Host an Event


Host an Event
Host an Event

When you plan a corporate event or meeting, wedding or special event in Hilliard, you will have access to unique venues plus you’ll get first-rate professional service with an attention to detail that will put your mind at ease and impress your guests.

In addition to our convenient location just 20 minutes from downtown Columbus, Hilliard has 4 home-away-from-home hotels just a stone’s throw from the I-270 outerbelt and I-70 interstate. We’re also the proud home to several stunning and unique event facilities perfect for your corporate meeting, family or class reunion, wedding or special event.

Host your event in Hilliard and experience a higher level of service from real people who care about getting it right.

Makoy Center
5462 Center St
The Makoy Center located in Old Hilliard has 3 event spaces available for booking. These spaces are equipped to handle anything from an intimate family gathering to a large-scale wedding celebration. Their staff will be able to help you select a space which is suited to your needs. Their spaces are suitable for accommodating 35 to 1,800 guests. The Makoy Center will take care of the details, so you can relax and enjoy the day. No need to worry about things such as decorations or audio/visual equipment. Their professional and dedicated staff will work closely with you throughout the day to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch, from start to finish. The Makoy Center is the perfect venue for your next luncheon, trade show, awards & recognition banquet, fundraiser, training event, corporate meeting, or holiday party. The Makoy Center offers free parking with over 200 spaces in their main lot, and two additional lots with plenty of space for your event. They also provide complete catering, as well as audio/visual equipment including microphones, projectors, screens and free Wi-FI is available for your guests to use.

Watersedge Events
4643 Trueman Boulevard
Nestled on 9 wooded acres overlooking a picturesque lake, this lodge-style venue is the perfect retreat for business and social functions. From every angle, WatersEdge was built for weddings and special events. This facility was created to give you that “something special” that you expect from a place that is romantic, memorable, picture perfect, and functional. WatersEdge was envisioned by an experienced wedding planner, who believed in creating a picturesque venue that can match nearly any type of wedding theme or experience. From winter wonderland weddings to summer dreams, in any season, any time of the year to make your wedding or special event magical. From business meetings to award dinners and holiday celebrations, WatersEdge can offer you and your guests the best in food, beverage, service and atmosphere in Central Ohio. At WatersEdge, every detail of your meeting or event is considered. Their staff provides you with personal attention to assure that nothing is overlooked. All meeting rooms have T1 and Wireless internet access and a wide range of other audio-visual equipment is available through their in-house service and includes Free Wi-Fi.

Center Street Market
5354 Center St
Located in Old Hilliard the Center Street Market is home of the Crooked Can Brewing Co.  Our exclusive and multipurpose facility accommodates countless customizable business or private events.  We offer a 2,000 square feet of indoor space with 65 guests seated or up to 250 guests when utilizing the patio with the garage doors open.  Our private space features a full bar, A/V, restrooms and customizable bar set up choosing from the uniquely crafted beers as well as mixed drinks and other beverages.  The vendors at Center Street Market offer a wide variety of gourmet food packages for any type of event.  If you are looking for someplace to host your next corporate meeting or private gathering, we are here to help.   (COVID-19 Disclosure – Due to social distancing and safety measures, we are limiting availability and capacities temporarily. Please contact us for further details)

Ten Pin Alley
5499 Ten Pin Alley
Ten Pin Alley is for those who embrace teambuilding. If you’ve been tasked with planning a party and want to keep your team together, Ten Pin Alley could be the ideal location for your next event. Activities including bowling, bocce and laser tag offer friendly competition in a modern atmosphere. Join the hundreds of other companies who have relied on Ten Pin Alley to provide a memorable event for their employees. The facility also includes meeting rooms, a private bowling area, plus full restaurant and bar to help you create an experience that goes beyond simply bowling.  Their staff are ready to help you through every stage of your celebration.  For fast and friendly service contact Ten Pin Alley today to secure your date.

Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St
The Franklin County Agricultural Society has three primary buildings that can be rented for various special events, parties, vendor shows, classrooms or product shows during non-fair time. These buildings are not available during the month of July as they are preparing for the annual Franklin County Fair. The Burke Building includes an arena that can accommodate livestock shows, horse shows or many other events. The Edwards Building is 60’ x 120’, approximately 7200 square feet. The Edwards Building has a concrete floor, restrooms with heat and air conditioning. The maximum capacity would be 640 people with seating capacity is 490. The Ganyard Building is 48’ x 120’, approximately 5760 square feet. The Ganyard Building has a concrete floor, restrooms with heat and air conditioning. The maximum capacity would be 540 people with seating capacity of 400. The Burke Building is 200’ x 220’, approximately 44000 square feet. The Burke Building has asphalt floors in part of the building with a dirt floor arena in the middle. There are restrooms and bleachers. The building is not heated. The Burke Building is only available for rental from April thru October, not including July. The Franklin County Agricultural Society has one other building that can be rented for various events and two areas that can also be rented for outdoor events, 5K runs or product shows during non-fair time. The Dellinger Building is 50’ x 100’, approximately 5000 square feet. The Dellinger Building has an asphalt floor with no restrooms or heat. The Franklin County Fairgrounds also has over 40 acres of land that can be rented for 5K runs, festival events and outdoor craft shows.

Historical Village at Weaver Park
Hilliard Historical Society
Hilliard Ohio Venues
5274 Norwich St
Looking for a unique location to host your next graduation party, wedding and reception, reunion, birthday party, band concert, or just a friendly gathering with friends? How about an 1800’s Historical Village that includes an authentic log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, chapel, original “Hilliards” Train Station, caboose, election wagon, privy, barn, granary, covered bridge and museum. The Hilliard Historical Society’s Historical Village at Weaver Park includes the Colwell Church that is available for weddings and other special events April 1 through November 30. The pews in the church can seat up to 110 guests. New to the park is the recently constructed Norwich Pavilion. The Pavilion is great for Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Graduation or Birthday Parties and Reunions. It seats 132 guests. Also available at Weaver Park is the Gazebo, ideal for pictures and music concerts. Additionally, the SBC Pavilion at the corner of Norwich St. and Columbia St.  and next to the Hilliard Historical Society’s Archival building is perfect for music concerts, scout functions, family gatherings, etc.

Heritage Golf Club
3525 Heritage Club Drive
Heritage Golf Club is the perfect setting for events of all sizes. The natural beauty and ambiance of our P.B. Dye designed golf course provides a beautiful backdrop for any occasion from weddings to corporate meetings. They also provide personalized service and professional accommodations for a variety of business events, including formal meetings, business dinners, team building sessions and corporate golf outings. Their unique banquet facility is ideal for events of any size and with beautiful movable wooden walls, they are able to comfortably seat as many as 250 or as few as 12 guests. Their professional planners are ready to help coordinate your entire event, from the warm welcome to the fond farewell. They are ready to go the extra mile to ensure that your event will be unforgettable, developing a customized menu and offering amenities to meet your needs and budget. Whether it’s a business meeting, bridal luncheon, or an elegant reception, you will always enjoy excellent cuisine and service.

Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center
5425 Center St
This facility is home to the Hilliard Arts Council who produces community theatrical productions throughout the year. Their theater space makes for a unique rental space for small intimate receptions or presentations where a stage and seating would be required. If your group or organization is planning a meeting, lunch, dinner, conference or other event and you’re looking for that something different to make it extra special, consider Hilliard Cabaret! Hilliard Cabaret is a group of experienced performers with a diverse music and comedy background that will bring professional-level entertainment to your event that can be tailored to your event theme or interests. They mix Broadway show tunes and songs from today with light-hearted improv and sketch comedy to produce a program your audience is sure to enjoy! Donations and payments made to the group for the performance benefit the Hilliard Arts Council.

Dave and Busters
3665 Park Mill Run Dr
(614) 771-1515
Skip the average venue & throw an epic event! Dave & Buster’s in Hilliard has private rooms that come complete with everything you need to host the perfect meeting or special event. They will work with you from start to finish to make sure every detail is right. Best of all, when the work is done and it’s time for fun, their Million Dollar Midway is ready for action with hundreds of state-of-the-art games. Select one of their breakfast, lunch, or dinner packages and host a meeting or conference unlike any other. With private rooms and AV equipment, Dave & Buster’s the perfect combination of business and fun. Plus, they’ve got plenty of space for breakout meetings or smaller group activities.

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Education and Conference Center
3455 Mill Run Drive, Suite 550
IWU’s Columbus conference center is the perfect venue for events, conferences and meeting room rentals in Central Ohio. The staff at the Columbus Education and Conference Center is ready to meet your group’s needs. This 21,000-square-foot facility also serves as one of the premier conference centers in Columbus for area businesses and organizations that want to reserve space for workshops, conferences, meetings, events and other activities. This venue offers five conference rooms seating 24 – 42 classroom style and up to 85 auditorium style, a study room, a library/computer lab, a student lounge, and a chapel. For your group’s convenience, we also offer beverage services, data projector, overhead projector, DVD/VCR combo, whiteboards, pull down projection screens, flip charts, hard-wired internet access, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Coffee Connections
4004 Main St.
Ideally located in the heart of Old Hilliard, Coffee Connections could be the perfect fit for your event. Whether you need to rent only the annex during our hours of operation, or you’d like to rent our entire facility after hours, including the Main House, Patio, Annex & Play area, we’ve got the perfect space for your next event! Have a birthday party? Bridal Shower? Business meeting? No matter what the reason, from time to time we all find ourselves looking for places to host a gathering.

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