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.