The Gala by JW boasts a total of 18,000 square foot between 2 Event Centers located Northeast Columbia convenient to I-20 and the Village at Sandhills. The Kennedy Ballroom offers incredible lighting, a baby grand piano great for photo opts and a contemporary lounge for your guests to mingle. The Gwynn with its custom hoop ceiling draping and intricate beaded lighting is perfect for more intimate occasions and wedding ceremonies. Both locations offer ample parking, food prep area, a top notch list of preferred vendors and a 50″ monitor display. We have the right components to make any event the talk of the town. We also offer add-ons to include a bridal suite, men’s lounge and in­house bartending.


Columbia’s newest special event location, The Gala by JW Event Center and The Gwynn offers endless possibilities within a total of 18,000 square-foot facilities.

Welcome to the The Gala by JW, Columbia’s premier event facility for all occasions. Whether sharing those unforgettable moments with family and friends or making a lasting impression with potential clients, The Gala by JW is your true turn key solution. Our open floor plan and warm environment are perfect for hosting Weddings and Receptions, Corporate Meetings, Conventions, Birthday Parties and Showers, providing a full range of Event Vendors, to include an In-House Bartending Service suited to accommodate both small and large events.

Our Mission

To surpass expectations and create memories for our clients and their guests that will last a lifetime by setting a new standard for event management, with exceptional personal service required to make each occasion unique.


Call today to schedule your venue tour.

The perfect event starts with the perfect venue!
Our competitive rates & versatility will make The Gala by JW your first choice for all your event needs.

The Gala by JW

The Kennedy BallRoom & Robinson Room

The gwynn

The Robinson Room Only


The Gallery

Click on the links below to view photos from recent events at the Gala by JW.

Booking now for 2020

Get in

We are now booking morning and afternoon tours of The Gala by JW and would love for you to visit our space! Please use our calendly.com/thegalabyjw link to schedule an appointment or give us a call at 803-724-4662. We look forward to hearing from you!


Office Hours
Tuesday – Friday 10a-6p

Saturday 10a-12p

Closed Sunday & Monday

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