Equipment And Staffing Fees

The Ohio Statehouse is a full service special events venue, possessing a variety of equipment at a reasonable rental rate. Equipment that the Ohio Statehouse does not possess may be provided by an approved rental service provider. Final payment must be received five days prior to the date of the event.



Labor costs per CSRAB staff person for the set up and break down of events.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is responsible for all security on Capitol Square. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the OSHP determine the number of troopers needed for each event based on a variety of factors including expected attendance. Security is required for approved events serving alcohol on Capitol Square. The Capitol Square security fee is $55 an hour. The total fee is based upon the number of officers and total time required. A four hour minimum is required. If more than four officers are needed, a Sergeant is required, in addition, at the rate of $65 an hour.
Tour Guides
Tours for after-hours events are available at the rate of $25 per tour guide per hour, with a minimum two-hour charge. Each guide can accommodate a tour group of up to 50 guests, although smaller groups are preferred. Tours are required to be booked at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Electricity, Sound Systems and Visual Aids

Indoor Sound System*
Includes: podium, microphone, and speakers
Small Outdoor Sound System
Includes: podium, microphone and speakers
Large Outdoor Sound System
Includes: podium, microphone, and large speakers
Microphones - Wired $25.00
Microphones - Wireless (handheld or lapel) $30.00
Media Multiple Plug Box $50.00
DVD/CD Player $25.00
42" Monitor $75.00
60" Monitor $100.00
Projector and Rear Projection Screen* (6' x 8')
(Rear projector and screen must be used in the Atrium)
Teleconferencing* $25.00
Electrical Distribution Box (Spider) $100.00
Keyboard - certain restrictions apply $50.00

Special Event Equipment

Risers - 4' x 8' $20.00
Choir Risers - 3 steps $20.00
6' x 2.5' Rectangular tables $6.00 ea
8' x 2.5' Rectangular tables* $6.00 ea
60" Round tables* $6.00 ea
30" Round Cabaret Tables*
Adjustable height (seated or elbow)
$10.00 ea
Chairs (Gray) $1.00 ea.
Chairs (White padded) $3.00 ea.
Chivari chairs (Black)
Limited number and certain restrictions apply
$3.00 ea.
Podium $10.00
Backdrop with photo of Statehouse, 7' in height, 8' in width* $50.00
Pipe and Drape 8' in height*
24 feet available
Pipe and Drape 9'- 16' adjustable*
24 feet available
8' poles and bases $20.00/set
Rope and Stanchion (Chrome)*
Limited number available
Sign Stanchions for directional signage*
Limited number available
$10.00 ea.
8' Tall Sign Stanchions
Limited number available
$10.00 ea.
Easel $3.00 ea.
Display Grids $10.00 ea.
Coat racks* $10.00 ea.
Megaphone $10.00

Press Conference Equipment Packages  UPDATED!

Any press conference or literature package may be ordered at the package rate, if no other equipment is needed. 

Standard Indoor Package
Includes: Podium, microphone, speakers, media mult box, 1; 8' table, 20 chairs and 2 easels.
Small Indoor Package
Includes: Podium, microphone, speakers, media mult box and 16 chairs.
Standard Outdoor Package (over 100 attendees)
Includes: Large portable outdoor sound system, media mult box and 40 chairs.
Small Outdoor Package (under 100 attendees)
Includes: Small portable outdoor sound system, media mult box and 20 chairs.
Literature Table Package
Includes: 1; 8' table, 4 chairs, 2 easels and waste basket.

*Indoor Use Only

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