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Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Central Indiana

Are you dreaming a romantic outdoor Indiana wedding? These are our top picks for the best outdoor wedding venues in Central Indiana.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in Indiana

When looking for the perfect spot to say “I do” outdoors, consider that Indiana’s weather is unpredictable. Always consider a venue with an excellent “Plan B” indoor location in the instance of rain, wind & chilly temperatures. Regardless of mother nature, you & your partner want to be pleased with either scenario. Nervously watching the forecast is no way to spend your ceremony countdown!

These Indiana venues offer the best of both outdoor & indoor ceremony sites, as well as amazing photo opportunities on their grounds.

Laurel Hall

Laurel Hall boosts of 1916 historic charm with their  beauty and character hidden away from the hustle and bustle in Indianapolis. With its historic charm character, Laurel Hall is a timeless backdrop for any special event. The facility offers both indoor and outdoor areas for maximum flexibility when planning your special day, regardless of time of year or weather.

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Laurel Hall might possibly be the best bet for both indoor or outdoor ceremonies in Indianapolis. On six acres of lawn and gardens, surrounded by trees for privacy, Laurel Hall offers amazing locations for an outdoor ceremony, dining al fresco, yard games, and countless beautiful backdrops for photographs. Their beautiful 3rd floor chapel is a perfect backup ceremony location for inclement weather. Those planning a smaller wedding can also utilize the solarium for their nupitals.

White Willow Farms 

With 14 acres of charm featuring mature trees, flower fields and oh-so perfect photo spots, White Willow Farms is one of the most sought after countryside venues in Central Indiana.  Their iconic white barn and charming outdoor wedding chapel are the perfect backdrops for your big day.

Balmoral House

Nestled on 20 acres of premier & private acreage in Fishers, Indiana, the Balmoral House offers a stunning estate home for indoor & outdoor weddings. With their beautiful patio & deck, couples can opt to have all their formalities outdoors with the gorgeous alternative of indoor spaces. 

The Wilds

Wilds Wedding & Event Venue is nestled on a breathtaking 125 acre stretch of farmland, surrounded by Yellowwood State Forest outside of Bloomington, Indiana. As you take in the surrounding forest and unobstructed views for miles, you’ll undoubtedly feel swept into a magical world away; yet The Wilds is only 10 minutes from Bloomington and Nashville, Indiana. Their modern bright venue offers a charming space for indoor festivities, in addition to their outdoor patio overlooking serene, breathtaking views.

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Daniel’s Vineyard

The panoramic vineyard views at Daniel’s Vineyard, combined with a chic tasting room and glamorous ballroom make Daniel’s Vineyard a stunning location for couples seeking an outdoor element to their wedding day.

No need to worry about inclement weather for your Daniel’s Vineyard wedding. Couples have the option of marrying in the cozy lower banquet room if needed. (see below)

Hawthorne’s Country Club

With their airy, clean and modern country club charm, the Hawthorne’s Country Club in Fishers, Indiana, offers multiple ceremony sites outside in the lawn, patio or in the ballroom. With many options for cocktail hour & reception, guests can freely move around the spacious venue.

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The spacious airy white ballroom at Hawthorne’s Country Club (Photo by Courtney Carney Photography)
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Photos by Courtney Carney Photography

Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hill

Surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside, the grounds of the historical Lindley Farmstead in Westfield, Indiana, include the original farmhouse, a newly renovated three story barn, spacious decks overlooking a reflective pond. This large, private and secluded venue allows for several indoor and outdoor options for couples looking to customize their wedding.

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Photo by Arielle Peters Photography

As for the perfect ceremony spot, they’ve got plenty! I’ve seen couples get married by the old farmhouse or the lakeside gazebo and for inclement weather, couples can marry in the charming stone wall cellar or main level.

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The Willows

Nestled away amidst the bustling life on the north side of Indianapolis, the Willows sits quietly tucked away on the serene and beautiful Spirit Lake. The Willows leaves a lasting impression with their newly renovated ballroom, lodge & outdoor gardens.

While there are many great choices for outdoor wedding venues in Central Indiana, these are some a few of our favorites. Other top contenders to consider are Newfields, Indianapolis Zoo, Black Iris, Connor Prairie and local country clubs.

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