Indianapolis in May is the busiest time of the year for many companies, and Jonathan Byrd’s is no exception. We’ve been hustling this month creating unique events and food for parties around Indianapolis and at 502 East Event Centre. Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Team was also busy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gearing up for the 102nd running of the Indy 500. Below are some of the fun events we were honored to be a part of in the month of May.

Super Hero Super Party at 416 Wabash

Jonathan Byrd’s Executive Chef Brett Lewis doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that keeps up with the latest superhero blockbusters, but he was all in for creating a menu that incorporated everyone’s favorite characters. Some of the menu items that we brought to this corporate party included “Spring Chicken Scallopini (Pounded out with Thor’s Hammer),” “Wolverine Carved Pastrami Spiced Brisket” and “Multi-Grain and Gamora Pilaf,” to name a few.

The Black Panther dessert station was a hit with the crowd. It included sugar cookies printed with pictures of superheroes, various fruit tarts, brownies, and three flavors of gelato.

Photos courtesy of Kristin Hornberger Photography

416 Wabash and Evans Audio-Visual went all out decorating with blacklights, neon signs, and superhero dancers.

Photos courtesy of Kristin Hornberger Photography


Lockwood Wedding at Forum Conference and Event Center

Congratulations to Ashley and Zach Lockwood! This adorable couple tied the knot at the versatile Forum Conference and Event Center, and Jonathan Byrd’s was there to made sure the guests had plenty of food to enjoy.

Photos courtesy of Dimensions Photography

This couple’s beautiful wedding was decorated in violet, lavender, and white, and had fun activities for guests to take part in such as a photo booth, scavenger hunt, and song request cards for their “wedding mixtape.”

Photos courtesy of Dimensions Photography

Sariah’s Sweet 16 at 502 East

Sariah is an all-star athlete with an all-star family. They went all out for her 16th Birthday at 502 East with a huge cake, a red carpet, and paparazzi. Everyone was so excited for her big entrance that security needed to step in.

 Family and friends danced the night away by our own Hollywood Sign.  It was a party fit for a celebrity!

The Great Andretti Party at Andretti Motorsports

The 20’s were in full swing at Andretti Motorsports before the Indy 500. Flappers, feathers, and finery were the theme of the night as guests dined on multiple stations of Jonathan Byrd’s fare ranging from Caviar Deviled Eggs, Meyer Limoncello Raviolini, and Mini Hazelnut Gateau. Our over the top cheese plate was turned up for the occasion and featured 12 different cheese from all over Indiana.

Patrons were mesmerized by flappers on stilts, models posing in human-sized champagne glasses, and an IndyCar Disco Ball Hanging from the ceiling.

Sponsor Party for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Race Team at Dallara IndyCar Factory

Jonathan Byrd’s famous food made an appearance at another pre-race event at the Dallara IndyCar Factory. We set out two buffets to serve over 400 people at this event. Invited guests were proud sponsors of the three cars that competed the next day.

Dallara has a lot of fun IndyCar activities for the whole family, such a simulators and IndyCar rides down North Main Street in Speedway.

Grewal Wedding at 502 East

Mr. and Mrs. Grewal sure know how to throw a party! 502 East Event Centre hosted over 400 people for their wedding over Memorial Day Weekend.  Guests danced late into the night and enjoyed lots of videos of the couple displayed on multiple screens around the room. The Team at Atmosphere’s Indy made a beautiful backdrop on the stage, a lit archway for their couple’s main entrance, and beautiful centerpieces.

Check out some of the wedding party’s dance routine! Can you dance as well as they can?

We’re super excited for this year’s Indy 500! Keep an eye out for the red Jonathan Byrd’s Car #33 driven by James Davison!

Posted by Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group on Thursday, May 24, 2018

We can’t talk about the month of May without mentioning the Indianapolis 500. Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Team paired up with Belardi Racing, Hollinger Racing, and AJ Foyt Racing to sponsor the red #33 car driven by James Davison. Watch the video to learn about the tradition and history of the Byrd Family at the Indy 500.


Davison, unfortunately, crashed early in the race with defending champion Takuma Sato. We’re looking forward to seeing the Jonathan Byrd’s car race again next year!


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