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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 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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A Very Nice Meeting Place for the Antique Roadshow

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
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Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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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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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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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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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The parking was a bit distant, but understandable due to renovations in progress. Meeting rooms were ample size and well-provisioned. However, WiFi was non-existent except in one room where hosting body had to pay for its access.

Thank Gr8English
Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Go here to get info about Charleston. The maps will help you find the best sites to visit. If you are already walking it will be a great place yo relax before moving on.

Thank Michael F
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The area is nice for events, business conventions and concerts. It is spacious and a nice place to have even a wedding or reception. The concerts I have attended were spacious and well secured. I felt safe and the order of parking and directions were simple. More importantly this location is great and surround around local attractions, restaurants, and the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Every event I have attended at this Convention Center has been superb. From Earth Wind & Fire to the Circus I have had great seats in the handicap section. There are elevators as well. It is well maintained and the chairs are very comfortable.

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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nice and modern with plenty of space. It is conveniently located near several shopping complexes and is convenient to the interstate.

Thank slp135
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were conducting a one day annual meeting and luncheon for our non-profit organization. Our group totaled 65 guests. The meeting space was comfortable, good staff support and the luncheon buffet was incredible. Location is also very close to hotels, restaurants and airport.

Thank Doninsalem

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