Top Historic Indianapolis Event Venues: Indy Through the Decades

Indianapolis has stunning historic venues from each decade dating back to the 1850’s. Check out this list of top Indianapolis historic venues and find the right space to make your own mark in history. Each venue was built in a different decade and has helped make Indianapolis beautiful.
Le Meridien Indianapolis 
(formerly: The Historic Canterbury Hotel) 
Decade: 1850’s | Opened: 1858
Le Meridien Indianapolis, formerly The Historic Canterbury Hotel, was built in 1858. This is one of the ...continue reading. 
Morris-Butler House
Decade: 1860’s | Opened: 1864
Officially built in 1864, this beautiful house was home to businessman John D. Morris, then was sold...continue reading.
The Sanctuary on Penn
Decade: 1870's | Opened: 1875
Stained glass, exposed brick and stunning wood details The Sanctuary on Penn is the...continue reading. 
Indianapolis City Market 
Decade: 1880's | Opened: 1886 
Founded in 1821 and officially moved into its current location in 1886, the Indianapolis City Market is full of memories and...continue reading. 
Indiana Landmarks Center
Decade: 1890's | Opened: 1891
Reopened in April 2011, this space has been restored and retrofitted to suit any event. Housing four...continue reading. 
The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Decade: 1900's | Opened: 1904
Enjoy the splendor of feeling both chic and homey in the same venue. The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was built in 1904 and...continue reading. 
Omni Severin Hotel
Decade: 1910's | Opened: 1913
Build in 1913, the Omni Severin Hotel holds a special place in downtown Indianapolis. The Grand Severin Ballroom still contains...continue reading. 
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Decade: 1920's | Opened: 1929
The Scottish Rite Cathedral captured the essence of Gothic beauty upon its creation in 1929. With a...continue reading. 
The Elbow Room
Decade: 1930's | Opened: 1933
Opened in 1933 after the repeal of prohibition, The Elbow Room has been a spectacular Indy...continue reading. 
The Mansion at Oak Hill
Decade: 1940's | Opened: 1940 
Just outside of Indianapolis in Carmel, lies an old farm turned exquisite event venue. The Mansion at Oak Hill was...continue reading. 
Indianapolis is rich in history. Each of these venues shares a piece of the beautiful story our city has written. Share your story at these venues on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, see more pictures of historic venues on our Event Venues: Historic Homes & Buildings pinboard on Pinterest. Haven’t got your fill of historic venues? See our complete list on Snappening’s historic event venue search.

{PHOTO CREDITS: For individual photo credits, please find original links to these photos on our Event Venues: Historic Homes & Buildings pinboard on Pinterest.}

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