Our Story

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Our Story 2018-07-20T19:06:20+00:00


A statement from Red Brick Occasions’ owner:

Red Brick Occasions is owned and operated by Bob & Mary Jane Himes. Bob started out in the Vending/ Automated Food Service Business. Being an Entrepreneur, he was always looking for a way to expand his business. When other adventures came along, he seized the opportunity to create new businesses. After operating the Vending business and an Office Coffee Service, he moved into a school lunch program. The school lunch program caters an average of 6,000 meals every day. His company at one time even included swimming pool concessions and hotel gift shops.

Eventually, Bob expanded into the catering business and opened A Catered Event, a full service, off-premise catering company which caters wedding, corporate and social events. A Catered Event is an approved catering vendor at many venues in Columbus and around the central Ohio area. At that time his wife, Mary Jane, joined him in the event catering side of the business. They coordinate all of the client’s needs, including rental equipment, linens, bar service and outside vendors. They help the clients with the details to insure that everything goes smoothly the day of the event.

In April of 2017 Bob and Mary Jane took over the operation of Red Brick Occasions, an event center located in the trendy Red Brick District in Downtown Columbus. The contemporary-meets-industrial venue has hardwood floors, exposed brick, fireplace, and soft lighting. It is a full service event venue which can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated meal, up to 175 guests for a cocktail style reception and everything in between!

Bob has owned and operated R. L. Himes and Associates, a company that has had a longevity in the food, catering and event industry for over 35 years. He and Mary Jane enjoy helping couples design their ideal wedding, families plan a special social gathering or a company execute a great event. They feel that the overall experience during the planning process, and the execution of the event at a unique venue is of utmost importance. They will help you enjoy a successful, stress-free event at the beautiful Red Brick Occasions Event Center. An event that you and your guests will truly enjoy and make lasting memories.

-Bob Himes