The Stack at Municipal Light Plant

An elegant, industrial venue, The Stack at Municipal Light Plant is located in The Arena District in Columbus, Ohio.

The historic light plant offers over 11,000 square feet of unique event space. Featuring a large open hall, a one-of-a-kind lower-level cellar experience, an exclusive outdoor patio, and more.

Built in 1903, the monumental building once generated electricity for public streets and buildings in the downtown area. Today, The Stack at Municipal Light Plant is your event destination, garnering its name from the two-story high smokestack built in 1946 that stands as a welcoming symbol of Genuine Hospitality in Columbus. The venue accommodates 250-300 guests for a seated reception and up to 400 guests for a standing reception.

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The Stack at Municipal Light Plant is a historic, open venue in the heart of The Arena District. We offer many amenities to create and accommodate all types of events. Whether you are planning your dream wedding, social gathering, or corporate event, we will transform The Stack at Municipal Light Plant into your desired vision.


The Stack at Municipal Light Plant includes exclusive outdoor patio, historic cellar, 2.5-hour set up time and 2-hour breakdown time, onsite private suites, day of coordination, 60-inch round tables, eight and six foot tables, cabaret tables, and chameleon chairs.

Private Suite

Our two spacious suites provide a comfortable environment to relax and prepare before your special event.

Full Coordination

We offer complete event coordination and a step-by-step partnership, from the early planning stages to the logistics of the day of your event. Our event specialists and catering chefs bring decades of experience to the table. You will have the most trusted catering team in central Ohio to support you every step of the way. Part of your event planning experience is our rental coordination. Whether you want to elevate your event with an espresso cart, lounge furniture, or a portable stage, – whatever your vision requires, our team will make it happen.


We have built great relationships throughout Columbus and central Ohio through our years of experience in the community and within the event industry. We help bring your audio-visual team together for your presentation or entertainment needs.


Public parking is available throughout the Arena District. We are conveniently located across the street from the Astor Public Parking Garage. Should valet service be more accommodating, our event specialist can coordinate this convenience to elevate the experience for you and your guests.


From stunning, intimate events to extravagant affairs, our experienced team will work with you to create an outstanding event customized to your vision, style, and budget.

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Trio of views of event set-ups at The Stack at Municipal Light Plant in Columbus, Ohio.

589 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

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