Why Work With Us

From meetings planners to attendees, see what people are saying about the benefits of working with our team. What exactly can we do? Check out how we can help and why Columbia should be on your list of top destinations to host your meeting.



"Thanks so much for always making things so easy for us booking hotels and venues in Columbia SC. We really appreciate your time and being so thorough.  We travel around the state, as you know, and Columbia SC’s CVB is always the best to work with. Thanks again for all you do!"

Marley Douglas, South Carolina Bar

"Experience Columbia SC was extremely helpful in several different areas for us. They started off by assisting us with a list of restaurants or meetings spaces that could potentially hold large groups. We learned about the other services that were offered and decided to give it a try. Our sales manager reached out to the hotels of our choice and sent the RFP to them and then sent us an email with the results.  They were very thorough in explaining the process and what to expect.  The process had a very quick turn around and saved me tons of time by not having to reach out to individual hotels on my own... Now that I know about the services provided free of charge, I will reach out for additional assistance as needed and I would recommend the services we received to others."

Christy Junkins, The Charter Institute at Erskine

"Our Experience Columbia SC sales manager kept the communication going during the RFP process, sent me the information I needed before my deadline, and was always quick to respond.  The proposal packet they sent made my job easy!  I presented the comparison of hotel quotes, amenities and pricing directly from the proposal during a WebEx meeting to the decision makers and they were so impressed!  I will definitely be working with Experience Columbia SC again!"

Meredith, The Electric Cooperative of SC, Inc.

"Our sales manager has been a gem from the beginning of the process. I am so thankful for her guidance and support. The partnership has been great. I am looking forward to being in Columbia...We are excited and can't wait to kick off the conference."

Chanda Douglas-Ward, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

"ECSC was invaluable in helping to get us in contact with the Convention Center, getting the hotels on board, and just in general getting answers, information and anything else we needed. The hard work helped us have a professional bid package with lots of amenities that truly helped us win and answered questions our national executive board had. ECSC was our secret weapon, and we couldn't have done it without our sales manager."

Hub Plott, IPMS/USA National Convention

"Columbia did an excellent job. The location in a college town, with literally dozens, if not a hundred eating establishments within three blocks, was a real gem. Columbia, you can host this anytime, in my book!!! Well done."

IPMS Attendee

"The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is very appreciative and thankful for the help that Experience Columbia has provided leading up to and during our events over the years. Our sales manager, the convention services manager and everyone on staff are always very helpful, kind and go above and beyond to help in any way they can. They truly make the process of planning and putting together the event in Columbia, SC much easier. We enjoy working with Experience Columbia SC."

Ashley Boltin, South Carolina State Firefighters' Association

"I was fortunate to work with Experience Columbia SC when planning a recent conference in Columbia. [Our sales manager] had all the knowledge and connections to make the process smooth and give us confidence that we were making the best decisions possible for our participants. They were extremely prompt and pay great attention to detail. I can’t wait to work with [Experience Columbia SC] again!"

Cormac Cannon, CBDNA Southern Division Biennial Conference