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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

Indianapolis, IN View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
8 reviews
Up to 125 guests

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Up to 125 guests

Rick's Cafe Boatyard is a waterfront wedding venue located just 20 minutes from Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. With its stunning banquet facility, Rick's offers views of the Eagle Creek Reservoir, providing couples with a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for their wedding events.

Facilities and Capacity

Rick's Cafe Boatyard offers four event spaces, both indoors and outdoors, in which couples may host their event. The Imperial Room can accommodate up to 125 guests and features a bar, dance floor, and a private cocktail terrace that offers picturesque sunset views. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the function room with natural light and treat every attendee to unforgettable views of the surrounding glittering waters. Couples looking to add on a ceremony location can make use of the gazebo located just a few feet away from the reservoir and pond. Cabaret-style ceremonies can also take place in the Imperial Room if the weather changes or if you would prefer an indoor ceremony.

Services Offered

Rick's Boatyard Cafe is a full-service event venue, offering clients unique views with a casual and friendly atmosphere. The in-house culinary team will prepare your hors d'oeuvres and entrees to perfection, providing you with an unforgettable experience. Menus can be customized to ensure that your favorite meals are served on your wedding day. The bartending team will serve delicious drinks throughout the duration of your event from a cash or open bar. The venue's event team will also provide set-up and clean-up services, alleviating much of the stress of preparing for your day.

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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?

$250

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

$250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

125

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Marina
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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    Michael E. Married on 10/23/2022
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    July 16 Wedding at the Beer Garden

    We have been at Rick's Boatyard Cafe several times, having our wedding celebration was the only choice. Savannah was very helpful during the whole planning. Highly recommend both Rick's and especially Savannah.
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    Chris .. Married on 09/17/2022
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    Small wedding and reception.

    Everything was great. Event coordinator was supremely helpful. We had the Imperial room and the gazebo, overall venue is amazing. Food was great and the bartenders were super energetic. You could manage a small wedding for less than what we paid but we opted for some fancy entrees and extra in the menu. Would very much recommend for a venue or just lunch.
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4050 Dandy Trail Indianapolis, IN, 46254
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Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 22:00 Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 22:00 Sun: 10:00 - 22:00
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Rick's Cafe Boatyard frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Rick's Cafe Boatyard?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Rick's Cafe Boatyard, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Rick's Cafe Boatyard, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Rick's Cafe Boatyard includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Rick's Cafe Boatyard in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Rick's Cafe Boatyard for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Rick's Cafe Boatyard for wedding events?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Rick's Cafe Boatyard offer?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Rick's Cafe Boatyard offer for wedding events?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Rick's Cafe Boatyard have available for wedding events?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Rick's Cafe Boatyard and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Rick's Cafe Boatyard is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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