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So, you’re engaged and you are ready to plan a small, intimate wedding?! Look no further! We are about to dish out the best kept secrets of all of the small wedding venues in Indiana that are perfect for an intimate wedding! We know that so many couples are craving the intimate feel for their wedding day, and we love when couples choose to do this! Especially because the smaller the crowd, the more about the couple the wedding truly is! So, here are the best small wedding venues in Indiana!
First up are Airbnbs! Depending on the size of your guest list, airbnbs can be perfect for the intimate feeling you crave! There are so many beautiful airbnbs in Indiana to choose from. We have listed a few on our Midwest Airbnbs For Elopement Blog Also be sure to check out the Midwest Airbnb blog for all of the right questions to ask and to learn how to plan an Airbnb Wedding!
Enveloped in the amazingness that is this old-world mansion, your special day will easily become a longstanding and fond memory for the whole family! Like come on…. with a view like this?! The Fowler House staff will take all the stress and strain out of this joyful, but busy, occasion. With the finest wedding caterers in town and a day of wedding coordinator at your disposal, AND most amenities provided in house, the only time you’ll need to lift a finger is when putting on that gorgeous ring at last!
Looking to get away from the city and still be close to everything?? This is your place. Excellent food, great lodging, and wonderful nights sleep, and relaxing yoga can be found at The Prairie Guest House. This is a farm-like setting located on 2 acres in Hamilton County Indiana with beautiful gardens, large native Indiana trees, and their very own barn. This sugar-sweet location will take you back to a simpler time with it’s mid 1800’s gothic farmhouse equipped with large guest rooms that each have their own bath facilities + great common areas to relax.
The John and Catherine Christian House, more commonly known as the SAMARA house is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in the entire United States. You can marry right outside the house and use the grounds as the perfect backdrop for all of your beautiful portraits! SAMARA is located close to Interstate 65 in West Lafayette, Indiana. It’s about halfway between Chicago and Columbus! We photographed our first elopement at the SAMARA house recently, check out there photos HERE!
One of our favorite Indianapolis Venues is the perfect mix of industrial meets intimate feel. The Ivory Foundry is located in Indianapolis and is a perfect inclusive venue for all couples (including LGBTQ+ couples). They can seat up to 150+ but it truly feels like an intimate space. This space was created with couples in mind as the venue owners started out (and still are) photographers. We appreciate all the little details plus the beautiful light this place offers!
Dreaming of an intimate garden wedding? Look no further! The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens are what elopement dreams are made of. This charming Greek Revival style home is the perfect setting. In the winter they can fit less than 60 guests in the historic house but in the garden they can accommodate your perfect guest list. A garden event here can cost about $2,500 and that will include access to the home and gardens for 6 hours for Sunday-Thursday (ceremony only).
This one. This is THE ONE! The Balmoral House provides a unique venue for any celebration. It includes a variety of spaces throughout the house and grounds; their skilled team is willing to work with you and all of your marvelous ideas to design a plan to meet your event needs! AHH! SO EXCITING. Each space has its own personality and can accommodate groups from 15-150 with ease.
This has easily become one of our favorite intimate wedding spots. After shooting two elopements here we can easily say this is one of the best elopement spots in Indiana. Who would have known there was such a cute Yurt located in Crawfordsville?! Rent the yurt, set up a cute little ceremony in the woods on the property, and adventure to Turkey Run or Shades State park for your photos! We will let you see just why this is our favorites, just click here to see Katie & Jess’ elopement or Josie & Joe’s elopement at The Queen & I BNB and Yurt!
If you love the idea of a backyard garden wedding but don’t have the place to have it, you are going to love the Indy Hostel! This venue is perfect for outdoor events and they even have a cute little stage for your ceremony! Indy Hostel was built in the 1920’s and they have the perfect getting ready rooms for all! They can accomodate up to 150 guests in their backyard setting plus you can even rent the hostel out and sleep up to 40! Imagine having any vendors you prefer and creating one of the most special wedding days, Indy Hostel is truly a perfect venue!
At Treetop Retreat you can truly enjoy all the beauty that Brown County has to offer. At the Treetop Retreat you are able to truly enjoy a little slice of unspoiled, beautiful nature! This eco-friendly Brown County, Indiana wedding venue is designed to bring, families, friends and lovers together in an intimate and beautiful setting. With room for 2 to 60 people, this spot is excellent for elopements. 😉
Looking for a barn wedding or elopement? Listen up! Stauffer Farms is a seasonal family-owned and operated business that has a spring/summer greenhouse, fall harvest including mums, pumpkins and gourds and fresh-cut Christmas trees for the holiday season! Can it really get much better than that?! The barn can be rented out for all your wedding/party/elopement needs 🙂
Are you a couple of book worms?! CHECK. THIS. OUT. A wedding in a library! Central Library in Indy that is. Whether you are planning a wedding for 4 or 450 guests, this epic landmark building that happens to be located in the heart of Indianapolis is for you! It proudly encourages the use of its most beautiful spaces, both indoor and outdoor, for only the most memorable weddings and receptions! SO WHAT DO YOU SAY? Does this sound picture perfect for your once-in-a-lifetime day?!
The Abe Martin Lodge is nestled in the picturesque hills of Indiana’s largest state park. This hidden gem is located just outside Nashville, Indiana and is located within the 16,000 acre Brown County State Park. Here you can EVEN visit some of Indiana’s most beautiful landscapes by foot, horse or car. HOW AWESOME DOES THAT SOUND Y’ALL? Not only all of this goodness mentioned above, but you can’t forget to check out the town of Nashville with all of its arts and crafts shopping + local wineries!
Calm down you wedding planning animals! Hahaha enough with the sad animal/zoo puns… we have quite the venue for you. Get married in front of a couple of lions, tigers, or maybe bears at The Indianapolis Zoo! Experience their gorgeous gardens, breathtaking views, and a choice of memorable venues as the backdrop for your wedding related events… this could include your wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners – all of the above! There’s an added bonus too, you can incorporate an animal encounter for a select group of your favorite people AND by staging your wedding at the Indianapolis Zoo you are helping to support their animal conservation mission. SWEEEEEET!
Another barn looking to call your sweet wedding and celebration home! 🙂 Buckley Homestead is around 575 acres large and is a living history farm that has been in the care of Lake County Parks since 1983! AMAZING, right?! There are live animals throughout the park and property, an old fashioned school house, and the 100+ year-old Buckley Barn earns the entire homestead a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Is this location calling your name???
At the iconic Governor Frank & Judy O’Bannon Great Hall, your big day will be right along the canal flowing right outside and with the breathtaking architecture indoors?! This is the ideal space for your memorable event! This great hall has a jaw dropping, soaring 100-foot ceiling and spectacular views of the Canal and Military Park. You will have access to their professional event planners who will provide you with the expertise and customer service you need to ensure that your event runs smoothly 🙂 How awesome is that!!
Another beautiful garden house to add to our list. With thousands of daffodils planted on the property, it truly is a perfect spring wedding location! It was built in 1873, on a wooded lot. It’s a charming example of Second Empire architecture! The Benton House is a 10-room brick house and a nonprofit organization. I can just imagine a few chairs set up right in the front of the house with a small reception in the gardens.
Picture this, a carriage house fit for an intimate elopement. The historic carriage house at the Indianapolis Propylaeum is the perfect setting for a Christmas themed elopement. The historic charm, grand staircases, and beautiful property of a historic mansion (that is just minutes from Downtown Indy) can be the perfect small wedding venue for you and your future spouse. The best part is, you can even stay the night before or after your wedding!
The Foxhole at Hotel Tango is the perfect spot for a small wedding! Think rustic chic meets industrial warehouse. Starting at $2500, it can seat up to 96 guests but we feel it is perfect for the 30 ish or less guest list. Picture this, a brick fireplace, guests sipping on craft cocktails as they await your candle lit ceremony… yep pretty dreamy!
Alright, what is better than celebrating your wedding day with wine straight from the place you’re partying at? I’m not sure anything gets better! Reserve this hell of a winery for your event today! Water Tower Estates Winery is the perfect location for weddings in the 1500 square foot barn, newly renovated for your big day! All wedding reservations come with, tables, linens, and chairs. Plus, our relatives own this beautiful spot! For that reason, I guess you could say this is one of our top small wedding venues in Indiana!
Located in the heart of downtown Greenwood, this charming home is the perfect setting for small weddings and intimate elopements! With multiple micro wedding packages it is easy to find one to fit your needs. The Folktale Greenwood consists of a vintage home sitting on 2 acres, beautiful trees and more!
This is for anyone on the search for a classy, sleek, and gorgeous wedding venue. Coxhall Gardens is a unique and fascinating park, waiting to be discovered. This modern, 125-acre park includes the elegant Centerpiece, twin 90-feet bell towers, a recreation lake, and Children’s Garden, which features village stores, echo walls, peek-a-boo hills, a sun dial, and Tiki huts. AH! SO MUCH GOODNESS!
Alright, if you’re from Indiana, you surely know allllll about this particular top choice of ours 😉 This is a full package deal… A beautiful space doubling as a wedding venue and an event space. Fair Oaks unique spaces include both indoor and outdoor opportunities… In addition, they are also there to make any accommodations for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and more! Enjoy your special day with up to 200 guests at Fair Oaks Farms. Multiple wedding packages are available as well as custom menus. Dance floor setup & cake cutting fees are included in all packages. As well décor and linen packages are also made to be available. LASTLY, they have a hotel with bridal sweets right on the farm grounds. *Chefs Kiss* You can check out an entire wedding blog from this venue, HERE!
You’re going to want to hear about this one…. Laurel Hall combines beauty and character to create a perfect venue for any occasion… most importantly, YOUR WEDDING! 😉 Laurel Hall has been a part of Indiana’s historical landscape since 1916! “With a value on the overall experience, Laurel Hall aims to provide our guests and their vendors with ample time to bring their event dreams to life. Our packages are designed to include time for our clients and their guest list to relax and enjoy their next great event.” And that’s a quote straight from the professionals themselves, folks!
Did you and your love meet at Butler? Maybe you just love the school? OR MAYBE you’re just looking for some place special to say “I DO!” Whatever it is you’re looking for, Holcomb Gardens has got it. Located on the near northside of Indianapolis in the heart of Butler University’s campus, the gardens encompass twenty acres of hillside overlooking a small manmade lake and the historic Indianapolis Central Canal. The grounds contain a lake, waterfalls, garden house, gazebo, the poets’ corner (a niche of stone benches inscribed with quotations by famous poets), and the philosophers’ bench (a similar area with philosophers’ quotations). Yup. Pretty cool place. Which makes this one of our favorite small wedding venues in Indiana!
This Indiana bed and breakfast is the town of Logansport’s most elegant mini boutique hotel. Looking for an adventure outside of your wedding day/stay at the Inntiquity? Their accommodations are just a short drive from Indiana Beach, France Park and Purdue University, and Delphi Wabash Erie Canal Park. Inntiquity’s family-owned, whirlpool-suite B&B sits on 23 acres with ponds, meadows, gardens with a gazebo, and wildlife. Staying at this boutique hotel is a unique Logansport experience.
This place is SERIOUSLY spectacular. Embers Venue began in 2013 as a warehouse turned into an event space… After years of wedding receptions, reunions, baby/bridal showers, concerts, corporate events, and other private gatherings, they expanded the space and created the STATION! The station is a wood fired, brick oven bistro eatery and craft bar that features local flavors and tastes. It is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday 11am to 9pm and Friday/Saturday 11am to 10pm. YUM!
This little spot is located 11 miles out South River Road from the State Street and River Road intersection in West Lafayette. The 200 mostly wooded acres of Ross Camp are the adjoining property to the west of Ross Hills Park. Located on the property are an A Frame lodge available to you for a reception, a chapel for the wedding, and dinning hall. Everything you might need! 😉
You can truly set up an intimate wedding almost anywhere! You just have to make sure it’s allowed first! Local parks are super budget friendly and can offer gorgeous backdrops for your small wedding! Many times photographers and event planners can see the potential of a park just by walking through it! Check out your local parks and see if they would be a perfect small wedding venues in indiana!
“Lafayette’s premier venue will change the way you think about booking parties, weddings and social events” is what Rat Pak Venue has to say. Featuring over 3,000 square feet of space with two rooms including a ballroom and a lounge, no event is too big or too small here!!! This location can 200+ guests or accommodate intimate engagements 🙂 New premium flooring and fresh paint to compliment their beautiful exposed brick walls were recently added. Located in Downtown Lafayette, The Rat Pak Venue is well-equipped with nearby parking and is a short walk from Downtown Lafayette’s many local businesses and attractions.
Alright, here us out on this one! Backyard weddings are some of the most fun weddings we have ever been to. You can truly make your backyard look super weddingesque with just a few little items! Plus, rental cost of your backyard…FREE! Alex and Andrea had an intimate backyard wedding in their relatives backyard and it was perfect! Completed with a tented reception, it was truly a night to remember. This is one of our favorite options for small wedding venues in Indiana!
Serenity offers a unique dining experience for the fine people of the Zionsville, IN area, but it would also make the most adorable small wedding location. The historic restaurant offers delicious brunch, lunch and dinner, and a selection of unique English teas to go with it. Furthermore guests can enjoy the homey atmosphere of our historic building with the company of friends and family whenever they pay a visit (or get married *wink wink*). They are open to host a wide variety of special events including: mystery dinners, weddings, baby and bridal showers. “No matter what the reason for your visit, you’ll find that Serenity is more than just a name, it’s a way of life!”
OKAY! Summing it up, now that you guys have all of that information about small wedding venues in indiana… now what to do with it?! It’s time to sit down with your significant other and go through our small wedding venues in Indiana top picks… and take your time! Remember that this is one of the bigger decisions for your even BIGGER day 😉
Looking for more small wedding venues in Indiana options?! OH, do we have more. Click HERE to read about our favorite Midwest Airbnb Wedding Venues ANDDDD we even tell you How To Host an Airbnb Wedding! Finally we are so so happy to help you along with your wedding day plans and we hope you found this helpful 🙂
If you are ready to start planning your small wedding, reach out to us today! We can’t wait to help you plan your day!
Thanks for readin’ along y’all,
Sam + Bryt