Fawcett center room decorated for an event in winter

Fawcett Event Center

A unique atmosphere and a tradition of exceptional, personalized service

Whether you need a boardroom for eight, an auditorium for 500, or a beautiful reception ballroom, the Fawcett Event Center can accommodate the guests at your next conference or event. Located on the perimeter of the Ohio State campus, the center has a unique atmosphere and a tradition of exceptional, personalized service. The executive chef and on-site catering team provide an extensive, creative food and beverage menu. The Fawcett Event Center delivers professional meeting, banquet and reception services with a personalized touch.


  • Over 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space
  • Ballroom seats up to 300 guests and opens to large patio
  • 500-seat Conference Theater with stage
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Fawcett Café
  • Complimentary on-site event parking
  • Within minutes of area hotels, shopping, and entertainment
  • Easy access off I-270, State Route 315, and I-71


The Fawcett Event Center is staffed with professional planners to assist in every detail of your event, plus hotels, transportation, tours and the use of other campus facilities.

Dining and catering

The Fawcett Café in the Fawcett Center lobby offers freshly baked pastries and sweets, healthy breakfast items, salads, wraps and sandwiches.  Daily features include seasonal lunch selections.  Proudly serving Starbucks® hot and cold beverages. Open 7am-3pm Monday through Friday. Online ordering is available at FawcettCafe.com. Full, on-site catering services include snacks, light fare, elegant multi-course meals, tailgate parties, special occasions and full 7-day bar service. Special wedding reception packages are available.

At a Glance

  • Accommodates up to 500 guests
  • Alcohol service permitted
  • Indoor event facility
  • Outdoor event facility
  • Conference room
  • Meeting room
  • Reception area
  • Ballroom
  • Auditorium
  • On-site parking
  • Wi-fi

Contact information

Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Visit website
Email: FawcettSales@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-1342