Our Favorite Outdoor Wedding Venues in Indianapolis

Outdoor weddings are some of our favorites, with fresh air and seasonal foliage as you walk down the aisle. From beautiful gardens to lakefront views, these are some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in Indianapolis for your big day.

The Willows

“Quietly tucked away on the serene and beautiful Spirit Lake”, The Willows has two beautiful garden venues perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony. Their newly designed Terrace Garden is full of fresh air, seasonal flowers blooming all around you and a picture-perfect gazebo to say your “I do’s”. The Lakefront Garden is one of Indianapolis’ most popular outdoor venues with beautiful views of Spirit Lake surrounded by fresh gardens as your wedding backdrop. 

Indianapolis Art Center

Next on our list of outdoor wedding venues in indianapolis is a one of a kind location. The Indianapolis Art Center is a truly unique venue, with award-winning art exhibitions and architecture. First founded in 1934 during the Great Depression as a way to serve artists, the art center is now home to art classes, camps, exhibits and more. Their peak season runs from April through October and you may choose from reception or ceremony only – or both! Their packages include chairs, tables, audio, security and set up and tear down. The art center also has their own list of preferred caterers to help make your planning a bit easier.

Laurel Hall

While Laurel Hall has played an important part in Indianapolis’ history, it’s also one of Indiana’s best kept secrets. Sitting on six acres, the hall is located on top of a hill and is available for a variety of special events including weddings. Much of the property is surrounded by trees so you’ll have privacy on your special day, along with yard games, dining al fresco, a terrace and more. Dates fill up quickly at Laurel Hall and they recommend booking 12-15 months in advance if you have a specific date in mind.

Indianapolis Zoo

Give yourself and your guests a wedding to remember and say “I do” at the zoo! The Indianapolis Zoo has a variety of memorable venues to choose from including their Efroymson Wedding Garden and Hulman Riverhouse for up to 160 guests with a wall of windows for the best skyline views. You can also celebrate with the dolphins and choose their St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery where your group will receive private access to the underwater dolphin viewing dome. The Indianapolis Zoo also hosts environmentally friendly events with green practices such as sustainable operations, green energy and more. 

What are some of your favorite outdoor wedding venues in Indianapolis? Do you have a “dream venue” in mind for your special day? Let us know in the comments! As always, we are happy to help you make your wedding day dreams come true. Contact us today to find out how we can help!

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