Host Your Event Here

The Downtown Canal Walk located in the heart of Downtown Indy is one of the area’s most desirable wedding, run/walk and special-event locations.  This three-mile loop offers unique event spaces offering breathtaking skyline views, majestic fountains and tranquil settings.

Canal Loop
The Downtown Canal Walk is the perfect location for your small-to-medium-sized run or walk event. The versatility of this space along the Canal, which includes a leg into White River State Park, allows room to set up registration booths, plenty of warm-up locations and more. The Canal is 1.5 miles long making the walkway loop around it perfect for a 5K or 10K runs/walks. Popular walks that use the Canal Loop are: FDIC Courage & Valor 5K, Walking for Dreams, Kidney Walk, Spotlight on Nursing 5K and many more.

Accommodations and Fees
Up to 500 People – $250 base fee for the City’s portion of the Canal Walk. Additional fees may apply to reserve event space, tenting, etc.
More than 500 people – Too large for the Canal Loop. Please contact White River State Park for availability and pricing at (317) 249-2712 or email their events team for more information.


Admiral Spruance Basin and Community Service Plaza
Situated at the headwaters of the Canal, this expansive area sits high above the Canal boasting breathtaking views of the Indianapolis skyline, large water features and convenient locations making the Admiral Spruance Basin the ideal location for your wedding, special event or start/finish line for a run/walk. The Basin includes the Community Service Plaza which sits below Buggs Temple.

Tent size – up to 30 x 45
Chair seating – up to 200
Full day – $950
3-hour time block – $475
Run/Walk nonprofit – $250
Handicap accessible

Walnut Street Basin
Situated next to the Walnut Street bridge, this section of the Canal contains plush grassy areas which encompass the fountain in the middle of the basin.  The pedestrian walkway serves as an avenue for access to both sides of the Canal.  This is a quiet spot to hold a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Tent – up to 30 x 40
Chair seating – up to 300
Full day – $750
3-hour time block – $375

Vermont Street Plazas
This is one of the most popular sites along the Canal for hosting weddings and special events.  Two magnificent fountains flank each side of the Canal offering awe-inspiring backdrops for your event.  A stone and wrought iron bridge connects both sides of the Canal making Vermont Street a great location for a ceremony and reception at the same site.

Tent – up to 40 x 80
Chair seating – up to 500
Full day – $1,250
3-hour time block – $625

Ohio Street Basin
This site is tucked away from the busy street life offering a romantic setting for smaller, intimate weddings and special events.  This site offers many creative spots to make your event unique and special.

Chair seating – up to 90
Full day – $550
3-hour time block – $275

Interested in one of these locations?

Check our event calendar for availability. If your date and venue are available contact us for an event application.