Summer is in full swing and we love taking advantage of this beautiful time of year! Our outdoor patio comes to life during the summer months and brings a whole new element of fun to the events that we host. Being located in the heart of campus sure does have its perks in terms of scenery. Our outdoor patio is tucked away in between the south and main oval on campus and is perfectly placed overlooking one of Ohio States most popular landmarks, Mirror Lake. Our private patio encompasses the collegiate vibe as well as a seclusive feel. The large trees grown around the perimeter of the outdoor space offer the perfect amount of sunlight to peak through and while keeping the space nicely shaded for our guests. Needless to say, our outdoor patio is a beautiful landscape for hosting a multitude of special events:
Weddings Ceremonies and Cocktail Hours:
What better place to say your “I dos” than on a private patio overlooking Mirror Lake? The seclusion of our space offers our wedding groups the privacy they all seek without sacrificing the beautiful surrounding. The duality of the concrete and grassy areas of our patio offer the perfect flow from ceremony to cocktail hour. Our central campus location also allows the bridal party amazing photo opportunities as well.
Bar 181 Dinner Service:
Our new gastro style dinner service, Bar 181 at Colleagues, has been a huge hit with our members. The delicious trend–setting menu offers a casual approach to dining and while typically enjoyed in our Colleagues restaurant space, is even more enjoyable when served on our patio. Our new summer third Friday Night Dinner Service events have been a nice addition to our traditional Thursday night dinners, especially in these warmer months. Our next Friday night dinner service will be held on July 18th in conjunction with a 10 for 10 wine tasting. If wine isn’t your thing, we will have $3 Bahama Martini special available through happy hour. If you can’t make it in July, join us on August 15th as we gear up for the new semester to start. We will feature a $3 Red or White Sangria happy hour drink special and 10 for 10 beer tasting in addition to a Special Steak & Burger Cookout Menu. All will be served on our great outdoor patio. These events are open to member & non-members alike!
Receptions and Catered Events:
Receptions don’t always have to be stuffy and kept inside. We offer our clients the opportunity to host their receptions and events in our outdoor space Who doesn’t want to change up the everyday cocktail reception with a little sunlight and fresh air!
An Escape from the Office:
Monday through Friday the patio space is open for members to utilize while dining off of our Colleagues Buffet. A couple moments in the shade sure does wonders in the middle of a long day at work. We are now offering sandwiches to be order from our Main Dining Room and served on our outdoor patio as well. Just one more reason to take an afternoon to sneak away from the office and spend it outdoors.