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Elopement Venues in Memphis, TN

wedding portrait at Woodruff Fontaine House Museum in Memphis, TN

Congratulations, you just got engaged! Now you must be looking for the best spot to tie the knot, right? Fortunately for you, Memphis is a stunning place to get engaged, get married, get some rest, get an adventure going… It offers many gorgeous locations – from mansions and chic art museums, to riverfront venues. However, finding the perfect fit can be challenging, because there are so many cool and intimate wedding venues in Memphis. But no worries here! To help you, I have curated a list of some of my favorite elopement venues in Memphis, TN.

Midtown Memphis Elopement Venues

Woodruff Fontaine Museum

Plan an unforgettable elopement at the Woodruff Fontaine Museum! The stunning and historic wedding venue is a 19th-century historical mansion where weddings have been a tradition since 1871. It features antique furnishing, breathtaking grounds, and French victorian charm that makes for perfect photos of your special day. I have photographed here a few times and it has quickly become one of my favorite venues to photograph. The staff is amazing, the house is so, so cool, and the grounds are just beautiful.

An intimate, close up wedding portrait of a couple in the tower of Woodruff Fontaine Museum, photographed by Wandering Creative, Memphis elopement photographer
Woodruff Fontaine House Museum, Memphis, TN
view from the top of the stairs as a couple dances below at the woodruff fontaine house museum in Memphis

Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood’s historic grounds are stunning if you are looking for a memorable venue. Its beautiful settings form the perfect backdrop for your special event. The primary event venue boasts of beamed-ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring natural beauty inside. Several outdoor locations are available, including the cottage garden and paved area for elopement weddings. 

Brooks Museum of Art

This museum is another one of my favorite elopement venues in Memphis, TN, and one I highly recommend. The Brooks Museum of Art is an excellent site with outdoor galleries and terraces that are such cool spots for a private ceremony. It is a flexible wedding venue with the potential to realize any vision. I adore this extravagant site, because it offers lots of ease and flexibility regarding elopements! Check out their elopement packages, or, if you’re really feeling it, meet me on the steps for a quick ceremony to seal the deal!

Hi-tone Cafe

If you and your partner are big-time fans of rock’n’roll, get hitched at this fantastic music venue! Exchange vows at the place where some of the most incredible bands like Those Darlins and Elvis Costello have ever played. AND…my band Laramie. We played here many a late night years ago. The owner, Skinny, is the absolute kindest and coolest guy, so you want somewhere that not only has music history, but love from locals, this is it. A small wedding venue in Memphis that is perfect for modern and eclectic couples.

Botanic Gardens

Get ready to realize your dream elopement at the Botanic Gardens! MBG is one of the best elopement venues in Memphis, TN, featuring 96 acres of enchanting gardens, woodlands, and stunning indoor spaces. Exchange vows in front of the Japanese Garden of Tranquility famed red bridge, in the rose garden, or in any other spot. Your wedding ceremony will undoubtedly be perfect-nothing short of magical.

A newly eloped couple walks together by the fountain at Memphis Botanic Gardens, photographed by Wandering Creative

Downtown Memphis Elopement Venues

Metal Museum

First up: The Metal Museum! A scenic venue situated right in the heart of Memphis. Nestled beautifully on the Mississippi River, the venue enables you to celebrate a memorable elopement. The grounds are beautifully dotted with century-old trees that give an elegant backdrop for the ceremony or reception. But, if lots of nature isn’t what you’re looking for, there is plenty of incredible sculpture art around. There are numerous outdoor sites suitable for both elopements and intimate gatherings.

Central Station Hotel | A Retro/Modern Elopement Venue

The hotel features a perfect blend of historic architecture with contemporary design. The Central Station Hotel provides one-of-a-king of settings that you will most certainly fall in love with after you say “I do”. You will absolutely marvel at the customized chandeliers, high-end engineering, and original train station that has been carefully restored. It’s modern meets retro, and let’s not forget the iconic vinyl wall. You’ll definitely want a photo :)

newlywed couple smiles at each other as they walk in front of the vinyl wall at Central Station Hotel in Memphis, TN

The River Inn | A perfect venue for an intimate gathering

If you dream of exchanging vows as you overlook an incredible riverfront, one of my favorite spots is the River Inn. Here, you have access to scenic views of the Mississippi that cannot be found anywhere else in Memphis. You can have an intimate gathering at the Terrace at River Inn, or just elope in Harbortown and have some portraits done in and around the hotel. The choice is yours :)

Bridal portrait at The River Inn, photographed by Tennessee Elopement Photographer, Wandering Creative
The River Inn, Memphis, TN
A bride and groom share their first dance immediately after leaving the alter as husband and wife in an intimate ceremony at Terrace at The River Inn.
Terrace at The River Inn, Memphis, TN

How do you like this list of the most stunning elopement venues in Memphis, TN? I hope this eases some stress! Also, most of these venues offer elopement packages to meet your needs. So whether you are planning to have a courthouse wedding or elope in a cool Memphis venue, this city will take care of you :)

And if you’ve gotten this far and are sold on a Memphis elopement venue, but don’t have a photographer yet, have a look at my portfolio and…book me :) Elope in Memphis! Do it :)