November 29, 2019

Event Strategies

Charleston’s Best B2B Field Marketing Event Venues


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Looking for an event venue in the Charleston, SC area? This location guide has a venue for every type of B2B event and audience.


Charleston is a premier choice for hosting or co-hosting B2B field marketing events, especially in the mining and transportation sectors. To help B2B field marketers plan field events in Charleston, we’ve provided a list of venues known to show high registration rates.

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Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city filled with historic charm and architecture. With an abundance of activities, a rich food scene, and many recreational options, Charleston is a great destination for your next event.

The Ashley

Location: West Ashley | Charleston, SC

Event Type: Lunch & Learn, Happy Hour, Small Conference, Executive Dinner

The Space: The Ashley is a beautiful, free-standing brick building with rustic charm near downtown Charleston. The minimalist space can be transformed for any type of event and style.


  • The venue accommodates 20-100 people
  • The rental includes a foyer area with a full-service bar
  • A large kitchen is available for use
  • Tables, chairs, and additional serving options are available for use
  • Plenty of free parking onsite
  • View the preferred vendor list

5 Church Charleston

Location: Downtown | Charleston, SC

Event Type: Small or Medium Conference, Focus Groups, Product Launches, Executive Dinner

The Space: Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, The 5 Church Charleston is a unique and cutting-edge restaurant space that's built inside of a 100-year-old church. The 60-foot cathedral ceilings and original stained glass throughout make it a great choice for impressing your guests.


  • Menu preparation from world-renowned chefs
  • Multiple room rental options, accommodating anywhere from 35 to 100 seated or 160 standing guests
  • Full or partial venue buy-out options available
  • Garden patio available, weather permitting
  • No onsite parking
  • Music options available when renting out the whole venue

The Gaillard Center

Location: Downtown | Charleston, SC

Event Type: Large Conference, Lunch & Learn, Speaking Event, Product Launch, Corporate Party, Trade Show

The Space: The Gaillard Center is a nonprofit whose mission is to be a world-class performance hall and event venue space that provides endless artistic, cultural, and educational experiences to the community.


  • Accommodates up to 1,800 people.
  • Venue options the grand ballroom and performance hall, various meeting spaces, as well as park and gardens.
  • Onsite catering team to help you plan the perfect menu
  • Experienced audio-video team to help
  • Check out their FAQ sheet.

The South Carolina Aquarium

Location: Charleston, SC

Event Type: Lunch & Learn, Product Launch, Speaking Event, Trade Show, User Conference

The Space: The Aquarium Galleries and Harbor Overlook is a perfect venue for creating unforgettable experiences for your guests, with everything from animal encounters to photo opportunities.


American Theater

Location: Downtown | Charleston, SC

Event Type: Conference, Lunch & Learn, Product Demo, Speaking Event, Happy Hour

The Space: Charleston's American Theater opened in 1942 as a premier movie house. The original Art Deco architecture and handmade milk-glass chandeliers create a fun and glamorous backdrop to any event.


  • 8,000 sq ft. of event space
  • Fully equipped cinema with stadium seating
  • State-of-the-art A/V equipment
  • Luxurious ballroom complete with an entertainment stage
  • Expansive lobby and concessions area
  • Lounge with bar
  • Wifi throughout
  • Handicap accessible

Alhambra Hall

Location: Mount Pleasant, SC

Event Type: Conferences, Company Parties, Product Launches, Trade Shows

The Space: Overlooking the Charleston Harbor, Alhambra Hall is a transformed ferry terminal in Mount Pleasant. The sweeping views and expansive outdoor space adds an additional touch that can't be found anywhere else!


  • The main rental space is approximately 3,280 sq ft.
  • Maximum capacity is 350 people
  • The main hall can seat 200 people for a sit-down dinner
  • Catering kitchen available
  • Complete use of grounds
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Learn more about their rental information.
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