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Address: 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone Number: 843-529-5011
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The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus, centrally located within the...

The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus, centrally located within the Charleston metro region, opened August 12, 1999 with an exhibition hall of 76,960 square feet, divisible into three separate halls.The exhibit hall floor features floor boxes thirty feet on center with power, communication, microphones, and drains, with a conduit system that allows you to pull a line anywhere in the hall. Floor boxes at the columns have water and on the column is forced air.There is a thirty-foot clearance from the floor to the bottom of the roof joist. The ceiling features an exposed overhead structure for convenient rigging as well as metal halide and dimmable quartz lighting. Wall panels hide in wall pockets when not in use. Each hall, when divided, has pre-function access, concessions and restrooms. Loading docks are accessible to each hall with vehicle access three coiling doors. The halls have a public address system, fully equipped with overhead sprinklers for your safety, and are ADA compliant.For our International exhibitors, the Convention Center is a Foreign Trade Zone. Pre-function space connects to the Ballrooms, the Performing Art Center and Meetings Rooms. Indoor connectors attach the North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace and the Embassy Suites Hotel. Performing Arts Center: The Performing Arts Center is an intimate and aesthetic venue that hosts many theater shows and concerts. With 2,300 cushioned seats and full production capabilities, this is a perfect space for large auditorium style meetings. The PAC features an in-house, state of the art, sound system and lighting system. There are two loading docks, a complete rigging grid and a 110’ x 40’ stage. Additionally, there are eight dressing rooms, complete support services and food and beverage services.Embassy Suites:The Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center adjacent to the Convention Center, features 255 rooms, and lease and service the 25,000 square foot (combined) Ballrooms and 14 Meeting Rooms.Centerplate Catering: Our in-house food and beverage service provider, Centerplate Catering, is responsible for all concessions within the Convention Center, North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace, and North Charleston Performing Arts Center.Exhibit Halls Catering: Within these areas, there are two entities that can satisfy your food service needs, Centerplate Catering and Embassy Suites, both located on Campus. For alcohol sales, Centerplate Catering holds the exclusive rights on this service.Ballroom and Meeting Room Space Catering: Within these areas, Embassy Suites holds the exclusive rights to all food and beverage services.

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Great place!

We came here for the recent boat show and I have to say, this place was great! There were lots of vendors and attractions, the food offered outside was amazing. Very festive. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lauren M
Acworth, Georgia
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Acworth, Georgia
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for the recent boat show and I have to say, this place was great! There were lots of vendors and attractions, the food offered outside was amazing. Very festive. It couldn't have been better!

Thank Lauren M
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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212 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the boat show and the layout and facilities were great. the inside had bright lighting and it was clean and well organized.

Thank Mark M
Mauldin, South Carolina
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was an excellent venue for the Charleston Kickoff Classic Volleyball tournament. There was plenty of space/seating and the event was very organized. The concessions were a little pricey-$4 for a Gatorate!

Thank Richgirl45
Columbia, South Carolina
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Very easy to find and parking lot is close (with free parking!) Laid out nicely and easy to navigate in the center

Thank Kristin S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Son had taekwondo tournament here. it's a convention center....lots of large rooms to hold things. parking was 5 bucks but thankfully we were able to park close to the entrance. easy to find from hotel we were at about 10 min away.

Thank Rachel C
Kristiansand, Norway
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

great place went there for hockey game love to go there and also went there for a concert to is nice..........

Thank jesie s
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Were there for Antiques Roadshow. Convention center impressive in size, many meeting rooms, large areas in which to congregate. Lots of parking. Well laid out.

Thank Fraidell F
Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited the convention center for the Antique Roadshow. This was our first visit and overall the visit was very nice. Adequate parking, well organized entry procedure for the show. Unlike many places, lots of room for lots of people, well lit, clean, plenty of staff to help with questions or directions, etc. We would gladly come to this convention... More 

Thank Fred460
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Attended the Antiques Roadshow; wonderful event that was easy to get to and the convention center even provided shuttles from parking to the building. Convention center is surrounded by many hotels.

Thank JudyAnnC
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We attended the Antiques Roadshow. It's a convention center. Not much to add. Parking for this event cost $5.

Thank 74HarryRuby

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