The Renasant Convention Center is open and ready to host your meeting or event in Memphis, home of the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll.

With the recent $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. Come see our 118,000-SF, column-free exhibit hall — the largest in the region — with flexible space, natural light and river views. Order your free Memphis Meeting Planner Guide for a sneak peek.

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

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"Hosting a live event at the Renasant Convention Center was an outstanding experience. The staff worked tirelessly and were very attentive to my client's needs; they ensured our event was extremely successful. The Sheraton Memphis Downtown staff displayed phenomenal customer service and served as a great anchor hotel for the RCC."
– Warren D. Isenhour, President, Isenhour International, Memphis Quartet Show
"Our entire event planning experience with Memphis has been so positive! We have been struck by the strong sense of pride in this city, and it shows. Memphis is a unique and walkable location for events. Our attendees enjoyed the array of restaurants, activities and history."
– Tracey Edwards, CEO, National Exchange Club, National Exchange Club Mid-Winter Meeting & National Exchange Club National Convention

By The Numbers


SF of flexible meeting, exhibit & pre-function space


SF column-free Exhibit Hall


SF Ballroom


Seats at the adjoining Cannon Center for the Performing Arts


Flexible meeting rooms, totaling over 90,000 SF


Rooms at the connected Sheraton Memphis Downtown

Until you visit Memphis' Renasant Convention Center in person, tour our photo gallery and take a 360-degree tour. 

The modernization showcases the Renasant Convention Center's setting along Memphis' iconic riverfront, evident in spaces like the venue's West Terrace, shown here. 

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. This photo of the venue's concourse shows how floor-to-ceiling windows energize the space with natural light and one-of-a-kind views. 

Interior and exterior spaces 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 venue 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. 

Take a 360-degree tour of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. 

Renasant Convention Center Mississippi River Terrace
Renasant Convention Center River View Terrace
RCC East Exterior Night
RCC Memphis Board Room
Renasant Convention Center West Prefunction Space
RCC River facing exterior
Renasant Convention Center West Prefunction Space
RCC West Lobby
RCC West Exterior Night.
RCC Front Exterior
Screenshot of Renasant Convention Center's 360-degree tours

What Our Guests Are Saying

The Renasant Convention Center was wonderful! The night view of the Mississippi River was AMAZING. I LOVE to watch the Hernando Desoto Bridge light up the night!

Karen Thornton, via Google Reviews

Renasant Convention Center is truly the best place to have any kind of showroom event. I've been to lots of trade shows, boat shows and car shows. The staff is very professional and friendly. It's a beautiful building on the inside and out. Every event I've been to I've loved it. I'm looking forward to coming back to this place for the next event.

Jacob Lindsey, via Google Reviews

We went for Jurassic Quest and it was very nice. Clean building and nice scenery of the Memphis bridge.

Sherika McLeod, via Google Reviews

Nice convention center. Parking was easy, venue was clean and staff was friendly and helpful.

Rhonda K., via Google Reviews


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Have you heard the buzz?

Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was again named Best Convention Center by Smart Meetings' Smart Stars 2023. 

Smart Meetings, June 2023

Renasant Convention Center and its managing partner, Memphis Tourism, have been honored with a Readers’ Choice Award by ConventionSouth Magazine. This is the sixth consecutive year Memphis Tourism has earned the distinction.

ConventionSouth, October 2022

For the third year in a row, the Renasant Convention Center is named to EXHIBITOR Magazine's Annual Centers of Excellence list, honoring North America's best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events.

EXHIBITOR Magazine, October 2022

Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was named Best Convention Center by Smart Meetings' Smart Stars 2022, a planner’s choice award based on the actual experiences of Smart Meetings magazine readers at venues and destinations around the world. Learn more.

Smart Meetings' Smart Stars, July 2022

In addition to being named among EXHIBITOR Magazine's Centers of Excellence, Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was one of seven facilities recognized by EXHIBITOR with a special award: Best Customer Service & On-Site Support.

EXHIBITOR Magazine, December 2021

Citing the power of Memphis' South Main Arts District to "[stitch] the past and the present together to create a neighborhood with its finger firmly on the pulse," Fodor's named Memphis to its 2022 GO LIST.

Fodor's, November 2021

Memphis is named to TIME's annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, ranking among destinations in France, South Africa and Costa Rica. 

TIME, July 2021

Memphis Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for Memphis and Shelby County and the managing partner of Renasant Convention Center, is named a Top Destination by Facilities & Destinations readers.

Facilities & Destinations, June 2021

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 earns GBAC STARTM-Accreditation, the only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Global BioRisk Advisory Council, August 2020


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

Venue Map

Get a general orientation to our venue, then click through the photo tour for a level-by-level look at our event spaces. 

Level 2

Level 2 features a 118,000-SF, column-free Exhibit Hall, 28,000-SF Grand Ballroom, Pre-Function Foyer, five meeting rooms, the Memphis Board Room and the Riverview Terrace.

Level 1

Level 1 features the Main Street Lobby and Concourse, 24 flexible meeting rooms and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. 

Lower Level

The Lower Level features an 18,000-SF Junior Ballroom, large pre-function lobby, spacious board room, direct access to covered parking on-site and a large truck access tunnel and exhibitor storage room. 

360 Tour

Take a 360-degree tour of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

An overview map of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center
Floor plan of Level 2 of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
Floor plan of Level 1 of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
Floor plan of Lower Level of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center
Screenshot of Renasant Convention Center's 360-degree tours
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Public Art at the Renasant Convention Center

As part of the modernization of Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center, the City of Memphis partnered with the Renasant Convention Center Art Committee to infuse the venue with public art. Art is rotated on a yearly basis through eight glass exhibits and shared with nearly 450,000 guests a year. 

Look for these installations when you’re onsite

...including this colorful mural that greets you inside the convention center entrance from Parking Level 1. Local artistic duo Kong Wee Pang and Jay Crum combined the themes of Memphis music with an imagining of the city as it moves forward into its third century.

Robert Reed Church, Sr. Exhibit by Joseph Boyd

Philanthropist and businessman Robert Reed Church, Sr., the first African American millionaire in the South, lived most of his life in Memphis. For this exhibit, Boyd used his signature diptych style to portray Church’s life through variations of portraits.

Works by Creative Aging

Creative Aging’s exhibit displays paintings, sculptures, patchwork designs and other pieces created through an art therapy program for senior citizens. Creative Aging exists to offer opportunities to the local senior community, including dancing, singing, art and more. Many members with Alzheimer’s or dementia have created colorful works through the art therapy program, including a few on display in the convention center. 


3D-Style Works by Kelvin Baldwin

Kelvin Baldwin is a local artist whose 3D-style art has captured the attention of many Memphis-area organizations. His exhibit showcases his signature style to share the life and history of Memphis music legends. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas and Memphis Slim are all featured in the display.

"Memphis Living" Exhibit from the Withers Museum & Gallery

Memphis' Withers Museum & Gallery holds some of the nation’s most iconic and valuable black-and-white photography. These photos display important cultural and political moments that shaped our nation’s history. Recently, the museum created an exhibit honoring “Memphis Living” with photos from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. This collection honors Memphis as it was to help the viewer understand who Memphis is today. 

Paintings and Quilts by Emmett Award-Winner Lurlynn Franklin

Each year, Renasant Bank and Arts Memphis honor one local artist with the Emmett Award. The 2023 recipient was Lurlynn Franklin. Her exhibit displays eclectic paintings and quilts with imagery representing the female experience.

Renasant Convention Center Guitar Mural
Artist Joseph Boyd in front of his exhibit of Robert Church portraits at the Renasant Convention Center.
Creative Aging artists posing with their art exhibit at Renasant Convention Center.
Artist Kelvin Baldwin next to his 3-d-style works at Renasant Convention Center.
Photographs from the Memphis Living exhibit from the Withers Museum & Gallery at Renasant Convention Center.
Paintings and quilts by Emmett Award-winning artist Lurlynn Franklin at Renasant Convention Center