We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-7914
+1 843-529-5011
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Nice facility

We recently attended a conference at the convention center and stayed in the Embassy Suites hotel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mongo1234
,
Concord, NC
Convenient hotel

Attended a conference for about 400 people. Plenty of rooms and the size of the rooms were decent... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Gina M
Read all 97 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
LOCATION
5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418-7914
CONTACT
Website
+1 843-529-5011
Write a ReviewReviews (97)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"nice facility"
in 8 reviews
"the embassy suites hotel"
in 4 reviews
"great conference"
in 2 reviews
"attached hotel"
in 2 reviews
"ice water"
in 2 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 3 reviews
"smaller venue"
in 2 reviews
"circus"
in 3 reviews
"arena"
in 4 reviews
"concert"
in 5 reviews
"rows"
in 2 reviews
"seating"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently attended a conference at the convention center and stayed in the Embassy Suites hotel. Be advised that you need some good walking shoes getting from the hotel lobby to the meeting rooms. They seemed to be short staffed for dinner service our first...More

Thank Mongo1234
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Attended a conference for about 400 people. Plenty of rooms and the size of the rooms were decent. Staff was helpful. Food was really good throughout the conference. The convention center is attached to the Embassy Suites Hotel. Very convenient!

Thank Gina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Very clean and open. I've attended several conference's and trade shows here and they do a pretty good job. Sometimes, during a busy period it can be difficult getting through the entrance lines. But over-all this is a pretty nice facility.

Thank Klozer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We had a wonderful conference at the CCC. Kent at our lunch event was the best convention center waiter I have ever had. He was polite and made our lunch fun! He was very aware of allergies and special meals. My only compliant was the...More

Thank kellypP9288WQ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This was the second time I have attended an event at the Convention Center. It had been three years since my first visit and found facilities clean and fresh looking with no evidence of wear or aging. Staff worked as always to insure that the...More

Thank William C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 11, 2017

The Convention Center is easy to find with lots of parking and shuttles. NOTE: Parking is paid for with cash only and is $10

Thank PennyLHunt715
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This place gets really crowded on all the famous Pastors comes like Joel osteen and famous singers Ed Sheeran and what not.. Tickets get sold out like crazy. Embassy Suites is really close by Nice looking convention.

Thank saisriorl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 25, 2017

I attend a lot of events at both the Convention Center and the Arena. The Convention Center is nice, although you have to pay for parking in addition to whatever you might be paying to attend your event. The bathrooms are often limited inside because...More

Thank NJVTEC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We were in the center to the front...about 8 rows back. they felt like the best seats in the house but looking back I don't think there are seats that are not great. I loved that there is space for people to walk down the...More

Thank Stephanie R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Accessible parking and good seats! Great performance by Earth, Wind, and Fire. The sound and lighting was great!

Thank Wanda251
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 hotels in North Charleston
Embassy Suites by Hilton North Charleston - Airport/Hotel & Convention
1,366 reviews
.11 miles away
Home2 Suites Charleston Airport / Convention Center
920 reviews
.24 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport
1,022 reviews
.25 miles away
Hyatt Place Charleston Airport and Convention Center
759 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Big Billys Burger Joint
1,183 reviews
.28 miles away
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
652 reviews
.40 miles away
Bonefish Grill
371 reviews
.30 miles away
FATZ
315 reviews
.51 miles away
Nearby Attractions
North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center
173 reviews
.34 miles away
Tanger Outlets
339 reviews
.52 miles away
North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
146 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Charleston Area Convention Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;