Soldiers & Sailors Monument




Part of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District is the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, the perfect location for your outdoor wedding celebration. Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the City of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument is Indiana's official memorial to the Hoosiers that served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Frontier Wars and the Spanish-American War. The Limestone used for the monument is gray oolitic limestone from the Romona quarries of Owen County. It stands 284 feet, 6 inches high, only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. It cost $598,318 in 1902. It has been estimated that building a similar structure today would cost more than five hundred million dollars. There are a number of art works either built into the Monument, or placed throughout the grounds. You and your guests will love exploring the history and legacy of this area. Imagine an outdoor ceremony with your family and friends watching you exchange your vows in the midst of nature at this historic monument. Celebrate with loved ones at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument for an unforgettable outdoor wedding.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:30PM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $300 for a ceremony and includes 2 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. Please inquire for reception options. A 50% off rental rate discount applies to military families.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Soldiers & Sailors Monument is estimated at $625 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
No catering allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:00PM