Vue Columbus boasts more than 7,000 square feet of downtown event space, composed of three distinct rooms. Take a closer look at our largest space: The 1877 Room!

How Did the 1877 Room Get Its Name?

An emblem similar to Vue’s 1877 stone feature adorns the historic Ohio State Penitentiary

The 1877 Room gets its name from the historic 1877 Stone Emblem above the stone feature on the south wall. This grand piece of stonework was salvaged from the historic Ohio State Penitentiary’s New Hall, which was built in 1877 in what is now known as the Arena District. Vue’s phone number also ends in 1877!

The 1877 Stone Emblem can be a striking focal point or conversion piece at your event, or an embellished stone cover can be placed overtop. 

What Makes The 1877 Room Special?

This room brings together a number of elements that create a modern industrial vibe, including white-wash bricks, high ceilings, huge windows, numerous skylights, cement flooring and wood panels. Together, they create a rich backdrop for any event theme!

The private loft that overlooks the main floor in The 1877 Room is an excellent spot for a bridal suite, breakout meetings or a VIP event lounge. 

This space is super adaptable, and can be adjusted for an intimate group meeting of 15, a seated meal for 280 or a cocktail party of 350 guests! 

How Can The 1877 Room Be Used?

Vue’s team can help tailor the room to fit a wide variety of events, including: 

  • Business Meetings
    • The 1877 Room is Vue’s largest meeting space that can be customized for groups ranging from 15-100+ guests. The open area provides ample space for activities, breakouts and games. Plus, the room centers on a 220” built-in projection screen with an HD projector and surround sound speakers!
  • Wedding Receptions
    • Adaptable to suit any wedding vibe, The 1877 Room allows couples to party on a dance floor as big as they’d like, share photos and videos on the large projection screen, and accommodates 280 in a seated, formal dinner.
  • Wedding Ceremonies
    • Natural light and industrial elements create several beautiful ceremony backdrop options in The 1877 Room. Then, guests can pop onto the patio or into the adjoining Green Room and Flip Side Room while our team turns over the space for a reception.
  • Cocktail Parties
    • More than 300 guests can join in a cocktail party in The 1877 room, with plenty of room to spare.
  • Conferences
    • Our open floor plan and adaptable amenities are ideal for hosting conference keynotes and breakout sessions in The 1877 room.
  • And More
    • The 1877 Room has also hosted:
      • Fashion Shows
      • Wellness Retreats
      • Vendor Expos
      • Annual Packet Pick-up for the Cap City Half Marathon

Ready to tour The 1877 Room? Contact our event team and plan your visit today.

Published On: January 27, 2023Categories: Group & Business Meetings, Vue, Weddings & Receptions