Built in 1927, the Indiana Roof Ballroom is a banquet facility in downtown Indianapolisthat has been touted far and wide as the most danceable floor in the whole world. In fact, dignitaries the world over have enjoyed this first-class facility and its 15,700 square foot space, created solely for the purpose of entertaining groups of 25 to 1500 in the heart of Indianapolis.
During the Big Band era, the Indiana Roof Ballroom was in its heyday. From the 1950s until the 1980s, as interest declined in ballroom dancing and big band music in Indianapolis, so too did interest decline in the Ballroom. But after the now-famous Indiana Repertory Theatre took over the street-level section of the building, it didn’t take too long for the Ballroom to become a newly-renovated, glistening showcase for events of all kinds.
The Indiana Roof Ballroom today boasts a world-class sound and light system, and the technical staff to go with it. The exclusive Encore Caterers routinely work with the Ballroom’s professional staff to provide irreproachable food and service. Encore Catering maintains a staff on site.
One of the first things visitors notice about the Ballroom is its Spanish Baroque architecture, duplicating a Spanish village, complete with red-tiled roofs and stucco facades. Overhead presides a 40-foot dome to ooh and ahh over, with its crescent moon peeking through clouds in the indigo night sky landscape.
Just outside the doors of the Indiana Roof Ballroom are Indianapolis attractionssuch as the Indiana State Capitol Building, Circle Centre Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana Convention Center and Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. The Ballroom is also right next to some of the best hotels in Indianapolis like the Embassy Suites and Conrad Hotel.
Groups from senior proms to weddings to presidential presentations have rented the Indiana Roof Ballroom for an unforgettable occasion. Their professional staff sits with every group representative to make sure all the details are right. They offer the very best in banquet and meeting facilities, including unparalleled atmosphere, dramatic lighting and seating customized for every event, and culinary excellence unequalled anywhere in Indy. One of the regular events to take place in the Ballroom is the annual Indy 500 Snakepit Ball, this is a night of dancing and celebration for the 33 young women selected to partake in the 500 Festival Princess Program. This along with other events such as the 500 Festival Min-Marathon and the 500 Festival Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway culminate with the running of the world famous Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (the Indy 500).
The Indiana Roof Ballroom stages public Indianapolis events such as their Big Band Dance Series. In a time when it is generally economically not feasible to hire a big band, the Indiana Roof Ballroomdoes just that, regularly drawing enormous crowds of jazz and swing fans.
To view a list of upcoming events check out the Indiana Roof ballroom’s website.