Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is just steps away from a wide style of restaurants, local shops and world-class cultural attractions.

The convention center features beautiful and modern architecture, with abundant space for learning, networking and fun. Year after year Bridge continues to grow, and as we look forward to 2017, our numerous sessions will cover almost all of the Columbia Metropolitan, an impressive 142,500 square-feet. From the beautifully equipped break-out rooms to the elegant ballroom, we are sure you will enjoy the southern hospitality this venue has to offer.



$140/night + tax
Approx. 1120 ft. from convention center

Room must be reserved by September 26, 2017 to receive this rate and is based on hotel availability.

Rate includes:

  • Wireless High Speed Internet Access

Parking is $12/day for self-park and $22/day for valet

Click the button or call 888-492-8847 to make a reservation. Give the group code G-SODO to the reservation agent when calling.


Airport Shuttle

Softdocs will have an airport shuttle Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10 for transportation from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to the convention center area. The shuttle will also be available Friday, October 13 from noon until 6 pm for transportation from the Convention Center area to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Trips will be based on flight schedules. Fill out this form or stop by the Help Desk to sign up.

Below are links to our dear hometown airport, CAE, as well as other nearby airports to help you plan your trip to our famously hot city:

Enhance your Bridge 2017 experience by making it a long weekend and extending your stay!

Attendees interested in extending their stay can take advantage of our group’s discounted rate at the Hyatt Place. Please contact us for more information.

Columbia also has proximity to some fantastic surrounding cities. Plan to make a day trip to Charleston, Asheville, Charlotte or Greenville and score a mini vacation exploring the Carolinas.

Charleston is just around 100 miles away from Columbia, and was recently named “World’s Best City” by Travel + Leisure.

Asheville is located just a little over two hours away from Columbia, nestled in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and offers a great mix of outdoor scenery and eclectic art districts.

Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, is just over an hour away from Columbia and has everything from food to sports to shopping.

Greenville is a quick, hour-long drive from Columbia. Get a different perspective of South Carolina by visiting this fast-growing, upstate city.

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