Depot Event Center

Think Outside The Boxcar

Welcome To The Depot

We invite you to “Think Outside the Boxcar” and host your next event at The Depot located in Columbus, Ohio. The Depot is home to a renovated 1880’s train depot, now a state-of-the-art venue that blends the best of old and new, available for corporate meetings, parties and catered functions.


Period Antiques & train memorabilia add to the warm and unique environment that will keep your guests talking…before, during and after your event. Private and elegant, The Depot is perfect for Executive Retreats, Private Parties, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday Parties, Team Building activities, Board Meetings and more. A walk around our campus will complete your experience as you tour our collection of beautifully renovated historic train cars or schedule a ride on the 1/3 scale Scioto Valley Railroad.

The Depot’s service dedicated professionals will keep your event on track and minimize your effort.

When you schedule your meeting or party at The Depot you are renting a true rail museum that adds interest and delight to any meeting or party. With astonishingly beautiful railcars restored back to their original glory, it’s easy for visitors to imagine what it was like to travel by train. Rare furniture and train antiques disguise state-of-the-art communication technology attractively embedded in the facility. You’ll be able to serve food and eat in our Great Northern Ranch dining Car. Then explore the Vulcan Steam Locomotive that hauled stone from the nearby Marble Cliffs quarries. Everywhere you look you will find authentic rail artifacts.  We cordially invite you to visit The Depot for a truly memorable experience.