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Amelita Mirolo Fountain

We welcome you to the Amelita Mirolo Barn, Upper Arlington’s premier indoor park facility. Located in Sunny 95 Park, this unique facility blends the historic beams of one of the community’s oldest farm structures with an airy, modern space perfect for weddings, family reunions, business retreats, birthday parties, civic group meetings, graduation parties and other special events.

The Amelita Mirolo Barn was gifted to the City of Upper Arlington in 2011 by the Upper Arlington Community Foundation, made possible by generous donors.

Please contact us to schedule a one-on-one tour of the facility.

BARN AMENITIES

  • Alcohol*
  • Baby Stations
  • Chairs and Tables
  • Electricity
  • Food Catering**
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Kitchen
  • Audio/Visual
  • Parking: 60 + 6 Handicap
  • Public Art
  • Rest Rooms: Year-round
  • Sink and Counter
  • Square Feet: 3,700
  • Temperature Control
  • Water
  • Wifi

* Alcohol is permitted with the use of an Amelita Mirolo Barn permitted caterer and a signed alcohol agreement.
** Please see permitted catering list below.

AMELITA MIROLO BARN RATES
 RESIDENT RATENON-RESIDENT RATEDEPOSIT**
Monday-Thursday
5 am-11 pm*
Minimum 2 hours
$75/hr$115/hr$50
Friday & Sunday
5 am-11 pm*
Minimum 4 hours
$150/hr$210/hr$200
Saturday & Holidays
5 am-11 pm*
Minimum 6 hours
$175/hr$245/hr$400

* The barn will close at 10 pm, Sunday-Thursday during the UA School year.
**Deposits are non-refundable.

Limited availability Monday-Thursday as the facility is reserved for Parks & Recreation programs. Please call or email to inquire about availability.

Non-Profit Rate
UA based non-profit community-serving organizations, as determined and approved by the Parks & Recreation Director, may be eligible for a 25% discount. A current copy of the 501 (c)3 must be provided.

AMELITA MIROLO BARN DETAILS

Open for rental events year-round, Monday-Sunday, 5 am-11 pm (NOTE: the Barn closes at 10 pm, Sunday-Thursday during the UA School Year).

  • Events must end one hour prior to closing time to allow time for cleanup
  • Reservations are made available two (2) years in advance
  • 3,700 square feet
  • Seats a maximum of 150 with additional space outdoors
  • Heated and air-conditioned
  • Handicap accessible
  • Onsite parking capacity for 60 spaces/6 handicap spaces
  • Onsite bathrooms open 24 hours

Alcohol
Alcohol is permitted with an Amelita Mirolo Barn Permitted Caterer

  • Renters must pay a $150 service fee and complete the Alcohol Service Agreement

The Amelita Mirolo Barn does NOT provide the following items for your rental. Please plan accordingly for the day of your event:

  • Linens and napkins
  • Silverware
  • Tubs or containers
  • Coffee
  • Coffee cups and supplies (filters)
  • Dinnerware/glassware
  • Serving utensils
  • Chafing dishes
  • Towels/rags
  • VGA adapter for Mac laptops
  • Projector
AMELITA MIROLO BARN AMENITIES

The Amelita Mirolo Barn provides the following items for your rental:

Tables and Chairs:

  • 4 – 3’x3′ card tables
  • 18 – 60″ round tables (seats up to 8)
  • 10 – 84″x24″ rectangle tables
  • 6 – 30″ round cocktail tables
  • 150 chairs
  • Podium

Kitchen:

  • Sinks
  • Ice machine
  • Refrigetator and freezer
  • Warming oven
  • Coffee maker
  • Trash cans
  • Recycle bin
  • Garbage bags
  • Dish soap
  • NO ONSITE COOKING PERMITTED

AV Equipment:

  • DVD player
  • Computer hookup (VGA cable)
  • Wireless microphone
  • Lapel microphone
  • 2 – 55″ LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Projector screen
  • Wifi throughout the facility
  • AUX input
AMELITA MIROLO HISTORY
Amelita Mirolo Historic

The historical timbers, found in the entrance of the Amelita Mirolo Barn, were hand-hewn from local, virgin-growth oak. The original barn was constructed in 1838 by Thomas Legg, near Reed and Fishinger roads. In December 1928, this barn was moved to 1988 Lane Road to replace a barn that had burned down on the McCoy family farm. Up until 1964, the barn was used frequently to store farm equipment, house cattle, and residents could even purchase eggs.

In 2007, the City of Upper Arlington was planning to develop the new Sunny 95 Park, to include an all-season indoor facility. The Upper Arlington Historical Society suggested the opportunity to preserve one of the community’s oldest farm structures. The Upper Arlington Community Foundation led a communitywide fundraising effort to incorporate the beams of this historic structure within a public recreation facility.

From September 16-26, 2010, with the expertise of the Ohio Timber Framers Guild, volunteers and members of the Friends of Ohio Barns, the historical timber frame was raised by hand and the modern frame constructed.

Scout or service groups interested in a tour to learn about the history of the Amelita Mirolo Barn can contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

TESTIMONIALS

We cannot say enough amazing things about the Amelita Mirolo Barn. We had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. The staff was amazing and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. We would recommend this venue to anyone!

We just had our ceremony and reception here and I am still over the moon about it! It was amazing and everyone at Amelita was awesome and so accommodating. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more fantastic day!

Between the gorgeous scenery, old feel of the barn, and the incredible staff this place is wonderful! We had our wedding here and it was perfect! I would highly recommend this location to anyone seeking a rustic feel for any event!

By far the best place to have a wedding (or event)! The staff is so accommodating and wants to please you. It is in a great location and the venue/grounds itself are beautiful. Plus, the price is incredibly affordable. I would highly recommend the Amelita Mirolo Barn to anyone looking for an event space.

RESOURCES

Already choosen the Amelita Mirolo Barn for your special event? Here is a complimentary checklist with information to insure you have everything completed before your big day!

  1. Reserve the Amelita Mirolo Barn with a non-refundable deposit. Be sure rental times include enough time for decorating, vendor access to the facility, and cleanup after the event (typically one hour).
  2. Complete and electronically sign the AMB License Agreement by clicking on the following link: https://upperarlington.seamlessdocs.com/f/u2vc2lki8d11
  3. AMB License Agreement is due two weeks after the reservation is made. Any questions regarding contracts can be directed to the Parks & Recreation Supervisor at 614-583-5330 or parks@uaoh.net
  4. Select your AMB Permitted Caterer
  5. Are you having alcohol at your event? If so, the AMB Alcohol Service Agreement must be completed and $150 service fee paid. Agreement with payment must be completed at least 15 days prior to your event or an extra expediting fee of $100 will be charged. The Alcohol Service Agreement can be signed electronically by clicking on the following link: https://upperarlington.seamlessdocs.com/f/hy4yydgo64l
    1. Alcohol can only be served by an AMB Permitted Caterer and the alcohol must be brought into the facility by the permitted caterer.
  6. Balance must be paid 90 days prior to your rental. Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit card. Payment can be made in person at our office (3600 Tremont Road), mailed in, or made over the phone with a credit card (614-583-5300)
  7. Payment due dates will be listed on your receipt. It is your responsibility to know when payment is due
  8. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Supervisor to schedule an appointment with a Facility Coordinator to go over a floor plan and details for your event. This is typically scheduled about a month before your event. The Supervisor can be reached at 614-583-5330 or parks@uaoh.net

Looking to rent a tent for your event? Here are our two preferred rental companies:

  1. ACC Party Rental, INC. www.accpartyrental.com 614-876-0762
  2. Lasting Impressions https://lirents.net/event-rentals/tents/ 614-252-5400

IF THE CITY OF UPPER ARLINGTON CANCELS: If this situation occurs, a full refund is issued. The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any facility agreement for any reason.

IF YOU CANCEL: To cancel this agreement, the Licensee must contact the Parks & Recreation Department office (614-583-5300)

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to parks@uaoh.net

ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. 

  • A refund (less the deposit) is given when the cancellation is made more than 90 days prior to the reservation date.
  • A 50% refund is given when the cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to the reservation date.
  • No refund is given when the cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the reservation date.

Refunds for emergency or hardship cases are made on a case-by-case basis. All decisions for a refund are at the discretion of the Parks & Recreation Director.

Please help to keep the parks safe, clean and enjoyable! Notify the Parks & Recreation Department if you see any broken play equipment, damaged park furniture or vandalism to athletic fields and park facilities.

Call 614-583-5300 during regular business hours to report any issues or complete the "Report Damage" email form. For more urgent situations or after hours, call Police Dispatch at 614-459-2800.

Pets/animals are not permitted in the Amelita Mirolo Barn, except seeing-eye guide dogs or service dogs for the impaired.

While dog owners have every right to enjoy the parks with their canine friends, it's important to be respectful of other park users. Follow these tips to do your part to ensure everyone can enjoy the great outdoors together:

  • While at a UA park, dogs must be on a leash 8 am-8 pm during Daylight Savings Time or 8 am-5 pm EST. When off leash, the dog still must be under your control of their owners at all times.
  • Please keep dogs off of athletic/sport fields. If sport fields, parties or other group activities are in full swing, steer clear of that portion of the park if your dog is off leash, or simply put the leash back on to prevent any uninvited interruptions from your dog.
  • Don't assume all dogs will play well with yours, especially when they are on a leash. Keep your dog clear from others until you have okayed playing with the other dog owner.
  • As a courtesy to others and for health and safety reasons, pet owners must clean up after their pets. Most of our larger parks are equipped with doggie bag stations (thanks in part to Pet People) but it's always a good idea to bring your own. The law requires that all pet waste be picked up by pet owners.
  • Violators are subject to citations and fines from the Police Division.

To report a leash law violation or other issue in the park, please contact the Police non-life threatening emergency number at 614-459-2800. The City has a brochure detailing our laws pertaining to dogs and other animals, as well as useful contact information for lost pets, vet resources and more.

The City’s website is designed to provide 24/7 access to useful information about City departments, services, public meetings, special projects, events, legislation and more. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page or in our FAQ section, please complete the webform below. It will be directed straight to staff in the department listed above.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency reporting system. Requests are addressed during regular work hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. If you need to report an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1.

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Please help to keep the parks safe, clean and enjoyable! Notify the Parks & Recreation Department if you see any broken play equipment, damaged park furniture or vandalism to athletic fields and park facilities.

Call 614-583-5300 during regular business hours to report any issues or complete the "Report Damage" email form. For more urgent situations or after hours, call Police Dispatch at 614-459-2800.

NEARBY HOTELS

FAQS

Amelita Mirolo Barn (18)

Yes.

Pets/animals are not permitted in the facility, except seeing-eye guide dogs or service dogs for the impaired.

Yes. If you are having a potluck event or bringing food and/or beverage that does not require catering services there is no additional charge. Renters are responsible for managing the food tables, clearing guest tables, and completing a kitchen cleaning checklist at the end of the event.

No. Renters must work with one of the Amelita Mirolo Barn Permitted Caterers. Permitted Caterers must handle and distribute all alcoholic beverages. Alcohol cannot be dropped off at the facility prior to the arrival of the permitted caterers.

Yes. Wedding ceremonies can be indoors or outdoors. We have a lovely patio area facing a pond that can be used for an outdoor ceremony.

Yes. You can schedule a tour by calling 614-583-5330 or emailing parks@uoah.net.

Caterers not on our Permitted Caterers list must be pre-approved by the Recreation Supervisor and complete a One Time Caterer Contract with the City of Upper Arlington prior to the event. Alcohol must be served through a Permitted Caterer.

Yes. Tables and chairs can be set up on the covered stage area and patio areas. No tables and chairs are allowed on the grass surrounding patios and stage areas.

No. ONLY Amelita Mirolo Barn Permitted Caterers can serve alcohol.

No. Barn staff will set out chairs and tables, based on the agreed upon floor plan, prior to arrival time.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 (Friday and Sunday rentals), $400 (Saturday and Holiday rentals), or $50 (Monday through Thursday rentals) is required to hold a reservation date. This deposit does go toward the total fee for the facility. The renter must complete a contract and pay the balance 90 days before their scheduled reservation.

You should include ample time to decorate and stage your event, for vendors to have access to the facility, time for the actual event, and to allow for cleanup. A minimum of one hour prior and one hour after your rental time is suggested. For large events, we suggest that you allow two-three hours prior to your event and one hour after.

Yes. Alcohol is permitted from 6 am-10 pm on the weekends and 6 am-9 pm Sunday-Thursday during the school year. All alcohol must be handled and served through a Permitted Caterer. The renter will pay a $150 fee and complete an alcohol contract with the City of Upper Arlington if alcohol is served.

Yes.

  • 12% of total food and non-alcoholic beverage charges for caterers on the AMB Permitted Caterer’s list
  • 20% of total food and non-alcoholic beverage charges for caterers NOT on the AMB Permitted Caterer’s list

The caterer is charged this fee, which is then passed along to the renter – renters will see this fee on their catering bill.

Renters are responsible for cleaning up all decorations and items brought in for the event. Caterers will be responsible for cleaning the kitchen area and removing trash. In the case of an event without a caterer, renters are responsible for cleaning the kitchen at the end of the event.

  • ALLOWED: Wire, string, zip ties, or other non-marking methods for securing decorations.
  • NOT ALLOWED: Nails, tacks, tape, staples, helium balloons, confetti, glitter, sand, rice, birdseed.
  • FIRE/FLAME GUIDELINES: Open flames and fireworks are NOT allowed (unity candles are the only exception). Votive candles and enclosed candles are acceptable for use.
  • All decorations must be removed at the end of your event.

The maximum capacity inside the facility is 150 guests. The barn provides tables and chairs for 150 guests. If guest counts exceed 150, renters may secure an outside vendor to rent a tent, tables and chairs on the west patio for up to 200 guests. We can only accommodate 150 guests for wedding ceremonies.

The barn closes at 11 pm (10 pm, Sunday-Thursday during the school year). Events must end at 10 pm (9 pm, Sunday-Thursday during the school year). This allows for one hour of cleanup after the event ends. Clean up must be completed by closing. All guests and rental party must be vacated from the facility at this time. This includes caterers.

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