This Valentine’s Day we’re all about the love. And not just the love of beer, although we obviously have some strong feelings (How do we love you Day Tripper? Let us count the ways). Instead, we’re pouring out the stories of a few couples that graciously decided to include us their big days. And whether “to have and to hold” describes the way you feel about your partner or just your next glass of Mexican Honey, we think you’ll enjoy them too.
Last fall we celebrated our first-ever wedding reception at the brewery. The couple, Kelsey and Tony, told us it was an easy choice as they looked for reception venues. “It was the first major decision of the wedding that we made,” Kelsey explained. “Indeed is our favorite local brewery and a beautiful location, and it was as simple as that. Who doesn’t want to cheers a couple of beers on their wedding day?” Yeah - we’re gonna have to agree on that one. The couple were married in a small private ceremony outside, before feasting and feteing at the brewery with family and friends.
While this was Indeed’s inaugural wedding reception, our taproom is no stranger to couples who want to make the brewery part of their nuptials. Martha and Brent were a super cute couple who stopped in for a quick picture session in the Ox Taproom before their reception at Chowgirls Killer Catering, our friendly third floor neighbors. Martha shared that she and Brent made their relationship “official” during a birthday celebration of Brent’s at the taproom, which was a big factor in the selection of the Solar Arts Building for their wedding day. Martha explained, “The nostalgia of having so many fun get togethers with friends at Indeed also baked more meaning into our wedding than just having it at an events center somewhere.”
Indeed’s over 100-year old building and industrial character has also attracted lots of couples looking for alternative locations for engagement photos. Our favorite recently engaged pair (and Indeed employees), Ashley and Matt, were looking for a place to take photos that helped reflect what their actual relationship was like. “Seeing as we spend a lot of time at breweries drinking beer and playing games, Indeed was a perfect setting,” says Matt. “That, coupled with train tracks, brick walls, and the general NE Minneapolis vibe, we were able to get a nice mix of shots.”
This connection between our brewery and patrons just makes us feel #blessed, and was exactly what co-founder Tom Whisenand imagined when the taproom opened over five years ago. His goal was to give the brewery a living room-like quality where people could come and get to know Indeed’s beer. It turns out that casual and friendly vibe has led to much more than just a good pint.
Indeed’s Main and Ox taprooms are both available for private events. We’ve been happy to host everything from groom’s dinners and bridal showers to engagement photos and wedding receptions (even a surprise one!) at the brewery. To make Indeed part of your next special event, reach out to our events manager, Lindsay Slanga, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our page on The Knot or find us in the Minnesota Bride Wedding Book.
Special thanks to all of our couples and Ali Miller Photography, Spicy-Meatball Photography, Eric Vest Photography, and Studio twelve:52 for use of their photos in this blog post. Check out more photos in our gallery.