Indianapolis has stunning historic venues from each decade dating back to the 1850’s. Check out our list of top Indianapolis historic venues and find the right space to make your own mark in history. Each venue was built in a different decade and has helped make Indianapolis beautiful.

Le Meridien Indianapolis (formerly: The Historic Canterbury Hotel)
Decade: 1850’s | Opened: 1858

Le Meridien Indianapolis, formerly The Historic Canterbury Hotel, was built in 1858. This is one of the oldest event venues in Indianapolis. The hotel was renovated and reopens on December 4, 2014. We can’t wait to see the new renovations!
Morris-Butler House
Decade: 1860’s | Opened: 1864
Officially built in 1864, this beautiful house was home to businessman John D. Morris, then was sold to attorney Noble Chase Butler in 1881. It was later sold and opened in 1969 under the named the Morris-Butler House. The Morris-Butler House offers an exquisite chance to be transported back into time with Victorian era décor and furnishing that will add a level of sophistication and history to your next event.
The Sanctuary on Penn
Decade: 1870’s | Opened: 1875
Stained glass, exposed brick and stunning wood details The Sanctuary on Penn is the gem of Indianapolis. Built in 1875 as a church, it is now a unique vintage venue. The Sanctuary on Penn is great for any event with endless photo opps.
Indianapolis City Market
Decade: 1880’s | Opened: 1886
Founded in 1821 and officially moved into its current location in 1886, the Indianapolis City Market is full of memories and charm. It was utilized as a farmers’ market and now sells a variety of products, in addition to hosting events. Find a sense of nostalgia in this venue, and be sure to try local Indiana beer in the Tomlinson Tap Room.
Decade: 1890’s | Opened: 1891
Reopened in April 2011, this space has been restored and retrofitted to suit any event. Housing four glorious spaces, the Indiana Landmarks Center is the perfect historic venue. Host your next event in this Romanesque-style venue and wow your guests.
Enjoy the splendor of feeling both chic and homey in the same venue. The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was built in 1904 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Take the opportunity to embrace the whole house full of wood touches and stained glass as your own for your next event.
Omni Severin Hotel
Decade: 1910’s | Opened: 1913
Build in 1913, the Omni Severin Hotel holds a special place in downtown Indianapolis. The Grand Severin Ballroom still contains a flawless sweeping marble staircase and its original chandelier crafted from Austrian Crystal. In addition to the 16 event spaces within the hotel, the Severin Bar and 1913 Restaurant are also suitable for events.
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Decade: 1920’s | Opened: 1929
The Scottish Rite Cathedral captured the essence of Gothic beauty upon its creation in 1929. With a ballroom, banquet hall, theatre, lounge and numerous other smaller rooms, this venue can host nearly any event.
The Elbow Room
Decade: 1930’s | Opened: 1933
Opened in 1933 after the repeal of prohibition, The Elbow Room has been a spectacular Indy attraction ever since. It’s centrally located in downtown Indianapolis making it an amazing location for any event. With delicious food, a fabulous view and more, The Elbow Room is a venue you and your guests will enjoy.
The Mansion at Oak Hill
Decade: 1940’s | Opened: 1940
Just outside of Indianapolis in Carmel, lies an old farm turned exquisite event venue. The Mansion at Oak Hill was originally built in 1940 for a local entrepreneur, Gerald Canfield. In 1992, it was renovated and reopened as an event venue. The Mansion at Oak Hill is a picturesque destination for any event.
Indianapolis is rich in history. Each of these venues shares a piece of the beautiful story our city has written. Share your story at these venues on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, see more pictures of historic venues on our Event Venues: Historic Homes & Buildings pinboard on Pinterest. Haven’t got your fill of historic venues? See our complete list on Snappening’s historic event venue search.