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The Crane Bay Event Center

Indianapolis, IN View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
20 reviews

About

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.

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?

$12,000

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

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

20 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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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!
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    Jackie Married on 10/07/2017
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    I cannot say enough good things about The Crane Bay. I'd been there for a work party nearly two and half years ago and decided that if I ever got married, that was the place to do it. Luckily, my husband agreed. We booked them almost a year and a half in advance. Amy Keemer is the absolute best, as well as all of their staff. They were so welcoming, helpful, and did everything we asked and more. The venue itself is industrial and urban, it's perfect if you are looking for that vibe. I think every single guest we had (150) commented on how amazing they were. The food was excellent and the bartenders were fantastic. They were flexible and very communicative. Like I said, I won't be able to say enough good things. Our wedding went on without a hitch, and it definitely was thanks to Amy & The Crane Bay.
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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!

Awards

  • 20
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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!

Map

551 W. Merrill St Indianapolis, IN, 46225
3176640354
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