Ohio Union - The Ohio State University




Nestled in the heart of Ohio State’s picturesque campus, this venue offers the perfect backdrop to your perfect day. With a grand ballroom, The Ohio Union has a variety of options to suit your wedding needs. The Performance Hall features a built-in stage, floor-to-ceiling windows, and connects to a private, outdoor space, Potter Plaza. The Grand Ballroom features 17,539 square feet, floor-to-ceiling windows, 3 Block ‘O’ chandeliers, and many versatile set-up choices. The large space can be divided into two separate spaces: Archie M. Griffin East and Archie M. Griffin West. The Ohio Union’s full-service catering and bar options offers a wedding menu with many selections, including hors d’oeuvres, served meals, elegant buffets, and fun stations. Elegant design, romantic lighting and multiple amenity options all combine to create the perfect venue. Celebrate the next chapter of your life at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 800 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 800 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 11:00AM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 to $5,250 for a ceremony and reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $200/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Ohio Union - The Ohio State University is estimated at between $4,660 and $12,039 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Parking can be arranged
Piano available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM