Guest Accommodations

The Madison Hotel
79 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
(901) 333-1200

The Madison Hotel is right in the center of downtown Memphis with a short walk to tons of fun activities - and has a fabulous rooftop with a view of the Mississippi River!

Official hotel of the wedding weekend & where transportation for the wedding is provided.

Things to Do

Sun Studio Tour
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

Delve into more than 50 years of fascinating history on your guided tour of Sun Studio. Step back in time to when legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded albums that made their mark on the history of music.

Sun Studio is one of the most famous and important recording studios in the world for a very good reason—this is the place where the blending of blues and country tunes gave birth to rock 'n' roll. Experience outtakes from recording sessions and touch Elvis Presley's first microphone, while admiring the priceless memorabilia.


Hours: Sun Studio is open 7 days a week from 10am - 6:15pm.

**Tours begin at the bottom half of every hour from 10:30 - 5:30.

Tickets: To visit the studio there is no need for reservations or vouchers. All tickets are booked day of and in person.


National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
(901) 521-9699

National Civil Rights Museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history — from the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality.

Hours: Thursday - Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tickets: https://www.civilrightsmuseum....

Graceland
Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA

Check out incredible tours of Elvis house - see his collection's of songs, movie footage and clothes over the years.

There are 2 airplanes decked out with gold seat belts and purple velvet seats and beyond to amuse you! Have fun.

Hours: Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Tickets sold on website: https://www.graceland.com/visi...

Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
901.333.6500 | ZooInfo@MemphisZoo.org

Memphis Zoo serves as a crown jewel for the city. It is Memphis’ highest attended attraction and has been ranked the "top zoo in the country". The Zoo’s conservation programs circle the globe – from cooperative programs in China for giant pandas to local efforts to save the Louisiana pine snake.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Tickets: https://www.memphiszoo.org/buy...

The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
(901) 529-4000

The Peabody Memphis Ducks are the main attraction at this downtown Memphis historic hotel.

The Legend of the Ducks......

Back in the 1930s Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Tennessee sippin' whiskey, and thought it would be funny to place some of their live duck decoys (it was legal then for hunters to use live decoys) in the beautiful Peabody fountain. Three small English call ducks were selected as "guinea pigs," and the reaction was nothing short of enthusiastic. Thus began a Peabody tradition which was to become internationally famous.®

In 1940, Bellman Edward Pembroke, a former circus animal trainer, offered to help with delivering the ducks to the fountain each day and taught them the now-famous Peabody Duck March. Mr. Pembroke became The Peabody Duckmaster, serving in that capacity for 50 years until his retirement in 1991.

Nearly 90 years after the inaugural march, ducks still visit the lobby fountain at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

** Watch the ducks march daily at 11:am or 5:00pm! Suggested to arrive 30 minutes early to get a good seat. Enjoy coffee or drinks while watching.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126, USA
(901) 261-6338

Stax of American Soul Music is a museum located in Memphis, Tennessee, the former location of Stax Records.

Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday - Sunday

Tickets: http://shop.staxmuseum.com/tic...

The Rendezvous
52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
(901) 523-2746

The Rendevous is an epic downtown Memphis BBQ spot that has (in my opinion) the best dry rub ribs & sausage cheese plate you will ever eat!

Hours: * Don't take reservations and always crowded BUT worth it! Expect a 30 minute wait or more depending on party size.

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm

Friday: 11:00am to 11:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am to 11:pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Central BBQ
2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
(901) 272-9377

Central BBQ is a great Memphis top rated spot for BBQ. Great spot for a quick lunch to grab a BBQ sandwich or BBQ Nacho's (a favorite!).

MIDTOWN: 2249 Central (901) 272-9377 * Original

DOWNTOWN 147 E. Butler (901) 672-7760

Hours: Open daily 11:00am - 9:00pm

Railgarten Diner
2158 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
(901) 504-4342

Railgarten is an outdoor oasis that offers music, outdoor games, ping pong, volleyball, food, drinks and fun!

Opens at noon Thursday - Sunday

Loflin Yard
7 W Carolina Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
(901) 290-1140

Loflin Yard is a bar, restaurant, and event space, but above all else, it's a haven in the heart of downtown. Grab a bottle from the wine rack, order food from the patio window, and settle inside or out. No matter which house you pick, you'll feel right at home in the Yard.

Hours:

Wed - Thurs 4pm to 11pm
Fri 4pm to 1am
Sat 11:30am to 1am
Sun 11:30am to 10pm

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
(901) 291-8200

Bass Pro Shop and it's observatory has one of the best views in Memphis. Enjoy fishing, boating, campaign, shooting, bowling - this is your place!

Hours:

Thursday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm


Big River Crossing
Big River Crossing, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

The Crossing is the longest public pedestrian/bike bridge across the Mississippi River, providing dramatic views of its ever-changing landscape. By connecting Main Streets in Memphis and West Memphis, the BRX ties together urban, rural, and natural areas and gives users recreation options unique to each setting.

Hours: Free and open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm