Columbia Metro CVB (SC)

1552 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center
Columbia Metro CVB (SC) has a special destination promotion available 10K-Incentive

As Columbia,S.C. boasts more than 300 days of sunshine annually and year-round temperate weather and is home to a thriving downtown, rich history and Southern charm, it’s no wonder the capital city has become a hot spot for meetings and conventions. With 537,449 square feet of affordable meeting space – from South Carolina’s only downtown convention center to charming historic homes – and over 12,000 hotel rooms in the region, there’s something to suit every meeting need.

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Columbia Metro CVB (SC)
1010 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (South Carolina State Fairgrounds): 128,186

Meeting Space, Square Feet (Colonial Life Arena): 60,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Colonial Life Arena): 22,389

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Columbia Marriott Downtown): 300

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,552

Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Miles to downtown 6

Cities with non-stop flights9

International cities with direct flights0

Geographic Areas Served:

City of Columbia, Richland County, Lexington County, Town of West Columbia, Town of Lexington, Town of Cayce, Town of Springdale

Why Meet in Columbia

Columbia is one of the more accessible cities in the Southeast. With three major highways, and an international airport, attendees have the luxury of getting to Columbia with ease.

Columbia is home to nationally recognized attractions, scenic rivers, historic homes, and a 48,000 acre lake. With so much to choose from, attendees will find the Columbia experience fulfilling.

In the heart of Columbia’s convention district, the Vista offers attendees more than 100 hot spots – restaurants, specialty shops, bars and more – within walking distance of meeting spaces and hotels.

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The CVB represents the convention center

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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