In Columbia, SC, you’ll find South Carolina’s only downtown convention center–a 142,500 sq.-ft. facility in the middle of an exciting urban scene that includes open-air cafes, deluxe accommodations, live music and exciting sports venues.
With three interstates that intersect the city and a regional airport, Columbia is easy to get to and once you’re here, it’s easy to get around. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) is equipped with 270 free parking spaces that are available on a first come, first-served basis, as well as nearby access to hundreds of additional spaces.
The building is designed with the utmost versatility in mind and can be broken down into up to 19 fully-customizable rooms, including a 16,700 sq.-ft. ballroom and a 23,700 sq.-ft. column-free exhibit hall.
Getting and staying connected is important. With newly increased fiber and access points, we’re proud to offer fast, free basic WiFi to all attendees. Tech-heavy groups will be happy to know we have the capability to provide internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.
Definitely fit for foodies, our in-house catering team customizes over 85 percent of our menus to meet your taste and budget, as well as focuses on fresh, regionally-sourced products.
Plentiful accommodations, walkability and overall manageability take many of the headaches out of event planning and execution. CMCC’s convenient downtown location offers easy access to more than 1,500 affordable hotel rooms and over 60 different restaurants and bars within a one mile radius in the Vista and Main Street districts. With so much to see and do, event attendees can look forward to exploring this capital city with a college town vibe beyond the main event.
Come as you are and discover all that makes Columbia SC a real Southern hot spot. We’ll be waiting to welcome your group with a glass of sweet tea, unless of course you’d prefer something barrel-aged or bacon-infused.