409 South Main Wedding Reception Hall
Memphis Wedding, Reception, and Party Venue
409 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
409 South Main is the perfect space available for weddings, receptions, private parties, art exhibitions, and any other event.
This building, located in the historical district in downtown Memphis, has only recently become available to the public for events. It is quite an amazing venue and must not be missed. The building feature a plethora of natural lighting, tall ceilings, 100 year old wood floors, upper level, and a separate area for catering. It is also located in the heart of the South Main art district. Nearby you have the famous Orpheum, many hip bars and restaurants, and of course Beale Street, all a quick walk or trolley ride away. There is plenty of available parking adjacent to the building. The space is available for weekday and weekend rentals.
This elegant building was built in 1913, and used to be a food cannery. As of last year, it has been the Jay Etkin’s building and has functioned as an art gallery. The South Main Historic District is a colorful community with a distinct appeal all of its own. Tucked away on the southern end of Main Street in downtown Memphis, this neighborhood was humming with activity in the early 1900s. Central Station provided a mecca of transportation for Memphians, with fifty trains leaving the station each day. Surrounding the train station there were at least eight restaurants and eleven hotels to chose from, one of which is the infamous Lorraine Motel. As with the 409 South Main building, there were many manufactures, warehouses, and merchants.
|The area took a hit with the onset of the Depression and then again, in the 1950s, with the declining of the railroad industry causing many businesses to fail. The South Main area sat idle and nearly abandoned in the 1960s and 70s. In the 1980s the city started to revitalize and build up businesses in the Historical District. Twenty years later, present day South Main Historical district is thriving and there are plenty of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and nightlife. Also new are the many condominiums and lofts that have sprung up all over the South Main Area making it quite the hotspot in Downtown Memphis. All of these current South Main attractions have their own flavor and give the South Main district is own unique appeal.