Experience the Excitement of an Urban Wedding

There is something special about an urban wedding or reception that is both sophisticated and romantic. In addition to practical considerations like the numerous lodging options, including Airbnb accommodations available downtown, there is also the advantage of proximity to entertainment districts.

Being near a city epicenter adds other intangibles like excitement and energy to your event. Everything is in motion, and at twilight and into the evening, varied light sources add a softness and warmth to the texture of every scene. Skyscrapers, fountains, and intimate green-spaces provide perfect backdrops for photo ops on your magical night.

The Main Street District in Columbia is a perfect example of an urban setting where you can take your wedding to a new level. With nearly 20 restaurants in a five-block stretch from the Capital to the 1600 block, Main Street has just about every taste covered.

Entertainment, great drinks, and delicious food abound on the 1600 block. The Nickelodeon is an intimate theatre featuring both Indie and first-run movies. Good Life Café, South Carolina’s only Kosher Vegan restaurant has delicious healthy offerings. The Grand, a gorgeous historic building meticulously restored, hosts a fine restaurant, boutique bowling lanes, and multiple event space offerings. Directly across the street, the Main Course is a sports enthusiast paradise featuring a restaurant facing on Main, five large virtual multi-sport bays, a live entertainment stage, and a health and wellness spa. Every space within both The Grand and the Main Course is available for private parties and events.

In addition to their event space options, Main Course, The Grand, and Good Life Café all offer specialized menus for both internal and external catering for any size event.

Forgot to get a gift? You will find truly unique items in every price range at the Shoppes on Main. Pick up something sparkly for that special someone at Kings Jewelers or feed your sweet tooth with old fashioned treats at Mast General. The Columbia Museum of Art on the 1500 block, in addition to having a huge plaza with a beautiful fountain, also has a gift shop for that artist in your life.

Parking in the Main Street District is probably one of the easiest for an urban environment. There are several public parking garages with entrances less than a hundred feet from Main Street. Meters, as well as non-reserved spaces within the lots, are only enforced until 6 PM on weekdays and are free all day on the weekends.

Contact our Events Team today, and find out how easy it is to customize an event to meet all your needs.


Columbia’s Destination for Fun

With the holidays over, are you experiencing the blues?  Fortunately for you, there is a whole team of energetic people working diligently at the Main Course in downtown Columbia to dispel those winter blues by cranking up the fun. The Main Course, a new destination for fun on Main Street, is brimming with virtual sporting games, live entertainment, an award-winning chef, Michal Ellis inspired menu, and drink specials that will keep you inspired. If you like sports where you’re the hero, play Football, Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, Golf, or our customer’s favorite, Zombie Dodgeball, on one of our five luxurious bays. Or, impress your date with a live show at the Main Stage while enjoying the full bar and menu service. So whether you’re interested in hot live music, comedy, murder mystery, or a variety of other entertainment, you will find it at the Main Stage in the Main Course.

Topgolf Swing Suite: Your Football Destination

It’s football season again! Watch your favorite team in a rousing and high-tech atmosphere, at the Topgolf Swing Suite. What makes the Topgolf Swing Suite so great?

Don’t Miss a Thing with Our HDTVs

Topgolf Swing Suite isn’t just for golf. Our HDTVs let you see the game as though you were there. If you can’t see the game in person, this is the next best thing. At Topgolf Swing Suite, you can rest and relax while checking out our private bays.

Enjoy Games in the Private Bays

Don’t just watch the game, play it! In our private bays, you can play more than just golf. Our private bays, which host up to eight, can be used for football, too. Practice game-winning touchdowns with our “quarterback challenge” either before or after the game.

Well-Appointed Bars and 5-Star Dining at Topgolf Swing Suite

You could watch the game at home, but then you wouldn’t be able to partake in Topgolf Swing Suite’s excellent food and drink. Watch football with our two full bars and order food from our 5-star restaurant. There’s nowhere more comfortable to watch football than the Topgolf Swing Suite. Our extensive menu includes something for everyone, from killer entrees to delicious desserts.

Celebrate the Game with Other Sports Fans

Topgolf Swing Suite designed with an emphasis on sports, and you know what that means: when you come here, you’re around other fans just like you. You can experience and celebrate the game and interact with the sport of your own.

Are you ready for the game? Topgolf Swing Suite your football destination. Come by today!

5 Things to do on the 1600 Block

Looking for new places to wine and dine, enjoy great entertainment, and find fun and exciting things to do in downtown Columbia, SC? Well search no farther, you’ve found it all in just one place! The 1600 Block of Main Street is fast becoming the most popular gathering spot in the city, and for very good reasons. There’s simply no other spot in Columbia that offers such a variety of fun, food, and good times. Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy on the 1600 block of Main St.

What’s Happening On The 1600 Block Of Main Street:

1626 on Main – Enjoy a hip, sophisticated atmosphere, live music and comedy, and a full-service menu and bar at this unique and historic lounge. Great for any size gathering and with plenty of parking in Cannon garage.

TopGolf Swing Suites – Sharpen up your game on your choice of 80 different courses from around the world on state-of-the-art golf simulators. Or play a variety of other games from baseball to football. All while enjoying great food and drinks.

Revive Wellness Studio – Take your skin, body, and energy to another level with the unparalleled IV Hydration and Aesthetic services brought to you by Revive Wellness. Feel rejuvenated with the most effective hydration therapy, IV drips, or bring your skin back to life with revitalizing treatments and skincare for timeless beauty.

The Grand on Main – If playing games with your family and friends is your idea of a good time, The Grand is the place to be. Try out their boutique bowling alley, or test your skills on a full lineup of classic indoor games. And don’t forget to sample their Grand Eats and Grand Tap Room.

The Shoppes on Main – If fine shopping is more your style, you’ll love the trendy finds The Shoppes on Main has to offer. Discover fashionable home decor, clothing, and accessories with an eye to the latest styles and trends.

24/7 Health & Fitness – Achieve your fitness goals and make healthy happen with this conveniently located gym. Enjoy 24-hour access to cutting edge equipment and functional training to give you the best opportunity to get your desired fitness results.

COMING SOON! The ultimate year-round golf experience is coming to Columbia! The Player’s Club is bringing club-life indoors all year long with VIP hospitality & memberships, five-star dining, and first-class amenities.

New Membership Style Club Coming to 1600 Block of Main


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Michael’s on Main located on the 1600 block announced today a new addition coming Fall/Winter 2019. The Player’s Club, a membership style establishment will continue in the entertainment tradition of Main Street. The Player’s Club will feature four luxurious Full-Swing bays allowing members to play golf and a variety of other games year-round in a comfortable indoor environment.


1600 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia is an entertainment hotspot. The block features several high-quality eateries, retail establishments like The Shoppes on Main & Mast General, live-entertainment at 1626, boutique bowling at The Grand, movies at The Nickelodeon, and virtual golf, hockey, football, and Zombie Dodgeball on the main level of Michael’s.


In addition to the innovation of Full-Swing technology, The Player’s Club will feature a bar, a custom menu developed by Executive Chef, Michael Ellis, and other personal amenities for members. Scott Middleton, the developer for the project, stated, “There are a lot of places in Columbia where people can eat and drink, what makes the 1600 block of Main Street unique is the variety of activities and entertainment it has to offer.”


For more information, see, The Player’s Club

How to Inject Fun into your Next Corporate Event

Every employee likes recognition, and many companies accomplish acknowledgment of top-performers with an awards banquet. Unfortunately, these events are often sit-down dinners and can be quite dull. The process of handing out awards often turns into a marathon and is not that interesting for the majority of people in attendance.

For those tasked with organizing corporate events, it is always challenging to come up with the right venue while being cognizant of costs. Some forward-thinking companies have ditched the formality and stuffiness of a sit-down dinner for a fun approach that focuses less on awards and more on ensuring the event is engaging for everyone. Being flexible and willing to let go of tradition is the key.

The Venue on Main is an example of where this approach could be applied. The Venue, with its downtown location and its proximity to convenient parking, features multiple bars, a full-service restaurant, catering options, a live-entertainment venue, luxurious TopGolf Swing Suite Bays, with virtual games to suit varied interests. Groups are able to have fun, interact with their co-workers, and enjoy some great food and drinks. The Venue on Main offers different event spaces to accommodate small groups from 10 people, up to larger groups of several hundred participants.

Talking with an event coordinator is a great place to start. The experienced event staff have hosted hundreds of events and can help tailor an event specifically for your group.


The Venue on Main: Your New Spot for Entertainment, Dining, and Events

Get ready for fun and frolic in the Fall at downtown Columbia’s hottest new social spot, The Venue on Main. Enjoy the convenience and excitement of three different venues in one:

  • Michael’s Cafe and Catering – Known for excellent breakfast and lunch selections and for an atmospheric after-hours social gathering place.
  • Topgolf Swing Suite – Keep up with your game while enjoying friends, food, and drink with their state-of-the-art golf simulators. Or try your hand at Baseball, Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey, Football and Classic Carnival games.
  • 1626 on Main – You’ll find the best entertainment in downtown Columbia right here. Enjoy great live music and comedy while taking advantage of their full-service menu and awesome bar.

The Venue on Main is fast becoming the most popular gathering place in the city for everyday patrons and for groups and meetings. Join your friends here this autumn for a solid lineup of events offering great food, the best drinks around, and top entertainment. Here’s what’s in store for you this fall season, starting August 1st.

Upcoming Happenings At Venue On Main

  • Dueling Pianos– A super energized Rock and Roll Piano Show featuring Greg Cloninger. Fun and free!
  • Cabaret Night– Come and enjoy some great old-time cabaret music with awesome food and drinks. Free and kid-friendly.
  • Interstate Exiles – A talented local band swiftly becoming a city favorite.
  • Comedy Night– Enjoy some of the best local comedy talent at this free event.
  • The Gas Pumpers– A new local group playing fun standards that you’ll be singing along with.
  • Back To School Bash– A hearty welcome to all the new and returning students.

As well as Admiral Radio, The Duovers, Shag Night, & More!

This is just a small taste of what’s happening this fall at Venue on Main, to see a full list of events and get the details, check out our Upcoming Happenings page.

And remember, if you’re planning a larger event, such as a banquet or a reception, The Venue on Main can help you arrange an unforgettable experience.

If you have any questions about our events or facilities, just give us a call or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help. See you at Venue on Main this fall!

3 Reasons why Topgolf Swing Suite Must be on Your Summer to-do List

The Topgolf Swing Suite is a next-generation simulator lounge that brings the excitement, fun, and guest engagement of Topgolf to luxury hospitality and entertainment setting. Everyone can enjoy a bit of fun with friends around a relaxing game of golf. Rain or shine, hot or cold – Topgolf Swing Suite opens all the doors that the world of golf has to offer and brings the fun right to Main Street. Let’s look at just a few of the reasons that Topgolf Swing Suite should be on your summer to-do list.

  1. Five Star Drinks & Dining: With two well-appointed bars and a team of chefs, Topgolf Swing Suite offers mouthwatering entrée options and drink selections.  Sip on your preferred beer in complete comfort while you play your last shot in the simulator.   Choose from several tasty menu items, and all prepared especially for you and your friends.
  2. State-of-the-Art Simulator Bays with Access to the World’s Golf Courses: Not everyone has the time to travel to the world’s best courses, so Topgolf Swing Suite brings these world-class locations to you! The state-of-the-art simulator bays give you the ultimate digital experience with access to more than 80 renown golf courses as well as other multi-sport games.
  3. Ultimate Social Experience: This indoor golf experience provides a trend-forward activity that is fun for all golfers and non-golfers alike. Each bay is accompanied by luxury booth seating and HDTVs, accommodating up to 8 guests. Whether you are looking for a night out with friends or to take a couple of golf swings, Topgolf Swing Suite is everyone’s game on anyone’s day.

Ditch the heat and gather your friends to discover a new way to play year-round at Topgolf Swing Suite of Columbia!


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