Pour with Us
Come Pour With Us
Come pour with us and discover the magic of custom fragrance! At Penn & Beech, our in-store experience is one of a kind, just like the custom scents tailored to your unique self. Creating is a social experience at Penn & Beech - perfect for date nights, girls’ night out, bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, team-building events, and more.
So what is the in-store experience like? Find out below!SMELL
To get started, simply start smelling! With more than 100 fragrances, we’re willing to bet you’ll find more than a handful you’ll love. That’s where our Scent Specialists come in - we’ll help you narrow down your list to just a few scents that blend perfectly together.
Once you’ve made a list of your favorite scents, it’s time to choose a candle vessel. With a variety of sizes and styles to suit your unique vibe, the hardest part will be deciding which one - which is why we recommend you take advantage of buy three, get one free!
Pull up a seat at our Fragrance Bar - it’s time to enjoy a beverage and get creative! Our Scent Specialists will help you narrow down your list to just a few scents that blend perfectly together, which you’ll then mix together to create your own custom scent.
Hot wax on tap! Pour your custom oil blend into a beaker of hot wax, then stir, then smell! We’ll pour your custom-scented candle into your vessel, which will then set for the next couple of hours. Voila - you’ve poured your own custom-scented candle!
Do I need a reservation to pour a candle?
Reservations are strongly encouraged for groups of all sizes and can be made here via Yelp for parties of 8 or less. We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins, but note that there may be a wait depending on the day and time. For information regarding reservations for groups of 9+, private parties, and large group events, please click here.
How long does it take to pour a candle?
This entire process of smelling, selecting your jar and fragrances, designing your label, and creating your custom-scented product takes about one hour, but it’s up to you and how quickly you’d like to move through the process. You are welcome to enjoy a beverage while seated at the Fragrance Bar, available at our Indianapolis locations and Grandview, OH location (N/A beverages available in our Columbus Short North + Worthington shops).
Candles then take ~2 hours to cool before they are ready to take home. This is a great time to visit one of our neighbors for a bite to eat or a drink or do a little walking around the neighborhood for some shopping. All of our stores are located in walkable neighborhoods bursting with local charm, just waiting to be explored! Visit our store pages for specific location, parking, and dining suggestions. If you are unable to pick up your candles the same day, you are welcome to pick them up anytime in the two weeks following your visit.
Note: If you wish to pour a candle and pick it up the same day, please be sure to reserve a time at least three hours before close to ensure your candle has time to cool.
How much does it cost to pour a candle?
Pricing is dependent on the size and style of vessel that you choose to pour into, with options starting at $24. Click here for a full price list (pricing and availability subject to change). We source a wide variety of options and often feature ceramic vessels from local vendors, so selecting a vessel as unique as you are is part of the fun! In addition, everything in the store is mix-and-match, Buy Three, Get One Free - your fourth item is free of equal or lesser value!
Note: We are now a cashless business and accept all major forms of credit cards.
Is there an age minimum to pour? Are children allowed?
Children are more than welcome to come pour with us! Kids of all ages (1-92!) will have fun creating their own custom candle. Younger children will need the supervision of an adult throughout the process (reaching the top candle shelf, reading, writing, pouring, etc.).
Can I reuse a candle vessel I already poured into? What about a vessel I love from home?
Yes - and kudos to you for thinking of the environment! Bring your clean, empty P&B vessel into the shop and you can pour into it again for $5 off the price of a new vessel. The vessel must be free of any cracking or damage to ensure a safe burn. Have a vessel that isn't ours but want to pour into it? You can! The price for a vessel that isn't one of ours is $3.50/ounce (we'll give you an exact price at the shop).
I have a bunch of empty candle vessels and I don't know what to do with them. Do you have a return program?
We sure do! Feel free to bring your clean & empty Penn & Beech candle vessels to your local shop (we can remove the wick), and we'll give you a $1 credit per returned vessel to use towards the purchase of a new candle. Consider a drawer of empty candles a sign that it's time to pour a new one (or ten!).