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Grandview Heights is a charming not-to-be-missed destination neighboring downtown Columbus. Just minutes from The Ohio State University, the Arena District, and the Short North Arts District.

The Grandview Yard development is home to The Grand Event Center and two adjacent hotels, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/OSU and Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU, each with their own meeting spaces. Professional, elegant and inviting, The Grand Event Center is a captivating space that brings desired amenities, functionality, and modern style to one of Columbus’ most vibrant areas for an experience unlike any other in Central Ohio. The Grand’s experienced staff along with a personal event planner and Executive Chef will handle every detail of your event so you can relax and enjoy. Neighboring Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and German Bier Hall, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany and Eddie George’s Grille 27 a stylish spot, named after the Ohio State football star, are also both located in Grandview Yard. Each offer meeting space perfect for a variety of event types.

Just 5 minutes from Grandview Yard peruse along the walkable stretches of Grandview Avenue and West 5th Avenue where your group will find everything from high-end shops to a collection of home décor stores and consignment shops offering something for everyone.

Groups interested in a more hands-on approach to their shopping should schedule their next outing at The Candle Lab Grandview, where each person can blend their own custom scented candle from 100+ fragrance oils, Glenn Avenue Soap Company where groups can enjoy experiential tours and learn the art of aromatherapy and soapmaking while making their own bar of soap, or at The Smithery: artist made goods, which allows individuals to create their own charm, necklace, pet tag, and keychains while learning the craft of metal stamping.

Grow trust and collaboration among your team with a memorable team building experience! Grandview Heights is home to two escape roomsBreakout and Escape It. Both experiences bring together individual strengths, communication skills and problem solving. Alternatively, turn up the heat for some delicious competition at 1400 Food Lab, a food business incubator, commercial kitchen and event venue.

Grandview serves up a variety of dining options with groups in mind. Offering a range of cuisines, price points, and settings. From The Avenue Steak Tavern serving up fine steaks and tavern fare to Figlio Grandview, a neighborhood favorite featuring gourmet pasta and pizzas. There are plenty of late night options as well, including the recently renovated Grandview Café offering shareable bites using local ingredients paired with a variety of spirits, craft cocktails, and flights of wine.

Get to know Grandview Heights evolving craft beer and food scene by taking your group on a guided tour. Local brewery and food tours offered by Columbus Brew Adventures and Columbus Food Adventures are a fantastic way to meet local business owners while sampling their offerings. Experience the tradition of German brewing with a guided tour by one of the skilled brew masters at Hofbrauhaus. Grandview is also home to Watershed Distillery, which offers 6 unique spirits and the opportunity to see the distillation process up close and personal with a tour through their facility. Stick around afterward for a cocktail and dinner at the attached Watershed Kitchen & Bar.

For more information on tours, shopping and dining in Grandview Heights visit or contact Destination Grandview directly.

Brian Cheek, CTA | Executive Director

820 Goodale Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212


The Grandview Event Center Courtyard

The Grandview Event Center

Surf and Turf at The Avenue Steak Tavern