Facilities and Rentals

Let Us Host Your Next Event!

The Wexner Center's Mershon Auditorium offers an ideal and extremely flexible setting for many kinds of events: theater, dance, music, and comedy performances; lectures and symposia; business or community meetings; and social gatherings.

The unique architecture of the Wexner Center building makes events in our Performance Space, Film/Video Theater, or café and lobby areas memorable for all attendees. Hosting events in these spaces is a privilege reserved for corporate and individual donors to the Wexner Center, nonprofit groups, and Ohio State University departments and units.

All facilities are supported by our highly skilled technical services staff, who can assist with audio/visual, multimedia, sound, and lighting needs.

Find a convenient digest of information about renting our spaces in our Rental Fact Sheet (PDF).
 

Rentals FAQs

How do I rent a facility or schedule an event at the Wexner Center?
Contact Rental Facility Manager Claudia Bonham at (614) 292-4403 or by e-mail.

What spaces at the Wexner Center are available to rent?
Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center's Performance Space, Film/Video Theater, and café area/lower lobby are available for rent.

Who is eligible to rent the Wexner Center's facilities?
Mershon Auditorium is available to all corporations, groups, and organizations. Corporate and individual donors to the Wexner Center, nonprofit groups, and Ohio State University departments and units may rent facilities in the Wexner Center building--the Performance Space, Film/Video Theater, and café area/lower lobby--for business and social functions.

What types of events can be held at these facilities?
The Wexner Center facilities can be used for meetings, lectures and symposia, and business or social events. Mershon Auditorium is available for performances, as well as meetings, lectures and symposia, and business or social events. Our spaces are not available for purely personal events such as weddings; other event criteria are at the discretion of the Wexner Center.

What arrangements are available for food service or catering?
The Wexner Center is not a banquet facility and is not equipped with all the amenities of such a space. But we do frequently work and coordinate with a variety of caterers to provide refreshments for events held in our spaces. Download a list of preferred caterers (PDF), or contact Rental Facility Manager Claudia Bonham at (614) 292-4403 or by email.

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).