Woodruff-Fontaine House 680 Adams Avenue • Memphis • Tennessee 38105


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It’s a magnificent vintage mansion. This incredible French-Victorian home was built in 1870 along “Millionaire’s Row,” and lovingly restored in the 1960s. It features carved cypress woodwork, stained glass, hammered tin ceiling details, and pristine period furniture throughout.
  • The event options are enchanting, both inside and out. For indoor celebrations, the Club Rooms and Carriage House provide a “rustic-English” ambiance, with brick and stone detailing, beamed ceilings, and faux fireplaces. Or, you can hold your ceremony on the elegant front lawn, and continue the party in a festive tent set among the dogwood and magnolia trees.
  • Your wedding will help support the work of the museum. The Woodruff-Fontaine House is part of a nonprofit organization that oversees sites important to the Volunteer State’s history and culture. A portion of fees raised by events goes directly into helping the mansion’s efforts, which include maintaining one of the South’s most extensive collections of antique wedding gowns.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,150–4,700/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Rentals include:

    • 12-hour venue access, plus a 90-minute rehearsal
    • Use of a wedding party suite
    • Tables & chairs, kitchen & restroom facilities, WiFi, and outdoor/indoor outlets
    • Mansion photography session for the couple and their photographer
    • On-site representative, security, and event cleanup

    Indoor & Outdoor Venue Combinations
    Carriage House, North Garden, & Front Lawn – $4,700
    Carriage House & North Garden OR Front Lawn – $4,400
    Gingerbread House & North Garden OR Front Lawn – $1,750
    North Garden and Front Lawn – $2,100

    Individual Venues
    Carriage House only – $3,900
    Gingerbread House only – $1,150
    North Garden OR Front Lawn – $1,400–1,600


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 300
Reception Seated 150 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


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Preferred list

Caterer must be licensed and insured.



Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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