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When United States Republican Party Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s campaign staff called The Roberts Centre’s event planning staff less than 72 hours before the event to inquire if the candidate could hold a rally at their Wilmington, Ohio facility at noon on Thursday, Sept. 1, the answer was, “Of course. What can our Ohio event venue do for you?”

In less than 48 hours, The Roberts Centre’s event planning staff put together a rally for approximately 5,000 attendees. How did they do it? Let us count the ways that The Roberts Centre is the perfect venue for any event, including U.S. presidential campaign rallies.


The Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio put together a campaign rally for Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump in less than 48 hours.

Flexible Ohio Event Venue Space

The Roberts Centre has more than 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, which makes it the perfect spot to host a campaign rally that could accommodate 5,000 people in Wilmington.

The facility can accommodate an event of any size, according to Roberts Centre Sales Manager Audrey McGee.

“We can hold everything from a 5,000 person capacity event to a corporate holiday party of 2,200 people,” McGee said. “Everything from small events to large weddings, car shows and trucks shows can be accommodated. “Anything you can think of, we’ve got it.”

To give you an idea, these are just some of the events we accommodate year-round at our Ohio event venue:

View a photo gallery of all the events we can handle.

Audio Visual Needs Are Covered

Nothing is more important to a campaign rally or any other function than audio visual services. A professional audio visual team was able to put together what was needed in less than 48 hours for the Tramp campaign rally.

The Roberts Centre offers a full line of audio visual equipment to accommodate all of your needs. A full list of our equipment, from projector screens to dry erase boards, can be utilized. A professional audio visual team is also available to assist with all of the equipment to make sure your event runs smoothly.

Complimentary high-speed Internet access is also available in all meeting rooms and public areas.


Nothing is more important for large events than audio / visual equipment.

Catering Services

Are you holding a business conference or meeting that needs catering services or other food options? The Roberts Centre has you covered. We offer an on-site restaurant and catering packages that include beautiful buffets, perfect plated dinner, lavish luncheons and unbeatable breakfasts that pair nicely with your corporate events and functions. Our catering menus can help you decide what you need.

On-Site Lodging

There’s really nothing that the flexible event planning staff at The Roberts Centre can’t handle. Are you planning a company business retreat or a corporate event that requires a large group of employees to powwow over several days?  The Roberts Centre has you covered with our on-site Holiday Inn, on-site restaurant and several catering options.


There’s really nothing that the flexible event planning staff at The Roberts Centre can’t handle.

Location, Location, Location

One of the reasons the Trump campaign selected Wilmington as a campaign Ohio event venue site is because it’s conveniently located between Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati. The Southwest Ohio location makes it a destination spot to reach audiences in and around all three metropolitan areas of Ohio.

If The Roberts Centre can put together a campaign rally for a presidential nominee in less than three days, our Ohio event venue can plan your event at a moment’s notice too. Our event planning staff offers flexible meeting space for all of your events and functions. Request a proposal for your next business meeting. What can we do for you? Contact us today at (937) 283-3272 to schedule your next business function or special event today!

About Roberts Centre

Roberts Centre is home to the region's largest convention center, a luxurious Holiday Inn hotel, and Ralph's American Grill. The flexibility of our space, combined with our location between three major cities in Ohio, makes us the perfect venue for weddings, banquets, meetings, pet shows, and other special events.

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