Botanic Garden hosts weddings during power outage

Botanic Garden hosts weddings during power outage
Damage at Memphis Botanic Garden (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Damage at Memphis Botanic Garden (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Botanic Garden hosted three weddings despite power outage.

Like thousands of homes and businesses in Memphis, Memphis Botanic Gardens sustained moderate damage and lost power following Saturday's storms.

The Audubon Park Garden went without power for 30 hours, but it didn't slow down the scheduled celebrations.

Thanks to batteries and generator power, three couples said "I do" and started the rest of their lives.

"We got the places cleaned up as best we could without power and were able to accommodate all three of the weddings," Memphis Botanic Garden Executive Director Michael Allen said.

The garden was still cleaning up debris Tuesday, but the area is open and admission is free through Wednesday.

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