The Crane Bay Event Center


The Crane Bay Event Center is Indianapolis’ premier modern events and wedding venue in the heart of downtown. Our versatile interior allows for customizable floor plans and imaginative designs, while our spacious outdoor patios offer private views of the downtown skyline. 

Four versatile bays, modular bars, and lounge furniture, distinctive uplighting, two patios, and a curtaining system all allow for complete customization of the space for groups from 150 to 1,500 attendees.  

What started as the home of the Super Bowl XLVI Rolling Stones Magazine party in 2012 has become one of the city’s premier venues for upscale events. Paired with Crystal Signature Events' thoughtful cuisine, inspired cocktails, expert team of event professionals, and unmatched service, The Crane Bay makes every event one of a kind.

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551 West Merrill Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46227


Phone: (317) 429-2999


Weddings, Nonprofit, Social, Corporate, Convention, and More 


  • 15,000 Square Feet
  • 1,500 Reception
  • 650 Seated
  • 1,200+ Convenient Parking Spots


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The Crane Bay

Thank you so much for all your hard work and for being so kind and helpful. We had a wonderful day, and we know that a huge part of that is due to the great staff. Thank you again for everything!
- Helen and Ted (Bride & Groom)

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The Crane Bay

Everything was simply perfect, PERFECT! My parents couldn’t stop saying enough compliments about the venue and the venue staff. Literally EVERY single person on staff at Crane Bay was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for not only ensuring Kevin and I were happy but for also taking such amazing care of my parents.
- Kaleigh & Kevin (Bride & Groom)

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The Crane Bay

I want to thank The Crane Bay staff for making our business lunch such a seamless, successful event. We heard so many great comments about the service, the food and overall venue. My CEO was so pleased.
- Sara from Easter Seals Crossroads

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The Crane Bay

I just want to say how thoroughly happy we all were with our reception. We were all thrilled with how everything looked, the service from the staff was exceptional and the overall experience was fantastic. We had many of our guests comment about it in a positive way about the venue, food, drink and service from your staff.
- Charlie (Father of the Bride)

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The Crane Bay

I want to extend the biggest thank you to the entire staff at Crane Bay. Our event was the talk of the entire show. Feedback continues to roll in about what a great time everyone had and what a cool venue you have there at Crane Bay! Thank you again for everything! We really appreciate everything you did to make our event such a success!
- John from Fire-Dex

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