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Top of Carolina

Top of Carolina is the only revolving restaurant located on a college campus. It offers stunning 360-degree views of Columbia and is sure to make your next rehearsal dinner, cocktail party or anniversary an event to remember.

At a Glance

  • Cozy, cafe environment
  • Rent the whole venue after hours
  • Located within our newest restaurant on campus


For individual lunch + brunch reservations see here

Venue Gallery

Cost to Rent

Group Type Entire Venue (half day, 7 hours or less) Entire Venue (whole day, 7+ hours)
Student Groups $250 $500
University Office or Department $300 $500
Sponsored by a University Department $500 $750
Off-Campus (not sponsored by a University group) $600 $750

Fee Details
Your rental fee includes cleaning and setup. AV equipment available for an extra $50.

Features & Amenities

Type Number of Guests
Restaurant Seating 137 Guests
Reception (extra charge for more tables) 174 Guests

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

House Sound: No

Screen: Portable

Projector: Portable

Computer: Laptop

Item University Affiliated Groups (Student, Department, Sponsored by a Department) Non-University Groups
Polycom Teleconferencing $50  $50
Laser Pointer/Presenter $15  $15
AV Cart $20  $20
Portable LCD Projector (each, per day) $75 $75
Portable Screen (each, per day) $30 $30
Laptop Computer (each, per day) $50 $50
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 Top of Carolina venue.
  • No dancing is allowed on the carpet of the Top of Carolina venue. 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 Top of Carolina venue. 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 Top of Carolina venue 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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