The Maki Ballroom – Crown Point, IN

Downtown Crown Point, IN is a quaint, historical, and whimsical area where time seems to have stood still. Old fashioned candy shops, historic homes, vintage diners, and more line the streets of this lovely neighborhood. Perhaps the most treasured of all the buildings in Crown Point, the Lake County Courthouse looms into view as one enters the downtown square. This historical building has been completely restored while still maintaining its original architectural style and beauty. Locals proudly view the courthouse as the pride of Crown Point, and out-of-town visitors rarely pass through without stopping to visit the grand, all-brick structure.


As its name suggests, the formidable “Grand Old Lady” (as the locals call her) was once solely used for the city government, but now it holds additional purposes. Among other things, the Lake County Courthouse is home to the Lake County Historical Society Museum, a variety of shops and restaurants, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Maki Ballroom.


An elegant and classic space, The Maki Ballroom is the perfect venue for any Crown Point wedding. Historical significance tied with modern renovations make this space beautiful and functional. Brides seeking a wedding in a quaint, famous, and historical location need to look no further than Lake County’s Maki Ballroom.

The Location

Engaged couples in the Chicagoland area looking to escape the busy, hectic life of the Windy City on their special day will love the quiet, old-fashioned, and romantic atmosphere of Crown Point. The home-grown style of this quaint city will remind the couple, and their wedding guests, of the simpler things in life. Rather than fighting traffic and hordes of people in a large, busy city, why not enjoy a laid-back and simple wedding day? Crown Point in Lake County, Indiana is a dream come true for brides and grooms who want to appreciate the quiet life on their wedding day.


Crown Point is located between Cedar Lake and Merrillville. While it provides the perks of being a quaint, small town, it does not leave wedding guests out in the cold. Plenty of choices for lodging and dining exist in the downtown area and beyond, making it a convenient location for a wedding. The bride and groom will have no problems finding a great location for their rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, or bridal luncheon.

The Space

The Maki Ballroom, located in the Crown Point courthouse, is a romantic and sophisticated space for a wedding reception. The room is large enough for up to 200 guests for a seated dinner, and a cocktail reception could host even more. The intricate designs of the room, along with the plush carpeting, full-length windows, and a host of chandeliers, give nod to the building’s historical beginnings while providing the ambiance for a modern and classy wedding. Rental of the Maki Ballroom for a reception comes complete with a catering room and a classic bar in an adjoining room. A grand piano is available in the ballroom as well, should the bride and groom prefer live music over pre-recorded.


Ceremonies can also be held in the “Grand Old Lady”. The Lake Courtroom can be found on the third floor of the building and is perfect for a ceremony with 175 guests or less. The historical architecture of the room makes for quite a unique ceremony location and beautiful wedding photos. Having the ceremony and the reception in the same location means a convenient day for the guests and stress-free planning for the bride.


Why work with multiple venues when the same fantastic building can host both a ceremony and a reception?