Aptly nicknamed as the ‘Crossroads of America,’ Indianapolis, Indiana offers a variety of beautiful venues for weddings, receptions, ceremonies and other special celebrations. The oak-lined streets of this green city boast an array of places to say ‘I do’ and share your special day with family and friends, ranging from the historic site of the charming and picturesque 1899, the stylish and sophisticated industrial-style Canal 337, or the magnificent historic Scottish Rite Cathedral. Here are some of Indianapolis’ most popular venues for getting married.
© Kalinova Olena/stock.adobe.com
Located in Central State Village on the west side of Indianapolis, the charming and picturesque 1899 is a beautiful location for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, and other private events. The memorable and timeless setting can host up to 500 guests or more, and features beautifully manicured landscaping, tranquil fountains, beach seating in quiet areas, and interior spaces with original restored tile floors, decorative tin ceilings with crystal chandeliers, and private restrooms. The venue offers a variety of packages with preferred caterer and food truck operations and an array of special guest services, and there is plenty of convenient parking for guests.
164 Steeples Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46222, Phone: 317-886-1899
2.Biltwell Event Center
© Biltwell Event Center
Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Biltwell Event Center is a historic factory-come-warehouse that was initially constructed in 1922 and which has been transformed into a spectacular events venue. The venue features exposed brick walls, 20-foot ceilings with a sawtooth roof, hardwood floors, and wall-to-wall windows that boast breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. The one-of-a-kind venue has a first-floor reception area that can accommodate up to 350 guests and a magnificent second-floor Grand Hall that can host large parties of up to 650 guests. Amenities include wedding planning services, a bride and groom's dressing area, a dance floor, a coat check room, full kitchen facilities, and a variety of guest services.
950 S White River Pkwy W Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46221, Phone: 317-916-6000
3.Black Iris Estate
© Black Iris Estate
Set on five acres of pristinely landscaped gardens and grounds in Carmel, the Black Iris Estate is a stunning wedding venue that offers a variety of spaces for indoor and outdoor functions. The venue features a charming outdoor patio where cocktail hours can be enjoyed, and which can be transformed into a comfortable lounge space for an evening of celebration. A newly renovated ballroom boasts hardwood flooring, crystal chandeliers, and neutral walls so the room can be transformed into a variety of designs. The Black Iris Estate venue also offers catering services of Thomas Caterers of Distinction who cater for unique tastes.
5801 E 116th St, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: 317-542-8333
© Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
Located in the historic Buggs Temple at the north end of the Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis, Canal 337 is a stylish and sophisticated industrial-style wedding venue that combines rustic elegance and modern functionality. The building features a classic brick exterior façade with heavy wooden doors, a lovely terrace and second-floor balcony with beautiful views over the canal and surrounding neighborhood. Inside, the building features two floors of spacious areas which can accommodate a variety of events and functions from romantic wedding ceremonies to grand gala receptions.
337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Phone: 317-542-8333
5.Community Life Center
© Ulia Koltyrina/stock.adobe.com
Located on E. Washington Street just 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, the Community Life Center is a charming wedding venue that features a three-story crystal tower that houses a magnificent 40,000-crystal chandelier, along with a spectacular rotunda, picturesque courtyard, an art gallery complete with flowing water feature and an elegant ballroom. The Community Life Center offers three options for a ceremony site, including the Buchanan Ballroom for receptions of up to 300 people. The venue also provides guest services such as catering, wedding officiants, linen and bar selections and more.
10612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229, Phone: 317-396-3728
6.D'Amore, Events of Indianapolis
© D'Amore, Events of Indianapolis
Located on the 48th floor of the Chase Tower in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, D'Amore is a premier events company that provides a spectacular venue for weddings and other special celebrations. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with 360-degree views of the city, the site is perfect for any style of event from intimate daytime ceremonies to elegant evening receptions. Owned and operated by Thomas Caterers of Distinction, D'Amore provides over 30 years of experience in presenting and handling events of all types with tailor-made décor and accents, customized lighting, sound and audiovisual equipment, and award-winning catering and beverage services from Thomas Caterers of Distinction.
111 Monument Circle, 48th Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-423-0540
7.The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
© The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Founded by Harrison Eiteljorg, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was established to “inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America.” The museum’s contemporary collection of Western and Native American art and cultural objects, which has been named one of the best in the world, includes works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Charles Russell, and Frederic Remington. The institution also features a variety of world-class exhibitions across a range of diverse subject matter, such as ‘The History of Pistols and Motorcycles’ and ‘Jewish life in the West,’ as well as a variety of dynamic educational programs and workshops for the public and surrounding communities.
500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-636-9378
, Sedona AZ
8.Fountain Square Theatre
© Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
Located within the Fountain Square Theatre Building on Prospect Street in trendy downtown Indianapolis, the Fountain Square Theatre is a beautiful wedding venue that exudes vintage charm. Built in the 1920s as a motion picture and vaudeville theatre with seating for 1,500 guests, the site became the premiere theatre destination in the region. Today, the theater has been lovingly restored to its former glory with the theater style seating converted into an expansive dance floor surrounded by the building’s original columned arches so that the venue can be used an upscale events facility.
1111 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, Phone: 317-686-6010
© Gallery Forty-Two
Gallery Forty-Two is a stunning art gallery located in downtown Indianapolis’ oldest-surviving commercial building where the past and present meet to create an immersive and captivating experience. Featuring more than three thousand square feet of gallery and event space, the historic property is an ideal venue and intimate space for ceremonies and receptions and provides a truly distinctive setting and an array of guest services. Amenities include 3,500 square feet of space over two floors, a third and fourth-floor area for bridal parties, a built-in audiovisual system, an adjustable lighting system, a 12-foot drop-down projector screen, and a wireless microphone.
42 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-822-4242
, Michigan beaches
10.Indiana Landmarks Center
The Indiana Landmarks Center is a beautifully restored, Romanesque Revival-style church that offers a historical place for romantic weddings and receptions of all sizes. Located at the heart of the Indianapolis campus in the Old Northside neighborhood of Indianapolis, the Indiana Landmarks Center features a variety of well-appointed venues that can accommodate a variety of events and functions, as well as a landscaped courtyard and complimentary on-site parking. Venues on the campus range from the spectacular Grand Hall with its high ceiling, stained-glass windows, and proscenium stage to the gorgeously manicured lawn of the Morris-Butler House, which can accommodate up to 125 seated guests and 250 standing for outdoor weddings and receptions.
1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Phone: 317-639-4534 or 800-450-4534
11.Indiana Roof Ballroom
© Indiana Roof Ballroom
Located in the historic Repertory Theatre Building in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Roof Ballroom has been providing a spectacular venue for elaborate weddings and other special celebrations for the past 50 years. Initially built for ballroom dancing, the facility is one of the most elite wedding reception venues in Indianapolis today, boasting breathtaking architecture and interior design with soaring ceilings, trompe l’oeil artwork, and state-of-the-art, concert-ready audiovisual equipment.
140 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-236-1870
INDUSTRY is an industrial-chic space in downtown Indianapolis that offers a one-of-a-kind experience with an open vendor policy. Built in 1908, the building was once a machine shop for ball bearings and metal fabrication and has been transformed and restored into a spectacular venue for weddings, receptions and special events. INDUSTRY features a catering prep kitchen and a client ready room and can divide the space into two rooms for hosting up to 350 wedding guests. INDUSTRY offers a variety of guest services including a dedicated Client Concierge, tables and chairs, market lights, and complimentary wireless Internet access, while optional add-ons include full-service coordination, in-house beverage service, an open-air photo booth, and complimentary onsite parking.
545 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225, Phone: 317-520-4315
13.JPS Events at Regions Tower
Formerly known as Oasis Events - Venues & Catering, JPS Events is a breathtaking event space in the Regions Tower Rooftop Terrace and Conference Center in the heart of Indianapolis that offers a stunning venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Based in one of the tallest buildings in the city, the site is home to the only outdoor, rooftop venue is the city, which is based on the fifth floor and boasts breathtaking views of the city skyline. The Regions Tower Rooftop Terrace also provides beautiful indoor event spaces that can be easily transformed to match any décor or style and includes state-of-the-art presentation equipment for wedding slideshows or corporate event presentations.
211 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-224-9132
Laurel Hall is a historic mansion that was built in 1916 as a home for a wealthy client before being used as an all-girls school, housing development, a non-partisan government think tank, and the national headquarters for the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation and Fraternity, which it still functions as today. The beautifully restored building can be hired as a stunning venue for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, and private functions, and the exquisite six-acres of grounds surrounding the hall is ideal for outdoor weddings. The 36,000 square foot venue features intricate architectural details, breathtaking stained-glass windows, and ornate mantelpieces, and can host weddings for up to 200 guests. The building features a variety of spaces for events including a conference center, a formal dining room, a grand lobby, a solarium, and two stylish bridal suites.
5395 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226, Phone: 317-275-3390
15.Mavris Arts & Event Center
© Mavris Arts & Event Center
The Mavris Arts & Event Center is a beautiful four-level facility in downtown Indianapolis that provides a beautiful venue for romantic destination weddings. The contemporary and modern wedding event venue is set within a historic building on South East Street dating back to 1883 and was initially a terminal for the import of grocery goods, and later a plumbing warehouse. The building has been restored to its former glory and fully renovated to become an upscale event facility, which boasts several areas and spaces for intimate ceremonies and lavish receptions. Spaces within the building range from premier spaces on the first, second and third levels of the building to the beautifully manicured rooftop garden and outdoor patio which boasts breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. The Mavris Arts & Event Center can accommodate up to 300 guests for year-round indoor and outdoor events and provides a range of exclusive packages for the rental of the venue.
121 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Phone: 317-917-9999
16.Pipers at the Marriott
Pipers at the Marriott and Pipers Premier Catering is owned and operated by Executive Chef, Will Osgood, and his wife Amy, and is a premier catering and events company that caters for a variety of private functions such as weddings and other celebrations. Established in 1984, Pipers Premier Catering has grown to become the top caterers in the industry, using the historic Marriott hotel as their base for exceptional events. Renowned for their exotic culinary dishes, which include their world-renowned teacup rolls, a flair for presentation, and world-class customer service, Pipers Premier Catering leaves no stone unturned when it comes to unique catering services. In addition to providing outstanding culinary services, Pipers at the Marriott hosts four separate venue spaces for indoor and outdoor functions, such as weddings, receptions, and special events.
2130 W Southport Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46217, Phone: 317-888-7667
17.Sahm's Atrium at The Tower, Social, Bridal & Event Venue
Located within the One America Building in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Sahm’s Atrium at the Tower is a premier social and bridal event venue. Offering a more non-traditional space than other venues in the city, Sahm’s Atrium boasts creative space that can be customized to meet a variety of needs. The Atrium also offers clients a variety of guest services, ranging from catering and beverage services, an unlimited bar and spacious dance floor to lighting and audiovisual equipment, and an experienced team to take care of all the details.
1 American Sq #140, Indianapolis, IN 46282, Phone: 317-536-1305
18.Scottish Rite Cathedral
Designed by architect George F. Schreiber, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is a historic building located in downtown Indianapolis that is one of the most sought-after locations for romantic weddings and other special celebrations. Owned by the Valley of Indianapolis Scottish Rite, an affiliated body of Freemasonry, the Gothic cathedral dates back to 1929 and exudes classic and timeless beauty, with hand-carved woodwork, rich stonework and illuminating stained glass windows. The Cathedral boasts over 116,000 square feet of event space, including an elegant ballroom and a spacious Grand Hall, a state-of-the-art theater and several small meeting rooms. Food and beverage services are provided by Thomas Caterers of Distinction, along with other services such as a bridal suite for the bridal party to get ready, set-up and clean-up of the event, and lighting and sound equipment.
650 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-262-3100
© Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
Based on the 36th floor of the One America Building in the heart of Indianapolis and encompassing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding city skyline, the Skyline Club is a modern, contemporary and glamorous event venue. Ideally located in the center of the city just a few blocks from the Circle Center Monument, the Skyline Club offers several diverse and luxurious spaces for a variety of events, including the Main Dining Room for larger events of up to 300 guests in this space; the Bistro which can accommodate 100 guests for a cocktail reception or 66 for a seated dinner; and the Skyline West/East Room for smaller functions of up to 90 people. Services offered include in-house professional planners and designers, a bridal suite, lighting and sound equipment, and set-up of the venue.
1 American Square, 36th Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46282, Phone: 317-263-5000
20.The Crane Bay
© The Crane Bay
The Crane Bay is a modern, private wedding venue in Indianapolis that features an expansive, industrial banquet hall that can be rented out for special occasions and weddings. Initially built in the 1800s, this historic venue is an impressive urban space with indoor and outdoor settings that can cater for up to 1,200 people for ceremonies, receptions, and bridal showers. The remarkable space allows for both intimacy and freedom to move and features LED illuminated columns that can be changed to a designated color to match any wedding theme. An outdoor patio boasts spectacular views of the downtown Indianapolis skyline and services offered include an on-hand wedding planner, rental of audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs, a dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, and tables, catering and beverage services, and in-house bar services with bartenders.
551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, Phone: 317-423-2999
21.The Cyrus Place
Located in the heart of Lockerbie Square Historic District of Indianapolis, The Cyrus Place is a historic venue with alluring architecture and elegant accents such as a wooden, tray ceiling with crown molding. The Cyrus Place features two main spaces - a Main Hall Ballroom and the Grand Hall, which can accommodate up to 200 guests with different floor plans. Designed by German architect D.A. Bohlen in 1883, the original church building housed Lockerbie United Methodist Church and the Earth House Collective and was transformed into a beautiful full service event facility with talented event management staff in 2016.
237 N. East St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-721-4555
22.The Indianapolis Propylaeum
© Jacob Lund/stock.adobe.com
Standing on North Delaware Street location for nearly a century in Indianapolis’ Old Northside neighborhood, the Indianapolis Propylaeum is a historic wedding venue that was named for the Greek word for “gateway.” The Propylaeum features three spaces including indoor and outdoor spots with a maximum guest capacity of 175 people. Amenities at the venue include an on-site bridal suite and an on-site room to rest up for the night, as well as event items such as tables with linens and chairs with covers, a team to set-up and clear up the venue, and day-of coordination from a professional team. Services and offerings include outside vendors, a wedding cake, lighting and audio equipment, centerpieces, and a dance floor.
1410 N Delaware St #2, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Phone: 317-638-7881
The Montage is a contemporary wedding venue with an intimate essence and beautiful panoramic lake views that offers an unforgettable and magical experience. The Montage can cater for up to 400 guests and features four distinct and uniquely styled special event rooms with private patios and entrances, natural lighting and stunning water views. Services offered include on-site catering, event planning, liability insurance, a wedding cake, an engagement party, and bridal shower, and the cleanup of the venue. A professional serving team and expert operations team will make sure every detail is met with diligence, and Kahn’s Catering offers eight customizable wedding catering packages with premium selections.
8580 Allison Pointe Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: 317-577-3663
24.The Sanctuary on Penn
Located just across North Pennsylvania Street from the scenic American Legion Mall, The Sanctuary on Penn is a premier, full-service wedding venue in downtown Indianapolis. Built in 1875, the historic church building features a beautifully maintained brickwork exterior with intricate white detailing and up to stylishly appointed and gorgeously decorated interior spaces from which to choose. Areas inside The Sanctuary on Penn that are available for private functions ranging from the Main Hall, which has a huge domed ceiling, vibrant stained-glass windows, and a staging area and DJ booth for dinner and dancing receptions to the tranquil Courtyard, where intimate ceremonies can be held. The venue offers an array of exceptional services such as a bridal suite and groom's room, catering and beverage services with a specially created signature drink for the bride and groom, carriage transportation, and a custom-made wedding cake.
701 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 317-602-3264
25.Willows on Westfield
Set on 20 acres of private and wooded land on the north side of Indianapolis, the Willows on Westfield is a gorgeous, lake-front property overlooking the serene and beautiful Spirit Lake. Located directly off Westfield Boulevard, the Willows features several beautifully appointed spaces including a beautifully renovated Ballroom, the Cabin, the Lodge, the patio and the gardens, which cater for classic, chic, rustic, traditional, and contemporary themed events. Formerly known as the Riverwalk, the Willows offers catering from the exclusive caterer, Crystal Catering, along with a team of experienced staff who will take care of the entire planning process.
6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220, Phone: 317-251-2628
25 Best Indianapolis, Indiana Wedding Venues
- 1899, Photo: Kalinova Olena/stock.adobe.com
- Biltwell Event Center, Photo: Biltwell Event Center
- Black Iris Estate, Photo: Black Iris Estate
- CANAL 337, Photo: Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
- Community Life Center, Photo: Ulia Koltyrina/stock.adobe.com
- D'Amore, Events of Indianapolis, Photo: D'Amore, Events of Indianapolis
- The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Photo: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
- Fountain Square Theatre, Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
- Gallery Forty-Two, Photo: Gallery Forty-Two
- Indiana Landmarks Center, Photo: Betsy/stock.adobe.com
- Indiana Roof Ballroom, Photo: Indiana Roof Ballroom
- INDUSTRY, Photo: INDUSTRY
- JPS Events at Regions Tower, Photo: jannoon028/stock.adobe.com
- Laurel Hall, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- Mavris Arts & Event Center, Photo: Mavris Arts & Event Center
- Pipers at the Marriott, Photo: EwaStudio/stock.adobe.com
- Sahm's Atrium at The Tower, Social, Bridal & Event Venue, Photo: Halfpoint/stock.adobe.com
- Scottish Rite Cathedral, Photo: sitriel/stock.adobe.com
- Skyline Club, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- The Crane Bay, Photo: The Crane Bay
- The Cyrus Place , Photo: Alexandra/stock.adobe.com
- The Indianapolis Propylaeum, Photo: Jacob Lund/stock.adobe.com
- The Montage, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Sanctuary on Penn, Photo: dglimages/stock.adobe.com
- Willows on Westfield, Photo: OlgaKlochanko/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: chuck/stock.adobe.com