It’s the day that you have dreamed about since you agreed to be joined together in matrimony – your wedding day. Paul and Holly began their “happily-ever-after” by holding their Elvis-themed wedding at The Guest House at Graceland.
This beautiful bride and her dashing groom planned a day that combined a lot of romance and rock n’ roll.
The Guest House at Graceland has the perfect venue for small gatherings or large weddings such as Paul and Holly’s event. For this couple’s friends and family, The Guest House Theater was the optimal site for their nuptials. Located adjacent to The Guest House ballrooms, the Theater was idyllic and convenient. With comfortable seating inside the auditorium, each guest was provided with excellent views of the ceremony that took place on the stage resplendent with a verdant backdrop fitting for a romantic occasion.
After their marriage was sealed with a kiss, guests were invited to proceed to the ballroom, one of the five event rooms at The Guest House that Paul and Holly had chosen to accommodate their wedding reception, while the newlyweds captured their special day with photos.
The classic staircase, lighted by an opulent chandelier, at The Guest House at Graceland – reproductions of the ones found inside the Graceland mansion – was the perfect spot for the first photos of the newly married couple. Paul’s face as he saw his new wife descend the steps of the staircase, with the train of her gorgeous wedding dress cascading behind her, captured the love they shared on their wedding day.
While the bride and groom took photos, their guests enjoyed drinks and small-bites inside the Elvis-inspired ballroom. Gorgeous tablescapes and beautiful floral arrangements adorned the space creating an ambiance suited for such a momentous occasion. The team at The Guest House at Graceland can decorate and configure event spaces to create an unforgettable occasion for cocktails and appetizers, buffet-style or, the plated dining option that Paul and Holly chose for their reception.
Once the new Mr. and Mrs. Entered the ballroom red-carpet-style, the party really got started. Dancing on the checkered dance floor would not be complete without the live band belting out classic Elvis tunes and other songs chosen by the couple. Surrounded by loved ones, many of whom sported a version of Elvis’ iconic sunglasses, the wedding festivities continued throughout the evening as they toasted Paul and Holly, and celebrated their union.
After a rousing reception, many of Paul and Holly’s guests retired to their beautifully appointed guest rooms at The Guest House at Graceland. With 450 rooms, including 20 suites, there is room for all of your guests to relax and stay overnight after a fabulous event. Newlyweds and their guests alike can sleep like rock n’ roll royalty in one of the suites at the hotel. One and two-bedroom suites feature living and dining rooms, all decorated with nods to Elvis’ unique style. From warm and welcoming, to glitzy and glamorous, each suite captures the essence of Elvis so that when you stay in one of these suites, you are sure to sleep like a king.
The Guest House at Graceland has everything needed for any wedding celebration. If a chapel of love is part of a dream wedding day, couples need to look no further than Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Experience a wedding of a lifetime when you tie the knot in the newly-constructed Chapel in the Woods located on the grounds of the historic Graceland mansion and steps away from The Guest House at Graceland. The chapel exemplifies romance with antique church pews for seating, a high, grand ceiling, and expansive windows throughout to allow the beautiful surroundings of the Graceland woods to become the setting for a glorious day. Complete with dressing rooms and event space for an intimate reception, the Chapel in the Woods provides the ultimate location for a destination wedding for up to 100 guests.
For Paul, Holly and many other couples, The Guest House at Graceland is the ideal location in Memphis for an occasion this momentous. Romantic, iconic, and memorable, make your own wedding dreams come true at The Guest House at Graceland.
Learn more about choosing The Guest House at Graceland as your Memphis wedding venue and speaking to one of our wedding coordinators.
Couple: Holly and Paul
Photos by: Madison Yen
Location: Guest House at Graceland