Southern Hospitality. All Day. Every Day.
The Charleston Gaillard Center is prepared to meet every need for your event. We take considerable pride in making sure the time you spend with us in our state-of-the-art facility is time well spent.
Our staff and partners are ready to help you with special events, conventions, weddings, receptions and company meetings and parties. By providing the highest level of customer service and culinary expertise, your event is sure to be unforgettable. The city of Charleston’s renowned historic district, award-winning restaurants and sun-soaked beaches complete the experience and are a great way for visitors to relax and have some fun.
In our exhibition space, we have ballroom space, conference rooms and meeting rooms to meet the size and scope of any event – from a small reception to hosting a national convention. The skilled, talented staff at the Charleston Gaillard Center ensure everything happens behind the scenes so the spotlight is focused on your successful event. We walk you through every step from the day you book to the moment your last guest walks out our door. We want a smooth and seamless operation before, during and after your event.
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*Reflects 60″ rounds with (10) guests per table with space for small stage. Capacities may change based on event needs.
What type of events do you host?
Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Social Galas, Weddings, and Festivals. We are a multi-purpose center, located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC.
What size group does your meeting space accommodate?
The Grand Ballroom can host over 1,000 attendees. The salons can accommodate groups of as small as 5, and up to 100 guests. Please see our capacity chart provided.
What’s included in the rental price?
Unlike many centers, in addition to the meeting space, the tables, chairs, and a basic linen (only available for in-house inventory), are included in the rental.
Do you have audio visual services available for rent?
We have a very talented and experienced A/V team and a wide variety of affordable options to make your event spectacular.
Do you require a Event Coordinator or Wedding Planner?
Yes, we require a qualified Event Coordinator during the event. We require the client hire a qualified, licensed wedding or event planner. The planner may not be someone who is attending as a guest or part of the event speakers, etc. We are happy to provide a list of approved wedding planners or event coordinators for you.
Do you have event parking?
The city managed Gaillard Center garage adjacent to our building is available with over 500 spaces. We offer a flat fee parking rate for all contracted events.
Do I need to purchase insurance for my event?
Yes, all events need to have insurance. We can assist you in purchasing this coverage through the Charleston Gaillard Center at a very reasonable price.
Are restaurants and hotels within walking distance to the center?
Yes, the center is in the heart of historic Charleston, SC. There are a number of hotels and restaurants close to the center.
Is the building able to accomodate a trade show?
Yes, we can host trade shows, our booth capacity is approximately (120) 8′ X 10′ booths.
How do I know if my preferred date is available?
Please call us at (843) 242-3094. We welcome the opportunity to learn about your event’s needs and provide you with recommendations, availability and pricing.
Do you offer on-site catering?
Yes! Our onsite, exclusive food and beverage team will work with you to plan the perfect menu for your event.
May my menu be customized?
Absolutely! Your catering sales manager and experienced culinary team would be delighted to create a menu as unique as your event!
May I bring my own alcohol?
No, we provide complete beverage service for all events. Please contact your catering sales manager for package options.