When may I access the facility?
The facility will be opened at the start of your reserved time. For example, if your reservation starts at 1p, the facility will be unlocked starting at 1p.
When do I have to leave the facility?
You must be out of the facility by the end of your reserved time time. For example, if your reservation ends at 11p, you must be cleaned up and out of the facility by 11p.
What comes with the facility rental?
We supply tables, chairs, toiletries, trash cans/bags, kitchen area, restrooms. Additional amenities are listed on the facilities web page.
Do I have access to the entire facility?
Unfortunately, not. Your reservation is for the Scioto Room, large main hallway, foyer, balcony, restrooms, and kitchen area. All other areas of the facility are strictly prohibited from accessing. We have tenants that use the restricted areas so you may see people not with your group in these areas.
Will the facility be setup upon our arrival?
Yes. We will have the facility setup and ready for you by the start of your reserved time. We will provide a layout to you after you reserve the facility and we will have the tables and chairs setup according to that layout prior to your arrival on your event date.
What am I responsible for cleaning up?
You are responsible for removing your personal belongings and anything you want to keep that you brought. We ask that you place all event generated trash into the trash can that will be provided. Our staff will be responsible for taking out the trash, breaking down tables & chairs, and all general cleaning of the facility.
Will there be a staff member on site for our event?
Rather than having staff on site for the duration of every rental, your event may be managed by mobile staff. We will continue to provide setup and cleanup duties and staff will always be available by phone and only a short drive away. You will either be met by staff at the start of your rental or the facility will be unlocked. We will periodically check on your group and contact information will be placed on the refrigerator during each rental. We understand that your event is an important day and we will do everything we can to make sure you have a wonderful experience enjoying our park facilities while you connect with family and friends.
Can we have alcohol?
Yes, you may have alcohol as long as an Alcohol Service Agreement is purchased and completed through our office. You then must hire a bartender from our list of Approved Beverage Contractors to serve the alcohol. Alcohol may not be present or served without the presence of an Approved Beverage Contractor.
Can alcohol leave the building?
Please see (G) under general conditions listed in the Alcohol Service Agreement.
Where can I find the list of Approved Beverage Contractors?
The list of Approved Beverage Contractors can be viewed here.
How late can alcohol be served?
“Last call” is made one (1) hour prior to the end of your reserved time and all alcohol must cease to be served thirty (30) minutes prior to your ending time, though we recommend it cease earlier to allow for time to cleanup.
Do we have to use an approved caterer?
No, your food can be catered by anyone of your choosing. Only the alcohol vendor must be chosen from our approved list.
What are the rules and regulations of the facility?
Rental rules can be viewed by visiting the facilities web page under Pertinent Information.
Do we have to share the facility with any other groups?
No, the building will be closed to the general public for your private event.
Can I use the “Changing Room” that is on site?
If the facility has a changing room, you are welcome to use it during your reservation.
What if I need more time or am running late at the end of the event?
Due to the possibility of reservations taking place after yours, we cannot allow for more time at the end of your event. If you think you will need more time for event, please plan ahead of time and contact our office to see if we will be able to accommodate.
Can I have candles?
Yes, as long as the candles are self-contained and are not easily tipped, they will be allowed.
Does the building have Wi-Fi?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Wi-Fi at this time
Do you provide any sound or AV equipment?
Unfortunately, we do not. You may bring in any equipment you may need for your event.
Can we set up tents outside of the facility?
You may setup 10×10 popup tents but they cannot be staked into the ground. They must be secured with water barrels, sand bags, or cinder blocks. With prior approval, you may setup a larger tent. However, any tent that is larger than 400 square feet must obtain further permitting through the office of Building and Zoning Services.
Can I have an outdoor wedding ceremony?
You may have an outdoor ceremony as long as you provide all needed equipment, including chairs. Ceremonies can take place in any of the green spaces located west or just south of the facility.
Can we take pictures on the dock by the water?
Unfortunately not. This area belongs to the Ohio State Rowing team and is strictly prohibited from accessing.