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Conference and Event Planning


Meeting at USC

The Columbia campus hosts a collection of historic theaters, modern classrooms, spacious auditoriums, and more. We'll help you find the ideal location and take care of every detail to ensure your program is picture perfect.

Our planners have working knowledge of which venues work best whether your group is 30 or 3,000. Whether you contract directly with a venue's onsite planner or rely on our full-service team, expect attention to detail. You'll have a dedicated contact for your event ready to address venue, catering, guest accommodations, audio visual, set up and parking needs.

 

Campus Venues

Auditoriums

Auditoriums

Choose from an array of auditoriums with seating from 75 to 500, including the new W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business and Lumpkin Auditorium in the Close Hipp building.

Campus Room at Capstone House

Campus Room  

Blend modern and historic in the Campus Room at Capstone House residence hall. Customize technology and layout to suit a meeting, reception or seated banquet.

Carolina Alumni Center

Carolina Alumni Center

Add Gamecock flair at the Carolina Alumni Center. With more than 20,000 square feet in Columbia's bustling Vista district, the state-of-the-art center is a memorable site for weddings, conferences and more.

Carolina Coliseum

Carolina Coliseum

Go big in the concourse with 30,000 square feet that's perfect for an exhibit or trade show. The Cockpit is well suited for up to 125-guest receptions, up to 80-guest theater set-ups, and 64-guest banquets or classroom seating.

Classrooms

Classrooms

Choose from more than 200 education-centric classrooms, which are available as breakout spaces when classes are not in session. 

Colonial Life Arena

Colonial Life Arena

Have a ball in the Colonial Life Arena.  The 17,000-square-foot floor can host large galas or dinners for 600-800 guests.  The Frank McGuire Club, and plush executive suites are perfect for smaller gatherings. 

Conference Rooms

Conference Rooms

Find a quiet, distraction-free workplace for your next business meeting or brainstorming session. Choose from a wide variety of conference and board rooms all across campus.

Darla Moore School of Business

Darla Moore School of Business

Meet in ultra-modern comfort in the Darla Moore School of Business. Choose from rooftop reception areas, an outdoor courtyard, the Sonoco Pavillion or one of many luxe meeting rooms. 

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

Add historic ambiance in Drayton Hall, a 404-seat proscenium theater. The theatre hosts many performances by the USC Department of Theatre and Dance.

Inn at USC

Inn at USC

Choose from indoor and outdoor meeting settings at the Inn at USC. Ideal for small groups up to 100, meet in small, private salons or the picturesque gallery that's ideal for a reception or celebration. 

Koger Center for the Arts

Koger Center for the Arts

Create a feast for the senses in the Koger Center for the Arts. Gonzales Hall, which seats as many as 2,254 and features three levels of easy-to-access continental seating.

Longstreet Theatre

Longstreet Theater

Host with the utimate in theatrical staging at the historic, 312-seat Longstreet Theatre. Change scenes below stage with a hydraulic elevator and open to an in-the-round, or 3/4 thrust audience.

McCutcheon House

McCutcheon House

Host a sumptuous dinner or reception on the historic Horseshoe. McCutcheon House is home to Carolina Catering, the university's official catering partner.

Russell House Student Union

Russell House Student Union

Find a perfect fit at the Russell House Student Union. Choose from 600-seat ballroom, a 300-seat theatre or convenient meeting rooms.

Rutledge Chapel

Rutledge Chapel

Welcome your guests with historic style. Generations of Gamecocks have married, gathered or celebrated in the historic Horseshoe's iconic 200-seat Rutledge Chapel.

Spigner House

Spigner House

Infuse your event with the sweeping, Southern charm of the Spigner House. This once-private residence offers formal and salon areas for up to 50 guests.

Top of Carolina

Top of Carolina

Gaze across Columbia in every direction atop one of the state's most unique venues, Top of Carolina. The slowly revolving restaurant, which seats up to 123 guests, puts a one-of-a-kind spin on receptions and events.

Williams Brice Stadium

Williams-Brice Stadium

Head for the roost of the Gamecocks, Williams-Brice Stadium. Entertain in a stately suite or party above the field in The Zone, a 11,000-square foot banquet space with a spectacular end zone view. 

 

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No one knows the campus better than our team of professional meeting planners. We're ready to help you.