Your Safety Tops Our Agenda
Providing safe and clean environments for our guests and associates is always our top priority, even more so today. With the latest news on Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, The Blackwell Inn is doing its part to help keep our community healthy and we ask our guests to do the same. See additional information here.
Meetings at The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center in Columbus, OH
Impress your guests at our state-of-the-art conference and event space. The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center, located on Ohio State's campus, is the ideal venue for a corporate event, training seminar, banquet, wedding, or conference. We offer about 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space throughout multiple event rooms, complete with cutting-edge technology and an expert staff to assist you in planning and executing the perfect event. Additionally, our hotel has 151 guestrooms and suites to accommodate all your event attendees.
THE BLACKWELL MEETING AND EVENT EXPERIENCE
All meetings and events at The Blackwell Inn must follow state, local and university protocols to protect all involved. These protocols include wearing masks, managing physical distancing and tracking attendance to support contact tracing if needed. Note that all guidance is subject to change based on health guidance.
Group sizes will be limited based on the capacity of the location, requirements to maintain physical distancing and operational requirements. Your catering manager will work with you to secure the right room based on your number of attendees while keeping physical distancing in mind.
All meetings and events must be approved in advance by the university’s Events Review Committee. Your Blackwell catering manager will work in conjunction with you to complete the process and obtain approval. Academic units planning to hold meetings and events should contact Vice Provost Randy Smith for information about the approval process.
All programs must maintain accurate participation and attendance logs for use with potential contact tracing. Program leaders must have a plan in place to ensure appropriate distancing for participant registration, drop-off, pick-up and other aspects of the program.
Attendees should wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after touching common surfaces. If soap and water are not available, 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be used. Program leaders should allow for regular hand washing.
Equipment and other high-touch spaces cleaned regularly throughout the day. All spaces are cleaned and disinfected nightly. Programs should appoint one staff member who is responsible for the ongoing monitoring of safety protocols.