Botanic Garden staff will break down all tables, chairs, and rental items provided by MBG.


Do you allow caterers who are not on your approved list?

Catering services can only be provided by caterers that are on the MBG Approved List of Caterers. All caterers on the approved catering list comply with all rules and regulations for MBG and The City of Memphis.


What is your cancellation policy?

All deposits are nonrefundable-nontransferable. Cancellation of the facility rental for any reason other than an act of nature or public calamity shall not relieve the lessee from obligation of the rental fee.


Do you have any décor restrictions? (confetti, glitter, etc.)

All candles must be an enclosed flame (i.e. in a glass container). Confetti, glitter, balloons, and artificial flowers are not permitted.


Can I bring in my own alcohol?

Memphis Botanic Garden must provide all alcoholic beverages as well as ABC licensed bar tenders. Please click here for pricing.


Does Memphis Botanic Garden provide any Audio/Visual equipment?

The Goldsmith Room and Sara's Place both have screens, projectors, PA systems, and microphones. Hardin Hall does not have any A/V equipment. Any additional A/V needs must coordinated by Memphis Botanic Garden.