Your Event at the Statehouse
Book an Event at the Statehouse
Ohio Revised Code makes it possible for organizations to use the Statehouse and its grounds for their special events. Events
must be hosted or sponsored by a non-profit organization. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board invites you and your
organization, convention or club to create new traditions by hosting your next event at the Ohio Statehouse.
Whether you are hosting an intimate luncheon for 25, a gala for 350, a dinner for 400 or a reception for 1200, your event will be
made even more special at the Ohio Statehouse. The Statehouse offers fine catered cuisine; equipment rentals; and modern audio visual,
sound and data equipment.
All government and quasi-governmental organizations, corporate and private foundations, schools and most associations, human service
groups, service clubs, unions and other non-profit alliances qualify. If you are uncertain if your group qualifies, the Statehouse special
events team can help you determine that.
The Miss Emma's Table Statehouse Group Package program, which includes a meal and an experiential tour may be a better option for families,
Red Hat Clubs, social clubs and others groups of 55 or fewer people. See the Tour Page
of this Web site for more information.
The Capitol Buildings and Grounds are available for use by the public for the purpose of governmental business, public meetings for free
discussion of public questions, or for activities of a broad public purpose, provided the authorized procedure has been followed and
appropriate approvals have been received, if such use:
1) Does not interfere with the primary use of the Capitol Buildings or Grounds
2) Is appropriate to the physical context of the Capitol Buildings or Grounds
3) Does not unduly burden the managing authority
4) Is not a hazard to the safety of the public or state employees
5) Does not expose the State to the likelihood of expenses and/or damages which
cannot be recovered
Capitol Buildings and Grounds shall be available for use any day of the week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 12 a.m.
The use of the Capitol Buildings and Grounds shall be denied for any activity conducted purely for profit or any activity inconsistent with
or in violation of local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
The Ohio Statehouse has several equipment amenities to make your event a success. Some of the amenities include:
- Media Mult box
- Flat screen television monitors
- DVD/CD player
- Wireless capabilities throughout the Capitol Square complex
For the safety and preservation of the building, all equipment rentals must be made through the Capitol Square Review and
Advisory Board Events Office. The CSRAB requires some events to retain, at the cost of the host, the security services of the
Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Building tours are available for special events held at the Statehouse. For events scheduled during regular tour hours (10:00 a.m.
until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday), tours are available without charge. Tours for
after-hours events are available at the rate of $20 per tour guide per hour, with a minimum two-hour charge. Each guide can
accommodate a tour group of up to 50 guests, although smaller groups are preferred.
Tours can be scheduled in conjunction with your special event and should be requested at least two weeks in advance
of your event.
Tour requests made less than two weeks before your event are not guaranteed. Clients will be billed for tours cancelled less than
24 hours in advance of the event. All after-hour tours must be concluded by 10 p.m.
Party Gifts and Awards
The Statehouse Museum Shop offers a wide variety of unique items that can be used for recognizing or rewarding individuals in your
group or simply providing a bit of memorabilia to each guest attending your event.
Visit the on-line Statehouse Museum Shop at www.statehouseshop.com
or call Becky Wildman, Museum Shop Manager, for a personal
consultation at 614/728-9770. The shop is located on the ground level in the Statehouse Crypt.
The Ohio Statehouse is located at:
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4210
The Ohio Statehouse is located in the center of downtown Columbus, at the corner of Broad and High Streets.