The Eastwood Event Centre is now open inside of the Eastwood Mall.

The over 15,000 square foot facility allows for events of up to 900 people, or a small crowd.

"15,800 feet if we didn't have any air walls up for you. But with air walls up, we have the cross-functionality of having small events, board meetings, training events for a hundred people or less. After COVID, we would have the capability to do weddings up to 900 people," said General Manager Michael Patrone.

The Eastwood Event Centre is owned by the Cafaro Company and leased to Columbus Hospitality Management.

The upscale convention center style layout is located in a side concourse of the mall and attached to the Residence Inn. It's near the Dillard's store and can also be accessed from the mall entrance next to Firebirds.

Thursday evening, a group was invited to tour the event centre while following social distancing guidelines. A wedding reception room, a presentation room and a banquet room were staged to give attendees an idea of what an actual event would be like at the facility that is now open and booking parties.

"We have an in-house culinary team, a full range kitchen able to accommodate any guest's needs and our food is phenomenal," said Patrone.

A spokesperson for the Eastwood Mall said this -- along with a property with so many options -- is keeping the mall on the forefront of the shopping and entertainment experience as it continues to change.

"We plan on being around a very long time," said Joe Bell. "And we want to make sure that we do all of those things that help make Eastwood Mall relevant and fresh and important to people in this community."

The Eastwood Event Centre also has the latest technology for presentations, including audio and video options.

The construction began in November 2019 and finished ahead of schedule.