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Indiana History Center

Indianapolis, IN View map Visit website

About

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is an event venue located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The venue’s classic decor and various rental spaces make it an ideal setting for engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

The Indiana History Center’s elegant Eli Lilly Hall features a four-story vaulted ceiling, walnut columns, imported Italian marble floors, and a grand staircase. A second-floor mezzanine is also included here to add more floor space. Eli Lilly Hall accommodates 300 guests or 250 guests with the addition of a dance floor. The Stardust Terrace Café has a twinkling ceiling that will delight you and your guests, as it offers the illusion of dining under the stars. It includes seating for up to 125 guests and opens onto the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace. This outdoor terrace has seating for 200 guests and standing room for 400. Its location along the downtown Canal Walk provides a scenic and relaxed atmosphere for all attendees. For more intimate weddings, couples may enjoy the Mary O’Brien Gibson Boardroom, located on the fourth floor of the venue. This room has scenic views of downtown and White River State Park, and it seats 56 people, with room for 100 standing.

Services Offered

The Indiana History Center provides venue rental for weddings and other special events. Couples will appreciate the venue’s helpful team dedicated to making sure their big day is as stress free as possible. When you book your wedding at the Indiana History Center, you’ll also have access to the following services and items:

  • Audio equipment
  • Free 135-space parking lot
  • Getting ready rooms
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi



Other Services

As part of the Indiana Historical Society, this venue offers plenty of activities for you and your guests to explore Indiana’s history and culture. Through various exhibits, you can experience historic photographs being brought to life, take a virtual journey in time, or enjoy the music of Cole Porter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,700

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

12 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Kay Married on 05/17/2014
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    What a beautiful place to have a wedding! The venue speaks for itself with its lovely architecture , the canal, and the breathtaking clock themed ceiling. All of our guests commented to us that it was a perfectly gorgeous site!
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    Nicholas Married on 03/01/2012
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    Amazing venue! Everything was very elegant and beautiful!
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    Andrea Married on 10/06/2007
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    My husband and I could not have picked a better location to have our ceremony and reception. This place is so beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We recieved many compliments from guests about how elegant this place is.

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Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN, 46298
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Indiana History Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Indiana History Center?

Indiana History Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up

What are the most important characteristics of Indiana History Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Indiana History Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Indiana History Center for wedding events?

Indiana History Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Indiana History Center offer?

Indiana History Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Indiana History Center offer for wedding events?

Indiana History Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Indiana History Center have available for wedding events?

Indiana History Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Indiana History Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Indiana History Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in average response time.

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