Best Celebration of Life Venues in Indianapolis

December 8, 2023

There are several venues for rent in Indianapolis, but when it comes to hosting a celebration of life, the ideal venue might look a bit different. Finding a venue to honor your loved one can feel like an added burden, so we’ve compiled a list of event spaces across Indianapolis to lessen this for you.

In the list, you’ll find many venues that will go above and beyond to provide comfort and meet your family’s needs. These event centers host a variety of events, and are typically booked for the reception following a funeral service.

Laurel Hall

Located on six acres of lawns and gardens, this is one of the most historic event venues in Indianapolis. Whether you’re looking for an indoor our outdoor event space for your celebration of life, Laurel Hall offers both.  

Screenshot of the Laurel Hall


Planning a celebration of life is a difficult task for any grieving loved one. As soon as you call us, the team at INDUSTRY will do everything we can to make the planning process as easy as possible.

A memorial service at INDUSTRY in Indianapolis
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INDUSTRY offers a flexible and spacious venue in downtown Indy with indoor and outdoor space, as well as onsite parking. Our venue can host well over 300 guests for a standing event, and the comfortable atmosphere will allow your guests to relax and honor their loved one.

INDUSTRY includes everything you need for a turn-key event. Tables and chairs, as well as cocktail tables are included, and INDUSTRY Beverage is available to take care of the bar. Our in-house event planners will provide a list of excellent catering vendors, whether you prefer to have passed hors d’oeuvres or a buffet. 

Most importantly, our team is willing to go above and beyond to make you and your family feel supported. If you have any questions or concerns, we offer full customization in order to meet your needs. 

The Nest

Situated on the West side of Indy, The Nest offers a bright, inviting space for events of all types. The Nest is locally owned, and offers a chic ballroom that can accommodate 120 guests for a seated event.

Instagram shot of The Nest

Montage Events

A simple choice for your Indianapolis event, Montage is an all-inclusive venue with a selection of food by Kahn’s Catering. Their gorgeous waterfront location is a peaceful venue for your celebration of life event.

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Indiana Roof Ballroom

The Indiana Roof Ballroom is one of Indy’s most special event spaces, and offers event rentals for up to 1,500 guests. Located in the heart of downtown, the venue offers state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, and is ready to help with all of your needs.

Indiana Roof Ballroom

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Celebrate the life of your loved one in the right space in Indianapolis. The team at INDUSTRY is here to meet your needs and support your friends and family during this challenging period. Contact us to inquire about pricing or schedule a tour to learn more about hosting your event at INDUSTRY.