The 8 Most Instagrammable Places in Indianapolis
Looking for the most Instagrammable places in Indianapolis? Then Peerspace has you covered! After all, Indianapolis has no shortage of Instagram-worthy locations. The Circle City is home to the world’s largest children’s museum, a world-class zoo, and tons of historic buildings and public art. But, if you want to take your feed beyond these places, then you might need to venture deeper into the city.
Thanks to its creative community and innovative entrepreneurs, Indianapolis is home to Instagrammable sites that go well beyond the tourist hot spots. Our list of the eight most Instagrammable places in Indianapolis includes several of these picture-perfect places, from bespoke eateries to photo studios and posh event venues. Many of these places are available to rent through Peerspace, the platform dedicated to helping you find Instagrammable places for your personal and professional projects. Let’s get started!
1. See and be seen at Vogue
The Vogue Nightclub is one of the most historic clubs in the city. It also happens to be one of the most Instagrammable places in Indianapolis. It opened in Broad Ripple in 1938 as a movie theater and has since then hosted some of the most popular music acts after reopening as a nightclub in 1977.
You can be a part of Vogue (and Instagram!) history after booking time here through Peerspace. Check it out whether you’re hosting an event or a production. This spacious and welcoming theater can serve as a momentous backdrop to commemorate your time in Indianapolis.
2. Take chic and elegant snapshots at Laurel Hall
Laurel Hall was built to be the home of one of Indiana’s wealthiest families in 1916. Since then, however, the mansion has become modernized, transforming into one of the nicest-looking venues in town. It’s a great site for weddings, conferences, or any special event — anything photographed here is going to look exceptional.
The immaculate grounds add to the magic of this place. So be sure to have your camera ready both inside and outside the venue. Large arched windows let in plenty of natural light, and they also make for great backdrops in and of themselves.
3. Enjoy exposed brick, coffee, and ballroom dancing at Neidhammer
The Neidhammer is a fantastic industrial space that underwent restoration to become an incredible modern event venue. Huge windows light the space well. Plus, the plaster walls and exposed brick you’ll find everywhere make for a unique backdrop for any photo.
While the building is set up for events and weddings, you’ll find the Neidhammer’s home to a coffee shop, too, so hit up the cafe with a camera in hand. Believe us when we say you won’t be disappointed. In addition, the Neidhammer frequently hosts special events, like a karaoke night and ballroom dancing.
4. Take sunlit selfies on the rooftop of Mavris Arts and Event Center
Twelve years of restoration turned this industrial brick building into the modern venue that it is today. Bringing those new amenities to the Mavris Arts and Event Center didn’t sacrifice anything aesthetically. In fact, you’ll still find exposed brick and wooden beams throughout. This is a space that continues to make you feel as if you’re stepping into the past.
The main space is brightly lit, on account of it being surrounded by windows. In addition, weddings look amazing here, and it’s a great spot for corporate events, too. Regardless of what you’re attending at Mavris, get ready to produce amazing work in one of the most Instagrammable places in Indianapolis.
5. Shoot lifestyle content as this light-filled downtown home
This historic and sunny home in the heart of Bates-Hendricks will light up your Instagram with all the lifestyle content options you find. It’s a 2,200-square-foot home with a vintage minimalist vibe that will translate beautifully in photos. Take milk bath snaps in the clawfoot bathtub while the window bathes you in ethereal natural light. Or shoot a video of you cooking up something delicious in the farmhouse-style kitchen, complete with subway tiles and stylish lighting. Everything you capture here will look gorgeous.
6. Take your food and drink Instagram game to the next level at Bar One Fourteen
Speaking of cooking, take the night off and let someone else do the gourmet chef thing for you. Because when it comes to bespoke cocktails and meals, you won’t find anything better than the offerings at Bar One Fourteen. This luxury microbar will take your breath away with its inventive drinks, and impressive menu — even the bar glasses have gorgeous designs on them. And, on top of that, the place looks extraordinary!
This excellent, moody bar has plenty of dark woods and patinated brass, and dark gray walls complete the aesthetic. You’ll be snapping amazing food photos in no time, all while enjoying some tunes on their vintage Quicksilver Audio reel-to-reel — grab the bar seat closest to this piece of great equipment so it can be featured in the background of your shots.
7. Attain studio-quality Instagram status at Elements Collective
If studio work is more your speed, then check out Elements Collective. Many photo studios will not provide lighting equipment — or they may only do so for an additional fee — but Elements Collective hooks you up from the start. Their Profoto gear is the best on the market, and the 1500-square-foot studio gives you plenty of room to spread out for your shoot.
The friendly staff is happy to walk you through using the lights if you’re new to studio photography (they even teach workshops). However, if you know what you’re doing, you’ll have plenty of room to breathe. Feel free to bring your own equipment as well — the studio is on the first floor of its building and easy to access, so hauling in your gear won’t slow you down.
8. Get retro in this vintage Shasta camper
Last but far from least is one of our favorite Instagrammable places in Indianapolis — this retro Shasta camper home! This adorable white and turquoise camper is conveniently parked in Hillside and has amazing style inside and out for your shoot. Between the wood-paneled interior, the striped canopy above the front door, and the black and white checkered floor, you can create eye-catching content that shows off your talent at finding amazingly unique and photogenic spaces.
Instagrammable places in Indianapolis: conclusion
We hope you’ve dug these stylish and historic spaces as much as we have! Indianapolis is home to amazing public art and tons of great museums, all of them deserving of some love on Instagram. So, feel free to walk around and explore the city a little.
These locations are a great start, but there are plenty of more places to explore on Peerspace. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to discover and rent hidden gem spaces in cities across the globe. Check out what we have in Indianapolis and beyond today!