Conference & Special Event FAQs

What types 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 is 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 an Event Coordinator?

Yes, we require a qualified Event Coordinator during the event. We require the client hire a qualified, licensed 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 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 accommodate 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.