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“Need update fo HANDICAPP Person's & another ELAVATOR.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Charleston Area Convention Center

Charleston Area Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
843-529-5011
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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.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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“Need update fo HANDICAPP Person's & another ELAVATOR.”
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 can share in the fun. Thank you.

Visited September 2013
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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“Charleston Boat Show”
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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VA
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“PAII conference”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Michael MacDonald Concert”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Boiling Springs, SC
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“Conference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Easy to unload and set up. Sound system actually works throughout the exhibit hall. Embassy Suites is connected by a skywalk, very convenient

Visited June 2013
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