After a record-setting heat wave, the temperature finally seems to be settling down in Indy! Time to head outside for the start to fall parties at one of the amazing Indianapolis event venues around the city. And what’s more relaxing than a deck with a great view? If your perfect party venue involves a colorful sunset and the wind in your hair, consider these outdoor event venues (mini-vacation destinations, really) on Snappening:

Rick’s Café Boatyard

This Indianapolis event venue favorite overlooking the Eagle Creek Reservoir treats diners to live jazz, delicious cuisine and a cozy, candlelit ambience by night. The water-front location is perfect for a summer birthday party, wedding reception or dinner out—with only the freshest sea food flown in daily. You don’t even have to leave the Hoosier state for the ‘coast-of-Maine’ feel!

Tavern on South

Looking for the best seat in Indy? The Tavern’s second level deck is perfect for taking in the glittering downtown skyline on a summer evening or catching some sun on your lunch break. The casual, yet upscale restaurant and bar has plenty of Hoosier authenticity—Lucas Oil Stadium right down the street, locally brewed Indiana beer on tap and a great view to soak it all in.

Rathskeller Biergarten

Head to Indy’s most authentic German gem to relax in the ‘biergarten’—a fenced-in gravel lot with a lot of character and a whole lot of beer. Not to mention an authentic polka band every now and again! We’d all like a birthday party location where dancing is encouraged, right? The Rathskeller’s outdoor event venue space has plenty of room for kick lines. Count us in!

Traders Point Creamery

The Loft Restaurant and Dairy Bar at Traders Point Creamery offers true farm to table organic dining options and beautiful outdoor balcony seating. Place your order of an artisan cheese plate, organic sustainable wine or creamy dutch chocolate ice cream, then get back to the Indiana basics: a big, beautiful sky and a wonderful evening with friends.

Bella Vita Ristorante
Located on the beautiful Geist Reservoir, Bella Vita can hold anywhere from five to 500 guests. It’s ideal for a holiday party, wedding reception, or corporate event—or just a glass of wine and the lakefront view! This family-owned Italian restaurant lives up to its name, meaning “beautiful life”, by encapsulating outdoor beauty for any special event.

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