We're sure you've heard of Buckeye Nation by now, but have you ever considered bringing your event to the heart of Buckeye land? The bustling University Hospitality District (UHD) has numerous venues to meet, and exceed, the needs of your group. History of The Ohio State University can be found throughout the UHD, so whether you are planning a wedding, small or mid-size conference, reunion for Buckeye fans or anything else, it’s a great destination for guests young and old. Just 15 minutes from John Glenn Columbus International Airport, conveniently accessible from any direction I-270, I-71 and SR-315 and a straight shot to and from downtown on a COTA bus, getting there is easy.
The diverse UHD is full of exquisite venues and hotels. The Fawcett Center sits at the edge of campus with a newly remodeled ballroom that seats up to 310 guests and opens to the patio, while the conference theater seats up to 500 guests with a stage. The Fawcett Center is fully staffed with planners to help you with every detail of your event. The location on Olentangy River Road is very convenient as it is home to an abundance of hotels, including the new Marriott Columbus University Area. This new luxury hotel offers eight event rooms that can host events up to 500 guests. The variety of hotels, including the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and others in the vicinity make the Fawcett Center a very suitable place for your guests.
If you prefer to be in the heart of the action, check out the centrally located Ohio Union. Situated on High Street, just a few blocks from the Short North Arts District, the unique design of the Ohio Union is built to accommodate events of all sizes. The Ohio Union is a gem in the hearts of all Buckeyes as it features university and state memorabilia and décor. A parking garage located beside the Ohio Union allows guests to have a hassle-free experience. The Ohio State University’s campus hotel, The Blackwell Inn, sits nearby. The Blackwell Inn offers excellent accommodations as well as the Pfahl Conference Center. The Pfhal Conference Center includes a ballroom, patio, tiered classrooms and conference rooms to accommodate various events. The hotel overlooks the Ohio Stadium and is a hot spot during football season.
In addition to astounding venues and a large variety of hotels in the area, the University District offers so much more. There is a variety of shopping options, whether you are looking for basic convenience store necessities or getting into the Buckeye spirit with some official gear, you won’t be disappointed.
The University District Gateway, located further south along High Street, hosts numerous shops, as well as the nationally reputable Gateway Film Center, Barnes and Noble—The Ohio State Bookstore and a variety of restaurants and bars that create a booming atmosphere in the evening.
The area is perfect for entertaining or relaxing, and guests will certainly not be disappointed when attending an event in the University Hospitality District.