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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 East

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The East Ballroom, an 11,591 square foot room, is perfect for any large event that does not need the entire Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.  With two chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows, you will be nothing but impressed with this extraordinary space. 

Included Built-In AV:

  • 4 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 console
  • Clear-Com support
  • Phone line*
  • Ability to hang theatrical lights from lighting truss*
  • Line Array speaker system*
  • Microphones*

       *Items with AV charge

Fun/Fast Facts:

  • LEED Fact: LED Lights use 20% less energy in the chandeliers.
  • This East Ballroom includes a large pre-function event space for every event.


Banquet Layout:

Seats: Maximum 600 guests

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Classroom Layout:

Seats: Maximum 468 guests

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Theater Layout:

Seats: Maximum 990 guests

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