6 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Central Indiana

Are you dreaming a romantic outdoor Indiana wedding? These are our top 6 picks for the best outdoor wedding venues in Central 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

Photo by Alison Mae Photography

Laurel Hall boosts of 1916 historic charm with their  beauty and character hidden away from the hustle and bustle in Indianapolis. They offer both ceremony sites on the lawn or on their third floor chapel. Couples can choose from a variety of rooms for their reception including the terrace, dining room & solarium. With endless options regardless of time of year or weather, it’s a top choice.

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Photo by Lillian Rose Photography & Lauren Peterson Photography


Photo by Alison Mae Photography


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The 3rd floor chapel at Laurel Hall is a beautiful outdoor backup ceremony location. (Photo by Cat Satre Photography)


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Couples can choose to have dinner on the terrace at Laurel Hall. (Photo by Cat Satre Photography)

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. 

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The beautiful grounds at the Balmoral House are perfect for photos. (Photo by Heather Sherrill Photography)

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Photos by Heather Sherrill Photography

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. 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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Photo by The Wilds

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Photo by Courtney Sinclair

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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The tiered deck and gazebo at Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hills offer an opportunity for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour (Photo by Ivan & Louise)

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Photos by Ivan & Louise

Photo by Lindley Farmstead

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.

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The secluded outdoor ceremony garden at the Willows (Photo by Violet Short Photography)

The Willows ballroom with terrace overlooking the water (Photo by Violet Short Photography)

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, Daniel’s Vineyard and White Willow Farms.

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