Plan Your Corporate Event

There aren’t words enough to express our appreciation for all CMA’s support, flexibility, innovation and partnership for this huge undertaking. -M Ridley

You and your team made our event run seamlessly and
I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. -Maren R.

Outstanding service over the eight months during the event planning stages and,
more importantly, on the meeting day. -David M.

Featuring dramatic architectural details, light-filled ceilings, access to more than 15 galleries, a renovated auditorium, and full-service catering, the Columbus Museum of Art is a unique Columbus venue space offering a variety of options for creating an unforgettable corporate event. So whether you’re hosting an intimate awards dinner, a network gathering with associates, or a unique training day, we’re here to provide you with a variety of options tailored to your business event needs, surrounded by a world renowned art collection.

Columbus Museum of Art can accommodate one large group or multiple small ones all at the same time, contact us at 614.629.0372 or email Kristal.kramer@cmaohio.org for a creative conversion with one of our Special Events Strategists.

Plan Your Corporate or Social Event

Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion

The Pavilion is the largest event space in the Museum featuring modern design with wood floors, recessed lights, skylights, and a wall of glass for natural light. The flexibility of the space allows you to make your event feel exclusive, with an outdoor balcony overlooking the Patricia M. Jurgensen Sculpture Garden. The Pavilion’s design makes it the perfect venue for large scale luncheons, dinners, cocktail or wedding receptions, award banquets, weddings ceremonies, holiday parties, and more.

Capacity: Seated Dinner, 320 Cocktail Reception, 450  Theatre Style, 450

Derby Court & The McCoy Family Broad Street Lobby

This grand and unique traditional space will dazzle your guests as they experience the glass sculpture of Dale Chihuly and a skylight ceiling filled with sun or stars. This dramatic setting is the perfect backdrop for formal cocktail receptions, seated dinners, and dancing.

The Broad Street Lobby features intricately painted and gilt ceilings and limestone archways leading into the interior courtyard. This grand entrance space can be used in conjunction with Derby Court for cocktail receptions.

Broad Street Lobby is included with rental of Derby Court and includes access to galleries on the 1st and 2nd floor.

Derby Court Capacity: Seated Dinner, 200, Cocktail Reception, 200
Broad Street Lobby Capacity; Seated event, 65 Cocktail reception, 150

Cardinal Health Auditorium

The auditorium has been updated to accommodate the latest in audio and visual presentations or film screenings. In addition, it is a favorite of local jazz and classical performers because of the excellent acoustics and our stunning 1929 Steinway grand piano.

Rental of the Auditorium includes access to all galleries on the first floor.

Capacity: seated 288

LoAnn W. Crane Forum

The Forum gallery is the perfect setting for meetings, presentations, cocktail receptions, luncheons or dinners parties. The atmosphere is enhanced by the art exhibitions and is sure to inspire your event.

Rental of the Forum includes access to all galleries on the first floor.

Capacity: Seated Dinner, 80 Cocktail Reception, 100 Classroom Style, 75

American Electrical Power Foundation Ready Room

The AEP Ready Room provides you with the opportunity to give your dinner, reception, or meeting attendees and unique experience within the Museum.

Capacity: Seated Dinner, 60 Cocktail Reception, 75 Classroom Style, 50

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab provides an outstanding atmosphere for small group meetings.
Rental of Innovation Lab includes access to all galleries on the first floor.

Capacity: Meeting, 36

Schokko Art Cafe – available after-hours

Schokko’s Art Cafe is the Museum’s new restaurant. This is a perfect location to host your rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, showers or an after-hours large meeting or intimate reception.

Schokko Art Cafe opens up into the newly designed garden space.

Capacity: Seated 72, Cocktail Reception 150

Ralph and Joan Talmadge Meeting Room

This meeting space,located conveniently in the Museum’s Huntington Atrium, is a board room style space. Clean white tables and comfortable chairs are all on wheels, in order to accommodate a variety of meeting formats required by your group.

Capacity: Seated 18, Cocktail Reception, 35

Patricia M. Jurgensen Sculpture Garden

Patty’s Garden is a versatile outdoor space that provides the unique backdrop of sculptured art in green space. The garden space is available to host cocktail receptions, weddings, and concerts.

 

Plan Your Corporate or Social Event