701 Whaley


Olympia Room

Spacious, charming and unique, historic 701 Whaley is the perfect venue for your wedding, reception and rehearsal party. Centrally located to downtown Columbia, USC, the Vista and River District this cornerstone of the popular Olympia and Granby Mill village is unmatched in convenience and captivating style.

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Grand Hall

The Grand Hall makes a bold statement with an impressive glass storefront that shows off a striking view of the church steeple across the street and the clock tower of the historic renovated mill. Beautiful late afternoon light streams through the floor to ceiling windows. Three separate HVAC units assure the room is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The grand staircase allows for a commanding entrance of a bridal party and their guests. Classic black and white tiled restrooms with updated features adjoin the room. The Grand Hall can accommodate 940 standing or 375 seated. More Info >>

Olympia Room

Located on the second floor adjacent to 701 Center for Contemporary Art, The Olympia Room is 2000 square feet with original hardwood floors and 17 foot ceilings. Three tall windows let in plenty of light with the distinctive original walls lending character to this lovely room. Beautiful decorated restrooms adjoin the Olympia Room. The room can accommodate 240 standing or 80 seated and is the perfect location for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, luncheons or corporate meetings.  More Info >>

Other spaces within 701 Whaley include a unique bridal or green room, outdoor courtyard, and the charming porch of 711 Whaley, perfect for an evening cocktail or cigar.

Whether you're looking for a casual meeting space for 10, an intimate setting for your rehearsal dinner or a spacious, distinctive venue for 1000, historic 701 Whaley will graciously accommodate your needs and is a venue like no other in Columbia.