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The Ohio State University

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Conferences, Meetings and Events
1739 N. High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:3500
Meeting
Rooms:34
Maximum
Overnight:3500
Best Of
Runner-up: Best Venue for Formal Affairs
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  • Best Venue for Formal Affairs- Ohio Union Grand BallroomBest Venue for Formal Affairs- Ohio Union Grand Ballroom
  • Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom - Banquet SetupArchie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom - Banquet Setup
  • Archie M. Griffin Grand BallroomArchie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
  • State of the Art Premier FacilityState of the Art Premier Facility
  • Performance Hall-Banquet for 250 guestsPerformance Hall-Banquet for 250 guests
  • Performance Hall - Banquet Style Performance Hall - Banquet Style
  • Great HallGreat Hall
  • Conference Vendors Pre-Function SpaceConference Vendors Pre-Function Space
  • Sphinx Centennial Leadership SuiteSphinx Centennial Leadership Suite
  • Large International Conference with Panel Discussion and PlenaryLarge International Conference with Panel Discussion and Plenary
  • Ohio Staters Traditions Room - Theater Set upOhio Staters Traditions Room - Theater Set up
  • Cartoon Room Banquet SetupCartoon Room Banquet Setup
  • Barbie Tootle Room Standing ReceptionBarbie Tootle Room Standing Reception
  • Outdoor Space - Potter PlazaOutdoor Space - Potter Plaza
  • Senate Chamber Senate Chamber
  • Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom Pre-Function Space Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom Pre-Function Space
  • Great Hall Meeting Room - Poster Session SetupGreat Hall Meeting Room - Poster Session Setup
  • US Bank Conference TheaterUS Bank Conference Theater
  • Performance Hall Wedding ReceptionPerformance Hall Wedding Reception
  • Outdoor Spaces - Potter Plaza Outdoor Spaces - Potter Plaza
  • Large Conferences - Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom with High Tech and AV ResourcesLarge Conferences - Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom with High Tech and AV Resources
  • Medical Conference Classroom Set Up- Archie M. Griffin Grand BallroomMedical Conference Classroom Set Up- Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
  • Archie M. Griffin East BallroomArchie M. Griffin East Ballroom
  • Outdoor Space - West PlazaOutdoor Space - West Plaza
  • Ohio Union CateringOhio Union Catering
  • Suzanne Scharer Conference Table Set UpSuzanne Scharer Conference Table Set Up
  • Ohio Union University Catering Ohio Union University Catering
  • Woody's TavernWoody's Tavern
  • Interfaith Prayer and Reflection RoomInterfaith Prayer and Reflection Room

About

About The Ohio State University

The Ohio Union centrally located in Columbus, Ohio is the perfect place to host your next conference, corporate/board meeting, holiday celebration, wedding reception, banquet, gala/fundraiser and other special events. Our 34 dynamic spaces are sure to impress, and our professional Columbus event services will make your event one to remember. Most of our event spaces are flexible and can be set up in banquet, theater and classroom style to best suit your event, and the campus is conveniently located near a variety of restaurants, hotels, and local entertainment.

The Ohio State University’s Office of Summer Conference Housing welcomes the opportunity to host your next event. We successfully host many summer conferences in the Ohio Union, with summer conference housing available in our residence halls and dining facilities during the months of May, June and July. During the academic year, we have hotel accommodations available nearby.

Each summer season, Summer Conference Housing coordinates the residence hall housing, meeting space and traditional dining experiences of nearly 25,000 guests spread throughout over 125 unique events. No matter the size subject matter or scope we take pride in providing our guests with the finest Buckeye experience possible!

View some more of the features below to see why The Ohio State University should be your Columbus event venue for everything from corporate meetings to weddings and more!

Our coordination services include:
  • Providing a pre-consultation meeting to organize and refine your housing, residence hall meeting space and traditional dining needs
  • Arranging for the delivery of University Services including housing, traditional dining, residence hall facility meeting room needs and more
  • Providing office services, technology and support
  • Following up and physically checking on arrangements prior to guests’ arrival, to ensure that all arrangements are delivered as expected and requested
  • Providing a comprehensive final invoice for all requested services
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION
:
John Glenn Columbus International Airport - 12 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee

CATERING
University Catering is the exclusive caterer for the Ohio Union. Our talented food and beverage team is eager to enhance your meeting or special event with culinary creations guaranteed to delight your guests! Whether your event calls for a casual lunch buffet, outdoor cocktail reception, or elegant plated dinner, University Catering will prepare a menu that, paired with our innovative event spaces and dedicated staff, will make your event a surefire success.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringNO
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Hiking
Running
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Wi-Fi
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

3500 Attendees


34 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 1500 | Classroom Style 750 | Standing Reception 1500 | Seated Reception 850

TECHNOLOGY
The Ohio Union offers many special event accommodations including built-in audio visual equipment and free wireless internet. Staging, dance floors, and specialty lighting are available upon request to enhance your event.

With over 90 LCD screens throughout the building and built-in audio visual equipment, such as LCD projectors and screens in almost every room, the Union is able to accommodate many technology needs. Several spaces boast AV Booths and specialty lighting.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

3500 Overnight Guests


AC Singles & Doubles

Yes
Free YES


Suite Style and Hallway Pod Style

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