THE ALL NEW RENASANT CONVENTION CENTER

$200M Modernization Complete Fall 2020

With the debut of the $200M modernization of Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center, planners and groups will discover a meeting and event facility as unique as the city that surrounds it: the legendary home of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll on America’s mighty Mississippi River. Expect a 118,000-SF, column-free exhibit hall — the largest in the region — with flexible space, natural light and river views.

Natural light & Mississippi River views
An affordable, yet boutique, destination

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By The Numbers

300,000

SF of flexible meeting, exhibit & pre-function space

118,000

SF column-free Exhibit Hall

28,000

SF Ballroom

2,100

Seats at the adjoining Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

46

Flexible meeting rooms, totaling over 90,000 SF

600

Rooms at the connected Sheraton Memphis Downtown

See our spaces

Get an overview of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts here. Then, click to view details for all of our event spaces

Overview map of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center

Photo Tour

Until you visit Memphis' Renasant Convention Center in person, tour our photo gallery. Check back soon for updated photos — we'll share them as soon as we put the finishing touches on our $200M modernization. 

The modernization was designed to showcase the Renasant Convention Center's setting along Memphis' iconic riverfront, as shown in this rendering of the venue's West Terrace. 

Bringing Memphis’ unique sense of place into the Renasant Convention Center was a major driver in the modernization. Outdoor spaces such as the Riverview Terrace shown here invite relaxing breaks and elegant receptions backdropped by the Memphis skyline.

Groups can take advantage of a new open-air concourse connecting the Renasant Convention Center to Main Street, with easy entrée to Memphis' walkable downtown. This concourse, and the venue's glassed-in lobby that overlooks it, can double as registration and breakout space. 

The Memphis Board Room, a three-sided glass space inside the Renasant Convention Center, cantilevers over the city's Main Street for downtown views.

The interiors of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center have been fully reimagined to feature hotel-quality finishes, as seen in this rendering of the venue's West Pre-Function Space.

Designed with meeting planner feedback in mind, the Renasant Convention Center builds flexibility into every element. Lobbies can double as registration and breakout space, while the main exhibit hall and ballroom can be configured in several unique combinations.

Glass is a key design element of the Renasant Convention Center modernization. This rendering of the venue's concourse shows how floor-to-ceiling windows will energize the space with natural light and one-of-a-kind views. 

Anticipate interior and exterior spaces that invite delegates to gather organically or recharge on their own, including the airy West Lobby. In public areas such as this one, Memphis' Renasant Convention Center offers free WiFi.  

Even from the exterior, the spirit of the modernization is clear: connecting the Renasant Convention Center to the Memphis cityscape via glass and natural light.   

Protected from the elements and brightly illuminated, the Front Street streetscape of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center flows between the main convention venue and five riverfront meeting rooms. 

Rendering of the West Terrace at Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
The Memphis skyline as seen from the Riverview Terrace of the city's Renasant Convention Center
A rendering of the Main Street Concourse at Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
A rendering of the Memphis Board Room at Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
A rendering of the West Pre-Function space at Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
A rendering of the exterior of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
Rendering of the concourse at Renasant Convention Center in Memphis
The West Lobby of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
A rendering of the exterior of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center, showing the building's glass concourse
A rendering of the exterior of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center as seen from Front Street

Have you heard the buzz?

MPI's Rich Luna covered the Nov. 17 ceremonial lighting of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center. Read the full article, "Expanded Renasant Convention Center Lights up Memphis," here.

MPI, November 2020

The Renasant Convention Center is named to EXHIBITOR Magazine's 2020 Annual Centers of Excellence list, honoring North America's best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events

EXHIBITOR Magazine, October 2020

Memphis Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for Memphis and Shelby County and the managing partner of Renasant Convention Center, is honored with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award by ConventionSouth Magazine

ConventionSouth, October 2020

The Renasant Convention Center earns GBAC STARTM-Accreditation, the only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities

Global BioRisk Advisory Council, August 2020
Ben Butler Art

Public Art at the Renasant Convention Center

 

Memphis-based artist Ben Butler's 30-foot-tall, suspended sculpture will welcome visitors to the modernized Renasant Convention Center. Butler’s piece is inspired by the meandering course of the Mississippi River located just outside the venue.