Small Outdoor Wedding Venues in Indiana

Looking for small wedding venues in Indiana that offer an intimate garden feel? Discover some of the state’s best hidden gems we’ve found for your special day that are perfect for intimate gatherings with smaller guest counts. From quaint vineyards to botanical gardens and bed & breakfasts adorned with picturesque gardens, each venue offers a blend of charm, serenity, and intimacy, creating unforgettable moments for couples seeking an intimate romantic outdoor celebration in the heart of the Hoosier state. Are you looking for a private Indiana wedding rental homes? Scroll to the bottom of the post for links on Indiana rental homes to host your small wedding.

Prairie View Guest House
Fishers, Indiana

The farm-like setting at the Prairie Guest House in Fishers, Indiana, creates a wonderful backdrop for your intimate event. Featuring ten beautifully appointed rooms, this venue is a great option for a wedding weekend for you and your guests.

James Whitcomb Riley Home, Indianapolis, Indiana

A true gem, the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home is a National Historic Landmark tucked away on the cobblestone streets in the historic Lockerbie Square neighborhood, within walking distance to Mass Avenue Cultural District. Unlike any outdoor venue in downtown Indianapolis, the home features an oasis of lush gardens under a canopy of mature trees. 

Bennett’s Greenhouse, Lafayette, Indiana

Bennett’s Greenhouses, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is an idyllic family-run greenhouse and nursery. Featuring a rustic deck and pergola overlooking a serene pond, as well as a glass greenhouse, a haven of natural light and botanical wonders, the venue is a unique location for a bright and airy wedding.

Biddle Point Inn
Plymouth, Indiana

Biddle Point Inn is a hotel wedding venue located in Plymouth, Indiana perfect for a relaxing weekend of festivities. You can host your ceremony on their lush lawns, exchanging vows beneath the white pergola with a charming footbridge and gazebo in the background. The venue is best for parties of 30-60 guests.

TreeTop Retreat, Nashville, Indiana

TreeTop Retreat is a Nashville, Indiana wedding venue & inn is designed to bring families and friends together in an intimate and beautiful setting. This small venue, with 7-mile view of the rolling hills of Brown County, is ideal for weddings under 50 guests.

Blueberry Hill Estate, Paoli, Indiana

Blueberry Hill Estate is a luxuriously private, serene event venue boasting a 14,000 square foot Estate house perched atop 100 acres of rolling countryside. The venue offers picturesque countryside views, pool and guest accomodations.

Allison Mansion, Indianapolis, Indiana

At Marian University, high on a bluff overlooking Crooked Creek sits the Allison Mansion. The historic mansion is surrounded by a forest – and to the southwest, a formal garden boasts original landscaping, including stone bridges and spring-water cisterns.

Story Inn, Nashville, Indiana

Story Inn is nestled in the hills of southern Indiana just outside of Nashville, Indiana. The renovated a 1,600 square foot tin-roofed barn built in 1907 at Story Inn, can accommodate up to 80 guests under roof and 300 guests under the stars or tent. Story offers fourteen comfortable and beautifully renovated rooms and cottages for guest accommodations.

Irwin Gardens, Columbus, Indiana

Irwin Gardens, a circa-1910 mansion with period features, offers both accommodations and event space in Columbus, Indiana. The highlight of this two-acre property is the garden, several fountains and a long pool situated in a beautiful sunken garden.

Indianapolis Art Center, Broad Ripple

Nestled in the heart of Broad Ripple, the Indianapolis Art Center offers a uniquely intimate backdrop for a smaller wedding. Set atop nearly 10 acres along the banks of the White River in Broad Ripple, the venue can accomodate guests in a variety of spaces.

Whittaker Inn, West Lafayette, Indiana

The Whittaker Inn, located in West Lafayette, Indiana,  represents a traditional Midwestern farmhouse inn. Situated within a 25-acre oasis, it features an on-site restaurant and 15 uniquely themed guest rooms. With event spaces like the dining area, patio, intimate spots, and a boardroom, it’s perfect for intimate weddings.

Emerson House, La Porte, Indiana

Emerson House is a boutique, historic wedding venue that is located in La Porte, Indiana, just minutes from Lake Michigan. Within its 30 acres, you’ll find a babbling creek, tranquil walking trails, and a large, grassy meadow. The Emerson House wedding package includes exclusive use of the House, grounds, parking, and all facilities for private use for 4 nights.

Wellfield Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana

Wellfield Gardens, a 36 acre botanical garden in Elkhart Indiana, is a wonderful location for an intimate garden themed wedding.

Blue Barn Berry Farm, Syracuse, Indiana

Blue Barn Berry Farm, nestled between a private ski lake and a fully-functioning blueberry farm, offers a modern-yet-rustic 4,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pavilion to host your wedding. Their indoor space, comfortably fits 55 people, while their outdoor spaces can fit a larger crowd.

Potawatomi Conservatory, South Bend, Indiana

Potawatomi Conservatory, located in South Bend, Indiana offers a romantic garden vibe for your botanical wedding.

Beiger Mansion, Mishawaka, Indiana

The Beiger Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an event facility and bed and breakfast in Mishawaka, Indiana. The venue is a perfect wedding and reception site for intimate groups of up to 80 guests. In the summer months, couples can utilize the mansion’s verandah or pool area as well.

The Benton House, Irvington, Indiana

Located in the heart of Historic Irvington, the Benton House offers historic ambience and beautifully manicured gardens.

Indiana Rental Wedding Homes

(Listings accurate as of May 2024. Check with owner to verify private event rules.)

Set Sail! House, Beachwalk Resort, Michigan City, Indiana

1884 Farmhouse – Near Brown County, Indiana

Natural Valley Ranch – Brownsburg, Indiana

Red Rose Ranch – Greensburg, Indiana

Southern Indiana Ohio River Lodge

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As you embark on the journey to find the perfect small wedding venue in Indiana, remember that the beauty of your special day lies in the intimate moments shared with your loved ones. Whether you’re envisioning a romantic garden ceremony or a cozy gathering in a historic estate, there’s a venue in Indiana that’s just right for you.

As an Indiana wedding planner, I’m here to help you navigate this exciting process and turn your vision into reality. Contact me today to start planning the small wedding of your dreams in the heart of Indiana. Let’s create memories that will last a lifetime!


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