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Arch at Chatham
617 E North St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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venue type: Banquet Hall
venue style: Historic
catering: Offsite Catering (Multiple Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 150
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Venue Description

Arch at Chatham provides a venue for your event that is cozy yet cosmopolitan. Located one block south of Massachusetts Avenue in the historic Chatham Arch neighborhood, Arch at Chatham is less than one mile from Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN. The Chatham Arch and Massachusetts Avenue neighborhoods are the epicenter of Indianapolis’ thriving art and theater district. Both areas are designated on the National Register of Historic Places as well as locally designated historic preservation areas.
Signature Events
Every event at the Arch is designed to reflect your personal style and touch – including unique culinary creations with timeless art all set in a dramatic, historic venue.
  • Versatility. From small corporate gatherings, elegant weddings or your charity benefit events, the Arch will create a memorable event.
  • Prime location. The Arch is minutes from downtown hotels and within walking distance to nightlife and restaurants in Indianapolis’ premier cultural district.
  • Historic charm. Architectural elements that date back to the 1890s include original stunning architectural wood beams, masonry, exposed brick walls and wooden beams.
  • Ambiance. Handpicked fixtures and fine art make an event at The Arch memorable, down to the last cocktail napkin.
The Arch at Chatham is a unique and inspiring venue for corporate and individual events that serves the Massachusetts Avenue and Chatham Arch neighborhoods. It is an accessible gathering place for cultural enrichment through the visual arts and a focal point of the Neighborhood’s First Friday Gallery Walk providing exceptional amenities in a historical setting. Visit the Snappening spaces tab to find out about the spaces available for your event!
Some of the events we can help you plan include:
  • Wedding rehearsal dinners
  • Wedding receptions
  • Birthday parties
  • Receptions
  • Fashion shows
  • Non-profit galas & fundraisers
  • Art shows
  • Graduation parties
  • Sports parties
  • Team dinners
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Reunions
  • Holiday parties
  • Conferences
  • Trade association meetings and special events
  • Corporate meetings and corporate retreats
The Arch wants you to have flexibility with your dining choices. We have carefully selected caterers that are able to provide you with the best dining options Indianapolis has to offer. Through their many years of experience, the caterers have shown a commitment to excellence by offering fantastic food coupled with exceptional service. We will assist you with the various options that each caterer offers along with the convenience to contract with them directly. Pricing will vary based on caterer and meal options selected. You CAN BRING IN YOUR OWN CATERER but there is a fee for doing so if you choose not to use our caterers.
Our venue and events are managed by: Indy Wedding Ideas 
First Fridays
The Arch at Chatham is a committed to art and the people who love it! With a rotating collection of timeless art and paintings, Arch at Chatham has positioned itself as a gathering point for the area’s artists and art lovers and is a stop along the neighborhood’s First Friday Gallery Tours. Arch at Chatham provides space for artists to display and sell their works as well as a venue where residents and patrons can mingle while sipping one-of-a-kind cocktails and sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres from one of Mass Ave’s premier dining establishments. While attending First Fridays you may preview the upcoming art auction presented by Jackson's Auction Company, the premier art auction company in the Midwest. Jackson's Auction Company provides the auction method of marketing for the public to buy and invest in Art. Jackson's Auction holds over 100 auction records for Indiana Art sold at Auction. If you are a serious or novice art collector, the auction method of purchasing art has a long and rich history in art valuation, collecting and acquisitions.
A Note about First Fridays: First Fridays are a great way to sample the Arch at Chatham for your own event and will provide you with a preview experience of what your event might look or feel like in the space. We recommend you feel free to stop by during a First Friday experience anytime between 6 - 10 p.m. and work directly with one of our venue managers to arrange a brief site tour and ask specific questions.
Please RSVP to to schedule a site visit.  Arch at Chatham is home to MLJ Adoptions and Jacksons-Auction during the week. Therefore, the venue is not available for viewing during certain times.
Monday – Thursday evening rentals $1,500
Friday – rental $2,000
Saturday rentals $3,000
Sunday rentals $2,000
Non-Profit + Philanthropic Rentals
The Arch at Chatham offers a reduced rate to 501(c)3 organizations based on venue availability and within two months of the event date. Please contact us directly for such requests.
The Arch has tables, chairs, parking lot and event host all included with the price of rental. 

Venue Specifications

Outdoor Space Yes
Handicap Accessible Yes
Smoking Partial Areas
Insurance Yes
Vendor Requirements Yes
Food & Beverage Minimum No
Tables & Chairs Provided
Tables & Chairs No Rental Fee
Linens Not Provided
Linens Rental Fee
Silverware Not Provided
Silverware Rental Fee
Glassware Not Provided
Glassware Rental Fee
Kosher Available Yes
Parking Options Free Parking, Onsite Parking, Parking Lot, Street Parking, Valet Parking
Distance From Airport 12
Support Personnel
Onsite Planning Consultant No
Venue Support Staff Yes
Venue Cleaning Staff Yes
Venue Security Staff Yes
Attendee Age
Attendee Age All Ages

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Pets Welcome
Wheelchair Accessibility
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Urban Views
Business Services
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Arch at Chatham is conveniently located on North Street near Mass Ave downtown Indy. The adjoining parking lot is located on the SE corner of North Street and Park Avenue. Arch at Chatham can be reached by utilizing the I-65/I-70 Michigan Street exit. WE have 27 parking spaces beside the building.