Indianapolis, IN

Neidhammer Staff Spotlight: John Hobelman

Meet John Hobelman!

John is the General Manager at The Neidhammer – he takes the lead on sales, bar management, and tech management. If you’re having an event here, you’ve probably met him! John has been with The Neidhammer since January 2017, he even worked at the opening event the very first night we were open. When you meet John, you would never guess that he spent 17 years in transportation and logistics, logging two MILLION miles during that time – he’s literally been everywhere. We’re happy we now have him as part of our team!

What is your favorite thing about working at The Neidhammer?
The people and the brides. Always the brides! Each are so unique with such differences, solving problems and making sure their day goes as they envisioned it is incredibly rewarding.

In your opinion, what makes The Neidhammer unique?
We are not a “bridal mill.” So many of our brides have told us that we feel like family. To this day, when one of my brides that I’ve worked with goes down the aisle, I cry. That care and depth of planning sets The Neidhammer apart from other venues.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I am an audio-phile, I LOVE good music! I spend time with my sister and her family and I enjoy recording and mixing new music!

Why should people choose to host their events at The Neidhammer?
Our goal is to make our clients superstars. If they want complete control of their plans and budgets (we do not charge surcharges, mandatory gratuities, or allow catering minimums) then The Neidhammer is the only venue in town that can do the job.

Favorite drink from the coffee shop?
Hands down, The Lumberjack!!

What is the best piece of advice you have for brides-to-be?
Two things.

  1. Before you book your first vendor, know your “Oh HECK No” budget!
  2. Book your venue, your photographer, and your DJ in that order. Book them all within the first 90 days. Everything after that is cake!

What has been one of your proudest moments working at The Neidhammer?
We had an AMAZING couple that had an immigration issue delay the wedding by 9 months. We cared for them and then when the wedding happened, we did our best to honor them and do a fusion wedding that we sent live to family overseas. It took a potentially stressful event and made it a day of rejoicing that was just so joy-filled!

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