Events 2018-12-03T15:41:19+00:00

A place where history and future are present.

Main Street Abbey is located in the cozy, safe, small town of beautiful Columbia, IL. Built in 1866, The Abbey has been a staple of Historic Main Street for over 130 years and has since been renovated into one of the area’s premier event spaces. Reconstructed carefully, with attention to detail, the Abbey is a crossroads of nostalgic history and state of the art lighting/technology. Just fifteen minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO, MSA is a unique place to host your event. Your guests are sure to be amazed by the striking arched ceilings and radiant, original stained glass windows. Complimented by a gorgeous courtyard, the Abbey is a perfect all inclusive venue for your wedding ceremony/reception, business meeting, conference, or holiday party.

As Seen on The Knot

Venue Amenities

  • Venue Capacity: Up to 220

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-site Accommodations

  • Indoor Space

  • Outdoor Space – Covered & Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

  • Elevated Stage

  • Built-in LED Uplighting and Professional Stage Lighting

  • Sound system

Event Types

  • Religious Wedding Ceremony

  • Non-religious wedding ceremony

  • Civil Union

  • Vow Renewal Ceremony

  • Business Meetings

  • Conferences

  • Music Concerts

  • Performing Arts Shows

  • Holiday Parties


Event FAQ
Wedding Planner vs. Event Manager
Preferred Caterers


Contact us for booking inquiries, tours or venue information.

Dustin Row

Meet the Event Manager

Hi! My name is Dustin Row. I have many roles: a dad, a musician, a veteran, the president of a not-for-profit organization, and now a venue manager for the unique Main Street Abbey in Columbia, Illinois. My event style is state of the art, detailed, and low stress. I have broad range of event planning experience from a regional charity concert to an intimate gathering of family and friends and anything in between. No matter the size or style, each event requires the same amount of attention, dedication and love of people.

Contact Dustin  /  Event Manager vs. Wedding Planner

Preferred Caterers