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The Crane Bay Event Center


The Crane Bay Event Center is a truly unique event facility located steps away from the Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown, Indianapolis. The décor features an urban, edgy, and industrial atmosphere that can be transformed to meet the needs of any type of event! The walls of the facility are painted white; a blank canvas so to speak, that will allow you to adjust the LED lighted columns to any color to match your event.

Perhaps the most remarkable feature of Crane Bay is the private outdoor patio that faces the downtown skyline. On a chilly evening, the fireplace and heating elements will keep you warm while you cozy up on the comfortable lounge furniture.

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551 West Merrill Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46227


Weddings, Nonprofit, Social and Corporate Events, Conventions and Trade Shows


15,000 square feet


1200+ convenient parking
spots on site!

What People Say About

The Crane Bay

Thank you so much for all your hard work and for being so kind and helpful. We had a wonderful day, and we know that a huge part of that is due to the great staff. Thank you again for everything!

Helen and Ted (Bride & Groom)

What People Say About

The Crane Bay

Everything was simply perfect, PERFECT! My parents couldn’t stop saying enough compliments about the venue and the venue staff. It was decorated absolutely beautifully and literally EVERY single person on staff at Crane Bay was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for not only ensuring Kevin and I were happy but for also taking such amazing care of my parents.

Kaleigh & Kevin (Bride & Groom)

What People Say About

The Crane Bay

I want to thank The Crane Bay staff for making our business lunch such a seamless, successful event. We heard so many great comments about the service, the food and overall venue. My CEO was so pleased.

Sara from Easter Seals Crossroads

What People Say About

The Crane Bay

I just want to say how thoroughly happy we all were with our reception. We were all thrilled with how everything looked, the service from the staff was exceptional and the overall experience was fantastic. We had many of our guests comment about it in a positive way about the venue, food, drink and service from your staff.

Charlie (Father of the Bride)

What People Say About

The Crane Bay

I want to extend the biggest thank you to the entire staff at Crane Bay. Our event was the talk of the entire show. Feedback continues to roll in about what a great time everyone had and what a cool venue you have there at Crane Bay! Thank you again for everything! We really appreciate everything you did to make our event such a success!

John from Fire-Dex

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Are you ready to raise the bar?

If you are looking for ideas to start or change up an existing event, our consulting team will provide an array of creative and unique ideas that inspire others to attend and give. Lighting, decorations, programming, atmosphere and menu are all areas we can help you create a memorable experience.

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