With nearly 890,000 people in the city and 2 million in the greater metropolitan area, Columbus is one of the most populous state capitols in the U.S., and it’s still growing! It’s a great place for leisure travel and a popular convention destination too. A thriving arts and cultural scene, along with a plethora of creative restaurants, mean that event attendees have plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves during leisure hours.
Columbus has excellent convention and event facilities. The Greater Columbus Convention Center boasts 1.8 million square feet of event space, as well as a great location in the heart of Columbus’s downtown area. The Ohio Expo Center offers another 1 million square feet of space, while smaller venues such as the beautifully decorated Columbus Athenaeum have their own special charm.
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Columbus Event Services
ProGlobalEvents offers services for all stages of event design, planning, and execution. From content and theme development to attendee experience design to vendor and contractor coordination, exhibitor and speaker management, and post-event review—we can cover every last detail, creating a seamless experience for every guest, exhibitor, or attendee.
As event-goers become more demanding in their expectations for the event experience, design becomes increasingly challenging. It takes skill and experience to deliver a great event design that’s creative, engaging, and meaningful for your guests. When you want to impress, call ProGlobalEvents! Our design team can develop an event theme and great content to match, including:
- Digital media
- A/V content
A huge amount of work goes into planning an industry or corporate event. From finding sponsors and vendors to negotiating for accommodations and a venue of your choice, not to mention keeping track of both finances and the schedule. Need help with event planning? ProGlobalEvents is here! Our seasoned team—and our industry contacts—make quick work of planning even the largest events.
Designing and planning an event is just the start. Once it’s under way, there’s still plenty of work to do. Let ProGlobalEvents help with the management side of things, and we’ll be on-site to keep the event running smoothly. We’ll handle problems with efficiency and minimal disruption to ensure a great event experience for everyone.
Exhibit Production and Activation
As event management experts, we go the extra mile and offer exhibit production and activation too! With access to over 120,000 square feet of exhibit manufacture and storage facilities, we can provide exhibit design and manufacture services as well as shipping and storage, and labor for installation.
A post-event analysis is the best way to evaluate an event, and it can also provide valuable information to help you make the next one better. ProGlobalEvents can perform a thorough post-event analysis, including data collection and review and financial review and close-out, so you’re left with all the essential details.
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Columbus Event Resources
Columbus Convention & Visitor Bureau
The Columbus Athenaeum offers 35,000 square feet of meeting space, with a total capacity of 1,000 to 1,200. This venue has facilities for meetings, seminars, and training sessions, along with corporate parties and other functions. Rooms range in size from 1,300 square feet and maximum capacity of 130 up to a 12,000-square-foot ballroom with maximum capacity of 900. There’s also a large, 2,700-square-foot theater that seats up to 950, along with a smaller theater with a 230-person capacity.
Columbus Museum of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art offers dramatic, artistic settings for private parties and other corporate functions, as well as spaces for meetings, seminars, training, and team-building. Museums are always great locations for scavenger hunts and other team activities! The museum offers several indoor and outdoor venues, including:
- A 288-seat auditorium
- A large, 320- to 450-person indoor pavilion
- An intimate 60- to 75-person meeting room
Other options include an outdoor sculpture garden for up to 200 and a cafe that seats 60 to 80 people.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
The GCCC is right in the center of downtown Columbus. It’s a 1.8-million-square-foot facility after 2017 renovations added a large amount of exhibit space. The center now has 410,000 square feet of exhibit space, along with dozens of meeting rooms, several ballrooms, and other spaces. The Greater Columbus Convention Center is ideal for virtually any kind of event, including conferences and conventions, trade shows and exhibitions, meetings, seminars, training sessions, and corporate events.
Ohio Expo Center
As well as being home to the State Fair, the Ohio Expo Center is a popular location for a wide range of events. With many large spaces, as well as meeting rooms and more, the venue is perfect for trade shows and exhibitions, conventions, conferences, and a range of corporate events. The Ohio Expo Center offers more than 1 million square feet of event space, seating for up to 20,000, and individual venue sizes of 14,000 to 194,000 square feet.
The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
The Ohio Union offers nearly 320,000 square feet of event and meeting space and over 30 meeting rooms in a range of sizes. The Union offers meeting and event spaces in a range of sizes—from small boardrooms to large seminar rooms and banquet halls, an outdoor patio, dance rooms, and a demonstration kitchen. Room capacities range from 30 people up to several hundred, along with a 1,700-person ballroom. The variety of spaces available makes this venue a great choice for meetings, seminars, education sessions, team-building activities, and corporate events.
The Blackwell Inn and PFAHL Conference Center
With 151 guest rooms and nearly 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the Blackwell Inn is a great spot for executive retreats, meetings, seminars, and corporate events. Located on the Ohio State University campus, the inn and associated conference center has a 24-person executive boardroom, several classrooms and meeting rooms, a patio for up to 500 people, and a ballroom for up to 300.
Hilton® Columbus Downtown
The Hilton Columbus offers 532 guest rooms, plus around 32,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The largest of the hotel’s 29 rooms is a 12,000-square-foot ballroom with a maximum capacity of 2,000. Other rooms range from boardrooms for six to eight people up to meeting rooms and pre-function spaces for several hundred. That means plenty of room for meetings, training sessions, seminars, conferences, and corporate functions. The Hilton Columbus Downtown also connects to the Greater Columbus Convention Center by way of a skybridge.
Hyatt Regency® Columbus
Clocking in at 633 guest rooms, the Hyatt Regency is Columbus’s largest hotel. Guests here have the convenience of staying in a hotel that’s right next to the GCCC and is connected to the center by a skybridge. The Hyatt Regency also has event facilities of its own, with more than 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This includes:
- A ballroom of nearly 16,000 square feet
- Nearly 30 meeting rooms, from 16-person conference rooms to meeting and event rooms for several hundred
The hotel can accommodate meetings, seminars, training sessions, conferences, and corporate events with ease.
Hotel LeVeque is an intimate luxury hotel with 149 rooms and 2,000 square feet of event and meeting space. With two meeting rooms and a private dining room, it’s a great option for executive retreats and exclusive meetings, seminars, and training sessions. Hotel LeVeque’s meeting rooms have a maximum capacity of 35 to 40 people, and the private dining room has a maximum of 40.
Sheraton® Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
The Sheraton Columbus offers 403 guest rooms and nearly 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, across 18 rooms. Along with a number of boardrooms and meeting rooms, the hotel has a 3,200-square-foot courtyard for up to 200 people and a ballroom with a maximum capacity of 500. It’s perfect for meetings, seminars, training sessions, holiday parties, and other corporate functions.
Upcoming Columbus Events
- Art & Craft Marketplatz at Columbus Oktoberfest (Art & Craft Marktplatz), 06-08 Sep 2019
- EOQHA Shows, 06-08 Sep 2019
- Columbus Toy & Game Show, 08 Sep 2019
- Graduate and Professional School Expo, 10 Sep 2019
- The NBM Show, 12-14 Sep 2019
- County Living Fair Ohio, 13-15 Sep 2019
- Sneaker Freaks Columbus Expo, 14 Sep 2019
- Ohio Marijuana Expo, 14 Sep 2019
- Universal Life Expo (ULE), 14-15 Sep 2019
- Body Mind Spirit Expo Columbus, 14-15 Sep 2019
- Columbus Job Fair (COL JF), 17 Sep 2019
- Columbus Career Fair hosted by United Career Fairs, 17 Sep 2019
- Farm Science Review, 17-19 Sep 2019
- Columbus Gordon Food Service Show, 18 Sep 2019
- Engineering Expo Columbus, 23-27 Sep 2019
- American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), 26-29 Sep 2019
- Mill Race Marathon Health and Fitness Expo, 27 Sep 2019
- Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase, 01 Oct 2019
- Central Ohio Facilities Maintenance Expo, 03 Oct 2019
- Cotton Pickin Fair, 05-06 Oct 2019
- Public Safety Drone Expo, 07-10 Oct 2019
- Choice Columbus Career Fair, 10 Oct 2019
- Ethnic Expo, 11-12 Oct 2019
- LIFE Expo for Boomers, 12 Oct 2019
- GDEX, 12-13 Oct 2019
- Buckeye Bar Expo, 14 Oct 2019
- Columbus Job Fair (COL JF), 15 Oct 2019
- IT Executive Event Columbus, 16 Oct 2019
- University Export Controls, 14-17 Oct 2019
- Girls World Expo, 19 Oct 2019
- Gun Show Columbus, 19-20 Oct 2019
- Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, 18-20 Oct 2019
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon Health & Fitness Expo (Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon H), 20 Oct 2019
- Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF), 25-27 Oct 2019
- Vogue Knitting LIVE Columbus, 01-03 Nov 2019
- NFB of Ohio State Convention, 01-03 Nov 2019
- Wine Women & Shoes Show Columbus, 8 Nov 2019
- Ohio National Poultry Show, 09-10 Nov 2019
- Ohio Bridal & Wedding Expo, 10 Nov 2019
- OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show, 10-12 Nov 2019
- The Multi-Profession Diversity Job Fair of Columbus ,13 Nov 2019
- International Gem & Jewelry Show – Columbus, 15-17 Nov 2019
- Beads After Beads Columbus, 15-17 Nov 2019
- Hot Chocolate Expo, 17 Nov 2019
- Columbus Career Fair hosted by United Career Fairs, 18 Nov 2019
- Columbus ChristmasFair, 23-24 Nov 2019
- Ohio Mopar Expo, 30 Nov-01 Dec 2019
- Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show (OTF), 02 – 06 Dec 2019
- Columbus Winter Fair, 06 – 08 Dec 2019
- Ohayocon, 10-12 Jan 2020
- The Ohio Rv And Boat Show, 10-19 Jan 2020
- Magi Fest, 30 Jan-02 Feb 2020
- Mid America Restaurant Expo, 23-24 Feb 2020
- Arnold Fitness Expo, 05-08 Mar 2020
- Arnold SportsWorld Kids And Teens Expo, 05-08 Mar 2020
- All American Columbus Pet Expo, 13-15 Mar 2020
- Marion Area Science & Engineering Fair, 21 Mar 2020
- Field & Stream Outdoor Life Deer & Turkey Expos Ohio (OHIO Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo), 20- 22 Mar 2020
- Equine Affaire Columbus, 02-05 Apr 2020
- OPA Conference & Trade Show, 03-05 Apr 2020
- Hell City Tattoo Festival Columbus, 24-26 Apr 2020
- Ohca Convention and Exposition, 27-30 Apr 2020
- OSRBA Mini Convention Show, 01-03 May 2020
- Marcon, 08-10 May 2020
- Columbus Arts Festival, 12-14 Jun 2020
- Origins Game Fair, 17-21 Jun 2020
- Small Press Alternative Comic Expo, 20-21 Jun 2020
- Goodguys Ppg Nationals, 10-12 Jul 2020
- Small Press Alternative Comic Expo, 11-12 Jul 2020
- TrotCon, 17-19 Jul 2020
- Natural Products Association Midwest/MAHO Summer Splash, 24-26 Jul 2020
- Ohio State Fair, 29 Jul-09 Aug 2020