Indy's Premier Venue

Parking Information and Directions

The Indiana Roof Ballroom's main entrance is on Washington Street through the Indiana Repertory Theater Building. We are also connected to the Embassy Suites Hotel/Court Street Parking Garage through the 7th floor, the Circle Center Mall Parking Garages, as well as the 5th floor of the Embassy Suites Hotel and we are just across the street from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.


Embassy Suites

The Embassy Suites garage is attached to our facility and is accessible from Washington and Capitol Streets. The Washington Street entrance is the best entrance to use as sometimes the Capitol Street entrance is closed. The parking rates are $5.00/hour, $22.00/24 Hours.


Circle Centre Mall Garages

The Sun Garage is located underneath Carson Pirie Scott and is accessible from Washington Street.  It is just steps away from our front door or accessible through the Arts Garden. The Arts Garden access closes at 9:45 pm.


The World Garage is located on Maryland Street just one block south of us behind the Hyatt.  In inclement weather, you may use the bridge into the Hyatt and walk through the Arts Garden to reach us without going outside.   The Arts Garden closes at 9:45 pm.

The parking rates are $2.00/hour, $20.00/Maximum. 


Metered Parking

In the downtown area the days and hours of meter operation are Monday through Saturday from 7am to 9pm. The rate for these meters is $1.50 per hour.   Parking at meters on Sundays is free!

All parking meters in Indianapolis accept credit card payments in addition to coins and phone payments. This system is a mix of single space meters and multi-space pay boxes.  Further information on metered parking can be found at .


Additional Garages

For other garage options available to your guests, please see the map attached.


Valet Parking

In the event that IRT has a show the same time as your event, you may arrange to prepay parking for your guests. There may be an additional labor charge depending on the number of guests you wish to park. Please contact Rashel Coulter with Elite Management. or 317-457-1986.


For more information on parking, maps of the downtown area, parking tips and street parking information, please visit Indianapolis Downtown Inc. and for maps and visitors guides please visit the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. For directions on how to get to our facility please click the map below.




IRB Blog

The Indiana Roof Ballroom replicates a quaint, European Village and offers many unique features. 


Here are some items we offer to enhance the look of your event: 


1. 3 crystal chandeliers that can be hung from a truss in the center of the ballroom


2. We now offer a white, pintuck loveseat couch for the bride & groom to sit on at the end of the head table (No charge)


3. Floral arrangements are an important aspect of wedding receptions, and McNamara Florist creates amazing designs (shown below) 



4. Banquet-style seating is available, as well as our traditional round 5ft. tables. The banquet-style tables can be rented from A Classic Party Rental



5. The stage can have an eye-catching look with draping hung from top to bottom



6. Here is an example of the lighting that can be done (Markey's Rental & Staging). This is an outdoor, garden-inspired look, perfect for any color scheme you choose. 


7. New linens are available from A Classic Party Rental, pending availablility: A blush overlay (shown on the head table below) & a champagne sequin linen (shown on the cake table below)


Tell us what you think of these features & how you would utilize them for your event! 

We had the opportunity to be part of this surprise proposal at The Roof!



Congratulations to Danielle & Joey! Their amazing photos were captured by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography. We're looking forward to their beautiful wedding next November! 


Engagement photoshoots can be difficult to plan (location, attire, etc.). Danielle was lucky enough to have hers done during the proposal!


Are you trying to plan your engagement shoot? Here are a few tips:


1.Attire – You don’t have to coordinate your outfits with each other. Whether you prefer a casual or formal look, try to choose solid colors. These tend to photograph better than plaids or florals, for example. Also, try to avoid flashy jewelry, as it will distract from the focus of the photo. (The exception is your engagement ring, of course!)

2.Location – Do you envision your photos inside or outside, or both? Do you want to include a specific location that is special to you two? Think about this and talk it over with your fiancé.

3.Photographer – Spend time researching photographers in your area. Ask friends/family for suggestions and take a look at the quality of the photos each photographer produces. We love the quality of the shots in this shoot!



Interested in having your engagement, wedding or event at the Indiana Roof Ballroom? Contact us for more information! 

The 500 Festival hosted the annual Snake Pit Ball at the Indiana Roof Ballroom Saturday May 23rd. The 500 Festival is responsible for around 50 annual events and programs during the month of May including the 500 Parade and the 500 Mini-Marathon.

This year's theme for the Snake Pit Ball was "Copperhead Lounge" which was styled with a dazzling large chandelier with color changing lights and a spinning glitter race car in the middle. Glamorous white tables and chairs were provided as well as leather couches for the attendees comfort.

Guests walked the Checkered Red Carpet and were greeted with a Cucumber-infused signature drink and the music of DJ Gabby Love. A few notable names in attendance of this year's KeyBank 500 Festival Snake Pit Ball included Pat McAfee, Andrew Luck, Robert Mathis, and Dwayne Allen.

Attendees enjoyed a concert from the platinum selling rock band American Authors. The popular A-Capella group Straight No Chaser and famous cover band 45 Riots also performed at the event.


Throughout the evening, guests indulged on a wide variety of Hors D'eouvres, food stations, and desserts. Delectable items such as hand-rolled Sushi, Korean Bar-B-Q Boneless Short Ribs, Orange Ginger Glazed Chicken and Chili Garlic Shrimp, Brownie Pops, and Cinnamon and Caramel Churros kept guests satisfied!


Celebrity bartender Josh Gonzales, the owner of Thunderbird, was on the scene making some of his signature cocktails at the main bar in the center of the room.

The Indiana Roof Ballroom was thrilled to be part of such a marvelous event and it was an impeccable way for attendees to unwind before the 500 race on Sunday. Contact us at ( for more information on hosting your own memorable event!


   Turner Broadcasting held the event “Indy After Dark” at the Indiana Roof Ballroom Friday April 3rd during the Final Four festivities. Some of Turner’s most popular branded channels include, Carton Network, TNT, TBS, TruTV, and CNN Worldwide.

     The ballroom stage was transformed for a magnificent performance by the band Journey. After the concert, the 1,200 guests were entertained by a DJ for the remainder of the evening.  The Indiana Roof Ballroom was delighted to host this event and it was a great way to start off the Final Four weekend here in Indianapolis.  The Indiana Roof Ballroom is an impeccable location to host large corporate events, as well as weddings and receptions. Contact us for more information on hosting your own unforgettable event!