Baby Showers: The Top Ten (Unexpected) Shower Spots around Indy
Oh, Baby! You’re hosting a baby shower and the only thing you know for sure is it can’t be at your house. Fear not, we have a spot for you. No matter your budget, style, or side of town, check out this list of ten baby shower spots that you probably hadn’t thought of!
Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room
115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis
Prices start at just the cost of food and drinks.
Chef Joseph’s has a classic feel and bottomless champagne cocktails. Need I say more? A private dining room and a lounge like area give you many options based on size and shower activities, and the menu is fully customizable.
120 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis
Prices vary based on space reserved.
Not your average baby shower! Punch Bowl Social is perfect for the young at heart mom-to-be and her friends. Reserve a table for a meal and then play at available areas, or book a VIP bowling lane, a karaoke room or shuffle board table and play the day away. Bonus: You don’t even have to search for the punch recipe, they’ve got you covered!
205 North College Avenue, Indianapolis
$5 per person for a tour and wine tasting. Please contact Easley in advance to make arrangements for groups larger than 8.
If a casual day with the girls (and guys) is this mom’s thing, plan a day at Easley Winery. Even though she won’t be downing the bottles the wine tour and relaxed atmosphere combine to make a lovely event setting. Summer months bring live music to Easley and gifts of wine will give the new mama something (else) to look forward to when baby arrives.
705 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis
Rates starting at $500 per event.
one is perfect for a couple’s shower. Located in a historic downtown building the Auto Vault is an unexpected shower spot with the feel of a men’s club. Featuring a game room, a party room, and a dining area surrounded by classic automobiles, even guests who have never met will be sure to have something to talk about.
Woody’s Library Cafe
40 East Main Street, Carmel
Prices start at only the cost of food and drinks.
Originally Carmel’s Public Library, Woody’s was built in 1913 and opperated as a library into the 1970s. Today it is a Carmel mainstay and cozy dining favorite. The Carnegie dining room can hold up to 8 and has no additional charge beyond food and beverages purchased, perfect for an intimate shower, and groups of up to 60 can be accomodated in other areas. The full restaurant menu is available or personalized menus can be created for sit-down meals. Woody’s also offers a more casual social gathering with hors de vour stations.
444 Lafayette Road, Noblesville
Prices starting at $200
The Smith House is perfect for the upscale shower. Groups of up to 50 can be hosted in the house while groups up to 250 can enjoy the backyard space. The in-house event planner and designer, Madeline Lewis Designs LLC can tailor the event to perfectly suit the expecting mom and her guests.
Craft + Cork
3115 Meridian Parke Suite G, Greenwood
Prices starting at $10 per person
Forego the cheesy party games and get creative at Craft + Cork. This adorable Greenwood spot has everything you need for any craft you can think of. Check out their online gallery and request a craft that each guest can take home, or create something together for the new addition (custom nursery alphabet, anyone?!). For a private event of 15 people of more contact Craft+Cork for details.
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company
7724 Depot Street, McCordsville
Reserved space for $250 (partially refundable)
one is perfect for the un-shower or a couple’s event. Scarlet Lane Brewing offers a casual atmosphere inside the taproom and a patio and game area outside. Grab a few pints and a bite to eat, celebrate the new addition, and head home with a growler. Contact SLB to arrange your private event.
Trader’s Point Creamery
9101 Moore Road, Zionsville
Use event contact form on website to inquire about pricing.
For understated style Trader’s Point Creamery is the perfect choice. The Loft Restaurant, The Roost, The Red Barn, and The Garden Lawn and Deck all have beautiful event spaces available to tailor to the style of the mom-to-be. Indulge in their home-made ice cream, enjoy the fresh breeze on the farm, and allow your group to relax and enjoy eachother’s company.
uPaint Pottery Studio
1820 East Main Street, Plainfield (also has locations in Greenwood and Noblesville)
Prices starting at a $50 deposit which goes towards the event total.
The uPaint Pottery Studio locations offer crafty groups a place to celebrate together without spending a fortune on food and beverages. Reserve the space, bring in your own treats, and each guest can create their own craft or work together to create a keepsake for the new mom. uPaint offers pottery to paint and also sun-catchers and other glass designs. Contact them to find the perfect project for your shower.