Make a Towering Impression at The Columns
Host your big event at The Columns at One Commerce Square, downtown Memphis’ newest gala and reception venue. A former bank lobby built in 1929, The Columns boasts 22 massive Ionic pillars, each 32-feet high, and 20,000 square feet of historic grandeur. It offers two levels of event space connected
to a nine-story parking garage —
perfect for events hosting
Located in the heart of Memphis, The Columns evokes the rich history of Memphis while offering all the modern attractions of a vibrant downtown. Many of Memphis’ greatest attractions — including the world-famous Rendezvous restaurant and the renowned music clubs of Beale Street — are just a block or two away.
REG is proud to be the exclusive venue manager for The Columns. And since we have booked dozens entertainers in this space, we can offer great ideas for bands, staging, sound & lights, etc. For more information on entertainment, click here.
The Columns is spectacular, convenient, and affordable. Whether it's a personal celebration, a charity gala, or a corporate event, your party will be unforgettable at The Columns at One Commerce Square. For pricing and availability, email us or call 901-552-4732.
The street entrance to The Columns is on Monroe Avenue between Main Street and 2nd Ave., across from the Residence Inn and McEwan's. You can also park in the attached garage at 90 Union Ave. and then walk to the venue from inside the garage.
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Reviews from recent clients:
"We used the Columns for our event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. We were looking for somewhere new and fresh, and we weren't disappointed. The venue is almost as incredible as the people we worked with! If you have an event coming up and you want it to be spectacular, I highly recommend the Columns." -- Cynthia Brewer, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
"We knew from the first time that we walked into The Columns that it would be the perfect place for our wedding reception. The beautiful space gave us the right amount of room for our wedding guests. It was a fantastic backdrop for our magical night." -- Richard & Kristen Hehn
"The Columns is the most unique downtown venue and can be transformed for any event. The dramatic columns, soaring ceiling, and open space make it a perfect choice for wedding receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events, and parties. I love planning events at The Columns because of the endless possibilities. No two events look the same. The staff is amazing to work with and makes things easy from start to finish." -- Amy Miller, Amy Miller Weddings & Events
"The Columns was a breathtaking location for my daughter's wedding reception. The architecture and lighting provided the most spectacular venue in the city of Memphis. We are grateful to the staff at The Columns for making our vision a reality!" -- Susan Faber
"This is a perfect, incredible downtown space for larger wedding receptions or events. The location and parking are very convienient, you can supply your own caterer, and the massive marble columns and enormous event space are an elegant backdrop for any decor. I am thrilled to have The Columns as an option for my clients who want the perfect downtown wedding reception." -- Mona Dunlap, Mona E. Dunlap Events
More nearby downtown landmarks include:
- The Peabody Hotel, "The South's Grand Hotel"
- The Mississippi River, the Bluff Walk, Beale Street Landing, and Tom Lee Park
- AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team
- FedExForum, home court for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis' Tigers basketball, and a major concert venue
- The historic Orpheum Theatre, which hosts concerts and many Broadway touring shows