High Line Car House was built in 1873 as a car house and horse barn for Columbus’ streetcar system. Columbus' High Street streetcar line operated until 1947 when it was converted into a diesel trolley bus line - a precursor to today's COTA bus transit system. The name High Line Car House pays homage to Columbus' streetcar system and the important High Street line.
This premier venue can accommodate over 350 guests for a cocktail party with limited seating and up to 300 guests for a seated event with a served meal. Optimal wedding capacity is 180-250.
Reserve the beautiful garden-style courtyard and/or the indoor gallery space for your intimate summer wedding, reception, or special occasion. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus and maintained by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, the Cultural Arts Center - housed in one of the city's most famous historic landmarks - provides a truly unique and lovely setting for gatherings up to 150.
From classical music to modern dance, yearly family traditions to hot concerts, the world’s best artists come to the Ohio Theatre. The breathtaking details (including the 21 foot high chandelier!) and opulent Spanish-Baroque architecture and design make any night out at the Ohio an event to remember.
Located in the heart of downtown Columbus' Arena District, no other venue, indoor or out, offers the flexibility, versatility and intimacy of Express Live! The venue is available year-round for corporate functions, sporting events and private engagements. The industrial architecture and unique rock-n-roll ambiance is ideal for creating a high-energy atmosphere for parties, meetings and receptions.
First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African American and jazz history. Having recently completed a $13.5 million renovation - funded by a partnership of public and private support - the Lincoln Theatre has reopened as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of Columbus.
Located on the downtown banks of the Scioto River, the pavilion is airy with a high, glass ceiling. Plaza area can be cordoned off and/or tented for guests. A decorative fountain is located on the plaza. Dock access can be arranged for events needing access to the river. The pavilion is maintained by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.
The Statehouse embodies the perfect locale for a wedding ceremony and reception with its Greek Revival architecture and appealing exterior landscape. The beauty of your day becomes elaborate. The unity of bride, groom, friends and family will never fade. The opportunity to wed or hold a reception in the Statehouse lay hidden from July 1870 until May 2007. The number of available wedding dates is limited due to the Statehouse's remarkable and one of a kind attributes.
The Ohio Historical Center has several event spaces as well as the beautiful and unique Ohio Village. OHC's Plaza Terrace is a large area (can seat up to 400) that is surrounded by windows with a beautiful view of the Columbus skyline. The Red Carpet Area is located in the center of the museum exhibit floor, with the museum's collections surrounding the area - imagine dining with a mastodon! Ohio Village includes replicas of mid-19th century buildings, such as a secular chapel, restaurant, and town square.
Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, the OSU Urban Arts Space joins the university with the state of Ohio and the world. Two unique galleries are available for your consideration when planning your next important event. The Lower Gallery, the larger of the two (capacity of 300), boasts high ceilings and natural light shining down from the street-level windows. The Upper Gallery (capacity of 180) provides ample space for a variety of occasions.
The Strongwater event space is located in the heart of East Franklinton and features factory skylights, exposed brick, two permanent bars, and a private open air courtyard. Strongwater is an accommodating and flexible multi-room venue full of character appropriate for any number of events.
16-Bit Bar + Arcade redefines how a night out is best played. With a name coined from the computer architect that several of our 40+ vintage arcade games were built on, 16-Bit appeals to those looking for an alternative to the monotonous. From bar-going veterans to young open-minded, beer-centric types, to arcade game novices and enthusiasts, the nostalgic and playful vibe is for players of all types. The time has come to relive your childhood and party like it's 1999, or 1989 for that matter.
From classical music to modern dance, yearly family traditions to hot concerts, the world’s best artists come to the 2,791-seat Ohio Theatre. The breathtaking details (including the 21 foot high chandelier!) and opulent Spanish-Baroque architecture and design make any night out at the Ohio an event to remember.
Pins Mechanical Company is based on the idea of creating a social gathering place that connects people through a non-traditional/playful experience. Whether it's duckpin bowling, pinball or shuffleboard, Pins brings 'Old School' entertainment, culinary exploration, and creative craft cocktails together to redefine how time should be spent with friends. Columbus's chill and hip alternative to a night out on downtown has arrived.
The Vault sits at 35 E Gay St. which housed Columbia Building & Loans, a bank, in 1912. The tellers were positioned on the west wall and the actual vault was used as the safe. The vault walls and floors are all made of steel and if you look behind the door you will see the original lock used for the vault door. The Vault is truly one of Columbus' best kept secrets. Your guests will depart knowing they have experienced something very special.
This new 12,000 sq. ft. facility provides a dedicated space for the Conservatory's expanding outreach and education programs. The hand-hewn timber frame from a 200-year-old Richland County barn, which was set to be dismantled in 2014, was relocated to the Conservatory's grounds earlier this year and has been reconstructed as the framework for this new facility.
Head to Ohio Village and get an insider's look at life in the 1890s! You will see lots of changes from new costumes and characters to new businesses, because Ohio Village has moved from the 1860s to the 1890s. There are lots of exciting activities to do when you visit Ohio Village.
Just steps from the energy of the Short North Arts District and across the street from beautiful Goodale Park, the Pizzuti Collection is the ideal venue for corporate entertaining, dramatic cocktail receptions, and intimate weddings. We offer indoor and outdoor spaces accommodating up to 150 guests, and a changing array of exhibitions by today’s most exciting artists. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in our Sculpture Garden or on our terrace overlooking Goodale Park prior to their stroll through the Pizzuti Collection galleries.
Located in the trending Old Town East, Camelot Cellars offers a beautiful setting and flexibility for your event. Rent a table for a small group, a room for an intimate event or the whole winery for your larger group. To make your special event even more unforgettable, involve your guests in the wine-making process and bottle your own handcrafted wine!