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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.
The Veterans Memorial Civic Center includes a 14,500 sq ft exhibit hall, 10 meeting rooms, 1774 seat performing arts center, and banquet facility.
The Convention Center is connected to the 100-room Wingate by Wyndham and to the Market Street Parking Garage. Entire events can be accomplished under one roof, merging big city convenience and style with small market affordability.
200 - 1000 people
Conventions, trade shows, wedding receptions, live events
200 - 1774 people
Concerts, live performances, weddings, graduations, movies
100 - 200 people
Banquets, receptions, wedding/baby showers, large meetings
Meetings, receptions, seminars, breakout sessions, product sales
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ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO
Civic & Convention Center
7 Town Square
Downtown Lima, Ohio 45801
Business Office: 419.224.5222
Box Office: 419.224.1552
MARKET ST PARKING GARAGE
Located on West Market Street
The garage provides handicap accessibility and access to the Civic Center without exposure to the weather elements. There is an elevator and walkway to provide easy access to the Civic Center.
MAIN & SPRING PARKING LOT
Corner of S Main and Spring Street
For evening and weekend use only. This lot is managed by the VMCCC. Usage of this lot helps support operations and utilities.
Day use is limited to monthly parking passes, available through the VMCCC.
The Purpose of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima/Allen County is to commemorate the services of all members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States and permanently recognize those service members from Allen County who made the ultimate sacrifice. As a county agency, the VMCCC also serves as Allen County’s convention facility and center for performing arts, community, civic and patriotic gatherings. The VMCCC is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Allen County Commissioners under Ohio Revised Code 345.
The VMCCC is the principal example for Allen County when capacity and capability of hundreds of dedicated, civic-minded and action-oriented private citizens came together over the course of a decade, from the early 1970s to 1984. These individuals—the Silent Giants and Big Thinkers—illustrate the ability to dream and subsequently construct what has become a primary asset to quality of life and economic development.
CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION
A vibrant downtown corridor starts at its cornerstone -- The Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima / Allen County. Working together for Allen County and Lima, the VMCC and the Civic Center Foundation are creating a new future!
The Civic Center Foundation as the local partner will gradually increase its programs to bring you more entertainment, arts, family events and educational outreach over the coming years. We will also continue to value our local resident company partners.
MISSION OF THE CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION'S TOWN SQUARE LIVE!
To provide a results-oriented multidimensional community entertainment and performing arts season to build awareness, appreciation, education, and support for performing arts and live entertainment.