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About the Space

Arguably the city’s most magnificent entrance room, the Simon Reading Room is an ideal wedding and event venue. Flanked by two marble staircases and rich Indiana white oak paneled walls, the room was originally unveiled in 1917 as one of the city’s finest examples of classical architecture. The Simon Reading Room is a public space and can only be rented outside of public hours.

  • Size: 2,827 square feet
  • Capacity: 300 theater-style guests, 125 banquet, 350 standing


  • $3,000 (standard rate) per day
  • $2,500 (not for profit rate) per day


  • Parking for up to 300 cars in our underground garage
  • Restroom attendants throughout event
  • Wooden ceremony chairs (up to 225)
  • Baby grand piano
  • Indoor mahogany wooden dance floor (up to 12' x 16')
  • Amber up-lighting for Atrium Columns

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Perfect for your corporate retreat or group meeting, the Central Library offers many spaces to fulfill your business and social needs.

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The Simon Reading Room located at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis.

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