The Levee
Event Center at Franklinton
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

The Levee Event Center at Franklinton sits just west of downtown Columbus, Ohio, near the city’s original settlement along the Scioto River.

This beautiful facility is named after the levees that were built on the historical site to protect the city as the Scioto breached its banks in the early 1900s. The Levee, formerly known as L.A. Catering Event Center, pays tribute to the resolute spirit of Columbus after devastating floods ravaged the Franklinton community. Click here to learn more about the history of this site.

The Levee Event Center at Franklinton is available for business meetings, seminars, training workshops, wedding receptions, holiday celebrations and graduation parties. Proceeds from events at The Levee benefit LifeCare Alliance, which provides nutrition, wellness, and support services to tens of thousands of people in central Ohio.

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Rental Spaces

Event Center

Event Center

Room Capacity: 430

Main Hall

Main Hall

Room Capacity: 150
Charge Per Hour: $120 weekday, $200 weekend

Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 1

Room Capacity: 20
Charge Per Hour: $35

Meeting Room 2

Meeting Room 2

Room Capacity: 50
Charge Per Hour: $60

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The Levee Event Center at Franklinton has state-of-the-art audio/visual technology:

  • 192” x 104”  projection screen
  • Secure WiFi access
  • Surround sound system
  • Handheld wireless microphones
  • Breakout rooms available
  • Risers/staging available
  • Free Parking
  • Easy accessibility-close to all major freeways

About This Location

The Levee Event Center at Franklinton, formerly the L.A. Catering Event Center, is located west of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

The Levee is in the community of Franklinton, the original settlement of Columbus. The site of The Levee Event Center, at 670 Harmon Avenue, is historically significant because of the levees that were built there to protect the city amid widespread flooding in the early 1900s (including 1904, 1906, and the Great Flood of 1913).

At the time, the Instructional District Nursing Association, now known as LifeCare Alliance, was put in charge of relief efforts, including the police and rescue crews.  During the floods, the nurses upheld the vision of LifeCare Alliance’s founder, Catherine Nelson Black, to “take care of those no one else pays any attention to” by serving those who were sick, homebound, and overlooked.

Today, The Levee Event Center continues to support that same mission.  Located at and owned by LifeCare Alliance, all catering and event proceeds go directly to help serve over 30,000 central Ohioans with critical health and nutrition services 365 days a year.  Learn more about LifeCare Alliance at