Meeting & Special Event Rentals

As an event venue, the Cultural Arts Center has multiple spaces available for wedding, meeting and special event rentals. Have your event at the CAC to ensure it’s held in a beautiful setting!

Setting the Stage for Your Perfect Event

Conveniently located in Downtown Columbus, the Cultural Arts Center, housed in one of the city’s most famous historic landmarks, provides a truly unique setting for gatherings from 10 to 300. We are a multi-use facility suitable for a variety of functions from live performances and workshops to weddings, business and civic occasions. Our large Main Gallery, intimate Loft Meeting Room and lovely Courtyard provide the perfect venues for your event.

Making a Reservation

Hold your next event at the Cultural Arts Center. Contact Jackie Barr, Rental Coordinator, at 614-636-3ART(278) or to check dates or find out more information.


The activities you plan and the seating arrangement you select will ultimately determine the total number of people that can be accommodated. Please work with your caterer or event planner to design a layout to ensure your needs are met. Maximum capacities for our rental spaces and events are:

  • Sit-down dining, Courtyard: 120
  • Sit-down dining, Main Gallery: 150*
  • Meet & mingle events: 300*
  • Sit-down lectures/meetings, Main Gallery: 200*
  • Small meetings and retreats, Loft Meeting Room: 25

*Numbers may vary depending on gallery exhibit.

Rental Pricing

Prices reflect a 6-hour block of time unless otherwise noted. 3 additional hours may be purchased at $100 per hour.
The CAC closes at 11 p.m. Additional hours and spaces are subject to additional fees.

  • Gallery Only: $1,150
  • Courtyard Only: $1,150
  • Gallery and Courtyard: $1,750
  • Loft Meeting Room: $100/4 hours (non-profit rate available & not available on holidays)

Prices are subject to change. Please contact us to verify pricing schedule.


2020 Available Dates

April 11 & April 18

~Planning a wedding in a short time period is often easier!~

2021 Dates Will Be Released The Beginning of May 2020


Please note: The Main Gallery and Courtyard are available by special arrangement. The Loft Meeting Room is available year-round.



All of our spaces at the Cultural Arts Center are accessible, thanks to automatic doors, elevator and ramps to all the side entrances.


Guest parking is off-site at public meters or pay parking lots surrounding the Cultural Arts Center.

Parking Information


For those aiming to have their special day take place surrounded by gorgeous works of art, consider having your wedding at the Cultural Arts Center! We have hosted many satisfied brides and grooms over the years, and would be thrilled to host your ceremony, your reception or both!

To learn more about hosting your event at the Cultural Arts Center, reach out to us today. We’re here to help!