The Charleston Area Convention Center Complex 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 exposed overhead structure for convenient rigging, and both metal halide and dimmable quartz lighting. Wall panels hide in the 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 and three coiling doors. The halls have a public address system, and are fully sprinkled 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 ballroom, the performing arts Theater, and meeting rooms. Indoor connectors attach The North Charleston Coliseum and The Embassy Suites Hotel. The Performing Arts Theater has 2,300 cushioned seats, with full production capabilities. It features an in-house sound system and equipment including ADA hearing assists, in-house lighting system and spotlights. There are two loading docks; complete rigging grid and the stage is 110 feet by 40 feet. Additionally, there are eight dressing rooms, complete support services, and food and beverage services. This theater can be available for your general sessions. The North Charleston Coliseum has 14,000 seats, with an arena floor of 30,000 square feet.
The Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center features 255 rooms, and they lease and service the 25,000 square feet in the ballroom and 14 meeting rooms at the attached convention center. An additional 1000 hotel rooms are within a 2 block radius. The Charleston Area has another 10,000 hotel rooms nearby.
Centerplate will provide any concessions you may need in the exhibit hall, performing arts theater, or coliseum.
Facility Parking controls 3,000 parking spaces surrounding the convention center, and parking is $5.00 per day.
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