South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St Columbia, SC
The South Carolina State Museum is a uniquely historic and beautiful event venue for business meetings, wedding receptions, cocktail parties and more! Our facilities include some of the most memorable wedding ceremony sites in South Carolina. When you use our meeting facilities, you will have the privilege of working with the event planners of South Carolina State Museum.
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Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Auditorium
Lobby
Vista Room
Atrium
Atrium
Blue Room
Blue Room
Cactus Room
Congaree Room
Education Hallway
Mezzanine
Patio Area
Red Room
Red Room
Vista Room
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Location
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Cafeteria/Snack Bar Available
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: All Major Credit Cards Accepted.
  • Facility Location Setting: The South Carolina State Museum is housed in a historic renovated textile mill in downtown Columbia adjacent to the Congaree River.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 600
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 11
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Special Features: The Museum offers birthday parties for kids ages 3-10. The State Museum will make your party educational, fun and memorable! Only $1 admission charge the first Sunday of every month! Open Mondays May 31 to September 6.
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 98,000
  • Year Built: 1894
  • Year Renovated: 1988
This beautiful venue is nestled on 5 private acres in the heart of Columbia, SC. Totally renovated in 2011 with all state of the art features: ie all stainless steel appliances in the kitchen to include a bar sink, granite counter tops, stone fireplace, very large window, new designed commercial capet, new distressed hardwood floors,3 tiled bathroom floors w/ new light fixtures and new faucets. Two private sitting room with mounted flat screen televisions. A remote control projection TV (screen over 100 inches). Game room and/or dance room. Ceiling speakers inside and outside. Large patio with two ceilling fans. Recessed lighting throughout. Bar area with seating for 6. Please click onto PHOTO for pictures of this venue.
Columbia, SC  
Capacity: 2000
$21.95-$39.95 per person
$850-$950 per event
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, located in Columbia and home to more than 2,000 magnificent animals, is considered one of South Carolina’s most unique venues to host a corporate or social event. By day, our meeting rooms and picnic areas boast such unusual backdrops as elephant enclosures and tropical gardens. By night, the sounds of exotic animals can be heard as guests arrive for their cocktail parties and wedding receptions. Our spaces are versatile in style and appearance, with capacities ranging from 20 guests to 5,000! Catering is provided in-house by an event-specialist caterer and a portion of their proceeds are donated towards animal conservation.