Many of us that have grown up in the Memphis area have fond memories riding on the Grand Carousel at the Memphis Fairgrounds. Little did we know at the time, our memorable ride was to become an important part of Memphis history.
The city of Memphis is home to one of the oldest wooden carousels in the United States. Built in 1909, it truly is a national treasure. Unfortunately this treasure has been sitting crated up and almost forgotten.
We have been fortunate to reach an agreement with the city of Memphis to use and care for our beloved carousel. After a careful restoration, we have now reopened at the Children’s Museum of Memphis to share with city!
This space is now used to delight children and parents everyday with ride on the quarter hour. At night, the space is transformed into an elegant and bright venue for galas, weddings, fundraising events, bridal showers, and even birthday parties! Contact our Carousel Events and Operations Manager today to schedule a tour of the venue space for your next event!
While allowing you to bring in caterer of your choice, The Memphis Grand Carousel provides all the tables/chairs/setup you need for your event. With access to customizable LED lighting, AV packages, projector and screen, portable stage and wireless mics.
Click the following link to our video tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxA57yTB73w
Also, check out this link to a recent wedding featured in Mualuchibridal: https://www.munaluchibridal.com/classic-captivating-carousel-wedding-in-memphis/
Here is another article from Katie Allred at Persusasion Photography on hosting weddings here at the Pavilion: https://persuasionphotography.com/memphis-carousel-pavilion-wedding-venue/
Listed as Memphis Magazine's Top 6 Bluff City Wedding Venue: https://memphismagazine.com/features/theres-a-place-for-us-six-extraordinary-wedding-venues/