Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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Columbia, SC Convention center
ChainIndependent / Other
Brand
Independent
Built2004
Renovated2018
Total meeting space5,574 sq. m
Guest rooms
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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Columbia, SC Convention center

Awards

2016 & 2017 SC Green Hospitality Award

Amenities

Room features and guest services

  • Internet access
  • View (Garden)
  • View (Urban)

Facilities

  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite security
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Space (Semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Video conference

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi

Equipment

  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Photo Gallery

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Meeting Space

Total meeting space5,574 sq. m
Meeting rooms15
Largest room2,202 sq. m
Second largest room207 sq. m
Space (Private)5,500 sq. m
Space (Semi-private)3,066 sq. m
Space (Outdoor)743 sq. m
Exhibit Space2,323 sq. m

Floor Plans

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Local Attractions

Main Street

Business district
Don’t let the SC State House fool you. Main Street means more than business in this capital city. Whether you’re looking for art, indie films, special events, or a quiet escape, the renaissance of this district lives up to the hype.
Columbia, SC, US 29201

South Carolina State Museum

Museum
The South Carolina State Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, is located along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, SC. Boasting four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory, this museum appeals to all ages and interests.
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC, US 29201

Five Points

Business district
An influx of college students, professionals, and hipsters keeps Five Points buzzing by day and by night. Columbia’s original village neighborhood gets its affable character from a cluster of mom-and-pop coffee shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants.
Columbia, SC, US 29205

Three Rivers Greenway

Park
Here you'll find where city and nature meet. The Three Rivers Greenway is a beautiful series of riverfront pathways – where the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree Rivers meet. It includes lighted trails and boardwalks, outdoor amphitheaters, restrooms and breathtaking views of the Columbia skyline in a dog friendly and ADA accessible environment. This linear path is currently 9 1/2 miles, with plans of growth on the horizon.
121 Alexander Road
West Columbia, SC, US 29169

Historic Columbia

Historical landmark
Historic Columbia’s historic house museum tours offer a peek into the past. Tour the Robert Mills House & Gardens, Hampton-Preston Mansion, Mann-Simons Site or Woodrow Wilson Family Home to learn more about Columbia's history.
1616 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC, US 29201

RIverbanks Zoo & Garden

Recreation
One of the top ten zoos in the nation, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 animals and one of the nation's most inspiring botanical gardens. Meander through the park to interact with the giraffes, feed the penguins, and peek at the tigers. Or, cool off with your kids at Waterfall Junction. If adventure is more your thing, take a chance at the zip line or ropes course.
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC, US 29210

Congaree National Park

Park
The only national park in South Carolina, Congaree National Park offers more things to do than there are hours to do them. Think canoeing, hiking, fishing, and camping-- just to name a few. Especially awe-inspiring are the synchronized fireflies that make their debut mid-May to mid-June.
100 National Park Road
Hopins, SC, US 29061

South Carolina State House

Historical landmark
The South Carolina State House and grounds are home to historic monuments, flowers, plaques, and the iconic state house steps, all showcasing the history of South Carolina. Take a guided tour inside the building during certain hours to learn more about Columbia's past. You can also meander through the historic building or the grounds on your own accord with the help of a State House brochure. Be sure to look out for the bronze stars on the outside of the building that mark where Sherman's cannons hit during the Civil War.
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC, US 29201

Getting Here

From Greenville, take I-26 East to Columbia, then I-126 to Huger Street. Go 0.8 miles and turn left at the 4th traffic light onto Gervais Street. Go 0.3 miles to the second traffic light where you will turn right onto Lincoln Street. The CMCC is one block down on the right. From Florence, take I-20 West to Exit 73A to merge onto S Carolina 277 S toward Columbia. Continue for 6.6 miles onto Bull Street. Continue for 0.9 miles and turn right onto Gervais street, go 0.6 miles then turn left onto Lincoln Street. The CMCC will be one block down on the right. From Charleston, take I-26 West to Columbia. Take exit 115 to merge onto US-176 N/US-21N/US-321N toward Cayce. Continue 6 miles and turn left onto Huger Street. Continue for 0.6 miles and turn right on Gervais Street. Continue for 0.4 miles and turn right onto Lincoln Street. The CMCC will be one block down on the right. From Charlotte, take I-77 South to Columbia. Take exit 18 to merge onto S Carolina 277 S toward Augusta/1-20W/Columbia. Continue for 8.1 miles onto Bull Street. Continue 0.9 miles turn right onto Gervais Street. Go 0.6 miles and then turn left on Lincoln Street. The CMCC will be one block down on the right. From Atlanta, take I-20 East to Columbia. Take Exit 64A toward 1-26E/Columbia. Continue for 0.5 miles and merge onto 1-26 East. Take exit toward Huger Street. Continue for 0.2 miles and merge onto US-176E/US-21 S/ US-321 S. Continue for 0.8 miles and turn left onto Gervais Street. Continue for 0.4 miles and Turn right onto Lincoln Street. The CMCC will be one block down on the right. From the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, head south onto Airport Blvd for 0.9 miles then turn right onto John N. Hardee Expressway. Turn left onto SC-302/Airport Blvd. Continue for 2.3 miles and turn slightly left onto US-176 W/US-321 N (Charleston Hwy). Continue for 2.6 miles and then turn left on Huger Street. Continue on Huger Street for 0.6 miles and then turn right onto Gervais Street. Continue for 0.4 miles and turn right onto Lincoln Street. The CMCC will be one block down on the right.

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Paid parking
  • Valet parking
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 12.87 km from venue

More

Centrally located in South Carolina's historic state capital, our convention center is in the middle of an exiciting urban scene that includes open-air cafes, deluxe accommodations, live music, exciting sports venues, and concert tours. With our temperate seasons, Columbia offers your guests a perfect year-round business and social climate with a wide variety of world-class cultural and natural attractions. We're also only minutes away from major airport and interstates, giving you access to anywhere you need to be. Built in 2004, our downtown convention center is a modern and architecturally significant complex that's played host to some of the hottest special events in the Southeast. From magnificent receptions and cultural galas to corporate functions and international trade shows, our center is adaptable to the needs of most any meeting planner. The center is an impressive 142,500 square foot meeting/exhibit facility that offers bright and spacious pre-function spaces, a 16,700 square foot ballroom, 18,500 square feet of meeting space and a 23,700 square foot column-less exhibit hall.

Seasonality

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High season
Aug 15 – Nov 15
Jan 15 – May 15
Shoulder season
Low season
May 16 – Aug 14
Jan 1 – Jan 14
Nov 16 – Dec 31

Facility Restrictions

Exclusive Services: Catering, Utilities, and Security

Additional Information

Come see the high level of service you can receive at South Carolina's only downtown convention center, where we customize more than 80% of our menus to our clients taste & budget, and get to know each client and event personally!

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