INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — December means festive office parties, cookie swaps and family reunions are here.
Our partners at Yelp researched the best reviewed places around Indianapolis for your next Christmas bash. Yelp is also throwing their annual holiday "Totally Bazaar" shopping event at the Central Public Library Downtown if you are looking for some gifts. The event is free, you just need to RSVP on Yelp ahead of time.
1. Peace Water Winery on Mass Ave
Why Yelpers Love It: It’s budget-friendly and you can bring your own food
Capacity: Library Room (max 15) or Community Room (max 25)
Price: Tuesday-Thursday ($50/hr), Friday-Sunday ($100/hr + $200 min. wine purchase)
"The Peace Water folks source their grapes from California where their winemaker also lives. The space is fun and vibrant, and this location has a really great area that you can reserve for private events. The employees are all knowledgeable and welcoming, making this well-worth a 5-star review." - Yelp Elite Katie Q.
Why Yelpers Love It: It’s incredibly classy and you can add on a personal group ‘barrel experience’ and bourbon tasting in any of their private spaces
Capacity: McQueen Room (6 people), Barrel Room (8 people), Private Dining Room (10 people), S&S Fireside (22 people), S&S Cityside (32 people), Hub A (30 people), Hub B (40 people), Hub (75 people), Longitude (40 people), Latitude (75 people), Second Floor Buyout (145 people)
Price: $50 - $200 per person
"It's a boutique hotel nestled in the heart of downtown… As soon as you walk through the doors, you will be amazed at how they made use of the small space. The decor is beautiful and they have a great sitting area/lobby, as well as the amazing Spoke and Steele, a great place to grab dinner, drinks, and/or brunch." - Yelp Elite Caitlin M.
3. Hotel Tango’s new venue: The Foxhole
Why Yelpers Love It: It’s owned by Hotel Tango and serves up their craft cocktails. You can request further info on their Yelp page, including requesting quotes!
Capacity: 96 standing; 110 seated
Price: $2200 for a Friday & Saturday evening + catering costs; $1700 for Sunday -Thursday evening + catering costs
"The Foxhole at Hotel Tango is the new venue to the distillery. The space is for private event rentals only and can host up to 120 people for a standing reception. Hoaglin Catering is the exclusive caterer for the venue." - Yelp Business Page
4. Private loft at Four Day Ray Brewing
Why Yelpers Love It: All ages are allowed and you can drink local craft beer
Capacity: 30 people seated or 75 people standing
Price: Monday-Thursday Lunches: $500 food and beverage minimum parties up to 30. Sunday-Thursday Dinners: $750 food and beverage minimum parties up to 30.
"Let's start with the aesthetics of this place. They really outdid themselves with the architecture of the half brewery, half restaurant building. As soon as you walk in, you see the live, in-action brewery on the left and the doors to the huge main dining area on the right. When you go into the restaurant, there's a huge dark-wooden staircase with an open loft to the right and a wide open large dining space... This would be a great space for a party, event, dinner with friends, drinks with coworkers or just a lunch solo. Great place for kids too!" - Yelp Elite Elyse G
5. The Grand Hall at Historic Union Station
Why Yelpers Love It: It was built in 1853 and was America’s first union station
Capacity: 600 people
Price: Friday ($2,500 rental + $14,000 food/beverage min.), Saturday ($3,000 rental + $18,000 food/beverage min.), Sunday ($2,000 room + $7,000 food/beverage min.)
"I went here for a company holiday party. I've never been here before and it shows how naïve I am! I've lived in central Indiana my entire life and never knew this gem existed! It's quite historic and very cool on the inside." - Yelp Elite Mary T.
Why Yelpers Love It: It’s family-friendly and packed with tons of activities
Capacity: Private Room (30 people) or Luxury Room (150 people)
Price: Contact them directly for pricing!
"Incrediplex is huge… You'll find a basketball court, bungee jumping set up, arcade games, mini soccer field, etc. etc. For the adults you'll find a beer and wine bar and junk-food eats, like pizza and chicken wings. I was able to check out the Incrediplex with my husband's company for their annual holiday party. This was an ideal location for adults to do their thing while the kids could hop from activity to activity with a buffet bar of food available for all." - Yelp Elite Brittany S.