Yes, you read that right! Memphis enjoys more days of sunshine every year than tan-worshipping Miami, which bodes well for clear skies on your wedding day!
Memphis raised the pioneers of many national music genres, including soul, blues, and rock 'n' roll. From Graceland to Beale Street to Sun Studio, your education on American music begins here.
The largest city on the Mississippi, Memphis is built around river life. Be reminded of simpler times as you watch boats drift by on shimmering waters, or take a trip to Mud Island for the best combo of water and skyline views — an ideal backdrop for wedding pics!
The most important part of your wedding day is the moment you and yours become united in marriage during your wedding ceremony. Whether you want a spiritual or non-spiritual service, work with Memphis wedding officiants to craft a vow exchange that reflects what’s important to the two of you. Find ceremony musicians who are excited to perform beautiful melodies that reflects the mood of your big day (that should be easy here in Memphis!). Too often we find that couples leave the ceremony planning to the last minute, resulting in theirs being impersonal and unmemorable. We don’t want that for you!
The wedding reception, where all your detailed planning comes together to wow your guests. From stunning wedding flowers to excellent catering and unique rentals and decor, you can find it all in Memphis with local vendors guiding you to help transform your wedding venue into a vision that will impress guests and take your day from memorable to unforgettable.
Your Memphis rehearsal dinner will be a blast with your nearest and dearest! From live music and finger-licking-good barbecue to cozy dining and intimate conversations, this city has exactly what you’re looking for to kick off your wedding weekend. Enjoy the time spent with family and friends on the eve of your wedding.
The sparkler send-off doesn’t have to be the end of your wedding celebrations! Dine with your friends and family once more at a farewell brunch for one last hurrah. With mimosas in hand, you’ll make the most of every minute of your wedding weekend.
Warmly greet your out-of-town guests at their hotels with a wedding welcome bag full of Memphis favorites! From Elvis souvenirs to favorite local dry rubs and maps to get around town, you have so many options to choose from. Your guests will love having these special gifts awaiting them at their hotel room.
It’s customary to offer your guests a wedding favor on your big day to thank them for taking the time to attend your celebration, and we don’t think you could do any better than to give guests a locally inspired favor. Think Elvis-inspired shades, fudge from a local chocolatier, or some of your favorite barbecue seasoning! Get creative — your guests will so appreciate the thought you put into it. Before you get started, take a peek at some of our favorite Memphis wedding favor ideas.
Don’t worry — your guests could never run out of things to do and places to see here in Memphis. Encourage them to explore the city between your wedding festivities. Suggest they tour Sun Studio, visit Graceland, or simply stroll down Beale Street. Let them know what your favorite things to do in Memphis are and watch as they fall in love with this city.
The culinary scene in Memphis is much bigger than the sum of its barbecue joints. While Southern soul food may dominate (and for good reason), the city offers up just as many deliciously diverse plates: the all-American prime cuts at Folk’s Folly, the elegant and meticulously crafted French plates at Chez Philippe, and the authentic taste of Mexico at Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana. Explore for yourself and discover the hot spots that are putting Memphis’ restaurant-scape on the map. Thrillist has a few things to say about their own favorite Memphis spots, or you can check out some of our well-researched favorites in the list below.
From a luxurious night’s sleep at the Peabody to a more quaint stay at a local bed and breakfast, wedding accommodations in Memphis run the gamut. Choose a few different places around town that vary in price but are close to the weekend’s festivities and include this info on your wedding website or within your invitation suite to make choosing a place to stay a bit easier for those who may not be familiar with Memphis.
From downtown to nearby farms or even the Memphis Zoo, interesting backdrops for engagement photos abound in this southern city. Check out a few of our favorite engagement photo locations before your big day arrives!
Busting at the seams with BBQ, could there be a better place than Memphis for all the guys to come hang out and celebrate the upcoming wedding? Home to a couple of the world’s favorite boys — Elvis & JT — join the club and bring your bachelor party to Memphis!
The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Memphis events and add them to your radar.
When planning something as complex and significant as your wedding day, sometimes you just want friendly experts to step in and share some pearls of wisdom. Lucky for you, we know people (we’re sitting right here — wink wink). And we’ve got your back: insider tips, exhaustive research, and inspiring takes on all aspects of the planning process, compiled here specifically with your wedding location in mind. You’re just a few clicks away from wedding planning peace of mind...you’re welcome! (No thank-you note required.)
Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Memphis, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry: