Plan Your Corporate or Social Event


At the Columbus Museum of Art, our vision is to create curated experiences for all. We value creativity and celebrate all love, cultures, and traditions. Our Special Events Team is here to make your event memorable from your first visit to the end of the night.

It comes down to our mission: to create great experiences with great art for everyone. Columbus Museum of Art is an iconic institution with culture and creativity embedded in its core. Whenever you host an event at the Columbus Museum of Art, your investment supports the Museum, our mission, and our ability to continue providing one-of-a-kind experiences to our community.

Whether you landed here because you connect with the Museum’s mission, have a creative spirit, or our beautiful venue inspires you; choosing to host your event at the Columbus Museum of Art will provide you with a life-long connection to CMA.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Columbus, the Columbus Museum of Art is the ideal choice for creating unforgettable corporate and social events. Featuring dramatic architectural details, a world-renowned art collection, and a selection of venues spaces that are tailored to accommodate any event vision, the Columbus Museum of Art is the ideal venue for your next event!

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Our Spaces

Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion

Capacity: Seated dinner 300 | Cocktail Reception 350 | Theater Style 350

The Pavilion is our largest event space and features a modern design with light wood floors, skylights, and a wall of glass for natural lighting. The white walls create the perfect canvas for your event, whatever your vision may be. The Pavilion features two adjacent hospitality suites, AV projectors (3) & Screen, Rigging capabilities, in-house staging available, and skylight and garden view balcony.


Edwards Court & The McCoy Family Broad Street Lobby

Capacity: Seated dinner 140 | Cocktail Reception 200 | Theater Style 200

An Atrium style glass ceiling and world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s Isola di San Giacomo in Palude glass sculpture, Edwards Court is full of unique elements. The ornate architectural design truly encompasses the best of an art museum event. Edwards Court features two adjacent hospitality suites, access to 10 Art Gallery Collections, Built-in speakers, and access to Broad Street Historic Lobby.


Huntington Atrium

Capacity: Cocktail Reception 300

The Museum Atrium is directly off the main entrance of the Museum this is the perfect space for a cocktail reception.


Cardinal Health Auditorium

Capacity: Seated 288

The auditorium provides a formal, intimate space for your guests to gather. This space has been updated to accommodate the latest in audio and visual presentations or film screenings. This intimate 288 seat auditorium has local overflow screening. It is a favorite of local jazz and classical performers because of the excellent acoustics and our stunning 1929 Steinway grand piano (which is available to be rented).


LoAnn W. Crane Forum and American Electrical Power Foundation Ready Room

Capacity: Seated dinner 55 | Cocktail Reception 75 | Theater Style 75

The Forum and Ready Room are two of our more intimate spaces. They match each other in size and layout. The atmosphere in The Forum is enhanced by artwork from the Museum’s collection. These spaces are rented separately and are the perfect setting for meetings, luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Both spaces have laptop hookups and projection/presentation capabilities with an added AV usage package.


Ralph and JoAn Talmage Meeting Room

Capacity: Seated 25

This gallery 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, to make this space great for meetings, luncheons, and small presentations.


Patricia M. Jurgensen Sculpture Garden

Capacity: Seated dinner 150 | Cocktail Reception 300 | Theater Style 250

This beautiful outdoor space provides a manicured outdoor event experience right in the middle of downtown Columbus. The garden has a large and versatile lawn that can accommodate cocktail receptions. The Sculpture Garden features features Aristide Maillol’s The Mountain fountain and a shaded patio for guests to enjoy. Please note this space is weather contingent and cannot be rented during Museum open hours or without a rain plan in place.

Additional perks when you choose CMA

Event Manager
Every facility rental with us includes an Event Manager that will work with you from the time you sign your contract to the close of your event. Their role is to make sure you have everything you need from the Museum.

In-House Tables and Chairs
Included in your facility rental is the use of our tables and chairs accommodating up to 300 guests.

Gallery Access
Gallery access adds a unique experience for your event guests. Exclusive access to our permanent collection galleries 1-10 is available with any after-hours Edwards Court or Premium facility rental. If your event occurs during Museum open hours, complimentary general admission tickets are included.

Downtown Location
Walkability to many downtown locations is great for guests who are visiting, booking nearby hotels, and capturing some amazing photos!

Complimentary Parking
Parking is free for you and your guests on the day of your event. If your event occurs during Museum open hours, your event manager will help to coordinate validation.

Fill out the inquiry form below, or contact or 614.629.0378.

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