Avalon Manor – Merrillville, Indiana
Check out Avalon Manor reviews on The Knot for first-hand accounts of how wonderful this venue is. In fact, Avalon Manor was awarded The Knot’s “Best ofWeddings” in both 2013 and 2011. Avalon Manor was also selected to house a bridal show in 2014, an event hosted by Dunhill Tuxedos. The banquet facility was the perfect backdrop for a bridal show because of the elegant décor and large ballrooms, and it allowed brides to imagine how they would look on their own wedding day.
Brides often prioritize convenience when selecting the location for their wedding because they know guests may have to travel long distances to attend the special day. Avalon Manor is located in Merrillville, Indiana, a city convenient to Valparaiso, Hobart, Schererville, and Crown Point. Being just five minutes from I-65 means that Avalon Manor is located near a large variety of hotels, allowing wedding guests plenty of options for lodging. Some of these nearby hotels include the Hilton Garden Inn and the Staybridge Suites of Merrillville. There are also many restaurants nearby, from casual cafes to fine dining, including Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant. Should the bride decide to have her rehearsal dinner in an outside location (it can be hosted at Avalon Manor!) then she will have lots of great choices.
Guests will find lots of choices for entertainment in Merrillville, including shopping and shows. Trip Advisor rates the Albanese Candy Factory, the Start Plaza Theatre, and the Southlake Mall within the top ten things to do in Merrillville.
Having over 16,000 square feet means that Avalon can host any type of wedding, from a small intimate gathering to a huge party with 1,200 guests. There are a myriad of ballrooms and banquet spaces for brides to choose from, and each is beautiful in its own unique way. Large windows allow natural light to encompass the spaces, and the guest bathrooms are said to be just as beautiful as the banquet halls themselves. Each banquet room is complete with rich carpeting, a shining dance floor, and audio-visual equipment. The large spaces boast plenty of room for a seated dinner, dancing, and a full wedding band. With so many rooms to choose from, any bride will be able to find the perfect venue that fits her vision. One option is having the ceremony in one space and the reception in another, allowing the events to flow seamlessly together. Or, the same room can house both events with a short turn-over in between. An Avalon Manor reception or ceremony will be flawless, no matter which option the bride chooses.
Brides also have the option of an outdoor ceremony, as Avalon Manor has a gazebo specifically for these occasions. The gazebo rests in beautiful garden setting with plenty of greenery and natural beauty. A large willow tree grows alongside the gazebo, providing a sweeping green backdrop to the vow exchange. A breathtaking pond and a shining fountain are also present on the Avalon Manor grounds, and these are lovely backdrops for wedding photos.
Catering is done in-house at this venue. The Avalon Manor menu is vast, boasting tons of options for dinner, appetizers, snacks, and desserts. The same boring wedding food won’t be served during receptions at Avalon, as their food is high quality and delicious. Brides can select the exact menu they prefer rather than having to use a set menu like many other banquet facilities require. Family-style or plated dinners are available, and the entre selection is quite impressive. Avalon Manor menu prices will vary depending on the bride’s choices, but the variety is so great that any budget can be accommodated comfortably.
An extensive bar selection is available as well, so the bride and groom will be sure to find the beverages they are looking for. Top shelf liquor, beer, champagne, and more are available at Avalon Manor.
For more information on the venue, such as Avalon Manner rates, contact the venue staff at 219-945-0888.
The address for Avalon Manor is 3550 East US Route 30, Merrillville, Indiana 46410. Maps and directions can be found using this address or on the Avalon Manor website: http://avalonmanor.com/