Event Rentals

With its impressive history, Gothic columns and elegant construction, the Ohio State Reformatory offers a unique location for fundraisers, conferences or corporate events. Whether hosting a large event for 200 with dinner and a speaker, or a team building meeting for 20, we offer rates and facilities to meet many different needs. 



Central Guard Room


 Looking for an interesting venue for your next event? The Ohio State Reformatory offers rental rates for the impressive Central Guard Room. Perfect for company dinners, presentations, conferences, and fundraisers, it seats 100-150 people easily, 200 max and includes a projector and A/V equipment.

Weekend rates start at $2,000.














East Diagonal 



This beautiful, rustic brick hall, formerly the Reformatory’s barbershop, is an ideal location for meetings, lunches and training sessions. Adjoining the Central Guard Room, it can also be rented in conjunction with Central Guard and will comfortably seat an additional 200 people, or serve as bar area or vendor space. 

Rates start at $400.















 Scofield Cafe

New in 2018. We now offer space for midsized groups. With seating for 25 or standing room for 40, the Scofield Cafe is perfect for meetings away from the office, team building sessions, or smaller dinners. Evening rentals in this area also include an optional flashlight tour of the building.

Rates start at $400.


 Warden's Dining Room

Looking for something smaller? The Warden’s Dining Room is perfect for a meeting away. A focus friendly environment, with an elegant sense of history. Make your meeting not only productive but memorable. Seats 15. May be rented in conjuction with the Scofield Cafe for larger events.

Rates start at $200.



The Reformatory Lawn is available for daytime rental. Rates available upon request.


We also offer private guided tours of the Reformatory along with your rental if requested.

Rental availability is significantly limited during the months of September, October, and November.

Please note, the Reformatory does not offer rental availability for weddings or receptions at this time. We do offer photography rates for wedding photos if desired.




 For more information, please contact Rita Miller-Bunker at 419-522-2644 ext 107 or at rita@mrps.org.


Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.