As a wedding officiant, I'm often faced with the question: Where can I get married?
I'm a wedding officiant. You tell me where you are getting married and then I come and marry you there. That's not an answer, I know. But I get a lot of calls from people who want someone to do everything for them and that's not what I do. I am happy to make suggestions, but you need to decide where you want to get married and make all the arrangements. Sometimes, you just need a few ideas and then they take on a life on their own and soon you will have a wedding planned!
I do have a place for you to elope! I have an office right on Monument Circle! I offer civil ceremonies with room for up to 8 witnesses! There is room for 6 witnesses sitting or 8 standing. We have a great view and I'm centrally located! Click the link before for more info on civil ceremony services in my office.
Here is my list of suggestions. I take no responsibility for any of the information presented because things change. You need to research and reserve locations yourself. I've includes links and locations in all my suggestions. You can use this link to scroll through all the locations or scroll down this page for direct links to a location.
Photo taken at the Indiana State House by Brittany Erwin Photography.
The Indiana State House
I have pictures all over my website taken at elopements in the Indiana State House. You can a elope with a small group there during regular business hours - for free! But you need to contact them to make sure the building will be open and it's OK to elope. They will let you know if certain times of day are better than other.
They also rent areas in the State House for small and large weddings.
Bottle Works and Ironworks are both very trendy hotels right now. They both have small banquet rooms that a great for small weddings. Couples often book a suite and I marry them in their room. Couples have found hotels with gazebo's and gathering areas for small weddings outside too.
Photo taken at Neidhammer by Leah Rife Photography.
This is usually my first suggestion. You have more control in your own home than anywhere else. I always say that any investment you make in getting married at home is a lasting investment. If you purchase things, you get to keep them. If you cook, you get to keep the leftovers. You already pay to live in your home so it's like a free venue.
Many couples really want too get married at home. They spent their money buying property to develop, houses to renovate, land to farm. It may be family property where their grandparents started. I LOVE driving to rural property to marry couples for that. Goats, chickens, cats, dogs, and talking birds are welcome at your wedding!
Some couples just have me come to their home to sign their marriage license and that's it. It might start that way and by the time I get there, 25 people heard about and are there too!
BBQ's, picnic's, parties, at home. If not your home, maybe the home of a friend or family member. It's not for everyone, but is a great option! I married one couple that was so happy to learn that they could get married in their parents back yard. They were happy to be able to save so much money. They bought a house instead of a wedding and had a keg party in their back yard to celebrate with friends.
Diversity Statement We are open to marrying any couple. It is our goal to meet each couple where they are and help them to have a positive wedding experience. In order to meet you where you are, we approach every wedding with an open mind - we don’t know anything about you until you tell us and that’s only if you choose to tell us. Wedding ceremony scripts have been written for years for brides and grooms. Now, bride and bride or groom and groom are very common. Some couples are choosing to forego traditional gender roles altogether and are using the terms spouse or partner. If you have made the choice to use non-traditional pronouns, please let us know, and we will be happy to honor your preferences. Any wedding ceremony script can be changed to reflect those personal preferences.