The Pavilion

Plan an Event at the Marquette Park Pavilion

With a wide range of special event venue options, Marquette Park provides a grand backdrop for business and social events. Whether it's an exclusive event for 350 people or an intimate gathering for ten specially invited guests, Marquette Park offers options for any type of gathering. The grand facilities, unparalleled natural setting, excellent service, and first-class cuisine offer the perfect balance of comfort and luxury within a relaxed atmosphere, which will impress your guests and guarantee a successful event. For hosting a special event in Northwest Indiana, there's nowhere else like Marquette Park. The Marquette Park Pavilion can accommodate up to 500 guests, and offers a range of interior and exterior event venues.

Marquette Park Pavilion and Grounds

The historic Marquette Park Pavilion is home to a number of event venues capable of hosting  events year round.  In addition to the event spaces listed below, the first floor of the Pavilion has a welcoming vestibule and lobby with separate men’s and women’s restrooms. A coat check room is located off the lobby with a service counter, built-in wood shelves, and cabinets for coat storage during events. Venue spaces to rent include:

Ballroom and Mezzanine Dance Pavilion Formal Lounge Lower Terrace North Garden

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Picnic Pavilion

A small open air Picnic Pavilion, built in the mid-1990s, is located north of the Marquette Park Pavilion, across the lagoon. It is a brick masonry structure with limestone trim and a clay tile roof. Its style and detail are similar to the Marquette Park Pavilion. The Picnic Pavilion contains public restrooms and the grounds are a designated picnic and grilling area, it may be reserved for outdoor special events.

Two small covered picnic structures and one large covered picnic structure are located between the Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium and the Marquette Beach Concession building on the north side of Oak Avenue. The structures are designated grilling areas. The large picnic structure is ADA accessible.

Picnic Pavilion and Grounds        

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Outdoor Ceremonies

Marquette Park offers many venue options for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

We can also accommodate beautiful beach ceremonies

Outdoor Ceremonies        


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1 North Grand Boulevard • Gary, IN 46403
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