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Columbus State Conference Center

315 Cleveland Avenue
Fourth Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215

350Largest Group
10Meeting Rooms
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The Columbus State Conference Center offers 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space on one convenient level with plenty of natural light, all-inclusive pricing that includes audio-visual, wireless internet access and parking. Located in downtown Columbus, at Columbus State Community College, we offer facilities for productive and successful events in a professional setting at an affordable cost.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Cleveland - 140
Cincinnati - 100
Dayton - 75
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Port Columbus International / 10
Available 12 months a year, 7 days a week. (Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
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Meeting rooms equipped with ceiling-mounted projectors and screens, and individual climate control. Ballroom: motorized sunshades and lighting controlled by touch panel screens.
Food & Beverage:
We offer 5 approved caterers to assist with all your food & beverage needs.
Rental Policies:
Political fund-raising groups and social events (weddings) are not permitted to rent the facility.

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Ballroom Floor-to-ceiling 23' windows; panoramic view of downtown Columbus; ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen; motorized sunshades

Board Room Tastefully-appointed space perfect for exclusive meetings; ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen; blackout curtains; adjoining kitchenette.

Gallery Pre-function space; great for vendor tables, displays, registrations, and networking.

Meeting Room 402 Corner room with windows providing natural light; ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen.

Meeting Room 404 Corner room with windows providing natural light; ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen; divisible into 850 & 900 sq. ft.

Meeting Room 407 Ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen; adjoining kitchenette; divisible into 400 & 600 sq. ft.

Meeting Room 409 Ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen; divisible into 2 800 sq. ft. rooms.

Meeting Room 415 Ceiling-mounted LCD Projector & screen.

Lobby Pre-function space adjoining ballroom; perfect for registration tables and greeting area.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Hyatt Regency-Columbus Arena District 631 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Red Roof Inn-Columbus Downtown-Convention Center 149 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Drury Inn & Suites-Columbus Convention Center 180 Nearby Hotels Private yes
The Lofts Hotel 44 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Crowne Plaza Hotel-Columbus Downtown 377 Nearby Hotels Private yes
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown 179 Nearby Hotels Private yes


  • AVI Food Services
    Columbus State, Union Hall
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 287-5447 Phone
    Patrick Diehl
  • Made From Scratch
    7500 Montgomery Drive
    Plain City, Ohio 43064
    (614) 300-2019
    Selena Vazquez
  • Metro Cuisine
    6185-c Huntley Rd
    Columbus, OH 43229
    (614)436-6369 Phone
    (614)436-6452 Fax
    Kathy Bell 
  • Panera Bread Columbus Catering Center
    877 Bethel Rd.
    Columbus, OH 43214
    (614) 442-4458
    Felicia Dodge
  • Creative Cuisine
    839 Busch Court
    Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 436-4949 Phone
    (614) 436-9090 Fax
    Kerrie Devore 
  • L.A. Catering
    1699 West Mound Street
    Columbus, Ohio
    (614) 437-2888 Phone
    Joseph Ingram 


Business Center Includes computer workstations, internet access, phone, printer/copy machine, paper shredder, basic office supplies, ample work space.

The Discovery Exchange Columbus State's bookstore, located next door, can help with name tags, binding, laminating, foam core board, printing, signage production, graphic services.

Lasting Impressions Event Rentals Offering a full line of rental tableware, linens, and more. (614) 252-5400.

Creative Cuisine Rental Services Providing a vast selection of rental supplies, from chairs and tables to place settings and linens. (614) 436-4949 Kevin Leo.

Posh Event Services, Inc. A special event decorating company. (740) 362-0004.

Paragon Music and Entertainment, Ltd. Entertainment agency providing professional and reliable performers for all types of events. (740) 548-5250.

Class Acts Entertainment Supplies fine musical entertainment, with a roster of over 300 artists. (614) 358-1888.

Parking Solutions, Inc. Valet and shuttle services. (614) 469-7000 or (888) 469-7690.


Multimedia Connections Other rooms-1 floor pocket with AudioVisual, Ethernet Data and AC power. Ballroom-multiple floor pockets. All included with electricity no addtional charge.

Wallplates Ballroom-3 WXGA computer jacks with audio combined, confidence monitor capability, 2 female XLR jacks for wired mics. Other rooms-1 each XGA computer jack with audio combined, confidence monitor capability.

LCD Projectors Ceiling-mounted LCD Projectors in each room. Ballroom-1 Christie LX100 (10,000 lumen), 2 Christie LX66 (6,600 lumen), on lifts. Other rooms-Epson Powerlite 7900 (4,000 lumen).

Projection Screens In-ceiling screens in each room. Ballroom-1 12'x12', 2 9'x12'. Other rooms-6'x6'. Motorized, except Room 402.

Wireless Internet Available in all rooms at no additional charge. Please give one day advance notice to arrange passwords.

Smart Carts Equipped with computer, internet, Microsoft Office and web browser, DVD/VHS combo unit, Powerpoint remote.

Miscellaneous For any additional needs or questions please contact Corey Apling in Media Services Department (614) 287-3810.

Area Attractions

The Discovery District Businesses, parks, and attractions: Columbus State Community College, Kelton House Museum & Gardens, Topiary Park, Thurber House, Metropolitan Library.

Columbus Museum of Art Outstanding collections include Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, O'Keeffe; cafe, museum shop, bookstore.

Arena District Fine and casual dining, live entertainment, movie theater, NHL hockey are all here in downtown Columbus.

North Market Central Ohio's Super Market since 1876. Numerous vendors offering gourmet foods, meats, cheeses, flowers, much more.

Ohio Statehouse & Capitol Square One of America's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, seat of Ohio government since 1861; exhibits, tours, cafe, shop.

German Village 233 acres of shops, restaurants, homes, and beautiful architecture; listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Short North Arts District An incredible mile-long stretch of boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and green spaces.

Franklin Park Conservatory 90 acre park containing indoor and outdoor gardens, waterfalls, greenhouses, beautiful glass Palm House, cafe, shop.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Home to over 700 wildlife species on 90 acres, the zoo is open daily year-round; Director Emeritus Jack Hannah.


  • "As a repeat customer at the Columbus State Conference Center, I cannot say enough about the staff at the center. For the past five years, our organization hosted our annual meeting at the conference center and was a top-notch experience. From the contracting process to the day-of-the event everything was simple. I expected to show up the day of our event with the room set-up and ready to go and I was never disappointed. Even when I needed something changed at the last minute, the staff made it a priority and took pride in making our event a success."

    Aimee Shadwick, Public Affairs Manager, ADAMH Board of Franklin County

  • “The Columbus Urban League chose the Columbus State Conference Center for its centralized location and the amenities that were provided. The Professional environment provided and options that were available made it an easy choice for the event we were planning. Our expectations were for a modern, clean, and flexible facility with an attentive staff, all of which were met.

    We believe that Education is the key to success in our Society and Columbus State Community college is a vital part of our community. The benefit of a professional environment did lend itself perfectly to the target audience and subject matter. The Conference Center is perfect for our community and its current needs.”

    Glenn A. Harris, Director, African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

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