A Little Bit of History

The Glass Factory is Jacksonville’s premiere industrial, historic wedding and event venue. With over 16,000 square feet, the space is fully customizable, catering to every function and style.

Glass Factory Building Front

Modern and Historical

Built in 1936 by Henry Klutho, The Glass Factory is a unique piece of Jacksonville history. Commissioned by the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, the space maintains a highly sought after industrial aesthetic. Over the years the building has housed many different operations, yet the original charm remains untouched.

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Haley + Clayton Tinkle

Meet Haley and Clayton Tinkle. Both Jacksonville natives, the Tinkles fell in love with The Glass Factory so much, they decided to get married there back in 2019. 

Haley has been in the wedding industry for nearly ten years running her own photography business, Haley Wright Photography, coordinated weddings alongside Southern Charm Events and managed the venue during previous ownership at The Glass Factory from 2017-2019. Haley’s current role as Director of Events for Downtown Vision, Inc. allows for her to cultivate all things fun in Downtown Jacksonville. 

Clayton has been involved with The Glass Factory for almost two years, assisting with day-of venue management and keeping the place “twinkling” clean with his cleaning business, Twinkle Cleaning Solutions. Clayton’s tenured experience in data analytics and operations allows for the two of them to be a true dream team for The Glass Factory when it comes to logistics, budgeting and event coordination. 

“We love The Glass Factory for so many reasons, but two that stand out would be the historic, raw beauty of the space and the amount of love we have experienced within the four walls. We promised forever under those blue windows and have gotten to watch so many other couples do the same. It’s truly magical.” 

The Tinkles also enjoy spending time with their family and fur-babies: Apollo, Chandler, Dolly, Gretchen, and Roux. The Tinkles have a heart for cultivating the Jacksonville community. 

The Tinkles hope to continue to be a pillar in the neighborhood and community. Their goal is to not only host more weddings, but more community-centered events, markets, concerts, and more.