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9 Indianapolis Wedding Venues I’d Love to Photograph

My Indianapolis Wedding Venues Bucket List

The Indianapolis area is full of so many beautiful wedding venues available for brides and grooms to celebrate their wedding day. I love to travel and the experience of photographing in a venue I’ve never been! Indianapolis has such a wide range, from urban to rustic, within its metro area. For today’s post, I wanted to share with you my top 10 wedding locations in and around Indianapolis I’ve been admiring and would love the opportunity to photograph at soon!

Laurel Hall

Laurel Hall is a beautiful old mansion that holds weddings for 200 people or less and is an ideal location to have both your ceremony and reception. The mansion is full of character and stunning details, most notably its lovely hardwood floors. It has an array of beautifully sculpted gardens with an abundance of flowers and greenery. You really can’t go wrong with this stunning venue!

 Canal 337

Canal 337 is located on the central canal in downtown Indianapolis. It is an industrial, urban-chic venue consisting of two floors with picturesque skyline views. There are several outdoor terraces that sit right above the canal that I imagine I could capture some stunning bride and groom portraits on!

Lucas Estate

Oh. My. Goodness. This place is stunning! Located in Carmel, Indiana, this one may be the favorite from this list. This property’s amazing architecture and gorgeous estate is reminiscent of a French Country Manor, with amazing brickwork and French-style gardens dripping in elegance. What an amazing location to be married in!

Mustard Seed Gardens

This gorgeous escape is nestled in the heart of Noblesville, Indiana with a rich history dating back to the mid-1800s. Originally a property deeded to George Metsker by President Andrew Jackson, the “Olde Barn” and event areas still incorporates picturesque landscapes and old world charm but with modern conveniences. I’m dying to capture some stunning bride and groom portraits in both the original Metsker House and the rolling hillsides!

The Sycamore at Mallow Run Winery

This gorgeous venue is located in Bargersville, Indiana, just 20 minutes south of downtown. A more secluded location, it is a rustic, yet elegant spot surrounded by amazing natural elements and vineyards. How could you go wrong having your special day at a vineyard?!

Black Iris Estate

Another stunning estate located in Carmel, Indiana on 13 acres. Originally the Oak Hill Manor, the site has undergone a complete revitalization. Having been to Oak Hill for some business functions, I would love to shoot a wedding here to see all the amazing changes in person!

Indianapolis Zoo

Our family absolutely loves the Indianapolis Zoo!! What a fun space to have a wedding! I mean, you can have your reception with the dolphins!! WHAT?! It’s gorgeous gardens and the Hilbert Conservatory combine to make this a truly unique and spectacular experience.

The Barn at Bay Horse Inn

This beautiful venue is located in Greenwood, Indiana and boasts a barn, an Inn, a stable, and saloon. Located on 35 acres, its Event Barn is situated deep in the trees for a country chic and natural feel. They’ll even let you take photographs with their horses! It is open year round has several facilities so that brides and grooms have the flexibility for their day no matter what mother nature decides.

Mavris Arts & Event Center

The Mavris Arts & Event Center is located in downtown Indianapolis and affords a spectacular view of the city skyline. It offers 3 floors of event space, including a rooftop patio and outdoor garden. Amazing hardwood floors, beams and exposed brick give it an industrial, yet warm feel designed for a unique and memorable experience.


Are you a bride and groom planning your celebration and getting married at one of these locations in 2019 or 2020? I would LOVE to chat with you more!

 Much love,



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  1. Nicole

    March 17th, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I love Laural Hall!!! I photographed a styled shoot there and dream of getting to capture an actual wedding day. Love your recommendations and a great resource for brides to be!