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 200-800 people. The Columns Located in the heart of Memphis, The Columns evokes the rich history of Memphis while offering all the amenities of a vibrant downtown. Many of Memphis’ top attractions — including the world-famous Rendezvous restaurant and the renowned music clubs of Beale Street — are just a block or two away.