Columbia, SC Meeting Planning Overview

Columbia, SC | Meeting Planning Overview

Columbia, SC is known to be “Famously Hot” due to our roots that are unmistakably Southern, mixed with a forward-thinking and dynamic energy. Easily accessed by three major interstates (I-77, I-26, and I-20), Columbia is ideally situated in the heart of South Carolina. With a population just over 700,000, thriving colleges and universities, award-winning hospital systems and distinct and captivating neighborhoods, it’s easy to see how Columbia can suit any lifestyle or meeting. We have several unique entertainment districts that boast charming outdoor cafes, coffee shops, art and museums, and shops that supply year-round opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and taking in the sights. Columbia may be known for its “hot spots,” however visitors and attendees will soon find our destination offers a ‘surprisingly cool’ lifestyle and culture and we look forward to welcoming you!
Fast Facts | Columbia, SC
powered by Experience Columbia SC
1010 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201
GSF Exhibit Space South Carolina State Fairgrounds 128,186
Meeting Space, Square Feet Colonial Life Arena60,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet Colonial Life Arena22,389
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel Columbia Marriott Downtown300
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
Additional Cities in the Surrounding Area
City of Columbia, Richland County, Lexington County, Town of West Columbia, Town of Lexington, Town of Cayce, Town of Springdale
Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic, Urban