welcome to the AMP blog! I'm Ali, a wedding photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Here, I'll be sharing love stories, adventures with my amazing husband and a little bit about what life looks like when you follow your dreams!
From cool industrial vibes to romantic sun soaked solariums, Indianapolis has a wedding venue for everyone. If you’re searching for the perfect place to say “I do” this list is for you! I’m excited to share (in no particular order) some of my favorite Indianapolis wedding venues with you. Who knows, maybe your dream venue is on this list!
In time, I’m sure this list will grow as I photograph new weddings across the city, but for now – here are a few that I personally love most!
First of all, Laurel Hall is pretty much a castle. It’s hidden at the end of a winding drive in a gated community and it really is a hidden gem in Indianapolis. Laurel Hall has it all – an impressive staircase with stained glass, a stunning bridal suite fit for royalty and a beautiful terrace that was made for fabulous cocktail hours. But my favorite part of Laurel Hall? The solarium! Bathed in natural light, packed full of beautiful windows and lush plants – this room is a stand out and perfect for bridal portraits.
This is another hidden gem in Indy. The Atrium at the heart of the building will take your breath away. Natural light pours through the glass ceiling which totally eliminates any need to find a rain back up for your big day. Awesome! But if you do wish to have your wedding portraits done on Monument Circle or any other beautiful place in Indianapolis, Pipers at the Marott is just a short drive away.
Coxhall Gardens is truly epic. A well manicured walkway leads to a stunning amphitheater with tiered seating for your guests. A fountain trickles down the center leading your eyes to a beautiful gazebo that is perfect for wedding ceremonies. Mature trees and a pond line the rest of the gardens and The Ritz Charles provides a spacious tent for your reception.
JPS is an incredible wedding venue. Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, JPS is the perfect place to have a party in the city! Their outdoor deck offers incredible views of Indianapolis skyline and inside the entire space is lined with windows to take the view in from your seat at dinner. The JPS team goes above and beyond and provide an incredible experience for each couple and their guests!
The Columbia Club is right on Monument Circle and weddings take place on various floors of the large, beautiful and well kept building. From a sun soaked ceremony to dancing the night away in a stunning 10th floor ballroom with a truly magnificent view of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument – this is one venue you don’t want to miss!
The Biltwell is a super unique venue on the south west side of downtown Indianapolis. Filled with massive windows, a large wooden staircase and even a freight elevator this venue sets itself apart. Offering several different spaces to accomodate your vision, the team at the Biltwell really has thought everything through. My personal favorite spots in this venue are the sun soaked decks and the safe in the Overlook space.
Pretty much everyone around here knows about the Indianapolis Zoo, but not everyone knows that you can have your wedding there! There are lots of places to say “I do” at the zoo, but I really love The Hilbert Conservatory. Not only will its beauty make your jaw drop, but you will also have one of the best views of the Indianapolis skyline. This really is a special place!
About the author: Alison is an Indianapolis based wedding photographer who loves working with joyful couples, celebrating timeless love and helping other small businesses grow.