As we mentioned before, here at Snappening, we are all about that Hoosier hospitality. Indy is well known for hosting the largest spectacle in racing as well as having the largest Children’s Museum in the United States – so you better believe there are some awesome event venues to host your next party. If you’re looking for accommodations that are diverse in terms of budget needs, dining options and convention space, Indy is your go-to city for fulfilling an event planners‘ dream.

But where to start? If you’re all about tradition, the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral offers an elegant ballroom and a state-of-the-art Theater while the Indiana State Museum is unique for its incredible architecture and breathtaking views. But if you’re looking for an up and coming event venue – Snappening has the scoop. For convenience, beauty and culinary expertise (yes, please), read on:

  • The JW Marriot:  With Super Bowl XLVI approaching in 2012, this year’s grand opening of the JW Marriott in downtown was certainly a welcome addition to the list of Indianapolis venue options. It’s new, it’s chic, it’s conveniently located – it even has a direct connection via skybridge to the Indiana Convention Center. One of five Marriott hotels comprising the $450 million Marriott Place, the JW is the tallest in the state as well as the largest in the world. Even better for all of you party people scoping out the ideal dance party venue – this hotel boasts the largest ballroom in the Midwest. And for the foodies: High Velocity and Osteria Pronto, two hotel dining options, have already received rave reviews. Whether your next event is large or small, this hotel is an ideal meeting and event venue.
  • D’Amore:  Still searching for a beautiful venue that stands apart from the rest? Take your event to the top of the city. Although the D’Amore Events of Indianapolis is one of Indiana’s most recent venue additions, it is certainly one of the most treasured. Not many can boast a wall to wall, floor to ceiling, 360 degree view of downtown Indianapolis from the highest point in the city. Wedding receptions, social gatherings, and corporate meetings take on a completely new atmosphere with a romantic view from the 48th Floor of Chase Tower. And for all you sports lovers out there – the south view boasts a view of Lucas Oil Stadiumand Conseco Field House, and even a glimpse of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the distance. So grab your sweetie or your co-workers and head on up!
  • Mavris Arts and Event Center:  If a completely modern atmosphere is still not for you, consider the perfect mixture of old and new – The Mavris. It was built in 1883 as a warehouse but has since morphed into a unique event space for weddings, corporate events and culinary events. You’ll find spectacular skyline views, a romantic garden and indoor and outdoor ceremony options. What we love most about the Mavris? Its air of urban sophistication. The exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and unique lighting will make your guests simply feel trendy. Consider the Mavris for its functionality, aesthetic and skyline views – a hidden gem among the Indianapolis venue market.

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