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What's Hot This Weekend: Kenny Chesney, Carolina Cup, America Loves Bacon Festival March 27 - 29
Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:29AM by Alli Finkelston
Hold on to your hats folks, this is a big weekend to be in Columbia. "Come over" to the Colonial Life Arena where country crooner Kenny Chesney will play with special guests Jake Owen and ...
What's Hot This Weekend: NCAA Women's Basketball, Cinderella, Soda City Suds Week March 20 - 22
Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Let's go Gamecocks! Cheer on the number one seed, University of South Carolina Gameocks, as they dribble to the hoop against Savannah State to kick off the NCAA Women's Basketball ...
What's Hot This St. Patrick's Day Weekend March 12 - 15
Posted on March 12, 2015 at 9:30AM by Alli Finkelston
We're feelin' lucky here in Columbia, SC! This weekend's St. Pat's in Five Points will be a good time for all you leprechauns. Want more on the festival? Check out our blog post to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: The Avett Brothers, Columbia Marathon, St. Pat's Kick Off March 5 - 8
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:30AM by Alli Finkelston
Hello sunshine! Springtime has finally arrived in famously hot Columbia, SC, just in time for the St. Pat's in Five Points Kick-Off. Celebrate the Gaelic season by dying the iconic Five Points ...
What's Hot This Weekend: February 27 - March 1 Lake Carolina Oyster Roast, Swan Lake, Gamecocks Run
Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Columbia, SC is a one-stop shop for visitors who want to sashay with Swan Lake, shuck oysters at Lake Carolina and sprint through the historic USC horsehoe. Check out these famously hot weekend ...
Columbia Museum of Art's New "Seeking the Ideal" Exhibit
Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Close your eyes and picture springtime. Now, try not to smile as images of the blinding sun, laughing children and rolling meadows come to mind. As Charles Courtney Curran said, "What normal human ...
What's Hot This Valentine's Weekend: February 13 - 15
Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:06PM by Alli Finkelston
Bitten by the love bug? Columbia, SC is the perfect destination for a famously hot date night. Listen up, here's a cheat sheet on how to spoil your sweetie: scour our Valentine's Day ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Monster Jam, MGC Long Run February 5-8
Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're searching for a night of massive machines or an evening of refined art, you'll find it in Columbia, SC. This weekend is full of big names and bigger entertainment so don't miss out on ...
Top 5 Ways To Get Your Shamrock On at the 33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:59AM by Alli Finkelston
Follow the rainbow to the 33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Be Irish for the day at the Columbia region's biggest annual street festival and ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 29 - February 1
Posted on January 28, 2015 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether it's making history with basketball success or celebrating history with the commemoration of the burning of Columbia, one thing is for sure, this capital city always keeps you on your toes. ...
Love, Peace & Hip-Hop Fundraiser Features Grammy-Winning Group The Lox
Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:24PM by Renée Williamson
 The Love, Peace & Hip-Hop festival's annual fundraiser features Grammy-award winning group, The Lox, this Saturday, January 31, at Music Farm Columbia.  The Lox, or Living off ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 22-25
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're looking for art, history, food, science or family fun, you can find it all this weekend in Columbia, SC. Here's some ideas for things to do through Sunday in The New Southern Hot Spot: ...
Famously Hot Valentine’s Day 2015 in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Before heading out the door, make sure you have these Valentine's Day must-haves. Grab some flowers for your sweetheart at Rosewood Florist or some sweet treats like Hugs & ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Restaurant Week, Craft Beer Week, Norman Rockwell Exhibit January 16 - 18
Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Start loosening your belt loops and warming up your taste buds because Columbia is a foodie paradise this weekend! Restaurant Week, Columbia Craft Beer Week and World Beer Festival all invite ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 8 - 11
Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Ready, Set, Reservation! Grab your forks and dig in to Restaurant Week Columbia at Blue Marlin, Motor Supply Co. Bistro, The Oak Table or one of the many other ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 31 - January 4
Posted on December 30, 2014 at 11:15AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity this weekend with a variety of glitzy New Year's Eve bashes, sporting events and museum exhibits of all sorts! Keep reading for the complete rundown of all ...
  
Top 10 Visitor Favorites
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Want to feed a giraffe or get cozy with a flamingo? The 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 creatures, with even more fun in a three-story ropes course, four zip-lines, nature trails, pony rides and more.
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Art, history, science and discovery collide in Columbia, SC at our many museums. Step back in time at the region’s historic museums, reflect on the finer things in life at an art museum, or find the inner child at the Southeast’s largest children’s museum.
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South Carolina’s only national park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the Southeast and contains some of the nation’s tallest trees. Experience the park through many opportunities, including an elevated boardwalk, guided canoe trips and even nighttime hikes.
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The South Carolina State House overlooks downtown Columbia, SC’s Main Street and is a must-see on any trip. The copper Greek Revival dome and Corinthian columns adorn the structure, while six stars mark where Union cannonballs struck the building during the Civil War.
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Located between downtown Columbia and Lake Murray, Saluda Shoals Park offers paved and unpaved hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing on the Saluda River, trout fishing, horseback riding and a splash pad for the little ones.
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This 18,000-seat arena is your ticket to popular music and entertainment, hosting names like Taylor Swift, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Billy Joel, performances by Cirque du Soleil, Gamecocks basketball games, the circus and even more.
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Learn how to sail, kayak or canoe, scuba dive, water ski or just cruise this watery playground. In late summer, thousands of purple martins converge on Bomb Island, the largest roosting sanctuary in North America.
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Whether you’re a Gamecock or an opponent, you’ll enjoy game day in Columbia, SC. Baseball and football fans tailgate in style before heading to the stadium for a frenzied afternoon or evening of jumping to “Sandstorm.”
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Locals agree that Columbia's barbecue, smoky pulled pork smothered in our unique mustard-based sauce, is a must-try on any trip to the region. Most “joints” will offer a wide variety of Southern food, including fried chicken, hash and rice, hush puppies and macaroni and cheese.
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Boutiques, antique stores, and large malls and shopping villages give visitors the opportunity to snag something Southern as a wearable or local product. Try Devine Street, Five Points, the Congaree Vista, Main Street, Village at Sandhill or other hot spots throughout the region.
  

Meeting Facilities


If you're looking for the perfect meeting facility for your next event, it's time to "Think Columbia!" 

With over 537,449 square feet of meeting space available in the region (including a 142,500 sq. ft. Convention Center), there are several conventional & unconventional facilities to choose from for your next event. Browse the meeting facilities below, searchable by location, sq. footage and facility type. 

Need a group block? Let the CVB sales professionals save you valuable time in your search for the best hotel and meeting facility rates. Your complimentary proposal packet includes the best rates for your next event. Get the process started by submitting your RFP or contacting our sales department.

 

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Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

  • 347 Zimalcrest Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-2300
  • Fax: (803) 772-6965
  • Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison
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  • Largest Room: 630
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 149
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Theater Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 45
Conveniently located at the intersection of I-20 and I-26, we are just minutes away from Columbia's favorite destinations. Within a short drive you can reach Downtown's Congaree Vista, Riverbanks ... More »

Clarion Hotel Downtown

  • 1615 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-8711
  • Fax: (803) 252-3010
  • Tollfree: 800-277-8711
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 4,500
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Sleeping Rooms: 86
  • Classroom Capacity: 240
  • Theater Capacity: 600
  • Banquet Capacity: 320
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Southern hospitality, spacious rooms, first-class amenities and unparalleled service abound at Clarion Hotel Downtown in Columbia, South Carolina. Neatly situated near the downtown business ... More »

Columbia DoubleTree by Hilton

  • 2100 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-0300
  • Fax: (803) 731-2839
  • Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison
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  • Largest Room: 11,000
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 12
  • Sleeping Rooms: 203
  • Classroom Capacity: 700
  • Theater Capacity: 1,500
  • Banquet Capacity: 800
  • Reception Capacity: 1,500
Guests at our Columbia, SC hotel enjoy a wealth of amenities, including complimentary transportation to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, wired and ... More »

Columbia Marriott Hotel

  • 1200 Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-7000
  • Fax: (803) 254-2911
  • Tollfree: 800-880-1885
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 6,683
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 16
  • Sleeping Rooms: 300
  • Classroom Capacity: 350
  • Theater Capacity: 700
  • Banquet Capacity: 500
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000
Situated in the heart of downtown, our beautifully renovated Columbia hotel offers the quality accommodations and hallmark service you have come to expect from Marriott. Our Columbia hotel offers ... More »

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

  • 630 Assembly Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-7800
  • Fax: 803-252-5909
  • Tollfree: 888-979-6800
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 4,788
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 189
  • Classroom Capacity: 250
  • Theater Capacity: 700
  • Banquet Capacity: 500
  • Reception Capacity: 700
Location is everything! Staying at the Courtyard® Columbia Downtown at USC you are walking distance to the Historic Vista District robust with history, shopping and night life.  Our hotel is 5 ... More »

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

  • 200 Stoneridge Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-252-8700
  • Fax: (803) 256-8749
  • Tollfree: 800-EMBASSY
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 8,780
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 16
  • Sleeping Rooms: 218
  • Classroom Capacity: 550
  • Theater Capacity: 1,200
  • Banquet Capacity: 750
  • Reception Capacity: 1,100
At Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone hotel you'll experience a high standard of spacious two-room suite accommodations that will leave you wanting to return again and again.We aim to provide ... More »

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Columbia Northeast

  • 120 Blarney Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-760-1700
  • Fax: (803) 760-1701
  • Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson
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  • Largest Room: 1,100
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Sleeping Rooms: 96
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 70
Located near everything Columbia has to offer for both business and leisure travelers, we are 10 minutes from downtown and only minutes from Fort Jackson. Smoke-free facility features free hot ... More »

Hampton Inn Downtown Historic District

  • 822 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-231-2000
  • Fax: (803) 231-2868
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 375
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Sleeping Rooms: 122
  • Classroom Capacity: 14
  • Theater Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 24
Located in the heart of Downtown, our finely appointed guestrooms are equipped with every modern convenience while maintaining the look and feel of the surrounding Historic District.ÿ Rich colors ... More »

Hilton Columbia Center

  • 924 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-744-7800
  • Fax: (803) 744-7777
  • Tollfree: 800-HILTONS
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 3,600
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 8
  • Sleeping Rooms: 222
  • Classroom Capacity: 168
  • Theater Capacity: 240
  • Banquet Capacity: 220
  • Reception Capacity: 280
Experience our intimate and upscale Hiltonr Columbia Center hotel in Columbia South Carolina, ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Elegant in ... More »

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison

  • 434 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6640
  • Fax: (803) 407-6639
  • Tollfree: 877-STAYHGI
  • Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 143
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Located conveniently off I-26 in Northwest Columbia near the Columbiana Mall, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Columbia, South Carolina is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. ... More »

Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

  • 1619 Pendleton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-779-7779
  • Fax: (803) 779-2197
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 117
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 105
Welcome to the Inn at USC. This elegant boutique hotel, located on the historic campus of the University of South Carolina in the heart of downtown Columbia, boasts 117 luxurious guestrooms and ... More »

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Columbia Downtown/The Vista

  • 511 Lady Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2333
  • Fax: (803) 978-2334
  • Tollfree: 800-627-7468
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 100
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 132
  • Classroom Capacity: 70
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Located in the heart of the Vista area and Downtown Columbia. Our hotel has more than 3000 square feet of meeting space as well as a full-service bar. We are perfect for business travelers, ... More »

Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • 230 Greystone Boulevard
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-239-4663
  • Fax: (803) 239-2700
  • Tollfree: 800-CALL HOME
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 1,440
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 81
  • Classroom Capacity: 70
  • Theater Capacity: 55

Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/Vista

  • 819 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2013
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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300 Senate

  • 300 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-748-8909
  • Fax: (803) 748-4625
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Theater Capacity: 175
  • Reception Capacity: 250

701 Whaley Street

  • 701 Whaley Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-0101
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000

Ariel's Special Events Facility

  • 1734 Mobile Avenue
  • West Columbia, SC 29172
  • Phone: 803-936-0505
  • Fax: (803) 936-0552
  • Region: West Columbia/ Cayce/Airport
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Classroom Capacity: 240
  • Reception Capacity: 400

Arsenal Hill Center

  • City of Columbia Parks and Recreation
  • 1800 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-733-8439
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Theater Capacity: 144
  • Reception Capacity: 200

Best Western Executive Inn & Suites

  • 1720 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-561-9027
  • Fax: (803) 561-9887
  • Tollfree: 800-528-1234
  • Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Sleeping Rooms: 68

Best Western Plus Columbia Northeast

  • 7525 Two Notch Road
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-736-6666
  • Fax: (803) 788-6011
  • Tollfree: 800-WESTERN
  • Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson
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  • Largest Room: 1,178
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Sleeping Rooms: 112
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 80

Big Apple

  • 1000 Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-252-7742
  • Fax: (803) 929-7695
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Reception Capacity: 125

Brookland Banquet and Conference Center

  • Phone: 803-744-7906
  • Fax: (803) 796-6804
  • Region: West Columbia/ Cayce/Airport
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
  • Classroom Capacity: 1,000
  • Theater Capacity: 1,200
  • Reception Capacity: 900

Candlewood Suites - Columbia/Ft. Jackson

  • 921 Atlas Road
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-727-1299
  • Fax: (803) 727-1289
  • Tollfree: 888-226-3539
  • Region: Columbia SE & Ft. Jackson
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Sleeping Rooms: 112
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 35

Capital City Club

  • 1201 Main Street, 25th Floor
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-256-2000
  • Fax: (803) 254-3468
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
  • Theater Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 450

Carolina Coliseum

  • 701 Assembly Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-777-5113
  • Fax: 803-777-5114
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Theater Capacity: 12,803
  • Reception Capacity: 1,800
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