Ohio Revised Code makes it possible for you to use the Capitol Square (CS) for your wedding. The CS includes the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building, Atrium, underground parking facility and exterior plazas. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) invites you to host your wedding at the Ohio Statehouse.


All approved weddings must be planned and executed consistent with the Ohio Revised Code, OAC and the CSRAB policies. The CSRAB wedding permit process is as follows.



Use of the public spaces on CS is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The CS is available for permitted weddings every day of the year except for national holidays when the building is closed. CS facilities and spaces are available 7 a.m.-12 a.m. Guests may not arrive before 8 a.m. and must depart by 11 p.m. for any scheduled event.


Please, contact the Special Events department to check availability at 614-728-9233 or


Wedding Permit Application Packet

All requests for wedding permits must include the following: Permit Application, Facility Rental Agreement and 10% deposit to the Special Events department. Download file and open in Adobe Acrobat PDF reader.


Submitting Wedding Permit Application Packet

Please email, scan or fax your Wedding Permit Application Packet to or 614-752-5209. Upon receipt, the 10% deposit can be processed via credit card in person, over the phone or online.


Please mail your Wedding Permit Application Packet along with your 10% deposit check to:


Special Events

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board

Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4275


Please make checks payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio. 


Permit Application Packet Review  

The CSRAB will acknowledge receipt of and consider requests only after all items have been submitted. A CSRAB representative will notify wedding applicants by email of the Executive Director’s determination within 10 days of submission of the completed documents. The terms of this agreement may not be transferred, assigned or sublet.