Officials with the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce believe that Zionsville and its many boutiques and adjoining shops make the city an ideal destination for weddings, bridal showers, and brides buying a wedding dress.
To promote the town’s businesses and vendors, the Chamber held its inaugural Get Married event in Zionsville on April 17th. Chamber officials said they hope to hold the event again in early 2022 and continue to host the event annually.
“The idea is that if we can bring weddings to Zionsville, it will become an economic engine for the whole city,” said Allyson Gutwein, the chamber’s executive director.
Gutwein said it was more than just wedding venues and bridal shops that would benefit from increased interest in a Zionsville wedding.
“It makes very good economic sense to bring people together in large groups, because when they use a facility for a wedding, they also use someone here for the catering and bar service. And then their guests stay in the area and dine in the area and shop in the area. As soon as we can get you here, you can see what a great city we have. “
The more people exposed to Zionsville, the more will want to return, argued Gutwein.
Diane Yows, a wedding and event planner at Make Your Day Events, said Zionsville’s Brick Main Street offers a unique wedding destination away from the more populous areas like Carmel or Indianapolis.
“It’s a small town that I like,” said Yows. “It has that feeling. But it also has a city feel because it’s so close. “
Terry Rake, owner of Titus Bakery and Deli, said if Zionsville brought in more couples looking to get married, it would allow their company to host more weddings.
Everywhere you look, especially in the city center, is so unique. The shops, the architecture, the brick street of course. I just think it’s a beautiful setting. “