Each of our venue members have a unique style and setting. From historic treasures, to modern spaces, there are so many wonderful options here in the heart of Columbia!
Historic, charming and spacious venue with several spaces to choose from. Southern Living named it one of the "Best venues to get married in South Carolina." With an excellent staff and freedom to choose your own vendors, 701 is a stand out for weddings, rehearsal dinners and receptions!
City Art is a fabulous urban environment in Downtown Columbia SC. The atmosphere is warm and intimate while spacious and elegant, making it a perfect location for a timeless wedding event. Original contemporary artwork adorns the walls of this truly Southern historic building, and guests are free to wander and explore through three galleries filled with a vast variety of art for their viewing pleasure.
Historic Columbia operates 4 expansive wedding venues in the downtown area. Each with its own unique style, history and sprawling garden space, you’re sure to find the perfect location for your celebration at our properties. From intimate affairs to large gatherings, our uniquely elegant gardens and stately homes are available for your special event year-round. As a non-profit organization, rentals of our historic properties support our mission of protecting the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia through advocacy, education and preservation.
The Lace House located on the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion Complex is a premiere historic venue perfect for your rehearsal dinner or wedding. With a venue and experience unlike anything else in the world, the Lace House’s unique atmosphere and charm will make your event unforgettable.
Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden offers a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor event spaces that can accommodate both intimate celebrations and grand galas. Ceremonies are held after hours on the property’s Magnolia Room Terrace, The Birdhouse Pergola, or for smaller groups, the Ndoki Lodge patio. Receptions, cocktail hours, and rehearsal dinners can be held in the venue’s seven facility options; ranging from animal exhibits, a rustic lodge, or a contemporary garden space.
South Carolina State Museum
Spirit Communications Park
With multiple rent-able spaces and unique atmosphere, Spirit Communications Park is one of Columbia’s top event venues. From large weddings to intimate rehearsal dinners, Spirit Communications Park has a space to fit your event needs. Contact our special events team to book a tour and start planning your next event.
With a neutral palette, and a spectacular view overlooking Columbia’s skyline and historic Congaree River, our venue is unlike any other venue in the Midlands. Whether it’s your wedding, or a corporate event, we look forward to serving you and your guests.
USC Alumni Center
Clean lines, a neutral color palette and luxurious details – these classic elements come together in the most exquisite venue in the Midlands. Located in the Vista district, the Alumni Center encompasses more than 60,000 square feet of space for weddings, rehearsal dinners and other life celebrations. As our exclusive hospitality partner, Southern Way Catering provides exceptional cuisine, professional event coordination and first-rate service to help ensure weddings flow seamlessly from beginning to end.