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!

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1208 Washington Place

1208 Washington Place is a hidden jewel located in the heart of downtown Columbia. This historic bank building dates back to 1924 and is listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Place. 1208 Washington Place transforms into the perfect venue for social events, meetings, ceremonies and receptions.

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701 Whaley

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!

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City Art

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.


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Hilton Columbia Center

The Hilton Columbia Center is located in the heart of the Congaree Vista Entertainment District.  Our state-of-the-art banquet space boasts over 6,000 square feet, and was recently renovated with a fresh modern design in summer 2018. We are the ideal location for rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids’ luncheons, wedding ceremonies, and receptions! The award winning Ruth’s Chris Steak House, located on site, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and in-room dining. From cocktail parties to business meetings or catered parties, their dedicated events team brings a level of quality and service that only Ruth's Chris is known for.

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Historic Columbia

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.


Lace House

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.

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South Carolina State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum is a one-of-a-kind facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The historic building, filled with modern elements and unique features, makes for a beautiful and unforgettable event venue. The possibilities are endless with the vast amount of spaces available throughout. Whether a seated dinner for 50 or a reception for more than 1,000, your guests will be dazzled by all the State Museum has to offer.


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.


Stone River

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. 

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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.