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Coble Plaza 

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Coble Plaza at Riverfront Park, named in honor of former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble, is an impressive new public access area between the Columbia Canal and EdVenture Children's Museum.  Coble Plaza, which overlooks the city's canal and faces the Congaree River and the Gervais Street bridge, can hold several thousand people. The plaza features an amphitheater and a boardwalk.

 

 Fee Structure Fee
Gated/admission
(admission charge and/or controlled access, required by city council or their designee) (more than two additional hrs. requires second block of time)
$1000/6hr. block
+ $250/each add. hr.
+ $350/deposit
+ support fees
+ set up/take down
 
Public (no controlled access or admission fees) $120/hr.
City holidays $150/hr.
Deposit $350
Non-profit (proof must be provided)
 
Call for fees
Setup/takedown (non event time) $100/hr.

 

 

 

 Earlewood Community Building - 1113 Parkside Drive

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Nestled in historic Earlewood Park just north of downtown Columbia, this new facility is the perfect venue for business gatherings and small social events.  This 3,520 square foot building includes a banquet hall/meeting room space with eight and six foot tables and chairs.  A kitchenette equipped with stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, warmer oven and ice maker) is included for convenience in handling food preparation and catering.

 

 Fee Structure Block Fees Setup/Takedown Additional Hours
Gated/admission
Admission charged and/or controlled access more than two additional hrs. requires second block of time
 
$425 $60/hr

Public

(No controlled access or admission fees)

$350

$75/hr
City Holidays

$425

$90/hr
Security Deposit $300 N/A

 

Non-profit (Proof must be provided; There are no non-profit rates available on Fridays and Saturdays as well as any day between December 1 - January 1.)

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Eau Claire Print Building - 3907 Ensor Street

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This old Eau Claire Print building from the turn of the 20th century is the perfect location and facility for any event or meeting. The Eau Claire Print Building is a great facility for large group meetings, weddings and receptions, banquets and other events because of its spacious commercial grade kitchen for catering services.  The building includes a banquet hall and meeting room space.

 

Fee Structure

Block Fees Setup/Takedown Additional Hours
Gated/admission
Admission charged and/or controlled access more than two additional hrs. requires second block of time
$600 $125/hr

Public

(No controlled access or admission fees)
$400 $100/hr
City Holidays $475 $125/hr
Security Deposit $300 N/A

Non-profit  (Proof must be provided; There are no non-profit rates available on Fridays and Saturdays as well as any day between December 1 - January 1).                                                                                       

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Ensor Keenan House - 801 Wildwood Avenue

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The Keenan House is a delightful historic post-civil war structure centered on eight plus acres blanketed with gorgeous oaks. This facility can accommodate large group entertaining, small private functions, garden parties, or indoor catered activities. The large open veranda at the main entrance may also be used as part of either an indoor or outdoor function.  This facility includes a kitchenette (warmer, microwave, refrigerator).

Fee Structure Block Fees Setup/Takedown Additional Hours
Gated/admission
Admission charged and/or controlled access more than two additional hrs. requires second block of time
 
$425 $60/hr.

Public

(No controlled access or admission fees)
$275 $50/hr.
City Holidays $325 $60/hr.
Security Deposit $200 N/A
Non-profit (Proof must be provided; There are no non-profit rates available on Fridays and Saturdays as well as any day between December 1 - January 1.) Call for fees Call for Fees

 


Finlay Park - 930 Laurel Street

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One of the best known parks in the state, Finlay has hosted just about everything from festivals and political rallies to road races and Easter Sunrise services. It serves as the site for such events as Kids Day, The Summer Concert Series, plus many more activities. The park is named for Kirkman Finlay, Mayor of Columbia who had a vision to reenergize the area known as the Vista, between Main Street and the river. A statue of Finlay has been placed in the park, showing him sitting on a bench.

Finlay has two playground areas, stage area for events, a man-made lake, waterfalls, a fountain, and playing fields.

 Fee Structure Fee
Gated/admission
(admission charge and/or controlled access, required by city council or their designee) (more than two additional hrs. requires second block of time)
$1000/6hr. block
+ $250/each add. hr.
+ $350/deposit
+ support fees
+ set up/take down
 
Public (no controlled access or admission fees) $120/hr.
City holidays $150/hr.
Deposit $350
Non-profit (proof must be provided)
 
Call for fees
Setup/takedown (non event time) $100/hr.


 


Riverfront Park and Canal

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 This flat, easy walking, paved trail follows the old towpath of the Columbia Canal, which had a brief career in the 19th century, but became obsolete because of the railroads. From the parking area, follow the paved walkway past the Visitor's Center and cross the Columbia Canal on the footbridge. Turn right to enjoy a walk/ride atop the levee separating the canal from the Congaree and Broad Rivers. You will pass an amphitheater, a picnic shelter, and covered staging area wonderful for all types of events, and several overlooks with benches, which provide a place to stop a minute and enjoy the sounds of birds. The park has the capability of hosting smaller concerts, public speaking events, outdoor banquets and walking type events. During the springtime you may also see spider lilies on rocky shoals of the river. The trail ends at the canal diversion dam, which provides a miniature impersonation of Niagara Falls after heavy rains. On your return, you can vary your walk by descending a stairway and following the lower paved section along the river. Although there is a stairway at each end of this section, there is a ramp at the Broad River Overpass.

 

Fee Structure

Fee

Gated/admission
(admission charge and/or controlled access, required by city council or their designee)

(more than two additional hrs. requires second block of time)

$700/6hr. block
+ $150/each add. hr.
+ $200/deposit
+ support fees
+ set up/take down
 
Public (no controlled access or admission fees) $100/hr.
City holidays $150/hr.
Deposit $250
Non-profit (proof must be provided)
 
Call for fees
Setup/takedown (non event time) $75/hr

 

 

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P: 803-545-3100| F: 803-343-8744

 
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