The COVID-19 pandemic put the kibosh on wedding plans for many couples over the course of the past year, but now that vaccinations are available and the reopening process is underway, we’re seeing wedding plans back on again.
If you’re getting hitched, but still in search of a place to host your big day, check out some of the many Greater Lafayette venues and what they have to offer!
Gathering Acres Event Center
5074 E 550 S, Lafayette
Located on the southeast side of Lafayette, Gathering Acres is an 8,000 square foot, climate-controlled facility that provides year-round operations. If you’re looking for a nature setting, the facility sits on 11 acres, surrounded by trees, a pond, and farmland. The event barn features plank floors, chandeliers, a bride’s room and groom’s room, catering space, a bar serving area, and space for decorating.
Union Club Hotel at Purdue University
201 N Grant Street, West Lafayette
If you’re looking to host an elegant wedding with a collegiate touch, the newly renovated Purdue Union Club Hotel offers 13 distinct gathering spaces and more than 29,000 square feet of space, right on Purdue University’s campus. The facility is able to accommodate all types of wedding-related events including an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and reception, and the post wedding brunch the next day.
The Fowler House Mansion
909 South St, Lafayette
Located in downtown Lafayette, The Fowler House Mansion has quite the story, being part of the community since 1852. In the 1830s, Ohio businessman Moses Fowler moved to Lafayette to pursue his business dreams with friend and business partner, John Purdue, who founded Purdue University. Fowler fell in love with Gothic Revival architecture and broke ground on the home in 1851, with construction being completed a year later.
After being acquired by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association in 1941, TCHA sold the property to the 1852 Foundation in 2014. The foundation now preserves and operates the mansion, offering its usage to the community.
If you’re looking for an old-world luxury setting, The Fowler House may be exactly what you’re looking for. Packages include tables, linens, banquet chairs, rehearsal time, audio and visual systems, on-site catering, ample parking and ADA compliance.
New Journey Farms
2181 S 800 E, Lafayette
With the ability to host up to 350 guests, New Journey Farms offers both outdoor and indoor ceremonies. The facility offers packages for both peak and off-season weddings as well as packages for particular days of the week.
The Stables Event Center
7071 S 100 E, Lafayette
Opening in 2019, the 8,200 square foot facility is a blank canvas for you to plan and host the wedding of your dreams. Some amenities include tables and chairs for up to 300 guests, bride and groom suites, plenty of parking, a bar area, premier catering options, and state of the art audio equipment.
Thomas Duncan Community Hall
619 Ferry St., Lafayette
With an abundance of history, Thomas Duncan Community Hall offers an elegant atmosphere providing a sensational setting for your big day. The event hall offers a variety of different packages and options personalize your wedding to your liking.
The Blessing Barn
5350 S 900 E, Lafayette
Looking for a country theme for your wedding? Sitting on 10 acres, The Blessing Barn provides plenty of space for a wedding ceremony and reception. Amenities include a kitchenette/bar area, a small groom area, and a bridal suite. The facility also provides tables and chairs for up to 200 guests. Rentals are Friday through Sunday.
Stone Creek Lodge
2865 SR 47, Crawfordsville
Located just south of Lafayette, Stone Creek Lodge offers a sense of charm and elegance. Some of Stone Creek’s amenities include an in-house DJ, seating for up to 200 guests, and several props for your wedding day including numerous sizes of chalkboards, 30 old wooden boxes, an old six panel window, 30 quart sized purple mason jars and clear quart mason jars, wood slabs for centerpieces, and so much more!
The Old Gray Barn
6600 N County Rd 0 East West, Frankfort
Centrally located between Lafayette, Kokomo, and Indianapolis, The Old Gray Barn is a 6,500-foot venue that sits on more than 40 acres. The barn can seat up to 250 guest and is handicap accessible, has multiple restrooms, a bar area, and bride & groom suites. For available dates, visit The Old Gray Barn’s website.
Rat Pak Venue
102 N 3rd St., Lafayette
Right in the heart of downtown Lafayette, this venue features more than 3,000 square feet including a ballroom, a lounge, and seating for more than 200 guests. The venue also offers in-house DJ services and one of its newest additions, bar services.