South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St Columbia, SC
Max Capacity: 600 people
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.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Vista Room
Blue Room
Blue Room
Cactus Room
Congaree Room
Education Hallway
Patio Area
Red Room
Red Room
Vista Room
  • 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
  • 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
Irmo, SC  
Capacity: 80
Nestled in the heart of downtown Irmo, South Carolina, our gorgeous property blends old Southern charm with modern elegance to provide the perfect setting for your special day. The Leitner House offers 2200 sq feet of functional indoor space. Your guests can enjoy this premier site for your next wedding, special event, or business meeting. Located on the premises are a variety of spaces including our beautifully decorated and well-appointed banquet rooms perfect for entertaining guests during rehearsal dinners or office parties, a wrap-around porch and a surrounding garden that grants privacy as well as a lovely view for guests of bridal showers or business meetings.
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.
Ward, SC  
Capacity: 1500
The Gables Inn and Gardens is a beautiful turn of the Century home surrounded by lavish gardens and a large open grove. Situated between 3 very historic counties it boasts both beauty and charm that is unequaled. Both the house and grounds are perfectly suited for parties, socials, events, weddings and receptions. The house has 4 large suites for overnight guests that includes a full breakfast. We offer several vacation and weekend packages that is sure to please. Complementing the house are several gardens that holds surprises in color and design and surely adds to the magic and beauty that is The Gables. Whether you are looking for small intimate affair or very large celebrations. Centrally located, The Gables can accommodate your needs with style and charm.