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 (501(c)) 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 Miss Emma Tour Page of this website for more information.
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 gift 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.