Holiday venues

Ohio History Center Holiday venues
The Plaza Terrace: Capacity 200-400 people
The Plaza Terrace:          Capacity 200-400 people

Capacity: 300 Sitdown   400 Reception

The second level of the center provides a unique setting for dinners and receptions. Surrounded by windows that afford a view of downtown Columbus, the area can be set with a cocktail bar and food tables.

* Round Tables and chairs for 120 people are included in rate. Space is only available during non-public hours for meetings.



The Red Carpet Area: Capacity 60-600
The Red Carpet Area:          Capacity 60-600Capacity:
60 sit-down
200 reception


The Red Carpet area is located in the center of the museum exhibit floor and directly beneath the Plaza terrace. The Red Carpet area can be used for small sit down dinners or upscale corporate cocktail parties, or in combination with events held on the plaza to create a dramatic multi-level event. The museum collections encircling the Red Carpet area make it a highly desirable space that adds distinction to any event.
Ohio Village Holiday Venues
The American House Complex
The American House Complex

The wonderfully festive and cozy atmosphere of our Inn, set in the heart of the Ohio Village, makes for an ideal setting for your holiday celebration. Private groups of 20 to 100 may make reservations in the American House Hotel's main dining room, Monday through Thursday for lunches and dinners during the holiday season. Any one of our preferred caterers will provide a special menu to suit your group’s needs. You may also choose to have a special "gossip tour" through the Ohio Village and have the village characters take your group back into time, through some of the buildings, and tell you all about the happenings of the town. Additional entertainment may also be added to bring the special 19th century touches to your event. Ask your event coordinator about special themed dinners and entertainment that are available.

American House: Crawford Room: Capacity 40-100
American House: Crawford Room:           Capacity 40-100

Capacity: 100 sit-down  90 buffet 120 reception

A fireplace serves as the focal point for this 1860s dining area. Larger and more rustic in appearance than the American House's more intimate dining facilities, the inn's traditionally decorated dining room is a popular place for dinners, banquets, parties, and receptions.

* Tables and chairs are included in the rate.



American House: Victorian Room: Capacity 40
American House: Victorian Room:          Capacity 40

Capacity: 40 Theater  40 Banquet

The American House Victorian Dining Room is the older section of the inn. Decorated to accurately reflect the 1860s time period of Ohio Village, this section also features the Elk’s Head Tavern, the hotel office, and a lobby area. Intimate dining and and receptions are offered here, as well as business meetings and small corporate gatherings. Add the adjoining Elk’s Head Tavern for complete bar service.

* Tables and chairs are included in the rate.