While Hoosier weather this time of year might be laughable – one
second you’re ready for margaritas at the pool, the next you’re building
an igloo – it’s never too early to begin planning an outdoor wedding at
an Indianapolis outdoor venue. Central Indiana offers a variety
of locations for that ideal backdrop: From idyllic gardens in the
suburbs to serene settings by the Central Canal Downtown, the outdoors
can define the scene of your fairy tale wedding. We’ve got a few venues
worth checking out… Just don’t forget your umbrella.
THE CANAL TRIO
Location: Downtown Indy | 500 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
A bastion of Native American and Western art, wedding guests can muse
at the Eiteljorg building's rustic architecture inspired by the
Southwest's winding canyons and pueblos, or gaze out on the placid
Central Canal and sparkling skyline.
Location: Downtown Indy | 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis
Be swept up under the stars in the Stardust Terrace Cafe indoors, or
enjoy the real sky's reflection in the water of the Central Canal on the
Kruse Family Stardust Terrace. Guests can also glide to Eli Lilly Hall,
where they will feel like royalty amid imported Italian marble floors
and walnut columns, or enjoy the clear, panoramic view of the downtown
skyline from the fourth-floor's Gibson Board Room. More intimate spaces
are also available throughout the History Center.
Location: Downtown Indy | 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
Talk about dressed to impress: The Governor O'Bannon Great Hall
features a 100-foot high ceiling and a 55-foot tall Indiana Obelisk– and a great view of the canal. Guests can saunter on Ball Family Terrace and sing along to the steam clock.
LIONS AND TIGER LILLIES, OH MY!
Location: Downtown Indy | 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
its sprawling lawn and flower-packed pergola, the Efroymson Wedding
Garden oozes beauty. Or check out the Party Pavilion at the Zoo for a
Location: Midtown Indy | 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis
urban legend, part reality, Holcomb Gardens has had an on again, off
again relationship with outside rentals and campus activities. The
space is formally available for rent again, but must be coordinated
carefully with Butler Bulldog staffers. A great "top secret" spot in
Location: Far Westside | 6259 E. County Road 91 N, Avon
The definition of serenity: Guests can stroll five acres of impeccably
landscaped gardens dotted with up to 500 candles illuminating
Location: Far Westside | Private Residence in Plainfield
Setting: For a down on the farm feel, host your wedding at a real working farm,
where guests can sit on burlap-covered straw bales and linger over
dinner in the nut grown beneath trees bedecked with lights.
Location: Far Northside | 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville
An elliptical deck and patio are nestled between the facility's garden,
lawn and pastures, providing a relaxing setting. Not your thinking?
Check out the rustic Red Barn.
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