If you live near Central Indiana, you are likely aware of the abundance of wedding venues. From the grand halls and churches of Indianapolis to the humble barns and intimate venues of the small towns, there are a variety of options.

Among these options are a number of unique venues located right here in Hendricks County, just west of Indy.

1. Lizton Lodge

The elegant white banquet hall at Lizton Lodge (via Photos by Hiedi).

Originally constructed as a multi-million dollar home, Lizton Lodge has been transformed into one of the most elegant venues in the state.

From the grand outdoor ceremony locations, to the breathtaking white banquet hall, Lizton Lodge has several unique locations for your ceremony and reception.

The venue has an abundance of space, which is exceedingly rare for wedding venues. For the bridal parties, Lizton Lodge possess beautiful wooden lockers for the ladies, in addition to a pool table and theatre room for the guys.

2. Avon Gardens

Avon Gardens set for a ceremony.

This past year, owner and creator of Avon Gardens, Karen Robbins, passed away from a three-year battle with multiple myeloma.

In her honor, Avon Gardens will continue it's 20+ year tradition hosting couples within its gardens for breathtaking weddings. With a variety of beautiful perennial flowers planted, the gardens are perfect for any spring, summer or fall wedding.

The ceremony sites in this picturesque outdoor paradise include a secluded lawn with bridal arbor decorated in custom colors. The large maple tree with petals scattered in the aisle is also a great location. After the ceremony, guests will stroll right through the elegant gardens to the reception area, located under a beautiful white tent.

3. Ash & Oak

The beautiful bridge over the brook that runs through Ash & Oak's pasture.

Formerly Avon Wedding Barn, Ash & Oak has rebranded and refreshed their offerings. Still located on the same 35 breathtaking acres, Ash & Oak offers the perfect blend of timeless elegance and modern charm.

With the beautiful open pastures, running brook and woodland scenery, there are countless options for the perfect outdoor ceremony. To pair with the property's natural beauty, is the 100-year-old, Amish-built and restored barn, where you can host up to 225 guests for a reception.

Additionally, Ash & Oak offers a full inventory of ceremony arches, custom lighting and other decor sure to satisfy a variety of tastes.

Beautiful Lizton Lodge (Via Jennifer Krampitz Photography).

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4. Kennedy Estate

The vintage train caboose at Kennedy Estate.

Located in Lizton, Indiana, just off I-74, the beautiful Kennedy Estate offers tasteful, hybrid indoor and outdoor ceremony options. Couples can choose the many excellent outdoor ceremony locations while having the added convenience of an open-concept barn for their wedding or reception.

Kennedy Estate also boasts several highly unique backdrops for wedding photos. To pair with the beautiful natural backdrop, a white vintage train caboose and a Ferris wheel are located on the grounds.

To ensure your special day is just right, Kennedy Estate offers full customization, whether that be the ceremony location, caterer, florist or decorations.

5. Barn of Coatesville

The Barn of Coatesville.

The Barn of Coatesville has been in the Vieira family since the 1960s. In 2014, when the owners daughter became engaged, they knew there would be no better place for the wedding than the family barn. 

Since the inaugural wedding, the rustic Barn of Coatesville boasts a number of unique features and amenities. Behind the barn sits a beautiful pond with fountain, well-designed landscaping and an outdoor grain silo that acts as a bar or food-service station.

The barn is set with beautiful wooden tables and well lit with chandelier and Edison-style string lights. For added convenience, the venue comes with tables and chairs for more than 300 guests, along with select decor items.

At Visit Hendricks County, we are here to assist you on your wedding planning journey. We can assist you in finding the right venue, the right hotel block for your out-of-town guests, and provide complimentary welcome bags for those who come and stay. If you are interested in booking any of these venues, please contact us.