Main Street Abbey
St. Louis Area Wedding & Event Venue Space
Located In Columbia, IL

Main Street Abbey is the ultimate wedding venue in St. Louis area. Nestled on historic Main Street in the small town of Columbia, IL. We are conveniently located just minutes outside of St. Louis, Mo. Built in 1866, the Abbey has a long and glowing history of serving the community and continues this tradition as a newly renovated event venue. As part of the effort to preserve the original architecture of the Abbey Morris Cathedral, the stained glass , cathedral ceilings, and existing wood workings were handled with white glove service. The Abbey features many venue amenities to complement your event such as outdoor terrace and patio, private bridal suite, private grooms room , parlor, coat room and private parking.

Wedding ceremony and reception – Rehearsal dinner and engagement parties- Bridal showers – Anniversary parties – Birthdays – Corporate Events – Conferences – Holiday Parties – Family reunions –

Your Wedding or Special Event Process Begins Here

Design & Detail

Event Design

Kim, Sales Manager

Kim caters to you by providing custom planning packages that meet your needs and budget.

We begin the process by building a trusting relationship with you and your partner. The Main Street Abbey team can coordinate ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and all other wedding-related events. We offer full-service, partial planning, and 90-day coordination to suit couples with all needs, preferences, and budgets.


Event Consultation

Erica, Venue Manager

While listening to your needs and wishes, Erica will help create a wedding that is unique and authentically you.

The Abbey team is committed to making wedding planning as stress-free and fun as possible while still maintaining a high level of organization and attention to detail.  Our commitment is to deliver the most memorable event as we help you plan everything from start to finish, design every detail, offer curated décor rentals, and stand alongside you on the most important day of your life! Our goal is for you to enjoy your day to the max and worry about nothing. We’ll be there to handle everything!


Event Planner

Brooke, Venue Coordinator

Brooke specializes in making your wedding day perfect. No job is too big or too small for this professional.

Your Venue Coordinator is responsible for organizing the vision you see for your Special Day. Collaborating with all your vendors, creating layouts, and helping you walk down the aisle are some of the important duties she is tasked with. Her top priority is making your Big Day a day to remember and that starts with the Venue. She works hand and hand with the staff to carry out the Best Day Ever!

About the Main Street Abbey Venue

The team at The Main Street Abbey provides white glove service to ensure that your event is perfect from start to finish. We have carefully curated relationships with outstanding vendors to bring to life your fantastic vision.


  • 800 Sq Ft Bridal Suite w/ full bath and kitchen
  • 800 Sq Ft Grooms Room w/ full bath and kitchen
  • Private Parlor

  • Climate controlled outdoor terrace pavilion

  • Open-air courtyard w/ string lights

Venue Features

  • All Celebrations of Love

  • Private Events
  • Holiday Parties

  • Corporate Events

Event Types

  • Wedding Ceremony and Reception

  • Vow Renewals

  • Private

  • Holiday Parties

  • Corporate Events

  • Rehearsal Dinners

  • Engagement Parties

  • Bridal Showers

  • Baby Showers

  • Anniversary

  • Birthday

  • Conference

  • Meetings

  • Family Reunions

preferred caterers

fine details

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340 S. Main Street
Columbia, IL

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm


Main Street Abbey History Time Line.

  • 1863: Henry Schumacher Purchases Land

  • 1866: Construction of the church begins

  • 1873: The congregation completions after 7 years building themselves

  • 1874: First church building converted into school

  • 1904: Church undergoes remodeling and improvements

  • 1909:Addition of brick nave doubles size of church

  • 1927: Rectory fire causes loss of all church records

  • 1946: New Parish celebrates church centennial

  • 2016: Church restoration and renovations begin

  • 2018: Church renovation completed as Main Street Abbey

Main Street Abbey


We can’t wait to hear from you! Please tell us about your upcoming event and we’ll be in touch soon.

(618) 719-2335