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What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Black History Parade, Mardis Gras Columbia Feb. 5 - 7
Posted on February 5, 2016 at 7:26AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The winter blues don't exist in Columbia. This weekend is packed with events, festivals, exhibits, shows and more! Continue on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of ...
10 Local Hints for Valentine's Day
Posted on February 4, 2016 at 8:07AM by Guest Blogger
Love is in the air in Columbia, SC as Valentine's Day approaches. Whether looking for the perfect gift or romantic moment, here are some ideas to show some love this holiday.Bruges ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "Aladdin," Dinos: The Big Dig, CMA Chamber Music on Main Jan. 29 - 31
Posted on January 29, 2016 at 9:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From clogging and dinosaurs to shopping and State House tours, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar ...
What's Hot This Weekend: World Beer Festival, "Strings and Salsa," "Circus XTREME" Jan. 22 - 24
Posted on January 21, 2016 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Art, theatre, dinosaurs, craft beer - we've got all of this and more this weekend! Read through for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "Treasure Island," Restaurant Week, "Freedom Fest 2016" Jan. 15 - 17
Posted on January 14, 2016 at 12:09PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Do a little bit of everything this weekend! Take advantage of the special menus and deals during the final days of Restaurant Week Columbia, peruse the booths at Soda City Market, visit the museums ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Restaurant Week, Walk for Life, CMA Gallery Tour Jan. 8 - 10
Posted on January 8, 2016 at 10:52AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The holidays are now over and the new year means a whole year ahead of new experiences and opportunities. Jump right in and see all that's going on this weekend. Read our roundup below, then check ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "Got Snow Festival," Main Street Ice, WinterFest Jan. 1 - 3
Posted on December 31, 2015 at 8:37AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Kick off the new year in Columbia, SC! From exhibits and ice skating to shopping and concerts, we have everything you need to start 2016 off right. Check out our roundup below, then take a look ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Breakfast with Santa, WinterFest, "The Nutcracker" Dec. 18 - 20
Posted on December 16, 2015 at 1:49PM by Dayna Cantelmi
The weather outside is delightful, so celebrate the holidays in the sun with your loved ones! Continue reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything ...
Slow Down and Enjoy the Scenery in Columbia, SC
Posted on December 15, 2015 at 7:47AM by Guest Blogger
Sweet tea should be sipped slowly and enjoyed, and a visit to Columbia, SC requires you to slow down and visit with purpose. Columbia is a true Southern city that still has a distinct aura of the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Crafty Feast, Hannukah Party, Santapalooza Dec. 11 - 13
Posted on December 11, 2015 at 7:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend is packed with everything from exhibits and plays to concerts and seasonal festivities. Join in on the fun and keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Carolina Carillon Parade, Tracy Morgan, Snowball Festival Dec. 4 - 6
Posted on December 4, 2015 at 9:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Whether working off Thanksgiving dinner at the Warm A Heart Race 10K & 5K, laughing at Tracy Morgan's hilarious standup or getting in the holiday spirit at various events around town, there's a ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Main Street Ice, SC vs. Clemson, Holiday Lights on the River Nov. 27 - 29
Posted on November 24, 2015 at 1:23PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be thankful for time spent with family and friends this weekend whether it's at the South Carolina vs. Clemson game, one of our world-class museums or supporting local shops for Small Business ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Oyster Festival, Lights Before Christmas, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Posted on November 19, 2015 at 1:09PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From eating your fill of fresh oysters and brisket to cheering on the Gamecocks and beginning to deck the halls with boughs of holly, there's a wide array of fun events happening this weekend. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, SC Gamecocks Football, Rocking 4 Relief Nov. 13 - 15
Posted on November 13, 2015 at 8:19AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's a noticeable fall crisp in the air and we have plenty of famously hot events, exhibits and things to do going on this weekend. Read through our roundup below, then refer to ...
2015 Guide to Columbia, SC's Holiday Events: Santa, Holiday Lights, Performances, Parties and More
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 3:49PM by Renée Williamson
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've got a must-do list of Christmas and holiday events in Columbia, SC to get you in the yuletide spirit! Whether catching a show, seeing ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the region's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need ...
  
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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Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/Vista

  • 819 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2013
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 978
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Sleeping Rooms: 130
  • Classroom Capacity: 65
  • Theater Capacity: 90
The newest hotel in the Famously Hot entertainment district known as The Vista! 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
  • Visit Website
  • 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 »

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 »

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 »

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: 800-593-6465
  • Region: Columbia City Center
  • Visit Website
  • 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
Visit the Columbia Marriott hotel, located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area near the University of South Carolina. Our hotel offers some of the finest accommodations in Columbia, SC. The ... 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
  • Visit Website
  • 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 »

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
Whether you're staying for a few nights or more, you will enjoy our spacious studio or one-bedroom suites featuring fully equipped kitchens with full size refrigerators, microwave, two burner ... 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
  • Visit Website
  • Largest Room: 100
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Sleeping Rooms: 132
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Theater Capacity: 125
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
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 »

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
  • Visit Website
  • 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

1208 Washington Place

  • 1208 Washington Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-476-0285
  • Region: Columbia City Center
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  • Largest Room: 3,700
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Classroom Capacity: 250
  • Theater Capacity: 387
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 341

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
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