One of the interesting aspects of working with Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering is getting to know more about many of the event spaces in and around Indy.

One of the venues we unhesitatingly recommend – especially for weddings -- is Morgan Acres. Located in Hancock County, this lovely space consists of five beautifully maintained acres complete with vineyard, brambles, orchard, pond and plenty of outdoor sites for special events. Take a look at this video: (https://www.morganacresindy.com/why-morgan-acres.html)

Morgan Acres also has some especially unique features:

Amenities:

The Barn includes a bridal suite, kitchen, (2) full bathrooms, loft seating and dance floor. Two large sets of barn doors in front and back open, inviting natural lighting and air flow.

The large main loft is joined to two balcony sections by arched, wooden walkways. The upper sections can seat up to 175 with additional seating on the main level and is ADA accessible. An outdoor deck is available for expanded seating or outdoor activities.

Originally part of a 1000-acre farmstead reaching from Cumberland Road into Hancock County, the house & main barn were built from the trees grown on the property. The Grand Barn has been restored to maintain its original integrity and design. The property remains a historically significant piece of Indiana history and is eligible for the Indiana Historic Registry.

Multiple wedding packages available. Plus -- Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering has catered large and small events here numerous times. We hope to cater your wedding at Morgan Acres this wedding season!

Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering has some truly lovely outdoor venues available from which to cater your next event. Hawks Point Acres in Anderson is one of our favorites.

Hawks Point Acres’ location in Madison County renders it an ideal crossroads for guests meeting up from Indianapolis, Muncie, Kokomo, Greenfield, and other eastern Indiana cities.

But it’s the romantic newly built barn on the tree-covered seven acres, it’s ideal for weddings and other special occasions – and recognized by The Knot “Best of Weddings” 2023.

Built in 2016, Hawks Point barn offers 2,000 square feet for up 175 people to enjoy. Party-perfect amenities include: three indoor bathrooms, heating and air conditioning, three crystal chandeliers, twinkle lights, organza draping, numerous pieces of rustic décor such as wine barrels, crates, old doors, multiple wooden signs and chalkboard signs. It’s truly a hidden gem (https://www.hawkspointacres.com/take-a-tour/).

It all adds up to a perfect place for your beautifully and deliciously catered wedding party and reception. Best part? Jacquie’s planning team will be happy to help you book a tour and choose your date, simplifying your party-planning!

Twenty years ago, when Jacquie Bols opened Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering for business, we intentionally set our standards high.

We knew Indy’s catering scene was already well represented but -- we didn’t see anyone else talking about sustainably-sourced, Indiana-grown, and ethically-raised free-range meats, and organically grown greens.

Plus – we put that very important word “Gourmet” right in our name. We believed we could prepare and serve gourmet meals that taste every bit as good as they present – and be responsibly and locally grown.

Twenty years on, it feels good to be honored for our accomplishments especially since our customers AND the industry are bestowing these accolades:

Thank you!

That noted, we certainly aren’t resting on our laurels. We continue to expertly cater all kinds of private parties, from backyard bashes to thank you breakfasts:

Our meals come out looking beautiful, served at just the right temperature, and tasting delicious. Every time. Because our reputation depends on that.

 

Talk about a great location to host a party! The Bullseye Event Center (https://bullseyeeventgroup.com/bullseye-event-center/) is located directly across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium, offering amazing views of the stadium as well as the downtown Indy skyline.

Bullseye Event Center, one of Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering’s newer event centers, has the ability to open its 2 glass overhead doors to open the walls of the pavilion, making it an open air venue, weather permitting. Building capacity ranges from 750-1000 people depending on set up and use of outdoor spaces. Although its occupancy is up to 1000, the space is climate-controlled and extremely flexible, offering perfect sized areas for smaller capacity event sizes, as well.

Inside Bullseye Event Center (BEC), the 9,500 square foot aesthetic is distinctly warehouse in feel with a stainless steel air duct system above a flat black ceiling. The floors are polished acid-washed concrete. However, the amenities are very upscale including:

The BEC Indoor/Outdoor Pavilion is equipped with Hampstead retractable windows and doors creating amazing indoor and outdoor space. With a click of a button, the retractable 16 foot by 16 foot windows open up creating open air space. Cold and rainy? Another click retracts the state-of-the-art windows.

Whether it’s a big wedding, trade show, sporting event, corporate gathering, social event, or a non-profit charity event, the next level of hospitality in Indianapolis is with Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering at The Bullseye Event Center.

 

 

 

 

First, congratulations! Life IS good, and you deserve to choose the type of wedding and reception you want for your special day.

Very likely, you already have a pretty good idea of what you do – and absolutely don’t -- want to do on your wedding day. But whether you want to go BIG or just family and close friends, that still leaves a lot of little details to consider.

Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering wedding planning team has helped lots of second-timers with their receptions – for which we have adopted a slogan we embrace fully. Life is too short to worry about what others might think.Absolutely,” nods owner Jacquie Bols, “Just do what feels right for you.”

Here are some pretty cool ideas to use – or not -- from the happy couples we’ve worked with recently:

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS

2. THE VENUE

The place you choose for your wedding and reception will set the tone for the day. That’s why we recommend choosing a place that has meaning for you both.

We have lots of experience with venues and are happy to help in your decision. We can give you the scoop on everything from parking to best places for live bands – to guest capacity.

3. WHAT TO WEAR

4. CEREMONY IDEAS

5. TO GIFT OR NOT TO GIFT

6. FOOD AND BEVERAGES

We can pull together the ideal menu for your group, large or small. We have great suggestions on what’s trending, what foods pair well, and how to set things up to look great while satisfying a multitude of palettes and appetites.

Let’s talk about what you want

When you’re ready to set ideas in motion, give us a call. As you can see, we have lots of ideas. We’re happy to help make your second time around absolutely memorable -- and lots of fun!

 

 

Westfield’s West Fork Event Center is one of Indy’s newest and hippest centers to book a party – and we’re pleased to be one of the approved vendors.

The fresh new event center is part of the Indianapolis-based West Fork Whiskey Co., home to several distillery-themed restaurants and centers.

Often referred to as “West Fork Whiskey,” the event enter is a part of a 30,000-square-foot facility includes expanded distillery operations, as well as a restaurant, cocktail lounge, event center and retail space – located across the street from Westfield’s Grand Park Sports Campus at 10 E. 191st Street.

Upstairs in the attached Mezzanine, located above the working distillery and overlooking the The MASH House restaurant, parties up to 90 guests can be accommodated.

For larger groups of up to 300, the West Fork Event Center itself is austere, open and starkly designed for maximum impact. It is an ideal place for a holiday or corporate party -- or any type of large gathering. Great vibe and fantastic contemporary space -- not to mention a cozy dressing room for getting ready for your event.

We are having a great time celebrating at this new place, and would love to see you there – so book early to get the date you want. Bottoms up!

Once you’ve decided on a time, date and place for your wedding reception (or really, any special event), the next big decision is what to serve. And that, for many clients, can a decidedly complicated decision.

Here’s what to consider, from the experienced event planners at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering:

Once you have taken all of the above into consideration, we can help you come up with a palate-pleasing menu that meets your requirements.

A good place to start is by heading to our website and looking at our 5 top menus https://www.jacquies.net/wedding-menus/. Our event planners can sit down with you and add and subtract menu items, or come up with something unique to suit your needs. That includes planning a bar menu as well.

Got a question about food pairings? An idea about something you’d like to serve? We can help you with answers and all kinds of helpful ideas.

Next comes the fun part. We can schedule a time for a taste-testing, so you can actually sample what you wish to serve. It’s a great way to feel comfortable about your upcoming event.

Let’s get started on making your event memorable and delicious!

What’s better than a relaxed outside event with great catered food paired with highly sip-able wine? (Uhh… nothing we can think of!) We think that combination is pretty tough to beat, which is why Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering team enjoys recommending Mallow Run Winery for summer and fall outdoor parties.

Mallow Run Winery, 20 minutes south of downtown Indy (located on West Whiteland Road in Bargersville, Indiana), is a great place to taste award-winning wines or see a summer concert – but it’s also a fantastic venue in which to host your next event. We know this well, having been one of Mallow Run’s preferred caterers since it opened.

The Sycamore event barn is just west of the winery. There are three event spaces inside, each one rustic, romantic, and airy, with room for well over 200 – including plenty of space for parking. The barn includes a catering kitchen, bridal suite, outdoor deck, and of course, access to the historic Mallow Run tasting room. Mallow Run also functions well for holiday parties, corporate events and fundraisers. Jacquie’s Catering team finds the Sycamore kitchens top notch – and is happy to serve your event inside or out – or both.

Of course, it adds to any party to incorporate the fabulous wines available at Mallow Run into your event! Jacquie’s team happily pours Mallow Run wines from zesty Zinfandels to red blends, estate rose’ and blush, heck, even rhubard wine – a popular summer favorite. Mallow Run Winery is also known for its sparkling wines, classic whites, and hard ciders.

Warm weather is ideal for hosting a party at Mallow Run. For more details, find The Sycamore at Mallow Run on our Event page, visit to https://mallowrun.com, or call (317) 422-1556.

 

 

 

 

Want to have a smaller wedding but also want to be sure the food is fantastic and the day goes smoothly? We have your back at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering.

We are happy to work with a smaller budget – in fact, we do this quite often. We’ve found that tight budgets don't necessarily mean a muted celebration. It just brings out the creativity in brides …and our helpful party planners!

There are tons of unique ways to work with a smaller budget when planning your ceremony and reception details. Lucky for you, Jacquie Bols has lots of ideas and lots of experience in this area.

Here are her top 5 tips for planning small weddings: 

 When it comes to food planning, we can help you cut corners without short-changing on taste and quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It kind of depends on your reference point. A gourmet can be a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate, according to Oxford Dictionary.

Wikipedia classifies gourmet food as any food of high quality and/or rarity, crafted to deliver exquisite taste and presented in a pleasing fashion. At Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, we like that definition and feel it suits what we bring to every catered event we host.

That doesn’t mean that we only serve fancy upscale events or plated dinners. Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering does simple meals to stately events, low-key relaxed affairs to upscale and trendy, breakfast buffets to exotic appetizers and amazing cocktails.

No matter what type of food we serve, you can bet that we source super-high quality cuts of meat, fresh and locally sourced herbs, veggies and fruits, and that our baked and dairy goods are ultra fresh and expertly baked.

We make sure each and every dish wears the name ‘gourmet’ well – crafted to deliver exquisite taste – and presented in a pleasing fashion. We know that’s what our customers have come to expect from us, and we don’t intend to let them down.

We are always happy to talk about upcoming events, provide ideas about dishes, discuss price-points, venues, and even décor. And of course, when you’re ready to nail down your favorite gourmet dishes for an upcoming event, we will happily prepare samples for your gourmet palate.

We hope to wow you soon!

 

 

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