The Crane Bay

551 W. Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Crane Bay

The Crane Bay is a venue located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Couples may host their modern, private wedding events at this stunning venue’s expansive, industrial banquet hall. Originally built in the 1800s, this venue was rented out and decorated by the Rolling Stones Magazine Super Bowl XLVI Party. Couples and guests will enjoy such an impressive urban space with indoor and outdoor settings.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples have the freedom of inviting almost everyone they know for their wedding! The Crane Bay can hold up to 1,200 people for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Grand and smaller wedding gatherings will enjoy the unconfining open space of this banquet hall that allows for both intimacy and freedom to move. Couples and guests will truly enjoy such an impressive space that allows you to decorate it with your personal expression. LED illuminated columns may change to your designated color to match your wedding theme. The outdoor patio is also a wonderful option that offers couples views of the stunning downtown Indianapolis skyline as a fantastic backdrop.

Services Offered
Staff at the Crane Bay promise to be professional, courteous, and reliable. They offer many services to help your event run smoothly, including an on-hand wedding planner who will help with coordination and also event rentals for items such as audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs, a dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, and tables. They also offer in-house bar services, which includes bartenders, a cash or open bar, a champagne toast, house beer, wine, and liquor, premium liquor, and a signature drink. The Crane Bay offers also offer the following services:

  • Cake
  • Clean up
  • Lighting/sound
  • Set up
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
Crystal Catering will provide food for your wedding events at The Crane Bay. They offer various serving styles, including plated, buffet, hors d’oeuvres and dessert stations. Couples will work with award-winning chefs to create a customized menu tailored to their taste. Some mouthwatering dishes include frenched chicken breast infused with lime cilantro ginger butter, Jamaican jerk chicken with cranberry chipotle salsa, balsamic glazed petite filet of beef, and much more.

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20 Reviews for The Crane Bay

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Sara · Married on 09/15/2018

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    Incredible

    Amy and the staff at The Crane Bay were nothing but incredible the entire process from touring the venue to the night of the wedding. The venue was pristine, the staff was friendly and incredibly accommodating, the food was amazing and made our wedding reception one of the best I’ve ever attended!

    Sent on 10/15/2018
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    Randy · Married on 07/01/2017

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    This place set the bar for customer service! As the Father of the Bride I do not have one single complaint with this venue. We had 300 guests and I think every one of them commented on the venue and the service as "the best they have ever seen". I couldn't recommend them more. We worked with Amy Keemer and she was the absolute best!

    Sent on 07/07/2017

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The Crane Bay FAQ

  • 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? $ 12,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 20.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? July, August

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Kristen Mittlestedt Photography
    Kristen Mittlestedt Photography Wedding Photographers

    This venue is absolutely stunning, and the staff are fabulous! I hope to have a chance to work a wedding here again!

  • Kristen Mittlestedt Photography
    Kristen Mittlestedt Photography Wedding Photographers

    This venue is absolutely stunning, and the staff are fabulous! I hope to have a chance to work a wedding here again!

  • Kristen Mittlestedt Photography
    Kristen Mittlestedt Photography Wedding Photographers

    This venue is absolutely stunning, and the staff are fabulous! I hope to have a chance to work a wedding here again!

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  • 551 W. Merrill St Indianapolis, 46225 See on map
    317-689-0607 (Phone number)

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