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Columbus Convention Center


Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center is in the center of the country, the center of Ohio, the center of Columbus, and it’s surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotels and entertainment venues. Inside, the Convention Center has 1.7 million square feet of flexible, customizable space.

Designed by internationally recognized architect Peter Eisenman, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, with its unique spaces, sharp angles, wide spotlights and spacious walkways is a bold landmark luring millions of visitors each year.

The modern design of every meeting room, exhibit hall and common area is as vibrant as the downtown neighborhood right outside.

The SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in the middle of a vibrant city. The area is alive with cultural activities, arts, sports and entertainment – all within walking distance. As the winner of multiple Prime Site and Inner Circle Awards, this striking, modern facility has become one of North America’s most popular sites for local, state, regional and national groups and organizations.

We have more than 1.7 million square feet of space offering a combination of settings that are perfect for events of all sizes. When renovation is complete, Battelle Grand will be the biggest ballroom in the state of Ohio. There will be approximately 50,000 square feet on the main floor and approximately 24,000 square feet on the mezzanine level with the option of five different configurations in Battelle Grand. The room offers an expansive view of downtown Columbus and a high-tech ceiling system, which provides customized lighting options. The renovation of Battelle Grand is expected to be complete by the end of 2009.

Our experienced teams of sales managers and event coordinators are always ready to help you find a space that will enhance the character and support the efficiency of your event. Our sales staff has a total of 78 years of experience in event planning and is backed by an event coordination team with a total of 69 years of experience.

We’re proud of our involvement in a variety of civic and professional associations. We contribute to United Way and enjoy an ongoing partnership with Cedarwood Elementary School Adopt-A-School program.