Contributed by:   Morgan Banks, Ashley Weddings & Events

If you’re planning a Bloomington wedding, and looking for a great, local rehearsal dinner space… here’s a short list of some local favorites.

Farm Bloomington: Located on Kirkwood Ave. They have a ‘quiet room’ that you can reserve for a more intimate setting.

Chapman’s: Located on the East side of Bloomington. Quaint, house-like setting, makes for a cozy atmosphere for your friends and family.

Malibu Grill: One of Bloomington’s most popular restaurants right downtown on the square and very yummy.

Nick’s English Hut: Always a popular rehearsal dinner spot. Obviously more casual (it’s a bar!), but a very very popular spot for rehearsal dinners.

Grazie’s Italian Eatery: Located right downtown on the square. They are able to accommodate large or small parties with several private areas in the restaurant.

The Scholar’s Inn Restaurant: A beautiful mansion very close to the downtown square. Private upstairs room available, yummy food!

The Irish Lion: Another Bloomington Icon! They have a private patio as well! Located right downtown…

Oliver Winery: Beautiful scenery and stellar wines. Catering needs to be brought in, but it’s worth mentioning as a great location!


Morgan Banks is a distinguished, and highly-respected wedding & event planner based in Bloomington, Indiana. Her infectious personality and unmatched passion for creating once-in-a-lifetime celebrations has afforded her instant success in planning some of Indiana’s premier celebrations.  Read more about her talented vision here: