Business Events

Hold your next business meeting, retreat, presentation, banquet, or client appreciation event at Wagnalls Memorial Library. We have a variety of unique rooms both large and small with flexible seating options and audio/visual systems. We can accommodate up to 300 people and we offer full catering service with a wide range of menu options. Our rooms are available weekdays only, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Choose Your Ideal Space

The Upper Loft – Located on the second floor of the library, this space offers a lot of character and overlooks the library’s main entrance and courtyard. Seats up to 120 people. Elevator access available.

Beautiful Historic Theater – Our beautiful Theater Auditorium is original to our building and features an elevated stage making it ideal for presentations. Holds up to 300 people in original, fixed wooden seating. Located on the main floor of the library.

Small Library Room – This is a historic room located on the second floor of the library off The Upper Loft area. Lined with beautiful wooden shelves, this space is perfect small groups of up to 10 people. Elevator access available.

Banquet Hall – Located on the lower level of the library, the banquet hall is also original to our building. It has a full kitchen that our caterers can use to prepare food for your event.  Seats up to 120 people.

Ancillary Rooms – Just next to the main library is our ancillary building that contains several medium to large private rooms that seat up to 120 people. The ancillary rooms do not feature kitchens, however, our expert caterers bring everything they need to serve freshly prepared and hot menu items. Elevator access available.

Room Rental Fees

The room rental fees we charge not only cover the cost of using the room, but help to maintain the historic Wagnalls Memorial Library. With your support, we are able to preserve the historic library and continue serving our local communities. Donations above the room rental fees are greatly appreciated.

Complete Catering and Bar Service

Wagnalls partners with Creative Cuisines and L.A. Catering in Columbus and Barrel and Boar in Canal Winchester to offer our business clients professional catering and bar service. All our caterers will work closely with you to ensure that every detail of your business event meets your expectations. Our Caters offer a variety of price points and menu selections and can be adapted to meet gluten-free and vegan diet requirements.

Preferred Caterers

Creative Cuisines Catering   |
Email:  |  Phone: 614-436-9090

L.A. Catering   |
Email:  |  Phone: 614-358-5252

Barrel and Boar Catering   |
Phone: 614-300-5303

To reserve a room for your next business event or to learn more about our catering services, please contact Sarah at (614) 837-4765 ext. 126 or email her at