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Reception
$6,500 starting price
Ceremony
$6,500 starting price
Bar service
$10 per person
Bar service
$10 per person

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The Hobson is the premiere wedding and event space in the heart of Downtown Kokomo, Indiana. This historical building is the perfect setting for any celebration, with modern and contemporary elegance combined with world-class service. When you choose this romantic destination to host your intimate and unforgettable experience, you will not be disappointed.

Facilities and Capacity

The Hobson is housed in the former City Building in downtown Kokomo. The Richardsonian Romanesque-style building was built in 1893, and has undergone an intricate, stunning renovation to bring it to up to today's standards. The third floor now houses the breathtaking two-story ballroom, which is able to hold up to 175 guests. The handsomely-constructed bar connects the ballroom to the lounge area, adorned with vintage-inspired William Morris wallpaper and bold brass fixtures. This area is an ideal choice for some mingling and pictures during the cocktail hour. There is also an outdoor area that is available, as well as some well-equipped get-ready rooms.

Services Offered

When you book The Hobson, you will be delighted by the day-of coordination services that are offered with every package to ensure you are a guest at your own event. The staff at The Hobson works with you one-on-one prior to the event to coordinate all of your details and execute the day seamlessly while you relax and enjoy. The talented team will be on hand to set up and clean up, while linens, tables, chairs, and more are available for maximum convenience. Everything is sure to come together seamlessly when you host your nuptials at this one-of-a-kind destination.

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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?

$6,500

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?

$6,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Signature Drink

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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 Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of The Hobson

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5.0 out of 5 rating
5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% recommend it
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Weddingwire
5.0/5 7 reviews
Google
4.3/5 75 reviews
Isabella
Isabella Sent on 01/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best!!

My husband and I had the privilege of working with the Hobson team for the last 2 years, since before COVID hit. We had originally planned our Hobson wedding for 5-24-2020 but ended up having to reschedule for a later date. With all of the guideline changes and not knowing how many people would want to come to our wedding, we ended up pushing back our celebration back to 5-30-2021. The Hobson was gracious enough to let us still have our wedding after postponing it. I know that there are some venues that did not allow that after COVID hit, and so many brides had to change all of their plans. However, the Hobson never gave up on wanting to help us have the best day possible, and they were so kind and patient throughout. Kura, our coordinator, is the kindest and most patient person we could have had for the last 2 years. We are so thankful that the Hobson and all of their staff were willing to work with us for so long and still help us have the best day ever. All things aligned on the day of our wedding and we really did not have to worry at all. The Hobson staff took care of everything for us from the moment we signed the papers up until we left the building the night of our wedding. The venue was everything we wanted and more, and it was reassuring to know that we were taken care of and could enjoy ourselves. On top of all of that, our drinks from the bar were fabulous, the bridal suite was so sweet and perfect, everyone loved the vintage and beautiful atmosphere, and it was an amazing day of gathering together with some old friends and family. My husband and I would highly recommend the Hobson to anyone. It exceeded our expectations and we are beyond thankful for everything the staff did for us the last 2 years. The Hobson was the absolute best choice we made, so thank you for everything!
K
Kaylea M. Sent on 01/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 12-16-2023

This venue and the staff is amazing! I wish I could keep repeating that night! This place definitely exceeded beyond my expectations and I will highly recommend them to anyone !
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Greg L. Sent on 10/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Greg Lowden

My granddaughter had her wedding here on 9/26/2020 this Venue was the perfect place to have it. I will recommend this venue to everyone. Greg Lowden
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Stephanie Stover
Stephanie Stover
Venue Manager

Hello! I have been a part of The Hobson family since my start in early 2019 as an Event Host. I have since held many roles within the company, including Event Coordinator and Assistant Director of Events. I am so excited to continue my journey at The Hobson, and honored to have a part in this gorgeous venue remaining open!

A little about me - After living by Lake Michigan for a few years I moved back to my hometown of Kokomo with my husband Sam, and our 11yr old son Jace. After moving back, we adopted our 2 dogs, a German Shepherd named Max and Pitbull named Louie. When I鈥檓 not at The Hobson, you can find me cheering on Jace at one of his many sporting events, or curled up somewhere with a book and a giant cup of coffee!

I have always wanted to work in Event Planning and the Wedding Industry, but after taking time off from school to raise my son, I never thought I鈥檇 have the chance. My journey here at The Hobson has been an absolute dream come true! I love all of my couples, and the best part of my job is getting to help them achieve their perfect day!

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The Hobson frequently asked questions

The Hobson includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at The Hobson includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by The Hobson for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
The Hobson offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Hobson offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Hobson offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Hobson offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
The Hobson is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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