Enchanting Escapes: 5 Forest Wedding Venues in Northern Indiana

There’s nothing quite like the enchanting feeling of a romantic ceremony tucked away in a wooded setting, and for the Northern Indiana couple, there is no shortage of picturesque places. From a modern and rustic retreat to a historic arboretum campus, there’s something for every style. Take your pick from our curated list below and start planning your whimsically wooded wedding celebration.


Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

Valparaiso, Indiana

Venue Superpowers:

Panoramic Views

Historic Details

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: unforgettable outdoor weddings set among woodlands, prairies, and wetlands • say "I do" in the airy Meyer Pavilion or in the serene Bapst Rose Garden with its marble courtyard • charming indoor receptions in the Depot Visitor Center, with the feel of a vintage train station

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Gathering Place

Twelve Mile, IN

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Setting

Lush Grounds

Bridal Suite

Fab Features: a rustic venue sitting on ten wooded acres • say ‘I do’ on the lush lawn under the cover of towering trees • celebrate in the oversized gathering hall and enjoy the outdoor patio and fire pits

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Emerson House

La Porte, IN

Venue Superpowers:

Weekend Wedding

Secluded Setting

Small Celebrations

Fab Features: peaceful event venue nestled at the heart of lush woodland • say “I do” beneath the graceful weeping willows, followed by game and cocktails on the expansive lawn • packages encompass a full three-day wedding weekend and include accommodations for up to 18

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Red Barn Acres

Fremont, IN

Venue Superpowers:

Romantically Rustic

Historic Details

Lovely Landscaping

Fab Features: an enchanting midwest destination nestled on 10 serene acres of gardens, grasslands and trees • hold your romantic outdoor ceremony surrounded by the lush grounds, old windmill, and tranquil pond • celebrate in the 1870 three story Bank Barn with rustic beams, brick and wood floors and wood and stone walls, combining elegant, vintage charm with modern luxury

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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