The Rathskeller
401 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN
  • Banquet seating for 500
  • Great Mass Ave./downtown location
  • Multiple, unique spaces for ceremonies & receptions

The Rathskeller in downtown Indianapolis has been one of our favorite Indianapolis Wedding Venues for many years, due in part to it’s great Mass Ave location, unique catering offerings, friendly staff and breathtaking ambience. If you’re looking for a unique, hip location to host your wedding, definitely take some time to tour the Rathskeller’s party-ready spaces.

You’ll find two very different rooms for hosting a ceremony and/or reception at The Rathskeller… First, the larger Grand Kellersaal Ballroom is situated in the downstairs portion of the building (near the restaurant & bar) and features awesome decor detail, including charming pillars throughout. Geared for larger weddings, or those really wanting to impress with a unique room, the Grand Kellersaal is situated perfectly for a fun, high-energy reception. Next is the smaller, and more secluded, Upper Ballroom located one floor up from the busyness of the downstairs attractions, and features a great hardwood floor and lighted architectural arch perfect for staging a wedding ceremony! The Upper Ballroom commonly hosts ceremony and receptions combos by utilizing the adjacent rooms for cocktails while the ballroom is flipped between activities.

As you can imagine, a wedding venue with sort of ambience should surely deliver some great food… and that they do! In addition to more traditional dishes, The Rathskeller Wedding Menu features a nice selection of German-influenced food (Spaetzle, Potato Pancakes and of course, German Bratwursts). We’ve had many meals at The Rathskeller over the years, and haven’t been let down once yet!

Overall, The Rathskeller gets top marks in our eyes for their warm hosts, good food, great location and unique setting. Be sure to stop by when searching for your Indianapolis Wedding Venue.




Rathskeller Wedding DJ Testimonials

“The music was very important to us during our celebration. We wanted our guests to have fun and enjoy the music. Our DJ did an awesome job of getting everyone on the dance floor and playing a variety of music that everyone liked. Thanks!” ~ Adam & Amanda

“We found Event One to be very honest, professional, and wonderful at what they do. They gave us honest feedback on our selections, helped me (the bride) with a secret special request to the groom, gave the microphone to the right people at the right time, had everything up and running just when they said they would and kept it going until it was sadly…time to leave. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ and I can honestly say, of all my wedding vendors, I’d only fully recommend less than half based on final/overall performance/follow through/professionalism/etc. Wes runs a fantastic business and DJ Tony did a wonderful job the day of our event. From the first time I met Wes, then Tony, I never worried for a second about any aspect of the DJ side of our wedding, I knew it was fully and wholly under control and on such a big day with so much going on, it was wonderful to have that peace of mind. Thanks guys for everything.” ~ Tammi & Phil

“I had a very positive experience working with Event One DJs. We met twice prior to the wedding and talked over ideas for music and lighting. Our DJ was very accommodating with everything we wanted to do and offered some great input as we planned. During the reception, he did a great job of keeping things on track and gauging the mood of the crowd. His music choices incorporated songs we had selected, as well as songs that he thought would get our guests up and dancing (which they did!). The uplighting they provided was also amazing! It really transformed the look of the room. If anyone is wavering about whether to spend the extra money on uplighting — go for it! It was worth every penny. All in all, I was extremely pleased with Event One DJs and would happily recommend them to any other couple.” ~ Mike & Heather

“Our DJ was amazing! He really got a feel for our taste in music from a handful of suggested songs and our two meetings. His suggestions when we were stumped for ideas were really helpful. As for the evening itself, it went flawlessly. He came and checked in with us to make sure we were happy, and helped to keep our event on track. The dance floor was always occupied and everyone had a BLAST. We also added the uplighting to our venue, which gave it a little more depth and beauty. Very pretty! Thank you so much! We had such a wonderful, awesome and amazing time and the day was spectacular and so, so special.” ~ James & Thea

“Our wedding day was a dream come true and our DJ was a huge part of making that dream a reality. The music was fabulous. He did an excellent job of playing the songs we requested. Those songs were chosen because of special connections they had with our guests, so not only did David and I love them, but the guests loved them too. The dance floor was never empty. As the bride, my feet were killing me and I desperately wanted to sit for a few minutes. I said to myself, “the next bad song, I will have a seat.” There was never a bad song! I danced all night! Thank you.” ~ David & Ann

“Thank you for getting the party started at our reception! Thanks, too, for keeping it going all night! The music was spot on. Andrew and I did not have to think about a thing- Our DJ checked in with us when necessary and otherwise left us to enjoy dancing and mingling with our friends and family. He was very professional and can really read a crowd. We had tons of compliments on the music from our guests. My advice, if you don’t want to worry about a thing, hire Event One! Your reception will be spectacular!” ~ Andrew & Katie