FAQ

FAQ

Where is the Phillips Market Center located?

You can find us at the State Farmers Market, located off Charleston Highway, our address is 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC  29172.

How big is the Venue and how many people can be in there at one time?

The multipurpose hall is a 3600 square feet, the board room is 500 square feet and we have a chef’s kitchen that is 1160 sq. ft.   The multi-purpose hall can hold up to 200 people seated, 250 standing.  The Exec. Board Room has a large conference table that can seat 16 people. The chef’s kitchen is ideal for catering needs or training purposes.

Do you have Wi-Fi connections, Audio-Visual capability?

We do have free Wi-Fi available for use. The password and username will be given before your event. The AV is available for an extra fee of $125.00 and includes use of 4 projector screens, a laptop and sounds system.

What does one need to do to reserve the building?

You will need to fill out all of the necessary forms and paperwork provided and will also be required to provide a refundable-security deposit to ensure there are no damages and excessive time used over your allotted timeframe.

How do I contact Phillips Market Center to inquire about their facilities and services?

You may contact Brooke Cox at 803-737-4630, bcox@scda.sc.gov or Jessica Orso at 803-737-4588, jorso@scda.sc.gov.

How far in advance does Phillips Market Center need to be contacted to book an event?

It is best to reserve the facility as soon as you have a confirmed date. Many events are contracted 6-12 months out. Your event can be booked as far out as two years.

What services does the Phillips Market Center provide?

The Phillips Market Center is well equipped with round and rectangular tables and chairs. Linens are available upon request and for a fee. We can also provide a suggested catering list and help suggest additional vendors.

What items can a client of the Phillips Market Center provide themselves?

Clients may provide their own food, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, floral arrangements and decorations (as long as they are not attached to the walls), and alcohol.

What about parking at the Phillips Market Center?

There is ample public parking in a well lighted lot.

Is there a board room at this facility?

There is a well appointed Executive Board Room outfitted with state of the art AV equipment and seating for 16 with extra seating around the room for additional guests.

What type of events would the Phillips Market Center be used for?

The center is appropriate for business conferences, seminars, training, social events, retreats, reunions, religious or fraternal events, or weddings and rehearsals.

Are there outdoor spaces to use?

The center has a large covered patio that will seat 72 people. There is space outside to tent a portion of the lawn also. Tables, chairs and benches are provided on the back patio.

Is there a deposit required to hold a room?

A deposit is required to hold any portion of the center. The deposit is due when the contract is signed. A refundable security deposit of $250 is due at the time of the reservation of the auditorium. Wedding security deposits are $500 due at the time of reservation, as the wedding packages include rental of the entire facility. The entire rental fee is due one month (30 days) before the event date.

What type of payment will Phillips Market Center accept?

Phillips Market Center will accept payment with certified checks, credit cards, and cash only. All credit card transactions have a 4% charge on top of the amount paid.