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SCHA William L. Yates Conference Center

  • 1000 Center Point Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-796-3080
  • Fax: 803-772-7477
  • Visit Website

The Meeting Place specializes in small and medium-sized gatherings, catering to guests who want a professional, quietly sophisticated setting without the distractions of a large convention center or hotel. Completed in 2004, our facility is spacious and flexible, and includes the latest amenities and technologies desired by business and social event planners.

Situated in a lushly landscaped green space, ringed by hardwoods and pines and a private lake, one would never know The Meeting Place is located right off Interstates 20 and 26. This provides ease of access for in-town and out-of-town guests without the congestion of a downtown location. The Meeting Place is part of the Center Point Professional Complex and includes extensive parking. Guests can drive right up to the building and park.

Meeting Space
The Meeting Place is ideally suited for a variety of gatherings, accommodating groups up to 230 people. We are the perfect venue for executive planning sessions, seminars, continuing education and large presentations. Guests may also choose from our boardroom, classrooms and ballroom settings. Social events such as weddings, family reunions and anniversaries also find our facilities welcoming. The spaciousness of our reception area, gallery and ballroom allows for ease of movement. Events can also utilize our back patio overlooking Center Point Lake.

Everything about The Meeting Place is tasteful and designed to anticipate the needs of our guests. From the simple elegance of our reception area to the spacious gallery to the expansive ballroom, the space is welcoming but never overwhelming. Our meeting technology is state-of-the-art and includes a 4000 ANSI lumen projection system, DVD and Super VHS audiovisual equipment, 9’ X 12’ screen, and a technical staff to ensure everything is working properly. We also have a full catering kitchen as well as setups for buffets and banquets. But the little things are what make The Meeting Place special. A communications center with phones and Internet access for between meeting breaks. Spacious rest areas. A professional, friendly staff.

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  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
SCHA William L. Yates Conference Center Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 4
  • Total Sqft.: 7,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 228
  • Classroom Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Distance to Airport: 10
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