The Willows is a waterfront wedding venue in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nestled on the serene Spirit Lake, this location provides a picturesque setting for couples to exchange their vows. Their four event spaces give soon-to-be-weds both indoor and outdoor options to create the wedding of their dreams.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples and their guests will feel right at home in this secluded, peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With four different settings to choose from, The Willows gives couples fully versatile, customizable spaces to design their dream theme. Their largest indoor venue, The Ballroom, can seat up to 450 guests comfortably. You will have over 10,000 square feet of floor space to get creative with, including two built-in bars to place your favorite cocktails. Its large stone fireplace intricate chandeliers provide an elegant touch to any couple’s wedding theme. In addition, its floor-to-ceiling windows provide a breathtaking view of Spirit Lake throughout the event. For couples that prefer a more rustic ambience, The Lodge is an ideal location. Up to 250 guests can enjoy the vintage lighting, exposed beams, and crackling fireplace that the Lodge has to offer. Its outdoor terrace features a romantic fire pit, for visitors that want to enjoy an evening under the stars. Both the Lakefront Garden and Terrace Garden give engaged duos a chance to exchange vows with Mother Nature, with mature trees surrounding romantic gazebos. With paths throughout the manicured lawns and colorful gardens, you will be free to explore the grounds for either casual strolls or unforgettable photo sessions. Parking is available onsite, with wheelchair accessibility and valet options to give your guests peace of mind on your special day.
The Willows has all-inclusive packages to give soon-to-be-weds everything they need for their big day. Their in-house catering team, Crystal Catering, will be ready to create a custom menu for you, with an array of mouth-watering dishes to choose from. The dedicated team of servers, bartenders, and event coordinators will be present, to ensure you and your guests are properly cared for. You will have an array of furniture and décor pieces to choose from, including tables, chairs, centerpieces, and lighting. From organizing entertainment, to setting up audio and visual equipment, this dedicated team will work to make your reception one to remember.
27 Reviews for The Willows
Recommended by 92% of couples
2 User photos
Laura Kuhn · Getting married on 05/08/2022
August 2020 Wedding
My husband and I are so glad we chose the Lodge at the Willows for our wedding. The food was delicious, the venue was beautiful, and the pricing was competitive. Their attention to detail and personal touches on our wedding day blew us away. Now the thing that really sets this venue apart: the people. Our wedding was held in August 2020, right in the midst of the pandemic. The Willows staff (specifically Charlie and Miranda) did an excellent job communicating with us when the local government changed the allowable number of guests on multiple occasions. The Willows put our happiness and the safety of our guests above their bottom line throughout the process. We have incredible memories of our day thanks to the staff and management at the Willows.Sent on 09/22/2020
Lisa · Getting married on 06/12/2021
I met with Jessica at The Willows and she was wonderful. She showed us around and answered all of our questions. She was so nice and professional. After our meeting we felt like this was definitely the right match for us. It was exactly what we were looking for. Our wedding is not until May 16, 2020 so I can't say as yet what the experience was. I will definitely leave another review when the time comes. It is a beautiful venue. We decided to do a garden ceremony and have the reception at The Lodge. I had to rate this company inorder to post my review. I gave 5 star for quality of service but since I haven't had my wedding as of yet, this is for my first impression when visiting the venue and speaking with Jessica. If by chance this was not so on my wedding day I will definitely write another review and update my rating. Also, she was very quick to respond when I email her with a question. Another thing was that they were very accomomating with the start time for our ceremony. Thanks Jessica 😊.Sent on 03/30/2019
The Willows's reply:Wow, Lisa, this is so great to hear! I can't wait to share it with Jessica, she will be so excited. We cannot wait to host your special day and feel so privileged to do so! Thanks for taking the time to write this!
Vivianne · Married on 05/10/2020
Perfect Wedding Location
Amazing staff, great food and super close to broadripple for those who have guests that like a good after-party!Sent on 01/17/2020
The Willows Price Rates
Book a 2021 or 2022 date and receive
$2,000 off your food and beverage minimum and up to an additional two hours of reception venue space for free.
Valued at $3,750.
Act Now - Offer Expires Sunday, January 3, 2021.
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*Offer can not be combined with off peak rates and minimums