Discover the Lourie Center for your next event.
Affordable. Versatile. Elegant.
Whether you’re hosting a wedding, business meeting, or simply have a special occasion to celebrate, the Lourie Center has ample and flexible space for any event, with two ballrooms and six classrooms. We are located in Five Points, just minutes from downtown Columbia and adjacent to the University of South Carolina.
We Provide the Basics
Your rental fee includes the furniture set-up, basic use of the kitchen, a staff person on site during your event, and the cleanup afterwards. Stage, TV/DVD and digital projector are available for additional fees.
You Provide the Rest
Food, entertainment, linens, flowers, decor…it’s up to you. Even better, there are no charges or restrictions on your local vendors. We do require that all caterers provide proof of insurance.
Location! Location! Location!
We are located near the intersection of Blossom and Pickens in Five Points, next to Maxcy Gregg Pool, adjacent to the beautiful University of South Carolina campus. Formerly the Capital Senior Center, we offer modern amenities and plenty of free parking.
Our facility can accommodate a small meeting of 10 up to a large party of 350. Rent only what you need! Room rental fees are per hour of use and are affordable. We are open until 12 midnight. A refundable security deposit is required. Facilities book quickly, so make your reservation as soon as possible.
Call our Rental Coordinator Geneva Dean, at the Lourie Center office (Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 9 am – 2 pm) with your rental inquiry or to arrange a tour. Call 803-779-1971 x 14 or Email.
Want to make a payment on your space rental? Here are your options:
- Pay online with PayPal or your major credit card (see below)
- Call our office to pay with a Visa or MasterCard
- Stop by the Lourie Center during office hours with cash, personal/business check or Visa/MasterCard credit card.