The Ohio Union

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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.

To see our building layout, please review our building map.

Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom West

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If you still want to be in the gorgeous Ballroom, but have a smaller event, you can rent out the Archie M. Griffin West Ballroom which is 5,948 square feet and perfect for conferences, banquets or summits.

Included Built-In AV:

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

     *Items with AV charges

Fun/Fast Facts:

  • In 2004, Archie M. Griffin became President and CEO of the Alumni Association.
  • Chandeliers are in the shape of the famous "Block O."
  • Our catering and culinary team, "Catering 1870," has its main kitchen located outside of our Grand Ballroom.


Banquet Layout:

Seats: Maximum 320 guests

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Classroom Layout:

Seats: Maximum 240 guests

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Theater Layout:

Seats: Maximum 520 guests

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