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Carolina Room

Perched on the 17th floor of Capstone residence hall, the Carolina Room offers expansive views of the University of South Carolina-Columbia campus and the surrounding city. Plan an intimate bridal brunch or rehearsal dinner at a location that brings elegance and prestige to every event. 

At a Glance

  • Expansive views of the USC campus
  • Customizable audio and visual options
  • Exclusive Elevator access to the 17th floor


Venue Gallery

Cost to Rent

Group Type Half Day (up to 7 hours) Whole Day (7+ hours)
Student Groups $200 $325
University Office or Department $250 $425
Sponsored by a University Department $300 $575
Off-Campus (not sponsored by a University group) $400 $675

Fee Details
Your rental fee includes cleaning and setup.

Features & Amenities

Type Number of Guests
Banquet Seating 70 Guests
Conference Room 30 Guests
Classroom Seating 45 Guests
Lecture Seating 70 Guests

*Rehearsal Dinner/Reception seating can be customized per wedding party. Please contact

House Sound: Yes

Screen: Yes (3 TV Monitors)

Projector: No

Computer: No

Item University Affiliated Groups (Student, Department, Sponsored by a Department) Non-University Groups
Wireless Hand Held Microphone 
Available in Campus and Carolina Room
$35  $35
Wireless Lapel Microphone 
Available in Campus and Carolina Room
$35  $35
Polycom Teleconferencing $50  $50
Smart Lectern 
Available in Campus Room only
$75  $75
Laser Pointer/Presenter $15  $15
Power Cords/Strips $5  $5
Rental Type Student Groups University Departments Sponsored by a University Department
Tables (skirted) (each, per day)  $15  $15 $15 
Table Linens (each, per day)  $7 $7  $7 
  • Reservations are tentative until confirmed by the Conference Center.
  • No candles or open flames are permitted in the Carolina Room.
  • No dancing is allowed on the carpet of the Carolina Room. Portable dance floors are available through the Conference Center.
  • No tape, pins or sticky materials maybe placed on the walls, windows or ceilings of the Carolina Room. The Conference Center can assist with signage needs.
  • No glitter or confetti allowed in the venue space.
  • Event times are bases on 7-hour time slots and billing cannot exceed two 7-hour time slots in any one day.
  • Food and beverage for the Carolina Room must be contracted through Horseshoe Catering.
  • Cancellations prior to one week of your event are no charge.
  • No shows will be charged the full rental amount.
  • University Student groups without a fund and department number must provide payment in the form of a check 3 business days prior to the event or your event/reservation will be cancelled.

Request Information

To speak with one of our event specialist and begin planning your next meeting or event, contact The Conference Center at the University of South Carolina at 803-777-6636.

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