Fort Wayne, Indiana has recently been undergoing renovations throughout the city. This has resulted in some new options for brides and grooms planning an upcoming wedding. New banquet facilities have sprung up across the city due to the restorations and new construction. There are several classic choices to consider within the city as well.
The Scottish Rite Center, located at 431 W. Berry St., has been a historical hallmark in the City of Fort Wayne since 1925. The venue is currently in the midst of a $3 million dollar renovation and is an elegant option for a wedding locale. The Valencia Ballroom can accommodate 200-800 guests due to its 15,000 square footage. A rental package is offered by the Scottish Rite that includes the hall rental fee, room arrangements and set-up, China, glassware, linens, tables and chairs, parking for guests, Liquor and Accidental Liability Insurance, Two Scottish Rite trained staff members, one uniformed police officer for security purposes, and decorations. Exclusive on-site catering is also available.
The recently updated Horseshoe Lobby is also offered within the Scottish Rite Center and may be more appropriate for a smaller wedding party. The elegant lobby can accommodate up to 200 guests and has room for musical performers and a dance floor. A rental package similar to the one offered for the Valencia Ballroom is available for this space.
The phone number for the Scottish Rite Center is (260) 423-2593 or (877) 480-8020. Colleen Olinger is the contact person for Events Coordination. Her extension is 23. Bill Skimos is the Catering Specialist and can be reached at extension 34.
The Marine Corp League may be a more affordable choice for some couples. This reception facility can accommodate up to 300 guests. Several inclusive packages are available and include catering services and even DJ entertainment. A dance floor, music area, bartending services, and clean-up assistance are some of the service offerings from this venue. The reception hall can be contacted by calling (260) 493-8323. The wedding reception site is located at 7500 US Highway 930 East in Fort Wayne.
Bentley’s on Broadway is a conveniently located banquet facility situated at 2520 Broadway. The contact phone number for the venue is (260) 745-3790. Bentley’s can host a reception of up to 450 guests. A private bridal room, large ballroom, and a sitting parlor are some of the amenities offered at this establishment.
Another historical and upscale choice for engaged couples seeking a wedding venue is The Embassy. This historical theatre would be a perfect compliment to an unforgettable wedding celebration. For information on renting the Embassy Theatre, Embassy Theatre Lobby, Indiana Hotel Lobby or Boardroom, contact the Embassy at 260-424-6287. The theatre has been located at 125 West Jefferson Blvd. since 1929.
There are many possibilities to select from when searching for romantic wedding and reception sites. Begin planning early for the best chance of getting the dates you want at the venue you settle upon. The planning of your wedding day is an exciting time and a new beginning for you both.