Like any other city, some couples may consider Indianapolis great for a wedding while others might feel the opposite. Whether or not it is a good city for a wedding is a matter of couples’ preferences.
One argument for having a wedding in Indianapolis is that there are plenty of possible venues to choose from. Many couples getting married in this city have chosen Laurel Hall for their wedding. It hosts weddings on a regular basis thanks to features such as its hardwood paneled lobby, impressively decorated tall ceilings and a grand staircase that many brides can’t resist descending as they walk towards their groom.
There are several rooms within Laurel Hall where a couple can hold their wedding. It is an ideal location for a cozy winter wedding thanks to its carved fireplaces. Couples also have the option of getting married in the hall’s chapel. Designed to resemble a small church in a typical town, it provides the ideal ambience for many couples’ weddings.
Outdoor weddings can also be accommodated at Laurel Hall. There are several locations on the grounds of the hall where couples can have a private wedding limited to only their guests and wedding party. Weddings held at this venue are limited to 200 or fewer guests. Whether couples have their ceremony indoors or outdoors the venue will accommodate their reception in rooms with wooden floors made of teak, mahogany and walnut; this is very conducive to making the dance floor comfortable for everyone. The venue’s outdoor terrace is a perfect location for couples to take in a view of the lit fountains and other sights to see on the grounds of Laurel Hall. The venue even has an onsite caterer so that couples can easily create a dining plan for their reception.
The Scottish Rite Cathedral is an Indianapolis wedding venue highly recommended by wedding vendors in the area. Being in Downtown Indianapolis it is a great venue for a fancy wedding. Couples can plan a large or small wedding at this venue. Spaces that can be used for cocktail hours, ceremonies and receptions include the South Lounge, the Grand Hall and the Ballroom. The Ballroom can accommodate as many as 350 people for a seated wedding reception while the smaller South Lounge holds a maximum of 200 people for a seated wedding reception. The Grand Hall can seat as many as 500 guests while the venue’s theater can accommodate seated wedding receptions with as many as 100 guests. Both halls have access to an outdoor area for things like a garden social hour or if you want your guests to use wedding sparklers as part of the celebration. Couples that wish to keep their big day small and intimate can use the Tiler’s Room for a seated wedding reception with 50 guests in attendance. The Cathedral works exclusively with Thomas Caterers of Distinction to provide dishes for each couple’s wedding reception.
These two venues make Indianapolis an excellent city to hold a wedding in. Though there are other venues, not all of them offer the accommodations and delicious cuisine that the above venues can provide couples.