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The Ohio Union is a 318,000 square foot premier venue that is used by our students, university departments and corporate clients. It is the perfect place to host your next conference, meeting, holiday celebration, seminar, reception, banquet or special event.  Our dynamic spaces and professional event services team will make your event one to remember. Most of our rooms are flexible and can be set up in banquet, theater and classroom style to best suit your event needs.

 

Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom

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Description:

As the Ohio Union’s largest room, with 17,389 square feet, and one of the largest ballrooms in Central Ohio, the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom is one of our favorite rooms for many reasons. Known for its three beautiful chandeliers, lighting capabilities, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the ballroom is ideal for a variety of large gatherings and special events. 

Included Built-In AV:

  • Sony Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player
  • Cablevision with select HD channels
  • Wireless Crestron control
  • Clear-Com support
  • YPbPr auxiliary inputs
  • VGA input 
  • LCD projectors
  • 1/8 inch audio jack
  • Audio and lighting consoles
  • Phone line*
  • Ability to hang theatrical lights from lighting truss*
  • Microphones*
  • Line Array speaker system*

      *Items with AV charges

Fun/Fast Facts:

  • This space is named for 2-time Heisman Trophy winner, Archie Griffin.
  • The 2nd Heisman Trophy is on display outside of the ballroom.
  • This large space can be divided into the east and west ballrooms, and includes a large pre-function event space perfect for every event.

Layouts:

Banquet Layout:

Seats: Maximum 1174 guests

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Classroom Layout:

Seats: Maximum 780 guests

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Theater Layout:

Seats: Maximum 1700 guests

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