Celebrate with Creativity

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Holiday parties, book clubs, and product launches are all equally at home at the CMA.

The unique architecture of the Columbia Museum of Art lends an extraordinary atmosphere for corporate events, client entertainment, and social celebrations. With interesting spaces and international art, the museum can accommodate groups from 10 to 1000.

Invite your guests to enjoy cocktails and dancing, an exclusive viewing of a special exhibition, or a reception surrounded by art.

20% Off Sale

As the museum undergoes renovations through late 2018, all rentals are 20% off. Reduced prices are not reflected here, so contact our events team to learn more.

Floor Plans

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Second Floor

Floor One

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Reception Gallery

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The reception gallery is filled with natural light and accented by a beautiful sculpture covering much of one wall. This semi-private space has plenty of space for receptions, dinners, and presentations.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 350 people

  • Seated: 150 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,000

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,250

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Lorick Auditorium

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The auditorium can be an excellent place to hold a wedding ceremony with comfortable seating and a raised stage. Your guests can find the reception right outside the doors in the lobby or the reception gallery. A package rate is available with the reception gallery.

    Max Capacity

  • Seated: 150 people

    Room Pricing

  • $400/hour

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Lobby

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This large open room can be combined with the adjacent reception gallery or the atrium directly above for large parties at discounted package rates. The grand staircase provides a unique option for a dramatic entrance.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 400 people

  • Seated: 250 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,000

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,250

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Orientation Gallery

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This intimate space boasts a garden decor in trompe l'oeil style by local artist Christian Thee.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 60 people

  • Seated: 50 people

  • Lecture: 80 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $2,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $1,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $1,000

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Floor Two

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Loft

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The loft is a large, unfinished space with almost limitless potential for decor. Dinner, dancing, theater, this space can do it all.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 400 people

  • Seated: 300 people

  • Lecture: 178 people

  • Concert: 386 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,500

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,500

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Atrium

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The atrium offers a beautiful reception area with views of the Chihuly chandlier and the view of the lobby below, a great space to unify any large events.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 200 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,000

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,250

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The Loft

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The loft is a large, unfinished space with almost limitless potential for decor. Dinner, dancing, theater, this space can do it all.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 400 people

  • Seated: 300 people

  • Lecture: 178 people

  • Concert: 386 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,500

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,500

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Boardroom

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The board room has many possibilites for setup and can accomodate small- or medium-sized groups for anything from meetings to dinners. A large high-definition television hangs on the wall for your audio/visual needs.

    Max Capacity

  • Reception: 60 people

  • Seated: 40 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $1,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $1,000

  • Sunday - Monday: $800

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Conference Room

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The conference is a small enclosed room, great for small meetings or as a perfect addition to your rental at the CMA.

    Max Capacity

  • Seated: 10 people

    Room Pricing

  • Saturday: $600

  • Tuesday - Friday: $600

  • Sunday - Monday: $600

Contact our Event Coordinators

Popular Floorplan Packages

Lobby + Reception Gallery

Max Capacity

  • 750

Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,500

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,750

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,750

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Lobby + Atrium

Max Capacity

  • 600

Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,200

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,750

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,750

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Auditorium + Reception Gallery

Max Capacity

  • 150

Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $2,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $1,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $1,200

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Atrium + Loft

Max Capacity

  • 600

Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $5,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $4,000

  • Sunday - Monday: $3,000

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Entire Museum

Max Capacity

  • 1,410

Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $7,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $6,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $6,000

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Lobby + Reception Gallery

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The lobby and reception gallery join together in a large L shape, forming two distinct areas that are fully connected. Perfect for a sit-down and networking!

    Max Capacity

  • 750

    Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,500

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,750

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,750

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Lobby + Atrium

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The large open space around the Chihuly sculpture keeps the lobby well connected with the atrium above. 

    Max Capacity

  • 600

    Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $4,200

  • Tuesday - Friday: $3,750

  • Sunday - Monday: $2,750

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Auditorium + Reception Gallery

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Perfect for a preentation with a networking reception.

    Max Capacity

  • 150

    Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $2,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $1,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $1,200

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Atrium + Loft

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Take over the second floor of the museum! These two spaces are connected by a short walkway, creating two entirely separate experiences for your guests in one party.

    Max Capacity

  • 600

    Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $5,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $4,000

  • Sunday - Monday: $3,000

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Entire Museum

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Take over the entire museum! This package includes the lobby, reception gallery, and orientation gallery on the first floor, plus the atrium and the loft on the second floor.

    Max Capacity

  • 1,410

    Package Pricing

  • Saturday: $7,000

  • Tuesday - Friday: $6,500

  • Sunday - Monday: $6,000

Contact our Event Coordinators

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Mario Guevara

Events Manager

Mario oversees the events team and designs and plans events at the CMA. Mario is a dual citizen of El Salvador and the U.S., growing up in Lexington, SC. He enjoys live theater, music, and all aspects of design work. 

Samantha Scott

Special Events and Corporate Relations Specialist

Samantha works with renters to book and coordinate their events. A native of South Carolina, she received her degree in communications at Coker College. In her free time she likes reading, traveling, and visiting local art galleries.

Contact

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If you prefer to talk on the phone, please call 803-343-2164.