collaborative networking event + wellness retreat + Creative gathering


November 26th - 29th, 2018

The Love Union is a 4-day creative conference / wellness retreat / collaborative networking event for the wedding and events industry produced by Gowanus Hospitality Group, owners and operators of popular Brooklyn wedding venues The Green Building and 501 Union.

The Love Union was created by Gowanus Hospitality Group for people who want to develop and grow their business, connect with their community, and learn new skills in a fun, relaxed environment. 


Co-Working + Networking + Catered Lunches + Massages + Educational Workshops + Enlightening Talks & Panels + Wellness Activities + Bottomless Coffee + Updated Headshots + Snack Attacks + Cocktails + Styled Shoots + Food Trucks + Dance Parties + YOU!



501 Union’s light filled main space will be set up for co-working and collaboration, networking and mingling, along with bottomless Stumptown Coffee, catered lunches, and snack attacks to keep your energy up.

We’ll also have workshops and panels throughout the week, opportunities to create and get messy together in daily Crafternoons, and lots of other special events, culminating in our favorite industry event of the year: In Sickness & In Health, aka Wedding War Stories, a Moth style storytelling hour for wedding and events professionals to share their craziest stories from the battlefield.


Warm & Fuzzy

We believe that everyone has a skill to teach or advice to give, regardless of background or career stage. We provide a platform for guests to engage with each other via co-working, mentorship sessions, small group workshops and educational talks. Connections are made, new friendships are forged, and work/life experiences are shared over coffee, lunch or cocktails.

The Love Union is our way of showing love back to all of the vendors who fill our spaces during the year with their hard work. We want you to enjoy an event that’s just for you, in the space where you work so hard to make others happy.


Who Attends?

Planners, caterers, florists, designers, photographers, videographers, DJs, bloggers, make-up artists, bakers, etc. Change makers, rule breakers, community builders.


The Organizers


Gowanus Hospitality Group is the home to a group of gathering spaces (The Green Building and 501 Union) located in the historic neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn, and luxury boutique hotel Hasbrouck House in upstate New York. We host weddings, live performances, intimate gatherings, blowout bashes, milestone celebrations, creative conferences, community events and more.

We are prideful of the Brooklyn community in which we live and eagerly endeavor to provide a variety of soulful forums for working, dining, and celebrating life. We thrive on authentic, intimate, and memorable connections, whether for two people or two hundred.

501 UNION 

Tucked among five distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods – Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, and Park Slope – 501 Union has become a hub for the community to gather, celebrate, educate, and learn. Whether you're hosting a party, a conference, or a popup market, we invite you to make our space entirely yours for the evening. 

The building dates back to 1916 and once served as a classic car restoration shop. It was transformed into a private events venue in 2013 and now provides a unique backdrop for stylish weddings, corporate events, and photo shoots. 


Built in 1889, the Green Building was originally constructed as a brass foundry. It has since been restored into an elegant mixed-use event venue with more than 6,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space. Renovations highlight the building's industrial past; the venue's original exposed brick walls, natural light, and open-beamed ceiling make a unique setting for your event in Brooklyn, New York.