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Address: 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201-3133
Phone Number: +1 803-545-0000
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00

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Great Venue

This is a great facility for small competitions, office parties, and other events. they do a great job and it is located near the Vista so you can walk to restaurants and bars.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2015
Rambler17
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Hemingway
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

The parking garage was big enough for our bigger truck. The convention center had adequate space and comfortable furniture. It is a beautiful place.

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Gainesville, Florida
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This convention center is a good place for a professional society meeting. Big without being too huge, it can handle a good-sized convention. The Tourist Information Center inside was short of information, being more interested in selling sandwiches than in providing maps, etc. Bummer.

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Thank George E
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Our daughter was in competition Saturday, we drove up from Moncks Corner. We parked in the parking garage across the street. When we entered the Convention Center we were told we need tickets to watch the competition. We stood in line for 10-15 minutes only to find out they only except cash! were told to use the Citizens ATM located... More 

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Thank Geisel K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

What an ugly building. It looks like a 1950s airline terminal. Inside is attractive with art, but not user friendly.

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Thank LaBruce A
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great meeting rooms large and small. Good location downtown. Great parking. The Hilton is in walking distance for out of town speakers, participants etc.

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Thank Joann P
Columbia, South Carolina
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We attend the Army Birthday Ball here back in June and again we were back in July for Discover the Dinosours. the kids loved the dino displays and we had fun at the Birthday ball in the Convention Center. This place hosts some awesome evetns and does an amazing job putting them together and is really helpful and takes time... More 

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Thank brian0910
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Incredible customer service. This is a wonderful venue for almost any event. Food service is great! The best place in Columbia for a meeting, luncheon, or convention. They pay attention to the little things (the details that really make a difference).

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Thank RedSnapper1950
Columbia, South Carolina
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321 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

This is a great facility for small competitions, office parties, and other events. they do a great job and it is located near the Vista so you can walk to restaurants and bars.

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Thank Rambler17
Cincinnati, Ohio
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130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Attended the CVMSDC Business Opportunity Event early August of this year. The event was very well planned with cudos going to both the staff of the CVMSDC and the Convention Center staff as well. Rooms were perfectly set for the various meeting, the luncheon was excellent in both food as well as the serving. The exhibit hall was well lighted... More 

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Thank Wayne B
Stanford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were at the flw in August as 90 fishermen got together for a fish off to see who would take the cup home. In the convention center they had booths and give always for the community. They provided the staff with meals at one room. The food was great. So was the the whole 4 day events.

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Thank cathyhstanford

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