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Charleston Area Convention Center

Address: 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone Number: 843-529-5011
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Type: Convention centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus, centrally located within the Charleston metro region...
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Type: Convention centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were in Charleston for the Miss South Carolina Pageant. The facility was very nice and clean. We had an awesome time there.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The visitors guide is worthless unless you want to know where to buy things. Use Yelp or Urbanspoon to find a restaurant. The do have bus information and schedules outside of the city and also have a published Bus System Map if you want/need to travel outside of the "Peninsula". If you are 55 + years young you qualify for... More 

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Lumber Bridge, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were here for a volleyball tournament. Parking was $5. It was easy to park as they have plenty of spaces. The building we were in had plenty of room for the 16 volleyball courts that were set up. There was also a dance event going on in another section. There is a lot of comfortable seating in the lobby.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is really spread out. If you stay at embassy suites, it is easier to walk out the front door and across to the Ctr, competed to walkway.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The amenities at the convention center were somewhat lacking. Like most convention centers, there are not many places to sit and "catch-up" on work comfortably.

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Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I like the convention center because it was connected by a walking bridge to the Embassy Suites hotel where I was staying. Nice layout, ugly carpeting :)

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Aiken, South Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

went to a jazz party, well the music was more old school R & B but overall the area was nice with great decor with many nice cases of art that you can buy, the whole layout wsa well put together

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Convient to everything. It has all the information you need and great coupons for area attractions. If you have a handicap tag parking is free.

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North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spacious and well appointed center with great staff ! Close to the outlet malls and easy access from the Embassy Suites Hotel.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

this is the only place you can get the 'heritage passport' which is a great deal. They have lots of info and can sell you tickets for carriage rides at a discount, plus other things --ASK. It's close to the Charleston Museum. I believe it is only open Monday - Friday. , We got there Friday afternoon, and they started... More 

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