The Facilities are owned by the City of North Charleston. Rental of the Charleston Area Convention Center Exhibit Halls and overall management of the Facilities is handled by SMG.
Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center, also located on property, leases the ballroom and meeting room space from the City of North Charleston. Inquiries into rental of those spaces should be directed to Embassy Suites at (843) 747–1882 x 2067.
In summary, the Facilities consist of:
• 77,000 square foot exhibit hall, divisible into four separate rooms (SMG)
• 25,000 square foot ballroom, divisible into six separate rooms (Embassy Suites)
• 14 meeting rooms (Embassy Suites)
• 13,000 seat North Charleston Coliseum with 2 meeting rooms (SMG)
• 2,300 seat North Charleston Performing Arts Center (SMG)
• 7,400 sq. ft of event space in Montague Terrace (SMG)
Charleston Area Convention Center
The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus opened August 12, 1999 with an exhibition hall of 76,960 square feet, divisible into three separate halls.
The exhibit hall floor features floor boxes thirty feet on center with power, communication, microphones, and drains, with a conduit system that allows you to pull a line anywhere in the hall. Floor boxes at the columns have water and on the column is forced air.
There is a thirty-foot clearance from the floor to the bottom of the roof joist. The ceiling features an exposed overhead structure for convenient rigging as well as metal halide and dimmable quartz lighting. Wall panels hide in wall pockets when not in use. Each hall, when divided, has pre-function access, concessions and restrooms. Loading docks are accessible to each hall with vehicle access three coiling doors. The halls have a public address system, fully equipped with overhead sprinklers for your safety, and are ADA compliant.
For our International exhibitors, the Convention Center is a Foreign Trade Zone. Pre-function space connects to the Ballrooms, the Performing Art Center and Meetings Rooms. Indoor connectors attach the North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace and the Embassy Suites Hotel.
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center is an intimate and aesthetic venue that hosts many theater shows and concerts. With 2,300 cushioned seats and full production capabilities, this is a perfect space for large auditorium style meetings. The PAC features an in-house, state of the art, sound system and lighting system. There are two loading docks, a complete rigging grid and a 110’ x 40’ stage. Additionally, there are eight dressing rooms, complete support services and food and beverage services.
The Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center adjacent to the Convention Center, features 255 rooms, and lease and service the 25,000 square foot (combined) Ballrooms and 14 Meeting Rooms.
Our in-house food and beverage service provider, Centerplate Catering, is responsible for all concessions within the Convention Center, North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace, and North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
Exhibit Halls Catering:
• Within these areas, there are two entities that can satisfy your food service needs, Centerplate Catering and Embassy Suites, both located on Campus. For alcohol sales, Centerplate Catering holds the exclusive rights on this service.
Ballroom and Meeting Room Space Catering:
• Within these areas, Embassy Suites holds the exclusive rights to all food and beverage services.
For more information please contact:
Director of Sales, Ed Riggs