Hello, I'm Whitney, the owner of the Kinsey Events Warehouse. The Kinsey Events Warehouse is the newest and most unique event venue in the Pittsburgh area. It provides a one-of-a-kind refined industrial setting for your celebration. The Kinsey Warehouse celebrates the timeless roots that are imbedded in the Pittsburgh and tri-state region. Our warehouse has experienced the rise and fall as an independently owned large electric component manufacturing company which served countless businesses in the area. Business dwindled as coal mines and steel mills went away and left a vacant warehouse awaiting its next owner. Walking in you can almost place yourself in that business as you look around at the large 20 ton crane overhead to the smaller 3-5 ton chain hoists and steel beams. There was even a walk-in oven were resins were baked in the large electrical components. From the moment I walked in for the first time, all I could think of was the potential this nearly 100-year-old industrial, rusty, crusty, filthy warehouse held. I had driven past this building hundreds of times over the years. The mystery of what went on inside and my desire to find a spot for an antique market finally led me to investigate the Kinsey Electric building further.
The warehouse lends itself to so many opportunities for events. We have already hosted vintage markets, birthday parties, wedding receptions, motorcycle parts swaps, a 40th wedding anniversary, holiday parties, and more. With a capacity of over 600 people, we can cater to the intimate gatherings of just a few people to much larger events, like a 300 person wedding reception or even a motorcycle sound competition that is currently in discussion (stay tuned). We look forward to many years of weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, graduations, corporate events, and many more!
Our first event, that we now host three times per year, was the Kinsey Vintage Market. We host 55+ antique, vintage, and artisan vendors from all over the tri-state area to provide the best, most unique shopping experience for our customers. The vendors curate their spaces so it seems as though you are walking into individual beautiful boutiques.
With all of our events, we incorporate some type of community outreach component to benefit a local organization. The Western Allegheny Food Pantry is the easiest, most rewarding organization to donate to. Coming into our 5th year doing this, we have donated thousands of pounds of food to the food pantry. Customers donate food for different reasons. Some customers just bring a can of food for the discount they receive on their admission fee. Others bring bags full of unopened cases of food. It warms my heart to see how much our customers donate. We have also benefitted toys for tots, Boy Scouts, Bridge to Home animal rescue, and more.