August 17, 2014
The Quonset is a Reception Hall/Event Venue located in the heart of Collierville, one block south of the historic town square. The building is a rounded "Quonset" design, made famous by the United States Navy during WWII for its use in housing the military around the world. The term Quonset comes from the town of Quonset, Rhode Island, where the majority of the Navy Quonsets were fabricated.
This double Quonset building was built in 1952 by Wonder Products. The original "Wonder Horse" rocking horses were manufactured in this building and shipped worldwide. Wonder Products was sold in the late 1970's, and production in Collierville was ceased in 1982. The building was leased to numerous tenants and gradually fell into disrepair. The building has received an extensive restoration, with great care to retain the unique characteristics of the building.
The Quonset features 4700 total feet of space, with an open floor plan of 3300 feet, sloping walls that rise to 20 feet, an exposed brick wall, brick columns with gas lanterns, and a catering kitchen. A great location and convenient parking makes the facility an ideal setting for rehearsal dinners, weddings and/or receptions, galas, parties, off site meetings/corporate events, and much more.