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Address: 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone Number: 843-529-5011
Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

we used this location as our jump off point for Tours and it worked out great. It was very convenient and also provided good information

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New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Well staffed and very helpful. We got books and items for our reunion from the Convention Center. Easy to find and everyone we were involved with was very helpful.

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197 reviews 197 reviews
30 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There are several areas. One is for indoor fairs of different types such as x-mas items, crafts and the like. The rooms used for this are good sized and hold a large number of vendors. The other facility is for the performing arts. This facility is nice. The view is reasonable. The seats are not comfortable, rather small and on... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Parking is 2 bucks an hour in Charleston. A great deal. But you can park here for free, and for 3 bucks take the shuttle to Charleston, and then take the free trolleys all day. Do it. There is a Fire Engine museum here, a sure fire kid pleaser. It is 6 bucks. I would do this every time i... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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152 reviews 152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was here for the Cooper River Bridge Run Expo. Even at the end of the day and thousands of people streaming through the facility, everything was neat and looked excellent. My only complaint was the parking. The lots were also clean and well marked, but it was VERY easy to get turned around and not find your lot/parking spot... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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