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Great Parties Are Our Specialty

We hope that this material will answer some of your questions about Aberdeen Manor. We are a family owned and operated business and we take the responsibility of hosting your wedding and/or reception very seriously. Our wonderful staff is a part of our family as well, and they are all empowered to do whatever it takes to make your day as perfect as humanly possible. Please plan to come visit us soon, and we’ll go over everything together. We hope that you will find Aberdeen Manor to be a warm and friendly, welcoming place to visit. We understand that a wedding is a big expense, and we’ll try our best to help you through the rough parts. Be assured, it doesn’t matter whether your budget is $2,000, $20,000 or $200,000; we will give your wedding the special, individualized attention that it deserves! Come visit us and see for yourself what Aberdeen Manor has to offer for your wedding!


Megan, Trey, Lisa, Renee, Kara, and Christian


The answer to this is something that varies with each wedding. We tailor our services to each event, providing exactly what you need, so the pricing is also customized. Basically, there are four charges: the ballroom rental, the meal cost, the bar cost, and security. There is also an additional charge to have your ceremony on site. Sales tax and gratuity are applied to the appropriate charges.  We have Sample Invoices available so that you can see how the pricing breaks down.  And we are always up front about the final costs.  There is plenty of time between booking your date and the wedding day to make changes and add or subtract decor/lighting/food items.  If you love the ‘Aberdeen Experience’ but are worried about the costs, please ask about “Off-Season Discounts”

Aberdeen Manor is available any day of the week for a wedding!  There are, of course, significant discounts for weekdays, Monday through Thursday. Thursday weddings are actually very common in other parts of the country, and are gaining popularity here in the Midwest.

We try to make our pricing as “all inclusive” as possible. The rental fee for the ballroom includes: floor-length tablecloths, Gold Chiavari ballroom chairs, all the set up and clean up, plating and serving the wedding cake, cake plateaus, card boxes, and most importantly, the expertise of a wedding consultant to help you plan your Big Day, and to be there throughout the day of the wedding, making sure that everything goes smoothly, from beginning to end.

Aberdeen Manor is perfect for out of towners. As wedding consultants, we can help you with all the aspects of your planning, referrals of competent vendors, ideas, options, and everything in one place for you. We are experts at email communication and have planned weddings with clients in Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, and all over the United States.

The cost for having a ceremony is the same whether you are having your ceremony in the garden, the chapel or anywhere else on site. This is because we devote the entire property to YOUR WEDDING. If you are planning a wedding in the garden, we hold the chapel available for you just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. If you have your wedding in the chapel, you have the garden and the beautiful lobby available for photos before and after. When you have your wedding at Aberdeen, the entire property is yours for that time. We never book another wedding, class reunion, bowling banquet, or anything else, on top of yours.

If you have your wedding in the garden, the white folding chairs are included, as well as any set up and clean up. For a chapel wedding, we include pew bows and fabric aisle runners in both white and ivory, and neutral silk arrangements for the front table and on either side of the ceremony area. Rehearsal time is also included subject to availability, 4 pm or earlier.

Our chapel and garden are non-denominational. You are welcome to have any officiant that you choose. We have referrals for competent officiants available as well.

Our staff provides all of the catering. We have an excellent reputation and our meals are of the highest quality. We use fresh vegetables, top grade meats, and the finest ingredients available. Our rolls are freshly baked, our mashed potatoes are made from real potatoes! We work very hard to provide your guests with a meal that you would be proud to serve in your own home.

Dinners include a salad, with freshly baked rolls, and the entrée with your choice of vegetable and potato or rice. The wedding cake is generally served as dessert and we include plating and serving the wedding cake at no additional charge. We also offer pre-ceremony snacks, soup courses, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, sorbet courses, as well as LATE NIGHT SNACKS (like pizza and hot dogs or hamburgers about 10 p.m.)

We generally limit choices to two entrees, (usually a beef entrée and a chicken entrée.) Most events also have a few children’s meals and vegetarian meals as well. If you decide to offer a choice, you will need to have a place for your guests to respond on their response card for the meal they want. You will also need to keep track of what entrée each of your guests have requested. As an alternative, we offer a “combo plate” where you can add a chicken breast to any other entrée for a very nominal amount. This eliminates all the bookkeeping because every guest receives both entrees on one plate.

Our chef has extensive experience in vegetarian cuisine and will make your vegetarian friends very happy! If the meal needs to be vegan, we can accommodate. We also are very careful with allergy meals and will make sure that your guest can eat their meal with confidence. Just let us know in advance about any food issues among your guests.

Yes we do! These are generally designed for children 8 and under.  Options include Homemade Mac ‘N Cheese, Chicken Fingers and fries and hot dogs. Options include our homemade mac and cheese, chicken fingers and fries, or hot dogs. All served with fresh cut fruit.

The majority of our weddings go with the “house bar”. This includes seven choices of wine, four choices of beer ( 2 in each bar, on tap) and “house” brands of liquor for mixed drinks as well as all the sodas and mixers. The house brands are restaurant brands that are not readily recognized, but are perfectly acceptable for a mixed drink. This is a very complete bar, and most anything that can be mixed on the premium bar can be mixed on the house bar. Premium bars (name brand alcohol) are also available, as well as beer and wine, or soda / non-alcoholic bars.  All of our bar packages include a champagne toast for all of your guests!  Soda bars include a sparkling grape juice toast.

Personalized event decor is our specialty!!  We have hundreds of ways to customize your wedding day from Headtable and Ceiling Decor to Downlighting, Pin-Spotting and Candy tables!  If you have seen an amazing picture on Pinterest, then chances are we can make it happen on your day!  Bring your ideas to your next meeting or share them with us on Facebook, Instagram or any of the wedding websites (The Knot WeddingWire) @aberdeenmanor

The minimums vary with the day, Saturdays being the most, then Fridays, then Sundays.

In order to reserve your day, you need to sign our contract and pay the room rental fee as well as half of the ceremony fee if you are planning to have your ceremony on site.

The balance of your costs are paid a week before the wedding. Once you have a solid number of guests, we can make up an invoice for you so that you can make your payment. You can, of course, make payments toward your event at any time.

We accept cash, personal check, or credit cards for the initial payment. Anything paid within two weeks of the wedding needs to be cash or a cashier’s check. We also offer options to pay online with a payment link.

December through March, we offer significant breaks on both the room rental and ceremony charges as well as providing FREE in-stock centerpieces. If you’re interested, we would love to tell you more–  Just ask about “Off-season discounts.”

Let’s make an appointment!  We offer tours Tuesday-Saturday afternoon with evening hours on Thursday until 8pm.  We will have a designated coordinator or manager available to show you around.

You can call us at (219) 465-7130, or you can email us at Just let us know when would be convenient for you to visit.  Feel free to bring your parents or maid of honor!

When you come to visit us, we will give you a personal tour of our facilities, and a copy of all of our information. We will explain all of the material, go over the pricing, answer any questions, and of course check available dates. We can even make up a sample invoice, based on your choices, that will help you in your planning and budgeting.

We understand that this is a huge decision for you and your families. You are welcome to visit as many times as you need. If you would like to bring parents or grandparents, wedding party members; whatever it takes to help you in your decision making. You are always welcome to visit, before and after you book your date.  Stop in as much as you like to see the ballroom set up for a wedding and get inspired, or to ask questions about specific decor options!

Please visit our YouTube channel for more videos and ideas!