The Hobson is a beautiful historic building and wedding venue in Kokomo, Indiana. Located in the heart of Kokomo’s downtown Riverfront District, this venue offers everything you need for an elegant wedding affair. The intricately decorated interior features modern selections while staying true to its historic origins. It is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, a full bar, and features an open floor plan to accommodate weddings of almost any size. When you choose The Hobson, you’re choosing contemporary sophistication in an intimate setting. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy the evening, as this venue offers the comforts of home while maintaining a formal or semi-formal ambiance. Book your event at The Hobson for an unforgettable experience.
Facilities and Capacity
The Hobson building was built in 1893 in a Romanesque style common in the downtown area of Kokomo. It features three floors, with the top offering a stunning two-story ballroom. The ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests for a cocktail style reception. This floor features the vintage bar area, which connects the main dining area with the lounge. The lounge area offers a more secluded seating area for a cocktail hour. The Hobson also offers two suites for the couple to get ready. One suite is adorned with a beautiful Swarovski chandelier, large vanity, and a floor to ceiling mirror. The second suite offers dark leather couches and chairs for pre-wedding relaxation. The Hobson also offers a small outdoor pergola, where couples can choose to have their first look.
The staff at The Hobson ensures every couple has a one of a kind experience. They work with you one on one prior to the event to coordinate your decor and timeline and execute seamlessly while you relax and enjoy. Day-of coordination services are offered with every package, and full-service event planning is offered for an additional rate. Once you book The Hobson, the staff will provide a list of preferred vendors. You may choose your own if pre-approved by the Hobson management. Tables, chairs, and linens for 200 guests are provided with your rental, along with access to the wifi and TV streaming service in the suites. If you need more time at the venue, you may also rent The Hobson for your rehearsal dinner or other private events.
3 Reviews for The Hobson
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Olivia Martin · Getting married on 01/07/2022
The Hobson made our wedding day the best day of our lives!
We had our wedding, cocktail hour & reception at The Hobson on July 25th, 2020. The entire year leading up to the wedding, they were hands in & amazing with communication & making sure all of our needs were met. The pandemic hit & they easily made a date change for us, making sure we were able to still have all of our needs & wants met. The day of was so perfect, no hiccups & overall the best day ever!! The staff went above & beyond to make sure all of our needs were met the entire day. Absolutely everything went smooth & there was no stress at all! I could not recommend The Hobson & their staff enough to anyone looking for a unique & sophisticated wedding space!Sent on 08/05/2020
The Hobson's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words Olivia! We loved working with you, and wish you and Drew all the best!
Amy Randall · Getting married on 11/14/2020
So excited to work with them!
I cannot wait to work with The Hobson! It's absolutely stunning, they're so professional, inclusive, and helpful! It's the perfect venue and such great people!Sent on 11/23/2019
The Hobson's reply:Hello Amy! Thank you. We are so excited to be working with you and William as well to plan your November wedding!
Kaili Aikman · Married on 07/01/2020
Great! Super fast response, and thorough on all the details! Looking forward to the wedding with them!
The Hobson has been great to work with so far! Cannot wait for them to make my big day specialSent on 08/18/2019
The Hobson's reply:Hello Kaili! Thank you for your kind words. We are so excited to have you and Jakob as a Hobson Couple!
The Hobson Price Rates
We are honored to extend a 10% discount on the Wedding Rental Fee to past and present service members as a token of our appreciation and gratitude.