What an honor it is to host a friend or family member’s baby shower or sprinkle! Whether you are celebrating your sister, best friend, or co-worker; as the host, you most certainly want to wow guests and the mom-to-be with a unique, vibrant party. Planning a baby shower can sometimes become stressful, as there are many little details to sort out. Before you even think about the theme, decorations, menu, and games, your first task is often finding the perfect location for the event. Of course, hosting at home is always a treat. But for those who want something special, more spacious, or where they can keep the mess outside, we have compiled a list of locations around central Indiana perfect for a spectacular baby shower.
Cake Bake Shop
This beautiful bakery is rated one of the top places to host an impeccable event, and has two Indy-area locations. The Cake Bake Shop is a great place to host a baby shower for a mom-to-be – especially a mom who loves all things pink. Both locations offer a venue area separate from the restaurant to host a private event. The Indianapolis location has an adorable room equipped to host up to 12 guests. The Carmel location is beautiful and sophisticated and can host up to 50 guests.
Gallery Pastry Shop
Another highly-rated location is the Gallery Pastry Shop. It boasts three locations, each with its own unique décor, desserts, and food menu. The Broad Ripple location is a great place to host a more rustic, down-to-earth baby shower brunch. The Gallery Pastry Bar is located in downtown Indy and has a vibrant oasis of a space equipped with longer tables to host guests. The final location, Gallery on 16th, is located in the Old Northside neighborhood and has a sophisticated look to the space. Gallery on 16th is the only location to feature a Mediterranean menu and a walk up-window. All locations have an amazing array of pastries. The pastry boards are a unique feature of all locations and a great addition to a baby shower.
Tilly’s Tea Room
Tilly’s Tea Room is an English-style tea room and a wonderful place to host a high tea for a mom-to-be. The dining room features beautiful décor and enough space to accommodate a large number of guests. The Tea Room features an assortment of English teas and an array of three-tiered platters with delicious finger foods.
Sassafras Lunch & Tea Room
Sassafrass Tea Room is situated in a Neoclassical vintage home in Greenwood. This adorable tea room features a vintage atmosphere that carries through from the decor of each room to its cups and silverware. If the mom-to-be loves tea and has an affinity for vintage, historic settings, then this is the right place to host a baby shower. The menu features afternoon tea, brunch, and lunch options. The venue can accommodate a number of guests and the in-house baker can provide all the desserts and cake needs.
L.S.Ayres Tea Room
The historic L.S. Ayres tea room has been around since 1929 and has seen a great number of happy baby showers. The tea room has maintained its original décor, from the columns and walls to the carpets and chandeliers. Its menu features original authentic menu recipes from 1929. This unique baby shower venue is located inside the Indiana State Museum.
Traders Point Creamery
A farm-to-table restaurant situated in a 19th-century dairy barn, Traders Point Creamery is a wonderful place to host a baby shower. The barn has a beautiful, rustic feel and a dairy bar that features locally-made ice cream, yogurt, old-fashioned floats, and more. Menu items often change to accommodate seasonal produce availability. If you happen to host a baby shower during spring, summer, or fall months, plan to head across the barn to the garden for a chance to see all the crops the farm grows. This is also a great spot for beautiful pictures under the green archway.
Just Pop In Cafe
Indiana is the second largest producer of popcorn in the country, so of course, Indianapolis is meant to have its very own gourmet popcorn shop and café. Just Pop In would make for a fun and whimsical baby shower. The space on the upper level features classy, fun, and comfortable décor. It also houses a private bar and restroom for guests during the event.
Plainfield Interurban Depot
This historic train depot located near downtown Plainfield opened for service in 1907 and continued until 1940. Today, it has become a favorite location for locals to host events. The depot has beautiful, historic red bricks and large windows. The depot can accommodate up to 75 guests and has restrooms and a kitchen.
Sullivan Hardware and Garden
Sullivan Hardware is an unexpectedly lovely place to host a baby shower, especially during the spring and fall seasons when plants are in bloom. The Garden House is perfect for hosting a naturally beautiful baby shower.
“We Grow Memories” is the motto at Martha’s Orchard. What better place to celebrate a growing new bundle of joy? Martha’s Orchard has been family-owned since 1832 and until this day, retains the land deed signed by President Andrew Jackson. Martha’s Orchard boasts natural scenery and landscapes for an impeccable baby shower. The orchard houses a large barn that can accommodate up to 150 guests. The Tea Room may be better suited to a shower of 8-40 guests. This on-site restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
The Tea Room at Rustic Root
The Tea Room of Rustic Root is located on the south side of Indy and features an array of smaller, themed rooms to host a baby shower. Rooms are available to accommodate between 8 and 20 guests. For a larger party, rent a specific room for an exclusive, two-hour event. Each space is decorated beautifully and will undoubtedly amaze your guests. The menu features a variety of teas; cold, hot, steeped, caffeine-free, and even a flight of tea.
Bread Basket Café and Bakery
Located near historic downtown Danville, Bread Basket Café is located in a cute craftsman home and has a garden that produces ingredients utilized in their everyday menu. The café features a glass case with all sorts of cakes and desserts to choose from for your event. Inside, there’s a comforting charm to the café. The private party area for up to 10 guests features a large fireplace and pillows for a relaxing baby shower. The menu features farm-to-table food. Everything served is grown locally either in Hendricks county or from the on-site café garden. This is a great place to host a small-scale baby shower.
This is a breathtaking location to host any event, especially a baby shower. Laurel Hall was built in 1916 and was a grand home to host social gatherings. Today, Laurel Hall is sure to have a room to complement your shower, whether your guest list is large or small. The hall itself has an air of historic European elegance with its large, arched windows, gothic room, and outdoor garden.
Named the best chocolate shop in Indy, SoChatti provides guests with unique chocolate-tasting experiences. This is a great location to host a baby shower! The mom-to-be and guests can enjoy sampling a variety of all-natural chocolates from around the world as a part of the celebration.
The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens
Another gorgeous historic location to host a baby shower, the Ambassador House and Gardens in Fishers features an adorable Greek Revival home with a white picket fence along the property line. The space can host up to 225 guests and the lush green garden houses a European-style terrace that can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Garfield Park Conservatory
Known for the beautiful greenery in the conservatory, Garfield Park is another excellent location to host a unique baby shower. The Conservatory boasts multiple rentable spaces of various sizes to host events, each with a unique atmosphere. Choose from meeting rooms, outdoor gardens, or the entire conservatory!
A favorite location for families to gather for wine and kid-friendly activities, Daniel’s Vineyard is also a perfect setting for an unforgettable baby shower. The vineyard views, wine, and beautiful sunsets make a dreamy location for a mom-to-be’s celebration. The lower ballroom can host up to 250 people, there is also a small gathering room that can host up to 25 guests.
This location is such a fun and inviting space. Half Liter BBQ and Beer Hall is a Texas-style BBQ restaurant and brewery. The Liter House is a banquet area that houses two event spaces. The Liter House can accommodate parties of 20 up to 200 guests. The large main space is the Liter Room which has its own private bar area and restrooms. The Winthrop Room can accommodate up to 42 guests and has beautiful, large windows with ample natural sunlight. Both venues serve up a buffet for guests.
The Sugar Factory
Since opening a location in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, The Sugar Factory has become quite the hot location for all occasions. A baby shower here is sure to amaze guests with its over-the-top goblet drinks, whacky milkshakes, and rainbow sliders. The Sugar Factory’s atmosphere is fun and inviting with its shiny chandlers, pink floral wall, and vibrant décor.
Peace Water Winery
With locations in Indianapolis, Carmel, and Fishers, Peace Water Winery offers great spaces to host your next baby shower. The Indianapolis location features an adorable library room with comfy chairs and a large beautiful wooden table that can seat up to 10 guests. The community room can accommodate an even larger number of guests up to 25 guests, the rooms can also be combined for more space. The Carmel location features the “Peace Pod” room which is a circular style room and can accommodate up to 20 guests. The Fishers location offers a small private room that can host up to 32 guests.
The Indianapolis Propylaeum
This hidden gem is located in the Old Northside historic neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. The Propylaeum is a historic building that houses a nonprofit founded by women for women. Today, the beautiful building offers tours and hosts various events and educational seminars. The Victorian mansion and carriage house create a beautiful scene for a special baby shower. Inside, there is enough space to accommodate up to 120 guests.
Tinker House Events
At Tinker House Events, old meets new at this historic location. The venue features an industrial-chic aesthetic with skyline views. Large windows and natural light adorn the walls, creating a warm environment for a baby shower.
The original Carmel library was built in 1913 and later transformed into a restaurant by a local husband and wife team. Woody’s Library Restaurant features the Carnegie dining room, which can hold up to 8 guests for an intimate baby shower. The entire restaurant can accommodate up to 60 guests for a larger celebration.
Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor
Located an hour from Indianapolis in downtown Columbus, Zaharakos has been around since 1900. Originally an ice cream parlor, today the parlor features lunch items, desserts, a museum, and a vintage toy and candy shop. Multiple private party venues are available to host a sweet baby shower. The Whitman Room can hold up to 24 guests and is a private ice cream parlor. The Museum Room is surrounded by pre-1900 soda fountains and mechanical musical instruments. This semi-private room can seat up to 40 adults.
If you have a guest looking for a cute animal-themed baby shower, then look no further than the Indianapolis Zoo, where guests will be immersed in animals and nature. Various indoor and outdoor event spaces can hold small groups or accommodate up to 400 guests. This location is sure to amaze all guests with its beauty and uniqueness.