The holiday season is a common time of year when many lucky couples celebrate their relationship with an engagement.  As someone who planned her own Hamilton County, Indiana wedding a few years ago, I know the process can be overwhelming because you want to be creative, fun, happy - all within a budget. Below are a few of Hamilton County's well-known and unique ceremony and reception locations that are perfect for your special day!* Well known: Ritz Charles - Ritz Charles is a beautiful location filled with elegant ballrooms perfect for a wedding of any size. The on site chapel, allows you to have your ceremony and reception in one convenient location. Also, if you want an outdoor feel no matter what the weather, check out the Garden Pavilion. This glass-lined spot is ideal for a one-of-a-kind wedding.

The Mansion at Oak Hill - Whether your wedding reception is for 25 or 225, the Mansion at Oak Hill can accommodate your group. This renovated 1940s mansion offers a large ballroom with an attached porch for your guests. Take scenic pictures overlooking the lush green trees and dine on a menu designed especially for your big day.

Fountains Banquet & Conference Center - Dazzle, cherish and impress when you host your reception in the beautiful facility. Sit back and relax as the Fountains staff takes care of your every wedding whim.

Fishers Conference Center - Conveniently located in the middle of several quality hotels is the Fishers Conference Center - making for a safe stroll back to a room for the night instead of a drive home. Work with their expert chef on what to serve your guests, then turn up the music and toast to your new life!

Palomino Ballroom - A leisurely drive to Northern Hamilton County will take your guests to a gorgeous ballroom - which offers divine food, pretty views and a great staff ready to make your dream wedding a reality.

Indiana's Premier Golf - Golf courses are known for their gorgeous views - so why not use that view as the backdrop to your wedding pictures?  Whether you want a more traditional wedding location, a more rustic option or a simple green view, the golf courses of Hamilton County can accommodate your needs for an unforgettable day.

Unique: Stonycreek Farm - This Noblesville farm has been home to Pumpkin Festivals and Country Christmas celebrations for several decades.  Set within a backdrop of beautiful trees and a real nature feel, this is a grand location for any outdoor wedding.

Forest Park This large park is full of flowers, trees, trails and laughing children. Here, your ceremony can be set amongst tall purple flowers and green grass. Cherish photos of you and your groom riding the Carousel, and encourage friends and family to play a round of miniature golf. For smaller parties, host your reception at Forest Park Inn.

Coxhall Gardens For an outdoors wedding (tent rental is available- just in case) in an unforgettable place, visit Coxhall Gardens. With the large amphitheater, ponds, fountains and, coming soon, a tulip garden, you will walk down the aisle in a classy, yet unique, way. 

The Barn at Conner Prairie Make your wedding go down in history! For a down-home wedding, choose from the historic Featherstone Barn, a private retreat house nestled in the woods (other ceremony and reception locations are available at Conner Prairie). T

he Fern of Westfield For a small wedding or rehearsal dinner, visit the Fern of Westfield, a newly renovated home ideal for an intimate gathering of your closest family and friends.

Heron's Hideaway This hidden gem in Sheridan is a great place for a wedding; offering picturesque views, catering options and a private setting.

Below is a list of places to find your dress, your photographer and more: Dress: J'Ann & Company, All About Brides. Also visit Pillow Talk Boutique for the perfect things to wear under your dress! Photographers: Bizila & Associates, Erin Hession Photography, Goldberg Photography and Zach Dobson Photography Video: IndyVisual Make-up: The Make-Up Studio by Danielle Wilson Hair: 28 Star Studio, Paris Salon, and Chateau Bijou Salon & Spa Florists: Seven Sisters Florist Music: Disc Turner's Mobile DJ, TLW Entertainment, and Cocktail Sax Jazz Band Transportation: Lew White Tours, TLC Limousine Service, and Antique Limousine What other unique wedding ceremony & reception ideas do you all have? *For a bridal guide or assistance with your own Hamilton County wedding needs, please feel free to contact our Sales Manager, Kori Stark at 317-660-4043 or