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What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 17 - 20
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:24AM by Amanda Wynn
Get in the swing of spring this weekend and participate in the many exciting happenings going on in Columbia, SC, including the Indie Grits Film Festival, Disney on Ice, breathtaking art ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 11 - 13
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:09AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC features a premier film festival, family fun, outdoor adventures, music and more. Check out five things to do this weekend below, and then browse ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 3 – 6
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:35AM by Amanda Wynn
The month of April brings with it beautiful weather and exciting events! Check out these five things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do March 27 - 30
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:17AM by Renée Williamson
This weekend in Columbia, SC features family fun, Southern traditions, college sports, Grammy-winning music and more. Check out seven things to do this weekend below, and then browse our ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do March 20 - 23
Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:17PM by Renée Williamson
This weekend we welcome spring to Columbia, SC. We've missed it, for sure. Enjoy a weekend in the Columbia region with lots of things to do, including spring festivals, shopping excursions and ...
Indie Grits Film Festival: 2014 Party and Food Guide
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
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Indie Grits 2014: Complete Film Guide
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Back for its eighth year and taking place April 11 - 20, 2014, Indie Grits Film Festival is a one-stop-shop for the very best of the Southeast region's film, culinary, theatrical, art and music ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do March 13 - 16
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:06PM by Mary Elkin
It's heating up in Columbia, SC with one of the city's largest festivals, St. Pat's in Five Points! While you're here for some surprisingly Irish fun, sample craft beers from our local breweries ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do March 7 - 9
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:08AM by Amanda Wynn
Stroll down Main Street, attend a craft show, run a marathon and more! Find below six things to do in Columbia this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even more ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do February 27 – March 2
Posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:39AM by Amanda Wynn
From festivals and art performances to South Carolina State House tours and the happiest 5k on the planet, this weekend is full of things to do throughout the Columbia region:  ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do February 20 – 23
Posted on February 21, 2014 at 9:19AM by Renée Williamson
Whether you're in Columbia, SC for the weekend or a day, this weekend offers movies and music, food and shopping, events, dancing and more. Find below 5 things to do Friday through Sunday ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do February 13 - 16
Posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:55AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Due to weather conditions, some events listed below may be canceled or locations may be closed temporarily. Be sure to check with the location about openings and closings, and only travel if you know ...
Valentine's Day 2014 in The New Romantic Hot Spot
Posted on February 8, 2014 at 3:43AM by Mary Elkin
Southern hospitality comes naturally in Columbia, SC. So when the ultimate day of love rolls around, you can be sure we'll help make your romantic evening or weekend unforgettable. From a quiet ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do February 6 - 9
Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:00PM by Mary Elkin
From concerts to one-of-a-kind art exhibits, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our six suggestions below, but also be ...
What's Hot This Week: 5 Things to Do January 31 - February 5
Posted on January 31, 2014 at 11:14AM by Renée Williamson
Whether you’re looking for events and things to do around the Columbia region, or plan on visiting one of Columbia, SC’s sports bars to watch “The Big Game,” this weekend and ...
What’s Hot This Week: 5 Things to Do January 23 – 29
Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:57AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From concerts to culinary celebrations, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our five suggestions below, but also be sure to ...

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