Historic yet modern, unique and classic, Central Library offers a setting as unforgettable as your wedding itself.
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Whether you are planning a wedding for 4 or 450 guests, this quintessential landmark building, located in the heart of Indianapolis, proudly encourages the use of its most beautiful spaces, both indoor and outdoor, for memorable weddings and receptions, perfect for your once-in-a-lifetime event.
The glass-encased Atrium is the hub of the Central Library complex. It has breathtaking views that are perfect for your reception. The Atrium is a private space and can only be rented outside of public hours.
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.
The East Garden’s oval lawn is surrounded by lush trees and flowers, making it perfect for intimate parties and receptions. The East Garden is a semi private space. Please inquire about reserving during public hours.
Learn more about weddings and find your questions and answers below.
• Free parking in our underground garage for up to 300 cars
• Mahogany wood dance floor – up to 20’x20’ **(excludes garden rentals)
• Up to 220 chairs for ceremony bookings
• Restroom attendants throughout the event
• Bride and Groom suites
Because we are open to the public until 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, our earliest start time available is 6 p.m.
We work with Ritz Charles as our exclusive caterer. No outside food or beverage may be brought in.
Yes, all alcohol must be supplied by our exclusive caterer.
We provide up to 220 ceremony chairs at no cost. Catering will provide all tables, chairs and linens for receptions.
Yes, you can host your ceremony here without hosting your reception here.
Absolutely! We will be happy to show you all of your options during a site tour.
We offer complimentary space for your rehearsal should the space be available. Rehearsals are usually held the day prior to your wedding.
You can put a date on hold for 3 days at no charge. After the 3 days, if you choose to move forward, 50% of the room rental plus taxes will be due with contract.
We offer 10% off of room rental when booking a Friday or Sunday wedding.
Yes, we only host one wedding here per night which allows flexibility on space options.
No, the clients are responsible to rent any A/V equipment from an outside vendor. We will send you a suggested vendor list upon booking our venue, if needed.
Yes, it must come from a licensed baker.
Yes! There is a $50.00 fee for a professional photo shoot. To arrange your photo shoot, please contact the Central Library manager.