CRANE BAY EVENT CENTER

ONE OF A KIND WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS & CORPORATE EVENTS!


The Crane Bay Event Center is a unique, contemporary, modern venue with a versatile design and gorgeous views of the Downtown Indianapolis skyline. We have a fully equipped in-house sound and lighting system as well as a draping system that can be customized to fit events of all sizes. Our private patio, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and LED lighted ambiance sets the tone for an unforgettable event!

Crane Bay is a full-service venue, operated by Crystal Catering, to create the best culinary experience for your wedding, corporate event or reception. We will help coordinate all the layout, timeline, linens, rentals, food, beverage and audio-visual aspects of your event, making the planning process easy for you! You will enjoy delicious food and beverage options expertly crafted by our award-winning chefs and mixologists. We strive to keep up with all the latest culinary trends and showcase our food in a way that reflects the uniqueness of our space.

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Cranes: It's Why We're Called "Crane" Bay

The cranes were used to maneuver heavy equipment during the factory days. They are still manually operable and are used as unique ways of putting food, beverage and décor on display.

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SHOT CHANDELIERS

Hang your Desserts or Appetizers! Any food item displayed in a shot glass can be placed on our shot chandeliers and hung from any crane.

App Walls

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APP WALLS

These portable diamond plated structures complete with acrylic shelves can be used for grab and go bites, escort cards, silent auction items, awards and so much more.

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PATIO

Crane Bay’s private outdoor patio faces the Downtown, Indianapolis skyline and is complete with a fireplace, heating elements and cozy lounge furniture.

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PORTABLE BARS

The glass front bars at Crane Bay are separate and movable. They can be used for more than beverages, such as DJ booths and registration.

LED Lighted Scene Panel

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LED LIGHTED SCENE PANEL

The LED Lighted Scene Panel makes for the best back drop. Make each panel the same color to match your scheme or make them all different.

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LED LIGHTED COLUMNS

The lighting at Crane Bay is like no other. The 15 LED Lighted Columns can change to any color of the rainbow. Start out the color of your choice for the cocktail reception and switch to rotating for dancing.

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INDOOR FIREPLACE

Not only do we have an outdoor fireplace, but we have an indoor fireplace as well! This will set the tone for an intimate ambiance.

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WHITE LEATHER COUCHES

Included at Crane Bay are 26 white leather couch sections that can be placed however and wherever your heart desires. Add a pillow for a pop of color or to match your design. Ask us for a list of included pillow color options.

Drapes

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DRAPING

Crane Bay features a wide open floor plan that can be kept or divided using our in-house draping system. This naturally progressive layout allows you to surprise your guests with a “room reveal” and move from cocktail reception, to dining or dancing with ease.

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CONFERENCE ROOM

AKA: Green Room, AKA: Bridal Suite. Seats 8-10 people. Great for use as a temporary office or storage space!

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It Went Off Without a Hitch

1.11.2019


I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful event on Friday. It went off without a hitch! You and your team were once again amazing and on it, I never had to “find” you guys as you were always a step ahead of me!

Mary - Brooks

You Guys Are Amazing!!

2.21.2020


You guys are amazing!! Thank you so much! Tonight was great. Your staff was perfect and the food was seriously amazing! I love working with you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me look good! You and your staff were absolutely over the top this year!

Lynn - F.C. Tucker

We Are Thrilled!

9.26.2019


Thank you so much, Amanda, for all you and your staff did to make the event such a success! From my preliminary review of the numbers, this Roast was the most successful regarding funds raised. We are thrilled! Will look forward to working with you next year!!

Gina - Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

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