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State-of-the-art facility conveniently located in downtown

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

(800) 626-0241
Fax: (614) 827-2659

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Convention Center Location

Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 65   Distance from Airport: 7 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 410,000   Tax Rate (%): 7.25%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 74,000   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 1,801,848   MSA Rank: 32

Convention Center Description

The Greater Columbus Convention Center is in the center of the country, the center of Ohio, the center of Columbus, and it's surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotels and entertainment venues. Inside, the Convention Center has 1.7 million square feet of flexible, customizable space.

Designed by internationally recognized architect Peter Eisenman, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, with its unique spaces, sharp angles, wide spotlights and spacious walkways is a bold landmark luring millions of visitors each year.

The modern design of every meeting room, exhibit hall and common area is as vibrant as the downtown neighborhood right outside.

Unique Differentiators

Battelle Grand

Meeting and event planners from throughout the country and their guests are discovering the splendor of Battelle Grand, the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center’s new multi-purpose ballroom that is the largest in Ohio.

Described by media and hospitality representatives as “the new place to be,” “a marvelous experience realm” and “a 15” on a scale of one to 10, Battelle Grand debuted in January 2010 after an extensive 16-month, $40 million renovation. Battelle Grand is receiving accolades both for its amenities and capability of accommodating large banquets, upscale trade shows, athletic competitions and wedding receptions.

Battelle Grand offers 74,000 square feet of premium, flexible space divisible into five configurations, with upscale wall treatments and carpeting, floor-to-ceiling windows and the signature LED lighting fins in the ceiling capable of 65,000 color combinations.

Services & Amenities

Audio/Visual Audio/Visual Equipment Available
Business Center: Copy/print The UPS Store
Catering Catering Available
Cleaning Service Cleaning Service Available
Electrician (on-site) On-Site Electrician Available
Packaging & Shipping (on-site) The UPS Store
Plumber (on-site) On-Site Plumber Available
Security Personnel Security Personnel Available
Ticket Sellers Ticket Sellers Available
Ticket Takers Ticket Takers Available
Ushers Ushers Available


Chairs Chairs Available
Dance Floor Dance Floor Available
Electric: 0-2000 Watts Electric: 0-2000 Watts Available
High Chair & Wheel Chair High Chair & Wheel Chair Available
Rope and Stanchion Section Rope and Stanchion Section Available
Stage Sections Stage Sections Available
Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Available
Telecom: Credit Card Lines Telecom: Credit Card Lines Available
Telecom: Fax Lines Telecom: Fax Lines Available
Telecom: ISDN Lines Telecom: ISDN Lines Available
Telecom: Modem Lines Telecom: Modem Lines Available
Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Available
Telecom: Shared Ethernet Telecom: Shared Ethernet Available
Telecom: Single Line Voice Telecom: Single Line Voice Available
Telecom: Speaker Phone Telecom: Speaker Phone Available
Telecom: T1 Service Telecom: T1 Service Available
Videoconferencing Videoconferencing Available
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Available

Close-by Hotels

Hotel Miles/
Sleeping Rooms Phone Website
Hilton Downtown 0.1 532 (614) 384-8600 Official Site
Hampton Inn & Suites 0.1 179 (614) 559-2000 Official Site
Drury Inn & Suites 0.2 180 (614) 221-7008 Official Site
Hyatt Regency 0.2 631 (614) 463-1234 Official Site
Crowne Plaza 0.2 375 (614) 461-4100 Official Site

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