A clever backdrop to any event, EdVenture features innovative design and colorful décor that provides a festive atmosphere for all types of audiences and moods.
A Fun Place for all Occasions!
Whether your group has 100 or 1,000 people, EdVenture offers an element of surprise not easily found in other area venues. To check availability, call 803 400 1151 or send email.
Host your next special occasion at EdVenture!
Our helpful staff wants to help you find the best fit for your event. Just tell us your requirements and let the EdVenture team work its magic!
- Wedding receptions
- Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
- Family reunions
- Cocktail parties
- Baby showers
- Business meetings
- Corporate retreats
- Holiday celebrations
- Corporate family days
- Birthday parties
- Nonprofit fundraisers
(capacity 1,500 guests)
When you choose to rent the entire EdVenture facility, you have access to all eight of our world-class galleries, all meeting space and program rooms, and the Green fork Café.
Full Museum: $3,000, Full Museum + Terrace $4,000
The Congaree Terrace
(capacity 1,500 guests)
Celebrate under the stars on our new 12,000 sq ft terrace. Overlooking the Congaree River, the Gervais Street bridge makes a beautiful backdrop to any event! The spacious outdoor space provides ample room for a stage, lounge area, food and beverage set up, dance floor and seating. Perfect for a wedding reception, prom, gala, or an addition to the first floor, Canal Room, or full museum rental.
Congaree Terrace: $1,500
(capacity 745 guests)
What a party you can have on EdVenture’s first floor! This beautiful space includes four world-class galleries, all meeting space and program rooms on the first floor, and the Green fork Café. For an additional cost, you can also rent the beautiful 12,000 sq ft terrace overlooking the Congaree River.
First Floor: $1,500, First Floor + Terrace $2,750
The Canal Room
(capacity 380 guests)
EdVenture’s Canal Room is the perfect place for your next business meeting, conference or seminar! It is equipped with five plasma screens, wireless access and a catering kitchen. Extra A/V amenities are available upon request.
Canal Room: $300 (4 hours), $500 (8 hours), $750 (evenings, after 6pm), Canal Room + Terrace $2,000 (evening only)
(capacity 35 guests each room)
Located on the second floor, EdVenture’s two program rooms are great for smaller functions such as business meetings and baby showers.
Program Room: $150 (4 hours), $250 (8 hours), $350 (evenings, after 6pm)
(capacity 25 guests)
When is the last time you had the joy of a meeting in a room with three walls of windows, giving you views to the beautiful outside world? EdVenture’s Board Room is an exceptional and memorable space for meetings. The room is equipped with wireless access and a “U” shaped table with chairs. The Board Room also included ample room for food and beverage set-up.
The Board Room: $200 (4 hours), $300 (8 hours), $350 (4 hours after 6pm)
The Green Fork Café
(capacity 125 guests)
Available for evening rentals, The Green Fork Café transforms into a spacious, upscale space that can accommodate a wide range of gatherings and celebrations. From seated, theatre-style meetings to elegant cocktail parties and receptions, this newly renovated space is equipped with wireless access, a built-in projection system and large descending screen for presentations. Glass doors open onto The Congaree Terrace allowing you to add a picturesque outdoor setting for larger functions.
The Green Fork Café: $250 (4 hours), $500 (8 hours), $500 (evenings, after 6pm)
No problem. We are one of the few downtown venues to offer free on-site parking. Parking for your event is sure to be trouble-free for your guests.
Audio/Visual requirements are an additional fee and can be arranged when booking your event.
Bring your next fundraising event to EdVenture! Discounted rates are available for nonprofit organizations that are able to provide proof of their 501c3 status.
Professional catering services are provided by The Happy Cookers, caterers to Columbia and surrounding areas for more than 28 years. Whether you are planning a small business lunch or an elegant plated dinner, The Happy Cookers are here to serve you in style. Choose from an existing menu of delicious, palate-pleasing favorites or work with the catering staff to create a menu designed specifically for your EdVenture event.
All facility rentals require a 20% refundable* deposit within 30 days of booking your reservation. The remaining balance is due within 45 days of your event. *Deposits will be refunded only if a cancellation is made in writing 45 days prior to the event. Any evening event may incur additional cleanup or security fees, please discuss this with our Sales Manager.
For more information:
We want to work with you to make your event as easy and enjoyable as possible! For more information on rates and availability, including discounts for non-profits, call 803 400 1151 or send us an email. If you would like to open and print an EdVenture Facility Rental brochure, click here.