Fully renovated in Summer of 2020, Uptown Social is an historical 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, Uptown Social 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
Uptown Social 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.
We offer an experience that merges the past and the present through modern comfort and historical luxury. Gather, socialize and customize your experience by visiting our lounge, full renovated event space, covered patio and iconic courtyard. Visit the libations lounge and enjoy a signature cocktail handcrafted and poured to perfection by one of our premier mixologists, reserve space in our fully transformed venue for any special occasion!
Due to COVID restrictions placed on us by the State of Indiana, we can only host weddings of up to 150 guests at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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:
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.
7 Reviews for Uptown Social
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Nick Corbett · Married on 04/20/2019
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..Sent on 05/01/2019
Shannon · Married on 12/31/2017
My wedding day was an absolute dream and it was all because of The Uptown Center! Joy and her entire team were absolutely amazing! They were organized, detail-oriented, creative, helpful, responsive, and kind during the entire wedding planning process and on our wedding day. Her entire team made sure my wedding day and all the days leading up to it were absolutely perfect from start to finish. I live in Texas and Joy made the wedding planning process so easy and organized for me even though I was thousands of miles away! During the initial walk through of the venue I just knew that this was my dream-wedding venue. The venue is just so unique! It has such breathtaking historic charm that made me fall in love with it immediately. There is truly no other wedding venue like it in the area! Not only does it have a gorgeous ballroom, but also it has three beautiful bridal suites and a very large bar and cocktail lounge. There are also many beautiful backdrops for pictures inside and outside of the venue. My entire bridal party and all of my guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the venue! The food and catering staff were also wonderful! We had so many different options to choose from for our wedding day menu and the food turned out delicious. This venue is a triple threat and has everything a bride could ever want– helpful and detail-oriented staff, wonderful food, and a uniquely beautiful ballroom. I cannot thank The Uptown Center enough for giving my husband and I our dream New Year's Eve wedding! We will definitely be recommending this venue to anyone planning their future wedding!! It is absolutely the best place to get married!Sent on 01/16/2018
Uptown Social's reply:Wow, Shannon! It was such an honor to be a part of your special day! I am so glad fate brought us together for the most amazing NYE wedding and the start of you and Will's new life together!! You two are the cutest and have the sweetest family! Come visit us for some fun anniversary photos! xoxo Joy, Jay, Salena & The Uptown Center Staff
Amanda · Married on 07/07/2017
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
Uptown Social'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!
Uptown Social Price Rates
Book before the first day of Winter and receive up to $700 OFF the venue rental fee!
Description of Event: Felix and Fingers is a dueling pianos company that thrives on audience participation. This high energy all request show will grab your attention, meanwhile the comedy and interactive elements are designed to keep you engaged and entertained. We are selling tables to ensure a socially distanced event!
Ticket Includes: We are selling whole tables to ensure social distancing. Ticket price includes access to the dueling pianos show (7PM-10PM). Cocktail hour begins at 6PM and includes (1) complimentary signature cocktail, exclusive drink specials and access to our lounge and iconic courtyard. Relax, indulge and experience a show unlike any other! A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Dunebrook Child Advocacy Center!
Team of Uptown Social
Chief Operating Officer/Event Coordinator
As the Chief Operating Officer of Uptown Social, Jeremy wears many hats to ensure the proper execution of daily operational procedures. No job is too big or too small!
Some of his key responsibilities include creating and implementing SOP’s, improving organizational functions, and creating/maintaining a team culture that values, recognizes and generates high performance, supports innovation and fosters growth.
Seeking to become a premier social spot in Michigan City, Uptown Social upholds a standard of excellence that cannot be superseded. Part of Jeremy’s job is to ensure that team members uphold that same standard of excellence in the workplace and in their daily lives, as they are the brand ambassadors of the organization.
As a Ball State University alumnus, his primary goal in life has been to use his knowledge and experience to help create a brand that aligns with his personal values and professional goals.
Jeremy often states that he has, indeed, “found that in Uptown Social. Over the years, he has mastered the art of event planning and takes great pride in making someone’s vision come to life.
Now, he is a key component in transforming an historic landmark into a space for gathering, socializing, and experiencing live music, signature small plates and upscale libations while maintaining its historic value and charm.
Jeremy leads the forefront in his passion of “bringing visions to life." He will do everything within his power to help you achieve yours.
As the General Manager of Uptown Social, Judy brings 20 years of event creation, production and management, coupled with many years of administrative team leadership, Judy’s warm and friendly demeanor is matched by her attention to detail and her commitment to serve our community, guests, employees and authentic local artists.
Hired in 2019 as the (former) Uptown Center’s Venue/General Manager, Judy has shown, that whether it be managing weddings and other numerous events, or devoting her day to office management, time and team building, or her effort at community relationship building, she has proven to be a critical thinking problem solver and avid multitasker.
One of the greatest compliments a venue manager can receive is a glowing review from a valued client, “Jeremy and Judy made sure our day was exactly what we wanted from the very first meeting through the end of the reception. Their ability to help us envision the day, keep details in order, attend to the needs of our venders, and keep us at the forefront and focus was outstanding." (J. and B. Love 1/18/20)
Judy is looking forward to assist in building a new social future while honoring the historic, artistic surroundings that
Uptown Social is planted within – it’s 1867 building housed within Michigan City’s incredible Uptown Arts District!
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
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.