Gazebos are always lovely for an elopement or a small wedding. As a wedding officiant, I love them because they are great rain or shine. I had one bride who had her heart set on a Christmastime wedding under the gazebo in Lincoln Park in Zionsville. It was where they got engaged. They rented heaters and chairs and it was very cozy.
All of these gazebos are in public parks around Indy. They can all be reserved for very reasonable fees. My experience has been, with couples who want a quick elopement during the week, they didn't need to reserve the area. On weekends they did. The parks people they spoke with told them if the spot was reserved or not and if they should formally reserve it. If you want to elope in the gazebo this week the odds of it being reserved right out from under you for tomorrow is small - but no guarantees. As always, these are suggestions. I take no responsibility for the area if you hire me as your officiant to marry you.
Lincoln Park Gazebo, Zionsville
Lincoln Park Gazebo in Zionsville. You can reserve the gazebo but not the park. That means you can't keep people out of the park. I've performed many ceremonies there and this has never been an issue. Couples set up chairs, there is an "aisle" to walk down. One couple chose to get married here in December and were able to rent heaters to keep their guests warm. Click here form information about reserving the gazebo.
Zionsville is a small, picturesque town. It's a great place to plan a small wedding. Getting married in Lincoln park and then walking to a restaurant for dinner. The Brick Street Inn offers Bed and Breakfast lodging and their restaurant, Auberge, offers great food for dinner or a reception afterwards.
Falls Park Gazebo - Pendleton
Falls Park in Pendleton, IN has a lovely gazebo and a small fountain next to it. Pendleton is a very picturesque park in a small town. There is also a community room available for a reasonable fee. The gazebo is very popular and you will want to call ahead to make sure it is available. Click here for more information on reserving the Falls Park gazebo. Rates are extremely reasonable.
Friendship Garden Park - Plainfield
Friendship Gardens Park in Plainfield has 3 gazebos together and a fountain. It's big enough for groups up to 75 which makes it perfect for a small wedding. Click here for more information about the park. The fee is $105 for a Plainfield residentand $210 for a non-resident - for the entire day. It is as pretty as the picture.
Coxhall Gardens - Carmel
Coxhall Gardens in Carmel has a large outdoor theater with a Gazebo in the center. You can contact the park to ask if it's been rented out for a large event when you are planning your small wedding or elopement. It's free to use for elopements and photo shoots. There are also may other pretty places in the park. You can take a walk around and decide the best spot for you. Click here for more information about Coxhall Gardens.
Fort Harrison Gazebo - Lawrence
Ft. Harrison State Park Inn has a gazebo overlooking Hawthorne Pond. It's in a beautiful area for pictures and the gazebo makes a great backdrop for a wedding with plenty of space for chairs surrounding it for guests. More information on Ft. Ben and gazebo rental information can be found here.
Rick's Cafe Boatyard
Rick's Cafe Boatyard has gazebo outside overlooking the Eagle Creek. You can rent the gazebo for large weddings with chairs and tent Rick's has a banquet room upstairs from the restaurant with a deck with a great view in case it's not gazebo time of year. Contact Rick's directly for information about using their facilities.
Gazebo - Carmel City Hall
Civic Gardens in Carmel has a large gazebo. It's big enough to have a wedding and even your reception under. It's next to the Japanese Gardens which are beautiful for pictures as well as weddings. Contact the City of Carmel for more information.
Washington Township Park - Avon
Washington Township Park in Avon has a very nice small Gazebo inside the first entrance off of the main highway. It's near the fishing pond that also has several decks where you can get married overlooking the water. There is also a larger park, a little farther down the road with more options for park shelters. Click here for more information about the park.
Children's Garden Park - Greenfield
Children's Garden Park is located at 201 East Main Street in Greenwood. You can rent it for private parties or special occasions. Click here for more information about the park.
Ellis Park - Danville
Ellis Park in Danville, IN. This gazebo under several shade trees, in case it's an extra warm day or there is a chance of rain. It's big enough for about 30 people. There are benches conveniently built into the side of it so if you have people that need to sit you don't need to bring chairs. The address is 600 East Main Street, Danville, IN 46122. You can follow this link for more information.
Lions Park - Zionsville
Lions Park in Zionsville also has a gazebo. It's part of a much larger community park with baseball diamonds so you will want to plan accordingly around it. Click here for Zionsville Park Information.TORIA
Wedding Officiant Services forIndy Area Gazebos
My fee to marry you at any of these locations in $150. Included in the fee is: