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The Grand Event Center

Columbus, OH View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
52 reviews
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 250 guests

The Grand Event Center brings a fresh new approach to weddings. Our wedding packages and chef-inspired menus were created with every detail of your big day in mind, we’ve thought of everything to make your event unforgettable. From the entryway décor to the reception dance floor, the cocktails to the dessert, The Grand Center provides a blank canvas ready to transform into your dream event. Whatever your vision, your personal event planner will be there to make sure your perfect day is enjoyable, memorable and most of all, exclusively yours.

WEDDING SERVICES

The Grand Event Center is a full-service wedding venue unlike any you’ll find in Columbus. Our services include:

  • Hotel accommodations at either the attached Courtyard by Marriott or the adjacent Hyatt Place
  • A complimentary overnight stay at the attached Courtyard by Marriott
  • Event space available for all of your wedding festivities needs including welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and day after brunch
  • Outdoor patio with bistro lighting and fire pit
  • Event space accommodates up to 250 guests with a dance floor
  • Setup, execution of wedding events and teardown handled by event planner
  • All-Inclusive venue with a full-service catering team, an innovative Executive Chef, service staff and event planner at one simple price per person
  • Complementary parking and wifi
  • ADA accessibility

Choose from one of our pre-designed packages or create your own custom package. Your personal event planner can assist in creating a package that’s uniquely yours and fits perfectly with your vision and tastes. The possibilities are endless, call us today to create your perfect day.

LOCATION

Centrally located in Grandview Yard in beautiful Grandview Heights, Ohio, The Grand puts you within reach of hotels, restaurants, and nightlife with easy access to all major highways. We’re less than ten miles from John Glenn Columbus International Airport, and conveniently located near the Arena District, downtown Columbus, the North Market, The Ohio State University, and the Short North Arts District.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$26

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

52 Reviews

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    Amariah H. Married on 05/07/2022
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    The absolute best venue!!!

    The Grand Event Center was the most amazing venue for our wedding day! The food is amazing and the location is ideal if you are looking for a wedding or event with lots of amenities surrounding. Shannah went above and beyond for us and made our special day more than we could have ever asked for! All of the staff was so accommodating and worked so hard to make our day the best it could be. I highly recommend this venue for your wedding or for any event.
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    Lisa V. Married on 12/17/2021
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    Parents of the Bride

    It was an outstanding experience! Shannah and her staff could not have been more personable, accommodating and helpful. The days leading up to the wedding reception and the day of the reception was seamless. We did not have to worry about a thing, we knew that Shannah had everything covered. The staff did an excellent job decorating the venue as instructed by the bride. Dinner was delicious and the staff did a great job of serving the guests. Shannah not only treated the bride and groom like royalty the day of their wedding, she treated us like royalty as well. The venue is clean, well-designed and in a great location. We had an abundance of out-of-town guests and they loved how convenient it was that the venue was connected to the Marriott Courtyard where they stayed. I would recommend The Grand Event Center to anyone who wants to have a fabulous, worry-free wedding day.
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    Jackie B. Married on 12/04/2021
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    Hands down the best!

    I can't say enough about how amazing our reception was at this venue! Shannah and the whole team are great to work with. The food is amazing, and there is a decor meeting a few days before the wedding where you talk about how you want the space decorated and hand over all your stuff - the whole team takes care of it and you don't have to lift a finger!

    Our guests were so impressed as well and could not stop talking about how great the food was. Also, the beer selection is great! They have local/craft options, which I didn't see at any of the other venues we checked out.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Kate Vondenhuevel
Kate Vondenhuevel
Director of Events

I am the lead event planner for all Grand Event Center Weddings! I love working with couples throughout the planning experience and seeing everything come to life on the Big Day. I am currently a bride getting married in 2021, so it is fun to bounce ideas off of our couples and to see them celebrating a day I am looking forward to very much! In my free time, you can find me walking my dog, Walter, or at a country concert.

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820 Goodale Boulevard Columbus, OH, 43212
614-453-4300
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