Designed for Memories

Beautifully preserved and renovated, The Kent offers a charming blend of sophistication and rustic elegance for your perfect wedding or private event. This new urban space has been converted from a historic building to provide you with the perfect industrial-chic location to host your dream event. 

With over 20,000 square feet of space that allows for up to 1,000 guests, The Kent can be utilized in a variety of ways for any celebration. Featuring a pre-function area with an outdoor courtyard, a large ballroom, private suites for getting ready, additional meeting rooms, and an on-site experienced event planner, The Kent offers many amenities to help make your wedding or event great. Easy access to downtown Memphis makes us the perfect in-town destination for your wedding, private party, corporate event and more.


Your love story has history.
Your venue should too.

A Moment in Time

From its origins as a cotton oil press through its adaptation and alteration as Tri State Iron Works from 1927 until 1975, The Kent has a rich history rooted in the industrial evolution of Memphis. Originally built in 1883, the building is located in the heart of the Historic Snuff District of downtown Memphis.

Carefully renovated in 2021 to preserve the history and beauty of the original building, The Kent strives to honor the history of industrial evolution that reflected the changing economic climate of Memphis.


Relax and prepare for your big day in our premier Kent House Suites. With lots of space, great lighting, and multiple mirrors for hair and makeup, you can relax and enjoy time with your party as you prepare for photos or your big day.

Tour the Venue
Connect with our team to learn more about having your event at The Kent or to schedule a tour of the venue.
Tours are by appointment only.

The Kent
61 Keel Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107