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Banquet Hall & Venue Rental in Indianapolis

Welcome to McGowan Hall, a historic venue built in 1922 by Indiana's first Knights of Columbus council. Located in Indianapolis, our beautifully restored space is perfect for hosting a wide range of events, from elegant wedding receptions and vibrant quinceañeras to engaging plays, unique themed dances, and lively concerts. Whether you're planning a birthday, private celebration or a community gathering, McGowan Hall offers a charming and versatile setting to make your event unforgettable. Let us help you create lasting memories in our distinctive and inviting venue.

Our flexible philosophy and affordable rental options put you in control of your budget. Our straightforward pricing includes all the basics, with additional amenities available upon request. We do not impose strict catering restrictions; outside caterers ARE permitted. Also, no food & beverage minimums. 

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The marquee event space of our building, the "Grand Hall," features original 1922 maple hardwood floors, a stage, a bar, and Romanesque accents throughout. 5,000 sq. ft. of floor space gives you the flexibility to host your large event (up to 400 people with tables & chairs) with plenty of room left over for a dance floor. This space is ideal for:

  • Wedding Receptions

  • Corporate Events

  • Fundraisers and Galas

  • Concerts and Performances

  • Quinceañeras

  • Community Events

  • Personal Celebrations 

  • and more

Outside caterers permitted, and NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE MINIMUMS. Call 317.631.4373 for rates and availability! 

Grand Hall

Council Room

Looking for a more intimate setting? Discover our charming "Council Room." This elegant space offers seating for 120 guests, beautiful hardwood floors, neutral tones, and warm sconce accent lighting. It's the perfect backdrop for your special event. This space is ideal for:

  • Small Wedding Receptions

  • Bridal and Baby Showers

  • Community Meetings

  • Workshops and Classes

  • Book Clubs and Discussion Groups

  • and more

Call 317.631.4373 for rates and availability! 

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​Complete with a 1970s era jukebox spinning 45s, our basement piano lounge has a nostalgic speakeasy vibe and hosts our regular jazz jams. It can also be the setting for your next private party or shower: comfortably seating 50 guests. 

Call 317.631.4373 for rates and availability! 

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