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The BOO! Southern Hot Spot
Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Beware, ghastly ghouls are lurking around every corner of Columbia, SC this October. Enjoy the crisp weather while sipping apple cider and carving the perfect Jack O' Lantern. The BOO! ...
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera at Columbia Museum of Art
Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:48AM by Dayna Cantelmi
   Norman Rockwell, "The Kid with the Camera Eye," was a famous illustrator revered for his incredible ability to idealistically capture everyday moments. From iconic Americana ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do October 16-19
Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Ready to sail off to a new adventure? In the spirit of Columbus Day, set your sights on discovering Columbia, SC! Scour our 8 categories of things to do listed below and don't forget to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do October 8-12
Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
This weekend, Columbia, SC is spilling over with great events! The opening of the South Carolina State Fair is the main attraction supported by side stage events such as main-stage performances, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do October 2-5
Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
October has arrived! Even though the weather is still famously hot, it's time for spooky attractions and all things pumpkin flavored. Browse our 7 autumn-themed things to do listed below ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do September 25-28
Posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're visiting the Columbia area for USC Parent's Weekend, ESPN College GameDay or one of our top-rated famously hot attractions, this weekend is full of events that cater to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do September 18 – 21
Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Need a recipe for the perfect weekend? Combine Greek food, farm festivals and a patriotic 5K with a sprinkle of animals and top it off with amazing concerts. All can be found in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do September 11 – 14
Posted on September 10, 2014 at 3:45PM by Alli Finkelston
There's lots to do this weekend in Columbia, SC! Browse our 5 suggestions for things to do listed below and don't forget to check out our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do September 4 - 7
Posted on September 4, 2014 at 7:52AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a bustling weekend in Columbia, SC with celebrations, events, sports, exhibits and more filling up all the days and nights. We have 8 suggestions for things to do listed below and our calendar ...
What's Hot This Labor Day Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 28 - September 1
Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:10PM by Dayna Cantelmi
A holiday weekend means one extra day to get out and explore everything the Columbia region has to offer! From a festival and football games to zombies, exhibits and more, there's no shortage of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do August 21 - 24
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:14AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity with festivals, shows, shopping, exhibits and more! Read through our 7 suggestions for things to do listed below and get swept up in the fun! ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do August 14 - 17
Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a whirlwind of activity this weekend in Columbia, SC! From grand openings and a fishing expo to a number of shows and exhibits, we can barely keep up with all of the wonderful things happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 7 - 10
Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Vacation may be beginning to come to a close, but summer is still in the air and there are plenty of activities scheduled to fill up your weekend in Columbia, SC! Read on for six suggestions on ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do July 31 - August 3
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Kick off the final full month of summer with a bang this weekend by participating in all of the exciting things going on in Columbia, SC! From enjoying a refreshing beer at the zoo to seeing a play ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 24 - 27
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Looking for some fun things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend? You're in luck because there are plenty of events, exhibits, shows and more going on throughout the region all weekend long! See ...

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Self-Guided Art Tour

  • 1101 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-545-0001
  • Fax: 803-545-0013
  • Tollfree: 800-264-4884
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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center invites you to take a self-guided art tour of the facility. Pick up your copy of the self-guided art tour brochure in the Columbia Regional Visitors Center, located on the upper level of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and start the tour.

The art was created by local artists who drew inspiration from the region's three rivers and the brick masonry facade. Resulting pieces include abstract paintings, traditional landscapes and others in between.

The Convention Center itself is a work of art. The red brick, linear shapes, and metal canopies of the center relate to the existing city fabric, while its crisp forms, soaring spaces and expanses of clear glass set it apart as an exciting new addition. Elaborately landscaped and ideal for our year-round climate, the terraced garden area allows visitors to relax amongst magnolia trees, exotic plants, and custom gazebo.

Visitors move through expansive concourses and pre-function spaces, enjoying views to the garden, to Lincoln Street and up toward the State House. Daylight from the glass skylights and exterior walls enhance the rich interior color palette drawn from the community's historic and natural environment. The custom carpets of the facility are inspired by palmetto and river themes that further reinforce a strong sense of place.

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Meeting Facilities
  • 25,000+ sq. ft. meeting/exhibit space:
  • A/V Technology Preferred Providers:
  • Catering Available In House:
  • High Speed Internet:
  • Outdoor Function Space:
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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 15
  • Total Sqft.: 57,000
  • Largest Room: 17,135
  • Theatre Capacity: 2,000
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,450
  • Classroom Capacity: 1,200
  • Exhibit Space:
  • Exhibits: 24,700
  • Number of Booths: 140
  • Reception Capacity: 2,000
  • Ceiling: 30
  • Description: Welcome to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This dazzling 142,500 square-foot facility was designed with you in mind! From abundant pre-function space to beautifully equipped break out rooms; a 24,700 square-foot, column free exhibit hall to an exquisite 17,135 square-foot ballroom -- your next meeting or event is sure to be an overwhelming success!
  • Distance to Airport: 9

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Columbia Ballroom 116 X 145   24     17135.00     1200     850     1000     1200  
Columbia Ballroom Division A 110 X 53   24     6290.00     400     340     328     400  
Columbia Ballroom Division B 116 X 46   24     5470.00     350     280     304     350  
Columbia Ballroom Division C 110 X 53   24     5375.00     350     280     304     350  
Exhibit Hall 160 X 150   30     24700.00     2000     1200     1450     2000  
Congaree Room 35 X 59   14     2135.00     140     90     80     140  
Congaree Room 1A 35 X 28   14     1080.00     70     50     40     70  
Congaree Room 1B 35 X 28   14     1055.00     70     50     40     70  
Richland Room 61 X 90   16     5540.00     400     300     304     400  
Richland Room 2A 61 X 30   16     1900.00     135     100     112     135  
Richland Room 2B 61 X 28   16     1840.00     130     96     80     130  
Richland Room 2C 61 X 28   16     1800.00     125     100     80     125  
Lexington Room 61 X 65   16     4045.00     280     200     192     280  
Lexington Room 3A 61 X 35   16     2235.00     130     100     96     130  
Lexington Room 3B 61 X 28   16     1810.00     125     96     80     125  
Carolina Room 29 X 58   14     1930.00     130     90     70     130  
Carolina Room 4A 29 X 27   14     950.00     60     40     32     60  
Carolina Room 4B 29 X 28   14     980.00     60     40     32     60  
Hall of Fame Room 25 X 60   13     1540.00     80     65     72     80  
Boardroom X   9