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Ohio Union

Located in the heart of the Columbus campus, the Ohio Union is uniquely designed to host all types of events.

Conveniently located on the Columbus campus, the Ohio Union is a premier event venue for students, university departments, as well as corporate clients. Designed to meet the growing needs of the community, the Ohio Union houses 34 dynamic meeting and event spaces perfect for large corporate meetings, fundraising galas, conferences, casual networking events and more. Ranked as the fourth largest meeting and event facility in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Union is the perfect venue to make every event extraordinary.


  • The elegant 17,276 square foot Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, with floor-ceiling windows and Swarovski crystal chandeliers
  • Flexible meeting spaces which have the ability to divide into two medium or three smaller rooms
  • Student Life University Catering; the exclusive on-site caterer for all Ohio Union events
  • Four Student Life Dining locations offering a variety of food options
  • Convenient parking for up to 1,200 guests
  • Built-in audio-visual components in each meeting space
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


The Events and Conferences Team provides personalized event planning services for every client. Prior to your event, they will identify the best space to meet your needs, help customize an exclusive in-house catering menu for your event and ensure the appropriate technology is available to you.

Ohio Union staff will continue to assist needs throughout the event, making sure everything runs smoothly; from the buffet line to the audio-visual equipment. The unique approach to event planning ensures every meeting, conference, gala and wedding at the Ohio Union is truly extraordinary.

Dining and catering

Student Life University Catering is the Ohio Union’s exclusive caterer. Their expansive menu can be customized to enhance a variety of events, from casual lunch buffets to elegant plated dinners and cocktail receptions. University Catering staff will be present during the event to ensure that everything runs smoothly and successfully.

Looking for something in between speakers or breakout sessions? The Ohio Union houses four Student Life Dining locations such as Woody's Tavern with a variety of popular options, from table service diner food, to fast-casual pizza and wings, quick grab and go salads, sandwiches or even your favorite coffee, tea or beverage.

At a Glance

  • 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting spaces
  • Ballroom accommodates up to 1,200 guests
  • 34 meeting spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor event spaces
  • On-site catering
  • US Bank branch location and Ohio State Bookstore
  • Nearby parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Contact information

Ohio Union
1739 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Events and Conferences Website
Phone: 614-292-4665