Carter-Rea Wedding Spotlight

The animals of the Memphis Zoo weren’t the only ones being put on display this past weekend! The Carter-Rea wedding stole the show for this week’s wedding spotlight! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals had the privilege of being part of this wildly gorgeous wedding coordinated by Amy Miller Weddings and Events!

Mahaffey’s party rental items, Cashmere Lamour, Gold Satin Napkins, Tableware, and Tuscan chairs made their way on the scene. These items allowed the couple and their guests to enjoy a whimsical array of dining essentials, fit to match the Zoo’s lush settings.

Mahaffey has a wide range of party rental items for all types of events. Call to make an appointment at 901.457.4538 or stop by our showroom to see what all we have to offer!

Check out photos of this unforgettable event, along with some of our fitting party rentals! All photos courtesy of Annabella Charles Photography.



Did You Know: Stingrays at the Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo, home to more than 3,500 animals, continues to renovate and expand, surprising and amazing all who visit. After researching the Zoo’s history, we learned that more than $77 million, since the early 1990s, has been put into transforming the 70 acres of exhibits into nothing short of an incredibly unique experience. With the new year approaching, you better believe the Memphis Zoo has something up its sleeve, and Mahaffey is absolutely thrilled to be a part of it!

We are excited to share the news that beginning in March 2013, the Zoo will be home to an interactive stingray exhibit through a partnership with Living Exhibits, Inc. Not only will observers be able to view several species of stingrays and sharks but they will have the opportunity to safely touch and pet these creatures. The salt water pool, holding 17,000 gallons of water, is specifically engineered as a habitat for the stingrays and sharks to thrive and a hands-on teaching platform for Zoo visitors. And of course, enclosing this new attraction is a structure provided by yours truly! We love helping the Memphis Zoo bring such a neat, new feature to this city. The Stingray Bay will be available for companies, organizations and other groups to rent out for private events and will stay open through October 30th, 2013.

Admission into the Stingray Bay will be $3 for Zoo members and $4 for nonmembers. We hope to see you there!

Stingray Bay

Stingray Bay coming soon

Photo courtesy of Memphis Zoo



Photo courtesy of Living Exhibits

Ice Skating with Mahaffey

It’s that time again! The months full of holiday cheer and warm fuzzies are upon us. Hot cocoa, mittens, fireplaces and a hope for snow are just a few things that fill our thoughts; and for another year, Memphians will be able to enjoy a winter favorite. In a city where we we will never have the pleasure of a lake freezing, there is an award-winning Zoo that provides it for us.

For the third time, Mahaffey was given the pleasure of installing a structure large enough to host the Memphis Zoo’s 5,400 square feet of real ice. Once the sun goes down, beautiful Zoo Lights illuminate the pathways leading to the attractions. Along with the opportunity to ice skate, several sponsors have helped the Zoo host a 90-foot LED Ferris Wheel. Enjoy daytime skating between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., but be sure to check the calendar for nighttime rink hours and SunTrust Zoo Lights. You can purchase ice skating and Ferris Wheel tickets upon arrival.

Some of our employees took the afternoon to go take pictures (and ride the Ferris Wheel!) and get a sneak peak of what the night’s festivities hold. We can attest, this is one event you DO NOT want to miss! Enjoy! 🙂

Mahaffey tent

View from the top!

Ice rink

Memphis Zoo Ice

Skating rink

Memphis Zoo Skating Rink

Skating Rink

Memphis Zoo Skating Rink

Memphis Zoo on Ice Presenting Sponsors

Bors-Koefoed “BK” Family | Buckman Laboratories | Joseph C. DeWane, M.D. | Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals | MidSouth Chevy Dealers

Rink Sponsors

CB Richard Ellis Memphis | Corky’s Ribs & BBQ | Lancer Catering | Memphis Orthopaedic Group  | Wade & Company Catering | Morgreen Nursery/Teton Stone | Memphis Communications Corporation

Ferris Wheel Presented by

fred’s Super Dollar

Mahaffey thinks Memphis ROCKS

We were so excited for spirit day here at Mahaffey so we could wear our new “Memphis ROCKS” t-shirts we got from the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club. These shirts are so much fun as is, but they have so much meaning behind them as well.

Playing off of the city’s Rock n’ Roll roots, the t-shirts aim to prove Memphis rocks in more ways than one. A huge music note as the backdrop on the t-shirts lists things that make our city awesome such as The University of Memphis, The Orpheum, the National Civil Rights Museum and the Memphis Zoo. Proceeds of every shirt purchased will be donated to the Memphis Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial project. This memorial will be erected at The Oak Court Mall in East Memphis and will honor those that have died in the line of duty with the Memphis Police Department.

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club is a team of partner businesses in the Mid-South that aims to enrich business leaders and impact the community. The club hosts seminars and workshops and also offers members the opportunity to engage the community by volunteering.

Make sure to order your shirt online to join Mahaffey in celebrating Memphis and honoring our police officers!

Memphis rocks t-shirts

Mahaffey’s employees sporting their Memphis ROCKS shirts

Memphis rocks t-shirt

Angela is excited about her Memphis ROCKS t-shirt

Macy’s Zoo Brew

Tickets are on sale now for the Macy’s Zoo Brew! Join Mahaffey tomorrow, August 31st, at the Memphis Zoo to celebrate the Labor Day weekend. This will be the last Zoo Brew of the year, so you don’t want to miss out! This one-of-a-kind beer-tasting event features beers from around the world, fantastic food and live music.

Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers, with an opportunity to purchase VIP tickets at $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers. VIP tickets allow you access to the VIP Teton Trek Lounge.

We are so excited to be sponsoring the Zoo Brew once again and can’t wait to party for the holiday! Check out a few pics from Zoo Brews past…

Zoo brew

May 2012 Zoo BrewZoo Brew


Winter Weekend Events

As the holiday season is here and Mahaffey has been hard at work preparing for upcoming events and jobs in the Memphis area. Memphis Zoo on Ice opens tonight, the American Red Cross will be hosting its second annual Boa Ball tomorrow night and the NACE Memphis Holiday party is tonight at the Peabody Hotel. Here’s the breakdown on each event!

Memphis Zoo on Ice

We are so proud to be proving the tent for the ice rink at Memphis Zoo on Ice for the second year in a row. The ice rink, which opens tonight, is a wonderful place for a fun date or family night out. Here are some pictures of the structure when it was it it’s final building stages:

Pictures provided by Memphis Zoo’s Facebook

And here are a few things you’ll want to know if you’re planning a trip out to the ice rink:

*Ice skating hours are form 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

*Tickets are purchased upon arrival. Click here to view the Zoo on Ice Schedule.

*Ice skating admission (one-hour skate):
-$6 includes skate rentals
-$5 if you own skates

*Only skating and parking fees apply
-Zoo Members: Free
-Nonmembers: $5

*There will be no early entry for night skating

*For more information, visit Memphis Zoo on Ice or contact Tim Dalfiume at 901-333-6571.

American Red Cross Second Annual Boa Ball

Mahaffey will be providing the tables, chairs, linens, tableware, pipe and drape, and dance floor for the American Red Cross Second Annual Boa Ball tomorrow night, Novemeber 19, at the Columns at One Commerce Square, 120 Monroe (across from McEwns on Monroe) from 7 to 11 p.m. Come out and enjoy mission competitions, auctions, food, wine & beer, and live entertainment by the Super Five. Attire is cocktail or formal and be sure to wear your boa! Tickets for indivudals are $75, $130 for couples and $500 for a table of eight. We hope everyone has a great time!

For more information, call Kim Motschman Cribb at 901-672-6353 or email her at

NACE Memphis Holiday Party

NACE Memphis is gearing up for their holiday party tonight at the beautiful Peabody Hotel’s Venetian Ballroom. We’ll be there and we’re looking forward to enjoying a delicious meal and night of dancing. If you’re attending, we hope you have a wonderful time!