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What's Hot This Weekend: Festivals, Oz and Gamecock Football
Posted on September 28, 2016 at 7:18AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Autumn is in the air and a weekend full of fun events and activities are in store! Continue reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for all that's going on in ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Okra, Fall Festivals and Country Music
Posted on September 23, 2016 at 6:04AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer may be over, but there's still a ton of things to do this weekend! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Jubilee, Greek Festival and Gamecock Football
Posted on September 16, 2016 at 7:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Football, festivals and fitness, oh my! This weekend has all the fixin's to get you ready for fall. Continue reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Maroon 5, Roller Derby and Festivals
Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:23AM by Dayna Cantelmi
September is moving full steam ahead with a jam-packed schedule of events this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...
What's Hot This Labor Day Weekend: SC Pride, Fireflies and Cedar Creek
Posted on September 2, 2016 at 6:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Take advantage of the long weekend and pack in as many summer activities as you can before the fall chill soon begins to creep in! Read on for our roundup below, then look through our calendar ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Comic Con, Latin Festival and Lasers
Posted on August 12, 2016 at 6:20AM by Dayna Cantelmi
September is drawing near, but this weekend is packed with events that will allow you to cling to summer a little longer. Continue reading for our roundup below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Water Balloons and a Crab Feast
Posted on August 11, 2016 at 6:30AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From a historic water balloon battle to a seafood feast, the events lined up this weekend send summer vacation off with a bang. Read on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Reggae, Boiled Peanuts and Fireflies
Posted on August 4, 2016 at 8:36AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With so many summer events in store, fun in the sun is the theme of the weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse through our calendar of events for even more that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Daufuskie, Shopping and Plastic Models
Posted on August 4, 2016 at 7:22AM by Dayna Cantelmi
School isn't back in session just yet! Make the most of these remaining summer days by enjoying the activities and events we have lined up this weekend. Check out our roundup below, then take a ...
What's Hot This Weekend: South Congaree Chamionship Rodeo, Fireflies vs. Asheville July 29 - 31
Posted on July 21, 2016 at 1:42PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Finish up July with a bang! Whether you wish to bask in the summer weather or cool off indoors, there are plenty of options to do either this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Friday Night Laser Lights, Soda City Market, Summer Movie Series July 22-24
Posted on July 21, 2016 at 1:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
A slew of exciting summertime events are in store this weekend! Check out our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for even more happenings in Columbia, SC. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Bubble Run, "The Little Mermaid" July 15 - 17
Posted on July 15, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bubbles, baseball and butterflies are just a few of the things you can enjoy this weekend! Find out what else we have in store in our roundup below, then look through our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: XTERRA Trail Run, Twilight in the Garden, Repticon Columbia July 8 - 10
Posted on July 6, 2016 at 1:30PM by Dayna Cantelmi
This #famouslyhot weekend offers everything from theatre and summer series to baseball and colorful conventions! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Lake Murray's 4th of July Celebration, Lexington Peach Festival July 1 - 4
Posted on July 1, 2016 at 6:33AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Celebrate America's independence this weekend with fireworks, festivals, baseball and more! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything going ...

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

  • 1101 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-545-0001
  • Fax: 803-545-0013
  • Tollfree: 800-264-4884
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Welcome to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Centrally located in South Carolina's historic state capitol, the convention center is in the middle of an exciting urban scene that includes open-air cafes, deluxe accommodations, live music, exciting sports venues and concert tours. The convention center is only minutes away from a 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. The center is an impressive 142,500 square foot meeting/exhibit facility that boasts a 17,135 square foot ballroom, 15,145 square feet of meeting space and a 24,700 square foot exhibit hall.

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  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
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  • 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                      

Banzaicon 2016

November 11-13, 2016
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
As South Carolina's autumn anime convention, Banzaicon offers a wide range of fun events, panel discussions on your favorite fan-topics, workshops, vendors, a cosplay contest, arcade games, and ...More»

Crafty Feast

December 11, 2016
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Crafty Feast is an independent, juried craft fair that began in May of 2009 and specializes in experimental, non-traditional and unique handmade or repurposed crafts. Vendors range from unusual ...More»