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Event Rentals


Established in 1876, North Market is Columbus’s only public market, featuring merchants, farmers and makers selling an array of local food, goods, and international & ethnic specialties. Centrally located downtown just north of the Arena District, North Market offers a unique sensory experience for all. The Market is managed by the North Market Development Authority, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Events at the North Market provide the unique opportunity to showcase a Columbus culinary staple while offering space for other simultaneous activities. There are a variety of spaces available within the two-story, 19th century restored brick warehouse. The interior ground floor features 30+ individual, local merchant spaces, and an open center area up to the roof. The second floor features a wraparound mezzanine level with seating. Outdoors, there is a Farmers’ Market Pavilion and patio with picnic bench seating. As a whole, the North Market provides a truly authentic Columbus experience.

North Market would be pleased to have the opportunity to provide you with a personalized quote for your event once you determine that this venue is an ideal location for you! Here’s some of what we have to offer:

Facility Rental and Staffing Logistics

Whether it be our Market House, our mezzanine, our Farmers’ Market Pavillion, or our patio, we have all the right spaces for events of all sizes. We also have staffing solutions to help make your event happen smoothly and efficiently.

Please note: At this time, North Market can accommodate only private events with a start time of 5:00pm or later. We hope to offer an expansion of these services in the future!


The menu possibilities at North Market are endless! The menu will be created exclusively for your guests and served in small tastes from multiple businesses. Every effort will be made to provide your guests with a delicious and memorable culinary experience.

Please note that we do not permit catering partners from outside of North Market.


Bottled water and soda are included as part of the rental. Alcoholic beverages can be provided for an additional cost. Craft Beer, Wine, and Spirits are available for your guests in this facility. We can provide a variety of types of bars depending on each specific circumstance. Ticketed, cash bar, or open bar, we can work with you to decide what will work best for your experience and budget.


North Market works with a variety of rental companies to provide extra logistical resources. From tenting, tables, chairs, linens, to audio visual companies, we can help you connect with the right companies to make your guests‘ experience great.


We require that City of Columbus Police Officer be on site during events that are held outside of North Market’s standard hours of operation. We can help coordinate the process, ensuring your guests are safe.


North Market has releationships with a wide variety of performers. From jazz trios to DJs, and we can connect you with local music that will make your event move. Local visual artists, projectionists, event hosts, and performance artists are also available to help make your event unique.

Questions about event rentals?

Contact Us HERE


Peggy Outcalt, Email: | Business Office: 614-463-9664, Choose Option 1

Download this information as a PDF: North Market Event Rental Form.