Wedding Tips to Help your Event Run Smoothly

Wedding planning can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made and so much to learn along the way. Here are some wedding tips to help keep you calm throughout the process. Trust your vendors/venue – Pick a venue that fits with your taste, and vendors that are easy to work with (do your research!). At Crane Bay, our experienced staff helps guide you through the process with the decisions regarding our venue, catering, and audio/visual. Think about what …

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Downtown Indianapolis Wedding Reception

Amy & Ryan had their beautiful downtown Indianapolis wedding reception at The Crane Bay after a ceremony at St. Roch. Their photos were captured by Bungalow Photography. We love the yellow they chose. It is a beautiful color for the bridal party as well as the decor. What is your favorite color for a spring/summer wedding? Questions about our venue? Contact us for more information!

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2016 Wedding Trends

Brides of 2016 are looking for a fun experience for guests and to showcase their own unique taste. Here are some 2016 wedding trends that are popular among brides & wedding planners. Metallics – Bright, metallic colors have become popular for both decor and invitations. If not overdone, they can bring elegance to an event. Photo Credit: Allyson Magda Photography Destination Minus the Travel – By incorporating elements from special places, couples are creating a new form of destination weddings. …

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From Wedding Ceremony to Reception

The Crane Bay is a versatile wedding & event venue. Our naturally progressive layout allows you to surprise your guests with a ‘room reveal’ and move from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dining or dancing with ease. Allie & Eric had both their ceremony & reception at The Crane Bay! Below are their amazing photos, courtesy of Kristen Mittlestedt Photography.   **We still have availability in 2016, but book now! Call us for more information about our wedding & event venue: 317-423-2999.

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Benefits of a Friday Wedding

Although Saturday weddings are more popular, there are many benefits to choosing a Friday wedding instead. Financial Benefit $1000 less in Facility Rental (At Crane Bay in particular) $4000 less on Food and Beverage Minimum (At Crane Bay) Flight prices may be lower for out of town guests. Timing Some brides prefer a Friday evening wedding as opposed to a Saturday afternoon wedding. This gives the bride/bridal party more time to get ready for the occasion. It also gives the bridal …

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