Book Your Wedding with Gallery Forty-Two


About Us

Gallery Forty-Two is an elegant event venue located in a restored 1830's building in Indianapolis, Indiana. Considered the oldest structure in the Monument Circle district--and in all of downtown Indianapolis--this two-story art gallery combines the traditional and the contemporary in one space. It's the ideal place for couples to blend friends and family who have a variety of interests. The location and past lives of the building appeal to history buffs, while art lovers and sports fans adore the wide variety of sculptures and paintings that feature classic figures as well as entertainment and athletic notables. There are two floors available for your wedding day to host your ceremony, reception or cocktail party.

Stroll down the ample sidewalk and make an entrance through the lovely archway via decorative double glass doors. Or descend the staircase to make your appearance at your vows exchange or banquet.

First Floor. When combined with the second level, host up to 120 for a plated meal, 125 for a ceremony and up to 175 for a standing reception. The floors are made of light hardwood in a bias pattern, and walls are in a neutral shade with stately wood paneling and crown molding. Massive round, filigreed candelabras overlook the entryway while adjustable gallery lights softly illuminate the entire space.

Second Floor. This space is decorated in similar hues and materials as the first floor. The Second Floor Gallery displays most of the sports-related and entertainment-themed artwork. A decorative antique wooden bar is mirrored and has ample space to serve your guests. There's a lovely curved balcony with railing overlooking the first floor or the huge drop-down projection screen.


What You Should Know

Gallery Forty-Two has partnerships with four catering companies who prep and serve everything from upscale dinners to rustic cocktail snacks. Gourmet presentations of tenderloin and braised chicken wow guests, or choose disposable buffet service with burgers and fries. You may bring in your own caterer for a fee.

Indy's Best Bar Service provides bar services for your wedding at Gallery Forty-Two. The bartenders are licensed and insured, and they're happy to customize your bar selections. Water, juice and soft drinks are included with all bar packages. Cash bar, beer/wine packages and premium liquor choices are available. There is a bar set up fee and a bartender's fee.

Gallery Forty-Two has event planning services available for hire to help you pull everything together. They're happy to recommend florists, entertainment and other local wedding professionals in Indianapolis.


Extra Perks

Gallery Forty-Two allows you to curate your own wedding. You choose which art is on display while you celebrate. Other perks include:

  • Downtown Indy churches and venues nearby
  • Red-carpet entry possible
  • Third-floor staging area
  • Multiple restrooms
  • Blackout screen
  • Built-in audiovisual system


From the Vendor

An intimate and unique setting for your wedding!

Now that you’ve found the love of your life, it’s time to starting planning the night of your life. Gallery Forty-Two is the ideal venue for couples seeking a smaller, yet dynamic space to host their ceremony, reception, or combination of the two. Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, our gallery provides a truly distinctive setting with the option of enjoying fine art as your backdrop, bringing in your own décor, or styling a creative mixture of both.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Historic Venue

Wedding Categories

Rentals + Equipment


Contact Info

42 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN (317) 822-4242

Reviewed on 10/11/2017 TJ Z

My wife and I had our reception at Gallery 42 on 9/30/2017 and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. From the first time we visited Gallery 42, we knew it was the perfect place for us, and it didn't disappoint. Curt and Nick were excellent, and worked hard to... Read More make sure our experience was everything we could have wanted. The venue is gorgeous, and its downtown location was ideal for us, as we had a number of out of town guests staying at nearby hotels. We'd highly recommend Gallery 42 to anyone looking for a beautiful and unique location in the heart of downtown Indy. Thanks Curt and Nick!

Reviewed on 8/14/2017 Traci N

We held our daughter's wedding dinner and reception at Gallery Forty-Two last weekend and could not have been happier. From beginning to end, Curt was helpful, accommodating and professional. The gallery is stunning, as all of our guests commented. I highly recommend this venue.... Read More We are so grateful for the memories we have of our daughter's special day!

Reviewed on 7/06/2017 Nick R

My wife and I just had our wedding here and everything was fantastic! The venue is gorgeous and is in a really great location about a block from the circle. Curt and Nick did absolutely everything that we asked for and then some to make the day special for us. From letting us in... Read More early on Friday to begin setup, to assisting us with flipping the venue before the reception and helping tear down after the night was through and everything in between. They bent over backwards to make sure our day was perfect and as stress free as possible. I would highly recommend Gallery Forty Two to anybody looking for a wedding venue in the future.

Meet The Owner

Curt Hunter

My family and I opened Gallery Forty-Two in 2014 with hopes of contributing the beautification of downtown Indianapolis. We initially launched as a retail art gallery, and still are, but quickly realized our historic building (the oldest commercial building in Indy) was the perfect setting for private events - such as weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. We've filled a need, catering to couples seeking a smaller yet dynamic space; one that is intimate and truly distinctive and won't break your wedding budget.