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Capacity

Our space holds up to 320 people.

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Vendor Options

Outside event vendors permitted.

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On-Site Parking

Parking lot available to rent; on-street parking and on the Main Street Trolley line.

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Catering Kitchen

  • Refrigerator & freezer
  • Stainless steel counters
  • 3-compartment and separate hand-washing sinks
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Rentals

Tables and chairs available on-site.

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ADA Access

Ramp and elevator onsite.

Ladies Lounge
Private Lounge
Mens Lounge
Womens Restroom
Womens Lounge Area

Things You Need to Know

Download Our Event Interest Guide
  • How much does it cost to rent the space?
  • How many people can your facility hold?

    The space comfortably holds 330 people total; 220 people seated. Download a layout of the venue.

  • Is there a kitchen?

    There is a caterer’s kitchen that consists of a counter space for prep, a sink and running water and a refrigerator. An ice maker will also be available on the renovated third floor space.

  • How many restrooms?

    In the women’s restroom, there are three stalls (one handicapped designed), sinks, natural light and a dressing room. In the men’s restroom, there are two stalls (one handicapped designed), sinks and a dressing room.

  • What is the venue rental payment schedule?

    Fifty percent of the amount is due when signing the contract. It is at this time that the date is booked for your event. The remaining 50% may be paid in monthly installments or lump sum, but in either case, the balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to your event date.

  • Do you have a parking lot? How is parking downtown?

    Contrary to popular belief, there is parking downtown! Street parking is always available and there are several public parking garages close by that you and your guests can use and/or ride the Main Street Trolley to the venue (see below). Metered street parking is $1.50/hour, MondaySaturday from 8a-10p. The maximum time limits for parking are 2 hours for Monday-Friday from 8a-4p, 4 hours on Saturday from 8a-4p and 6 hours for Monday-Saturday from 4p-10p.

    Our venue sits on the Main Street Shuttle (AW Willis to Central Station and back) with pick-up and drop-off located directly in front of our building. Go to matatransit.com for additional information. The trolley runs MondayThursday, 7am-10:40pm / Friday, 7am-11:40pm / Saturday, 8:20am-12am / Sunday, 10am-6:15pm.

    There is also a pay-to-park lot adjacent to the venue (36 spots) that can be used by guests, or be rented entirely for your use on your event date. If you are interested in the lot, please contact Tom Gattas at (901) 270-7017.

  • Do you provide tables, chairs, or any other rental items?

    Yes, we do. Our current inventory consists of:

    • 24 – 60” round, white, heavy plastic (seats 8 persons)
    • 4 – 48” round, white, heavy plastic (seats 6 persons or used for display)
    • 12 – 30” bistro (bar top height) tables
    • 4 – 5’ rectangular tables
    • 10 — 6' retangular tables
    • 210 – folding, white, heavy resin chairs with vinyl chair pads

    We do not have table linens available for rent.

  • Do you allow outside catering?

    At this time, we do not have a preferred caterer’s list, so you may use whomever you wish. We need to see proof of licensure and health inspection 30 days prior to the event date. Once The South Main Market is open, you will also have the option of using one of these vendors.

  • Do you require proof of insurance?

    Yes. We require that you have an insurance policy (“Special Events Insurance”) that will cover you in case there are any unexpected incidents. This can sometimes be obtained through your homeowners insurance, but there are also other companies that provide this service. It is relatively inexpensive for a $1,000,000 one-day coverage.

    Special events insurance ($1,000,000) is a one day coverage; an insurance policy designed to provide broad protection for situations in which an event holder must defend itself against lawsuits or pay damages for bodily injury or property damage to third parties. This policy also gives protection to the venue and or sponsors of the event by adding them to the policy as an additional insured. Examples, such as a slip and fall or damaged floors are covered by this type of policy.  It can be a rider on you or your parents homeowner's insurance - usually the best place to start.

    Our general liability insurance would cover injury/damages that occurs due to the structure of the building.

  • Do you allow alcohol in your facility?

    If you plan to serve or sell alcohol (beer, wine or mixed drinks) during your event, we require that you use an ABC-certified bartender. You may independently contract with an ABC-certified bartender or you may obtain an ABC-certified bartender through your caterer if your caterer has an LBD license. In either case, you must provide a current copy of the bartender’s ABC card and/or the caterer’s LBD license 30 days prior to the date(s) of your event.

    If you are hosting an event with a cash bar (selling beer, wine or mixed drinks) or if you charge an admission to the event and provide complimentary beer, wine or mixed drinks, you must obtain a special events permit and hire an ABC-certified bartender.

  • Do you do any charitable donations of the space?

    We open up our facility a few times a year for different charitable organizations to use. We will certainly consider these opportunities but cannot guarantee that certain dates will be open or available for donations. To inquire about hosting your event, please email events@409southmain.com with details of your organization.

  • Do you have an open-flame policy (e.g., candles)?

    Although we prefer flameless candles, we do allow candles in the building. Placement of traditional candles must be approved by the venue manager ahead of your event to ensure that nothing is placed in a dangerous position relative to anything flammable. All open flames shall be placed in a votive or vase.

  • Can you recommend event planners and other vendors?

    While we don't require you to use a vendor from a pre-approved list, we can make recommendations based on our experience with several vendors who have been a part of an event at 409 South Main. Download our Recommended Vendors list.

  • Is your space capable of doing a wedding and reception in the same building?

    Yes. There are many layouts of venue that can accommodate your event needs.

  • Is there enough power for a DJ/band?

    Yes. We have had large bands, multiple djs, and any combination of the two for different types of events with no power issues.

  • Do you allow confetti, sparklers, bird seed, flower petals, etc. to be thrown at the event?

    We do not allow any celebratory activity of this manner inside or outside the building. The remnants of these activities leave a mess that stays in between the hardwood slats and in the outdoor public areas, and it is not appreciated by our neighbors, as we are sure you can understand. We are located in a residential area and we want to be respectful of our neighbors and neighborhood.