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Host your family, friends, church, or business in the heart of the city. From pavilions with playgrounds perfect for children’s birthday parties, to a beautifully landscaped garden for your wedding, Overton Park has multiple options to make your event memorable.

EAST PARKWAY PAVILION

The park’s largest covered structure, the historic East Parkway Pavilion can hold 100+, provides access to power and water, and is adjacent to a large playground and picnic areas, ample shaded green space, maintained restrooms, water fountains, and the Old Forest State Natural Area. This is the perfect location for large family reunions (over 50 people), church groups, and company picnics.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Weekend and Holiday Rates
AM (8am-1pm): $375
PM (2pm-dusk): $500
All day (8am-dusk): $700

Weekday Rates

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $375

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $375

RAINBOW LAKE PAVILION

This smaller pavilion holds about 40 people, provides access to power and water, and contains picnic tables, restrooms, and water fountains. It is adjacent to the newly renovated Rainbow Lake Playground, making it a great location for a child’s birthday party or small family reunion, and is near ample open green space, extra picnic tables, and the Old Forest State Natural Area.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Weekend and Holiday Rates
AM (8am-1pm): $175
PM (2pm-dusk): $250
All day (8am-dusk): $400

Weekday Rates

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $175

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $175

FORMAL GARDENS

This landscaped area is covered with beautiful white-blossomed crape myrtle trees, and is a lovely setting for an intimate wedding or small event. Tents can be set up on the grounds for weather protection.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $500

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $375

THE GREENSWARD

(available for events beginning in 2021; includes use of Rainbow Lake Pavilion)

Overton Park’s signature open space, the Greensward is bordered by Veterans Plaza to the west, Rainbow Lake to the east, and Rainbow Lake Playground to the southeast. It is ideal for open-air special events that require a lot of space for booths, stages, and recreation.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $2,000

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $1,800

VETERANS PLAZA

This area to the east of the Formal Gardens and west of the Greensward honors America’s veterans. It is reserved for official military functions at no cost, any time of year.

WALK/RUN EVENT RATES

Host your fundraising walk or run at Overton Park! We’ll work with you to develop a race route that fits your needs.

PEAK SEASON RATES (March-October)

Choose AM (dawn – 1pm) or PM (2pm – dusk) time slot

East Parkway Pavilion Staging

$500 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants + $250 East Parkway Pavilion rental fee = $500 minimum) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

Rainbow Lake Pavilion Staging

$250 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants, Rainbow Lake Pavilion rental included) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

WINTER RATES (November-February)

Any time slot you choose between dawn and dusk

East Parkway Pavilion Staging

$250 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants, East Parkway Pavilion rental included) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

Rainbow Lake Pavilion Staging

$250 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants, Rainbow Lake Pavilion rental included) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

STEP 1: CONFIRM AVAILABILITY
STEP 2: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
STEP 3: MAKE A PAYMENT

Overton Park Conservancy anticipates accepting new rental applications beginning the first week of June. Maximum capacity will initially be limited to 100 people, and all events will require a COVID safety plan approved by Overton Park Conservancy. Any event with 25 or more attendees will also require City of Memphis approval of the safety plan, as well as a City of Memphis event permit.

Please note that any event with 25 or more attendees will take approximately one month to move through the City permitting process, so plan ahead when requesting your preferred date.

East Parkway Pavilion restrooms will be open as of May 1, with Rainbow Lake Pavilion restrooms to follow as plumbing repairs are made. Visit our blog for the most up-to-date information.
Please contact Visitor Services Coordinator Fields Falcone at 901-509-3789 or ffalcone@overtonpark.org for clarification or questions.