Biltwell Event Center Summer Wedding

Real Weddings

wedding invitations with jewelry, champagne glasses and blue fabric on a wooden table.

Claire and Bryan had an intimate wedding at the Biltwell Event Center on a late summer day in Indianapolis.

Wedding dress hanging from the rafters in the industrial building

The Biltwell Event Center

Originally built in 1922, the Biltwell Event Center was a window and door factory. Throughout years of renovations, details and charm of the original structure have been restored and still remain today. The original exposed brick, freight elevator, antique fire doors, hardwood floors to a bank vault, provide character in every room of the building. 

bridal party cheers with mimosas in the bridal suite before getting ready

Claire and her bridesmaids got ready in the morning at the bridal suite. This convenience creating a relaxed morning for the girls. There was tons of exposed brick, barn wood and natural light perfect for photos. 

The bride puts on her wedding dress and earrings in a small event space inside the Biltwell event center
The bridal bouquet in a glass vase on a windowsill and the bride looking down at her wedding dress and she wears her wedding dress

Claire and Bryan opted to do a first look before the ceremony on the beautiful mahogany wood staircase.

The bride walks down wooden stairs  towards her groom, taps him on the shoulder and they hug for their first look

The wedding party took advantage of the exterior design of the Biltwell event center for group photos. With more exposed brick, and industrial elements on the building it was a lovely location. 

The wedding party group photos outside the industrial Biltwell event center building in the parking lot
Close up of the bridal bouquet as the bride and groom hold hands and walk together and the bride by herself holding her bouquet in the Biltwell event center parking lot
The groom smiling, standing with his hands in his pockets and the bride and groom walking together in a parking lot

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place in The Den in the Biltwell Event Center. It was is a large space with hardwood floors, exposed brick, wooden beams, It was the perfect location for the ceremony. This ceremony space was connected to reception space where guests could easily transition for the ceremony to the reception. 

the wooden ceremony arch that was in the shape of a hexagon with white and lavendar wedding flowers
The bride and her father walk through double doors and the bride and groom at the front of the aisle during their ceremony
The bride and groom kiss in front of their ceremony arch during their wedding ceremony

The Reception

The Dock room was a larger space, with the same industrial design elements a well as access to an outdoor deck. The deck was perfect for when guests wanted some fresh air after breaking it down on the dance floor. 

a grey sofa, with pillows and wooden coffee table decorated with wedding flowers and a wooden kings table with lavendar linen and flowers at the wedding reception in the bilwell event center
a white seating chart on wheels in front of a brick wall inside the biltwell event center
the wedding reception space in the biltwell event center with long wooden tables and chairs with lavender linens, lavender flowers and a hexagon arch with flowers behind the head table
the biltwell event center with long wooden tables and chairs with lavender linens, lavender flowers and tealight candels
The the bride and groom dance together in front of their wedding guests at their reception at the biltwell event center
a group of women take a photo in front of a photo backdrop consisting of a hallow frame, flowers and balloons and the the bride tosses her bouquet behind her to a group of women at the wedding reception in the biltwell event center

There were numerous locations in and around the Biltwell Event Center that created a beautiful setting.

The bride and groom kiss in an empty closet with floor to ceiling wooden shelves and a simple chandelier in the center of the ceiling
The bride and groomhold hands in the street in front of an overpass and the bride and groom walk towards each other outside the biltwell event center
the bride and groom smile at each other as they walk on the other side of the street in front of the biltwell event center
the bride and groom kiss at their sparkler exit with their guests around them in a black and white photo

Thank you so much to all of the vendors that made this day so incredible for Claire and Bryan! We loved being Claire and Bryan’s Indianapolis wedding planners!

Venue: Biltwell Event Center Wedding Venue | Photographer: Abbey Elaine Photography | Wedding Planning and Coordination: Christina Burton Events | Catering: Hoaglin Catering | Hair: Taylor Van Horn | Makeup: Anne Marie Lausten | Floral: Green Fern Florals | Officiant: Michael Samson | Reception Music: Bluewater Kings Band | Cake: Confectioneiress Cupcakes and Sweets

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