Wednesday, July 23, 2014


What does the Columbus Museum of Art have to offer you?
Dinner and dancing under the stars, being surrounded by brilliant pieces of artwork, and architecture so beautiful you don't have to add any other decorations.

Four unique event spaces and a wonderful staff are the heart of the CMA. The large Derby Court is the perfect location for your reception or dinner.  The court provides seating for 200 people and a unique opportunity to introduce your guests or prospective clients to art sculpted by Dale Chihuly.  The numerous greeneries around the perimeter and the large skylight add a touch of class to any event. 

For smaller events, The Broad Street Library and The Forum can seat 75 people comfortably.  Lined with artwork, the Forum presents an inviting environment for your meetings, smaller gatherings, or luncheons.  Access to the 1st floor galleries is included with the rental of The Forum or the Cardinal Health Auditorium.  The Auditorium seats 288 and has been updated with the latest audio and visual equipment and is home to a 1929 Steinway grand piano. 

Access to the CMA collections, including the Center for Creativity, a favorite for children young and old, can be added to your rental for an additional fee. All revenue generated by rentals is added to the annual operating fund of  the museum.  Members of the CMA are entitled to a discount from the hourly facility usage fee!

It's an exciting time at the Columbus Museum of Art.  Renovations and an addition of a new Special Event space has started.  When complete, the new space will be able to seat 400 guests for dinner service.  The new area will be opening the fall of 2015. 

The Knot rated the Columbus Museum of Art as the Best of Weddings in 2010 and 2013.

columbus museum of art
480 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
contact: Katie Laux

New rental space opening 2015.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Looking for an eco-friendly venue for your event?  Grange Insurance Audubon Center provides a green oasis of wildlife and birds along the Scioto River.  The peaceful surroundings and simplicity of the Audubon Center will put your mind at ease.   

For corporate events or weddings, a number of rooms are available including the Multi-purpose room, the Conference Room, the AEP Foundation Library,  and three Franklin County Board of Commissioners Classrooms.  Rental of the MPR include the use of the podium, wireless microphone, overhead projector and screen, 20 round tables, 200 chairs and a banquet tables.  Parking is free and is shared with visitors to the Center.  Rental agreement, a $500 refundable security deposit and 50% of the total rental fees must be handed in to secure a date.  The security deposit will be returned within 6 weeks of the event provided no violation of the agreement has occurred.

Membership to the Audubon Society is required. Base membership is $30.

The primary functions of the nature center is to provide an educational sanctuary and monitor Important Bird Areas.  Your decision to hold your function at the center means you are supporting conservation and education of a broad spectrum of ecological environments. 

505 West Whittier Street,
Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: Cynthia Savely
Catering Manager 


Picturesque views of the park and the City of Columbus.