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 225 chairs for ceremony bookings
Because we are open to the public until 5 p.m. on weekends, 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 225 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 explain all of your options regarding use of our spaces.
We offer complimentary space for your rehearsal during public hours should the space be available. Rehearsals are usually held the day prior to your wedding.
You can put a date on hold for 3 business days at no charge. If you choose to move forward, 50% of the room rental plus taxes will be due along with contracts.
Due to high demand, we do not offer discounts.
Yes, we only host one wedding here per night which allows the option for use of all of our spaces.
No, the clients are responsible to rent any A/V equipment from an outside vendor.
Yes, it must come from a licensed baker.
Yes, there is a $50/hour fee for a professional photoshoot. To arrange your photo shoot, please contact the Events Department at email@example.com or 317-275-4200.