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Wedding: 12/7/2013
Member Since: 1/6/2013
Mavris= A+    posted 1/7/2014 (modified 1/8/2014)

My groom and I immediately fell in love with this venue on our first visit. It has an awesome industrial feel while still maintaining charm and comfort. The cost for this venue is a little higher, but is absolutely worth it for the service. Having all of our services through one venue saved us the headache of coordinating food, lighting, linens, etc...and the service was absolutely spectacular. We've had several compliments from guests regarding the professional, helpful, and friendly workers and as the bride I didn't have to worry about a thing. Plus the food was delicious! Everything went swimmingly, and a lot of credit goes to the Mavris for making it a worry-free and wonderful day!

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Wedding: 10/18/2013
Member Since: 8/10/2012
Worth Every Penny    posted 12/1/2013 (modified 12/2/2013)

We had a spectacular experience with the Mavris. Brittany was wonderful at keeping in touch with us, keeping track of the details, and making sure we were happy with the process at every step. The staff was so courteous and helpful to everyone on the day of the wedding, the catering staff was wonderfully accommodating for everyone's dietary needs, and of course the venue itself is gorgeous. Price wise, it was a tad more than we had originally planned to spend, but we'd been to so many weddings where even the little DIY things were stressful for the bride & groom and any friends and family who helped out that we thought it was more than worth the additional cost. My OWN wedding was the most stress-free on the day before and the day of than any other I've been involved in, and it was absolutely because of the exceptional staff and service. My parents were thrilled with the experience, and our guests are still talking about how great the venue was and how much fun they had. My husband and I would highly, highly recommend this venue, especially for weddings. We're just sad we don't have an excuse to go back any time soon!

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Wedding: 9/7/2013
Member Since: 4/8/2012
Amazing Wedding Venue!    posted 10/3/2013

We had nothing but a perfect experience at the Mavris for our wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception there and both were wonderful! There are two options for the ceremony...inside or outside. The outside area is gorgeous, but it's right next to the train tracks and the Indy Helipad so you never know if something will go by and make a lot of noise and disrupt your ceremony. They tell you all of this upfront, and we'd heard of lots of instances where ceremonies were interrupted for up to 30 minutes! So we decided to go with inside, and it was beautiful! It was a hard decision but we were so glad with our choice. Our guests got to use the outdoor patio area for cocktail hour and they loved it. It's on the third floor and has beautiful flowers and decorations and a great view! We still used the courtyard for all our pictures also. The reception area is so romantic and it comes with the up lighting in your choice of color, which makes it seem more fancy and intimate. The window blinds come up when it gets dark and you have a great view of the city lights! The staff was simply amazing. Always on top of everything. I never had to worry about a thing! They served us our meal at the head table while everyone else went through the buffet line. This was great because it made us take the time to eat and enjoy their food (which is absolutely delicious!). They also would bring us drink refills and constantly check in with us. The chef came out to ensure our meals were perfect, and all the banquet staff was so attentive. We only had two tiny things go wrong, which were our parents/grandparents seating during the ceremony (They ask for their names and seating order so they can block seats for them with name cards and there were all in the completely wrong order) and our reception tables were in a different order than the diagram we were given so our families were farther away from us than we had planned. These two little details honestly didn't even matter because everything was so perfect and they were easily fixed or overlooked by us. It is a pricey venue, but you absolutely get what you pay for. The food, service, and atmosphere is incomparable to other venues in Indianapolis. I think the comment I heard most at our wedding was how much everyone loved the venue. Everyone wanted to know how we found the Mavris! They thought it was so relaxed, yet elegant, and very intimate. And I can't forget to mention the rooms you get ready in!! The bridal suite is gorgeous! 3 huge vanity mirrors, places to hang all the dresses, nice couches and chairs, full length mirror, etc. The "man's cave" is awesome with a TV, Wii, Xbox, darts, and Foosball! Definitely added to our experience. We even had a bartender while we were getting ready who was always available and always checking on us to bring more drinks!! We did have to pay for them, but we just had it taken out of our security deposit. It was a nice touch. I literally felt like I had nothing to worry about on my wedding day! They set up our centerpieces, cupcakes, escort cards, took presents to my moms car, everything! You will not be disappointed if you choose this venue! It definitely exceeded my expectations and your guests will notice as well! :)

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Wedding: 7/27/2013
Member Since: 3/30/2012
Best Venue Ever    posted 8/14/2013

We loved our venue and all the meetings we had with the staff were incredible. The food was unlike any traditional wedding food and it was great all the catering was in house. You could really tell the staff was passionate about their jobs and wanted our day to be very special.

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Wedding: 5/18/2013
Member Since: 10/11/2002
Great Venue    posted 6/13/2013

This is an amazing venue. We had both our wedding and reception at this site. Mavris handled all of the catering and much of the decorations. It created beautiful pictures and was a stress-free encounter.

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Wedding: 11/17/2012
Member Since: 8/7/2010
Everything I hoped for and more!    posted 11/29/2012

I knew instantly walking into the mavris that I wanted my reception there, it is so amazing and different ! Booking with John mavris was easy and he was available at any time to answer questions. Brittany mcClain was so amazing to work with ! Not really knowing what I was doing, she walked me through everything and always told me what our next step would be and what I needed to do. She answered emails and questions I had within hours. She understood the look I was going for and totally made it happen! Even accommodating us when we wanted something last minute ! Everything was perfect, food was delicious, and my guests are still calling it the best wedding they have been to! Thank you so much mavris !

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Wedding: 10/6/2012
Member Since: 3/9/2011
Above and Beyond    posted 11/26/2012

The Mavris staff was beyond professional and the building is truly special. Multiple guests commented on how great the service staff was throughout the evening. The drinks, food (they cater in-house), and flow of the night were perfect!

I had the pleasure of having Brittany as our wedding coordinator. She was always easily accessible and was fantastic to work with leading up to the day. She had great ideas and was clearly focused on helping us create an amazing and unique event. No request was too small or too large. She was continuously checking in with me during our wedding to ensure everything was running smoothly. Every detail was as we had planned.

I highly recommend the Mavris! It exceeded all our our expectations in every way. Even the owner John was accessible pre-wedding and present during the day to ensure everything was perfect. We've gotten countless compliments from our guests on the uniqueness and enjoyment of the venue.

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Wedding: 10/6/2012
Member Since: 3/9/2011
Above and Beyond    posted 11/26/2012 (modified 11/26/2012)

The Mavris staff was beyond professional and the building is truly special. Multiple guests commented on how great the service staff was throughout the evening. The drinks, food (they cater in-house), and flow of the night were perfect!

I had the pleasure of having Brittany as our wedding coordinator. She was always easily accessible and was fantastic to work with leading up to the day. She had great ideas and was clearly focused on helping us create an amazing and unique event. No request was too small or too large. She was continuously checking in with me during our wedding to ensure everything was running smoothly. Every detail was as we had planned.

I highly recommend the Mavris! It exceeded all our our expectations in every way. Even the owner John was accessible pre-wedding and present during the day to ensure everything was perfect. We've gotten countless compliments from our guests on the uniqueness and enjoyment of the venue.

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Wedding: 9/2/2012
Member Since: 8/7/2011
Gorgeous setting, helpful team, wonderful experien    posted 9/11/2012

It's in the details with the Mavris. They will go above and beyond to make the day amazing. I got married on Sunday, Sept. 2 ahead of Labor Day. Despite there being a wedding the day before, everything was set up on time and looking amazing. I didn't have to worry about a thing... except the rain.

Speaking of rain, the owner, John Mavris, stood outside in monsoon-like conditions to hold umbrellas and offer raincoats during bridal party photos. I doubt any other local owner would care so much. It was fantastic.

The Mavris took care of every detail, so much as to have our preferred wine sitting at our table after we made our grand entrance. Everything was taken care of, and everyone had a blast. I cannot recommend the Mavris enough. The venue is rustic, dark and romantic without being edgy or too trendy. The team there is attentive and quick to respond.

I will always treasure my wedding at the Mavris. I kinda wanna go back and do it again... vow renewal? ;)

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Wedding: 8/11/2012
Member Since: 7/4/2011
Amazing Venue!    posted 8/26/2012

I had my wedding and reception at Mavris on August 11, 2012. My wedding coordinator was Brittany and she did not disappoint! The one thing that really drew me to Mavris was the fact they do all the food on site as they have their very own culinary team-- not to mention the option of having the ceremony there as well. It made it so simple and cut out the headache of having to find other vendors like the caterer and ceremony site. I was impressed with the photos online first, and then booked an appointment to visit. When my fiance and myself came for our initial visit, I was sold immediately. It truly is a unique place and we're still getting comments on how awesome our wedding and reception was and how the venue was so beautiful. It's not your typical hotel/country club/golf course type of wedding which is what we were looking for--we wanted something a little different. Brittany did a great job going through the process with us and it basically was like having my own wedding planner. She took care of many of the details that I didn't have to worry about. The wedding and reception carried on very smoothly-- no 'surprises' as most brides tend to deal with. I was actually disappointed when the reception ended because everyone was having such a great time. We had planned on having the ceremony indoors simply because August in Indiana is pretty unbearable, but we did have the opportunity to move it outside since the weather was more mild than normal. We still chose to keep it indoors, but it was nice that we could have changed it at the last minute if we wanted. If you book with Mavris, you will not be sorry!

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Wedding: 4/9/2011
Member Since: 4/2/2009
The Event of our Lifetime    posted 8/7/2012

My husband and I got married at Mavris in April '11. We couldn't have asked for a better venue or more attentive service throughout the entire process. I can honestly say the staff understood that this was a once in a lifetime event for us and helped make it a night we will always cherish.
The majority of our guests came from out of town so we wanted to make certain they were well taken care of. Even though a little over a year has passed since we got married we still hear about how great the entire evening was. The food, the beverage, the services, décor, the entertainment - we wouldn't change a thing!

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Wedding: 6/22/2012
Member Since: 9/6/2011
Great urban venue!    posted 7/27/2012

The Mavris Arts and Event Center was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony and reception venue. The beautiful restored brick building with wood floors and gorgeous artwork wowed our guests. The rooftop garden where we exchanged our vows was wonderfully manicured and lush. The food was excellent and the in house chef used our input in preparing for the food. Our wedding coordinator, Vanessa Yuknis, was AMAZING! She was prompt with returning calls or emails with helpful information. All of the staff catered to the wedding party's needs throughout the day. It truly was more than I could have imagined!

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Wedding: 6/9/2012
Member Since: 9/14/2010
Great Venue    posted 6/26/2012

As soon as I saw the venue - I knew this was the best place for me to get married. Very urban and not "wedding hall typical". The staff was excellent the planning before and the day of. I didn't have to worry at all on my wedding day.

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Wedding: 3/31/2012
Member Since: 7/19/2010
Beautiful venue. Full service....but not perfect    posted 4/26/2012

The Mavris is probably one of the most beautiful venues in downtown Indianapolis for a full-service wedding/reception. Things I loved...you get the whole building for the whole day, the food was amazing, wait staff was spot on, they "know" weddings. Things that weren't great for me and to watch out for...they reserve the right to raise food and beverage prices by up to 10% and most likely they will. It was an unexpected occurance for us but it is stated in the contract that you sign. Also, they move the gifts and cards during the ceremony so latecomers didn't have aplace to deposit their gift cards. Things that weren't great, but may have just been an occurance for us....we had a change in event designer a month before our wedding. It wasn't the fault of our new designer, but it made things a little rocky and a few minor things fell through (i.e. they didn't put down our runner and I had to adjust the "final" timeline we were provided to include changes that we had already discussed). Also, there were a few things mis-communicated during the day..minor, but still for the price you pay shouldn't have been an issue.

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Wedding: 12/31/2011
Member Since: 8/28/2011
Awesome New Years Eve wedding!!    posted 2/5/2012

This place is great! It's absolutely beautiful, and very different from your typical ballroom atmosphere. The service was top notch, they did everything they could to make our big day the best it could be...it was amazing! Our friends and family continue to talk about how amazing the venue was. I totally recommend this venue to anyone who's interested.

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Wedding: 7/22/2011
Member Since: 6/16/2010
Beautiful    posted 8/28/2011

This is a Breath Taking Venue. So Beautiful with an Amazing View of Downtown Indianapolis. I would recommend Absoutly!!!

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Wedding: 4/2/2011
Member Since: 12/1/2010
Beautiful venue!    posted 5/5/2011

We had our Wedding at Mavris in April 2011. It is an absolute gorgeous brick venue in downtown. All stuff is very pleasant to work with. John Mavris is a very nice guy and our coordinator Laura was truly amazing. Planning was well organized. Great picture and video opportunities. I am so glad we chose this venue. Food was delicious too - they have a kitchen there and cook food right at the venue. It was expensive, but it is so worth it! Thanks John and Laura!

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Wedding: 1/8/2011
Member Since: 7/2/2007
A Unique Downtown Venue    posted 2/25/2011 (modified 2/26/2011)

The Mavris is perfect if you are looking for a unique all-in-one venue. It is a gorgeous 3 story brick building with amazing views of the downtown skyline. The Mavris is not just a beautiful place to have your ceremony and reception, they also have their own catering team! The food was absolutely delicious and our guests loved the open bar. All of the furniture and linens are provided through the MAVRIS so there is no need to worry about setting up before or packing everything up at the end of the night. They even have a day of coordinator to make sure you can relax on your special day and know everything will go according to your plan. If you are a bride on a budget they have Sunday through Thursday wedding packages for 6,300.

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Wedding: 12/11/2010
Member Since: 1/14/2010
Mavris Arts & Event Center    posted 1/6/2011

We loved the Mavris Arts & Event Center. We enjoyed working with their staff and were please with the good communication throughout the planning process. The wedding turned out great and we had so many nice compliments from guests!

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Wedding: 10/23/2010
Member Since: 8/3/2009
An absolutely unique wedding    posted 11/29/2010

I got married at the Mavris in October and my day couldn't have been more perfect. The staff is wonderful (especially Vanessa!) and the owner John is always around to help. All of our guests have raved about our wedding. The venue is gorgeous and the staff is great! What's not to love?


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Premier Indianapolis Wedding & Event Venue

Mavris is the perfect location to experience a unique setting not felt anywhere else in the city. We have a four level facility that offers multiple design ideas, as well as an outdoor garden and roof-top patio that overlooks the downtown skyline – perfect for your wedding.


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: No
  • Tented Area: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: Yes
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: No
  • Kosher Available: No
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: No
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
  • Liability Insurance: Yes
  • Site Fee: Yes
  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Style: Loft/Raw Space, Unusual/Alternative

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  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2011The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011

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