October weather in Central Indiana can be hard to predict. One minute its sunny, the next its windy and rainy. Like the weather, Jonathan Byrd’s transitions fast between events as well. Whether it’s a small catering to a big wedding or transitioning from a large conference into multiple meetings, at Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s and 502 East Event Centre, we’re ready for anything our guests (or the weather) throws at us. Continue reading to see some of the events we hosted and catered at this October.

Ritchie – Hammersley Wedding

Missy and Travis gathered at 502 in front of all their friends and family. Not just their human family, but their four-legged one as well. Bridesmaids walked down the aisle with the couple’s 3 dogs. Missy and Travis took pictures at the nearby Center for the Performing Arts and then had their ceremony and reception at 502! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Photos Courtesy of Rakoteet Photography 


The folks at Kanuf Insulation were in a terrible pickle. Their caterer cancelled on them at the last minute, so they called Jonathan Byrd’s to cater their Octoberfest Block Party in Shelbyville called “Knauftoberfest!” The team Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s put on their lederhosen and executed an excellent German meal complete with schnitzel and sauerkraut.

If you’re having a festival, picnic, or block party, don’t hesitate to call Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s to bring the best to your event. If we travelled to Shelbyville without a problem, we can travel to you as well!

Palladium Town Hall Meeting

When you have important information that your entire staff needs to know about, you hold a town hall meeting. But when you have an incredibly large staff, where do you fit them all? When your conference room won’t do, call 502 East Event Centre. We have over 19,000 square feet of space available for meetings, conferences, and town hall meetings. And if that space isn’t big enough, our dedicated team will show you some of our partner venues that will fit your needs better.

This group had their large town hall meeting for their entire staff at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, and Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s was able to provide plenty of food to feed everyone. This giant group made sure everyone had enough food and loads of fun! 

Senior Summit

If you’re looking to have a conference for seniors, 502 is your go-to place. There are no stairs, plenty of parking, and lots of great food. We had an incredible Summit for Seniors at 502 which featured educational booths, classes, and vendors for seniors and caregivers.

Balmoral Wedding

Abby & Cory are college sweethearts, and they did an incredible job incorporating the place they fell in love at into their wedding. Orange and blue décor overflowed, table numbers were named after buildings on campus, and they even had some collegiate props in their photobooth. This sweet couple had their reception at beautiful Balmoral House, and despite the weather, they threw a party their guests will never forget.

Women-Focused Conferences

At 502 we had not one, but two female-focused conferences in October. One celebrated women in small businesses and the other praised women in their specific field of work. Both conferences had networking sessions, panel discussions, and educational presentations to help boost more women in their career paths. Way to lead ladies! Girl Power!

Writing Remix

When we see a book fair, we can’t help but let out our inner child! This conference was all about how to make reading fun for kids. In a world filled with videos on phones, it is getting harder and harder to get children excited about reading these days. This traveling conference chose 502 East for its Indiana location to teach parents and educators how to make reading fun again!

If you’re a traveling conference or know of one that you want to come to the central Indiana area, let them know 502 East Event Centre is a great place for continuing education sessions or all-day conferences.

Party Pumpkin

If you don’t follow Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s on Social Media, you’ve made a … grave mistake. In the spirit of Halloween, we gave away one of our fabulous party pumpkins filled with lots of Halloween goodies!

happy halloween

We could only have one winner though and it was Karen Johnson – Congratulations Karen! Thanks to everyone who participated; be sure to follow Jonathan Byrd’s for more chances to win prizes!



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