Centennial Park – Munster, Indiana
Centennial Park is a perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast as well as the average family. Visitors can get their exercise either on foot or via bike, as the park has trails for either. Soccer fields are available for those who prefer to exercise through competitive sports. Those seeking a quiet respite from their busy lives will love a peaceful stroll through the formal gardens after a morning of fishing in Centennial Park. Maynard Lake can be found within the park and is fully stocked year-round. Families will appreciate the children’s play facilities as well as the covered pavilions that can be utilized for picnics or family reunions. The onsite dog- park means no member of the family has to be left behind for an afternoon trip to
Centennial Park! Finally, the 9-hole Centennial Park golf course was designed by Tim Nugent and is extremely popular with Munster locals. This course is a great recreational option for wedding guests and the groomsmen alike.
The Centennial Park restaurant, named The View, is located within the park’s clubhouse. Aptly named, the space boasts excellent views of the golf course and Maynard Lake. Delicious food and a nice atmosphere make this restaurant a great option for a rehearsal dinner or a bridal luncheon before the wedding. Dining during the wedding weekend doesn’t have to be inconvenient with The View ready and waiting!
Outdoor Wedding Spaces
Most brides choose Centennial Park as their wedding venue for the beautiful outdoor ceremony locations. Exchanging vows outdoors provides excellent opportunities for lovely wedding photography in Centennial Park. Brides will also love the natural beauty that makes expensive décor superfluous.
The Lake Terrace looks out over Maynard Lake and is perhaps the most popular ceremony site in Centennial Park. Flowing directly from the park’s banquet facility, many brides choose the Lake Terrace in conjunction with the banquet hall for an indoor/outdoor occasion. This beautiful lakeside ceremony location also boasts fabulous views of the park’s greenery.
The two formal gardens in Centennial Park make lovely settings for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception. Rose bushes, flowering plants, stone walkways, and white picket fences make these gardens quite romantic. Both gardens are equipped with white pergolas that can be used as altars for a wedding ceremony. Even if the bride and groom select another location for their wedding in Centennial Park, many still utilize the formal gardens for wedding photos.
The Entertainment Stage, excellent for larger ceremonies, is equipped with natural, tiered seating for up to 2,000 people. Complete with audio-visual equipment and lighting means that no matter how many guests are invited, each will be able to clearly see and hear the ceremony. This stage is adjacent to Maynard Lake and thus boasts excellent views.
Over Maynard Lake are several boardwalks and a bridge, any of which can be used as an intimate ceremony location. These spaces will be blocked from public access during a wedding ceremony, ensuring total privacy for the bride and groom as they exchange vows. A bridge wedding exudes a romantic and idyllic atmosphere that the bride will treasure in her memory forever.
A perfect venue for any Centennial Park wedding reception, this banquet hall is fairly new, being built only in 2008, and is centrally located in the park’s clubhouse. Up to 210 guests can be comfortably seated while still leaving plenty of room for dancing. The Centennial Park banquet hall has large windows out of which Lake Maynard, as well as the rest of the park’s natural beauty, can be clearly seen. A balcony also allows for a closer look at the surrounding scenery. Vaulted ceilings make this space open and airy, alleviating any bride’s fears of a stuffy wedding venue.
Using the Lake Terrace in conjunction with banquet hall for an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception is perhaps the most popular choice among Centennial Park brides, but by no means the only option.
Location and Contact
Centennial Park’s golf course is located at 900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster, Indiana 46321. The clubhouse and banquet facility address is 1005 S. Centennial Drive.
For more information on Centennial Park, including wedding cost, packages, catering, and guest capacity, call 219-836-6930 or visit www.munster.org