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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 545-0000
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Ranked #22 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Antioch
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As a veteran vendor and speaker, I have never been to a convention center where the concession provider refused to open during an event. All 100 vendors and hundreds of attending families were left with no food or drink options within the center during a 3 day event. On top of that, the "event staff" scolded vendors for bringing in... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I assisted in the coordination of over 400 people attending a one-day conference here. The staff is not personal enough, never checked on us the entire day. You have sub-contractors for every need which makes coordination difficult. Staff - okay.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I have attended several annual SC Book Festivals here.. It is a pleasant, modern facility with a good exhibits hall and comfortable rooms for programs, although the acoustics sometimes could be better.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have attended awards ceremonies, large school gatherings, and even a beer fest. The Convention Center is centrally located and has the ability to handle large unrelated crowds/meetings/events at the same time. Everything that I have seen and experiences has been fantastic.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Too overwhelming for me and not the up close and personal feel. Valet parking was available since i am handicapped. But i was exhausted just getting to the location.

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south carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the Convention Center many times & it is a well run, clean, efficient meeting venue. Both smaller rooms & larger banquet facilities are certainly adequate for Columbia.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Outstanding service, plenty of parking, a fine location and a terrific team to take care of your event. There are large rooms and small rooms. There is an ATM, there is an information center to learn about other places to visit in the city. Very accommodating as far as audiovisual equipment as well. Rotary Club of Five Points meets there... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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294 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

very nice center, easy to walk about.went to book festival and enjoyed the facility.plenty of parking,clean bathrooms and safe. not the biggest convention center,but serves the needs of metro Columbia.

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South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

how can you get excited about a convention center? This is a clean, modern facility that functions well.

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Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Liked how they had con set up and the space to move around. The outside terrace was lovely and the weather was perfect for hanging out there. Didn't like the intimidating guards! They were everywhere, staring!

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