Columbus offers a full slate of fabulous spaces to enjoy one of high school's biggest nights. Here are five favorites

Columbus offers a full slate of fabulous spaces to enjoy one of high school's biggest nights. Here are five favorites

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Location: Arena District
Size: Up to 1,300 guests
Who's had it here: Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard Davidson, Olentangy Liberty, West and Westerville Central
Why it's fab: It may be your favorite concert venue, but the LC has been known to host a rockin' prom. Provide your own DJ or entertainment and dance like you're at a private show.
Web: PromoWestLive.com

COSI
Location: Downtown
Size: Up to 500 guests
Who's had it here: Columbus Academy, Columbus Africentric,
Madison-Plains and Upper Arlington
Why it's fab: COSI brings science to the prom with the option of incorporating one or more exhibits into the experience. Plus, this venue gives back: a portion of event proceeds helps fund the educational programs at the science center.
Web: COSI.org

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Location: Downtown
Size: Up to 600 guests
Who's had it here: Bloom-Carroll, Columbus School for Girls, Fort Hayes and Worthington Kilbourne
Why it's fab: Take in the tropical plants of the Palm House, or enjoy the elegant feel of the Conservatory's Grand Atrium. With several spaces, options abound.
Web: FPConservatory.org

Ohio Union
Location: Campus
Size: Up to 1,100 guests
Who's had it here: Dublin Jerome and Gahanna Lincoln
Why it's fab: In the heart of the Ohio State University campus, the sparkly new Union opened in March 2010. With two event spaces suitable for prom--the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom and Performance Hall--there's plenty of room to celebrate your classmates and maybe even your inner scarlet and gray, too.
Web: OhioUnion.OSU.edu

Villa Milano
Location: Columbus
Size: Up to 1,000 guests
Who's had it here: Big Walnut, Bishop Watterson, Pickerington Central and St. Francis DeSales
Why it's fab: If you're looking for traditional, Villa Milano is the place. The banquet hall knows how to put on a prom: They've been open for 30 years. They also can serve a seated dinner or buffet in the same space where you'll dance.
Web: VillaMilano.com

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