Tonya espy

Currently Serving Dayton, OH

A popup wedding is an intimate 90-minute wedding planned from start to finish by Gem City Popup Co. We plan a singular event, in which up to 3 couples can get married on one day with all the flair of an artfully planned wedding, at a fraction of the price. We hit all the beats of a standard full size wedding while saving you the stress, time, and money involved in planning a full scale event.

We currently offer 3-4 Popup events per year, with each event offering spots for 3 couples.

We choose the date, the theme, the decor, the vendors, you answer a few questions, pick out what to wear and who to invite, show up with 20-40 of your most loved ones and get married!

You get:

Professional Officiant who will help you customize your vows and write a personal ceremony

High impact floral decor, boutonniere and bouquet

Couples’ Wedding Cake & treats for your guests

Professional photographer to capture every meaningful moment

Unique and artfully designed decor and venue

First dance, cake cutting and special sendoff

View upcoming events HERE!

We do not currently offer services for custom popups outside of our pre-planned events. Events are currently planned 6-12 months in advance. For decor rentals please visit our sister company Something Old Dayton!

This style of wedding is ideal for: elopements, vow renewals, second marriages, and any couple that desire to keep their focus on their marriage and their loved ones, while handing over full control to our creative team and trusting us to execute a meaningful and beautiful wedding.

Release the control of every detail to us and enjoy every second of your wedding day!


How It Works

Gem City Popup Co. sets a date, a design, and vendors! Each event will have 3, 90 minute wedding spots to book using the same design and vendors for the day.

Getting Started

Email us or book a consultation. Come chat with us if you need an in person meeting or book through email!

I'm ready to book! Now what?

Choose an available event, and pick a 12pm, 3pm or 6pm spot! Tell us which you want and that you're ready to put down a deposit. (We do plan some events around the first couple to book which allows more choice in dates. Please inquire!)

Secure your spot

Pay a $500 deposit to book your spot, with the remaining balance due 1 month prior to your wedding. You will also receive a contract to sign. All our payments and contracts are processed online through secure third party programs!

Tell us a little more...

We will send a questionnaire for you to fill out to get the necessary information to customize your slot!

Write your vows!

Our officiant will get in touch with you to meet and write your personalized ceremony!

What happens when we get there?

An Itinerary/schedule will be sent to your email 1-2 weeks out from the event. Familiarize yourself with the arrival times and ending times and be sure to communicate this info with your guests.

Get Fancy!

Pick out your outfits and pick up your marriage certificate!

It's Popup Day!

Show up, get married, and celebrate!

What do we do after the wedding?

You're married! The hard part is over! Have a backyard reception, go out to dinner, rent out a restaurant, whatever suits your needs!