We are Sam + Bryt, wife and wife elopement photographers, business educators, and LGBTQ+ activitists! We are so freaking excited that you are here!
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Get ready, this Tinker House Events Wedding is going to knock your socks off.
Tinker House Events… what a place! This hidden gem is an event venue located in downtown Indy!! Indianapolis is full of opportunity and fullllll of perfect places to elope (wink winkkk hahaha). With uninterrupted views of the Indianapolis skyline, this babe has all its own original architectural features, PLUS a unique bar! HA! We are obsessedddd. Hosting your event at the Tinker House is sure to be something to be talked about for yearsss to come! Tinker House Events is a place to host your wedding and/or wedding reception. This crazy and ohhhhh so desirable location is on floor two of The Tinker House!
The original appeal of this building remains intact, actually! It stays drawing in visitors from far and wide who appreciate historic structures because of the aesthetic of the establishment! It heavily exudes an industrial charm, only amplified by exposed brick walls and hanging light fixtures! As photographers…. nothingggg gets better than this place and the aesthetics hahaha. We’re professionals, you can trust us! 😉 This space is refurbished and has plenty of elements that help you to entertain your guests. These entertaining eye-catchers include barrel tables, light-filled windows, and wide-plank hardwood floors. I meannnn, they caught our eye for sure!
Do you want to know what else catches our eye about this beauty?! The fact that the lower level is a coffee shop! Yes, you heard that right! Tinker Coffee Co. is a locally owned specialty coffee roaster right below the wedding venue! So what really makes this location unique is the fact that during cocktail hour, your guests can be mingling downstairs in the beautiful coffee shop! But don’t worry, they serve drinks in the coffee shop too 😉
The Tinker House Events is an event venue located on the second story of The Tinker Flats! Remember that, SECOND FLOOR! 😉 It is nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Situated directly on The Monon Trail (a popular place for pedestrian traffic), and 16th Street! This century-old building is jaw-dropping, full of industrial charm. It has definitely charmed us for good after this wonderful, magical, once-in-a-lifetime Tinker House Events Wedding.
A wedding here includes 12 hours of venue use including setup and teardown, Standard tables and chairs for 200 guests, A/V accessibility )including Wi-Fi, microphones, projector, and screen), Dedicated day-of venue management, and even On-site parking! WHAT?! This place has everything we can think of that would make your wedding day easiest… Life is but a dream at Tinker House.
INCLUSIVITY. That’s pretty much our number one answer alwaysssss. This venue is LGBTQ+ inclusive and we love love love them for that. It is nice to not have to worry about discrimination when wedding venue hunting, so keep this babe on your list of places to check out! We also love Tinker House Events Wedding Venue because of all they offer for events like this Tinker House Events Wedding of Jess and Kate. There’s nothing better than being able to check multiple things off your list at once, and this venue will help you do just that! They’re incredibly helpful and so so wonderful, the staff here is just as excited about your big day as you are and are alllll in when it comes to making it run smoothly.
AIRBNBS, BABY! We are alllll about these babies. We looked for the coolest and quirkiest downtown Indy bnb’s for y’all and I think we accomplished our job. Check these out!
“Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. This two bedroom luxury apartment features smart tv’s in each bedroom, modern decor finishes, and an amazing city view! In addition, enjoy being in the heart of downtown where you’ll have access to Indianapolis’s most prominent restaurants, event centers, and landmarks all at your doorsteps.”
“Cute townhouse in historic St. Joseph neighborhood with free street parking. (On-site garage parking is available by request when booking!) Great location on a residential brick street, walkable to Mass Ave/Bottleworks, as well as Old National Centre and Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Only a few blocks from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail (8-mile dedicated walk/bike trail).”
“Fully modern and brand new private space in our charming carriage house. It has all the amenities you would need to enjoy and explore the beautiful city of Indianapolis. If you are here for work or pleasure, it is perfectly located and easy access to all Indy has to offer so come and explore our great city.”
“Enjoy this upscale top-floor penthouse that’s located in the heart of Downtown Indy. Everything the city’s center has to offer will be at your doorstep! This one-of-a-kind space features panoramic views of the city, high ceilings, and a luxurious bedroom that is just as perfect for morning cuddles as it is for a solo self-care stay.”
What ISNT there to do in Indianap-nap-napolis! When we aren’t shooting an epic wedding like this Tinker House Events Wedding, we are exploring downtown. The opportunity here is endless, but we’ll try and get your. good running list of things you can do before or after your wedding or elopement! I mean, we are your go-to girls for ideas… it’s what we’re good for hahaha!
They met on Tinder! Say it with us, INTERNET WINNNNN! Wooohoooo, we love online love stories hahaha we are big fans. Kate had accepted a job in Indy and swiped right on Jess a few months before moving to town… and that’s where the fun begins. They talked for a few months and finally made plans to meet up after Kate moved! The love birds stayed up most of the night talking and when it got late, Kate gave Jess my number and said: “here’s my number, I’m pretty sure you’re not a serial killer.” HAHA!
Kate says she was drawn in by a photo of Jess with Obama (who could say no to that???). Jess thought Kate was “cute and easy to talk to.” they are always teasing each other because their first date was at an Indiana Fever game and they got asked to play those cheesy halftime games on the court… Kate was all about it!! “Jess looked like the thought made her want to hurl so we bowed out”, Kate says… LOL.
Together, they love exploring new restaurants and breweries. “As much as we love to explore, We’re regulars at the BBQ restaurant near our house! That’s where we spend a lot of our date nights and where we drag all of our friends whenever we can.” Moooood. We feel that on a personal level haha! They share that they are on a hunt to find the best Thai food in Indy. They like to hike and explore new places together… “as long as Jess has taken her allergy pills” hahaha we love that. They are biiiiig live music fans – especially outdoor concerts! We can relate, fully! They share that they are blessed with a niece (Emerson) and a nephew (Jett) and they LOVE hanging out with them. “Emerson loves to teach us ballet. Jett loves to play Spiderman.”
Jess says, “I knew I wanted to propose somewhere that looked cool so Bottleworks fit. We had never been there before so I thought she also wouldn’t expect it. I got some of our grieved together and they hid out inside of one of the shops. And I told Kate we were going to take a picture and when she turned around to take the selfie I was down on one knee. I wasn’t actually nervous at all. It just felt like the start of our new chapter together. I was just excited! Our friends popped out after and we got dinner downtown to celebrate.”
And from Kate, “I love that Jess had some of our friends there. We’re big on chosen family and it meant a lot to have some of the people there.”
We cannot love this love any more than we do! AWH! This love story is what led us to this Tinker House Events Wedding and we are so grateful.
Kate Dress – Blue House Bridal
Jess Suit – Jos A. Bank
Rings – Catbird NYC
Kate shoes – Zara
Jess shoes – Nike
Invitations – Kyra Brown (Jess’ Sister!)
Day of Cordinator – Christine Kingery @christine.coplanning
Rentals – Violet Vintage
Caterer – City BBQ
Bouquets and boutonieres – Borrowed and Bloomed @borrowedandbloomed
Cake – Nothing Bundt Cakes
Makeup – Kathryn’s Bridal Bar @kathrynsbridalbar.salon*
Hair – Chelsea Spack @bighairlove3
DJ – Circle City Sound
Getting ready location – Omni Severin
Favors – Gold hanging stars from Posh and Sparkle
AHHHH! This little Tinker House Events Wedding is going to live in our minds foreverrrr. It was so unique and incredibly individual, it’s an Indianapolis elopement mood board for SURE! We hope you enjoyed it!
Sam + Bryt