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Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
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Type: Convention Centers, Landmarks
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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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Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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McConnelsville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

the staff is very helpful with information about Charleston and they will even book your room for you, and they will give you a map with about all the directions you will need, very happy this was our first stop

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Just saying, this area has only one elevator on the side where the disabled parking is located. It's small, and when someone is in a wheelchair, it's so awkward. There is NOT another on the opposite side of the arena. There R not enough handicapped seats, only 8, that I see. Please, update this venue so more of the disabled... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Went here today for the Charleston Boat Show. The facilities are nice and the confessions are good too. Overall a very nice venue for something like this ...

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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Good space and comfortable environment. WI problems the whole time we attended. Loved all the places to eat almost right across the street.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

what a blast we had!! Michael MacDonald you never disapoint. Great show!!! Kudos!! We loved the seating. Third row. It doesnt get any better than that.

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