A local couple is giving the Covington community a new private event space hosting workshops, classes, and even pop-up shops. Keep reading to see how they turned their dreams of making an innovative, creativity-inspiring business a reality.
After getting married nearly two years ago, local couple Dayna De Leon and her husband Ian Johnson have shared a common goal: To own their own business.
Today, that dream is a reality for the duo, who are the owners of Covington-based The Frock, a studio and event space that is available to rent for small-scale events and parties of up to 100 guests.
“We’re the perfect space for rehearsal dinners, workshops, bridal showers, and other private events,” says De Leon. “Our blank space is unique because it allows you to bring in your own creativity for your perfect event.”
Giving those in the Tri-State a space to create their own event is a passion project that De Leon and Johnson love. While they both still work full-time jobs, they love that they have been able to give something to the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area.
“Community is really important to us and we hope to use the space as a place for all to gather and celebrate,” she adds.
The types of possible events at The Frock is nearly limitless. Currently, De Leon says that the most popular events are bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and rehearsal dinners.
When you rent The Frock, you’ll receive a list of accommodations. These include chairs, barstools, tables, a couch, two fridges, and a sound system in addition to two restrooms and a long bar.
If you’re someone who has already planned or imagined an event concept, and you simply need space to host your gathering, The Frock has an option where you bring in your own food, drinks and dinnerware.
“When you rent from us, the space is completely yours,” she says. “We hand over the keys and give you the freedom to set-up the space for your event. Think of The Frock as an extension of your living room.”
De Leon and Johnson really want their space to be a location that guests can really make their own. “We can accommodate intimate weddings, elopements, and other private events,” she says. “We also love to partner with creatives to host workshops and classes.”
When it comes to classes, The Frock hosts workshops and such in a variety of fields, from yoga to hand-lettering and so much more.
Rooted Yoga Covington, a neighbor of The Frock, hosts free yoga classes at the studio from 7-8 pm on the last Wednesday of each month, for example.
“We’re excited to be hosting Jolie Ankrom of Brim Papery for a hand-lettering workshop on September 23,” says De Leon.
The events don’t just stop at health workshops and art classes. De Leon says The Frock is also in plans to host a small business pop-up shop for Small Business Saturday on November 25 from 5-9 pm. “We’re excited to see guests use the space for their holiday parties this season,” she adds.
If you’re interested in booking space at The Frock for your own private party, send De Leon and Johnson an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote and setup a showing.
De Leon says that she and her husband are working on bringing more unique events to The Frock for the community to enjoy, including movie nights, dance parties, co-working events, and much more.