Uptown Center – Michigan City, Indiana

Brides and grooms looking for the perfect wedding venue in the Lake Michigan area need look no further than The Uptown Center. A large, fully restored ballroom, several bridal suites, plenty of outdoor space, and in-house catering will all be available to engaged couples who choose The Uptown Center, Michigan City, IN, for their dream wedding.


The grand ballroom can suitably fit weddings of all styles and themes, from rustic and charming to glamorous and modern. The restored wood floors, free-flowing space, and fantastically high ceilings make the space one of grandeur. Ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners alike can all be enjoyed in the beautiful ballroom.  Weddings held in The Uptown Center’s gorgeous rooms will be captured beautifully in photographs and remembered for years to come. This venue provides a historic yet glamorous setting for any bride’s dream wedding.

The Location

The Uptown Center is located in Northwest Indiana, only an hour from Chicago and mere steps from Lake Michigan, making it an optimal location for a centrally located wedding celebration. As the venue is nestled in the trendy Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, an Uptown Center wedding will allow your guests many options for dining, entertainment, and lodging.  Michigan City, IN boasts a charming atmosphere and a centralized location. The bride and groom will rest easy knowing that their guests have plenty to do during the wedding weekend, from strolling the streets of the Arts District to eating at William B’s Steakhouse, one of the city’s famous restaurants for fine dining.


The Uptown Center wedding venue allows for a full day of on-site wedding activity. Rather than the bridal party having to get ready for the big day at an outside location and then deal with transportation to the venue, The Uptown Center provides three separate bridal suites to choose from, including prep areas complete with salon-style chairs and full-length mirrors. With three different suites available, large bridal parties will have the space to spread out and get ready in comfort. Or, for smaller parties, the extra suites can be used for the mother-of-the-bride and the mother-of-the-groom. The options are endless. Likewise, the available groom’s suite gives the guys a place to don their tuxedos and relax prior to the ceremony.


A private courtyard and patio are available to the wedding party as well, be it for a breath of fresh air or for photographs. The charming, all-brick courtyard is a perfect setting for couples who choose to do a “first look” or want to have a private moment together before they become husband and wife.

The Ceremony

A masterfully restored ballroom circa 1867 provides a glamorous and classy setting for any wedding ceremony. Such a grand space requires little décor or additions, as it is breathtaking all on its own. This means that the bride has little to worry about on the days leading up to her special day, and can simply enjoy and let herself be pampered. Indeed, this venue alleviates many common worries for engaged couples, including a limited guest list. No longer will the couple have to worry about cutting down the number of guests, as The Uptown Center ballroom can comfortably seat up to 300 people. This makes it a perfect space for ceremonies great or small.

The Reception

Brides and grooms who choose The Uptown Center need not worry about their guests finding their way from the ceremony site to the reception venue, because the beautiful ballroom at The Uptown Center is multifaceted. The space can be used for both the ceremony and the reception, with quick turnaround time provided by the wonderful Uptown Center staff.


After the conclusion of the ceremony, the bridal party can retire to take photographs with not a single worry about the reception space. While the ballroom is being transformed, the wedding guests will be well looked-after with multiple spaces to mingle including the private courtyard, an outdoor patio, and a full-service lounge where they can enjoy cocktail hour. With so many comfortable areas to wander and enjoy their cocktails, the guests will hardly realize any time has passed before it is time to re-enter the ballroom.


Guests and bridal party alike will be amazed at the transformation of the versatile ballroom, which boasts plenty of space for a dance floor and many tables. During the reception, the guests can enjoy a seated dinner, provided by The Uptown Center’s in-house catering. The balcony surrounding the ballroom allows for extra mingling space and amazing views of the reception as it unfolds. Whether you are a bride who wants a simple, charming ceremony with close friends and family, or a large, glamorous affair complete with a full dinner, cocktail hour, and hundreds of guests, The Uptown Center, Michigan City, IN, wedding venue will meet all of your needs.