In the land of “Old Gold & Black” history and tradition, there’s a draw to Lafayette– West Lafayette that’s created a dynamic community with something for everyone. Whether your interests lie in trekking the great outdoors or experiencing the thrill of the big game, finding an eclectic piece of art or taking a step back in time- it’s all right here just waiting to be explored.
The beauty of the Wabash Valley has drawn people to its river banks for centuries. Its rich history and university location has made these two Indiana towns a joint community and a hub for both local and international arts, flavors, and ideas.
Find yourself surrounded by Indiana’s diverse flora at Clegg Botanical Garden or Prophetstown State Park, both with great hiking trails and open year round to showcase the beauty of each season. Immerse yourself in history at the Tippecanoe Battlefield or Fort Ouiatenon during the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. You’ll find many art galleries downtown or you can try your hand at a painting or pottery class. Once you’ve explored the area, grab a bite at Triple XXX, Indiana’s oldest drive-in, and then kick back at Wildcat Creek Winery, Lafayette Brewing Company, or Harry’s Chocolate Shop.
Whatever your vision, we’ve found the locations and vendors to guide you through your Lafayette wedding.
Sarah Parent Photography
Shooting since 2001, Sarah is a southern girl at heart who is passionate about documenting life through her lens. Her outgoing personality will bring out your best side. She strives to capture the genuine emotions that are the centerpiece of the day.
An award-winning professional photographer, Ed Lausch has more than 30 years of experience. This expertise results in the ability to capture candid moments for images cherished forever. If one of the nine offered wedding packages is not the right fit for your day, Lausch works with you to create a package perfectly suited to your individual needs.
Brian Powell Photography
Brian began his love affair with photography while taking a class for architecture school. That summer he spent days and nights shooting, developing, and printing. Hooked, he continued classes, began shooting for a local newspaper and working in a photo lab, and shot his first wedding in 2002. His style is creative and innovative, with clear beautiful images that encapsulate the energy and love of the wedding day.
Something Blue Bakery
918 Main Street, Lafayette IN
Something Blue offers a diverse and delicious list of flavors that include candy, fruit, and specialty mix-ins (like indulgent Snickers or s’mores) but really sets itself apart with stunning creative pieces. Owner Makenzie Kus is truly a cake artist, working with couples to create detailed and beautiful designs. Her message to brides:“If you can dream it, we can create it!”
Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe
3803 South Street, Lafayette IN
Mary at Mammaw’s owned a bakery years ago, but opened the Sweet Shoppe in 2004 as an ice cream parlor. Just one year later she rekindled her love of baking and started making cakes again. The shop serves up flavors for any taste, from classic vanilla to tangy key lime or old-fashioned snickerdoodle.
My Heart’s Desire
9816 E 250 North, Lafayette IN
Kathy Cunningham, owner of My Heart’s Desire bakery, worked for 10 years at the Purdue bakery in Hillenbrand Hall. It was there that she first saw the need for a business devoted to wedding cakes, which were not offered at the university bakery. In her first year, she made two cakes. Her business has grown to about 100 cakes annually. In her search for the perfect icing, she created one using only real vanilla from Mexico. The multi-talented Kathy also does catering, dress designs and alterations.
611 Main Street, Lafayette IN
Whether you’re looking for homemade sweets for a treats table or favors for your guests to take home, Kathy and her crew serve up a large range of decadent goodies that you and your guests are sure to love. Cake batter popcorn, anyone? In fact, there’s so many delectables to choose from that we think the best thing to do is not choose- give in and enjoy them all!
834 Main Street, Lafayette IN
Stationery is the first glimpse your guests have of your wedding, so beautiful invitations are the perfect way to set your style. Two Tulips has invitations, favors, and accessories to fit your vision and calligraphers are on hand to add a personal touch. For a beautifully-finished wedding, it’s all in the details.
Coyote Crossing Golf Course
5801 Augusta Boulevard, West Lafayette IN
Highlighting the natural beauty of the area, the Hale Irwin-designed golf course at Coyote Crossing incorporates meadows, forest and Burnett’s Creek. The banquet room accommodates 170 people and more seating is available on the veranda overlooking the picturesque grounds. It offers a full kitchen and on-site catering as well as a bar and grill. coyotecrossinggolf.com
112 N 3rd Street, Lafayette IN
Mediterranean dishes and tapas-style dining give an old-world twist to your rehearsal or reception. The exposed brick and rich warm wood invite you to stay a little longer and take in the atmosphere. You can enjoy the taste and character of Adelino’s in one of the private dining rooms, the banquet hall, or by renting out the entire establishment. Catering off-site is also available.
Moses Fowler House
909 South Street, Lafayette IN
Moses Fowler, a cattle baron, came to town in 1839 with John Purdue to start a merchandising business. His home is a classic example of Gothic Revival architecture. Vintage does not even begin to describe this home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. A wedding on the terrace sounds awfully romantic.
The Lafayette Theater
600 Main Street, Lafayette IN
The Art Deco restored theater is a unique facility, especially fitting for those who want a retro or vintage feel with a dramatic flair. The large movie screen is usable and you can choose to serve popcorn as a treat. Its downtown location is convenient and fun for your guests.
Purdue Memorial Union
101 N Grant Street, West Lafayette IN
Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in one of two grand ballrooms with high ceilings, impressive staircases and stained glass windows conveniently located on Purdue University’s campus. The Memorial Union is regarded for its attention to detail and the high level of quality service. Up to 500 of your friends and family will dine and dance in elegance.
Thomas Duncan Hall
619 Ferry Street, Lafayette IN
This lovingly-maintained hall gives a classic and elegant ambiance to any wedding with its Georgian Colonial architecture and beautiful features. Though there are several parlors and spaces available for parties, the Ballroom is a favorite for events. Tucked within a small courtyard is the ‘secret garden’ - perfect for a romantic getaway with your new spouse.
325 Burnetts Road, West Lafayette IN
Only five minutes from downtown, The Trails has the feel of a remote country retreat. It has been voted “Best Wedding Reception Venue” four years in a row by The Journal and Courier’s (Lafayette) Reader’s Choice Awards.
117 N 5th Street, Lafayette IN
The grand Lahr Atrium, built in 1833 as part of the Lahr Hotel, boasts an impressive white marble staircase and floors. During the day, the features are bathed in natural light that pours in from the atrium-style ceiling. Hanging lanterns, twinkling lights, or sleek modern lamps for evening events transform the space for any style wedding. Catering is done by Sovereign.
113 N 5th Street, Lafayette IN
Variety and flexibility make life easier during the busy planning stages, so Sovereign Catering works with couples to design menus to fit each wedding. Barbara Huddleston started her business in 2008 with the goal of creating a flexible service that would be the “Gold Standard” in catering.
The Juniper Spoon
This family-run catering business is focused on creating the freshest of dishes using food sourced from local farms. The extensive menu is full of original recipes that put a creative spin on traditional dishes. Farm fresh and organic, The Juniper Spoon makes your event elegant and truly to your taste.
Rubia Flower Market
224 E. State Street, West Lafayette IN
The people at Rubia are passionate about flowers and the beauty they bring to life. With a huge selection of fresh blooms, Rubia has a European-market flair. Since so many flowers are on hand, you can play with different looks and visualize the outcome when choosing your wedding flowers.
Red Fox Flowers
Create an elegant ambiance with bouquets and centerpieces that are designed to make your vision come together. No detail is overlooked in these creatively -arranged and beautifully-embellished displays. The arrangements catch your eye, but Red Fox’s professional and personal service make them stand out.
White Iris Designs
838 Main Street, Lafayette IN
Every wedding is a unique reflection of the bride and groom, so White Iris works with you to capture your dream and turn it into a fairy tale. Colors, texture, and accessories make your bouquet vibrant and your own. Heirloom pieces that incorporate brooches and jewels let your family history shine in your arrangements.
Bliss Salon & Spa
3730 Rome Drive, Lafayette IN
Commitment to knowing its clients and giving them an authentic experience is the mission at Bliss. To enhance the “occasion” that is the wedding day, it offers several packages for brides and bridesmaids to be pampered and relaxed.
An entrepreneur at heart, Michelle studied Organizational Leadership and Makeup Design at Purdue before moving to L.A. to work in the cosmetic industry. After gaining experience in films, photo shoots and fashion shows, Michelle brought her skills home to Lafayette. Her goal is to make clients feel like celebrities, treating them to Hollywood glam and flawless beauty.
Be the perfect host without any of the stress by having Wedding Plan-It do the work for you. While owner Laurie is taking care of the details, you and your guests can enjoy the day knowing that it will all go according to plan.
2525 Klondike Road, West Lafayette IN
A family business with more than 25 years experience, Lafayette Limo was started by Charles Florian to offer dependable service from Lafayette to Indianapolis. Since then, it has grown to more than 40 buses, vans, and limousines.
Tymeless Clydesdales & Carriage Co.
7470 N 1000 W, Wingate IN
Make a grand, fairy tale exit by leaving your wedding in a horse-drawn carriage. Tymeless Clydesdales has a family of horses and a range of carriages, whether you want a wagonette for your entire wedding party or a romantic, pristine white vis-à-vis.
BRIDAL & TUXES
The Bridal Boutique & Mr. Penguin Tuxedo
200 Farabee Drive, N #A, Lafayette IN
This shop began serving grooms 30 years as a tuxedo shop but expanded into bridal gowns and bridesmaids’dresses. “Helping our Boilers Look Their Best” is one of its mottos.
2028 S 22nd Street, Lafayette IN
A large selection of fashion-forward bridal and formal gowns are available for the selective bride. When the bride steps out of the dressing room she is treated to celebrity status on the stage-like fitting room floor, shining the spotlight on the bride and dress.
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