The Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center stands in Lima’s Town Square and is the hub of the community’s cultural life. It is the primary public assembly facility in West Central Ohio. Since our opening in 1984, more than 3 million people have attended over 12,000 events held here. The centerpiece of our Convention Center is the 14,500 square foot Exhibit Hall, which can be partitioned into three sections. The Hall is the site of conferences, conventions, trade and product sales shows and a myriad of private events such as wedding receptions, class reunions, banquets and others. Adjacent to the Exhibit Hall are ten meeting rooms on two levels that are perfect for breakout space and smaller meetings.
The Convention Center is connected to the 100-room business-friendly Wingate by Wyndham. The beautiful Downtown Skywalk connects the Convention Center to the new City/County Downtown Parking Garage. Entire events can be accomplished under roof, if necessary, merging big city convenience and style with small market affordability.
Performing Arts promoters and presenters are pleased with the Crouse Performance Hall because of our reasonable rates, fully computerized box office services and excellent house management. Audiences enjoy comfortable seating in a climate-controlled environment unmatched in our market area.
The 1,784-seat proscenium theatre offers performers a wide stage area for the most elaborate set designs to the simplest stage set-ups. The loading doors are conveniently located just left of the stage for easy set up and tear down of sets. Crouse Performance Hall also offers multiple dressing rooms equipped with mirrors, wardrobe racks, rest rooms and showers. All these help to provide visiting performers comfort and convenience to put on a great show! The safety manual is available upon request.
A “City Club” atmosphere in a historic setting where friends, family and business associates can gather to enjoy each other’s company, to dine, dance, and do business—this is the community’s new event space. The fully renovated 1885 building features the original restored stained glass windows and baseboard trim coming alive after 125 years. Located on the third floor of the new Center For Business Services this is a private, yet centrally located event space.
This exciting new space is conveniently located in downtown Lima, adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima/Allen County.
One block south of the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center is our historic structure, Allen County Memorial Hall, built in 1908 and now on the National register of Historic Places. The Hall boasts a Beaux Arts grand lobby and beautiful horseshoe-shaped auditorium that harken back to a more graceful age. Available for events and meetings, public and private, Memorial Hall is one of the architectural gems of Allen County.