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Indiana History Center

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About Indiana History Center

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is an event venue located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The venue’s classic decor and various rental spaces make it an ideal setting for engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

The Indiana History Center’s elegant Eli Lilly Hall features a four-story vaulted ceiling, walnut columns, imported Italian marble floors, and a grand staircase. A second-floor mezzanine is also included here to add more floor space. Eli Lilly Hall accommodates 300 guests or 250 guests with the addition of a dance floor. The Stardust Terrace Café has a twinkling ceiling that will delight you and your guests, as it offers the illusion of dining under the stars. It includes seating for up to 125 guests and opens onto the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace. This outdoor terrace has seating for 200 guests and standing room for 400. Its location along the downtown Canal Walk provides a scenic and relaxed atmosphere for all attendees. For more intimate weddings, couples may enjoy the Mary O’Brien Gibson Boardroom, located on the fourth floor of the venue. This room has scenic views of downtown and White River State Park, and it seats 56 people, with room for 100 standing.

Services Offered

The Indiana History Center provides venue rental for weddings and other special events. Couples will appreciate the venue’s helpful team dedicated to making sure their big day is as stress free as possible. When you book your wedding at the Indiana History Center, you’ll also have access to the following services and items:

  • Audio equipment
  • Free 135-space parking lot
  • Getting ready rooms
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi

Other Services

As part of the Indiana Historical Society, this venue offers plenty of activities for you and your guests to explore Indiana’s history and culture. Through various exhibits, you can experience historic photographs being brought to life, take a virtual journey in time, or enjoy the music of Cole Porter.

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11 Reviews for Indiana History Center

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11 Indiana History Center Reviews


Married on 05/17/2014

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

What a beautiful place to have a wedding! The venue speaks for itself with its lovely architecture , the canal, and the breathtaking clock themed ceiling. All of our guests commented to us that it was ... Read more was a perfectly gorgeous site!


Married on 03/01/2012

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Amazing venue! Everything was very elegant and beautiful! Read more Amazing venue! Everything was very elegant and beautiful!


Married on 10/06/2007

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My husband and I could not have picked a better location to have our ceremony and reception. This place is so beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We recieved many compliments from ... Read more guests about how elegant this place is.

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