Venue? Check.

I’ve been procrastinating planning my wedding. Well let me rephrase–I’ve been busy with so many other things that I haven’t really had the time to start planning my wedding. But I’ve made some epic progress over the last week.

Indianapolis Artsgarden

A couple weeks ago on a Sunday night, I knew I needed to get ideas on venues.  Most charge for the room, then these ridiculous food and beverage minimums.  I’ve been blessed to have parents who want to help me as much as I can, and as I browsed through a ton of venues, I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere.  So I hopped on a website that I was able to email vendors through and just emailed at least 10 to 15 places.

I had a response or two that Monday, and a couple more later on that week.

My first choice was the Indianapolis Artsgarden. It’s a gorgeous space that connects the mall in downtown Indianapolis to a hotel, and all four sides of the street. But from what other people had told me, the prices were pretty steep.

The Artsgarden was the only place I had really thought of. It was the place when I was younger that I thought would be so amazing to have a wedding–and if you look through some pictures, I’m sure you could see why.

As I was emailing around, there was a place in particular I stumbled on and figured was way out of my price range.  But I emailed them anyway.  I heard from her mid-week with pricing, and it was shockingly reasonable.

Skyline Club (Image from Website)

It was the Skyline Club, which is on the 36th floor in the One America building in downtown Indianapolis.  The pictures were breathtaking and the prices, like I said, seemed too good to be true.  But I set up a meeting with a planner to view the space this week and invited my parents to join along since I haven’t really done anything wedding-wise and my mom especially has been asking.

When we got to the club and walked in, the views were impeccable.  The city was so gorgeous, especially since the sun was setting.

Backtracking for just a minute–my one priority for a reception was for people to have a great time.  I want to do everything I can to ensure I’ve made it a fun and memorable experience.  I know, it’s my day and I can do whatever I want. And I want to make sure my guests have a great time.

View from Skyline Club

Well the views of the city 36 floors up alone are memorable.

It was pretty much a yes for me before I went, and as soon as I looked out at the space, it was a definite yes.  Especially when I realized the prices were exactly what she sent to me.

Thankfully, my parents were just as blown away, if not more, than I was. They’re frugal people, and I know this is a lot of money for them.  But I know they want to give me something that I want. I wasn’t sure what I really wanted that wasn’t the Artsgarden–and now I know I have something even better.

I’m showing the space to Ben tomorrow just to show it to him, then we’re signing the contract this week. It’s the perfect place.

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