When you’re looking for a memorable setting for your perfect day, you’ll find it amongst the unique collection of communities in Kosciusko County.
Come get rejuvenated and live in the moment as you and your guests enjoy your wedding in Warsaw.
You don’t have to go to Michigan to experience the lake lifestyle or a view of the sunset over the water. Kosciusko County boasts more than a hundred lakes, including two of Indiana’s largest and deepest natural lakes – Wawasee and Tippecanoe. Known as “Lake City”, Warsaw is nestled between Pike, Center, Winona, and Hidden Lakes. People here know how to enjoy the outdoors and truly experience nature with their beautiful gardens, golf courses, walking trails and, of course, water sports.
The lakes and artisan shops offer a secluded style of romance and it’s easy to see why this area has been a retreat destination for years. Discover one-of-a-kind goods at the studios and antique shops found within the restored homes. Restaurants for every taste use the fresh flavors from local farms to produce inspirational dishes.
Whether you come for the beaches and boat cruises, the locally grown farm produce, or the mix of artisan shops, the Warsaw area has something you’ll want to experience.
Breath of Life Photography
Understanding the real ‘you’ and reflecting that in their images is the underlying goal of photographers Mike & Jamie. Married in 2005, they began their business in 2006. Capturing love through photography is the keystone of Breath of Life, who say “We love to see how people love each other.”
Sam and Naomi are a husband and wife team who learned that combining their unique outlooks on life and photography created more powerful images.
Melissa Jordan Photography
Melissa sees her role in your wedding day as the storyteller, capturing your moments through her lens to be re-told and re-lived every time you see them. She says that she finds inspiration in her subjects and wants her pictures to show authentic and deep human emotions.“I need to photograph life, real expressions, love, joy, and even sadness sometimes. For me, it’s the biggest compliment ever when I’ve been told that looking at my photographs is like looking at an emotion.”
Marah Grant Photography
Marah (rhymes with Sarah) believes that couples look best when relaxed, having fun and being themselves. She credits the hard work of her assistants, Allison, Stephanie and Emily, for helping her along the way. She and her husband are both musicians and have two dogs, Cody and Lucy.
Custom Cakes by Megan
Megan started making cakes for her children’s birthdays, but after requests from friends to create their wedding cakes she was hooked. Her background is in engineering, which comes through in her love of detail as well as decorating. Each tier of her wedding cakes has two or more layers of cake and filling for a perfectly moist sweet treat.
Spencer Sweet Shoppe
2229 S Paxton Drive, Warsaw IN
The artists at Spencer Sweet Shoppe specialize in creative designs and making beautiful edible embellishments. Hand crafted, these pieces are created from materials such as edible clays, isomalt (a sugar substitute made from beets that gives a glossy look to cakes), crispy rice, and chocolate. Beautifully detailed and ornate, the flowers are not real but the ‘wow factor’ is.
Betty’s Cake and Candy Shop
816 E. Winona Avenue, Warsaw IN
For over 35 years, Betty’s Cake and Candy Shop has been family-owned and operated. The business prides itself on fresh buttercream icing, which is mixed everyday, and friendly service. The shop works with you to smooth out every detail.
The Cake Lady, Catering & Cakes
301 N. Main Street, North Webster IN
Peggy Roulo is the “cake lady”. A lifelong resident of Kosciusko County, she took a cake-decorating class 22 years ago, “just for fun”. She has definitely earned her nickname. Peggy comes from a family of seven so she knows her way around a kitchen and uses that passion in her cooking and catering. The Cake Lady wants to treat all customers like part of the family and give them a day of joyful memories to last a lifetime.
Paper is a passion for Vanessa Barber and she lives for fonts and designs. She works in the marketing field at a bank but opened the design business to help brides create custom invitations. She’s having a blast letting her creative side flourish. Her favorite font? – “Seriously” by Vanessa Bays.
Oakwood Resort & Conference Center
702 E. Lake View Road, Syracuse IN
How about a boat ride with your husband after the festivities are over? It’s possible at this retreat built in 1893 on Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake. The recently-renovated resort offers great panoramic views and the sunsets are breathtaking. Noa Noa Wood Grill & Sushi Bar is among the list of top-notch area caterers approved for the resort, which includes cabins, an inn and vacation homes.
Stonehenge Golf & Country Club
2850 E. Pierceton Road, Winona Lake IN
The clubhouse uses stone, vaulted ceilings, and beams to recall the look of an English castle while the large space and panoramic view of the golf course makes it feel open and modern. Grooms are offered a golf outing as a part of the package at Stonehenge, a link course designed by Ron Carl in 1988. At Stonehenge you can experience a fairy-tale castle wedding right here in Indiana.
The Old Train Depot
115 E. Market, Pierceton IN
The depot built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1867 has been restored to maintain its integrity with original woodwork and brick. The high ceilings, exposed beams, fireplaces and hand-crafted bar add to its historical beauty. The main hall can accommodate 200 guests and the terrace is also available for weddings.
200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake IN
This small Evangelical, Christian Community has a 180-acre campus in historic Winona Lake. Weddings and receptions take place at the quaint lake setting of Rodeheaver Auditorium or in the historic, beautifully remodeled Westminster Hall, which has several banquet wings and an elegant courtyard.
604 E. College Avenue, North Manchester IN
Manchester University has several beautiful spaces available for various styles, from the Petersime Chapel and Muir Peace Garden for small intimate weddings, to the Union, which can accommodate groups of 350. Gallery G is an art space for the modern couple, and the Koinonia Environmental & Retreat Center, just 12 miles north of Manchester, is a beautiful natural setting.
Champagne Jam @ 2517
2517 East Center Street, Warsaw IN
Champagne Jam @ 2517 is the new ‘black tie’ venue at the Wyndham Garden. Decorated in golds and rich earthy tones, the backdrop is luxurious and so is the service. As one of the only full-service venues in Kosciusko County, the business is prepared to attend to everything.
Tippecanoe Lake Country Club
7245 N. Kalorama Road, Leesburg IN
This private country club is available for member weddings or member-sponsored weddings. The main dining room holds up to 275 people, but all the rooms can be converted to suit your event. The chefs use fresh ideas and ingredients to make memorable dishes tailored to you. On the shores of Lake Tippecanoe, enjoy the wooded setting of this 18-hole golf course built in 1926.
208 Buffalo Street, Warsaw IN
The event space Tourmaline is a fabulous and chic venue for an intimate gathering of up to 60. The owners see it as a blank canvas for any event. You can bring in your own food or choose your own caterers.
Pretty in White Events
Pretty in White Events want to take the stress and confusion away from planning so that you are left with only the highlights and excitement of the day. Whether you just want some guidance or are interested in having a professional fully coordinate the entire wedding, Pretty in White will customize services for you. With degrees in Event Management, Brittany and Amanda followed their dreams and work with couples to create wonderful memories.
Whalen Creative Group
2307 W. 350 S., Warsaw IN
DIY brides who need a little help right before the wedding can take advantage of Whalen’s “Week of Coordination Package.” Grace Whalen, who has degrees in psychology and sociology, started the Whalen Creative Group five years ago to become a virtual “mother of the bride” to all her clients. As a full-service wedding planner, she said she wants to ensure the inevitable hitches happen without guests or even the bride being aware of them.
Iris Trail Weddings & Events
5058 N. 250 E., Warsaw IN
Iris Trail is both a wedding coordinator and a florist, offering consultations, arrangements, decorating, and full-service coordinating. The creativity and beauty of the floral arrangements flow seamlessly throughout the table centerpieces and venue décor.
Picture Perfect Catering & Floral Design
2229 S. Paxton Drive, Warsaw IN
Picture Perfect has been catering since 1991 and has grown the business to include floral arrangements and decorating services. Flowers, food, linens and décor at the ceremony an be “perfect”.
Creative Floral Designs
107 S. Buffalo Street, Warsaw IN
Whether you want your flowers to be bold statements or classic pieces, there is something here for you. Creative Floral has more than 25 years of experience, and it shines through with gorgeously arranged bouquets and centerpieces. The professional staff will work with you to create custom designs with the freshest of flowers.
Maple Avenue Florist
403 N. Maple Avenue, Warsaw IN
Maple Avenue has been a locally-owned florist serving Warsaw since 1928. The small shop offers a wide assortment of beautiful fresh flowers to add color to your wedding.
1101 E. Canal Street, Winona Lake IN
With locations in Indianapolis and Winona Lake, this highly-acclaimed restaurant and catering company has a mission of communication, communion and joy – not accommodation. It serves local, Midwestern ingredients in an artful way.
Viand Chef Services
119 E. Center Street B6, Warsaw IN
Chef Andrew Jones appreciates the freshness and flavors that are part of being in a farming community. Focusing on local, seasonal produce, he enjoys that he is able to create organic ‘farm to table’ dishes. His creations are visually beautiful, mixing textures and colors as well as flavors.
Vein Institute and Medical Spa
3505 N State Road 15, Warsaw IN
The Vein Institute is dedicated to more than just salon quality makeup, but also all-around skin care. The staff is focused on providing beauty treatments and products, giving skin a healthy glow and letting natural beauty shine through.
Expressions Salon & Day Spa
211 S Buffalo Street, Warsaw IN
This full service salon located in downtown Warsaw offers services to pamper and glamorize. The staff is invested in making you feel beautiful inside and out.
803 E. Canal Street, Winona Lake IN
New to the Village at Winona, Luxe Studio is a contemporary salon. It just celebrated the opening with a grand ribbon-cutting in 2012, but the studio has already established itself as a luxurious spa.
J Three Salon
1613 E. Center Street, Warsaw IN
J Three was started 25 years ago as “Making Waves” but the owner wanted the salon to better reflect her values and life. She was inspired by her three daughters and based the business on trust, friendship, and family.
Sally Stauffer Designs
Sally has been designing fashion ever since she made clothes for her Barbie doll. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, she came back to her hometown of Warsaw to custom design bridal gowns. Tell her your vision, she’ll sketch it and the process has begun. For your wedding day you’ll have a truly unique gown and the designer’s one-of-a-kind drawing-both are works of art.
109 E. Center Street, Warsaw IN
With more than 40 years of business in downtown Warsaw, the personalized service keeps customers coming back. The styles are modern and fashion-forward while the experience is old-fashioned with a proprietor who advises on styles and cuts.
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