This beautiful, sustainable urban farm has been Columbia's new event hot spot. Set on nearly 3 acres of land just 5 minutes from downtown and USC, the mod, stylish farm building holds 150 comfortably for cocktails and 500+ for semi-outdoor receptions.
Availability for the venue is Monday - Friday Evening Only (4pm-10pm) Saturday and Sunday All Day.
Run by gracious Southerners with a flair for mixing the new with the old, City Roots is popular for gatherings from 15 (an intimate, white tablecloth dinner in the field) to 50 (Slow Food's Blues & BBQ picnic) to 500+ (The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival).
A lush greenhouse bursts with rows of the delicious microgreens, watercress, basil and blooming nasturtiums sold weekly at the All-Local Farmer's Market and via CSA, while a specially engineered pond stocked with fresh tilapia.
With his recently acquired Masters in Architecture from Tulane, City Roots Farm Manager Eric McClam and his well-known architect father, Robbie McClam, based the farm building’s high-ceilinged design (topped with self-ventilating, clerestory windows) on the Southern tobacco barns of old. Style hounds love the poured concrete floors, the exposed wall studs in the event space and the eco-friendly, low-flush toilet (in the clean, spacious bathroom), while caterers adore both the industrial-size sink and the large, 38-degree cold-storage room.
Everyone loves the charming porches, with their colorful selection of Oaxacan hammocks, ceiling fans and traditional porch swing, as well as the expansive skies that come with the location, right next to Owens Field in the historic Rosewood neighborhood of South Carolina's capitol city.
Already one of the Midlands’ most talked-about alternative event venues and a successful working farm that sells to all of the city’s best restaurants, City Roots urban farm is ideal for mid-size rustic weddings, political fundraisers, casual cocktail parties, candlelight suppers in the field, fireside gatherings, garden seminars, green events, children's parties, oyster roasts, pig-pickings, festivals, and other semi-outdoor functions.
City Roots Sustainable Farm and Reception Hall, Columbia — Farm fresh sunflower micro-greens grown in the City Roots greenhouse; nutty and delectable!
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City Roots Sustainable Farm and Reception Hall
Barn BuildingGeneral Event Space Max Capacity: 50 people
Contemporary Barn Hall features: high ceilings, exposed studs, poured concrete floors, low-flush eco-toilet and nice bathroom, large walk-in refrigerator, industrial size interior sink, smaller outdoor sink, power, water, 5 long tables, 8 folding chairs, natural ventilation via clerestory windows and ground level windows, front porch w/ceiling fans and porch swing, back porch. Note: our barn hall is not heated or cooled artificially; the greenhouse, however, is kept at a semi-tropical temperature year-round.
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Capacity: 50 People
FieldsOutdoor Venue Max Capacity: 500 people
GreenhouseGeneral Event Space Max Capacity: 100 people