Post # 1
Help Bees! I am having a very hard time finding a place for my ceremony and reception. I live in a small town in Indiana about an hour away from Kokomo, Valpo, Lafayette, South Bend, and Merrillville. I am two hours from Ft Wayne and Indianapolis. Does anyone have any ideas for anything in between these locations? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Indiana brides on here and the posts that I did find are mostly for southern Indiana. I am willing to travel an hour away but I dont really think I should ask my guests to travel any further than that. Does anyone have any ideas? I want to get the location picked so I can start working on the STD’s, programs, and invitations.
Post # 3
What kind of a venue do you have in mind? How many guests are you having? I got married in South Bend, and visited quite a few sites there. We had our reception at the Beiger Mansion Inn, a restored Victorian mansion in Mishawaka (but it only fits about 100 guests). We also looked at Palais Royale, which is a beautiful old dance hall, and a few of the hotel ballrooms and country clubs. I know they do outdoor ceremonies at the Studebaker mansion museum. For a more “fun” reception, the Studebaker Museum also has a reception space inside the part of the museum where all of the old cars are. Another option that would be a bit closer to you is the Spohn Ballroom in Goshen; I’ve seen some really pretty weddings online there.
One thing I found helped me when picking a location was looking at different photographers’ blogs and websites in the area.
Post # 4
The Lahr Atrium in Lafayette is gorgeous, but yeah, it depends on what you’re looking for. Your specifics will greatly change your options for a fitting venue. Booking ours was quite a relief, good luck!
Post # 5
@missysb: Have you found something yet? I live in SB and literally visited every venue within 45 minutes… so if you have a good idea of the type of venue you are looking for and the size of the reception, I would be more than happy to give you some suggestions.