Events

Ideal for Corporate Events

The Kent’s spacious interior and industrial atmosphere is perfect for your corporate event. Whether your company is looking to hold a conference for up to 1,000 people or an annual sales meeting for your team, we have the space you need to hold a memorable event.

Our breakout and meeting rooms are ideal for smaller meetings or events while still providing a sophisticated and creative atmosphere.

The perfect place for your event.

Banquets, Galas & More

Whether you are hosting a small gathering or a large corporate conference, The Kent provides a sophisticated urban space for your events or meetings.  We offer space for breakout rooms as well as a large meeting space that can be set up in various arrangements to suit your needs.

The Kent is also the perfect space for banquets or galas! With our large, open floor plan, you can host up to 1,000 guests to host small events all the way up to elaborate fundraisers.

Utilize The Kent’s multiple breakout and meeting rooms when a smaller setting is called for. With an intentional layout and a look and feel that compliments the rest of the venue, they are the perfect accent to your event in the main venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can The Kent hold for my event?

The Kent has over 20,000 square feet of space that allows for up to 1000 guest in the newest space located in the Historic Snuff District in Downtown Memphis.

What special occasions can I celebrate at The Kent?

We have an experienced event planner that can help you with anything including a special date night, bridesmaid luncheons, a birthday party, bar/bat mitzvah, weddings and receptions. Basically, if you have a reason for a celebration, we can help you pull off the experience that everyone will be talking about for months!

Whether you are hosting a small gathering or a large sales conference, The Kent is available for your corporate events and meetings.  We offer great space for breakout rooms as well as large meeting spaces that can be set up in various arrangements to suit your needs.

 Have a gala or fundraising event?  The Kent is the perfect space to wow your guests and benefactors. 

What is included in my rental fee?

The Kent offers two different packages. 

Our Keel Avenue Package includes:

  • 12 hours of rental
  • 1 hour of rehearsal time (timing based on venue availability)
  • Access to the full kitchen
  • 6 hours of in-person consultation
  • Unlimited phone calls and emails
  • 200 ceremony chairs and seating for 200 for the reception
  • Management of setup and breakdown for your event

Our Front Street Package includes:

  • 12 hours of rental
  • 1 hour of rehearsal time (timing based on venue availability)
  • Access to the full kitchen,
  • 12 hours of in-person consultation
  • Unlimited emails and phone calls
  • 200 ceremony chairs and seating for 200 for the reception
  • Certified wedding planner to plan and coordinate your event from start to finish
  • Assist with vendor selection, contract negotiations, communication and vendor meetings
  • Timeline creation and execution
  • Wedding couple on-boarding guide
  • Setup of reception items (guest book, memory table, photos, favors, escort cards, etc.)
  • Floor plan creation
  • Hotel and transportation coordination
Do you have a list of preferred/approved vendors?

The Kent will assist you in vendor selection should you require it.  However, you are able to bring in any vendor that you wish as long as they are licensed and insured.  The Kent will need to be listed as an additional insured on all insurance certificates.  These certificates are required 30 days before event date.

How long before my event can I have access to The Kent?

Your rental is a 12 hour rental.  Should you require more than 12 hours for décor and breakdown, you may purchase additional hours.  The Kent does have a local noise ordinance of 11:00 pm.  All events must end by this time and vendors will need to be out by midnight.  No items may be left overnight.

How long before my event do you need to know my guaranteed guest count?

All guarantees must be submitted no later than fourteen (14) days prior to your event. Guarantee counts will determine your rental quantities and catering fee.

Is parking available? Do you offer valet?

There is a parking garage available close to The Kent.  Hosts may purchase parking for their guests or have their guests self-pay at the garage.  Valet is also available through our third-party vendor.  Cost is based on the number of guests and will be billed through The Kent.

Do you have a site coordinator?
Our Front Street package does include a full- service coordinator for your planning and day of coordination.
Do you have any restrictions?

Due to fire codes, all candles or open flame must be in an approved glass container. Glitter, confetti, sparklers and silly string are not permitted on the premises. 

What is your rental fee?

Keel Avenue Package Pricing

Monday - Thursday $6,000*
Friday - Saturday $8,000*
Sunday $7,000*

Front Street Package Pricing

Monday - Thursday $7,000*
Friday $9,000*
Saturday $10,000*
Sunday $8,000*

*Holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will have an additional fee.  Check for pricing and availability.

A non-returnable retainer fee equal to 50% of your rental is due with your signed contract..  Both are required to hold your date.  Payments may be made in form of a check or through our online payment system.  Credit card payments will have an additional 3% convenience fee added to invoice.  Your final payment will be due 60 days prior to your event.