The Uptown Center

907 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Uptown Center

The Uptown Center is a historically restored wedding venue located in Michigan City, Indiana. Whether you are looking for a casual but elegant venue or something more stylish and sophisticated, the venue can bring any dream event to life. Located in the heart of the Uptown Arts District, The Uptown Center is situated right along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. At this venue, vintage really does meet modern elegance, which makes this versatile event space the ideal spot for your next elegant affair.

Facilities and Capacity
The Uptown Center offers a stunning, two-story ballroom with a 40-foot dome ceiling. The restored ballroom dates back to 1867. Against the back wall is an opulent pipe organ. This backdrop ensures breathtaking photos and views during your ceremony and/or reception. The ornate staircase leading up to the pipe organ wall offers additional photo opportunities during and after your event. Other features of this beautiful space include bride and groom private dressing rooms, a balcony, secluded outdoor brick courtyard and a private reception bar. Couples may host up to 250 guests in the space.

Services Offered
The team of on-site venue coordinators and experienced culinary staff can help take the stress out of wedding planning and make your dream day a lifelong memory. The Uptown Center is available to host a variety of your wedding-related events, including your bridal shower, engagement party, ceremony and reception. The Uptown Center offers the following services:

  • Bridal suites
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors


Cuisine
Some of the food and beverage items that are available for rent include barware, flatware, linens, china and glassware. Their catering services include:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings


History
Originally built in 1867, this unique venue was once home to a church and then a historic theatre. More than a century later, its architecture has been meticulously restored to the beauty that it once possessed.

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The newlyweds by the stairs
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Reception tables with flower centerpieces
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View from balcony dining area
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Just a groom and his WIFE!
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  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Nick Corbett · Married on 04/20/2019

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    Excellent ,very happy, great wedding

    Great friendly people.. we had a great wedding and got everything perfect for us.. they were beyond wonderful.. very help ful and right on top of everything .. perfect wedding place..

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    Amanda · Married on 07/07/2017

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    Where do I even start with this!? We had our wedding ceremony and reception with the Uptown Center in July and it far exceeded every expectation we could have ever had! When I first toured the venue I was with my mom and sister, as soon as we walked in we just knew it was "the one". It's absolutely beautiful and is completely different than any other venue in the area. Joy and Salena were beyond accommodating, from the venue tours to the day of, they were there to help us with whatever we needed. We had so many of our guests telling us that the food was some of the best food that they had ever had at a wedding, which was something that was so important to us, and that the bar had a large variety of choices. They also told us how beautiful and unique the venue was and how they had never seen anything like it! I seriously can not thank you all enough for making our wedding day the most amazing day of our lives thus far! I feel like I could go on and on about how amazing everything was, but we could seriously be here all day. Having our wedding here was one of the best wedding related decisions that we made!

    Sent on 07/18/2017

    The Uptown Center's reply:

    Wow! Amanda, we are so, so thrilled that you absolutely loved your Uptown wedding! It truly was a night to remember, from hail in the morning, your personalized ceremony, to all the sweet treats and surprises for your guests! It was our honor to host it and was a pleasure to work with you and your sweet family!

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The Uptown Center 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? $ 10,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 10,000.00
  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, 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? $ 25.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, 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, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, 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? Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, 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? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January

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    Wow, Thanks for the kind words ladies. It is Always a pleasure to visit The Uptown Center and be a small part of the Amazing Event for the evening. Looking forward to seeing you all in the near future. Sweet Blessings, Stephanie

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    New Beginnings Wedding Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

    This venue is absolutely amazing. I have had the pleasure of performing several weddings here and the staff are very professional and extremely easy to work with. I can not believe how quickly they can transform the venue from wedding to reception. It is my pleasure to highly recommend The Uptown Center to everyone looking for something that is truly unique.

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  • 907 Franklin St Michigan City, IN, 46360 See on map
    219-402-1326 (Phone number)

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