Event Venue Guide


Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium

At a glance
  • Accomodates over 1,000 guests
  • Alcohol service permitted
  • Indoor event facility
  • Auditorium
  • Nearby parking
  • Wi-fi

Unique and flexible settings to make events memorable for all attendees

The Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium offer ideal and extremely flexible settings for many kinds of events and for groups from 10 to more than 2,000. Our unique facilities make your events memorable for all attendees. All facilities are supported by our technical services staff that can assist with audiovisual, multimedia, sound, and lighting needs

Mershon Auditorium

Multipurpose auditorium suitable for meetings and symposiums. Main and upper lobbies and stage areas suitable for receptions and parties.

  • Permanent seating for 2,477 persons, 900 on the main floor and 1,577 in the balcony
  • Wheelchair spaces for 30 persons and their companions on the main floor
  • An orchestra pit that accommodates 100 folding chairs
  • Conference, meeting, and dinner set up for up to 300 persons
Film/Video Theater

Suitable for meetings and symposiums. (No food or drink permitted in the theater.) Fully renovated in 2005.

  • Permanent seating for 298 persons. Wheelchair-accessible space available.
  • Projection equipment for video/digital, 16/35/70 mm film, 35mm slides
  • Playback from VHS, ¾” video tape, Beta-cam, Digi-beta, Power Point
  • Equipped for foreign standard videotape playback
Performance Space

Suitable for meetings; breakfast, luncheon, or dinner events; and reception. Flexible and unusual space with balcony and main floor

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner set up for 250 persons
  • Reception set up for up to 350 persons

Full event planning and coordination support, ticket office, production & security

Dining and Catering

The Wexner Center coordinates with a variety of caterers for events held in our spaces. View the full list of approved caterers [90kb PDF]. Taste of Belgium is the operator of the Wexner Café.

Contact Information

1871 North High St
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 292-0330
Fax: (614) 292-3369
E-mail: info@wexarts.org
Web site: http://www.wexarts.org