The weather isn’t the only thing that was heating up in June. The chefs at Jonathan Byrd’s and 502 East have been working non-stop to make decadent food for a slew of events we catered throughout the month. We’ve had so many weddings, graduation celebrations, and conferences to make food for that it might be cooler outside than it is in our kitchen. Keep reading to see all the awesome events we’ve been a part of in June!

Indiana Electric Cooperatives – Your Tour Trip to Washington DC

502 East Event Centre played bus stop for 100 high school students before they boarded for a trip to Washington D.C. The kids and their families gathered at 502 East to get the lowdown about the trip and meet the chaperones. This mix of boys and girls were high school sophomores and juniors from all over Indiana that applied through the Indiana Electric Co-Operatives Board to meet their local political representatives in Washington D.C. The educational week and concluded with a detour to Pennsylvania to see the Flight 93 memorial and Gettysburg.

For more information about the Youth Tour, visit:

Indiana Hospital Association

Nurses, and other medical professionals gathered at 502 for the Indiana Hospital Association Conference. This group had some intriguing speakers including Regina Holliday, who shared the story of how her husband fell very ill and how her experience with medical professionals helped her pave the way for better medical advocacy. Regina is also an accomplished artist and painted a new work of art in the room following her speech.

To learn more about Regina, check out her website:

One Zone

We were happy to host our Hamilton County Neighbors at the One Zone Chamber meeting on June 13th. The hot topic everyone was buzzing about is the new direct flights from Indianapolis to Paris, which were made possible by the efforts from our friends at Visit Hamilton County. One Zone also filled our foyer with vendors and booths to help other members learn about the businesses that make Hamilton County thrive! Guests finished the event with beautiful chocolate strawberry tarts.

Morrice – Waszczuk Wedding

Congratulations to Fiona and Ryan on tying the knot at 502 on June 15th! Their purple and white wedding was beautiful! All the little details came together for their big day. The aisle runner, the centerpieces, and even the walls matched the scheme perfectly.  Congratulations to the happy couple!

24th Annual Indiana Association of Play Therapy Conference

Occasionally adults need to get out and play too! Teachers and therapists from all over Indiana gathered at 502 East Event Centre for the 24th Annual Indiana Association of Play Therapy Conference. Adults learned about crafts and activities that are beneficial for adolescent growth. Before they could pass these games onto their students, the adults needed to test out the fun themselves. It was very amusing to watch adults play with play-dough, bubbles, and parachutes like they were kids again.

Award Ceremony at Indiana Historical Society

Jonathan Byrd’s was honored to be chosen to cater at the Indiana Historical Society for an award ceremony in honor of the outstanding faculty at Ivy Tech campuses across the state. The group made the most of this exquisite space by spreading the event across multiple floors. Esteemed professors met with Dr. Sue Ellspermann, the president at Ivy Tech at a happy hour outside on the canal. Attendees drank strawberry mint fizzes and nibbled on appetizers like the wild mushroom polenta. Following cocktail hour, guests went into the theater for an award ceremony while Jonathan Byrd’s staff prepared the stunning Lilly Hall for their dinner service. For dinner, a dual plated slow braised beef short rib and spinach filet of sole was served, along with a vanilla strawberry tart for dessert.

If you’re looking for a central venue with unique space and historic details, check out the Indiana Historic Society and contact Jonathan Byrd’s for catering assistance.

Rachel’s 40th Birthday Party

40 is a big milestone, so you have to make sure you celebrate it right! Rachel’s mom threw her an over-the-top surprise birthday party here at 502East,  complete with food, décor, and gigantic balloons from Banzi Balloons! Everything was decked out in pink, black, and gold and the party was hopping all night long! Happy Birthday Rachel, we hope it was one to remember!

Summer Sangria Basket

We kicked off summer with our Summer Sangria Basket Giveaway! This basket included goodies such as reusable ice cubes, leis, pineapple cups, a recipe booklet created by our chefs at Jonathan Byrd’s, and Eppa Fruita Sangria courtesy of our friends at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. We really appreciate all of our facebook friends who liked and shared our post, but we could only pick one winner and it was Rose Uhde Lang! Thank you so much to everyone who participated! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more contests!


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