The Grand Event Center to Open Summer 2016

Columbus-based Nationwide Realty Investors announced today the details surrounding a new hospitality addition to Grandview Yard—The Grand Event Center. NRI President and COO Brian J. Ellis made the announcement.

Located at 820 Goodale Boulevard at the corner of Yard Street and Goodale, the new 13,000-square-foot event center will feature a commercial kitchen, executive chef and full on- site catering capabilities. The Grand Event Center’s 4,500 square-foot grand ballroom will have 18-foot ceilings, tons of natural light and the ability to accommodate up to 300 guests. The ballroom will also open up to an outdoor courtyard and fire pit that will seat as many as 100 people.

“The Grand Event Center will serve as an important amenity to Grandview Yard and the surrounding communities,” said Ellis.  “The center’s location and technology assets will support the needs of the corporate community, while the creative spaces and high-touch services will benefit those planning weddings and social events.”

The Grand Event Center will also include three additional meeting rooms that can host up to 50 guests each or be reconfigured to accommodate as many as 150 people when combined. Additional amenities will include state of the art audio/visual systems, a reception space, a pre-function social gathering area and offices to serve facility management and the Destination Grandview CVB. Complimentary parking will be available in the adjacent 500-space garage, and the center’s lodging needs will be supported by Grandview Yard’s Hyatt Place hotel and recently announced Courtyard by Marriott.

Nationwide Realty Investors will begin construction on The Grand Event Center in May in conjunction with the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, and expects to complete both projects in Summer 2016. The Grand Event Center will be operated by Columbus Hospitality Management.

About Grandview Yard: Located at the intersection of SR 315 and I-670 in Grandview Heights, Grandview Yard is just minutes from Downtown Columbus, the Arena District, and The Ohio State University. Nationwide Realty Investor’s Grandview Yard encompasses more than 125 acres, and when complete, will include 1.2 million square feet of commercial space, several restaurants, grocery and service retail, hospitality and more than 1300 residential (condo and apartment) units. Grandview Yard is currently home to the Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU hotel, LA Fitness, Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, Hofbrauhaus restaurant, Giant Eagle Market District, Ohio Health Urgent Care and more. New community parks and significant infrastructure improvements are also included in the master plan. Grandview Yard is the first development in the Midwest to be pre-certified as a LEED-ND silver community, making it the highest rated neighborhood by USGBC. For more information about Grandview Yard visit