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A Bride and Groom outside the SC State Museum after dark.
Host an event at the SC State Museum's Planetarium Lobby
SC State Museum mezzanine space is available for rental
The SC State Museum's lobby is available for rentals

HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE SC STATE MUSEUM

The South Carolina State Museum is a one-of-a-kind facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The historic building, filled with modern elements and unique features, makes for a beautiful and unforgettable event venue. The possibilities are endless with the vast amount of spaces available throughout. Whether a seated dinner for 50 or a reception for more than 1,000, your guests will be dazzled by all the State Museum has to offer.

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Submit a Reservation Request online!


CONTACT US

Our in-house event team is eager to help!

Contact the Rental Office at 803.898.4901 or facilityrental@scmuseum.org

AVAILABLE SPACES

SC State Museum Main LobbyMAIN LOBBY

The museum’s expansive lobby embodies the facility’s original mill character through exposed bricks and ceilings, a wooden grand staircase that leads to the mezzanine and more.

AVAILABLITY: Evening
CAPACITY: 500 seated; 1,300 reception

Click HERE to learn more about hosting your event in this space.


The mezzanine at the SC State MuseumMEZZANINE

The mezzanine’s location on the second floor overlooking the main lobby makes it a perfect location for evening events and receptions.

AVAILABLITY: Evening
CAPACITY: 100 seated; 250 reception

Click HERE to learn more about hosting your event in this space.


planetarium lobbyPLANETARIUM LOBBY

With stunning views of the Congaree Vista and Gervais Street, the planetarium lobby is a unique space for evening receptions and parties.

AVAILABLITY: Evening
CAPACITY: 200 seated; 400 reception

Click HERE to learn more about hosting your event in this space.


The Vista Room at the SC State MuseumVISTA ROOM

Named after the mural of the Gervais Street Bridge by local artist Blue Sky that takes up one entire wall, the Vista Room is versatile space that can be used for receptions, parties, meetings and conferences.

AVAILABLITY: Day, evening
CAPACITY: 175 seated; 200 reception

Click HERE to learn more about hosting your event in this space.


observatoryBOEING OBSERVATORY & TERRACE

The Boeing Observatory is located on the museum’s fourth floor and offer an intimate event space featuring an adjoining terrace overlooking Columbia’s skyline.

AVAILABLITY: Evening
CAPACITY: 40 seated; 80 reception

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HugerandGervais_thumbMEETING ROOMS

The museum has a variety of spaces that are perfect for your next meeting or conference.

AVAILABLITY: Day, evening depending on the room(s) you wish to utilize

CAPACITY: Varies depending on the room(s) you wish to utilize

Click HERE to learn more about hosting your event in this space.


Museum Extras for RentalsEXPERIENCE THE MUSEUM

Hosting an event at the SC State Museum means you also have the opportunity to include some unique museum experiences to your event, like 4-D theater and planetarium shows, observatory access and more.

Click HERE for more information on museum extras.