City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Amelita Mirolo Barn


Barn Wedding
Click image above to learn about events at the Barn

Contact: Jodi Osborne, Recreation Supervisor
e: [email protected]  | p: 614-583-5330

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

Open Houses at the Barn

Sunday, July 9th 


Stop by for a tour of the Amelita Mirolo Barn and to speak with a Facility Coordinator about your upcoming event! 

Not able to make it to the open house?  Please call 614-583-5330 or email [email protected] to schedule a one-on-one appointment!

Weddings at the Barn

Looking for an amazing venue to host your wedding rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception or all three? Your big day is bound to be beautiful at the historic Amelita Mirolo Barn. Check out photos from past weddings at the Barn on our Pinterest page. 

2017 Barn Rental Fees (Rates for any bookings made after December 31, 2016) 

Days Available Res Rate Non-Res Rate
Weekday Rates and Hours
Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m.-11 p.m.*
Minimum 2 hours
$75/hr $115/hr $50
Weekend Rates and Hours - Non-peak
Friday and Sunday: 5 a.m.-11 p.m.*
Minimum 4 hours
$150/hr $210/hr
Weekend Rates and Hours - Peak
Saturday & Holidays: 5 a.m.-11 p.m.*
Minimum 6 hours
$175/hr $245/hr
*The Barn will close at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday during the UA School Year
**Deposits are non-refundable.

Limited availability Monday-Thursday as the facility is reserved for Parks and Recreation programs. 

Please call or email to inquire about availability. 

Alcohol is permitted with an Amelita Mirolo Barn Permitted Caterer.
Renters must pay a $150 service fee and complete the Alcohol Service Agreement.
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.

Cancellation Policy
  • IF THE CITY OF UPPER ARLINGTON CANCELS - If this situation occurs, a full refund (including the deposit) is issued. The Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any facility agreement.
  • IF YOU CANCEL - Canceling this agreement must be in written communication to the Parks & Recreation Director. The deposit is non-refundable. Contact the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department Office (614-583-5300) for final cancellation arrangements. A refund 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 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.

Facility Details

  • Open for rental events year round Monday-Sunday, 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. (The Barn will close at 10 p.m. 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.
  • On site parking capacity for 60 spaces/6 handicap spaces.
  • On site bathrooms open 24 hours.


Set in beautiful Sunny 95 Park overlooking a pond with a fountain feature, the Amelita Mirolo Barn features many amenities included with your event at no extra charge.

Outdoor Areas
Patio areas and a covered stage area perfect for your wedding ceremony or additional space for guests.

Audio / Visual
  • WIFI throughout the facility
  • Two 55" LCD TV's with a DVD player and computer accessible ports to share memories instantly at your event.
  • Cable available on TV's
  • Wireless and lapel microphones/ Podium/ MP3/Ipod input


  • 18-60" round tables/ 10-84" rectangle tables/ 165 chairs available
  • Additional capacity available on outside patio and stage area

A 425 square-foot kitchen includes warming ovens, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, freezer, ice machines and sinks. No other kitchen supplies provided. NO ON-SITE COOKING PERMITTED.


Parks & Recreation staff will be on hand at all times during your rental to unlock/lock the facility, answer questions, assist renters with stocking supplies and A/V equipment, provide customer service checks, aid with set-up/tear down, and ensure the safety of both the facility and your event guests. Cleaning supplies, trash bags and brooms/mops are included.

History of the Barn

Historic Barn at Previous Location on Lane Road
Historic barn at its previous location
on Lane Road.
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 from the location.

In 2007, the City of Upper Arlington was planning to develop the new Sunny 95 Park that would 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 provided the fund-raising effort, which truly was community wide, to support the creation of the historic structure combined with a public recreation facility.

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

Scout or service groups interested in a tour about the history of the Amelita Mirolo Barn can contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 614-583-5300.

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