Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center

$100M Expansion and Renovation

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center’s dramatic expansion and renovation nearly doubled its 300,000 square footage—offering more meeting flexibility! Renovations, upgrades and new additions to the convention center include spacious glass lobbies, a new 25,000-square-foot ballroom, 15,000 square feet of new meeting room spaces and more.

Facility Highlights

  • 13,500-seat spectator arena
  • 100,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 25 meeting and conference spaces
  • 72,400 square feet single room space
  • 23,000 square foot second largest floor space (not a pro-ration of a larger room)
  • 50,000 square feet exhibit space
  • 25,000 square foot ballroom
  • 8,000 square foot reception area overlooking the Elk River
  • Ample pre-function spaces
  • 738 seat in house theater


  • 10 minutes from Yeager Airport
  • In the heart of Downtown Charleston
  • River views and convenient access to the water
  • Looped transportation throughout the area
  • Surrounded by a variety of hotels (from full and select service)
  • A walk from many restaurants, shops and historical landmarks

Plan a Downtown Takeover

The feeling of a Downtown takeover is easy to achieve when a meeting or event is held at CCCC. With the Elk River just steps away, the after-meeting recreational options flow with possibilities, and five downtown hotel properties are within walking distance of the center. Charleston’s convention center package puts you in the center of it all, with nearby attractions and landmarks just a short walk or drive away.

Hotels Within a Walk

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston
Guest rooms: 253
Total meeting space: 35,000 Sq. Ft.
0.4 mi. from CCCC

Charleston Marriott Town Center
Guest rooms: 352
Total meeting space: 17,406 Sq. Ft.
0.2 mi. from CCCC

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
Guest rooms: 176
Total meeting space: 9,043 Sq. Ft.
0.6 mi. from CCCC

Holiday Inn Express Charleston-Civic Center
Guest rooms: 196
Total meeting space: 2,000 Sq. Ft.
0.1 mi. from CCCC

Hampton Inn Charleston Downtown
Guest rooms: 111
Total meeting space: 432 Sq. Ft.
0.3 mi. from CCCC

Courtyard Charleston Downtown/Civic Center
Guest rooms: 119
Total meeting space: 810 Sq. Ft.
0.2 mi. from CCCC

Nearby Things To Do

From wooded hillsides and an ancient underground ocean to art galleries, quirky boutique shops and progressive restaurants, there’s so much to discover in Charleston, WV. Here are a handful of nearby things to do.

Shopping at Charleston Town Center: 0.3 mi.
Haddad Riverfront Park: 0.6 mi.
Capitol Street & Capitol Market: 1 mi.
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences: 1 mi.
West Virginia State Capitol Building: 2.3 mi.
West Virginia State Museum & Culture Center: 2.4 mi.
Kanawha State Forest: 7.6 mi.

Undiscovered and Nearby

Distinctive Gourmet Catering

Distinctive Gourmet is the in-house caterer to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and features international and regional specialties, plus “home-grown” West Virginia flare. Think customized settings, mood-enhancing lighting and table decor, tailor-made buffets and reception motifs.

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Let Our Dedicated Team Help You

Charleston CVB is your personal connection to our city before you book, and our dedicated team members will help you every step of the way as you plan your next meeting or event at Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. For more information about the convention package, submit your RFP.

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