Event Venues at Carolina

The Hospitality Corridor at the University of South Carolina is lined with unique event venues to handle the most intimate meeting to the grandest wedding party. Each Carolina destination offers something unique, something event planners can get excited about and something all your guests can enjoy. From the unique scenic views from Top of Carolina to the historic Spigner House, the only question left is which venue will your next special event take place in.

The Campus Room

     Remodeled in September 2012, the Campus Room in the historic Capstone residence hall highlights the latest in state of the art meeting and event facilities on the University of South Carolina campus. The Campus Room features a full list of customizable technology opportunities and multiple room configurations to accommodate almost any event need.

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The Carolina Room

Perched on the 17th floor of the Capstone residence hall, the Carolina Room offers expansive views of the University of South Carolina campus, as well as the city of Columbia and metro region. Steeped in history, the Carolina Room was once home to the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.

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Top of Carolina

     Top of Carolina is the only revolving restaurant located on a college campus. Garnered from the 1964 World's Fair, the restaurant offers stunning views of Columbia and is sure to give your event a unique perspective. The Top is for your special event from rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, anniversaries and other special events. In addition, the Top of Carolina gives you two great reasons to enjoy South Carolina's only "revolving restaurant" with a 360 degree view of the Columbia metropolitan area!

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Spigner House

The recently renovated historic Spigner House, once home to South Carolina senator's wife, will bring a piece of history to your event. It is the perfect spot for a business retreat, a wedding reception or a ba mitzvah. This Green certified home features a conference rooom, two drawing rooms and a central foray. The house also features covered porches and beautiful grounds that will enhance any event.

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Barringer House Gardens

     Memories grow here. Barringer House Gardens brings a natural elegance to your event with its three different, yet seamlessly laid out locations including two garden areas separated by luscious trees and a spacious patio.
  • Coming Summer 2018

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The Colloquium

Whether you're planning a small meeting or a large reception the Colloquium is a modern cafe with a variety of seating options. If you are having a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting, the Colloquium Conference Room is the place to be. The enclosed meeting area can be accessed by elevator or stairs. Have a weekend or evening event? The Colloquium offers a unique venue in the heart of Carolina's Hospiality Corridor!

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Tea Leaves

     Within our newest restaurant on campus, Tea Leaves, is a cozy conference room featuring a 12 person meeting table, a TV screen and 6 stationary chairs. Located in the Close-Hipp building, the conference room is a great place to host your staff or planning meetings while sipping SC roasted Indian Coffee and Charleston Plantation Tea as well as enjoying morning or afternoon bakery treats.

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Bates West Social Room

Located on the south part of campus, Bates West Social room is a spacious meeting room in Carolina's first coed residential hall. Located next to Bates Diner, it is the perfect place to have your meal catered or have your participants go through the all-you-care to eat restaurant. Bates West Social room offers convenient parking options for your event.
  • This venue is available for University Groups only

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To speak with one of our event specialist to begin planning your next meeting or event, contact the Capstone Conference Center at 803-777-6636 or email us at capstoneconference@sc.edu.