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Old 09-30-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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My sister is getting married in Hammond and is looking for some beautiful place to have her reception -- preferably not a traditional banquet hall. Does anyone have suggestions?
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Hoosierville
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Indoor or outdoor?

NWI has a wealth of banquet halls - it's actually kind of strange really.

Probably the most unique place is Meyers Castle in Dyer - but I've heard some not so great things too ... overall cleanliness, their insistance on their in-house vendors, not getting what you pay for (paid for roses, got carnations), etc.

There's also the Marquette Park Pavillion which is right on the beach in Miller.

The Barn at County Line Orchard in Hobart.

Other than those, here's a list of the "typical" banquet halls if she decides to focus her search on those:

Halls of St. George, Schererville
Villa Cesare, Schererville
Andorra, Schererville
Teibels, Schererville
Patrician, Schereville
St. George, Schererville

Avalon Manor, Merrillville
Radisson, Merrillville
Engineer's Hall, Merrillville
Croatian Center, Merrillville
St. Elijah's, Merrillville
Hellenic Cultural Center, Merrillville
Banquet On The Green, Merrillville
Promendade Hall, Merrillville
Innsbrook Country Club, Merrillville
The Patio, Merrillville

Casa Maria, Dyer

Duneland Falls, Portage
Woodland Park, Portage

River Pointe Country Club, Hobart
Ambassador Banquets, Hobart

Dynasty Banquets, Hammond
The Center at Purdue, Hammond

Chetnik's Memorial Hall, Crown Point
Crown Point Courthouse, Crown Point
White Hawk Country Club, Crown Point

Wicker Park, Highland

Cloister In The Woods, Munster
Center For Performing Arts, Munster

Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton
Waterbird, Chesterton

Strongbow Inn, Valparaiso
Legacy, Valparaiso
Aberdeen, Valparaiso
Old Town Banquets, Valparaiso
Casa Roma, Valparaiso
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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St Mary's in Griffith has a nice place too. It's across the street from the church, not attached.

It has tons of parking too.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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I have attended beautiful weddings at Meyer's Castle in Dyer, the White Hawk CC in Crown Point and Briar Ridge in Munster.
Have fun with the planning.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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The Inn at Aberdeen, mentioned above, is a beautiful place.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Dynasty Banquets, Hammond on Calumet near the Toll Road, very nice inside. Also, you can have an outdoors wedding in Whiting on the Lake Front at the park. If you are looking for a photographer who has done them there here is a website ImagePerfectPhotography.com
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:44 AM
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We went to a reception at the Avalon Manor on route 30 in Merrillville or Hobart,(??) last year. It was really nice. They have a long staircase the bridal party can descend, for pictures mostly. They have a beautifully wooded area behind the dining room with large glass windows and it’s lighted up at night. Go take a look at it.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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ok listen ladies what ever you do dont have anything at the ambassadow banquet hall in hobart in it use to be very nice 3years back but know it has gone to the dogs its good and clean with a naked eye but trust me its not and nothing there is homemade like they say it is its all frozen and dont dare ask if you can take the leftovers cause while you are dansing the supposed cooks are taking it to there other resturant to be resold that night or the special the next day and the manager know what a joke she was a hostess at there other resturant and there cheif well lets just say if you want a cheif that also is the person that cleans the toilets that is just nasty please dont go there ladies
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