PreTour 2015 | Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebrations: On The Bricks and Beyond

It’s German Village’s Party of the Year!  The brainchild of German Village pioneers Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns, the Haus und Garten PreTour has become the neighborhood’s signature event and largest annual fundraiser.  Your PreTour ticket treats you to an exclusive tour of the homes that will be featured on Tour the next day.  What’s more, many homeowners offer PreTour guests access to additional areas of their home for this one night only!  The fun continues with the annual Willow Street Cocktail Party in front of the German Village Meeting Haus.  But we’re just getting started!  Following the cocktail hour, PreTour guests will make their way to their choice of a private dinner party inspired by this year’s tour theme or the ever-popular and unforgettable Party on the Platz presented by Merrill Lynch.  Whatever your style, we’ve got a party for you—with a night of good food, friends and fun guaranteed for all.

Discover Your 2015 Haus und Garten PreTour Menus Here!


5-7 p.m. | Guests will stroll along a private tour of homes and gardens in German Village

7-8:15 p.m. | Guests will see and be seen at the annual Willow Street cocktail party

8:30 p.m. | Guests will attend an intimate dinner of their choice at a private home in the Village or attend the community-centered Party on the Platz (POP) presented by Merrill Lynch at the German Village Meeting Haus, where they eat, drink and  dance the night away.

Tickets: $175 for non-members | $150 for GVS members | $125 YP Party on the Platz (35 years old and younger) | $75 PreTour and Cocktail Party only (no dinner) – 30 max

*All but $50 of every ticket is tax deductible.

Private Dinners

Private dinners are hosted by German Village residents and celebrate the theme of the evening: Celebrations: On the Bricks and Beyond.

PreTour Chairs: Ronni & Darrell VanLigten, Dave Wible, Joshua Zimmerman


Susan & Neil Rector
67 E. Deshler: She’s A Brick House

Julee & Graham Stephenson
From the Streets of North Beach

Jeanne Likins & Joseph Flood
Festa di San Giovanni Battista

Chef Caskey – Skillet
Summer Barnraiser

Kristyn & Chris Hartman
Celebrating Chillin’ and Grillin’

Brigid Butler, Bill Curlis, Patrick Sanderson, Connie Seckel, Bert Stevens
Food Truck Fete

David Schooler & Lonni Thompson
Summer Solstice

Darci Congrove & John Pribble
Birthday Dinner at the Kahiki

Sally Levy, Lynn Elliott, Jennifer & John Joseph
Asian Fusion: From the Bricks of German Village to the Bricks of The Great Wall

Jackie Hoying & Tammy Moore
Beyond the Bricks: Celebrating on the Beach

Joshua Zimmerman & Justin Celiano, Jim & Nancy Turner, Mark & Keriann Ours
Happy Days Are BEER Again

Claire & Dan Murphy
Fete en Blanc

Connie Cline & Louis Smith, Susan & Norman Carmichael
German Village Celebrates the Cuisine of New Orleans

Richard & Sharon Petitt, Mary & Dave Ross
Star Spangled Birthdays: USA/RLP

Denny Valot & Bruce Meyer
Beyond the Bricks: Celebration in a Secluded and Peaceful Garten

Norm Hall
Norm’s 25 years in GV

Kim & Jim Cowie
Celebrations on Beale St.: Blues, Bricks and BBQ

Jordanne Renner & Ryan Pitts
A VERY Merry UNbirthday!

Susan Sutherland, Debbie Jaeger, Jan Clark, Susan Kasey

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Amanda Ortlip
50 Ways to Celebrate

Party on the Platz presented by Merrill Lynch | chaired by Beth Burkes and Nick Reshan

1980s Glam: Madonna Launch Party: The party is for those who want to nibble on chic hors d’oeuvres, sip signature cocktails and dance the night away.   The party, held under the stars on the platz at the Meeting Haus, welcomes more than 300 guests to eat-drink-dance and be merry, so grab your friends! Four Village restaurants will supply food for POP. Our thanks to Barcelona, G. Michael’s,  Pistacia Vera and Curio.

Now that you have the themes, hover and click here for the menus!


Athletic Club of Columbus
Beth & Jim Atkinson
Tim Bibler
BOSS Fitness
Nick Cavalaris
Corna Kokosing
Heidi & Larry Drake
Barb & Ed Elberfeld
Anne Gallutia
Greg Gamier & Jeff Lowe
Carole & Nelson Genshaft
Amy Goldstein & Marc Sigal
Nelson Heinrichs
Historical Homes, Juanita& Alex Furuta
Susan & Jay Kasey
Doris & Dan Korda
Joe Kurzer
Michele McFadden & Maurice Manring
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jim Plunkett
Doug Preisse
Danielle & George Skestos
David Smith
Square One Salon
Kathy & Alec Wightman
Jeffrey Wolfe


Thank You to Our 2015 In-Kind Tour Partners

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