As a wedding photographer who services Chicago, southwest Michigan as well as Northwest Indiana I see a lot of different wedding venues. Usually a few times a year though I travel a mere 5 minutes to the Old Crown Point Courthouse for everything from Bridal Portrait Sessions to engagement sessions and of course weddings. Today’s post is all about Crown Point weddings, specifically the Old Crown Point Courthouse and Maki Ballroom.
An historic building that was erected in 1878 is going to give a photographer many different opportunities to stretch their creative muscles. The third floor is home to the old city court and is where the ceremonies take place. Just outside in the hall is the vintage floor with it’s balcony as well as wonderful window light with darkened staircase.
I’ve had many couples “go retro” with a vintage styled wedding. Kelly and Matt went all out with a 1920’s theme complete with paperboys, vintage wedding dress and more. Other clients simply let the Romanesque stylings of the landmark property provide the sole backdrop.
The outside area of downtown Crown Point (especially now with all of the aesthetic improvements taking place), is popular for wedding photos no matter where the ceremony. Often when I shoot at nearby St. Mary’s Church we will walk down to the Crown Point Square for pictures.
By booking the Maki Ballroom you will have access to the basement area of the historic building with it’s unique brick and jail cell backdrops. The beautiful chandeliers adorning the ballroom look great in first dance pictures.
Whether or not your wedding is taking place at the Old Crown Point Courthouse or not, please do fill out the Contact Form here to inquire about wedding photography for your big day. I hope you have enjoyed this look at various weddings in and around downtown Crown Point.