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'Tis the Season to Party - Venue Roundup

October 27, 2015

Looking for the best downtown Columbus venues to host your holiday party at? Look no further because we have your holiday party venue roundup right here. Whether you are throwing your office party for 30-300* or want to get a group of your best friends together for fun, drinks and awesome entertainment, these venues are the perfect backdrop to suit your holiday needs!
Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
Every night the show comes to life at The Big Bang when our entertainers take a seat on stage behind two grand pianos and combine music, comedy and audience participation to create a fast-paced, high-energy show that’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Book your happy hour, holiday, or bachelorette party with us and there will be no limit to the high energy fun your group will experience.
Located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Located between the Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Convention Center, The Big Bang is now recognized as one of Columbus’ most exciting entertainment destinations.

  • Space – No group is too large
  • Audience Type – Office, Happy Hour, Friends, Young People, Bachelorette
  • Special Amenities – For parties our pianists take special requests and can belt out your groups favorite tunes.
  • Overview – We offer live entertainment and can even include your guests in our songs! Perfect for an after work holiday happy hour.

Book us at  614.233.9999 or online here.
Buca Di Beppo
Bring the office to Buca Di Beppo for your Holiday Party and they will be thanking you ‘til the next holiday season! We can accommodate just about any event or budget.
Just give us a call and we will help raise your office status, having everyone praise the office party planner!
OR … Have the party at your office with Bucas’ Large Pans-to-go
Make your office happy, serve them Authentic Italian Cuisine, served family-style with Bucas’ Large Pans to Go. Each pan can feed up to 15 people. Just give us a call and we will help raise your office status, having your boss thanking you for putting on an economical office holiday party that’s fun for all and makes you the star.

  • Space – We have space that will host up to 210 people.
  • Audience Type – Office, Family Reunion, Friends, Young People
  • Special Amenities – For a smaller party, we can seat you at the table in our kitchen and you can enjoy watching our chefs whip up authentic Italian specials. For larger parties we can seat you in one of our many private rooms.
  • Outside Catering – Yes, we offer outside catering with full setup so you can have your party in your space but leave the meal to us!
  • Overview – We offer Semi-Private and Private Space, Fun, Eclectic Atmosphere, Pre-Determined Menus before the guests arrive, so everything is already hot and ready when they get here!

Book us at  614.621.3287 or online here.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Experience your Holiday Party in style at a Blue Jackets game with a Nationwide Arena luxury suite. Entertaining in a suite at a Blue Jackets game means the finest in personalized service, comfortable seating, ample meeting space and privacy.    For more information, contact a Blue Jackets Group Event Specialist at 614-246-PUCK or visit

  • Space – Our Party Tower can accommodate 24-50 guests and our Luxury Suites can accommodate 16-30 guests.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion
  • Special Amenities – Get into the spirit of the season by watching the greatest sport ever to be played on ice. Mingle with guests before or after a Blue Jackets game and your holiday party will be the talk of the town.
  • Overview – We can create a customized Holiday Party experience that will create lasting memories and a holiday party your friends, family, and /or employees will talk about for years to come!

Book us at Blue Jackets Group Event Specialist at 614.246.PUCK or online here.
Crowne Plaza – Downtown Columbus
At Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, we partner with you to plan and create a uniquely tailored event. Our services and expertise are designed so we can concentrate on what matters most – your event’s success.

  • Space – Any number of guests!
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion
  • Catering – Yes, we work with you to create the perfect dining experience for your guests.
  • Overview – You can rely on our seasoned professional from the first phone call and throughout your event. No matter what requests you have or last-minute changes pop up, your Crowne Meetings Director will take care of them promptly.

Book us at 1.877.270.1393 or online here.
Dick’s Last Resort
Dick loves a good party! Featuring “Service with Sarcasm,” the staff at Dick’s can dish out a dining experience unlike any of those dime-a-dozen joints out there! Our service and facilities can be customized to handle any party with any level of candor. Right now you can save 10% if you book your party before Black Friday (November 27).

  • Space – Any number of guests!HolidayPartyBooking2015_Cbus
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion
  • Special Amenities – Dining with live entertainment!
  • Catering – Duh… we will have food.
  • Overview – Don’t settle for a regular office party this year, mix things up and party with Dick’s!

Book us by emailing [email protected] or online here.
Gordon Biersch
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbus on Front Street near the Nationwide Arena, this classic location in the Arena District can accommodate seating for 425 people inside the bright and cheery brewery restaurant. The private banquet room seats 60-70 guests and is available by reservation only so make sure to book your holiday gathering today! We also have a billiard area adjacent to the bar that provides an excellent gathering place to mingle and jingle this holiday season.

  • Space – Private banquet room can accommodate 60-70 guests.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour
  • Special Amenities – Our billiard area provides a fun activity for your guests to participate in throughout your holiday party.
  • Food Specials – Yes, we would love to work with you to make sure you had the best holiday party experience with us. Depending on group size and the type of event, we may be able to provide you with a group special. We also have our own German-style premium beers for you and your guests to enjoy!
  • Overview – You can plan on having fun in the District when you throw your holiday shin-dig with us!

Book us at 614.246.2900 or online here.
Hilton Columbus Downtown

Amid stylish furnishings and locally-commissioned Ohio art, our seasoned event designers will help you create a holiday party that will dazzle your guests! We offer customized holiday party planning to fit your theme. Host your event in one of eight contemporary event spaces ranging in size from intimate to grand, including a Private Dining Room at Gallerie Bar & Bistro.

  • Space – Various rooms can be used to book your holiday party no matter the guest count.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour
  • Special Amenities – Our responsive team is always ready to provide personalized service should you or your guests need anything at all.
  • Catering – Hilton catering teams work with you to plan a completely customizable menu. Enjoy incredible dining options whether your event calls for traditional sit-down service or a more relaxed atmosphere.
  • Overview – Whether you’ve got the whole office you need to host or you just want to get old friends together again, the Hilton Columbus Downtown will ensure that your party is exactly what you want it to be. We do the work so you can enjoy the party!

Book us at 614.484.5277 or online here.
Hyatt Regency Columbus

There is no better time to start planning your holiday party than now. Contract your event by November 15, 2014 to
enjoy these generous concessions:

For all events of 50 guests and more:
– Double Gold Passport Planner Points
– Complimentary Holiday Decor
– Complimentary Room Rental
– Gift Certificate for a one night stay including valet parking
– 10% discount on Holiday Banquet Menus

For reservations of 20 people or less in our Market Stand Café and Big Bar on 2, contact our Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at 614-280-3084.

  • Space – Various rooms can be used to book your holiday party no matter the guest count.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour
  • Special Amenities – Hyatt Regency Columbus is committed to seeing to it that no detail is overlooked, so that your special occasion is executed seamlessly and within your budget. You can relax and enjoy your own spectacular event knowing that every detail is in place.
  • Catering – Whether you prefer a casual buffet style luncheon, a fun and mood-lifting coffee break or an elegant cocktail party with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, our banquet chefs, the best in Ohio, provide a wide assortment of flavors and styles to choose from.
  • Overview – No matter what kind of holiday party or meeting you are planning, our exceptional staff will make sure that no detail is overlooked and that your party creates long lasting memories.

Book us at 614.280.3009 and reference offer code BELLS14  or book us online here.
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Although our venue may work for only the most intimate of holiday social gatherings, we promise to deliver the freshest gourmet sandwiches to your party guests and we will do it freaky fast.

  • Space – Most of our tables can seat four or so comfortably.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion,
  • Special Amenities – Our venue offers free smells and fast service.
  • Catering – Our sandwiches are the talk of the town and our holiday party platters have been selling off the shelves. But seriously, on top of offering incredible sandwiches, we deliver to your party, where ever your party happens to be.
  • Overview – If you are tired of all the holiday cooking and food preparation for holiday parties, we can deliver gourmet sandwiches freaky fast.

Call in your order at 614.715.8401 or order online here.
The LC Pavilion, The A&R Music Bar or The Newport Music Hall
Bring the excitement and atmosphere of a rock concert to your organizations upcoming holiday party. The industrial architecture and unique rock & roll ambiance is ideal for creating a high-energy atmosphere for parties, family gatherings, or even get-togethers with friends. The LC’s versatility allows for a variety of capacity options anywhere from 100 people to 5,000. Reserve your date today or schedule a tour for more information.

  • Space – We have the A&R which can accommodate from 50-300 and the LC Pavilion from 150-1500.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour, Even Holiday Kids parties or dances
  • Special Amenities – We have an awesome stage, lights, and sound system.  We also have 5 screens for audio visual needs.  We also have a dressing room for the person who plans the event!
  • Catering – We are totally flexible as far as caterers. We allow you to bring in the caterer of their choice. If you do not want to hassle with caterers, we are more than willing to reach out and give you several proposals from caterers in the area.
  • Overview – The LC is a music venue where hundreds of famous people have performed and great memories were made. It is not a ballroom but it is a totally versatile space that can change overnight. Our venue can be a one stop shop. We can schedule the caterer, the entertainment, the parking, the bar, or we can just provide the venue with the bar. We have an awesome staff that will do whatever our clients ask.

Book us at 614.461.5483 ext.203  or online here.
Max and Erma’s 

We’re nearby all the action of your favorite local destinations, so make us a part of your corporate, family or friends holiday party. We have what your party guest will be craving from our popular favorites – from Max’s Trademark Burgers, to our famous Tortilla Soup, to Erma’s Fresh-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  • Space – Our dining room can host a number of guests call or find us online for more details.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour
  • Special Amenities – We have an ice cream sundae bar. Need I say more?
  • Catering – We do offer party platters in case you want to take the party with you.
  • Overview – We are right in the heart of it all in downtown, Columbus. We make a great place for your office to stop by after work. Make the holiday party convenient and easy. C’mon over and visit today. Eat, Drink & Whatever!

Book us at 614.228.5555 or online here.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Treat your friends and family to a truly unforgettable experience in Big Sky country this holiday season. Let Ted’s Montana Grill help you plan a memorable event that brings people together with timeless ingredients of good food and genuine hospitality. There’s something for everyone on our chef-driven menu. A modern interpretation of time-honored classic with bold flavors, every dish is 100% made-from-scratch, in-house every day.

  • Space – Our dining room can host a number of party guests, call for more information.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour
  • Food – We are known for our authentic American dining and our food speak for itself. Look at our menu here.
  • Overview – If you want have great food and genuine hospitality in the heart of downtown Columbus, look no further.

Book us at 614.227.0013
The Three-Legged Mare
For holiday parties we have a private upstairs space that we rent out that includes a private bar.  We also have the option of renting our semi-private back dining room.  The upstairs and back dinning room each hold roughly 50 people seated and 60-75 standing if tables are moved. For people planning larger parties we also give the option of renting the entire facility. The whole restaurant holds approximately 250. The Pub boasts a huge draught and bottled beer selection paired with an impressive scotch and whiskey collection. Our menu features authentic Irish Fare, such as Shepherds Pie, Dublin Coddle, and our famous hand-battered One & One. Lighter options include fresh seafood, unique salads, and homemade soups.

  • Space – WE have a number of private and semi-private rooms and can accommodate 50-250 people.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion, Happy Hour
  • Food – We can offer either our full menu, buffet style menu or for a less formal event we can do appetizer platters.  We offer catering and special pricing on food platters.  We work with the clients to customize anything and everything to meet their needs. Our venue has the capability of being customized for any party.
  • Overview – Live music, pub trivia, darts, and open mic nights complete the Pub experience that will make your holiday party memorable. The restaurant has over 20 tvs, 2 working fireplaces, and handicap accessible restrooms.

Book us at 614.222.4950 or email Andrew Parnell at aparnell@darcapmanagment to book your holiday party today!
Sunny Street Cafe

Sunny Street Café has a private boardroom to host your holiday party!  Great for an intimate breakfast or lunch with your group, we can offer our full menu or develop a specialized menu for your event.  Best of all, it’s free to reserve!  And did you know, we also offer the full restaurant for after hours events for up to 200?

  • Space – Private room for smaller parties, up to 200 in the whole restaurant after hours.
  • Audience Type – Office, Corporate, Friends, Young People, Family Reunion,
  • Special Amenities – Full Menu or special Catering
  • Overview – If you are looking for a bright spot to host your holiday party, come check us out!

Contact the restaurant at 614-222-3008 for more info.