The Ohio Village Venues

 A re-creation of a rural community during the Civil War time period, the Ohio Village features a town square surrounded by fifteen buildings where visitors can hear interpreters describe the operations of the public buildings, and watch "residents" perform daily chores that are typical of nineteenth-century life. After normal operating hours, the village makes available its buildings, gardens, and grounds for private evening use, offering unlimited opportunities for staging exciting special events. From outdoor receptions using a Civil War theme to corporate picnics with an old-fashioned flavor, the village's nineteenth century style setting offers a unique and memorable location for a variety of functions and events.
Ohio Village Grounds

Ohio Village Grounds

Capacity:
500 sit-down
2000 reception

The entire village complex can be made available to corporate groups and organizations for exclusive, after-hours events. Clients may select to add interpretive elements including choosing to open their favorites Interpretive building from a list of options (see interpretive buildings) for an additional cost. In addition, there's the baseball field for various recreational activities, sitting park, and various gardens for strolling, relaxing and enjoying the sights and sounds of the village.

 


The Village Green and Market House

The Village Green and Market House

Capacity:
50 sit-down 
200 reception

The Village Green offers a large, open expanse in the heart of the Ohio Village complex. Surrounded by interpretive buildings on all sides, the green is popular for summer picnics and outdoor receptions. An open-sided Market House adjoins the green providing a sheltered site for food tables and bar setup. Can be rented separately.

Interpretive Buildings

Interpretive Buildings

Used for interpretation tours only (based on availability)
Adding a special touch to your Village event is opening one or more of the Village buildings. Your guest may tour around the village square and view the furnishings and architecture of the buildings or talk with one of the costumed interpreters giving a recount of their life in the 1860's. These buildings may include the school house, newspaper office, female seminary, millinery, lodging house, lawyers office, undertaker and furniture store, freight office, ladies aid society, free-black and doctors residence.
The Town Hall

The Town Hall

Capacity:
90 for lectures
200 for receptions


One of the largest of the village's buildings, the town hall offers a unique setting for lectures, performances and business meetings. A small stage is located in the front of the room, and Hitchcock-style chairs can be arranged in a variety of ways. The town hall may be booked in combination with the American House, as part of the entire complex rental, or by itself.
The Ohio Village Church

The Ohio Village Church

Capacity:
225

The Ohio Village Church offers a dramatic setting for private weddings, lectures, and performances. Inside the Gothic-style structure is a sanctuary, vestibule, and ladies parlor, fashioned after a typical church of the period. A large stained glass window backs the elevated apse, framing the pulpit and altar. The balcony, containing two sections of pews seating eighty, extends overhead from the sanctuary's entrance. The church may be booked in combination with the American House Hotel for small receptions or the Ohio Historical Center for large receptions.

The American House Victorian Room

The American House Victorian Room

Capacity:
40 sit-down
100 reception


The American House Hotel is actually two complexes in one. The American House small dining room named the Victorian Room is the older section of the complex. Decorated to accurately reflect the 1860's time period of the village, this section also features the Elk's Head Tavern, the hotel office, and a lobby area. Intimate dining and private receptions can be offered here, as well as business meetings and small corporate gatherings. The adjoining Elk's Head Tavern can be added for a complete bar service.

The American House Crawford Room

The American House Crawford Room

Capacity:
100 sit-down
90 buffet
120 reception


A fireplace serves as the focal point for this 1860s dining area. Larger and more rustic in appearance than the American House's more intimate dining facilities, the inn's traditionally decorated dining room is a popular place for dinners, banquets, parties, and receptions.