You are getting married. You still can hardly believe it. Yet, the to-do list that sits in front of you has a sneaky way of snapping you back to reality. The fact is that before you embark on a lifetime of wedded bliss, there are parties to plan and friends to see and a ton to celebrate. But where to go to commemorate should not be stressing you out. In fact, Northwest Indiana has a plethora of venues perfect for each and every event, whether it’s a rowdy bachelor party or a refined rehearsal dinner.
Let’s take it step by step.
A bridal shower is usually one of the first formal events that announces to the world that "Yes, I’m really getting married!” Gathering family and friends to celebrate this joyous event is important, along with the place you decide to congregate in. Serving Northwest Indiana for over eight years, Gino’s Steak House in Dyer serves as a wonderfully refined venue for such an occasion. Awarded numerous times for "Best in the Region," Gino's staff strives every day to provide the best in customer service and quality food. The restaurant offers USDA Prime meats and is actually one of the few places in the area to offer a Dry-Aged Selection. Hosts Dean Frangos and Steve Vlahos have gone far in creating a downtown Chicago atmosphere in Northwest Indiana, and Gino’s Steak House’s private rooms are perfect for any wedding shower or formal event such as a rehearsal dinner.
“No matter the type of event, the important thing for any wedding couple is making sure their guests have a good time,” explains Frangos. “We have a ton of experience in making sure this happens via our eight venues here in the Northwest Indiana area.”
For something a bit different when it comes to a shower or bridal party get-together, consider giving Jelly a try. With a new location in Dyer, Jelly is known throughout the area for their delectable breakfasts, featuring everything from large omelettes to crêpes to amazing skillets. Indeed, Jelly definitely offers quite the variety to serve every palate. And as their name suggests, the homemade jellies are not to be missed. The flavors, from pina colada and jalapeno pepper to basic strawberry and grape, are switched daily and can be purchased for a delightful take home gift for your guests! Thirsty? The Dyer location of Jelly has a liquor license and will serve limited drinks including Bloody Marys, mimosas and wine during brunch and lunch. Make sure to check out their outdoor seating during the warmer months and a semi-private area for groups to gather for parties of all occasions. Private parties are also welcome in the evenings with a special dinner menu.
Of course, before anyone takes one step down the aisle, they deserve an unforgettable night with their friends. A number of places are custom made for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, or perhaps a co-ed shower? For the music lovers out there, look no further than Buddy & Pal’s Place. From acoustic and live bands to the area’s top DJs, Buddy & Pal’s Place truly has something for everyone! The patio serves as a perfect place for an outdoor toast to the bride and groom, or get your competitive juices going with a friendly game of bags. Of course, Buddy & Pal’s Place is also home to 13 HD flat screens, including one 10-foot high-def projection and an extensive menu of favorites such as pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Wash it all down via a full bar with 11 beers on tap and an impressive drink menu.
The newest venue on the block opened just last year and is perfect for a pre-wedding get-together. Bullpen Luxury Bar & Grill is not your ordinary sports bar. Definitely with an upscale twist, Bullpen Luxury Bar & Grill is the perfect place in Schererville for a bachelor party, whether a private party or a casual gathering. Yes, there are 17 large screen plasma TVs and always 12 beers on tap. Yet, it’s the outdoor patio that really makes the Bullpen the hottest place to hang out. There’s also Longshots, which creates the same sort of atmosphere right there in Schererville. Most of their menu items are under $10, perfect for those saving up for the big day.
So when you are looking for places to celebrate your upcoming wedding day, look no further than Northwest Indiana . . . we have everything you will ever need.