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17896 SQ FT

Total Event Space

850

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14

Breakout Rooms
Event venue downtown Columbia, SC

Meeting and Events

Invite up to 700 guests for a theater-style conference in the Carolina Ballroom, our largest venue

Choose from 17,896 square feet of event space at our conference center in Columbia, SC Learn More
Prepare for your conference at our on-site business center with copy, fax and print services Learn More
Treat your event attendees to morning coffee or a filling lunch with our catering options Learn More
Enhance your conference with our venues' versatile AV equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi
Reserve a block of rooms and receive an exclusive rate for your event in Columbia, SC

Meetings at Marriott Columbia

Business may bring you to Columbia Marriott, but with a downtown location, newly refreshed accommodations and sophisticated dining, you’ll find many reasons to stay.

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Weddings and Occasions

Celebrate your wedding with a banquet-style reception in our largest party venue, Capital Ballroom

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Our Marriott Certified Wedding Planners tend to every detail of your special day in Columbia Learn More
Create a touching slide presentation to show at your wedding reception, using our high-speed Wi-Fi Learn More
With our catering options, you can indulge in energizing hors d'oeuvres as you dance the night away Learn More
Bring your wedding toasts to life with a wide array of modern audiovisual equipment in your venue
Keep your wedding party together by reserving a block of rooms for your romantic Columbia getaway

Marriott Columbia Weddings

Your wedding will be the event of a lifetime. Start planning your dream wedding today

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Please note: all room sizes are approximate.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Carolina Ballroom 60x106x16 6360 700 350 240 208 800 500
Carolina A 19x26x16 494 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina B 19x26x16 494 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina C 19x26x16 494 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina D 60x27x16 1620 150 80 60 50 200 120
Carolina E 60x27x16 1620 150 80 60 50 200 120
Carolina F 19x26x16 494 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina G 19x26x16 494 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina H 19x26x16 494 50 30 20 18 40 30
Capital Ballroom 50x131x13 6550 700 350 240 240 850 500
Capital I 50x33x13 1650 150 90 65 60 225 110
Capital II 60x31x13 1860 130 75 50 50 200 90
Capital III 50x31x13 1550 130 75 50 50 200 90
Capital IV 50x36x13 1800 175 100 75 70 235 140
Palmetto Ballroom 60x31x12 1860 180 90 60 50 200 120
Palmetto I 30x31x12 930 80 45 30 24 120 50
Palmetto II 30x31x12 930 80 45 30 24 120 50
Diplomat 26x22x10 572 30 25 25 24 40 30
Alumni Room 25x18x10 450 - - - - - -
Private Lounge 18x64x10 1950 - - - - - -
Carolina Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x106x16
Area (sq.ft)
6360
Theater
700
Schoolroom
350
Conference
240
U-Shape
208
Reception
800
Banquet
500
Carolina A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x26x16
Area (sq.ft)
494
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina B
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x26x16
Area (sq.ft)
494
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina C
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x26x16
Area (sq.ft)
494
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina D
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x27x16
Area (sq.ft)
1620
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Carolina E
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x27x16
Area (sq.ft)
1620
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Carolina F
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x26x16
Area (sq.ft)
494
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina G
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x26x16
Area (sq.ft)
494
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina H
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x26x16
Area (sq.ft)
494
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Capital Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
50x131x13
Area (sq.ft)
6550
Theater
700
Schoolroom
350
Conference
240
U-Shape
240
Reception
850
Banquet
500
Capital I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
50x33x13
Area (sq.ft)
1650
Theater
150
Schoolroom
90
Conference
65
U-Shape
60
Reception
225
Banquet
110
Capital II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x31x13
Area (sq.ft)
1860
Theater
130
Schoolroom
75
Conference
50
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
90
Capital III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
50x31x13
Area (sq.ft)
1550
Theater
130
Schoolroom
75
Conference
50
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
90
Capital IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
50x36x13
Area (sq.ft)
1800
Theater
175
Schoolroom
100
Conference
75
U-Shape
70
Reception
235
Banquet
140
Palmetto Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x31x12
Area (sq.ft)
1860
Theater
180
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Palmetto I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30x31x12
Area (sq.ft)
930
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
30
U-Shape
24
Reception
120
Banquet
50
Palmetto II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30x31x12
Area (sq.ft)
930
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
30
U-Shape
24
Reception
120
Banquet
50
Diplomat
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26x22x10
Area (sq.ft)
572
Theater
30
Schoolroom
25
Conference
25
U-Shape
24
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Alumni Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
25x18x10
Area (sq.ft)
450
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Private Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18x64x10
Area (sq.ft)
1950
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Carolina Ballroom 18.3x32.3x4.9 590.9 700 350 240 208 800 500
Carolina A 5.8x7.9x4.9 45.9 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina B 5.8x7.9x4.9 45.9 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina C 5.8x7.9x4.9 45.9 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina D 18.3x8.2x4.9 150.5 150 80 60 50 200 120
Carolina E 18.3x8.2x4.9 150.5 150 80 60 50 200 120
Carolina F 5.8x7.9x4.9 45.9 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina G 5.8x7.9x4.9 45.9 50 30 20 18 40 30
Carolina H 5.8x7.9x4.9 45.9 50 30 20 18 40 30
Capital Ballroom 15.2x39.9x4 608.5 700 350 240 240 850 500
Capital I 15.2x10.1x4 153.3 150 90 65 60 225 110
Capital II 18.3x9.4x4 172.8 130 75 50 50 200 90
Capital III 15.2x9.4x4 144 130 75 50 50 200 90
Capital IV 15.2x11x4 167.2 175 100 75 70 235 140
Palmetto Ballroom 18.3x9.4x3.7 172.8 180 90 60 50 200 120
Palmetto I 9.1x9.4x3.7 86.4 80 45 30 24 120 50
Palmetto II 9.1x9.4x3.7 86.4 80 45 30 24 120 50
Diplomat 7.9x6.7x3 53.1 30 25 25 24 40 30
Alumni Room 7.6x5.5x3 41.8 - - - - - -
Private Lounge 5.5x19.5x3 181.2 - - - - - -
Carolina Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x32.3x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
590.9
Theater
700
Schoolroom
350
Conference
240
U-Shape
208
Reception
800
Banquet
500
Carolina A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x7.9x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
45.9
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina B
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x7.9x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
45.9
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina C
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x7.9x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
45.9
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina D
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x8.2x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
150.5
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Carolina E
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x8.2x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
150.5
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Carolina F
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x7.9x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
45.9
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina G
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x7.9x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
45.9
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Carolina H
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x7.9x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
45.9
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Capital Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.2x39.9x4
Area (sq.mt)
608.5
Theater
700
Schoolroom
350
Conference
240
U-Shape
240
Reception
850
Banquet
500
Capital I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.2x10.1x4
Area (sq.mt)
153.3
Theater
150
Schoolroom
90
Conference
65
U-Shape
60
Reception
225
Banquet
110
Capital II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x9.4x4
Area (sq.mt)
172.8
Theater
130
Schoolroom
75
Conference
50
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
90
Capital III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.2x9.4x4
Area (sq.mt)
144
Theater
130
Schoolroom
75
Conference
50
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
90
Capital IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.2x11x4
Area (sq.mt)
167.2
Theater
175
Schoolroom
100
Conference
75
U-Shape
70
Reception
235
Banquet
140
Palmetto Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x9.4x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
172.8
Theater
180
Schoolroom
90
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Palmetto I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x9.4x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
86.4
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
30
U-Shape
24
Reception
120
Banquet
50
Palmetto II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x9.4x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
86.4
Theater
80
Schoolroom
45
Conference
30
U-Shape
24
Reception
120
Banquet
50
Diplomat
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9x6.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
53.1
Theater
30
Schoolroom
25
Conference
25
U-Shape
24
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Alumni Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6x5.5x3
Area (sq.mt)
41.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Private Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5x19.5x3
Area (sq.mt)
181.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$12.00 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$15.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$13.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$42.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$20.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$30.00 / Person
  • Reception:$50.00 / Person