Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


Are you looking for the top venue in Bowling Green, Ohio? Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio offers a full array of conference and event services for our guests. Our venue includes state-of-the-art meeting spaces, new suite-style housing accommodations, and a blend of simple and extravagant menu choices. We have several rental halls in Bowling Green, Ohio available right now. We are conveniently located near major airports and just minutes from the Ohio Turnpike. At a fraction of the cost of most metropolitan venues, each all-inclusive Bowling Green conference and event package is tailored to meet both business and personal needs.

Whether you are planning a business or youth conference, corporate training workshop, spiritual retreat, sports camp, or educational symposium, our Bowling Green State University management team takes a personalized approach to hosting conferences and events of all styles and sizes. We even have wedding venues in Bowling Green, Ohio to capture and facilitate your very special day.

BGSU Conference & Event Services is a one-stop shop for every imaginable campus occasion: one contact, one contract, and one price. Each personalized package can include one or more of the following services: professional preplanning and event management assistance, flexible high tech meeting spaces for large and small groups, state-of-the-art audiovisual technology capabilities and expertise, dining and catering options, on-campus housing accommodations, recreational facilities, on-site parking, campus shuttle, and personal concierge. We are proudly among the best Bowling Green corporate event and wedding venues.

If you can envision a particular event, we can execute it. If you can imagine a unique conference idea, we can implement it. At Bowling Green State University, we will transform our space into the place you envisioned. Be it for a day or a week, your visit with us is certain to exceed all your expectations. If you’re searching for event space near you, Bowling Green State University should be at the top of your list.

Watch our video to learn even more of the attributes that make Bowling Green State University the premier event venue in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Food & Beverage Options

Lenhart Grand Ballroom

One of the most popular spaces on campus, the Lenhart Grand Ballroom, is ideal for conferences, wedding receptions, banquets, lectures, and many other events. An audience of 1100 or even a smaller group of 100 can enjoy the atmosphere of the Ballroom, as it can be divided for the comfort of your attendees. The larger section, accommodates up to 400 people for a banquet. The Community Room, is commonly used to host smaller banquets for up to 200. The room features refinished hardwood floors, state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, and stage lighting. Our Event Planning staff can help you identify the ideal room setup to meet the needs of your event.
Seating Capacity: 1100

The Oaks Dining Center

The Oaks Dining Center is a brand new state-of-the-art LEED Certified dining facility. The location offers multiple stations and an all you care to eat set up. There is a private dining/meeting area that seats up to 250 guests. The dining venue can seat up to 700 guests including the private dining area.

Carillon Place Dining Center

Carillon Place accommodates up to 300 guests and offers a second floor private, outdoor patio as well as an all you care to eat dining set up.

The Nest

Located within the Bowen-Thomspson Student Union, The Nest offers you to-go food and drinks with places such as Panda Express, Steak 'n Shake, Jamba Juice, ChickenDipity, Marco's Pizza and Starbucks Coffee.


Outtakes convenience stores are located all across campus with to-go food items, drinks and snacks.

The Black Swamp Pub and Bistro

The pub and bistro located within the Bowen-Thompson Student Union offers you an array of home-style meals with several drinks on tap. This option is only open during the Fall and Spring Semester.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels, located on campus, attached to the Oaks dining facility.

Sweet Shoppe

The Sweet Shoppe, located within the Outtakes @ Carillon Place offers an array of candy and various other snacks.

Catering Options

BGSU Catering

If you are planning a large corporate event or a personal wedding with your closest family and friends, a holiday extravaganza or a business luncheon, BGSU Catering will custom-create a menu just for you, or you may choose from an extensive list of new and exciting dishes created by our Chefs. Our innovative culinary team, along with our highly trained professional staff, have the experience and the enthusiasm to cater your special event to perfection. BGSU Dining & Catering, offers superb services at a fraction of the cost, to see current promotional deals and pricing for your next event, please contact our office. Dining Services Staff are ready to take your order!


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 4000
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available

Founders Hall

Air-conditioned suite-style rooms - six and two person suites with dining facility on lower level.
451 Rooms | 658 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Offenhauer East and Offenhauer West

Large comfortable accomodations located close to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Wireless connection in traditional style air-conditioned halls with turn-around drive areas for luggage drop off.
468 Rooms | 846 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Falcon Heights

646 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Centennial Hall

664 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout


150 Rooms | 300 Beds

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


Conference & Event Services,

231A Bowen-Thompson Student Union,

Bowling Green Bowling Green, 43403



Nearby Airport

Toledo Express - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Detroit International Airport - 70 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

Toledo – 25|Detroit – 60|Cleveland – 110|Columbus – 120

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

ADA Accessible: Yes


Bowling Green University has a wide variety of state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, video streaming services, and Ethernet/Wireless Internet access in meeting rooms and housing accommodations. We also have on-site expert technology staff, photographers, videographers, and media professionals to assist with your needs.

A Special BGSU Perk: As part of our all-inclusive conference package, we provide a tag-along team of videographers who capture highlights and special features of each conference experience that culminates in a personalized and complimentary five-minute memento video gifted to our guests.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen


"The facilities were great; we’ll definitely be coming back. Thank you very much! Everything was excellent! Very organized and welcoming."


"We had a catered breakfast, lunch and snack. Everything was exceptional and appreciated. Many thanks."

Grandview Band Camp

"The Dining Services Staff was courteous, professional, and like many BGSU staff who support the Boys State program, regarded by Boys State as our Friends."

Buckeye Boys State

Thank you BGSU Catering for providing us with a wonderful menu. I could never, ever go back to what we used to have and I do not miss the broccoli salad! I so appreciate all your help and for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet.

Career Fair Coordinator

"As I reflect upon these past 30 years as a leader of our conference, Bowling Green State University absolutely ranks at the top of our list as an institutional host. Their guest relations team was fantastic."

Deacon Ernest Wyrick, Chairman of the National Youth Conference