USC Alumni Center

900 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201 Map · Phone number
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About USC Alumni Center

The USC Alumni Center is a beautifully elegant downtown venue that offers space for everything in one location. Situated on the corner of Lincoln and Senate Streets, this luxurious venue is one block off of Columbia's lively Vista area and offers first-class service coupled with Southern hospitality.

Schedule a complimentary consultation and venue tour today. We look forward to helping you plan and host an unforgettable wedding!

About the Alumni Center

Located in the heart of the Vista, this state-of-the-art, technologically advanced venue
has 30,000 square feet of beautifully created event space. In addition to the stunning grand staircase and spacious ballroom, the USC Alumni Center hospitality staff provides unparalleled service to assist with every wedding detail.

The Alumni Center is an open venue available for use by the general public. Events must be reserved in advance and are made on a first-come basis, based on availability of space. Wedding dates are secured with a signed Event Space License Agreement and 50% date-hold non-refundable deposit. Venue rental discounts are available to My Carolina Alumni Association Life members, annual members, USC faculty and staff, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.


Facilities and Capacity
Several gorgeous spaces are available to host grand or intimate events, including a Grand Ballroom. At 10,000 square feet, the ballroom features wood wall detailing, high ceilings and neutral colors. It accommodates up to 550 seated guests or up to 900 guests reception-style. This versatile room also can be divided into four smaller event spaces.

Bordering the Grand Ballroom is a pre-function hallway and the Gamecock Patio, which provides unique outdoor pre-event space or additional venue space for smaller events. The patio is gated for privacy and includes existing patio furniture.

On the second floor, the Presidential Dining room and its pre-reception lounge can accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 115 guests reception-style. This dining room boasts beautiful chandeliers, tall windows and a marble buffet. Rental includes a side terrace with amazing downtown views and existing soft seating in the lounge area.

All guest areas are ADA and wheelchair-user accessible. A private nursing mother's room is located on the second floor.

Services Offered
Once your space is reserved, an event coordinator will work with you and assist with each detail from start to finish. Couples may bring in outside vendors of their own choice, catering excepted.

Saturday and Sunday ceremonies and receptions include up to 12 hours of room access ending at midnight; one conference room on the first floor; a specific number of tables and chairs depending on the space rented; a handheld wireless microphone; background music selections; and on-site event staff. Weekday wedding ceremonies and receptions include up to six hours of room access time. Additional rental hours can be purchased if desired.

For Alumni Center brides wishing to shoot a bridal portrait on the grand stairwell, a complimentary 1.5-hour block of time is provided for photography. A complimentary one-hour block of time is provided for the ceremony rehearsal.

Catering
Southen Way Catering is the Alumni Center's exclusive catering partner. Your imagination is the limit when designing a reception menu to fit your wedding dreams! Your event coordinator will assist with menu selections, payment policies, guest count guarantee and day-of presentation.

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    Lashundrea Oliver · Getting married on 04/04/2020

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    Very pleased with the timely response from this vendor...I have been invited to tour and attend an engagement party in one week!

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    Margo Goldberg · Married on 11/13/2018

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    Spacious and comfortable

    The e ballrooms were able to handle a 12 piece band, large dance floor 6 food stations and seat 230 people with room to spare. Very comfortable space for a formal affair. In addition, the catering service provided by Southerway Catering, was outstanding.

    Sent on 11/30/2018

USC Alumni Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$2,473 - $4,068
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

USC Alumni Center Price Rates

USC Alumni Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 8.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 900
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 12
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, June, July, August

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  • 900 Senate St Columbia, South Carolina, 29201 See on map
    803-590-0536 (Phone number)
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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