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What's Hot This Weekend: Blonde Redhead, Soda City Comic Con Oct. 2 - 4
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 11:23AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and Halloween frights to exhibits and on-stage delights, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue reading for our roundup below, then go through our calendar of ...
What To Do in Columbia, MO This Game Day Weekend
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 9:18AM by Guest Blogger
      We're so excited to have some fellow ‘Columbians' visiting this weekend! You may be coming for the game but we hope you'll take some extra time to explore our town and get ...
Top Concerts in Columbia, SC through December
Posted on September 29, 2015 at 6:16AM by Kelsey Carmichael
The fall and winter in Columbia, SC are hot with concerts! From major headliners to regional or tribute bands, this lineup is sure to get your feet dancing and your heads rocking. Ready to catch a ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Julius Caesar, SC Gamecocks Football, Irmo Okra Strut Sept. 25 – 27
Posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:13AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The weather may be getting cooler, but there's still a bunch of famously hot things to do this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Fall Festival, Jubilee: Festival of Heritage, Oktoberfest Sept. 18 - 20
Posted on September 16, 2015 at 1:49PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia is full to bursting with festivals, concerts, plays, new exhibits and more this weekend. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and jump right in to all that's happening around the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC Gamecocks Football, From Marilyn to Mao Sept. 11 - 13
Posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:34AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There are exhibits, events, concerts and games galore this weekend, so get out and enjoy them! Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Year of the Shag Celebration, Labor Day Festival & Parade Sept. 4 - 7
Posted on September 4, 2015 at 8:50AM by Kelsey Carmichael
Fill up your Labor Day Weekend with events to make it feel like fall! From football to shag lessons, to Labor Day celebrations, you will have no trouble keeping busy this holiday weekend. Don't be ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Freeway Music Festival, Woodcreek Classic August 28 - 30
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend you can enjoy symphonic sounds or rock n' roll, watch a game of golf or just wear golf attire in Five Points or indulge in burgers and brews or boiled peanuts. Whatever your ...
Eight places celebrate 352 years of business in Columbia, SC
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 7:22AM by Kelsey Carmichael
The new and "tried and true" in Columbia, SC celebrated anniversaries over the past few weeks with a collective 352 years of business. No matter how old, each has unique qualities that give customers ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rise N' Slide, Latin Festival, Reggaetronic August 21 - 23
Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
School may be back in session, but summer isn't over yet! Spend your weekend soaking up the sun and spending time outdoors at various events around town. Keep reading for our roundup below and then ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, "Big City" August 14 - 16
Posted on August 14, 2015 at 7:27AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Soak up the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of summer this weekend! Visit an exhibit at one of our museums, listen to some live music at this year's Summer Concert Series finale or get wrapped up ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Soda City Market, Summer Sidewalk Sale August 7 - 9
Posted on August 6, 2015 at 1:26PM by Dayna Cantelmi
The school year is quickly approaching, so make the most of your remaining summer days! Check out the exhibits at our museums, go see a show or snag deals at the Summer Sidewalk Sale and fresh ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Summer Concert Series, DOKO Rodeo, Ratstafest July 31 - Aug. 2
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 6:48AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The summer days are not drifting away - they're just warming up! Enjoy the season and get outside in the sun and fresh air this weekend. Check out our roundup below and then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blaktastik, Blowfish Baseball July 24 - 26
Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's much to do both indoors and out this weekend! Read our roundup of weekend activities below for inspiration on how to either beat the heat or soak up the sun. Be sure to also check out ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Repticon July 17 - 19
Posted on July 16, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, live music and tomato bobbing await the whole family this weekend at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Read on for our roundup below or take a look at our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Mac Madness, Discover the Dinosaurs July 10 - 12
Posted on July 7, 2015 at 9:36AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The summer months are all about enjoying great food and famously hot weather. Read our roundup below or check out our calendar of events to find out how to do both and so much more this ...

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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  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
  • Seating Available:
  • Size in Square Feet: 1
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