From intimate to lavish, the Brooks offers the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners and weddings in Memphis. With unique spaces and world-class exhibitions, the Brooks can accommodate groups from 50 to 1,000 guests for an evening event.

Elegant Evenings

Whether you are hosting an intimate dinner for a few guests or an extravagant gala for hundreds, our experts will partner with you to design a memorable event. From the spacious Dunavant Rotunda to the smaller, more intimate Marble Gallery, the Brooks has the perfect space, large or small for your event.

The Brushmark Restaurant provides a sophisticated setting for any occasion. The space with its sleek design and panoramic windows, leads you onto the outdoor terrace for a breathtaking view of Overton Park. The Brushmark professional culinary team can create an exciting array of menu options, from delicious canapés and hors d’oeuvres to extravagant six-course seated dinners.

Afternoon Affairs

Escape from the ordinary with a relaxing meal in a luxurious setting. Whether having an intimate wedding or hosting a bridal shower for fifty, the Brook’s unique atmosphere provides a welcome respite from the every day. Our professional staff can customize your luncheon to accommodate any need. From festive floral arrangements to distinctive table decorations, the Brooks takes care of the details. 

Social Event Gallery

Plan your social event!

We offer our full attention in planning the details of any affair. The Brushmark Restaurant provides a variety of menus to fit the needs of your group and palette. For daytime or evening events, please email or submit a Rental Request Form online.

Housed in part in the original Beaux-arts style building, a registered U.S. National Landmark, the Brooks' rental facilities offers:

  • Accommodations for up to 1,000 guests

  • All-inclusive event package with glass-ware, china, linens, flat-ware, security, etc.

  • Free parking for guests

  • Original 1916 entrance with classical marble columns

  • A variety of unique settings, including a romantic courtyard, classical galleries, and breathtaking views of the park on our outdoor terrace

  • Seasonally tented terrace to protect against sun or rain

  • Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium with seating for 257

  • Full-service, professional staff

  • Our director of catering and special events can assist in arranging for music, flowers, and other ancillary services.

  • Outdoor tents in the plaza

  • Audio tours for adults and children are available in both English and Spanish for those who enjoy viewing at their own pace*

  • Special rates are available for certain tours with advance reservations

  • Free admission for bus drivers and guides/escorts

  • Use of the Member Lounge

* For an additional fee, the museums galleries can be open for viewing the collection at your leisure 

Facility Rental Information


Private Event Hours

6 pm to 11:45 pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Semi-Private Event Hours

Please contact the Special Events department to see how we can accommodate your event during museum hours. Please email

Scheduling & Contracts

A date is guaranteed upon receipt of a signed contract and facility fee.



The Brushmark Restaurant can provide a variety of menus to fit the needs of your group and palette.

AV/Technician Fees

There is a $30 charge per hour of in-house tech service. When an in-house technician is not available for your event, an approved AV company may be hired to support an event within Memphis Brooks Museum of Art facilities.

Coat Check

Coat check service is available at an additional charge.


Valet parking is available at additional charge. Free parking is available in the surrounding area to the museum.

Louis Ritman
American, 1892 - 1963
Country Still Life, ca. 1948
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Louis Ritman Estate, Marguerita Ritman, Administrator 82.4
© Estate of the artist