Post # 1
I am having trouble finding reception venues in Indianapolis that allow you to have your own caterer. I have found that most of the catering “offered” by venues are extremely high priced. I don’t know about other people but having food you love should not cost the same as a down payment on a house! I am completely worn out trying to find venues. at this point, I’m rethinking having a reception…Ok, maybe I just need a break from the planning.
Here is what I have so far:
My uncles want to cater my wedding…one will make desserts and my cake (we call him Emeril La Dan ze haha) and the other will make all of the food (his wife and six kids would help lol).
My cousin Hope is my photographer and my cousin Brian is my DJ…I am saving alot of money so far…
I don’t mind paying a facility for somethings like cash bar service, set up, tear down, etc. but I just can not spend 69.95 per person for a “buffet” dinnerX 130+ people AAHHHH!!!
Post # 3
Are you having a religious ceremony–i.e. Catholic, Jewish, etc? Are you opposed to finding a venue with a local college campus (like IUPUI or Butler)? Have you looked into the Mansion at Oak Hill or the Coxhall Gardens?
Post # 4
i prefer the southside of indianapolis, but anywhere around indianapolis is exceptable…
Post # 5
Have you thought about a museum?
Post # 7
So I suffered from the same problem – it was a major issue. I have found a few places – but most were art galleries, they tend to let allow all outside vendors – the only exception I found is Nancy Noel’s gallery in Zionsville. You can use the Indyarts.org website to find most indianapolis area galleries. One that we liked a lot is the ArtBox gallery – they have two locations . We also looked at the Harrison center. Historical sites generally let you bring in your own vendors – places like the Benjamin Harrison home, but it would have to be an outdoor wedding. I also noticed that the Brick Street Inn in Zionsville is scheduled to re-open and if they don’t have food/beverage on site, they may be willing to let you bring someone in for your wedding. Oh, and if you’re looking for something more rustic – there is Stoney Creek Farm in Noblesville, IN. I have more, but some of them are south of Indianapolis… Sorry for the long list, we’ve been searching for the ‘right’ venue for a year!!!!
Post # 8
we are getting married at the harrison center for the arts in april of this year. they were the most flexible place we could find as far as catering/bar allowances. plus their prices are super reasonable and include use of the room for the whole day. have you been to look at the facility? they have several spaces which can be rented and seem pretty flexible to work with so far. i guess i’ll know more after april.